montasurfschool / surf school

Founded in 1999, MontaSurfSchool is a surf school for surf, longboard, stand up paddle, tandem and bodyboard, run by surfers and aimed at giving the spirit of surfing to everybody.

Whether you have never touched a surfboard or are experienced but ready to move to the next level, whether you would like to learn to longboard, shortboard, tandem surf or bodyboard, we have the instructors you need.

We believe surfing is for everyone

We believe surfing is for everyone, all ages, male or female, all walks of life and abilities. We therefore try to cater for as many types of surfers as possible, with various events, rentals ( boards and wetsuits), courses, lessons, coaching and other surf related activities.

Students on a group lesson

Plage Sud, Montalivet-les-Bains

Situated in the heart of the Medoc towards the northern reaches of the Gironde, we are just two minutes walk from the centre of the village of Montalivet on the Atlantic Coast of south west France.

View from the surf school overlooking the beach

Lona Park, Stand Up Paddle

Would you like to learn how to stand up paddle when you are in the M├ędoc region or do you need to rent a SUP when you are in Vendays-Montalivet? PLEASE NOTE THAT All our lessons include board, paddle, wetsuit, insurance, warm up session, coached and supervised practice sessions and action.

On the lac in Vendays-Montalivet

Head Coach: Thomas Bilbao

Thomas Bilbao, French National Surf Instructor, national lifeguard, ex-masters longboard french champion, ex-international surf competitor on the world longboard circuit and head coach of Monta Surf School would enjoy your company in helping you to discover the world of surfing.

Thomas Bilbao in action with a 9ft longboard

Surf School Montalivet
First lesson
Standing up on the first day
Learn young
instruction for children
First waves
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