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SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« on: April 01 2009 12:04:00 »
Dudes & Dudettes,
Am hit by a bout of recessionitis & now looking for a break, am thinking I would love to spend my summer surfing & working somewhere on the continent this summer. I am a passionate surfer & looking for ideas as to where I could meet likeminded people & start planning my route!
I also can speak French & a bit of Spanish, great opportunity to improve on my language skills!!
Feeel free to send me advice, I really need it!
RE: SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« Reply #1 on: April 01 2009 12:04:00 »
You should go to SW france!
I will be in the area the whole of june before traveling north spain and portugal. Im saving beforehand and living cheap with my rucksack and board, there are loads of fairly cheap campsites to stay on and hostels.
If your there when i am would be cool to go for a surf as im travelling alone.
I cant help you with work but good luck and have a sick trip!
Calum 19 UK
RE: SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« Reply #2 on: April 01 2009 12:04:00 »
Am actually looking to base myself some place nice for a while, that way I get to work on my surf, language & earn a bit of mula, am defo thinking of SW area though, just need guidance as to where exactly I guess.....am a solo traveller at the moment anyway!!
RE: SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« Reply #3 on: April 01 2009 13:04:00 »
Thats cool, well id say base yourself around Biarritz, Hossegor would be good, really cheap flights to biarritz and i spose you could look for work before the busy season starts which would be sweet. Also you might be able to get a cheap rate on a holiday apartment as its would be early season in june time. Have you looked at other forums/threads? there are a few people looking for accomadation, might be worth contacting them to share etc
RE: SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« Reply #4 on: April 11 2009 01:04:00 »
Just go to any place on the coast and ask the restaurants, hotels, bars if they need manpower.
Try to avoid the big cities like Lacanau where there is a lot of competition and the accomodation get to crazy prices during summer !
If you speak good french I think you won't have any problems as everyone's looking for a native english speaker.
RE: SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« Reply #5 on: April 25 2009 09:04:00 »
Hey Louise! I'm seriously considering getting the fuck outta dodge and to a place with some sun too! I absolutely LOVE surfing but work is getting in the way so I want to base myself somewhere where I can get up, go for a surf and go to work(if I have to!) been thinking about france(have a bit of french from school) Love to just stay in one place, get to know some people, work on my surfing and chill out. If you need someone to share accommodation with, or maybe just a surf buddy I'd be interested. Let me know if you've figured anything out...
RE: SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« Reply #6 on: April 26 2009 10:04:00 »
I'm a 21 y.o guy form spain also looking to share accomodation in Hossegor in the month of july. I'm trying to get a part-time job there as appartment prices are so high in july but the main idea is to surf... so I'm looking to share a flat not very far from the beach!
if anyone interested in sharing a flat, or has a room to rent or a job offer, email me!
RE: SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« Reply #7 on: April 29 2009 07:04:00 »
guys, seriously... all of you get your assses into the bab region (biarritz, anglet, bayonne)
the weather is a bit unpredictable, but life's chilled out and awesome! nightlife's a nit slow at the mo, but it'll definitely pick up in summer i've been told (bayonne festival is supposed to be incredible in august) and it's so easy to cross the border into crazy ass spain!
ooh, and if you want a really easy job try advertising as an au pair on almondbury site, that's how me and my friend got here and, sure, kids can be tiring, but you don't have to worry about accomodation, food or anything and you get all day and weekends free to do whatever you like
get in touch please if you fancy teach us to surf before august! Lauren, 18, Scotland and Cora, 20, Ireland
RE: SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« Reply #8 on: July 06 2009 05:07:00 »
I'm heading down to Hossegor / Anglet /Biarritz region next week, staying till autumn. I'm driving down, ferry from dover on 14th July. There's a couple of spaces available if anyone wants to jump aboard! Be good to have some company on the drive, and people to surf with once there. Email me if you're keen!
RE: SURFING & WORKING IN EUROPE this summer 09« Reply #9 on: July 09 2009 11:07:00 »
im a 22 year old Australian surfer(well i bodyboard but you no the drill) and am heading to the anglet biarittz area tomorrow actaully and gonna hopefully be spending a month there or so. mostly just looking for just any contacts and anyone who really wants to go for a surf.
girls if your keen to learn how to surf im sure im gonna have plenty of time on my hands so id be more then willing to help out when the surfs small like i said i ride a bodyboard but can still stand up when i have to, so if ya got ya own board or you can hire one send us an email.
hope to see you guys out in the surf