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Marvelous Surfcamp Lanzarote

Learn or improve your windsurfing and wave riding skills in a safe and fun way with Calima Surf's qualified instructors and lifeguards. It's a lot easier to learn than it seems and it only takes a couple of classes to be able to enjoy this marvelous sport! The dry winds are more common during spring and summer on the Canary islands. These northeast winds along with the excellent conditions and adequate temperatures make Lanzarote a great place for windsurfing without the huge tourist crowds!

Highlights

  • 3-day surf lessons
  • 2-day windsurfing lessons
  • Photos and videos of the activities
  • Service of qualified instructors and lifeguards
  • Picnic lunch on the beach
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transport to the beach
  • Liability insurance

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, German, Spanish, English
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Accommodation

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

Calima Surf Camp Spain Program

On this surf camp, you will learn all right skills for windsurfing and their correct execution, thereby learning in the best way. You will also learn all the different techniques you can use to navigate against and with the wind. Firstly, you will practice your technique on the sand and for the rest of the course, you will be in the water.

The windsurfing club can provide Bic and Tabou boards and sails from the last season of Neilpride to rent. There are also special rigs and ultralights to aid learning. The groups are condensed with individual support, with a maximum of 6 persons per group. The lessons are taught on Costa Teguise beach, a windsurfing spot known for its excellent windsurfing conditions. The lessons are taught in English, Spanish, German or French.

The windsurfing camp is run in combination with the surfing camp. Depending on the weather conditions, you can pick up these sports in a couple of days. This camp is for beginners in both the sports. On days when there are no favorable winds for windsurfing, you can carry on taking part in the surf school without any additional supplement.

Windsurfing timetable

  • Beginners: Daily lessons will be conducted from 10:00 to 11:30 and equipment to navigate freely until 15:30.
  • Advanced: Windsurfing session will be held from 10:00 to 11:00, and from 13:00 to 14:30. From 11:30 to 13:00, you will have a break to relax, sunbathe or do kayaking.

Instructors

Manuel Muñagorri
Manuel Muñagorri was born in Cadiz in 1982. He has been surfing for 30 years and he has a lot of years of experience teaching surf. He is a lifeguard as well as a surfing Instructor qualified by the Spanish Surf Federation. He has surfed in Portugal, Cantabria, Canary Islands and Indonesia.

Location

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.

Food

During this retreat, you will be served with hot sandwiches, water, and fruits for your picnic lunches on the beach. 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 requirement(s) 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

Things to do (optional)

  • Canoeing
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Kayaking
  • Kitesurfing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming

What's included

  • 2 days of windsurfing lessons (6h), Kayaking (3h)
  • 3 days of surf lessons (15 hours with a picnic on the beach)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Informative pamphlet
  • Insurance
  • Internet access
  • Photos and videos of the activities
  • Service of qualified instructors and lifeguards
  • Surf equipment
  • Transport to the beach

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Breakfasts
  • Cleaning pack (10 EUR per person)
  • Lunch for days with no surf lessons
  • Dinners

How to get there

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.

Cancellation Policy

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