We visited in Southwest surf house for a little over two weeks and it was hands down this was the highlight of our European adventure. The atmosphere and vibe is relaxing, inclusive, loving, and adventuresome. The beautiful staff are definitely what makes the place an unforgettable experience. I can not recommend this place enough !! I would live there if they would let me! Do yourself a favour and check out the best surf house in Europe!
Shani El’Khoder | Byron Bay, Australia
This place is the antidote to all that is stressful; a truly magical spot where all sense of time fades away in a melting pot of laughter, music, conversation and shared experience. Raff runs the show with a calm demeanour while Fraser tip toes from guest to guest ensuring that everyone is having a great time on their own level; either he’s helping you either read the surf or to fling yourself backwards off a bridge. G is nothing short of a sorceress in the kitchen; I have never even imagined that vegetables could be elevated to the level dished out as standard at the Surf House. Her food is healthy, plentiful and served with a generous helping of great chat. An amazing time was had here!
Paul Cooper | Glasgow, UK
Southwest Surfhouse is a truely magical place. From the moment you arrive you start to unwind and relax. My partner and I spent 6 nights here and wished we stayed forever. From car park salsa lessons to sunset surfs, daily ice cream stops to the most unbelievable home cooked meals you will ever eat- this place has it all sorted! These legends instantly make you feel at home and your mind starts to plot how exactly you can quit your job and never leave. We had one of the best weeks of our lives. Saying goodbye was the hardest, made easier knowing I’ll definitely be back! Until next time legends! Xxx
Ashley Murphy | Maitland, Australia
Thank you team for a fannntastic week. I had the best time, you are all amazing. The house is so great and the people that it attracts are the best. Such a good vibe and excellent food. Wishing I was still there. Already planning my return x
Charlotte Kool | Aukland, New Zealand
Raff and the SW team are the best crew of people ever. They make you feel at home, feed you the best meals and make sure every day is better than the last. I’d 100% recommend staying for the full seven days, any less will not be enough! We’re already planning our next visit back here. If you’re in Europe and love surfing, chilling and eating with absolute legends - this place is for you.
Beccy Meares | Wanaka, New Zealand
The southwest surf house is an amazing place to stay. Such relaxed vibes and amazing hosts. Really the perfect holiday. Raff and the team took us to some great surf spots, showed us around the town for all the best places to visit. Every evening we had amazing food cooked by the in house chef Georgia. It was a great place to meet amazing people, perfect for couples groups or even going alone. After the week I already feel part of the family, I will definitely come back again!
Tom Wilson | London, UK
I would just like to thank all of you, Raff, Fraser, Salome and G for the amazing couple of weeks spent in Hossegor. Thank you for making the Surfhouse a home. G’s cooking is seriously special, an absolute credit to the Surfhouse. My surfing came on thanks to the enthusiasm of the team and before too long was surfing absolute gnar gnars. I am going to recommend the Surfhome to all my friends and look forward to seeing you soon.
David McCrimmon | Glasgow, UK
They whole team were amazing the entire time from, swimming in the rain, making the most delicious food and drinks, sharing wise life advice, setting up cinema screenings, even bridge jumping. I could gush on about our stay with these guys for much longer.... but in summary they've created something really special, and I challenge anyone not to have an incredible time when staying here :)
Adele Burns | London, UK
"Southwest Surf House has nailed the formula for the perfect surfing holiday and created something very special. Such a positive, chilled, fun and relaxed vibe, something for everybody. These guys looked after me so well and nothing was too much trouble. I felt like one of the family and made some great friends. If you do one thing in your life make it trip to Southwest Surf House, you won’t regret it!!! "
Jamie Saker | London, UK
"Dream Holiday...Thank you guys for the most amazing trip I've ever had! If you want to feel the spirit of freedom, adventure, friendship and hospitality-that's a perfect destination. The food was just wonderful. I would give this place a couple Michelin stars, seriously. You are the most friendly hosts ever. Thank you for making our holiday perfect!"
Maria Malisheva | Moscow, Russia
"Best Holiday of My Life! I came to Southwest Surf House and couldn't have had a more amazing time! The hosts create such a relaxed atmosphere making you feel like your part of their family. I honestly couldn't recommend these guys anymore! You won't regret it! Cant wait to come back!"
Anne Hollyday | Philadelphia, USA
"A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE...Surrounded by a magical forest these guys will make you feel what a dream is. Just don't think and jump into an unforgettable gipsy-surfing-life experience. Get ready to eat emotions, surf the best waves in Europe, enjoy a true sense of togetherness and celebrate life in all its components. 500% recommended!"
