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Spain Surf Camp in Cantabria

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer available

Come and enjoy the splendour that Dreamsea Surf Camp has to offer. Get closer to nature and feel part of it. It’s time to breathe fresh air in an environment full of magic, surf, active and healthy lifestyle, comfort, and fun. Dreamsea Surf Camp Spain is not just about surf, it is much more, it is about life philosophy, about enjoying every second of your life through sport, sun, beach, relax, yoga, comfort, etc. And in order to achieve this, they will provide you with a great selection of equipment that will maximize your surf camp experience, completing your holidays in a way of quality.

Highlights

  • 15 or 10 hours surf lesson per week
  • Unlimited access to all the surf camp equipment and facilities
  • Variety of camp activities including volleyball, football, movie night and more
  • Breakfast buffet, picnic lunch and dinner buffet
  • 7 nights accommodation in glamping tent
  • Helpful instructor

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Bilbao Airport (US$48 per person)
Airport transfer available:
Santander Airport (US$32 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Free bicycle
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Tour assistance
  • Wireless internet

Sweet dreams come from sleeping well. In Dreamsea they think a good rest is an important part of having a great surf camp experience. They provide their participants with comfortable, fancy tents and high-quality mattresses.

Glamping tents

Because there is no reason to sacrifice comfort and luxury if you want to enjoy the great experience of outdoor holidays in harmony and contact with nature.

Glamping is a new and growing trend from the last decade, a fusion of glamour and camping. It is a perfect concept for those who love the positive points of camping and outdoor lifestyles but forget all those negative aspects and enjoy complete comfort.

They invite you to try this new concept of camping in their double bed glamorous tents. Furnished and decorated with a cozy and pleasant taste, out of recycled materials, and equipped with a very comfortable mattress.

Amenities

  • Cozy and comfortably furnished tents with bedding, lighting, and power
  • A unique and exclusive design integrated with nature
  • Perfect for couples: a romantic and private retreat
  • A fancy eco-friendly space
  • Includes a nice welcome present: a bottle of wine

Normal tent

If you are traveling with a group of friends or alone and you are looking to have an amazing time, get to know new people from all over the world, and you don’t want to spend that much on a glamping tent for yourself, they offer you a more economic option. These tents have exactly the same quality as the glampìng tents but with 3 or 4 single beds. They are shared for one to four people traveling together. Choosing this option doesn’t mean losing comfort. These tents are made for eight people, so having enough room won’t be a problem.

In case you want to share your tent with friends you are traveling with, you should do the booking together or write down the name of your friends in the comments area during the booking process.

  • Cozy and comfortable shared tents with 2 to 4 single beds, lighting, and power
  • Perfect choice for groups or solo travelers
  • Be part of the surf camp life and don't miss anything
  • Bedding included, travel lighter
  • Can be private for only 49 EUR extra weekly per empty bed.

Program

Admission requirements

The participant's minimum age is 16 years (ask for exceptions) with parental consent until 18 years old.

Dreamsea Surf Camp's surfing program has been specially designed by professionals of physical education, surf, and sports. Created and meticulously designed for all levels of surfers and for all physical conditions. By joining the surf program you will not only be able to taste the surfing life and surf training, but you will also be able to improve your skills, and more importantly, gain the necessary knowledge to continue your training and progress at home. If you are interested in becoming a real surfer their surfing program is the key.

If you want to become a better surfer, they have the best coaching programs available to help you work in your weaker areas and achieve your goals.

Surfing Program

They want you to enjoy and take advantage of the learning process, to improve, and to rip the waves. That´s why they have divided our surfing program into three different levels. For this program, though, only two levels are offered. Please, be honest and realistic with your level when you are up to choose a program. Read carefully the prerequisites of the available levels and get the one that better matches your surf skills.

Level 0: The Basics

Get the feeling of riding small rolling and breaking waves on easy-to-follow steps. You will be losing your balance and falling off, enjoy the benefits of drinking salty water, and stand up again. They guarantee you will stand up, have fun, and have a lot of laughs.

Prerequisite

None, suitable for first-time surfers or those who surf a few times before and wish to get the right technique from the beginning in order to progress faster.

What You Learn

  • Introduction to safety
  • Beach awareness: understand the area & safe place to enter
  • Surfing equipment
  • Paddling
  • How to deal with small waves
  • How to select basic waves
  • How to mount, position, catch and ride a wave in prone, and standing position
  • Techniques: efficient paddling, board control, standing up, correct balancing stance

What's included for Level 0

  • 10 /15 hours lessons with a certified coach
  • Surf equipment providing (not hardboard)
  • 1 surf theory lesson
  • Ratio: 1 instructor and 1 assistant/8 students

Level 1: The Patterns

Leaving the Nest: get excited, challenge yourself, understand the waves and how it works, the timing, and take off and perform front and backside turns.

