Salty Waves Surf Camp

18 to 28 years – Vegan and fun Camp for only 390€/ Week

Open from July 2nd to August 27th 2022

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Immersing ourselves in the wilderness is so important for our mental and physical health, and getting into nature should be accessible for all. Our motivation behind Salty Waves is to give an affordable option for young people, students and anyone wanting to experience an eco-friendly vacation close to nature while having fun! 

This camp is perfect for solo travelers and groups of friends, and we love the community vibe that always forms in the groups during the week. We organise group activities such as sunset volleyball games on the beach, parties and workshops to bring people together.

Our camp is set up under the pine tree on the coast of the Atlantic, in the camping Les Cigales in Moliets plage. We’re only a 10 minutes walk away from the long white sand beach of Moliets, and have so many walking/running tracks to explore around, in the forest or alongside the Courant d’Huchet. Courant d’Huchet is a protected area, a river surrounded by the forest and the dune, that ends its course in the Atlantic Ocean.

Moliets is a small town with a few vegan-friendly cafés, little boutiques and surf shops. We also have nice bars that get pretty groovy in the high season!

Accommodation 

Shared accommodation up to 12 person, mixt dorm tent.

Don’t forget to bring your own air mattress, sleeping bag, pillow and sheets and air mattress or other.

Food

We’re not going to pretend we’re not obsessed with food. We are. We believe eating well is not only the foundation of a healthy life, it is a source of so much joy and a way of gathering people. There is something about big outdoor dinner tables after a long day in the water. People chatting, laughing, creating new friendships ; we love this community feel sharing a meal can create.

All our food is Organic and vegan 

It is so important for us to provide high quality vegan and organic meals, and we craft our menu mindfully, with a balance of healthy but still indulgent foods. We embrace all of the diversity vegan food can offer, and it’s a balance of burgers and salads, fried tempuras and steamed broccoli. Our menu is inspired by international cuisine, but the vegan way; it goes from pasta carbonara, curry, chili… We love whole foods and use little to no processed food. Everything we serve is made daily with fresh products that we source locally, and our tofu and seitan is homemade by our association in le Gers, a region in southern France close to Moliets. We also provide options for gluten intolerance and allergies.

Breakfast

An easy breakfast buffet, with bread, sweet and salty spreads, porridge, tea and coffee. 

Lunch

Make your own Sandwich for lunch (during breakfast).

Dinner

Every evening we offer a tasty dinner composed of one main dish and a side. All ingredients are of the best organic quality. Handed out by our lovely team.

For snacks and beverages during the day, we have a selection of cookies, chips, kombucha, lemonade, wine and more in our bar. All vegan and from brands that we’re stoked about, like our Foliz kombucha crafted in le Gers and our Coreff beers from la Bretagne.

Don’t forget to bring your own plate, bowl and cutlery. 

Yoga

The days at the camp always start with a dynamic class before breakfast for the early risers. Then we have an afternoon and an evening class, usually a slower practice to unwind. As huge yoga enthusiasts, we like to have diversity in our yoga planning with multiple styles for you to discover. 

You’re a beginner or have you never tried yoga? No worries, the teacher adapts to the global level of the group and crafts classes that are accessible for everyone. Our aim is to make you feel the benefits of a yoga practice, especially combined with surfing, and how it can really implement your well-being. 

We provide yoga mats and all the props you need to practice, you just need to bring your amazing soul and body and get on the mat.

You can sign up for your yoga classes day by day. The lesson only costs a little contribution of from 5€ to10€/class depending on the class. All our yoga classes are taught in English.

Surf

Surfing teaches us so much about ourselves, and there is so much to experience when you have a mindful approach to it. Because, let’s admit it, surfing is pretty hard. You paddle, you wait for the right wave, you fall… The ocean is in charge, and it can bring up some challenges. It’s an ever learning process and a huge part of surfing is actually observing and reading the ocean. Our teaching of surfing is not only technical ; we’ll also make sure to transmit you our passion for the ocean. In the end, it’s all about enjoying the gift that is surfing; sliding on the waves.

Come and surf with us!

Our surf lessons will be given by our surf instructors certified by ISA (International Surfing Association). Thanks to small groups (max. 8 pers.) our instructors will be able to help you to improve at your own rhythm and make your first steps in this sport.

Our Lessons are taught in English, depending on teachers and demand we can offer lessons in German or French.

The surf package includes:

  • 10h of surf lessons for 140€ from Sunday to Thursday or from Monday to Friday.
    • Surf equipment during the lessons
    • 5 lessons at the beach
    • 1 theory lesson at the camp
  • 13h of surf lessons for 190€ from Sunday to Friday.
    • Surf equipment during the lessons
    • 6 lessons of at the beach
    • 1 theory lesson at the camp

Activities

Be prepared for a festive atmosphere ; we love to dance A LOT. Preferably barefoot on our sand dance-floor, under the fairy lights. We have a bar where you can buy vegan and organic drinks! We organize two proper parties on Mondays and Fridays, that usually end up at the bars in town where the atmosphere is always super nice! 

Whether you join us for memorable parties or not, we have plenty of activities to attend during the daytime too : beach cleaning actions, ping pong, volleyball, movie nights, workshops around sustainability… 

We invite associations and creatives that are changing the world around them to talk about their actions and work. We are lucky to have many legends coming to the camp to open conversation about their actions from animal protection to discussing the place of women in surfing.

We have a weekly schedule where you are free to join:

  • beach clean ups
  • movie night 
  • partie night 
  • beach games 
  • and lot more 

Differences from main camp 

  • Bring your own plates and cutlery
  • Easy vegan food 
  • Perfect for solo travelers and little friend groups
  • Party
  • From 18 to 28
  • Seperated from main camp 
  • Shared accomodation 
  • Only Basic tent option / no air mattress provided
  • No yoga shala 
  • Own area

Not included 

In all packages not included:

  • Surf lessons
  • Yoga lessons (10€/lesson contribution)
  • Excursions
  • Individual tent
  • Massages
  • Surf equipment rental
  • Car, van parking in the campsite

Car Park

There is a big car park at the entrance of the campsite where you park your car in total safety for 1-2 weeks. You can also park your car inside of the camping area for 3€/day (you will have to pay this amount on your arrival day at the reception of the campsite).

Check-ins

Check-ins are from 4 pm to 6 pm on Saturday. Be on time and don’t miss the first dinner! Check out on Sunday before 09.00.

*  The Price indications are only informative, they can vary due to seasons, special offers or unexpected events.

**If the Covid Situation doesn’t change till next season we will be obliged to apply an extra charge of 15€/ adult 

COVID-19 | Cancellation management

If your stay is cancelled due to a government ban due to COVID-19 or your trip is prohibited due to a government ban due to COVID-19 or due to a COVID-19 positive testing, then:

  • we offer a free change of dates (the price difference will be at your charge) or
  • we offer you a voucher valid for 18 months from the date of initial stay or
  • a refund of your deposit