Les Landes is the home of the French Surfing Federation and each year is host to the World Championship. Les Landes is France’s leading Department for this sport with superb conditions all the year round and boasting 10 surfing schools and 7 authorized clubs. The ‘Ecole du Surf’ in Labenne caters for all standards from beginners to experts.
The surf championships are held in late August each year from the beaches just North of Labenne. They are usually based in Hossegor where the accommodation is plentiful and the ocean conditions are first class.
The surf schools at Labenne run junior and adult classes throughout the main season and they also provide individual tuition at all standards.