Our infamous Moliets surf camp in the vibrant town of Moliets-Plage in the Southwest of France offers you the perfect mixture of surfing and living the good life. If you’re ready for an unforgettable summer surfing holiday, to surf all day, party all night and make new friends from around the globe, our Moliets surf camp is the place for you. Star Surf Camps are the only international surf camp in Moliets and we are proud to host surfers from all over the world. Our Moliets surf camp is great for single travellers, students, both small and large groups and anyone looking for as much excitement out of the water as in it!
High Season: 339€
Mid Season: 299€
per person/ week*
High Season: 469€
Mid Season: 439€
per person/ week*
Mid Season: 229€
per person/ week
Our original Moliets surf camp is pitched in the beautiful pine forests of Southwest France with the beach and town of Moliets-Plage just outside our campsite. We’ve opened our surf camp doors here in Moliets in 2010 and are celebrating 10 years of delivering amazing surf holidays here in Moliets this summer!
In our surf camp here in Moliets we host small and large groups of friends, couples and solo travellers. In true Star Surf Camps’ fashion, our surf camp team live onsite together with our surf holiday guests. Star Surf Camps are the only international surf camp in Moliets and we are proud to host surfers and surf holiday makers from all over the world.
We’ve got a busy surf holiday week planned for you here in Moliets with awesome live music events and open mic nights, our legendary Pub Quiz, a fancy-dress flunky ball tournament, a traditionally French wine & cheese eve, a starlit outdoor surf movie night, pub crawls in Moliets’ local bars, a trip to San Sebastian in Spain and many, many other fantastic opportunities to mix and mingle with other surfers in- and outside the surf camp.
Our surf camp here in Moliets is part of a larger campsite which also hosts other surf camps and holiday makers. The campsite is ***-rated, has a reception, parking, playgrounds, sports courts and multiple shower and toilet blocks. Our surf camp is made up of shaded eating and entertainment areas, raised chill-out platforms, a large skate ramp, cool three-tier outdoor cinema, tiki bar, hammocks and a large covered yoga deck.
Moliets-Plage, our local surf beach, is a short, ten-minute walk from our surf camp. During the summer months, the coastline around the Southwest of France offers great wave conditions for surf beginners and intermediate surfers alike. Hit by consistent summer swells, Moliets-Plage is ideal for first-time surfers and everyone wanting to improve their existing surf skills. And with our qualified team of international surf instructors, you can be sure to be in good hands and learning from the best.
With our most popular surf holiday packages here in Moliets, SURF CHILL, our surf camp guests receive 12 hours of surf lessons. This includes 5x 2 hours practical surf lessons on Moliets-Plage, the beach just outside the surf camp, as well as 2 hours of surf theory in the surf camp, teaching you about water safety, rip currents and the intricacies of French beach breaks.
During your weeks’ surf course, our surf instructors teach you the essentials of surfing such as how to paddle into waves, catching waves, standing up and controlling your surfboard. We use ‘foamies’ for our surf lessons which are great for beginners to catch the most waves.
All our surf instructors are qualified, fully licensed in the country they teach surfing in and have a lifeguarding qualification. They have a good understanding of the wave conditions and local surf spots, and are always ready to lend you a helping hand. The maximum group size for our surf lessons is eight surfers per one instructor plus one surf assistant if required. The use of surf equipment (surfboard, leash and wetsuit) is included in you surf lessons.
Your first surf lesson will be on Sunday. We all meet at the surf tent for an introduction and wetsuit allocation in the morning of your first day surfing. We divide all surfers into beginner and intermediate groups. Your surf lesson times are displayed on our notice board in the surf camp.
If you’re looking to spend more time surfing when on surf holidays with us in Moliets, you can add our Surf Lesson Upgrade during the booking process. Our Surf Lesson Upgrade includes 2x 2 hours of additional surf lessons in the water with our surf team. If the conditions are right, we schedule at least one of these sessions at sunrise or sunset. Suited to both beginner and intermediate surfers, our Surf Lesson Upgrade allows for more time in the water with your surf instructor to further improve your surfing skills.
New in 2020 is the option to rent your own surfboard, wetsuit and leash while on surfing holidays with us in our Moliets surf camp. With Moliets-Plage only a short walk from our surf camp, you can go surfing in your own time whenever you please and make the most of your surfing holidays in Southwest France. We have a good range of beginner surfboards in the surf camp. For safety reasons, all rental surfboards are soft ‘foamie’ surfboards, not hard surfboards. If you’re an intermediate to advanced surfer, we recommend you bring your own equipment.
