Surfing in Biarritz

Biarritz is a surf region known worldwide. 9 surf spots in and outside Biarritz are waiting to be discovered by you. Below you’ll find thse surfspots for every level. We’ll also give you a great tip for a campsite.

Beginners to advanced surfers are welcome in Biarritz

There are always waves around Biarritz. And the water is warm. Even in winter. And there are bays that protect you from winds or waves that are too high, like the bay of Hendaye south of Biarritz. Not for nothing a surf spot where many surf schools are located. And therefore also a good place if you want to learn to surf around Biarritz.

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Surf spots in Biarritz

Here you can see the map with the various surf spots around Biarritz.

Spot types

BB = beach break

PB = Point break

RB = Reef break


L = lowtide

M = midtide

Nr Spot Spot type Surface Wind Tide Level
1 Tarnos Plage BB Sand E All All
2 Anglet – Cavaliers BB Sand E L-M All
3 Anglet – VVF BB Sand E All Advanced
4 Biarritz – Grande Plage BB Sand & rocks E L-M All
5 Biarritz – Cote des Basques BB Sand & rocks SE L-M All
6 Bidart BB Sand & rocks SE All All
7 Guethary RB rocks NE All Advanced
8 Lafitenia PB rocks SE L-M Advanced
9 Hendaye Plage BB Sand SE All All

The area around Biarritz is great for camping. You can find beautiful campsites in this region. Our tip: Camping Pavillon Royal, south of Biarritz.