The surf lifesaving is a sport open to everyone.

The Biarritz Surf lifesaving club propose you to discover this amazing water sport inspired from professional lifeguards, through different activities. We look forward to teaching you those skills while having fun.

The trainee lifesavers will discover the ocean and the different rescue techniques and first aid (boards, tubes, R&R…) And they also will become aware of the ocean environment.

The program: Team spirit and good vibes!

Introduction to surf lifesaving
Skills learned
  • Introduction to the ocean.
  • Safety Awareness.
  • Understand the wind, waves, and rips.
  • Observe and be aware of its environment (take care of others)
  • Understand waste degradation and the need of use of the sorting bins.
  • Understand the meaning of the flags.
  • First Aid initiation (basics).
  • Surf Rescue techniques:
    • Board rescue
    • Rescues Tubes
    • R&R.
Surf lifesaving techniques
  • Board rescue technique
  • Rescue Tubes swimming technique
  • Towing of a patient with a rescue board
  • Towing of a patient with a rescue tube
  • Towing of one or more patients with R&R technique (depending on the ocean conditions and staff)
Educational activities around the environment

We consider the toddlers as the future citizens of tomorrow, we look forward to making them understand the importance of taking care of the environment and more particularly, the ocean.

As local surf lifesaving trainers it is very important to pass those values to the young lifesavers to make them adopt a right behavior.

To do so, we propose different workshops:

  • Understand the wind, waves, and rips
  • Explain the degradation of waste and the need to use sorting bins
  • Understand the flags and their signification
Initiation to first aid

Our surf club is approved by the civil guard and has the advantage to be able to propose you a combination of activities including sport activities and introduction skills to first aid, in outdoor as indoor.

Skills learned:

  • Awareness
  • Drowning phases
  • Breathing control
  • Lateral Position of Safety (PLS)
  • The defibrillator
  • Fainting

Recreation centre, school trip, youth service, sports, cultural, local activities, youth houses, do not hesitate to contact by phone at or by email to, so we can study your project.