Our Free Surfer & Surf Chill surf camp packages include accommodation in one of our large bell tents. Designed to sleep up to 8 people, you will be sharing a bell tent with a maximum of 2 others surf camp guests.
All bell tents have a centre pole, an interior mesh zip curtain behind the door curtains and come with mash windows at the base for better ventilation. The tents are tall enough to stand a surfboard in and wide enough for some morning yoga stretches.
A good night’s sleep is key when spending your days outside in the sun and in the water. That’s why we provide all our surf camp guests with a single, high quality memory foam mattress – no need to bring an inflatable mattress or camping mat! All our mattresses are allergy free, high density and super comfy. All you need to bring along on your surf trip are a pillow, sleeping bag or bedding.
If you’re going on surf holidays with your partner or friend and would like a private tent for just the two of you, you can upgrade to one of our Private Bell Tents for 2 surf holiday guests here in our Moliets surf camp during the booking process. Our Private Bell Tent options are the same spacious 8-man tipi tents and come with our high-quality mattresses, either as two singles or one double.
Our Bell Tents PLUS+ Upgrade gets you that little bit of extra comfort when camping with raised wooden bed frames, an electricity socket and lighting during your Moliets surf holidays. Our Bell Tents PLUS+ option is for 2 surf camp guests with a choice of two single or one double mattress.
Be extra comfortable on your Moliets surf holiday! If you wish to travel light and still be nice and warm at night, you can add our bedding option and get yourself a pillow, duvet, sheet and covers to stay nice and warm at night.
Star Surf Camps are turning 10 this summer. We’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary by bringing back a classic: our Back2Basics camping option.
Our Back2Basic tents are large two-room tents with a separate sleeping and living compartment. Designed to sleep 4 people, you’re sharing our Back2Basic tent with a maximum of 2 other surf camp guests. These two-room tents are roughly 10 sqm in size and 1.9m in height. They have mesh windows in both compartments for better ventilation and to limit condensation, plus a mesh/ mosquito net on the tent door.
Our Back2Basic tents are a great option for everyone on a budget. A one-week surf holiday to Moliets – incl. food, use of all surf camp facilities and accommodation in a Back2Basic tent for 3 people – starts from just 199€ per person. Get yourself a private Back2Basic tent (single occupancy) from only 279€ per surf camp week. With food included, all you need to bring is a sleeping mat and sleeping bag.
Yoga has swept surfers off their feet with most professional surfers practising yoga to help improve flexibility, core strength and surfing performance. After a long day surfing, yoga is a fantastic way to improve your flexibility and strengthen your body.
We have built a large shaded yoga platform among the trees. We run a weekly yoga schedule with two yoga sessions per day (not Saturdays). Our enthusiastic and professional yoga instructors make their sessions fun and accessible to ‘Yogis’ of all levels. Once a week, we go down to the beach for an evening yoga session at sunset.
Join our yoga sessions here in our Moliets surf camp and see the positive effects of yoga for yourself, your body and your surfing. Choose from 3, 5 or 10 yoga sessions per surf camp week. We provide exercise equipment during the sessions free of charge
Every morning between 9 and 11, our surf camp team prepare a breakfast buffet for you with teas, coffee, juices, milk and cereals, fresh bread, cakes, a variation of spreads and jams, cheese and cold meats as well as fresh fruit. At breakfast, our surf camp guests can also prepare their packed lunches, sandwiches and salads, for the day at the beach. Please bring a Tupperware box and cutlery and help us reduce plastic and wrapping waste.
On 4 nights of your surf holiday week at around 7pm, our on-site chef prepares a fresh dinner for you that guests and team enjoy together. We have vegetarian and vegan options available upon request. And if you have any allergies or other dietary requirements, please let us know during the booking process. Every Sunday, we invite you to join our traditional Wine & Cheese night where we sample some local wines and cheeses – one of our surf camp week highlights.
We have 3 ‘eat out’ nights per week where we encourage you to visit one of the local restaurants. There are plenty on offer just outside our campsite. From traditional French cuisine to pizzas and burgers churros and ice cream.
Please note that we do not serve breakfasts on Saturdays due to early departures and late arrivals of many guests on change-over days. Thank you.
