Hello, we are a family of five ( children 16, 13 and 10 years) and we will be staying in Biarritz from 30th December - 5th January 2013.
Can anyone please offer some advice on the following;
1. New Years Eve - will there be any celebrations suited to families, such as fairs, fireworks. Also is there any restaurant recommendations that would be of quality in terms of food and wine but also family friendly?
2. Some of my family plan to surf during this week if conditions are suitable. All are very competent surfers and have no problem with surfing in very cold conditions. We will also have a car so will be able to check out the nearby surf spots. As we are travelling from Australia and would prefer not to bring boards and wetsuits. Will board and wetsuit hire be available during winter and will the equipment be of reasonable standard? Will smaller boards (5"5 or so ) be available?
From my research I get the impression that it is pretty quiet at this time and that some surf shops may not be open?