Surfing in Biartiz, France

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Surfing in Biartiz, France

Postby trydyr » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:53 pm

Hey

My friend and I is traveling by train this summer and we are currently planning to surf in France. Both of us has surfed before, but we are in the place between beginner and intermediate. Because a surfboard would be a pain in the ass to carry around in Europe, we need to rent a board. Both of us need boards that are long ( around 7") but we don't want to use the soft surface boards. So if anyone knows a great place to rent good (and hopefully cheap) boards we would be pleased to visit it.

We are going to stay in Biaritz for around 3-4 days, it depends on the conditions and we need a place to stay. The best thing was if someone would let us sleep on their couch, but of course, that is a lot to ask of. Witch means that we probably need a surfcamp or a cheap hostel. If someone knows about a great camp with bed and breakfeast, feel free to post it here!

If someone wants to lend their couch to us, are we two 18 years old boys with a passion for extreme sports. We will of course help out with food and cleaning!
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Re: Surfing in Biartiz, France

Postby Phil64 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 4:10 am

Well boards are not really cheap in Biarritz, Hossegor, season is short,you have to consider 15 euros a day for hire, difficult to find less.
Have a look at http://www.rentasurfboard.com
Accomodation not really either, have you tried the youth hostel in Anglet ? Don't wait too much, they may be already full.
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Re: Surfing in Biartiz, France

Postby Philshoz » Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:06 am

This is the outfit you need........http://oceangypsysurf.com/

I think he has somewhere to sleep also.
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Re: Surfing in Biartiz, France

Postby Biarritz Taxi » Sat Jun 30, 2012 10:05 am

In Biarritz there are plenty of surf shops hiring boards. While some will try and give you foam boards, a few will have better quality ones.
On Rue du Port Vieux there are three or four shops that all rent surfboards. The boards vary in quality and shape.

Shops that I know hire better boards are:
www.surfin-biarritz.com (on Rue du Port Vieux)
www.oceangypsysurf.com I have heard great things about them but they are in Labenne so quite far away from Biarritz. Labenne is on the train line from Biarritz though so if you were desperate you could stop off there on your way.

If you want to couch surf then have a look at this: www.couchsurfing.org

There are two campsites in Biarritz, one near the sea called Biarritz Camping (28 rue Harcet) and the other is out by the airport, Camping de Parme.

I'm currently doing a daily eye ball surf report for MSW at Cote des Basques. You can see it on the Cote des Basques surf report page or go to my website to see the last 10 reports too: http://biarritzairporttransfers.com/bia ... eport.html
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Re: Surfing in Biartiz, France

Postby trydyr » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:43 pm

Thanks for the good advices!

It looks like Oceangypsysurf have some nice boards, but as you say it is quite far away from biaritz. But it's not so important for us to stay in biaritz, so if you know about a hostel or a camp around Oceangypsysurf, shout out!

I have sent out some request at couchsurfing, so I hope someone will take the offer!
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Re: Surfing in Biartiz, France

Postby Biarritz Taxi » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:02 pm

Where Ocean Gypsy Surf is located there are around 10 campsites. They will vary in price and quality. If you google "camping Labenne" you will see plenty of options.
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