We all love nothing more than the laid-back surfing lifestyle. The feeling of the sun kissing your skin after you’ve nailed your last wave of your surf session is simply priceless. But once or twice a week, we do fancy washing off the sand and salt to put on our glad rags and hit the road.
Just 20 km south of the French border, lies the vibrant city of San Sebastián. Leaving our Moliets Surf Camp after your surf lessons, we start our San Sebastián day trip in the afternoon with cool sangrias, delicious tapas and a tour around the old part of town and its bars. Once in San Sebastián, you have enough free time to explore the city on your own, go shopping, stroll through the quaint, little streets or see the stunning cathedral before we make our way up gorgeous Monte Urgull.
Overlooking San Sebastián’s breathtaking bay, the top of this hill makes for the ultimate starting point to a perfect night out! With a drink in your hand and a big smile on your face, watch an incredible sunset and get ready to hit the bars, nightclubs and to party all night long. This trip is an absolute must-do and certainly an adventure not to miss out on.
Biarritz, without a doubt, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. That’s why locals often call the city “the Queen of the Basque country”. What sets Biarritz apart from the hundreds of other beautiful European coastal hot spots is that its beauty and charm are far from skin deep, as the city is steeped in rich culture and historical relevance with reference to the surfing world. It was on these very beaches that the first waves in Europe were surfed when a Californian filmmaker called for his surfboard to be shipped out all the way to France after seeing the beauty and the waves on offer. Since then this city has been on an even keel of surf and sophistication. Where else do you find a bond like casino on the beach serving up trendy cocktails as its patrons watch over the surfers and waves almost lapping up to the baccarat table?
The best thing about our Biarritz Day Trip is that there is so much to see and do, so much of this chic town to sample that will cost you next to nothing. We start our tour at the infamous lighthouse with panoramic views across the city and neighbouring beaches. Our walking tour will take you along the pristine coastline, across pedestrian bridges to tiny islands, among art installations and statues, through stained glass churches past our favourite ice cream parlours and will certainly end at a lively watering hole usually accompanied with live music. Et voila!
If you’re still looking for more action on your Moliets surfing holidays, our Star Surf Camps Moliets Team is on-site and can arrange for you to go paintballing, hit the trees in a nearby high ropes course or go explore the Southwest of France on horseback. From beach games, volleyball and table tennis tournaments to slip’n’slide and skate competitions, our fun-loving Moliets surf camp team is always up for all sorts of spontaneous entertainment ideas you and your friends come up with.
Our surf camp weeks in Moliets run from Saturdays to Saturdays. Check-in is open from 3pm. Should you wish to arrive earlier, you can leave your luggage in the surf camp and explore the town or beach. At check-in, you receive a Star Surf Camps wristband and are seen to your tent. We also ask you to pay the ‘Taxe de Sejour’, the French tourism tax (0.66€ per person/day) in cash when checking in.
We work in partnership with a transfer company and offer shuttle services from Bordeaux Airport (50€ one way), Biarritz Airport (35€ one way) and Dax Train Station (25€ one way) to our surf camp in Moliets. Transfer shuttles can be added during the booking process.
Take the XL’R Bus from Dax Train Station to Soustons. Then take Yego Bus Line 3 to go from Soustons 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.
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.
We can organise your long-distance coach travel to our Moliets surf camp from all over Europe through our partner company! Simply contact us & we’ll do the hard work for you! This can be combined with our Surf Camp Shuttle Service.
Cheap international rail fares can be found here. This can be combined with our Moliets Surf Camp Shuttle Service.
You’re flying to our surf camp in Moliets this summer? Fantastic! Below is a list of European airports that offer direct flights on Saturdays to Bordeaux and Biarritz from where our surf camp shuttle will pick you up.
From airports in the UK
From airports in Germany
From airports in the Netherlands
From airports in France
From airports in Switzerland
From airports in Italy
From airports in Spain
From airports in Portugal
From airports in Poland
From airports in Russia
From airports in the UK
From airports in France
From airports in Belgium
From airports in Luxembourg
From airports in Switzerland
From airports in Finland
From airports in Denmark
To ensure you have the best possible time when on surfing holidays with us in our Moliets surf camp, we’ve put together this handy pack list of things we recommend you bring along to the surf camp.
Please remember to bring 30€ in cash for your tent deposit. You’ll get it back at the end of your surfing holidays.