Prerequisite

  • Comfortable with the basics of surfing
  • Able to catch, balance and stand regularly and comfortably on broken waves without assistance
  • Able to catch the occasional green small waves if the conditions let you do it

What You Learn

  • Determine the best time to surf
  • Understand wave mechanics: how the wind, tide, swell, currents interact and how they affect the waves
  • How to read tide charts and swell forecast
  • Understand what waves to avoid and what to catch
  • First steps on timing and take off with small green waves (if the conditions let you)
  • Basic front and backside turn as the first step to trimming the waves face

What's included

  • 10/15 hours surf lesson with a certified coach
  • Surf equipment provided during the lessons (not hardboard)
  • 1 surf on land session
  • 1 fit for surf session
  • 1 theory lesson
  • Ratio: 1 instructor and 1 assistant/8 students

Level of Fitness

Depending also on the time you want to spend in the water with an instructor, and your fitness level, they offer two different options, the basic surfing course of 10 hours, usually having one lesson per day, or the intensive course of 15 hours, with 2 surfing sessions per day.

Basic Surfing Course

Joining the Basic Surfing Course, you will have 10 hours of surfing lessons in the water plus the extras from your surf course level.

Intensive Surfing Course

If you really want to make the most of your week and give a boost to your surfing skills, this is your course, 15 hours of practical surfing lessons, and the extras of your level course.

Location

Dreamsea surf camp Cantabria is located on the north coast of Spain. A privileged location for its greenery and beautiful beaches. Come and enjoy the splendour that this land has to offer. Get closer to nature and feel part of it. It’s time to breathe fresh air in an environment full of magic, surf, active and healthy lifestyle, comfort, and fun.

In Dreamsea Surf Camp Spain, they offer you the opportunity to live the real glamping experience by staying in one of their exclusive fully equipped bell tents. Get lost in its comfort, and feel the positive atmosphere of this beautiful space that integrates design with nature.

Don’t miss the opportunity to discover the fishing village of Cantabria, with its beautiful landscapes and beaches, and all the exciting culture that exudes all around. Now is time to relax, and lay down on the warm sandy beaches, while watching the snowy peaks of ”Los Picos de Europa”.

The Surf Camp offers you a dreamland place where you can rest, stay healthy, try new and exciting sports, and contribute to a more sustainable way of life, all the while connecting your soul to earth because life is all about happiness.

Ruiloba, Cantabria

The west coast of Cantabria, where Dreamsea Surf Camp is located is famous for the great beauty of its landscapes and nature, the contrast of the green of its meadows, the white of the sandy beaches and the blue of the Cantabrian Sea, makes of its beaches an authentic visual experience.

The surf camp is located in the campsite “El Helguero”, one of the most beautiful areas of Cantabria, a privileged and strategic location that will allow you to discover the magic of Cantabria, a few kilometers away from Comillas, one of the nicest towns in Spain, famous for its streets and architecture, as well as for Gaudi´s “Capricho” one of the first masterpieces of the famous Spanish architect.

This region of Cantabria is also well-known for the quality and consistency of its waves, a región with a great surfing tradition. You will visit some of the most beautiful and famous surfing beaches as “Playa de Luaña”, “Playa de Merón” o “Playa de Oyambre”.

Cantabria is well known for its premium seafood besides having sensational wines and the best Spanish hams and cheeses. This makes Cantabria the ideal place to spend your vacation. This area is a paradise where you can surf well as relax, disconnect, enjoy nature and the gastronomic culture.

Distances

  • Santander Airport (SDR), 40 minutes
  • Bilbao Airport (BIO), 1 hour 45 minutes

Food

You are what you eat and Dreamsea Surf Camp wants to provide you only fresh local products. Because healthy and tasty can go together, try their chef cuisine and let yourself go. During this surf camp, full board meals (breakfasts, picnic lunch, buffet dinners) are included.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Things to do (optional)

Surf lesson level 2

Extra 50 EUR per person.

Tour to Comillas

This is a special day, the Dreamsea family gets ready to have an amazing day visiting the beautiful nearby town of Comillas, which is surrounded by an extraordinary natural landscape and contains a majestic architectural collection. There we will simply enjoy the city and its gastronomic culture, where we will try delicious seafood and great wines in this authentic town. Come, relax and feel the northern Spanish culture by the hand of Dreamsea.

