french and surf

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Biarritz, a surfers’ paradise!

Whatever your level and your goals, make the most of Biarritz’s world-famous waves on our combined French & Surf course! Open and cosmopolitan, Biarritz is a prime surfing destination and one of France’s most welcoming towns. Come and discover the pearl of the Basque coast!

This is a highly accessible course, perfect for thrill-seekers, set in a city that lives and breathes “surf culture".


  • 20 general French lessons per week: every morning, Monday to Friday (1 lesson = 45 minutes)

  • 5 surf sessions per week: 1.5 hours each afternoon

  • All levels accepted

  • Course begins: every Monday except for beginners who have specific starting dates (see website for dates)

French lessons - 20 lessons per week (15h)

Initial level test : Monday morning at 8.30am

French lessons : Monday 10.10am to 12.30pm. Tuesday to Friday 9am to 12.30pm

  • Development of all 4 main language skills (speaking, reading, writing and listening) and focus on oral communication

  • Qualified, experienced, native teachers

  • International classes of 8 to 12 students maximum

  • Students are placed in classes according to the results of an initial level test

Surf sessions - 5 sessions per week (7.5h)

Monday to Friday afternoon sessions of 1.5 hours - Exact times vary according to tides

Surf sessions take place on the famous Côte des Basques beach, located 10 minutes walking distance from the school. On this beach participants can expect a wide range of waves for all levels. On the first day, an instructor collects the students and takes them to the beach. On the following days students make their own way to the location.
Subject to the weather, we may sometimes need to take the students to other beaches (in which case transport will be included).

  • Fully-qualified instructors of our partner surf school

  • Small groups of 8 students maximum

  • Contents adapted to the needs and levels of the participants

  • All material provided by the surf school (wetsuits and boards)

From November to March : surf sessions will be open with 3 students minimum.

NB: In summer surf lessons take place on the beach of Corsairs in Anglet.


A dedicated accommodation service to organize the right accommodation to suit your requirements (families, residences,hotels, apart’hotels…), subject to availability. At school, studios are also available for rent.

A comprehensive activity programme that allows you to meet other students and discover Nice and the local area thus really making the most of your stay.

Optional activities to be booked and paid for on site.

French & Surf

Useful Information

beginners (A1.1) to advanced (B2)

45 minutes

8 to 12 for French classes
8 maximum for Surf lessons

Surf student in Biarritz

Schedule  2015 

General French 20 lessons
Monday  10:10am to 12:30pm
Tuesday to Friday from
9:00am to 12:30pm


Surf courses :  5 sessions per week (1,5 hours in the afternoon)
1h30 on the afternoon, Monday to Friday

Dates of courses 2015

Courses start : every Monday expcet for beginners (05/01/2015, 02/02, 02/03, 30/03, 27/04, 01/06, 27/04, 01/06, 29/06, 03/08, 31/08, 28/09, 26/10, 23/11/2015)

(minimum 3 participants between November and March)

Price list 2015

French & SURF

1 to 3 weeks

4 to 11 weeks

12 weeks and +

High season*


450 €

420 €

Low season**

455 €

430 €

400 €

+ Registration fee (valid for 1 year in all France Langue schools)

80 €

High season*: July and August

Low season**: September to June

Price list 2016

FRENCH + SURF : 20 lessons + 5 sessions / week

1 to 3 weeks

4 to 11 weeks

> 12 weeks

High season

Low season

High season

Low season

High season

Low season

485 €

460 €

450 €

430 €

420 €

400 €

+ Registration fee (valid for 1 year in all France Langue schools)

80 €

French + mobile SURF CAMP: 10 lessons + 5 sessions / week + 1 evening activity

1 week

2 weeks

445 €

870 €

+ Registration fee (valid for 1 year in all France Langue schools)

80 €