5. 5. 2018
Hossegor will become your favorite place in Europe after one step into. Combination of amazing waves, beautiful beaches, cobblestone streets, bike paths, french bakeries will leave you feeling like nowhere else.
It has been 11 years we arrived to France for first time. Now you can visit us for surf camps in Les Estagnots, we also have cozy house in Léon during summer holiday and new project in September - yoga for whole family.
Let me explain few reasons to visit us and have the best holiday with our crew.
Number 1 - SURF
Along this stretch of beautiful white sand beach, there are six different surf spots, all for different levels of experience. The southernmost beach, La Sud, is a super fun, peaky wave that’s perfect for beginners and intermediates. The most famous break, La Nord, just a hundred meters further north, can be a slightly heavier wave on certain swells that only experienced surfers can handle, but on others, can be a peeling point break for intermediates. La Gravarie, Le Culs Nus, and Les Estagnots, which all sit side by side, are all fun peaks but can get very heavy on large swells. No matter your skill level, there is sure to be a wave for you in Hossegor.
Number 2 - PEDESTRIAN, LONGBOARD AND BIKE FRIENDLY
What makes the town so great is how accessible it is. From anywhere within Hossegor- the beaches, the camper-stop, your hotel room, or even in the surrounding towns, Capbreton or Seignosse, it can be accessed by a pleasant bayside walk or beachside bike ride. You will find every excuse possible to make a stop in this town, from, “Oh, I’m out of wax, I guess I should go into town” to, “Wait, I didn’t buy bread for dinner when I bought pastries this morning.”:-)
Number 3 - FOOD
In case you needed another convincing reason you’d love to visit Hossegor town, not surprisingly, the food is amazing! The traditional french pastries lived up to everything we expected of them. Visits to the boulangerie for chocolatine (chocolate croissants) or glaces (ice cream) at Tante Jeanne were made after every surf sesh not tomention our daily afternoon visits to stock up on fresh bread for dinner (seriously, we ate a lot of bread in France). The fruits and vegetables are incredibly fresh in France and make sure you visit the boucherie for meat. There’s also great french cuisine restaurants to be found in all parts of the region.
Number 4 - THE STOKE
This place clearly lives and breathes surfing and that’s what makes Hossegor so desirable. Not because of the waves or the surf shops, but because where there is surfing there is usually ‘stoke’. Stoke, the word surfers use to explain feelings of incomprehensible happiness or excitement; a state of bliss when you catch a perfect, cruising wave; feeling completely satisfied with something. Combine that with the French’s motto of ‘Joie De Vivre’, meaning, joy for living or, zest for life and you find some of the happiest people on earth and one of the many reasons that make Hossegor special. Despite anyone’s skills in the water, the ocean is a part of everyone here. They share the stoke, and they share the zest for life.
Number 5 - EVENTS AND FESTIVALS
With such delighted people, it’s not shocking that there’s always something going on here. The most famous being the Quicksilver and Roxy Pro. During this time in October, everybodyin Europe with an interest in surfing comes to visit Hossegor and the atmosphere is better than ever. One night of the three-week period, the whole town has a festival, music echoing through the village, every surf shop giving out drinks and food, and little kids skateboarding in the street.
In the end of June - there is great opportunity meet all CZ and SK surfers lives all around the world - Czech and Slovak championship is on. Good times with friends, have a party, learn something new from better surfers, at least have a good holiday on Atlantic coast.
It’s also great to be here during holidays when beach lovers from all around France make their way to this special little town.
Number 6 - NATURE
Hossegor’s charm comes from its smallness, but that’s not what makes it remarkable. What differentiates Hossegor from the nearby popular surf destinations of Biarritz and Portugal, is its stunning natural features. Not only is it located one some of the best surf in the world, but it also lies within the forest, is next to a small lake, and is only an hour from the world famous, Pyrenees Mountains. This is why it attracts, not tourists, but the adventurers, the campers, the travelers. There are so many opportunities to find peace in nearby nature. From one side of the dunes that sepertate the road from the beach you are in a very open, wave filled stretch of beach, while on the other side, you’re staring at the canopy of a lush green forest. Trees are everywhere. Even the homes around here are covered in trees making them like large fairy tale cottages. And most of all, don’t miss the incredible sunsets that grace this coastline.