This is an optional trip, but they highly recommend you to join this trip and discover this wonderful city. The price is 25 EUR per person.

Yoga lessons

Relax and replenish your mind and body through yoga. Yoga is a commonly known generic term for its physical, mental, and spiritual discipline whose origins lie in ancient India. One of the really good things about yoga, when applied to surf, is that yoga is a perfect complement for such an all-around athletic sport. You will stretch and try positions that will help your body compensate for the exertion from surfing.

Add three yoga lessons to your activity packet for just 30 EUR per week or the intensive yoga package for 50 EUR for 5 lessons

Mountain bike tour with picnic

They have planned an awesome activity for the guests: grab your mountain bike and let’s get into a little adventure through the Oyambre National Park. An interesting and funny trail where the tranquility of coastal landscapes and adrenaline from riding a mountain bike go together, culminating in a delicious surprise watching the sunset.

This is an optional trip, and it is not included in the surf camp price, but why not spend your afternoon enjoying your surfing mate’s company. Because at Dreamsea Surf Camp we don’t think twice when is all about sport, nature, and fun! Limited places. They charge 25 EUR per person and you can easily book right at the camp.

The following activities are also offered in the camp for a fee:

  • Rock climbing
  • Stand up paddle tour
  • Horseback riding
  • Massage

Spa treatments

Massage service is available for you to relax your body and mind after an exhausting day of surfing. Fall in the hands of a professional massage therapist and get your muscles ready again for the next day's adventures. This service is not included in the price and is available at an extra cost.

What's included

  • 8 days/7 nights accommodation
  • 10 or 15 hours surf lessons through the week
  • Surf equipment providing (not hardboard)
  • 1 surf theory lesson
  • Ratio: 1 instructor and 1 assistant/8 students
  • 1 surf on land session (level 1)
  • 1 fit for surf session (level 1)
  • Full board meals (breakfasts, picnic lunch, buffet dinners)
  • Camp activities (volleyball, concert night, movie night, etc)
  • Free and unlimited access to all the surf camp equipment and facilities (bikes, surfboards, wetsuits, skates, long skates, mini-ramp, volleyball, ping pong, etc)

What's not included

  • Flight
  • Transfer services
  • Comillas tour
  • Massage
  • Mountain bike tour
  • Stand up paddle tour
  • Surf lesson level 2
  • Yoga lesson

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions

If you have your own car, it is also a good option to get to the surf camp by car. Check at Google Maps web the best roads to get to the surf camp, you can also check the distance and the approximate time it will take you to arrive at the surf camp. Remember, the destination is: Camping El Helguero en Cantabria, C/ El Helguero, s/n, 39527 Ruilobuca, Cantabria.

Arrival by airplane

Traveling by plane is always a good choice. Safe, fast, and if you are lucky and can find a good flight, is also an economic way to travel. Find a flight from your home city to one of the nearest airports, and you can contact Dreamsea Surf Camp to hire their economic shuttle service where they will pick you up at the airport and drive you to the surf camp. Find your best option in Trabber or Skyscanner.

Santander airport is the nearest airport to the surf camp, approximately 40 minutes away. From there you can use Dreamsea's pick-up service for just 30 EUR per person/way.

The pick-up schedule from Santander Airport is at 13:30, 16:30, and 21:30, and only on Saturday. The service is not available on the rest of the days. While from the camp, the service is available at 7:30, 11:30, and 15:30.

You also can take the direct shuttle from the airport to the bus station, every 30 minutes there is a new shuttle connecting the airport with the city of Santander, and from there you can take the bus with destination to San Vicente de la Barquera, and get down at Ruiloba or Comillas and they will pick you up from there.

Bilbao airport is the second option, it is located approximately 1 hour 30 minutes by car from the surf camp. They can pick you up from there for 45 EUR per person per way. The pick-up schedule from Bilbao Airport is at 12:30, 15:30, and 20:30, and only available on Saturday. While from the camp, the service is available at 7:30, 11:30, and 15:30.

Please note that Dreamsea Surf Camp needs to know at least one week before your arrival if you need a transfer service from the airport.

Arrival by bus

From all around Europe you can fly to the main Spanish cities, such as Madrid, Barcelona or Bilbao. From any of these Spanish cities, you can easily get a direct bus to Santander, Cantabria. Finally take the bus from Santander to Comillas, where they will pick you up. From Madrid, you can find direct buses to Comillas.

Airport: Bilbao Airport Airport transfer available: Bilbao Airport (US$48 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Santander Airport Airport transfer available: Santander Airport (US$32 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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