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1 – 10+ weeks
Availability : April - October
Biarritz
Min Age : 16 - 50+ yrs
  • Class duration 45min
  • Monday to Friday
  • 12 students max. / class
  • 20 lessons per week
  • 5 x 1h30 surfing lessons per week
  • Certificate

Surfing Course in Biarritz

Located on the French Atlantic coast, Biarritz is famous for many things such as its story with Empress Eugénie (wife of Napoleon III). After a visit in the 1850’s, Biarritz became her favorite summertime destination. She transformed the sleepy fishing village into a fashionable beach town.

Although the city has kept its charm thanks to its exclusive restaurants, magnificient houses and casinos, today it also attracts a younger clientele.

This has a reason: Biarritz is well-known as Europe’s surf capital, with its long sandy beaches and great surfing conditions all year round.

Our school in Biarritz runs a specific surfing course, giving you the perfect opportunity to combine your French tuition with surfing lessons!

If you are a beginner or you are an experienced surfer, you will enjoy our special programme.

Once you have visited Biarritz’s historical sites and surfed the area’s waves to exhaustion, take some time to explore the cities around like Bayonne for its exquisite gastronomy or try Basque pelota, the traditional sport of the region.

Biarritz is a small town, so it’s easy to meet people and make friends, and you’ll have plenty of opportunities to speak French with the locals!

Details

Dates

Dates for 2020

Every Monday (accommodation from Sunday to Saturday) between 06/04/2020 and 09/10/2020.

To know the arrival dates for complete beginners, please contact us.

Course duration

1 – 10+ weeks

Bank holidays

13/04 • 1/05 • 8/05 • 21/05 • 1/06 • 14/07 • 15/08 • 11/11

Please note that no lessons are provided on French bank holidays.

Prices

French & Surf programme: from €500 per week*

Host family: from €240 per week (sunday to saturday)

Administrative fees : €80

Accommodation registration fees: €80

 

1 week

2 weeks

3 weeks

4 weeks

5+ weeks

20 French lessons + 5 x 1h30 surfing lessons

500

990

1,350

1,800

+450

Incl. half board host family

740

1 510

2,150

2,880

 +730

Incl. full board host family

770

1,575

2,250

3,015

+765

Price Includes

  • 20 french lessons per week
  • 5 x 1h30 surfing lessons a week
  • Transfers from / to the airport (if you stay with a host family)
  • Surfing equipment provided

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Insurance

Optional extras

  • Extra night: 45 €
  • 4 private lessons: €240
  • 10 private lessons: €500
  • Additional activities

The School

Our partner school in Biarritz has more than 15 years of experience and is accredited by the French Ministry of Education. The teachers are all native speakers and are FLE university graduates (diploma of French teaching as a Foreign Language) and have significant teaching experience in France and abroad. Some of them have additional training in other sectors (foreign languages, communication, etc…). 

You will study in a beautiful area not far from the city center which is easily accessible on foot (10 minutes) or with the free shuttle. The school offers a family atmosphere with a maximum capacity of 84 international students.

  • 10 min walk from the town centre and its beaches. A free shuttle service into town is available nearby.
  • A 1905 Basque house, entirely renovated and converted into classrooms with a lovely garden, free wi-fi & student lounge
  • 12 students maximum by class (8 on average)

Programme

This programme is specifically designed to combine french courses and surfing.

Morning lessons are focus on teaching general French. You will improve all your language skills. It covers communication, expression, listening activities, essay planning, grammar and vocabulary, in a group of 13 students maximum (8 on average). A french manual is provided.

Classes take place Monday to Friday, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm (including a 15 minute break). You will attend 20 lessons per week.

5 afternoons per week, you will have 1h30 of surfing lessons.

On the first day, you will take a written and oral French test to assess your language level and assign you to a class. In the afternoon, you will be able to take part on guided tour of the town.

Activities

Your programme includes 5 sessions of 1.5 hours of surfing per week, suitable for beginners or experienced surfers. 

The beaches used for the surf lessons offer a variety of high-quality beach breakers and waves more suitable to beginners. All the surf instructors hold a diploma from the “Federation de Surf” to prove their competence to teach surfing. All the wet-suits and surf boards are provided by the surf school.

If you want to practice longer after classes, you will find equipment to rent near the beach.

In the afternoon or evening, our partner school organises activities for an additional price: rafting, sea kayaking, hiking, basque pelota, visits to museums and traditional villages, cooking classes, etc…

Each activity is supervised by a qualified professional.

We encourage you to join in some organised activities to have fun whilst practicing your French !

Accommodation

Our partner school offers accommodation in a host family. 

We advise you to stay with a local host family. Through living with a family, you will be fully immersed in the country’s lifestyle and improve your french.

Our local host families are vetted and chosen rigorously by our language school partner. Most of them have been hosting for years. The location of their homes is an average 20 minutes on foot from the school.

You have the choice between full or half board.

Accommodation is from the Sunday prior to the course start date until the Saturday after the end of the course (you can book extra-nights).

This programme is available without accommodation. 

Travel

Tips for your trip from Ireland :

Our prices do not include transport from Ireland. Once you have received confirmation of your stay, you will be able to purchase your ticket and provide us with your travel information.

Direct flights from Dublin to Biarritz airport.

Direct TGV trains from Paris ” Montparnasse ” train station.

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