There are often many questions accompanying registrations that our team are processing when people are considering traveling to the Christian Surfers International Gathering. We have found that many email exchanges have common questions, so we are listing those in advance here. Please review this first, and if you still have a questions you can use our Facebook Group, or you can email us.


Schedule: On-site registration opens on September 23 at 13:00, with the Gathering beginning with dinner at 18:00. The Gathering ends after lunch at 14:00 on September 28.

Visas: Check here first regarding visa questions.

Venue: Please visit for more information on the gathering location.

Children’s Program: There will be childcare available for grommies age 3-11. This is free as a part of your conference fees.

Meals: 15 meals will be provided, beginning with dinner on the 23rd and ending with lunch on the 28th. This is part of your Gathering fees.

Council Meeting: The Council Meeting will be held on September 22 (one day before conference begins), starting at 09:00. All National Leaders and Board Chairs should be present.

Airport: The nearest airport is Biarritz (30 mins away) but there are limited flights unless you fly through Paris, other good options are Bordeaux (1hr 45) and Bilbao, Spain (2 hrs)

Airport Transfers: We will be providing limited airport transfers at a cost. These will be restricted to a couple of days before and after the Gathering for arrivals and departures at Biarritz and Bordeaux only. Download full transfer information here. Hiring a car is also a good option. We have created a helpful guide for renting cars in France. If you need a ride, keep track on our Facebook Group as we will aim to connect people to share rides and confirm any plans for airport transfers.

CSALT Intensive: Christian Surfers Advanced Leadership Training will explore unique areas of interest. We are offering four tracks - Surf Church, Groundswell Aid, Chaplaincy and Leadership. The purpose of this additional level of training is to dive deeper into particular subjects which will only be topically covered during the main Gathering. If any of these areas are of interest to you, book your time at CSALT happening October 1-3.

For all other enquires and anything else not covered, please direct your questions to our Facebook Group or email