Surf wise France really does have it all, from the heavy, shallow reefs in the North to the world renowned beach breaks in the south. France holds the WCT World Surfing Championships every October in Hossegor and the beach breaks are a barrel hunters dream. Heavy, hollow, board snapping waves from Lacanau all the way to Biarritz.
Just a quick hop over the border and you are in the North of Spain. Again, a surfers playground with beach breaks, reefs and world class point breaks all the way to Portugal. Europe really does have it all for surfers and as you cross into each country it has it's own unique vibe and culture which make each place so special.
In my first two VW vans I drove the length of France countless times each summer and spent alot of time in the north of Spain, driving as far up as Galicia at the tip and even as far as Portugal. To do this sort of trip you need a decent amount of time because the waves can be so good in France that you don't want to go anywhere else!. It's the classic, european, surf roadtrip and it never disappoints.