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You are pretty good at surfing but you want to go for a level up? Do you wish to have a holiday that brings up your confidence in surfing? Then you should join Calima Surf for this intermediate surf camp. During this retreat, you will be guided to improve your surfing skills by having 5 days of amazing surf lessons. You will also have delicious lunch and staying at Calima Surf's surf house in the beautiful Famara. In no doubt, you will go home with satisfaction!
During the surf camp, you will be staying at Calima Surf House. The surf house is located only 100 meters from the beach in the Natural Reserve of Famara with wonderful views of the island of La Graciosa. Calima Surf has created this surf house to make you feel at home even when you are with your other family, the surfers.
In the house, you will meet surf enthusiasts like yourself from all over the world sharing a 250-square meters house with all services and features you need to relax and enjoy your stay in the Canary Islands. The surf house is fully equipped, comfortable, clean, and safe. It is located in a quiet area and you can choose between private and shared rooms.
During the afternoon session (from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.) on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, you will do different healthy activities at the gym of Calima Surf or somewhere nearby (a space exclusively for the students). You will do exercises totally oriented to improve your surfing, as well as a photo analysis with correction of errors with the photos of all the group of that week, including yours!
Calima Surf is open all year so you can come any day you want to and you will start the program the day after your arrival. Please take notice Calima Surf doesn't give any surf lessons on Sunday.
The "Healthy Surf Camp" is a program for beginners with two hours and a half of surf lessons per day. If you are one of those wanting more, from the third day of the course, you can use all the surf material such as the soft-board, wetsuit, lycra, and leash after the lessons, during the rest of the days. Once you have booked your place, you can keep surfing on your own! Please take notice this material must be left in the surf school before 6 p.m.
You will start the classes with theory on the tips of the most common mistakes in surfing, which will help you to understand and progress in your surfing from the first day. Next, you will start with physical activity at the gym, with a series of exercises designed to improve your balance and strengthen the core. For this, the Calima Surf team will use the special Drysurf System Balance boards, a great complement to improve surfing. In addition to the Gyroboards that will help you simulate the turns on a board, TRX and Bosus, will reinforce the take-off, the paddling and finish with a good stretch.
You will provided with theoretical classes in which you will talk about all those factors that affect the waves and the practice of surfing (since you are in a changing environment) that will help you get the most out of your hours in the water. It is essential to know how tides work, the wind, types of bottoms and currents, how waves are formed and interpretation of weather forecast maps.
You will also be taught rules of surfing and correct behavior in the water with other surfers, knowledge and care of the material, differentiation of the different models of boards and know what would be advisable if you wanted to buy one, know how to differentiate the quality of wetsuits (basic sewing, flat seam, sealed seam and integral), you will learn to put wax on the board, when it is necessary to use base wax and the different types of waxes according to the temperature of the water, and how to comb and clean the board. To summarize, you will learn everything you need to know to continue enjoying and practicing this exciting sport.
After a few days of learning and with the photos taken throughout these days, the group will make a correction of errors through the photos taken of the whole group. This is a dynamic and fun way to learn, observing both your mistakes and those of your classmates, as well as the details that you do correctly. The team will make a personalized photo-analysis and will be able to correct postural errors and timing.
Then, they will continue with a little more of advanced theory from which beginners, intermediate, and advanced students will benefit. How to pass the wave barrier (turtle and duck), how to situate yourself in the line-up, how to catch waves at the peak and useful tips to go in search of the waves.
You will also enjoy a second class of dry-surf with a more functional approach. For this clase, please do not forget your sportswear and towel, you will sweat!
You will enjoy a yoga class or stretching for beginners and intermediate, another healthy way to stretch the body through basic postures. Here you will realize the need of your body to accustom it to a daily stretching routine.
This surf camp includes 1 surfari trip to a rocky beach. Usually, Calima Surf's instructors will take you to go to la Santa, Caleta de Caballo, or the Codigo de Famara. However, there are some criteria that you need to meet before you can be allowed to go on this excursion. If the instructors see that you are not 100% ready, they will advise you to stay on Famara's sandy beach and carry on developing. This activity also depends on the weather conditions.
Melina was born in Argentina on 28 October 1987 and raised in Lanzarote. She fell in love with surfing when she was 17 years old, and since then it has become her passion and her way of life. She loves to travel and discover new places to practice surf. She is a lifeguard and FCS surfing instructor.
Lanzarote, as a natural place, offers unique characteristics of Spain. A part of the great extensions of different lava typologies that you can find in the Timanfaya and Malpaìs de la Corona Natural Parks are fields of wind sands (el jable de Famara) marine, and coast ambients like no other. El Rìo, between La Graciosa and Lanzarote and the southwest beaches. Where a multitude of species and subspecies of flora and fauna co-exist and well adapted to these conditions and therefore really endemic. 17% of plants, 60% of nesting birds, 40% of insect, and 100% of reptiles are endemic to the island.
According to Storm-Rider-Guide 98, Lanzarote is the "European Hawaii", with its mystic and volcanic extensions and its great variety of waves, from the perfect classic waves to the typical isolated beaches with small waves perfect for beginners.
Lanzarote and other Canary islands constitute a crucial cross between Europe, Africa, and America. They are located 1000 kilometers away from peninsular Spain and 100 kilometers away from African coasts. North of Lanzarote has situated a hundred small island called archipelago Chinijo (small).
Lanzarote is by far the northernmost island of the Canaries. This means it is the most exposed to north, northeast, and northwest swells, which are the most common swells in the Canary Islands. Therefore, this island gets the best and most frequent waves. There are more than 30 high-quality surfing spots on Lanzarote. Some of them are:
Famara Beach is one of the most famous spot for surfing in Lanzarote. In Famara Beach, you will see dozens of different types of waves. It very much depends on the state of the sandbanks on the seabed and with every strong swell the low points tend to change. As well as El Codito, you can find el Molino, Los Bungalos, el Bunquer, el Palo, the kiters zone and el Papelillo. If you come to Famara beach, you come to a surfing paradise and tranquility.
Located in the center of the Natural Reserve of Archipelago Chinijo, this is a unique place with a special charm that you cannot miss. The beach has a length of approximately six miles of sand with different types of surf spots perfect for all surf levels and the waves are guaranteed because of the constants swells between north and west, sheltered by a cliff of 600 meters high and extraordinary views. Famara Beach has been recognized numerous times as one of the best beaches in Spain and its protected status make it remains virtually untouched.
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Lanzarote Airport (ACE).
Should you wish to use taxi from the airport, the transport by taxi from the airport to Caleta Famara will cost approximately 40 EUR.
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