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This section is reserved for frequently asked questions, to ensure that all your queries are answered. Don't hesitate to contact us for more information about your surfing holiday on the Côte des Basques in Biarritz!

The surf school offers its services from April to November on the Côte des Basques beach in Biarritz.

The surf school runs from April to November on the Côte des Basques beach in Biarritz. The tides shift by about 1 hour a day, so the timetable is set according to the tide calendar, which you can consult here.

Instructors hold a Brevet d'Etat or BPJEPS and BNSSA (Brevet National de Sécurité et de Sauvetage Aquatique).
There must be 1 instructor for a maximum of 8 people (FFS law). They stay in the water throughout the lesson to help, correct and guide the students.

Notre école accueille tous les niveaux, des débutants complets aux surfeurs expérimentés. Nos programmes sont adaptés à tous, peu importe votre âge ou votre condition physique.
  1. Observation and knowledge of the environment,
  2. Demonstrate and practise the exercise on the sand,
  3. Practical in the water.
Surfing depends on the weather conditions (swell, wind, tide, etc.).

The Jo Moraiz surf school is open every day from April to November.

From the age of 5, provided the child is comfortable in small waves. See our Wave Garden package.

Yes, the school provides boards and wetsuits adapted to your level for the duration of the course. Please bring your swimming costume, towel and sun cream.
No, you have to surf at low tide.

Les cours de l’école de surf Jo Moraiz comprennent l’assurance R.C.

Un moniteur pour 8 élèves maximum.
Yes, the pupils are always on foot during the sessions and their instructor is with them in the water. You need to be able to swim at least 50m.
As early as possible, especially for the summer period (July/August).
Reservations can be made online via our website or by calling us directly. Be sure to book in advance to guarantee your place.

We offer simple introductions to advanced courses.

The first surf lesson is an initiation, a gentle introduction.

After a short 5-10 minute warm-up, you'll learn to read the water, the waves and the currents. Unlike other courses, you'll learn to ride the waves using only your body - this is called bodysurfing.

Depending on the conditions, you may have to perform this exercise lying on the plank...

Find out more about introductory surfing lessons.

Each lesson starts with instructions on the beach, where our instructors will teach you the basics of surfing, paddling techniques and safety. Then you'll head out into the water to put what you've learned into practice.
The duration varies according to the programme, but most of our lessons last around 1h30. This includes time on the beach for instruction and time in the water for practice.

Our school offers beginners', intermediate and advanced surfing and bodyboarding courses. Beginners are welcome.

The sea conditions in which you surf are of course adapted to your level. We divide you into groups according to your level.

From a simple 3-course package to an intensive week-long course.

Find out more about surfing courses.

A towel, swimsuit and sun cream. The rest of the equipment is provided by the school (board, wetsuit, etc....).
Not at all! Surfing is accessible to all fitness levels. Our instructors will tailor lessons to suit your individual abilities.
There's no age limit (fortunately), we have equipment that's adapted and evolving, depending on your physical condition.
We offer both options. Group lessons are ideal for those who want to share the experience, while private lessons offer individual attention.

The spot is recommended for swells of 1 to 2 metres, at low tide until mid-tide (3 hours before low tide until 3 hours after).

Check the Biarritz tide times here.

Watch out for the incoming tide, and don't let yourself get carried away. At high tide, the waves crash against the rocks and it can be very dangerous to get out of the water.

This beach is unique in that it is completely covered at high tide, but also has the largest surface area at low tide...

Find out more about when to get to the Basque Coast?

Biarritz is the only town on the Basque coast to have several surf spots, each as different as the next. There are waves for beginners and advanced surfers alike. Its jagged coastline means you can surf all types of swell (big and small), as well as finding waves sheltered from the wind depending on your orientation...

En savoir plus sur où apprendre à surfer à Biarritz ?

From north to south, the tubular beach breaks of Anglet give way to the beaches of Biarritz, including the Côte des Basques, ideal for beginners, before arriving on a steeper coastline with very high quality reef breaks that can be practised when the swell exceeds 1m50.

Finally, the long sandy beach at Hendaye is an ideal spot to fall back on when the swell gets really big...

Find out more about where to learn to surf on the Basque coast?

Jo Moraiz surf school offers group rates (EVJF/EVG, CE, seminars...).

For more information, contact us.