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8 Days Beginner Surf Camp Spain

  • Calima Surf, Avenida El Marinero, 13 Caleta Famara, 35558, Teguise, Lanzarote, Las Palmas, Spain

Overview

Lanzarote Spain Surf Camp

  • 5 days of surfing lessons
  • Free surfing under supervision
  • Theory & practical surfing lessons
  • Photos of your surfing activities
  • Daily lunch, water & juice
  • 7 nights' lodging

Why wait? Come to Famara and have a blast surfing in a completely safe environment. There's no better place for surfing than this paradise! This camp is for you who have no previous experience of this sport. Don't worry, Calima Surf has a certified instructor and you will be having the best time. Not only that, you will get intensive lessons, stay in a comfortable accommodation, and have daily lunch. With Calima Surf, you will fall in love with Spain!

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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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.

Facilities

  • Kitchen
  • Barbecue
  • Terrace

Room amenities

  • Towels
  • Sheets
  • Blankets

Since the opening in 1996, Calima Surf has always strictly followed the British Surfing Association program which consists of an intensive 25-hour a week course. Calima Surf always advises the participants not to rush their learning. It will be a waste of time if you end up on the wrong course and a good learning base is fundamental for you to feel completely safe in the rough sea.

Many students arrive at Calima Surf chose to have a beginner surfing course. This program is short in length and has just 2 hours of daily lesson. Calima Surf instructors have years of experience of teaching and will always teach the students the same thing.

Typical daily schedule

  • 10:00 - 12:50 Theory and practical surfing lessons
  • 13:00 - 13:00 Lunch on the beach with warm sandwiches, water, and juice
  • 13:30 - 15:00 Free surfing under the supervision of a supervisor
  • Melina

    Melina was born in Argentina on 28 October 1987 and raised in Lanzarote. She fell in love with surfing when she was 17 years 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

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:

  • San Juan: A tube leftwards bowling wave with the south-facing wind, at high tide the right can also be ridden, the leftwards wave has two peaks that in good conditions are just one wave, when there is west swell, only the second peak can be ridden, if the swell is north with a little bit of breeze from the south, you’re guaranteed an incredible surfing experience.
  • El Muelle: Incredible left-facing wave with 2 barreling sections, watch your head on the second section, more than a few have taken the risk at the end and messed it up. The right can also be ridden, it’s great for maneuvers as it’s much less barreling than the left.
  • El Codito: Found on the west end of the beach, often breaks well leftwards and at 50 meters, you can have a good time riding it rightwards.

Famara Beach

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.

During this retreat, you will be served with hot sandwiches, fruit juice, and water. The surf house also provides a fully equipped kitchen and barbecue area that you can use during the surf camp.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Biking
  • Canoeing and Kayaking
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Kitesurfing
  • Stand Up Paddle
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • 5 days of surfing lessons
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 24-hour internet access
  • Cleaning pack (cleaning of common areas of the house + sheets + towels)
  • Daily lunch
  • Free surfing under supervision
  • Informative brochure about the island
  • Level 1 certificate (25 hours)
  • Neoprene and red lycra suits
  • Photo-analysis highlighting common mistakes amongst beginners
  • Photos of your surfing activities
  • Public liability insurance
  • Qualified surfing instructors (BSA) and lifeguards
  • Special soft boards for beginners
  • Theory and practical surfing lessons
  • Transport to the beach
  • Water and juice

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lanzarote Airport (ACE).

Arrival by bus

  • Monday to Friday: When you arrived at the airport, take the airport line 22 to reach the central bus station and once there the line number 20 to reach Caleta Famara.
  • Weekends: During the weekends, the route is a little longer. When you arrived at the airport, take the number 23 line at the airport to the central bus station. Once there take the No. 3 line to Costa Teguise Costa Teguise and from No. 3 line to Caleta Famara.

Arrival by taxi

Should you wish to use a taxi from the airport, the transport by taxi from the airport to Caleta Famara will cost approximately 40 EUR.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Verified BookSurfCamps.com reviews

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    Review by Vanina Philathivong from Spain

    PROS Pros: Todo me encanto...Muy buenos profesores, mil gracias Dominic y Melina...regresaré!!!

    7.5 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    7.5 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-29 22:01:03

Testimonials

  • Review by Holman C.

    "We had an amazing week of surf with the people of Calima Surf in the town of Famara. The conditions were very good the instructors are very good and the town is very nice. The accommodation is very close to the surfing spot within walking distance. We are booking it again to escape from London's winter!"

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  • Review by Louise S.

    "My seven and eight-year old were really keen to try surfing and Calima Surf were amazing in their explanations and communications ahead of our lesson. I was confident that the boys' safety and enjoyment was paramount to them. We had the most fantastic afternoon. Anita was perfect with my boys, encouraging them, and helping them to catch a wave. They both stood up almost immediately and the two hours sped by. We went back again and hired wetsuits and boards as their choice of activity for our last day too. They've not stopped talking about it still! Thank you, Calima Surf."

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  • Review by Tom C.

    "The normal class schedule seems to be seven nights. However, Calima Surf School was very accommodating my request to go for a long weekend from Friday to Sunday in December. Early morning flight from London on a cold Friday morning, arriving in time for the afternoon class on a warm sandy beach in Lanzarote and full-day classes on Saturday. It was great! It was possible to hire equipment for Sunday and put your skills into practice. The team were very friendly, fun, and give great coaching tips. I'm looking forward to going back again soon! I wish I could have spent the full week and I would have learned so much!"

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  • Review by Mario A.

    "Everything was perfect: the house, the rooms, the teachers, the staffs, the location, the waves, and the good vibes are in the wind of Famara. I came alone and it was amazing! Thank you, Calima team (Aleix, Sebas, Melina, Frederick, Manuel, Tito, and the others)!"

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  • Review by Kamila H. from Madrid, Spain

    "I had an amazing experience during my stay on Lanzarote with Calima Surf school! They were so friendly and the instructors were professional. They had amazing views and delicious food!"

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  • Review by Dafne D. from Barcelona, Spain

    "Even though I came with a very open mind, my expectations were definitely exceeded. In one week, I feel like I had accomplished a lot in terms if improving my (beginner) surfing skills and knowledge. The teachers were so helpful. The apartment also gave me a great experience. I met people from all around Europe throughout all different parts of life, yet everyone was really cool and open minded."

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  • Review by Nicolas E. from Naples, Italy

    "It has been my first surf experience and everything was perfect: the location, teachers, accommodation, and free time activities. Calima guys were very friendly! I'll repeat the experience as soon as possible!"

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  • Review by Ulises G. from Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

    "It has been my first surf trip thanks to Calima Surf and we had a fantastic time. My big concern was if i would find waves but I could enjoy two meters tall waves when a northwest wind enter, what an unforgettable day! I learned a lot with surf monitors in a wonderful place."

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  • Review by Andre M. from Cartagena, Spain

    "After three days of school, I can't get enough of surfing! If it's possible, I'd return tomorrow to Famara with Calima Surf to do an entire week of school. They had such good people, good teachers, and the spot was something special!"

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Calima Surf offers surf camps and adventure with diving, kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUP, yoga, and hiking within the nature reserve of Famara and the best climate of Spain.

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