Moliets Surf Camp France | FAQs

Everything you need to know!

Moliets is probably the most famous of all our surf camps. It’s definitely our good vibes and party time surf camp!! When should I arrive in the camp camp? How old are other surf holiday guests? Can I use the surf equipment outside of surf lessons time? Here you’ll find all the answers to questions about our Moliets Surf Camp in France!

 

 

 

Question: What is the average age of this surf camp?

Answer: Typically this is our 18+ camp however this year we shall be opening it to 16+ guests. The average age is between 18 – 30 in this camp and is the perfect place for those looking for a fun and lively atmosphere this summer.


Question: Can I make my tent private for 2 people?

Answer: Of course!! Typically our tents are for 3 surfers, however if you are looking for a bit more privacy for just 2 people we can make your tent suitable for 2 people for an extra 35€pp per week.


Question: Can I use the surf equipment outside of lessons?

Answer: You most certainly can. If you have bought one of our surf packages you are welcome to use any spare boards we have. Obviously people in the lessons have priority over the boards, but in the afternoon once all the lessons are over feel free to grab a board and catch some waves.


Question: Is this surf camp suitable for a family?

Answer: Not really… this surf camp is known for it’s legendary parties and definitely has a party vibe to it so not the best environment for a family.


Question: When is the best time to come?

Answer: Our Moliets surf camp is open from May – September and has awesome weather and surf throughout those months, however we would highly recommend August and September as the waves are at their best and the days are hot hot hot!


Question: Do I need to have surfing experience to join this surf camp?

Answer: NO! All our surf camps are first timers/ beginner-friendly surf camps, and our Moliets surf camp is no exception. Our qualified surf instructors make our surf lessons accessible for all levels. We also provide all the surf equipment so no need to worry about damages on the plane.


Question: When can I surf with Star Surf Camps in Moliets this summer?

Answer: Below are our Summer 2019 Moliets Surf Camps season dates:

Surf Camp Moliets Surfing Holiday Season: 18.05. – 21.09.2019
Surf Camp Moliets High Season: 03.08. – 17.08.2019
Surf Camp Moliets Mid Season: 20.07. – 03.08.19 | 17.08. – 31.08.2019


Question: Do you cater for special dietary requirements?

Answer: Yes, we do. If you have any allergies or other dietary requirements, you can tell us during the booking process. Vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request and we are happy to cater for your needs on your surf holidays with Star Surf Camps.


Question: How do I get to your surf camp in Moliets by public transport?

Answer: Easily!

Bus – Dax to Moliets: Take the XL’R Bus from Dax Train Station to Soustons. Then take Yego Bus Line 3 to go from Soustons to Moliets.
Train/Bus – Biarritz to Moliets: From Biarritz Airport, walk to the train station (20 minutes). Then take a train to St-Vincent-de-Tyrosse, Bus Line 2 to Soustons and Bus Line 3 to Moliets. This route is about 3 and half hours long.
Train/Bus – Bordeaux to Moliets: Take a taxi or shuttle bus to the SNCF Train Station (shuttles leave every 20 minutes and cost 5€) to take a train to Dax (every hour). Then take Bus Line 2 to Soustons and Bus Line 3 to Moliets.


Question: Can I only arrive on Saturdays in the surf camp in Moliets?

Answer: We recommend you arrive in our Moliets Surf Camp on a Saturday, because that’s when our surf camp week schedule starts and we really wouldn’t want you to miss any of our amazing welcome entertainment. If you cannot get to the surf camp on a Saturday, we recommend you arrive on Sunday morning at the latest, so you don’t miss your very first surf lesson in the afternoon.


Question: Can I stay longer in your Moliets Surf Camp? One or two extra days maybe?

Answer: Staying for a few extra days in our Moliets Surf Camp is generally not a problem, especially not during low season. Simply speak to one of our surf travel experts in advance, so we can make arrangements for you in our surf camp and let our surf team know!


Question: Do I need to bring my own surf equipment?

Answer: No, you don’t. The use of all surf equipment (wetsuit, leash & surfboard) is included in- and outside of surf lesson time when you book our most popular surf holiday package, SURF & RELAX. Unfortunately, we don’t have enough equipment to cater for everyone to surf at the same time. However, we have rotating surf lessons which leaves plenty of gear to go around.


Question: Do you supply bedding?

Answer: Yes, we can supply bedding for those who do not wish to travel with a pillow and sleeping bag. Please let our booking team know you’d like to add bedding when booking.


Question: What do I need to bring on my surf holiday in your Moliets Surf Camp?

Answer: Good questions! Here’s a little list of what to bring to the surf camp:

– towel & toiletries
– sunscreen & beachwear
– sleeping bag & pillow
– cutlery, cup & plate
– torch.

Please also note that France charges a ‘Taxe de Sejour’ or tourist tax of 0.66€ per pax/night. This tax is not included in your surf holiday package price and is to be paid in cash upon arrival in the surf camp. Children under 18 are exempt from the tax. Thank you.


Question: Can I bring my own surfboard?

Answer: But of course, yes! Our surf camp tents are big enough to keep your own surf equipment in should you wish to bring it. Flight operators usually charge additional luggage fees for taking surfboards, so please check with your flight operator’s Large Sports Luggage policy before arriving at the airport to avoid costly fees.


Question: Does it makes sense to rent a car?

Answer: You certainly don’t need a car when on surfing holidays in our Moliets Surf Camp. If you are bringing your own surfboard and plan to free surf along France’s southwest coast, we do recommend you hire a car. Some public transport companies may also refuse to take large sports equipment on busy routes. There are rental car companies in each airport. However, booking in advance is often much cheaper.


Question: Where can I park a car?

Answer: In Moliets, there is free parking outside of our campsite. Should you wish to bring your car onto the campsite, you will need to pay a small fee directly to the campsite at reception. Low season fee: 1.50€/night; High season fee: 2.50€/night).


Question: I’m thinking about travelling on my own. Will I have to share a tent?

Answer: Solo travellers are encouraged to share our spacious bell tents with a maximum of 2 other surf holiday guests. Whilst the thought of sharing a tent with people you’ve not met before may be nerve-racking, your surf roomies will be in a similar situation. At Star Surf Camps, we strive to create a friendly environment where interaction and participation are promoted. Whilst you might arrive as strangers, you will leave as friends – making great summer memories along the way. We will always plan to put female solo travellers together and the same for male solo travellers.


Question: What about a Visa?

Answer: EU passport holders do not require a visa to enter France for tourist purposes. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay. If you hold a passport from outside the European Union we strongly recommend that you check with your nearest French Embassy.


Question: What is the ‘Taxe de Sejour’?

Answer:  France charges a ‘Taxe de Sejour’ or tourist tax of 0.66€ per pax/night. This tax is not included in your surf holiday package price and is to be paid in cash upon arrival in the surf camp. Children under 18 are exempt from the tax. Thank you.

 

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