Big Mama Surf School
in Lacanau-Ocean

Surfing with Big Mama Surf School is much more than standing on a surfboard

The Big mama crew has been doing his best since 10 years to provide unforgettable surf lessons. In 2017, the new team with Romain and Adrien will welcome you in a joyous and relaxed atmosphere. If you want to surf, to discover stand up paddle, or to live like a typical french surfer: join the team.

The Big Mama Surf School

We are located at the entrance of the North Beach access near the Airotel and Les Grands Pins campsites.
Big Mama is a convenient surf school with spacious changing rooms, showers and sanitary facilities to welcome you in the best conditions. The renewal of our teaching equipment is also very important for us to guarantee your safety and progress. Finally, our instructors are always with you in the water to help and encourage you. For this reason, we are classified as one of the best surf schools in Lacanau.

The Big Mama Surf Shop

In our surf shop you can find all the articles that will support you on your way to become a great surfer or beachgoer. You can get everything you need for your solo surfing trip: foam or epoxy surfboards, body boards, fins, wetsuits, leashes, FCS daggerboards, wax...

But we also have your days without surfing in mind, as we offer sunglasses at competitive prices, stylish flip-flops, protection sticks and eco-friendly sunscreen.

Finally, our Big Mama clothing line also gives you the opportunity to have a little souvenir and to advertise your favourite surf school. With the Big Mama sweatshirts, hoodies, t-shirts and caps, you will be able to show off your surfing skills at the end of the holidays and impress your friends, classmates or colleagues.

The Big Mama Coffee

Discover our relaxation area with an outdoor terrace to quench your thirst and eat a bite in our small bar in the company of your instructor during the debriefing of your surfing session. We offer snacks, ice cream as well as cold and hot drinks in a surfing atmosphere with videos and a reading area on a comfy sofa.

Why choose Big Mama ?


Optimal safety during surfing lessons thanks to a careful pedagogy and high-performance instructors.

High quality courses

High-quality courses with 100% fun on an easily accessible beach.

Surf instructors

A team of english speaking qualified instructors who are happy to share their passion with you.


A school with comfortable changing rooms and high-performance equipment, adapted to your age and level.


A little Snack to enjoy a coffee before the surf lesson and a refreshing beverage after the session.

Surf Shop

A small shop to equip yourself or buy a small souvenir or gift.

The Big Mama surf instructors

Our surf instructors will pass on their passion for surfing to you, and are on the water throughout the course to help and encourage you. And make you catch the wave of your life!
Portrait de Romain Lhoste moniteur de surf à Big Mama Surfschool à Lacanau


"I hope you're ready to ride!"

Romain Lhoste
Director & surf instructor
Portrait de Adrien Valero moniteur de surf à Big Mama Surfschool à Lacanau


"Don't leave Lacanau without trying a sunrirse or sunset surf session"

Adrien Valero
Director & surf instructor
moniteur de surf big mama lacanau

The friends

"Dream sellers, they are at your service"

The friends
Surf instructors

Why they are the best in town ?

They are handsome

Long hair (not all), muscular torso (not all), dreamy abs (none...) They are beautiful but not in the morning !

They are strong

They are strong but only in first aid, surfing, petanque and pony!

They are nice

We promise, this time it's true!