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Surf Camping Carcans

This Surf Camping option is situated in Carcans on the west coast of France, close to Bordeaux and Lacanau. 

A perfect surf camp day means surfing great waves, meeting like-mined travelers, doing sunset Yoga in the beautiful French pine forests and kicking back in the brand-new, luxurious bell tents! You'll share with a maximum of just 2 other surf holiday guests. These great additions to our surf camp not only provide a spacious and stylish surf holiday home, but are equipped with the latest surf camp memory foam mattresses! High in density, allergy free, extremely comfortable, these mattresses guarantee a wonderful night’s sleep after a great and active surf camp day! All you have to bring is your bedding or a sleeping bag.

Set in the beautiful pine forests the area is made up of 25 guest tents (max. 56 guests) arranged with privacy and security in mind. This consists of a large kitchen tent where the chefs create your fantastic healthy meals each evening, a shaded eating area, a great chill area, party tent and surf equipment tent. There are hammocks, beach cruiser bikes, mountain bikes, yoga and exercise equipment, tebble tennis and a massage & yoga tent - all free to use. 

This year every guest has at least 3 x FREE Yoga classes! Yoga is a big part of the surf camp experience. This doesn’t mean your forced to participate but it is there and free for all to help you improve your flexibility, core strength and of course your surfing! Yoga has taken over the surfing world with all professional surfers using yoga to help improve their flexibility, core strength and surfing performance. As well as the 3 included classes, you can book more on arrival.

After a long and sunny day on the beach, relax in their unique ‘Hammock Hotel’ before the private, on-site chef prepares a healthy and fresh dinner for you. And how about you enjoy a surf movie in the fantastic outdoor cinema arena, use one of the beach bikes or longboards to explore the surrounding area, indulge in this delicious French camp-cuisine at the “Wine & Cheese Night”, or meet new people on a night out in Carcans’ cocktail bars, on the awesome trip to the surfing epicentre of Lacanau.

2016 Open Dates: 4th June to 1st October / Saturday to Saturday only.

Food and Drink

Food consists of a large buffet style breakfast and a picnic lunch, followed by a fantastic evening meal cooked by the in house chef. You can expect a range of delicious pastas, salads, BBQs, and other dishes.

All meals are eaten communally – this forms one of the highlights of the trip and is a great time to sit down and meet new people. Once a week the chef has an evening off, breakfast and lunch is still provided but in the evening you can explore the fantastic local restaurants, pizzerias and cafe’s. There is a large BBQ guests are welcome to use if they wish to cook themselves.

They also have a shop on site selling ice creams, snacks, chocolate bars and treats. Please specify when booking with us, any allergies or eating preferences you may have.

The Camp is a short walk from numerous bars and clubs for those who wish to party into the early hours. There are also restaurants, shops and amusements along the promenade of the beach.

Bikes and sports equipment are free to use and entertainment is often arranged by our on camp team to make sure you have an exciting and enjoyable stay. They have a great position within the campsite with plenty of space for games. There is plenty of shelter from the hot summer sun, as well as exposed areas to make the most of the weather.

Prices and Packages at Surf Camping Carcans

Yoga & Relax Upgrade 7 Nights for 1 Person

  • 10 hours of surf lessons
  • Surf theory & photo analysis
  • Stylish tipi tent accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Daily packed lunch
  • 6 healthy dinners
  • 4 extra hours of yoga, smaller groups, at the beach or sunset
  • Free use of surf equipment
  • Free beach bike hire
  • Access to camp equipment such as balance trainers, beach games, etc.
  • Bigger, better goody bag& T-shirt
  • Free camp & surf photography

Saturday to Saturday only

£335 Per Person

Surf & Relax 7 Nights for 1 Person

  • 10 hours of surf lessons 
  • Surf theory & photo analysis
  • Stylish tipi tent accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Daily packed lunch 
  • 6 healthy dinners
  • 3 Yoga sessions
  • Free use of surf equipment 
  • Free beach bike hire
  • Access to camp equipment such as balance trainers, beach games, etc.
  • Goody bag
  • Free camp & surf photography

Saturday to Saturday only

£294 Per Person

Surf & Relax Upgrade 7 Nights for 1 Person

  • 14 hours of surf lessons, including sunset sessions
  • Surf theory & photo analysis
  • Stylish tipi tent accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Daily packed lunch
  • 6 healthy dinners
  • 3 Yoga sessions
  • Free use of surf equipment
  • Free beach bike hire
  • Access to camp equipment such as balance trainers, beach games, etc.
  • Bigger, better goody bag& T-Shirt
  • Free camp & surf photography

Saturday to Saturday only

£335 Per Person

More Information

2016 Open Dates: 4th June to 1st October / Saturday to Saturday only

Couples Tent: Upgrade for £30 per person, per week

What to pack: Sleeping bag, pillow, plate, cup, cutlery, torch, USB stick to save photos, adaptor plug, tent padlock, sun cream, camera, swimwear, towels.

