Our famous Moliets surf camp in the town of Moliets-Plage in the Southwest of France offers you the perfect mix of surfing and living the good life. If you’re ready for an unforgettable summer surfing holiday, surf all day, party all night and make new friends from around the globe, then our Moliets surf camp is definitely 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 solo travellers, students, both small and large groups of friends and anyone looking for as much excitement out of the water as in it. We’re open June, 3rd to September, 23rd in 2023.
High Season: 319€
Mid Season: 289€
per person/ week
High Season: 449€
Mid Season: 389€
per person/ week
High Season: 589€
Mid Season: 539€
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 13 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 live music events and open mic nights, our legendary Pub Quiz, a fancy-dress flunky ball tournament, a traditional French wine & cheese eve, a starlit outdoor surf movie night, pub crawls in Moliets’ local bars and many, many other fantastic opportunities to mix and mingle with other surfers in- and outside the surf camp. Then there’s beach games, volleyball and table tennis tournaments, slip’n’slide or skate competitions. You can be sure our fun-loving Moliets surf camp team always come up with ideas to keep you and your friends entertained and smiling.
Our surf camp here in Moliets-Plage 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.
Plage de Moliets, our local surf beach, is a short, ten-minute walk from our campsite. During the summer months, the coastline around the Southwest of France offers great wave conditions for beginner surfers 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.
Between April and October, the coastline around Moliets-Plage is hit by consistent summer swells that offer great surfing conditions for both beginner and intermediate surfers.
The Surf Chill package is the most popular surf camp package here in Moliets. Surf camp guests receive 6 lessons in total. These include 4x 90 minutes of practical surf lessons on Moliets-Plage, the beach just outside the surf camp, 1x 90 minutes breath & balance workshop as well as 1x 90 minutes 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.
Perfect for those of you who have never surfed before or have only done a few surf lessons/ a surf course, but have not surfed in a while and would benefit from starting with the basics. You will be learning the technique of paddling, standing up on a surfboard in white water and how to get the timing right to catch a wave.
The right choice for those of you who have done several surf lessons or courses and have good confidence in the white water and an understanding of the basics: paddling, standing up on a surfboard and catching a wave. The focus of our improver courses is on learning how to steer your surfboard with the right technique in both directions and on how to create speed.
Ideal for those of you who already have good confidence in the water, experience “out back” surfing green waves and can perform manoeuvres, like bottom and top turns. You have a good level of fitness and an understanding of currents. We will focus on more advanced surfing techniques, and participants use our premium range of surfboards with our most experienced surf instructors
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 90 minutes 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.
You can now rent your own surfboard, wetsuit and leash while on surfing holidays with us in our Moliets surf camp. With Plage de Moliets 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 are an intermediate to advanced surfer, we recommend you bring your own surf equipment.
Star Surf Camps turned 10 a few summers ago, and we celebrated our 10th surf camp season 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 2 m 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 229€ per person. Get yourself a private Back2Basic tent (single occupancy) from only 279€ per surf camp week. With food and entertainment included, all you need to bring is a sleeping mat and sleeping bag.
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 two 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.
If you’re joining us in our Moliets surf camp on your own and you would like your own private tent, then that’s no problem with our private bell tent for 1 option. You are staying in one of our spacious 8-man bell tents on a high-quality double mattress.
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.
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 remember to bring a Tupperware box and cutlery to help us reduce plastic and packaging waste.
On 4 nights of your surf holiday week at around 7, our on-site chef prepares a fresh dinner for you that all surf camp 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 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 here in Moliets-Plage. There are plenty of eateries on offer literally just a stone throw outside our campsite. From traditional French cuisine to seafood, pizzas, burgers, churros and ice cream, we promise you you won’t go hungry. There are also several bakeries and supermarkets on Moliets-Plage’s high street for you to stock up on treats and drinks during the day.
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.
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.
If you’re looking for more action on your Moliets surfing holidays, we can arrange for you to go paint balling, hit the trees in a nearby high ropes course or go explore the Southwest of France on horseback. There’s also a golf course nearby, plus bike rental in town or the beautiful natural reserve of the Courant d’Huchet to explore.
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!
Our surf camp weeks in Moliets run from Saturdays to Saturdays. Check-in is open from 4pm. 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 (0.75€ 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 (40€ one way) and Dax Train Station (25€ one way) to our surf camp in Moliets. Transfer shuttles can be added during the booking process.
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.
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 0.75€ 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.
Our Back2Basics surf package includes 8 days/ 7 nights of accommodation in our two-compartment tents shared by 3 surf holiday guests. Please note that mattresses are not provided. This surf package includes 6 breakfast buffets (not Sat) 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 add-ons to the Back2Basics package are: Upgrade to twin or private tent occupancy, 6 or 8 session surf course, surf equipment hire, 3/5/10 yoga sessions, transfers, mattress and bedding (private and twin occupancy only).
Our Free Surfer surf package includes 8 days/ 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 Sat) 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 add-ons to the Free Surfer package are: Upgrade to twin or private tent occupancy, 6 or 8 session surf course, surf equipment hire, 3/5/10 yoga sessions, transfers, bedding.
