VIEUX BOUCAU LES BAINS, FRANCE

the lodge

LOCATION

The Atlantic Surf Lodge is located in the cosy village of Vieux Boucau on the French Atlantic coast. It’s the perfect position to run courses for beginners or to find good spots for free surfers with it’s quality beachbreaks. It is also a great position to explore the less well known spots up north, and is 10 minutes away from the world-famous Surfing Mekka; Seignosse, Hossegor and Capbreton. In the near town center you can find surfshops, cafés, bars, restaurants, local markets, supermarkets, boutiques, cinema, ATM, bank and a post office, as well as a pharmacy. 

PUBLIC AREAS

The meeting point for all is the big court, where we eat, play and study, and where you’ll also find the highly enticing and very addictive ping pong table. If a quiet spot to relax is what you fancy, you may choose our lovely garden to chill in. Furthermore, we have a cosy living room with an open fireplace and yoga-room, TV-lounge, BBQ Area and a sundeck. Wifi and pushbikes are free of charge. 

NIGHTLIFE

Vieux Boucau provides a couple of popular clubbing spots. Around the lake you can find cafes, bars and restaurants. You can sip on a cocktail while watching the sun set and prepare for a wild night at the Mojito bar, which is directly on the beach. During you visit, don’t miss Wednesday night‘s BLUEFUNKT Gig. Just outside the village the “discotheque le fun“ will re-open under a new name. 

WHAT ELSE . . .

Tabletennis, Baby-Foot (Foosball), slackline , indo and skateboards are the sportive pastimes in between surf sessions, but there‘re also movie nights, boardgames, books and magazines. A cycle track which connects the whole coast runs right past the Lodge, or you can go for a walk beneath the pine trees. Around the corner there’s a skate park, tennis, basketball, volleyball courts and a golf course; as well as the good old minigolf, and of course the classic French game of boules. In the nearby Wavetours Surfcamp, just behind the dune, you’re always welcome to hang out or share punch nights or take part in flunkyball tournaments, and last but not least, don’t forget to catch sight of the terrific sunsets.

THOSE LITTLE TRIPS . . .

Alongside weather and wave conditions we organise the short-trip to the famous factory outlets. Quiksilver/Roxy, Billabong, Rip Curl are waiting for you….. When the Fete de Bayonne or the World Surf League is around, we are there and there’s a weekly trip going to San Sebastian – The Cultural Capital of 2016.

TEAM

Uli: started surfing some 30 years ago and has traveled the world surfing. He has several teaching qualifications as well as 25 years of judging and contest directing. His experience distills since 8 years in the atlantic surf lodge.

Phil: the late twenty something finished his studies and jumped into surfing, became a level one and two ISA Surfcoach and found his sweetspot with the ASL in 2015.

Ela: provides the Soulyoga weeks, all season round yoga sessions and massages. Being a surfer herself, she knows exactly what you need. The surf-yogi has fallen in love with the surf Lodge (and not just for its yummy food!)