The Natural Surf Lodge is an eco-friendly surf retreat, located on the south Atlantic coast of France, an area famous for its magnificent beach breaks. Stay in our authentic French farmhouse, surrounded by beautiful centuries-old oak trees and experience a lifestyle in tune with nature.
Meet other visitors from all over the world and become acquainted with the local French people and their traditions at the same time.
Learn how to surf in a safe and professional environment and understand why surfing isn't "just a sport".
Our approach is based on:
• Respect for both Nature and person : acknowledgement of the human and environmental relationship
• Humility and respect for the power of the three elements earth, wind, and water
• Exhilarating freedom to be one with a wave and ride it to its completion
• Cultural exchange and sharing among fellow surfing enthusiasts of varying international backgrounds and traditions.
Stephan and Claire and their team will take you to the world famous beach breaks of Seignosse and Hossegor, only 10 minutes drive from the Lodge: enjoy the surf quest and make yourself at home!
The day goes by split between surfing at Casernes' beach and life at the Lodge a laid-back place to enjoy and share. Nicely situated among the pine tree forest and the Etang Blanc (white pond) and Etang Noir (black pond) in Seignosse, we attempt to live with respect to our environment : eco-responsible constructions, renovated with natural and traditional materials combined with self-made recycled interior decoration. The oakery, the skate park, the spacious jacuzzi, the solarium and the chill-out spaces are all integrated into their environment. Spending your surfing holidays with us means surfing, having fun and sharing good moments of with new friends in a relaxing atmosphere.
The Lodge has comfortable bedrooms to welcome individuals or families, and private bungalows for couples. With his artistic touch, Stephan has paid attention to apply an eco-responsible approach and use natural materials (local wood, natural coatry) and energy (solar panels and geothermia) to renovate the Lodge itself and its relaxing equipments (SPA).
The Natural Surf Lodge is the ideal place to surf the beach breaks of the French south-west coastline : we choose the best surfing spots depending on ocean conditions, as well as tourist crowds: In low season we head to Seignosse, Hossegor, Capbreton or down to Hendaye, while in high season we settle on the quiet and charming beach of Les Casernes. The great beach breaks in Seignosse and Hossegor welcome each year many world surfing contests such as Quiksilver Pro, Rip Curl Pro, so this is your chance to surf the same waves as the pros.
At night, Hossegor nightlife is only a short drive away. If you'd like to explore the area, our lodge is only 30 km from the highlights of Biarritz. The Basque country, the Pyrenees and Spain can be reached within a one hour's drive for day hiking or cultural festivities, whenever surfing is not possible.
Spend a fun surf holidays with other teenagers in an eco surf camp close by the mythical spot of Hossegor.
Our experienced team is very careful about teenager needs and the small size of the group as well as shared surf interest help to build up communication and exchange both in French and English as we welcome teenagers from various part of France and Europe.
Includes free access to all surf lodge facilities and equipments :
Surfing is more than just a sport. Surfing is an open-air activity that develops many worthwhile qualities such as perseverance and self-control. Surfing carries a very special state of mind directly related to meeting challenges and the resulting self-accomplishment. Students learn to overcome personal obstacles and limitations through surfing the waves.
They become one with our natural environment, including the three elements that create a wave : earth, wind, and water. Surfing is an ideal medium for growing strong relationships among these three elements and ourselves.
In our surf camps small groups (8 or less) of international visitors (adults and teengaers) meet and exchange experiences, in English, French, or Spanish while learning to surf.