Penhors Brittany Surf School

Quality surfing lessons, given for 21 years on one of the best spots in Brittany.


The Spot.

Surf in an idyllic setting: Penhors beach!

The School.

Quality surf lessons, provided for 21 years.

The Penhors school is a certified member of the ESB network.


Who are we.

Brittany Penhors Surf School

Since 2003, the ESB of Penhors, one of the most beautiful surf schools in France, welcomes you all year round in the new Nautical Centre located 10 metres from the beach. Its commitment is validated by all the institutions of French and Breton surfing, which have awarded it the Labels: École de Surf de Bretagne and École Française de Surf. A quality service provided by state-certified instructors with more than 20 years of experience is offered.

Children or adults, you want to learn or improve your surfing, bodyboarding or Stand Up Paddle? The instructors will be delighted to teach you, to share their passion for surfing and to help you discover a rich environment in an authentic setting classified Natura 2000.

Quality equipment renewed every year is offered to you (a range of 50 boards, 4/3mm Quicksilver combinations).

Your surf school in Finistère

Much more than just a spot to enjoy the ocean.

Check out our prices per session and week-long courses.

Prices include instruction led by a qualified instructor at all levels, equipment rental (board and 4/3 mm wetsuit), and use of changing rooms. (Federation license) Insurance is included in all courses.


The Bretagne Surf School in Penhors is open from April to November and offers surfing, bodyboarding, and stand up paddle lessons for all levels. We primarily offer sessions and courses during all school vacation periods, but feel free to contact us to organize lessons outside of those times. We are here and available to teach you to surf or perfect your technique and share our passion with you. The courses are taught by state-certified instructors with more than 10 years of experience for fast learning. The FFS license is included in the price. Contact the school for information on the quarterly club formula on Saturdays or Wednesdays. Note that all courses include the loan of equipment (board, wetsuit, leash, fax). After your course, you have the possibility to rent the equipment!

Not just surfing, but much more!

Stand Up paddle

The Bretagne Surf School in Penhors also provides 2 ways to learn or enhance your stand up paddleboarding skills. This recently popular water sport involves standing on a large surfboard while using a paddle and is accessible for surfing waves.

SUP Wave 1h

SUP Wave 1h


Customers' opinion

Because there is no better reward than students satisfied with their surf lesson or course with ESB Penhors!

david theaud
david theaud
Je recommande très vivement cette école de surf. Nous avons suivi 3 séances de 2 heures la semaine dernière, accompagnés par la bienveillance, la pédagogie et la sympathie de Victor qui est un excellent moniteur. Très attentif avec ses "élèves". Toujours de très bons conseils qui ont permis de progresser sur ces trois séances. Merci à lui et à toute l'équipe. David.
Découverte du surf pour moi. Malgré des conditions météo difficiles la qualité de l'accompagnement et l'enthousiasme des moniteurs ont permis de réaliser ma première glisse debout. Je recommande chaudement !
Formidable école de surf: tous, enfants-jeunes-adultes, sont accueillis avec bonne humeur et simplicité, et chacun est guidé selon ses possibilités. Quelle bonne idée, il y a 20 ans! Mercis à Erwan!
svend walter
svend walter
École de char a voile. Laurent, super moniteur, pédagogue et patient. Super run !
Nati Ma
Nati Ma
They advertise surf lessons with German speaking teacher, but actually not the group courses for 45 EUR, only private lessons for 100 EUR - very dissapointing. They truely told me that my son (10 years) could join a group course with an English speaking teacher and I could stay close to the beach for two ours to translate - no joke…
Alexandre Durand
Alexandre Durand
Nous avons passé un super moment en compagnie de Victor. Pendant ce cours il a été de très bon conseil, on s'est vu progresser entre le début et la fin de la séance. Toujours présent, à l'écoute et très sympa. Merci !
Manon Bénéat
Manon Bénéat
Super cours d'initiation avec Victor qui est très pédagogue, on a passé un super moment avec lui 😊 ! Grâce à ses conseils, j'ai pu tenir sur la planche et prendre quelques vagues, à refaire !!
Judith Schmiedel
Judith Schmiedel
Super location to learn surfing. The school is situated directly at the beach so you don't have to carry the boards very far. The lady in the office speaks french and english very well. You have the opportunity to rent wetsuits and boards. The reason why i only give 3 stars although the school, the location and the goodwill deserve 5 stars, is that the behavior of our trainer was far from acceptable from my point of view. In advance, I specificly asked for lessons in english twice before arriving as my boyfriend is not fluent in french. However, when arriving, the trainer asked me to translate his instructions for my boyfriend as well as a unrelated group of 4 german kids! Granted, I agreed to translate as I do speak French quite passable and was eager to learn to surf. The first day passed and everything worked kind of ok, although I was lacking instructions from his side and did not find the lesson particularly focussed. On the following day, though I was asked by the trainer if I do not understand him properly as I made the same mistake several times (as a beginner). He then went on complain that it is so stressfull for him to first speak in french and then repeat it in english to make sure I get it and that the kids don't stay as a group around him (I mean they are kids on holidays!). I have to admit that this spoiled the fun for me. Obviously, our trainer was asked too much of, but I payed money to be proper trained and not to be treated like this especially when doing the translation for him! In response, we cancelled our third lesson and just borrowed wetsuits and boards.
louise van mechelen
louise van mechelen
Amazing board surf for low price! Staff is super friendly and nice.
Friendly and kind staffs. Soft top and PU board options

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