Surf Camp 2 // 1 - 5 June 2019
Surf Camp 2 // 1 - 5 June 2019
After the success of the last couple of years we are doing it all over again…..book early and start getting ready…. summer will be back!!!
This year’s dates Saturday 1st - Wednesday 5th June 2019
To book, you can also just send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with payment details.
Come and join the Mamas Surf Club for an authentic surf trip at the world famous surf spot in Guéthary, with local surfers and Basque cuisine.
In June 2017 we launched the first annual Mamas Surf Week in Guéthary a fishing village and cosmopolitan surf mecca on the Basque coast in south west France. It’s a surf trip of all ages. Leave your partners, kids, dogs, cats, jobs and stress at home and join our camp!
The Mamas Surf Club started in Guéthary in 2005. Our aim was to get more women in the water, get rid of the myth that surfing was just for the guys, and have lots of fun. We did and we still do! Our motto was “Out of the kitchen and into the surf.”
This surf camp will combine the original ideas of the Mamas Surf Club with art, expeditions, Basque cuisine and giving you a taste of authentic surf culture built up around the legendary waves along the coast.
We will be staying at the Villa Anvers in the centre of Guéthary, which has an amazing location. Here you can get a moment to reflect and breathe. Look out of your window and see the waves rolling in front of you.
We have the talented Lina Bou with us on this camp, she is the chef who will provide you with a healthy ‘Surfers Breakfast’ to give you energy for the day, picnic lunch for the surf trip and evening meals at Villa Anvers. You can read about Lina on her own page, https://www.linabou.com
There will be surf lessons from Monday to Friday with founder of the Mamas, Johanna Reinhardt, and a team of qualified instructors for all levels from beginners to advanced. This includes coaching, transport around the spectacular Basque coastline to find the perfect waves, a variety of boards to suit your skills, wetsuits and insurance.
We are authorized to bring our surfers to local beaches in Guéthary and Bidart. We go a long way back since the start of Bidart surf school. It was one of the first to be established in this area. Bruno Reinhardt, father of Christophe Reinhardt was a pioneer and wanted to teach the art of surf to people who came to enjoy their holiday on the west coast. He was also one of the first French surfers at the end of the 1950’s who are known as the ‘The Tonton surfers’ (this can be translated to ‘The Uncle surfers’)
Today it’s Christophe and Johanna Reinhardt who run the surf school together with their team of surf instructors. They are respected locals, their team are all licensed with state diplomas and have beach access to the local beaches where the waves are world class. They choose the break according to the surf level of each group. Have a look here for more information on the surf school which is the backbone of the surf camps that now exist as well
This camp include:
4 nights accommodation at Villa Anvers. A newly renovated Basque house divided into 5 apartments, each one equipped with a kitchen corner or a full kitchen.
The positon of Villa Anvers is one of the best spots in Guéthary ocean view and even ocean front positioning of the house. Perfect for a Walking distance to the beach as well as the local restaurants and cafés.
4 big surfers breakfast with healthy products coming from local BIO producers. This will be served and prepared by our own chef Lina Bou who is dedicated to your group during this camp. (You will find ham, cheese, muesli, bread in other words lots of energy for the morning session).
4 picnic lunches to eat on the beach after surfing. Salads and sandwiches all made by our own chef with ingredients coming from local artisans.
3 Dinners in Villa Anvers and one in a local Guéthary restaurant.
4 Surf lessons with qualified instructors in small groups according to your ability, surf spots are chosen on the day. We take you to the spots, don’t need to think about transport to get to the different surf sessions. It depends on your flight times if the surf sessions will be on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday or Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will see nearer the time.
There will be one introduction yoga lesson free of charge by instructor Florence Coudray on the first day. She is available for us on the camp, but you need to pay 10 euro per lesson after the intro lesson. Find out more about Florence here; https://tadasana-yoga.com
All equipment, Roxy wetsuits, boards to suit every level
Pick up from Biarritz airport (if you arrive at any other airport we help you find the best solution to get you to Guéthary).
Alcohol is not included in your meals
We can organize massage and/or yoga at your own cost. Just let us know and we will book this for you.
We are here to help during your stay. We organize, book and advise whenever you need it!
Please also let us know about any food allergies or requirements when you book. Then it’s easier for us to make sure that you will get what you need and what you want.
When you’re not surfing, you’ll have a chance to explore the region, take trips to Biarritz, St Jean de Luz or San Sebastian (all within half an hour), spend time on the beach, socialise in the village and watch the sunset over the ocean in one of the famous Guéthary beach bars
You can read more about our chef Lina Bou during this camp here, https://www.linabou.com
(Reservation fee 250€ the remaining 500€ a month before the camp)
Hope to see you here with us!