Understand and enjoy your surf lesson with us!

Stand-up bodyboard

** How surf lessons work **

Your French classes are over and it is time for your daily surf lessons? You are ready to hit the beach, put your wetsuit / sunscreen on and enjoy a good surf session.

A glance at the weekly schedule and you realize that your surf lesson starts at 5pm?

Why wait another 4 hours? Why does your surf lessons’ schedule change every day?


Surfer inside a barrel


Like almost all our students, you have done little or no surfing in your life and the best conditions, the safest conditions are at low tide. The ocean rises and falls +/- 6 hours apart. This variation (due to the moon, the sun and the Earth’s revolution…) determines the schedule of your surf lessons.

At low tide, surfing is more practicable for beginners for 2 reasons:

—> you won’t surf in deep water
—> waves and whitewater offer a longer distance to slide on



Surfing is almost all about fun! There are a few rules to follow when you go out:

Do not surf between flags reserved for swimmers –>

Délimitations surfeurs et baigneurs


Respect priority rules –>

Priorités en surf


Surfeurs sur une vague



Now, let’s work on your vocabulary by associating the words in the right column with the left column:


1. Ramer a.  Surfboard
2. Faire le canard b.  To pop up
3. Une dérive c. Foam / Whitewater
4. Tomber d. To duck dive
5. Une planche (de surf) e. Fin
6. Se lever f. Wave
7. Un leash g. Current
8. Une vague h. To fall
9. La mousse i. Paddle
10. Le courant j. Leg rope


Surfing is also a commitment to the environment. Respect the ocean, collect your garbage, leave only your footsteps in the sand.