Hendaye Surf School

There are dozens of surf schools in Hendaye. Over the years, we've got to know them all and we've selected the best surf courses on the Basque coast for you: teaching methods, infrastructure, friendliness... Whether you're on your own, a couple, a family or a group, Ocean Adventure is sure to meet your expectations.

Rozenn, your surf instructor, will share her passion with you.

Whether you're on your own, a couple, a family or a group, Ocean Adventure is sure to meet your expectations.

Prices for Surfing Lessons and Courses for Children and Adults in Hendaye

Intensive Surfing Course

Take a group surf lesson here and a private lesson here to make the most of your surfing.

The wave garden for 6- to 8-year-olds

The formula for the very young: the wave garden introduces children from the age of 6! Suitable supervision and a suitable spot will enable future little surfers to acclimatise to the marine environment in complete safety.

Family package, from 3 people - Afternoons only

From 3 to 8 people maximum - From 9 years old

Private surf lessons


Private surf lesson for 1 person


1.5 hour lesson, including 1 hour in the water.

Private surf lesson for 2 persons


1.5 hour lesson, including 1 hour in the water.

Private surf lesson for 3 persons


1.5 hour lesson, including 1 hour in the water.

Private surf lesson for 4 persons


1.5 hour lesson, including 1 hour in the water. Only €45 per person!

Surfing guide

Monday to Friday only!

The surf guide will show you how to improve your surfing and will help you find the best spot of the day to suit your level and expectations. Your qualified instructor will accompany you by minibus to the different beaches of the Basque Coast!

Surf lessons for beginners to advanced

From beginners to intermediate and advanced surfers, we'll find the right wave for you, with no age limit. Your surf instructor will support you throughout your learning process.

The surf sessions

  • a maximum of 8 people per instructor for a high quality of coaching
  • foam boards for beginners
  • all equipment provided
  • resin boards for intermediate and advanced surfers
  • wetsuits and accessories
  • essential safety measures directly linked to the day's conditions
  • practical, personalised advice on the beach and in the water

Basque Coast Surf School, Hendaye

Our surf school is located in Hendaye by the old Casino. You don't have to carry any heavy equipment, you're right on the beach!

Hendaye, a surf spot for beginners and intermediates!

Hendaye's long beach (3.5km) is a garden for beginner surfers. The waves are rarely too big and this very flat beach slows down the swell and allows you to surf on all occasions unless the swell is really weak (less than 1m and 6-7sec period).
The best waves are found in the middle of the bay towards the Casino.
The bigger it is, the more you surf on the sides.
It's also a fallback spot when the swells are too big for the other spots.

Beware, as with all the other spots on the Basque coast, the waves are not good at high tide and at low tide the wave size tends to drop.
The advantage of this beach is that it is very large. This spot is ideal for beginners!

Hendaye, the largest sandy beach on the Basque coast

It was here that Pauline Ado, world junior surfing champion in 2009, surfed her first waves. With its policy of preserving sensitive natural areas, Hendaye also has a ‘wild’ aspect all along the Corniche road.

From the giant wave of Belharra (Urrugne) to the ‘green slopes’ for beginners in the Bay of Hendaye, the southernmost part of the Basque coast boasts an uncommon diversity of spots, and reminds us that the best surfer of all is the one who has the most fun.

Surfing lessons and courses in Hendaye, on the Basque coast

Idéalement situé, vous bénéficierez d'un cours de surf de grande qualité et passerez 1h30 dans l'eau !

Remember to book in advance, because in summer and during school holidays, slots are taken over 7 days and there is no room for last-minute bookings.

What should I bring for my surf lesson?

We provide the board, wetsuit, instructor and transport if the ocean is stormy and you have to leave the site to go to a fallback spot. Just bring a swimming costume to wear under your wetsuit, a towel, a change of clothes and a bottle of water.

What time are lessons?

We organise all-day courses, usually 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. In the high season, there may be 5.

We organise the groups ourselves, according to age and level, to ensure that you are as satisfied as possible.

When you make your booking, let us know what you would like to do: early morning, mid-morning, afternoon, late afternoon, etc. When we receive your order, we will confirm a time by return e-mail.

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Hendaye Surf School
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