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our Story

Home is where the water is. Element Called Water Surf & Skate Guesthouse/Surfcamp began with a vision of a home away from home - a place to spend amazing, sunshine-filled surf holidays surrounded by the magic of incredible waves and wonderful people. Here in the enchanted Soustons of Southwestern France, we have created all that and more - in one of the best surf spots in the world.

Our promise

Welcome to the Element Called Water state of mind. Our vibrant community is imbued with the spirit of nature, surfing, friendship, love, adventure, quality, respect, and, of course, water. We know the most beautiful surfing spots and hidden treasures in our region, and we share them with every guest. We guarantee you the experience of a lifetime—whether you arrive alone, with your other half, or with the whole crew.

our misson

The element of water is not just a name; it’s a deeply held value. At ECW, our mission is to cultivate love and respect for the ocean. When we surf, the ocean carries us, nurturing our bodies and souls with the healing power of its waves. Let’s take care of the water that takes care of us. Element Called Water supports the organization Sea Shepherd in conserving, defending, and protecting our ocean. Join us in showing the ocean some love!

our aim

Our aim is to give you the ultimate surfing experience. Whether you stay for one night or for the whole summer season, ECW Surf & Skate Guesthouse offers more than a typical surf holiday. Come discover the spiritual dimension of surfing while enjoying an unforgettable vacation in the beautiful Soustons - home to delicious food, exquisite wine, and inspiring art.

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