First time solo surf trip

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First time solo surf trip

Postby AP88 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:21 am

I am planning a surf trip down to the Biarritz area at the end of August. No one else can get the time off work so I figured I'd just go by myself.

I'm a beginner/intermediate level surfer from land locked Guildford so can't get to the beach as much as I would like.

Anyone got any advice for a first time solo tripper, know any where good to stay in Biarritz etc, or does anyone want to come along?
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Re: First time solo surf trip

Postby DarcySurf » Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:57 pm

Hi, I've seen loads of people who have had trouble getting accommodation in this area. I looked at staying in Biarritz myself but found it far too expensive. I did however manage to find a really cool place, which is very affordable, just outside Hossegor which is about 30 mins north of Biarritz. It's a great place to be if you like surfing. I can give you the details if you want to know any more about it. E-mail me on if you want to know anymore.

Good luck!

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Re: First time solo surf trip

Postby Biarritz Taxi » Sun Aug 12, 2012 11:18 am

There is a surf hostel in Anglet and another in Biarritz. That would be good a place to meet other surfers of a similar standard.
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Re: First time solo surf trip

Postby Surfing Sam » Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:39 am

Dude that coast of France is SICK! I love that area. There some monster rollers which will totally make your trip -- solo or not. Plus there are a bunch of cute beach bunnies to keep you busy too. I just found these guys on G+ and did a little digging for ya bro. Check this out,Messanges-Surf-School
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Re: First time solo surf trip

Postby AP88 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:53 pm

Thanks for the links guys, much appreciated. I've decided that I'm going to push the trip to outside the school holidays now. Everything should be a bit cheaper - The return flight on Sleezy jet was nearly 4 times as much as the outbound! In fairness its the last weekend of the holidays. But the information will still be heaps useful!

I'm going to check out a couple of breaks around the south Pembrokeshire coast and camp for a couple of days instead. Much cheaper!! From what I read Freshwater West is one of the better ones, anyone been there?
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