Under 18s: Very welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult

More surfing: Add 5 more hours tuition for £44 per week (low season) or £86 per week (high season)

Airport Transfer Timetable

Additional £46 per person (includes pick-up and drop-off - Saturdays only)

Pick Up Transfer Times:

From Bordeaux airport: around 11:00am & 18:00pm From Bordeaux train station: around 12:00 midday & 19:00pm Drop Off Transfers Times: Leaves camp for Bordeaux: Anytime before 10:00am & around 16:00pm

Please note that the above times vary as they adjust their weekly surf camp shuttle schedule to seasonal traffic and guests’ arrival/ departure times each week.

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These reviews are all written by customers of Errant Surf who have been to Surf Camping Carcans. If you'd like to leave a review please contact us!

Reviews of Surf Camping Carcans

A really unique and chilled atmosphere! the team were great and always friendly and smiley and getting involved which made me feel right at home. the surf was amazing and the instructors were always helpful with non stop tips and knew how to make learning to surf FUN. I will definitely be back.

Laura -

The best surf trip I've been on so far. Beautiful location, great team members at the surf camp who were very welcoming and friendly and always wanted us to have best time possible. We had great surf, brilliant weather loads of fun and i would highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting to mix surfing with a bit of a chill out.

Sam -

Our week in Carcans was epic!! The team made the entire stay amazing and I don't know where to start the praise! The lessons and instructors were really good and it was such a good deal, especially for students!! There is never a boring moment and always an opportunity to socialize. But you can also chill, read and have some downtime by yourself! The Staff are simply unbeatable and make sure that your week of surf and party (and yoga!!!) will be the best week of your summer! Thank you so much!!!

Florentina -

Carcans is an unbelievable place. Beautiful people. Beautiful set up. Everything from the surf, to the camp set up, to the food was perfect. I definitely didn't stop smiling and laughing the whole time I was there, and neither did anyone else. The most positive, fun and welcoming group of people I’ve ever come across. Turned up in camp and instantly had 30 best mates. They create, with help from the stunning pine forest behind the dune, the most peaceful, happy environment. There is always something to do: ping pong, slack lining and even going to get wifi becomes a skate session. I had the best couple of weeks and it's such a cliche but I really never wanted to leave. I can't thank everyone enough for completely making my summer. I know exactly what I'm doing next year. See you then!! *throws shaka out of van window* peace.

Scott -

On behalf of Imperial College Surf Club, I can't say enough good things about Star Surf!! We've been back to stay with them 4 years in a row now for their unbeatable student packages. Whether you're an experienced surfer or have never stood on a surfboard before I guarantee you'll have a great time! There's never a dull moment - the surf lessons are awesome, the party scene's crazy and the incredibly friendly staff are constantly organising something fun for you. 

David -

I've been lucky enough to go to Fuerteventura, Moliets, Carcans and Oyambre with these guys...truly amazing experience! They have something for everyone, whether that's super mellow escape the city peeps, to totally mental university groups, their locations are ace with waves for white water warriors all the way through to advanced shredders! The team are super welcoming and they make you feel like you've joined part of a family! You're sure to leave with some insane memories that will want you coming back for more!

Lisa -

So blessed to have had the opportunity to spend my summer with Star Surf at both the Oyambre and Carcans camps. It was an unforgettable summer spent having fun in the sun, learning how to surf, meeting and partying with amazing people and eating yummy food. I will definitely be back next year! ♡

Sophie -

I visited Moliets, Carcans and Oyambre... I simply loved it! Good vibes with good people! ♡

Miriam -

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Surf Camping Carcans Location

Additional £46 per person (includes pick-up and drop-off - Saturdays only)

Pick Up Transfer Times:

From Bordeaux airport: around 11:00am & 18:00pm
From Bordeaux train station: around 12:00 midday & 19:00pm

Drop Off Transfers Times:

Leaves camp for Bordeaux: Anytime before 10:00am & around 16:00pm

Please note that the above times vary as they adjust their weekly surf camp shuttle schedule to seasonal traffic and guests’ arrival/ departure times each week.

Packing List: Sleeping bag, pillow, plate, cup, cutlery, torch, USB stick to save photos, adaptor plug, tent padlock, sun cream, camera, swimwear, towels.



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