Please also note that France charges a ‘Taxe de Sejour’ or tourist tax of 0.70€ 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.
Back2Basics – Surf Package
Our Back2Basics surf package includes 7 nights of accommodation in our two-room tents shared by 3 surf holiday guests. This surf package also includes 6 breakfast buffets (not Saturdays) and 4 dinners (SAT, MON, WED, FRI), a Wine & Cheese Evening (SUN, 9pm). Surf camp guests can use all surf camp and campsite facilities free of charge. Available upgrades to the Back2Basics package are: Upgrade to twin or private tent occupancy, 12 hrs surf course, 16 hrs surf course, surf equipment hire, yoga, transfers, mattress and bedding (private and twin occupancy only).
Free Surfer – Surf Package
Our Free Surfer surf package includes 7 nights of accommodation in our bell tents shared by 3 surf holiday guests. A single mattress is included. This surf package also includes 6 breakfast buffets (not Saturdays) and 4 dinners (SAT, MON, WED, FRI), a Wine & Cheese Evening (SUN, 9pm). Surf camp guests can use all surf camp and campsite facilities free of charge. Available upgrades to the Free Surfer package are: Tipi tent upgrades, surf equipment hire, yoga, transfers, bedding.
Surf Chill – Surf Package
Our Surf Chill surf package has been the most popular holiday package in recent years. In addition to 7 nights of accommodation in our bell tents, a single mattress, 6 breakfast buffets (not Saturdays) and 4 dinners (SAT, MON, WED, FRI), Wine & Cheese Evening (SUN, 9pm) and free use of all surf camp and campsite facilities, this package also includes 12 hrs of surf lessons incl. one surf theory session and use of surfboard, leash & wetsuit during surf lesson time. Available upgrades to the Surf Chill surf package are: Tipi tent upgrades, surf lesson upgrade, surf equipment hire, yoga, transfers, bedding.
|Week starting||Back 2 Basics||Free Surfer||Surf Chill|
|16/05/2020||N/A||249 €||399 €|
|23/05/2020||N/A||249 €||399 €|
|30/05/2020||N/A||249 €||399 €|
|06/06/2020||199 €||249 €||399 €|
|13/06/2020||199 €||249 €||399 €|
|20/06/2020||199 €||249 €||399 €|
|27/06/2020||229 €||299 €||439 €|
|04/07/2020||229 €||299 €||439 €|
|11/07/2020||229 €||299 €||439 €|
|18/07/2020||229 €||299 €||439 €|
|25/07/2020||249 €||349 €||649 €|
|01/08/2020||249 €||349 €||649 €|
|08/08/2020||249 €||349 €||649 €|
|15/08/2020||249 €||349 €||649 €|
|22/08/2020||249 €||349 €||649 €|
|29/08/2020||199 €||249 €||399 €|
|05/09/2020||199 €||249 €||399 €|
|12/09/2020||199 €||249 €||399 €|
All prices per person and triple occupancy.
|Back2Basics Upgrades||Per person/ week|
|Twin Occupancy||30 €|
|Private Occupancy||70 €|
|Mattress & Bedding Combo||55 €|
|Free Surfer & Surf Chill Upgrades||Per person/ week|
|Private Bell Tent for 2||35 € low+mid / 50 € high season|
|Bell Tent PLUS+ for 2 (with electricity)||70 € all season|
|Surfing Upgrades||Per person/ week|
|Surf Lesson Upgrade||49 €|
|12 hrs Surf Course||140 €|
|16 hrs Surf Course||189 €|
|Surf Equipment Hire with Surf Lessons||35 €|
|Surf Equipment Hire without Surf Lessons||45 €|
|3 Yoga Session||30 €|
|5 Yoga Session||50 €|
|10 Yoga Session||75 €|
|Shuttle Transfers Saturdays||Person, one-way|
|Dax Train Station||25 €|
|Biarritz Airport||35 €|
|Bordeaux Airport||50 €|
… single travellers, students, both small and large groups and for anyone looking for as much excitement out of the water as in it!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
If you're older than 18, love to have fun, chill, party and meet new people from around the world, a surf holiday in our surf camp in Moliets is perfect for you!
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.
Low Season: May, 16th - June, 20th
Mid Season: June, 20th - July, 25th
High Season: July, 25th - August, 29th
Mid Season: August, 29th - September, 5th
Low Season: September, 5th - September 19th