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7th edition
23 sep-29 sep, fully booked
8th edition
30 sep-6 oct, fully booked

MORE DATES DROPPING SOON

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bonanza

noun

"a large amount of something desirable"

the 2023 editions,

Picture this. Pink sunrise swims, surf all morning. Breakfasts outside at a big table and all day beach hangouts. Cheese and wine picnics, garden parties dancing with the girls, vibrant nights in town. You get the point.

 

Our beachfront villa (iiih we know) is located in a small and mesmerising village where surfers, artists, musicians and creatives all come together. The perfect location if you, just like us, always dreamt of life by the sea. In September and October the ocean is warm and the weather rarely disappoints, allowing us to make the most out of our beach home.

During the week we'll enjoy the Basque Country to the fullest, immersing ourselves in the sea and in community. When we’re not surfing or doing yoga we'll devour in all things French and delicious. An entire day on the beach, a visit to a local board shaper, a stroll in the cute boutiques in downtown Biarritz, or a vin rouge while the sun sets over the iconic Côte des Basques. Ok, we'll stop, but we can't wait for you to discover all of our little gems and all that we love! 

THE VILLA

Together we'll stay at a charming French villa, located less than a minute away from our favourite beach. The huge garden overlooks the ocean and village, with a pool to enjoy on warm days. And if that wasn't enough, there's an iconic wave keeping us inspired just out front. OH yes.

Our dreamy neighbourhood is unmatched for a fun night out, coastal hikes, seafood restaurants or afternoons strolling through cute boutiques. Sunrise and sunset swims anyone? YES please.

 

This is an intimate and personal retreat. The villa accommodates 12 guests and all 5 rooms are equipped with double beds that will be shared. For us, friendships are the key to happiness. Our aim is that the villa will bring the Bonanza Collective together for the week, and that you'll leave feeling like a part of a new community.

SURF & YOGA

We'll surf Sunday to Thursday, with help from our local friend's surf school at the neighbouring beach. All levels are welcome but for our 7th and 8th edition we recommend those who've never been on a board before and intermediate surf levels. We sincerely can't wait to watch you catch your first wave or make your first cross step!

 

We'll have theory lessons to teach you everything from surf etiquette and technique to good to know's. We want you to leave the week feeling confident enough to keep surfing on your own. 

As for yoga, Elin will guide you through different sessions during the week. As a certified hatha/yin teacher she'll provide a beautiful mix of flows and more meditative yin sessions.

CUISINE

Cheese, baguette, moules-frites. Colourful fruit markets and local wine stores. The French cuisine has stolen our hearts and we can't wait for it to steal yours too. 

 

During the week you'll be served a breakfast bonanza (vegan/vegetarian options available) every morning at the villa. For lunch and dinner we'll combine eating out at our go-to restaurants, with home cooked dinner parties in the garden.

During your stay you'll also have access to the kitchen where you can cook, and we'll make sure that there's nutritious snacks to enjoy between activities.

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how to get here

Biarritz is easiest to reach via plane or train. Either you fly straight into Biarritz airport, or you can choose Bordeaux, Bilbao or Paris from where you catch a bus or train into the Basque Country. For more recommendations on how to get here, please email us directly and we can help you find a suitable option.

We'll be able to pick you up from the airport/train station in Biarritz for a small fee and bring you to our home for the week. 

Bon voyage xx

GOOD TO KNOW 

  • All equipment for surf & yoga is provided

  • No previous surf or yoga experience needed, most girls have never surfed before

  • We’ll eat a few meals out but most dinners will be shared in true bonanza style at the villa, the price for this will be around 25-50 EUR for the week

  • Check in is on Saturday afternoon and check out is on Friday morning 

  • September and October tend to deliver warm water and lots of sunshine, prime conditions to get into surfing

  • We'll be your local guides for the week, taking you to all our favourite spots

  • As it’s an international retreat all communication will be in English

  • The Bonanza Collective offers the perfect opportunity to get into the surf community and to connect with like minded women :)

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