Welcome to Big Mama Surf School
Your Surf School in Lacanau

Our surf school in Lacanau welcomes you every day, from mid-March to early November, with Big smiles. Romain, Adrien and the whole team will make you discover surfing at Lacanau Océan, but also help you to improve your surfing skills with FUN and GOOD HUMOUR.

We will not only help you ride the best waves of your life but our surf school is also the friendliest and most comfortable surf school in Lacanau: spacious showers and changing rooms, a relaxation area to chill out, a small bar, a well-equipped surf shop... everything to provide you with the best possible welcome.

A friendly Surf School for young and old alike

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Kids surf lesson
from 5yo

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Groups all ages
all levels

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Join the Big Mama family for beginners, intermediate or advanced surfing and bodyboarding courses. Kids, teenagers, adults and families: we have everything you need. Whether you choose group or individual courses: our passionate, professional and state-qualified surf teachers are well-prepared for you to catch the best waves in a great atmosphere.

Learning to surf with us is all about smiles and sharing. In this way, thanks to our optimal teaching conditions and new equipment, you will progress right away. Kids can even choose the colour of their board!

Surfing lessons adapted to your needs and budget

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You are looking for a beginners course in Lacanau Océan? Thanks to our competitive rates everyone can benefit from secure and high-quality classes. Opt for a first introduction to surfing and bodyboarding with our 2-hour courses: you and your kids will love them. The Big Discovery courses are ideal for the weekend with 4 hours over 2 days. With our half-time classes (10 hours of surfing over the week) you will acquire solid foundations and become a real surfer. If you wish to receive more information, please send us an email. We will get back to you within 24 hours.

Special Sessions

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In addition to the classic surfing courses, we offer you special sessions in order to live your surfing holiday in Lacanau Océan at 100%: try our sunrise sessions to benefit from the best conditions or a sunset session with its magical setting. We also offer personalized sessions for groups at attractive rates: bachelor parties, hen parties, seminars, schools and communities. More information at our "Sessions" section.

Big Mama for 10 years has been...

happy customers
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incredible moments shared

Sharing incredible moments, great atmosphere, great training, great week!

The lessons are planned by taking into account the attendance of other surf schools and the tide. It's great to surf peacefully in such good conditions! Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer, the instructions are personalized. And all this in a great atmosphere.

Martin, testimonial Trip Advisor, august 2019

An unforgettable surfng class

With our teenage daughters we had an unforgettable surfing course with the whole family. Romain, who was with us in the water, combined pedagogy, sensations and humour. All four of us standing up after 1h30. Thank you to Romain and to Big Mama, the surf school in Lacanau and the surf school of our #happy summer.

Nadège, testimonial Trip Advisor, august 2019

Excellent surfing workshop!

A big thank you to Romain and his team for the surfing workshop! My daughters were over the moon! They had a great week. The supervisors were very competent and attentive and shared their passion with a big smile. I highly recommend this surf school.

Nolwenn, testimonial Trip Advisor, august 2019

Bachelor Party in Lacanau

We booked a surfing course for a bachelor party and were very satisfied. Thank you to Romain for his professionalism and the quality of his lessons. Thanks to the whole team for their recommendations on parties. Trust this school beyond doubt!

Alex, testimonial Trip Advisor, august 2019

Surfing classes for my teenagers

First surfing experience at the club for my two 13 years olds. For 5 days they took 2 hours of surfing lessons every day and at the end, they proudly managed to get up on their boards! They loved the atmosphere, the instructors and the North beach. They want to start again soon to improve. Mission completed, I recommend!

Julie, testimonial Trip Advisor, july 2019

5 days surf training

Great surf school that just feels good. The instructions are great, and we felt confident to go out in the open ocean with the instructors at our side! We'll come back for sure. Xabi, 16 years, and Iban, 12 years.

Aude, testimonial Trip Advisor, august 2019

Frequently asked questions from our surfing students

I am not a sportsman/sportswoman, can I enrol in the Big Mama Surf School?
Of course! Thanks to our adapted equipment and our playful teaching we will make you discover the ocean in complete safety. If you are not very athletic, your instructor will take as much time as you need, but one thing is sure: you will have the ride of your life.
Which session should I choose for discounted rates?
We have a wide range of surfing sessions to suit all budgets. Group courses in the off-season are less expensive compared to private sessions. You can also opt for 5 lessons spread over the week, which considerably reduces the price per hour. Don't wait any longer and join the Big Mama Family to have a Big smile on your face and have the ride of your life.
Does the price of the surfing sessions include equipment rental?
The rental of the surfboard and wetsuit are included in our prices. This equipment is renewed every year thanks to the sale of second-hand surfboards to our customers and vacationers. Our courses are therefore absolutely safe in terms of equipment. Don’t wait: ask us for information and book in one of the best surf schools in this area!
Is it better to choose a group course or a private lesson for an optimal learning experience?
It all depends on your wishes. Group lessons are always a fun thing to do and you will feel the team spirit. The instructor is always present as he takes into account the individuality of each student. Private lessons are more expensive, but you benefit from a coach dedicated just to you with highly personalized advice for optimal progress.
Can I be in the same group as someone close to me even if I don't have the same level?
Yes. We offer surfing courses with family or friends in which we welcome people of different levels. Our instructors are used to these heterogeneities and easily adapt to give you the most appropriate instructions for each of you: learning with a Big smile, with Big Mama Surf School.
I've never surfed before, I'm not very sporty. Can I learn to surf?
Of course! Surfing is an accessible activity, we welcome all levels: beginners, intermediate and advanced. If you have never surfed before, we will start with simple exercises on the board prior to your first ride.
On which beach of Lacanau do the surfing lessons take place?
You can easily access the school by car (parking in front of the school), bike or foot. The lessons take place on one of the most beautiful beaches of Lacanau Océan – and France. The beach is perfectly adapted for surfing lessons as it is far away from the other schools on the central beaches.
Is the Big Mama Surf School the best surf school in Lacanau?
We are working on it constantly, every day. We are already one of the best schools in the city, the Gironde region and France. But our main objective is to make you have a crazy ride and live an unforgettable experience. What are you waiting for? Book the best of Lacanau Océan's activities – with us!
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Come and live a great holiday experience in Lacanau! On the beach, in the water and on the wave: it’s all about smiling and riding!

Book your surf lesson now !

Our partners

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Médoc Atlantique

Lacanau Tourist Office
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Our partner for accessories and surfschool surfboards.
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The sunscreens and skincare we use.
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Our surf instructors sunglasses that can be find at the surf shop.
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Mamita Di Roma

Apartments rental in Lacanau-Océan.
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5* campsite in Lacanau, near the school.