Surfing Holidays in France
Surfing is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when imagining a vacation in France. As a native Californian, I can certainly relate to that. I imagine Australia, Mexico, and the Hawaiian Islands in the U.S. before any European surf destinations. With that said, the West Coast of France has some pretty amazing surf with a good nightlife and fabulous food to boot.
With great summer weather and consistent surf, France has plenty to offer those looking for a surfing vacation. Whether you’re an experienced surfer looking for a new place to catch some waves or a beginner just wanting to try something new, France’s coastline offers plenty of opportunities for all levels. From the beach breaks of Hossegor to the mellow waves of Cote de Basques in Biarritz, France delivers beautiful beaches, great surf, and a captivating culture.
When to Go
Though summer is clearly the most attractive option for those looking to get in some time soaking up the sun on the beach between surf sessions, the best surf will be found in the winter months when the temperature is cooler and the crowds are fewer. If you’re looking for the best surf, head to the West Coast of France between fall and spring to find gaping tubes and fewer people.
What to Bring
You can easily transport your own gear if you’re so inclined, but surfboards and wetsuits are easy to rent so if you’re going to be traveling to other non-surfing locations in France or Europe and don’t want to