Get digging!

Our 2015 Snow holidays started with 2 meters of fresh powder for our lucky Irish family staying with us this week. This was the car 12 hours after I parked it.

Things to do when it’s flat or too cold

When its flat a great thing to do is go for a walk along the coastline and check the area for any potential reef / sandbank setups and their access points that might work when there’s swell.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

The Boardingmania team would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy new Year! Has the cold winter weather got you dreaming about sunshine and warm waves? Or are you dying to get some snow in the new year? Check out our surf and snow deals for 2014! Or make it […]

And the winner of our review competition is…

This summer, we ran a competition for all of our Boardingmania guests – giving them the chance to win a brand new wetsuit from our sponsors Xcel… For the chance to win the brand new wettie, our guests had to review us on Tripadvisor or Google+. This gave us the chance at Boardingmania to get […]


*FINAL CALL!!!!!!!* -GET YOUR REVIEWS IN BY FRIDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 2013- Review us on TripAdvisor and Google+ for your chance to WIN A BRAND NEW 3.2 XCEL WETSUIT!!!! Click here to review us on Tripadvisor Click here to review us on Google+ Thanks to all the reviewers so far!

A Weekend Surf Holiday in France with Boardingmania

This weekend, we saw the return of some of our summer Boardingmania clients, who came all the way from Russian, just to spend the weekend surfing with us – talk about dedication!! The group of 5 friends spent the weekend taking surf lessons and guiding sessions with our instructors, making the most of the autumn […]

Boardingmania Surf Camp at the Quiksilver Pro France 2013

Barrels, 30 degree sunshine and a bunch of aerial popping surfing pro’s made this year’s Quiksilver Pro one to remember! With the competition site based at Seignosse, Le Penon – right next to our Surf Camp accommodation – all our Boardingmania guests were happy to roll out of bed and surf alongside the pro’s. With a 2m+ […]

Surf Camps on the beach

Here we have it… our niche, our strongest selling point, what sets us apart is simple… it’s our accommodation! It’s all about location location location here at Boardingmania Surf Camps. All of our accommodation is strategically positioned right in front of the best beach breaks in Europe if not the world. We wouldn’t have it any other way, what’s […]

Surf guiding holidays in Hossegor, France

As you can see from the picture, it’s obvious the 250kms of endless beach here in Les Landes contains many hidden gems, however finding them is another matter. With varying wind and swell conditions adding to tidal pushes of over 100 horizontal metres and 6-7 vertical metres, the beach landscape can change dramatically in a […]

Family surf holidays at Boardingmania

The feeling of catching your first wave is like no other, and how amazing it is to share special moments like this with your family and friends. Being a family-run surf school, we understand how precious family time is and we invite you to share those special moments with us. At Boardingmania, we cater for […]


This year we are adding a ‘taster’ skate lesson to all surf camp stays so you can get a feel of what it’s like to surf on asphalt. We know all the best beginner spots and intermediate spots in and around your accommodation. You can also take more skate lessons on arrival. The long board […]

This mornings surf

Up at 6.30 to make the most of the conditions. In the water at 8 and I was alone until 9 so it was worth it! Nice long rights with some opening barrels.

Friday evening Saturday morning

Big crunchy swell for the beginning of this weekend. Friday evening saw la Graviere working but it was super tricky with bigger sets rolling around in the lineup and 70 percent just closing out so you had to be prepared to take some beatings . Saturday morning and it was knocking on 30 deg again […]

Last of the snow!

Sunday 7th of April was a day to be remembered with 360cm of snow still on the north faces and 40cm of fresh powder all the way down to 1300m. Steel blue skies and sunny weather. A great way to end a great season. With over 9m of accumulated snow fall this season and an […]

35 deg and cranking surf!

Another amazing weekend here in South West France. Last Sunday we were enjoying 40 cm of fresh snow and today we were enjoying 35 deg on the beach!

Last week of the season

Here are some photos from this week. It’s snowed 20cm and its still falling as I write. Tomorrow should lighten up with good weather for Sunday. All stations in the Pyrenees close Sunday. What a season! There’s still 3m20 of snow at 2400m. I reckon I got 20 good days this season with 4 world […]

Tuesday surf big empty barreling lefts

Tuesday 19th Feb. High going mid tide. 2m westerly swell. Offshore wind all day. 20 deg in the sun. Crazy lefts going off! Heavy drop, speeding walls, smacking close out to finish. No one out! Beautiful

Surf check Sunday!

Here are a few pics from yesterday. Absolutely amazing waves as you can see. 17 degrees too.

5m of snow

Another epic day at St Lary! Bottomless powder pits.

Snow time

Nearly 2 m of snow with 1 m of fresh powder. Road up closed yesterday had to take the benne up. Excellent conditions

2013 is pumping

Here are a few photos from yesterday! 6 to 8 ft and offshore with only 4 guys out! I love the winter.

Wednesday Surf Check

This was the best wave around on Wednesday the 12th of December a super fast lest hand barrel

Sunday morning surf check

Beautiful morning and the predicted fall in swell is here. 1 to 1.5 m and offshore with blue skies. Went in for a quick uneventful surf before taking the train into Bayonne with the kids for mulled wine and belgian waffles at the winter market

Whoop there it is

Well as called we had 1 m of powder at 1600 and 1.5m at 2300. 18 euro for a day pass and blue skies with not a single person at the chairlifts all day. Our three Belgian clients couldn’t believe their luck.

1m of powder!!

On the road, St.lary opens tomorrow. It’s been snowing for 3 days non stop. Just phoned a local and he says its all time and there’s 1m of powder in front of his shop at 1700m so I reckon at least 1.5m at 2600m and that’s a conservative estimate. Clouds in the morning sun in […]

Our Private Summer Surf Camps

July and August are when schools close all over Europe and for those families, friends and couples looking to have some amazing experiences learning a new skill, gaining knowledge and getting fit and tanned then a Boardingmania Private Surf Camp Holiday is exactly what you need. The testimonials of our returning clients prove the success […]