Every summer we like to spend our time with you our WaveSisters Surf Camp in France. Obviously with surfing, Yoga and a lot of relaxing in a hammock or at the long sandy beach of Carcans-Plage. At our WaveSisters surf camp you stay in modern wooden Chalets right in the middle of a pine forest only 300m to the dunes and the ocean.
Arrival and departure day is Saturday. Our surf and yoga weeks start on Sundays.
What our surfcamp offers
- About 20 hours of surf lessons (theory and practice) incl. surf material
- 3x1,5 hour yoga lessons
- Accommodation in a Chalet, each 4 -5 WaveSisters, with 2 or 3 beds per room, 7 nights
- If needed, transfer from the bus station Lacanau-Ocean
|Offer 2018||Prices Low Season |
|Prices High Season|
|Prices Low Season
|Surf Camp Adults||accommodation 7 nights, shared 2-3 bed rooms, surf course 20h (practice and theory, material), Yoga 3 x 90min, pick up from Lacanau if needed||€445||€495||€445|
|Surfari||accommodation 7 nights, shared 2-3 bed rooms, surf material and spot information , Yoga 3 x 90min, pick up from Lacanau if needed||€335||€385||€335|
|Surf Camp Kids||accommodation 7 nights, shared 2-3 bed rooms, surf course 20h (practice and theory, material) or child care, pick up from Lacanau if needed||€395||€455||€395|
|Surf and Yoga Course|
|surf course 20h (practice and theory, material), Yoga 3 x 90min||€275||€275||€275|
|Renting our Chalet, 2km from ocean, in beautiful forest, Oct-May||depending on amount of people (max 6) and travel date||€25||€80|
In the WaveSisters surf camp in Carcans-Plage you will be accommodated in nice newly built chalets. Each chalet has two sleeping rooms, a cosy living room, a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, toilette, terrace and your garden will be the pine forest!
The chalets are self catering. You can cook together or go out in one of the near by Restaurants. Supermarkets, shops and restaurants are just 100 meter away from our surfcamp in the centre of Carcans-Plage.
The chalets are within 300 meters of the beach. The surfcamp is located in the middle of a pine forest. You will find a lot of space around the accommodations to have a barbecue and to enjoy the outside yoga sessions. If you have a hammock, feel free to bring it - there is nothing better than to relax in a hammock after a good day of surfing, yoga and sunshine.
The southwest coast of France
The southwest of France, Aquitaine, is famous for its 300 km long sandy beach and one of the biggest connected woodlands in Europe. The forest offers many lakes and lagoons and plays a major role in the local climate. In the south there are Bayonne and Biarritz and in the north you will find the beautiful french city of Bordeaux. West of Bordeaux is the Medoc region, one of the most famous wine areas in France, which is said to enjoy the highest amount of sunshine hours in the country. Medoc is surrounded by the river Gironde and the lake Arcachon with the biggest sand dune in the world "Dune de Pilar".
Carcans-Plage where our surfcamp is located is right next to the ocean in the heart of the Medoc area. The lovely small village offers shopping facilities, restaurants and bars for surfers and sunbathers. Apart from places to eat, drink and socialize, Carcans-Plage also has a lot of quiet spots. The surrounding forest invites you to explore on foot or by bike. On the beach you can walk for hours with find less and less people around. 3 kilometres further inland you will get to the village Maubuisson. The village lies on the shores of a lake and has a Mediterranean flair with all its sailing boats and yachts. SUP and Kitesurfing is pretty popular there, too. If you follow the coastline south for 10 kilometres you will reach Lacanau, one of the most popular holiday destinations of the Medoc region. Lacanau offers night life, restaurants, bars , more shopping facilities and one of the oldest european surf contest in august.
Getting to the women and girls surfcamp
There are different ways to get to our WaveSisters Surfcamp in France. Below you can see a few suggestions how to travel.
One of the best ways to get to our surfcamp because you are independent on your journey as well as while you are staying with us. Please check with us if you would be interested in other girls sharing the ride. We are happy to forward your details and bring you together with other surfer girls. It is also an option to search for a lift to Bordeaux or alternatively one of the beaches nearby in one the surf forums or on car sharing pages like Carpooling or Mitfahrzentrale. Here you will find a map to Carcans-Plage to find your way to WaveSisters Surfcamp.
The airport of Bordeaux is not that big and therefore sometimes you have to fly via Paris. Be careful when you book the flight because sometimes you will have to change airports in Paris which takes time and nerves. We have listed a few airlines and websites below - there are other airlines depending on your place of departure therefore it is always worth comparing.
From the airport in Bordeaux you can take the Jet'Bus which leaves every 60 minutes to get to Bordeaux bus station (50 min). Then take one of the regional buses. (see below).
From many cities coaches leave towards Bordeaux. It can be a cheaper option to get to our surfcamp but requires some time.
The regional buses leave from the main bus station (Gare Saint Jean) in Bordeaux towards Carcans-Plage. You can take bus number 710 which goes directly to Carcans-Plage. Alternatively you can take bus number 702 to Lacanau-Ocean which leaves more often. The journey costs about 5€ return. Arrange with us to pick you up in Lacanau-Ocean.
A comfortable option is to travel by train to Bordeaux. It is also quick and economical. From Bordeaux you continue your journey by bus to Carcans-Plage.
Spots & Climate
Aquitaine is known by surfers for its multitude of quality waves along the 300 km stretch of beach. Our WaveSisters surfcamp is located on the most beautiful section. The waves break along this sandy beach and are perfectly suited for surfers from beginners right up to advanced. The sand banks are constantly changing from high tide to low tide - it is always worth checking up or down the beach for waves that perfectly suit you. Hossegor is just down the road and plays host to the World Championship Tour in September.
The waves in summer are perfect for you to learn how to surf and enjoy the time in the water. The water surrounding our surf spot in the Medoc area has a nice temperature with 17 to 22 degrees. The air has an average temperature of 25 degrees. You should be feeling comfortable in a 2/3 mm wetsuit. On warm days we even surf without the wetsuit in our shorts and bikinis.
France - like everywhere - can be quite crowded during the main holiday months July and August, because the coastline provides the perfect conditions for surfing and spending a holiday. But it is easily avoided the crowd by walking a few yards away from the area, where the beach is directly accessed from the roads. Even in high season you are able to find a quiet spot on the beach and in the water.
The waves are getting bigger in winter time and make the surf a lot more challenging. The water temperature is falling to around 12 degrees and the air can get crispy cold. We are off in the winter to enjoy the tropical temperatures of the Canary Islands.
If you would like to stay in a single room for 100€ extra a week, please contact us. In any case, we can only confirm it shortly before your arrival.
Book a second week and get a 20€ discount.
Coming back Discount:
If you visit us again you pay 30€ less per week if you book a Surfcamp and 10€ less per week if you book a Surfari. Please let us know when you register that you have been at a surf camp of WaveSisters before.
If you are travelling in a group of more than 4 WaveSisters you are getting a discount of 15% off your booking. Just book all of you at the same time and name your friends when you book and you will get the discount.
Only one discount applies with each booking.