Matteo Mascolo | San Severo, Italy
"EVERYDAY IS THE BEST DAY EVER!!!...Best time of my life without question, and it's mainly because of Southwest Surf House. Lora makes the best damn dinners and brekkies you will ever eat. It honestly felt like a fantasy land inside of reality. "
Matty Lewis | Encinitas, USA
"Best place ive stayed in my LIFE!....WOW let me tell you..I still keep in touch with everyone at the surf house thats how amazing that place is. I made friends with the crew instantly. They are all legends! They have a chef that cooks the best meals I've ever had. I miss the food ... Sorry Mom. Ha. "
Danny Berk | San Diego, USA
"Everything you could want from a surf trip and more! Every morning there's complete surf froth, amazing feasts, epic nights out in Hossegor, or maximo chilling at the pad if that's your thing. Essential party mixes played on the speakers when the mood's right and plenty of space to relax and have a siesta in the sunshine. 100% the best spot in town..get it booked!!"
Kazmira Joy | Manchester, UK
"Cannot thank them enough...My stay at Southwest Surfhouse was something I never experienced before. The perfect mix of surfing, play, relaxation, party, food and friends. The team went above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. I love the vibe at the Southwest Surfhouse and wholeheartedly recommend staying here. #canicomebacknow #allthetears"
Jordan Gosling | Auckland, New Zealand
"Every year, 10 of our close friends take off from London and go surfing for a week. It's safe to say that our stay at Southwest Surf has the best surf trip we've had to date! Amazing staff make up the relaxed, fun vibe of the place. Everyone in our group had an amazing holiday and we're 100% going to be back!"
Rachel Dymond | London, UK
"Fantastic! This is the best place I stayed at whilst visiting Europe. The hosts are deadest legends. Raff, Chris, and Laura looked after me like family. The food was world class. Often fresh from the garden! They know all the best surf spots too from the beginner banks to the big wave Hellman outer banks. Can't recommend highly enough!"
Matt Larson | Byron Bay, Australia
"Best Surf House in Europe!... I stayed for one week and was welcomed by all members of staff with open arms! I ate like a king with the delicious food cooked from their world class chef Lora. Was taken for some unforgettable nights out in town and the surf guiding was exceptional! Will definitely be returning!"
Jason Mcgovern | Melbourne, Australia
"The perfectt escape...Within 5 minutes of arriving I was in a hammock, the sun was beaming, and I could smell Lora's delicious cooking. I instantly fell into the magic of this place."
Mickey Fitz | Bristol, UK
Surf House in Hossegor, France
At Southwest Surf House we are a group of passionate, inspired crusaders, dedicated to living the good life in and out of the water. We are obsessed with surfing and good food but of most importance to us is the atmosphere created by a group of good people having an amazing time. With no grand plan or master scheme our surf house in Hossegor has evolved organically to provide an unforgettable experience.
The Surf Camp is located right on Les Bourdaines beach, one of the most consistant and well known beaches in Hossegor, France. All of the areas local bars and restaurants are within walking distance or a short bike ride away. We offer a relaxed atmosphere, experienced surf guiding, and delicious healthy food. The surf camp team are on hand 24-7 to attend to all your entertainment needs, and show you an amazing time.
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I just came back from a 3 week holiday at the Southwest Surf House and had the time of my life!! I just cannot believe how amazing my holiday there has been. It was the perfect balance between surfing as much as possible when the conditions allowed it (surfing always was first priority which I loved), awesome family vibes, a beautiful home with hammocks, vegetable gardens and relax areas, fun activities like bridge jumping, water parks, outlet shopping, salsa dancing lessons, sunset beers, bike rides to beach bars or into Hossegor and the best meals you could possibly think of. Seriously, Georgia is the most outstanding chef and we were overexcited for every single brekky and dinner she prepared and each time we were blown away by what she put on the table! The whole surf house team is just an absolute dream team with Raff, Fraser and Georgia. They managed to create this magical surf house spirit where everything is amazingly well organised, super chilled, nature loving, healthy, sporty, friendly, welcoming and heartwarming. They offer everything you could wish for but always with zero pressure. You can go join them throughout the whole day and party with them all night long but you can also just hang out and relax or read your book. What I also enjoyed especially was that they wouldn't just send you off to do your own thing but they actually come along, introduce you to their friends and you almost feel like a local within the shortest time. The fact that they have everything you need like bikes, boards, wetsuits etc. makes the whole experience even more complete.
I just cannot recommend staying enough. I wasn't sure if I really could trust all the overly positive feedbacks here (it sounded too good to be true) but I took a leap of faith and booked 3 full weeks straight away before it was booked out. Best decision I possibly could have made! Go check it out and enjoy to the fullest! I'll go back there as soon as possible as I'm missing Southwest Surf House already! Thanks so much!!I can not recommend staying enough.