Our Surf Chill surf package has been the most popular holiday package in recent years. In addition to 8 days/ 7 nights of accommodation in our bell tents, a single mattress, 6 breakfast buffets (not Sat) and 4 dinners (Sat, Mon, Wed, Fri), a Wine & Cheese Evening (Sun, 9pm) and free use of all surf camp and campsite facilities, this package also includes a 6 session surf course (4x surf lesson + 1x surf balance workshop + 1x surf theory session (90 mins each) and the use of surf equipment during surf lesson time).
Available add-ons to the Surf Chill package are: Upgrade to twin or private tent occupancy, surf lesson upgrade, surf equipment hire, 3/5/10 yoga sessions, transfers, bedding.
|Back2Basics Upgrades||Per person/ week|
|Twin Occupancy||20 €|
|Private Occupancy||70 €|
|Mattress & Bedding Combo||55 €|
|Free Surfer & Surf Chill Upgrades||Per person/ week|
|Private Bell Tent for 2||35 € all season|
|Private Bell Tent for 1||120 € all season|
|Bell Tent PLUS+ for 2 (with electricity)||70 € all season|
|Bell Tent PLUS+ for 1 (with electricity)||170 € all season|
|Surfing Upgrades||Per person/ week|
|Surf Lesson Upgrade (2x practical session à 90 minutes)||59 €|
|6 Session Surf Course Beginner & Improver (4x practical + 1x workshop + 1x theory session à 90 minutes)||150 €|
|6 Session Surf Course Intermediate (4x practical + 1x workshop + 1x theory session à 90 minutes)||180 €|
|8 Session Surf Course Beginner & Improver (6x practical + 1x workshop + 1x theory session à 90 minutes)||209 €|
|8 Session Surf Course Intermediate (6x practical + 1x workshop + 1x theory session à 90 minutes)||239 €|
|Surfboard Hire||65 €|
|Wetsuit Hire||20 €|
|Surfboard & Wetsuit Hire Combo||75 €|
|3 Yoga Session||35 €|
|5 Yoga Session||55 €|
|10 Yoga Session||80 €|
|Shuttle Transfers Saturdays||Person, one-way|
|Dax Train Station||25 €|
|Biarritz Airport||40 €|
|Bordeaux Airport||55 €|
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If you book our most popular surf package here in Moliets, for example, the SURF CHILL package, the use of all surf equipment (wetsuit, leash & surfboard) is included during your surf lesson time.
Outside of lesson time, we offer surf equipment rental (wetsuit, leash & surfboard) for the duration of your surf holiday week. We have a good range of beginner foam surfboards in the surf camp.
If you’re an intermediate to advanced surfer and are used to surfing hard boards, we recommend you bring your own equipment.
The rules for travelling in European countries changed on 1 January 2021:
UK passport holders can travel to France as tourists for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. You must have at least 6 months left on an adult (or child's) passport to travel to France.
We've opened our original Moliets Surf Camp in 2009. Over the years, it has become extremely popular with 18 to 30-year-olds and many of our guests keep coming back year after year. We've always got lots going on in our main camp, from music to drinks to workshops and competitions. If you're up for lots of fun, action and going out out, our Moliets Surf Camp is perfect for you.
Same as ourselves, lots of our returning guests have grown up and asked for a more chilled vibe surf camp. That's when our Deluxe Surf Camp was born. This surf camp still combines the social and fun atmosphere you love about Star Surf, but is a smaller, more intimate surf camp with upgraded accommodation with electricity and more areas to relax and chill out in. It great for yogis and surfers of all ages who want to kick back on their surfing holidays with a glass of wine away from the hustle and bustle.
Yes, yes and YES! Our surf camp is PERFECT for solo travellers. The mix of multicultural and multilingual guests and staff combined with a laid back atmosphere makes our camp the ideal place to feel at home and get to know people. We get lots of comments about our positive camp vibes and we have seen many guests make friends for life at our camps. So, if you can't convince your friends to join, don't worry, you’ll make plenty of new ones at camp.
Typically guests are 18+, but if you are aged 16 & 17, you may be able to visit if you travel with a suitable guardian who is 18 or older or can provide a parental consent from. Best to get in touch with us and we can advise you further.
Of course! 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.
Yes, we do. Both vegetarian and vegan options are available upon request. If you have any allergies or other dietary requirements, you can tell us during the booking process.
Yes, if you're planning on travelling light, you can rent bedding for the duration on your surf holidays. You can add our bedding option during the booking process.
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 first surf lesson in the afternoon.
Staying for a few extra days in our Moliets Surf Camp is generally not a problem during low season. Contact our team to check availability.
Good questions! Check out our "Pack List" tab for a detailed list. What you shouldn't forget are a towel & toiletries, sunscreen & beachwear, sleeping bag & pillow and some cutlery, a cup, plate, water bottle and food container
Please remember to bring some cash to pay the French 'Taxe de Sejour’, the tourist tax of 0.75€ per pax/night. This tax is not included in your surf holiday package price. It is to be paid in cash upon arrival in the surf camp. Children under 18 are exempt from the tax.
Please also remember 30€ for your tent deposit.
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).
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.