Marty, it is above all the nickname that gave me my relatives and my foreign friends, before becoming Marty surf delivery and Marty surf shop. After my studies and a year in Australia, I landed in 2008 on the Basque Coast with my dreams of endless summer.
Lovers of Australia, I quickly understood that I wanted to live between the Basque Country and the South Australian coast, but like every surf lover, I move with my boards. Each trip comes with its share of surprises, but also damage and therefore hassle! While it’s easy to find beginner boards, it’s more difficult to rent good quality surfboards.
In 2016, I then had the idea of facilitating access to the waves of the Basque Coast for those who come to discover the region. High-performance and quality boards, allowing experienced surfers to rent a board made for them.
So I set up martysurfdelivery.com, an online surfboard rental site with home delivery service. Foreign surfers appreciate the service, and I take pleasure giving them tips about spots, restaurants, activities to do in the Basque Country and in Landes.
I love it so much, that the following summer, I bought "Biarritz By Locals" a small receptive agency set up by a couple of friends who offer cultural, gastronomic and sporting tours in the Basque Country. Two years later, the offer is growing with a home delivery electric bike rental, martybikerental.com and with a new Surf Guide service for Marty Surf Delivery.
In 2019, I open Marty Surf shop, a store dedicated to the sale of technical surf products, original objects and local souvenirs from the Basque Coast.
WHY DO I LIKE TO BE A SURF GUIDE?
I have always taken the time to advise customers on surf spots but not only ... The Basque Country is also a way of life, a culture, a gastronomy and a multitude of places to discover. I love to see people come in to rent a board, a bike or just buy a T-shirt and leave with their heads full of advice and adventures. It was this motivation to transmit and share my experience in the field that motivated me to create a surf guide service.
Beyond this desire to share, the ocean is for me a beautiful place and an incredible playground. In the Basque Country and the Landes it is the best place to have fun and relax. However, if you arrive without knowing the region it can be difficult to find the right spots and the right addresses.
You often have to get off the beaten tracks to find perfect waves with less crowd. When I travel, I love meeting people for advice on surf spots and local surf culture. By offering this surf guide service, I share my knowledge with you by giving you an overview of our lifestyle in the Basque Country and The Landes.
I'm passionate about surfing and the ocean, I spent most of my time looking for good waves and today I want to help enthusiasts and passionate surfers to find the best spots. I hope to share with you my love for the Basque country and surfing and thus make your trip unforgettable.
See you soon,