SURFLIFE | O'Neill Surflife Carcans

Surf, Music & Chill

The O’Neill Surflife Carcans camp is located in the lovely small town Carcans-Ocean. Carcans is a cool French surf town. It’s where you’ll find fantastic sandy beaches and quiet surf line-ups for surfers of all levels.

You’ll find Carcans on the French Atlantic coast near Bordeaux and close to Lacanau which is famous for the international surfing competitions as well as the wild nightlife. It’s a true surfing town with cosy bars, tasty restaurants and great (surf) shops. Go for a swim or paddle board tour with our Boga SUP boards in the nearby lake ‘Lac de Hourtin’.

With our skate longboards by Sector 9 and Durkes you’ll be able to surf the tarmac and join longboard clinics. Wake up and relax with our breakfast buffet and top off your beach day with our tasty and fresh ‘surf food’.

Our spot is only 300 meters away from both the beach and town. On our grounds you’ll find a Chill Out with lounge and hammock areas, an Open Mic night, relaxing yoga sessions, cocktail parties, profesionnal surf lessons, the O’Neill surf contest, beachvolley and the best surfboards. Are you looking for a relaxed vibe with lots of surfing, yoga and live music, then come visit the O’Neill Surflife Carcans camp!

If you’re looking for a perfect spot to ride your first wave ever or want to improve your board skills, one of our favourite spots at the Atlantic Ocean, Carcans, will be your place to be for your summer vacation.

All our lessons are taught by our licensee surf instructors who are looking forward to have some fun the water with you.

Whether you are an experienced or novice surfer, we have surfboards for everyone! The packages are available with or without a surfing lessons.

At the camp you can rent wetsuits. If you book lessons a wetsuit is even mandatory. There are men and women wetsuits in all sizes.

We have surfboards in all sizes, from short boards (6.7 ft) and mini Malibus (7.6 ft and 8 ft) to longboards (9 ft and 10 ft). Our surfboards are all good brands such as NSP, South Point, BIC, Surftech and Victory. Also we have a very large number of soft top surf boards that are perfect for surf lessons and novice surfers. At your disposal are also body boards with fins and several skim boards.

You can even borrow Durkes skate longboards every day for free!

We take in our fine meals. We have a professional chef in Carcans who prepares all our food with care. You can choose from a buffet breakfast and a Surflife dinner package or both, of course. The breakfast is very extensive with bread, cereal, breakfast drinks, fresh juices, eggs, spreads etc. The dinner has 3-courses: salad, main course and dessert.

During the week various activities are organized for which you can register on site. Our yoga instructor will give yoga lessons a few times a week. There are often guitarists who play and occasionally give a guitar clinic. Furthermore every week we are gonna party hard at party town Lacanau. And what is a holiday without a cocktails night and a nice BBQ. The week ends with the renowned O’Neill Surf Contest.
Every day we put up a beachvolley court on the beach oand there frisbee and beach balls available. On the camp site you can play beach volleyball, table soccer, basketball, table tennis or a game of French ‘Jeu de boules’.

Behind the big dunes and in the shade of the pine trees lies the 3-star camp site where our O’Neill Surflife spot is: Camping de L’Océan. There is a volleyball court and table tennis tables. At the reception there is free WIFI. Near our spot is a large toilet block with hot showers, and many other amenities.

Our spot is on a separate place of the campsite with plenty of shade and at a short distance from the beach. The camp is set up around a large Surf Chill Out tent. There are tables and benches to eat and socialize, hammocks, Fatboys cushions and a nice lounge with couches to chill out, watch a surf movie or enjoy a nice guitar jam session. And of course our own Surfbar. You will sleep in spacious 2- or 4-person tents with comfortable sleeping mattresses and a cool box filled with plates, cutlery and cups.

Write us an enquiry with the time period you desire. We will reply immediately and are happy to answer all your questions. Hope to see you soon - your Surflife team!


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Spoken Languages:
German, English, Dutch
Self, Breakfast, Halfboard
Max group size:
Max course size:
Open From/To:
Jul 07 - Sep 08
  • Yoga available
  • Free
  • Near airport
  • Shuttle service
  • Near spot
  • Bike hire
  • Group offers
  • Organized trips
  • Adult camp
  • Near beach
  • Near supermarket
  • For advanced
  • Pets allowed
  • Arrival by bus
  • Nightlife
  • Restaurants


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Rates 2018 (prices per person)

– 7 nights accommodation at O’Neill Surflife Carcans;
– Campingmaterials: bungalowtent (2- or 4-persons), inflatable sleeping mats, cooler filled with plates, cups and cutlery;
– Fully equipped Surf Chill Out;
– Use of all Surf Camp facilities;
– International crew.

– Extent your stay with another week for just € 175,- per person;


  • Surfpackage A; 7 days use of surfing materials € 50,- (extra week € 45,- per week);
  • Surfpackage B; 7 days use of surfing materials + surf lessons (1x theorie and 2 x 1,5h) € 90,-;
  • Surfpackage C; 7 days use of surfing materials + surf lessons (1x theorie and 4 x 1,5h) € 120,-;

There is a possibility to rent O’Neill wetsuit (shorty) for € 25,- pppw;


  • Halfpension: 6 days healthy breakfastbuffet(su-fr) and 5 nights delicious diners buffet for € 100,- per person;
  • Healthy breakfastbuffet from sunday till friday for € 40,- per person;
  • Delicious dinerbuffet (5 times) for € 60,- per person;
  • Beach lunch (6x per week sandwich with delicious filling + cold drink served at the beach) for € 30,- per person;

At site you can subscribe for the following activities:

  • Cocktail party;
  • Partynight in Lacanau;
  • Yoga classes;
  • Surffitness;
  • Beachparty;
  • O’Neill Surfcontest (with O’Neill prices)
  • Quiz night
  • Open Mic
  • Biketour to Lacanau
  • Wine Degustation
  • Longboards & protection.


  • Booking fee € 24,- per booking;

  • Deposit € 40,- and camping contribution € 10,- per person to be paid onsite.

If you have any questions or concerns about the matter above, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Arrival date 07-07-2018 14-07-2018 21-07-2018 28-07-2018 04-08-2018 11-08-2018 18-08-2018 25-08-2018 01-09-2018
1-Person-Tent n/a € 280,- € 310,- € 310,- € 310,- € 310,- € 280,- € 260,- € 260,-
2-Person-Tent n/a € 220,- € 250,- € 250,- € 250,- € 250,- € 220,- € 200,- € 200,-
3-Person-Tent n/a € 230,- € 260,- € 260,- € 260,- € 260,- € 230,- € 210,- € 210,-
4-Person-Tent n/a € 210,- € 240,- € 240,- € 240,- € 240,- € 210,- € 190,- € 190,-


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