Up for a surf? Come join our friends from the Surf Together collective for a long weekend May 10th to May 13th at the famous surf spot "Bud Bud" in the Vendée region. A great weekend ahead with lots of surf sessions, barbecues, guitare sessions and more! Come alone or bring your friends along - the more the merrier! More info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0625523035
We are a family on mission - we are in this journey together using this amazing tool of surfing to reach every surfer! Come join us in France for our bi-annual family reunion. Our aim is to gather to train leaders, fellowship together, strengthen and encourage one another. At the conclusion of our time we will send out missionaries to the uttermost ends of the surfing world!
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WELCOME TO FRANCE
Cap Océan Conference Center
We are returning to Cap Océan after first meeting there for the 2004 International Gathering. Located one hour north of Biarritz, and conveniently located walking distance to world-class beachbreaks and a 5 minute drive to the town center, we are excited to reconvene in a historic venue for our ministry. Visit their website
Gathering Fees: Due by August 1, 2018
- Individual: €449
- Couple: €799
- Families = €799 +
- Infant (under 2): free
- Children (2 to 11): €125 each
- Children (12 to 17): €190 each
- Children (18+): €250 each
- All children must register with an individual or couple for these special rates
Fees include Gathering venue and program, as well as the speakers, t-shirt, childcare, lodging, and 15 meals on site. The Gathering registration checkout page charges a small admin fee on top of these rates.
Day visitors are welcome for €85 per adult per day, which includes everything above except lodging.
All registrations are online and require a credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express). Gathering fees and accommodation are to be paid in full by August 1, 2018.
Following the gathering on October 1-3, will be Christian Surfers Advanced Leadership Training. This will be a detailed consortium of like-minded CS leaders in a field you are interested in. Study sessions range from Groundswell Aid, Chaplaincy, Foundations Training, and Leadership. CSALT is open to anyone and everyone who is interested.
This is a gathering for Christian Surfers leaders, friends and ministry partners. Please check with your national leader or regional coordinator if you are unsure about attending. Others exploring CS as a mission are welcome. We also invite our friends from other surf missions.
Pre & Post Gathering
There are a wide array of pre and post gathering meetings, most requiring a special invite. Please review our calendar and Frequently Asked Questions for dates and descriptions of these meetings, and a link to register specifically for them.
We have a number of partial scholarships built into the Gathering costs available upon request from your national CS leader. You can also adopt an emerging world leader or donate a scholarship when registering.
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Please, click here to register.
Join us in October for our first annual gathering. We’ve been dreaming of it for years and now it’s reality! The idea is to gather our surfer friends from all around France for a few days of prayer, worship, surf, testimonies, sharing, laughing, and hopefully sun!
Biarritz will host the 2017 ISA World Surfing Games, bringing the competition to Europe for the first time since 2008 when it was held in Costa da Caparica, Portugal. In May, the world’s best National Surfing Teams will come together to compete for Gold. The ISA World Surfing Games were last held in Biarritz in 1980, where legendary surfer, Tom Curren, from USA, launched his successful career by taking the Gold Medal in the Junior Division.
President of the ISA, Fernando Aguerre, said:
“I’m very happy to see the return of our flagship event back to Europe. France is a great surfing destination and Biarritz in particular, is a wonderful coastal city transformed by surfing in the last decades. We are excited to be partnering with the French Surfing Federation for this extremely important event and to grow and promote Surfing in Europe. The best surfers in the world will be participating as members of their official National Surfing Teams. The world-class waves of Biarritz will be a perfect place to showcase our sport on the road to Tokyo 2020. With athletes competing for the pride of representing their nations in true Olympic spirit, the ISA World Surfing Games are a glimpse into the future of Olympic Surfing that we will witness at Tokyo 2020.”