Our surf camp Le Pin Sec is the perfect chance to get away from your daily routine and stress. The camp is situated right behind the dunes, almost directly at the beach. You will get the nice Le Pin Sec vibe already while driving to the camp through the pine forests and empty roads.
Le Pin Sec has many attractive features, the nature, peaceful atmosphere and uncrowded beaches being only a few of them. That’s why we decided to open our first glamping surf camp here. Apart from surfing you can take a nice barefoot walk in the sand, relax to sound of the waves, go for a stroll on the promenade or chill out in a quiet cafe.
There’s a small shop close to the camp where you can buy all essentials – but actually you can get everything you need at the camp. Our cook together with the team in the camp takes care of your well-being. The healthy meals will give you enough energy for a day full of sun and good waves at the beach. Lacanau, which is famous for its parties, surf stores, restaurants and bars, is only a quick 30 minute car drive away. Le Pin Sec is also close to Bordeaux, north from Vieux Boucau and Moliets.
To not sacrifice comfort or luxury to your stay, we provide glamping (comfortable camping) in our surf camp in Le Pin Sec. Our luxury tents are 3x3 m and have two beds with mattress, a wooden floor and electricity. The bedding is also provided. It’s the perfect place to relax and chill after an exhausting surf session.
Beside the sleeping tents we have the „chill tent“ which turns into our party tent at night. During the day you can relax on countless seats and talk to other camp guests, listen to music and watch the latest surf movie or other DVDs on our flatscreen. At night the legendary “after surf party” takes place in this tent where you can let it all hang out.
There is also a kitchen tent, where meals are prepared, and a dinner tent where we all eat together.
Food – Culinary delight in France
A healthy and balanced nutrition is really important, especially if you are very active and want your body to achieve high accomplishments. Of course, it is extremely practical, if you do not have to look after your diet during the holidays. Therefore, we offer full board for only 84 € per week (12 € a day)!
In the morning there is a two hours long breakfast buffet with large selection of food, coffee, tea and juices. You will definitely get enough power to get the best waves and in enjoy the day to the fullest!
For lunch time, you have the whole selection from the breakfast at free disposal in the morning, so that you can choose by yourself how to put your lunch packet together. Imagine, you can sit on the beach and enjoy a lovely afternoon in France while having lunch! Perfect!
After a high exertion like surfing it is also nice to get a warm dinner. Therefore, in the evening we all meet to enjoy a warm meal with crispy salad, and a delicious dessert prepared by our camp cook and the team. You can nosh to yours heart’s content after a long day of sun, beach and ocean while thinking back over the experiences of the day with your friends.
Vegetarians, don’t worry! We also serve meals without meat or fish. If you have allergies, please let us know before your arrival.
Unfortunately, self-sufficient persons cannot use our camp kitchen because of hygienic reasons. Only the team is permitted to enter the kitchen.
Surfing - with Planet Surf you get the wave
Le Pin Sec and nearby locations offer great choice of beach breaks with reasonably consistent surf. The conditions are dependable and can work at any time of the year. The spots receive a mix of groundswells and windswells.
Our surf lessons, the art of wave-riding, are brought to you by excellent surf instructors. They all posses a license and not only get a lot of experience by giving surf lessons, but also they are excellent surfers. Good instructors are probably the most important thing in a surf camp – to guarantee safety in the water and promise a fast advance in your surfing skills. We will always find a spot where you can learn or where you are able to expand your skills whether you are intermediate or advance surfer. We want you to feel safe and comfortable while learning. Therefore we teach groups of maximum 8 people split into beginner, intermediate and advanced. Hence our teachers are able to spot your mistakes and help you to improve fast. You can choose courses of 14 or 24 lessons.
In our beginner course, you are going to learn the sequence of movements for the take – off, so that you can start to surf the first withe-wash waves very soon. Theory introduction is indispensable, if you want to go surfing on your own. You will learn about waves, currents and equipment. But don´t worry: fun in the water and the practical surfing are always in the foreground.
In the intermediate surf course, we will help you improve your skills on the board and reach up the next level. We check out your movement sequences and help you surf unbroken ("green") waves diagonal. The content of the course totally depends on your motivation and aims!
Green waves up to 1,50 m are not a problem anymore and you nearly always surf diagonal? Are you looking forward to get some tips from a pro to be able to perform new moves on the board? Than you are the absolutely right person for our advanced course. The contents and aims will be individually arranged with the coach. So during your stay, we guarantee to push you until your limits!
Furthermore the surf equipment is always available for you – outside the lesson and during the weekend.
Our qualified surf instructors expect you in our surf school Le Pin Sec!
Activities – a lot of surfing and more
If you can’t get enough of surfing you have the opportunity to rent boards and wetsuits for free in our camp – also after the lesson. If you want to try another kind of water sport you can also grab a body board and spend some time in the water.
Apart from the water sport there are also other activities for you to enjoy. You can play with soccer and volley balls. Besides our camp has the volleyball field where we organize tournaments and, of course, you can use it just for fun. There are also ping pong and pool tables where you can continue to romp around.
If you need some relaxation for body and mind, we also offer yoga courses where you can find your inner Chi. After the surfing this is a good opportunity to relax and you will come back totally unwind after your surf trip. 5 hours of yoga are for free and you can decide yourself if you are interested in it or not.
Our team also cares about the entertainment in the evening when we can drink together while listening to good music.
You will quickly notice that our surf camp Le Pin Sec has a unique atmosphere allowing you to make new friends for life!