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Intensive Philippines Surf Camp

Intermediate difficulty
Instruction in English
Breakfast included

This surf camp is designed to meet each student’s needs to get the most from their surfing experience. If you'd like to actively pursue the surfing lifestyle, La Union Surf School has the right course for you because this is the course for anyone serious about becoming a surfer. With La Union Surf School, your surfing experience will certainly be thrilled.


  • Mobile surf station
  • One-to-one coaching
  • 2 hours of course per day
  • Access to surf station facilities
  • Transport to nearby beaches
  • Free sunblock and water
  • Daily basic breakfast
  • 4 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Intermediate


4 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel is an Instagramagical Universe bursting from the imagination of its founders. Flotsam and Jetsam is a travel and adventure organizer in the form of a fun-filled social hostel celebrating art, music, style, design, happiness, friendship, and imagination.


Your breezy fan-cooled shared 8-bed bamboo hut Kubo dorm was handcrafted by the seasoned hands of local craftsmen using locally-sourced bamboo. Each single bed has its own privacy curtain, personal reading lamp, personal fan, electric outlet, mosquito net, and individual private locker. The other facilities in this dorm are shared bathrooms and free Wi-Fi.

Sea Suite

Your flotsam Sea Suite is a nautically-inspired room furnished with a queen-sized bed, a compact and cozy living room, as well as a private en-suite bathroom. It is designed with bits and pieces of stuff that Flotsam and Jetsam Beach Hostel picked up from all over the world. The other facilities are open closet, en-suite how shower and toilet, air-conditioner, and free Wi-Fi.

Gardenside Queen with Patio

Your FlotJet Gardenside Queen with Patio, equipped with private en-suite bathroom, is furnished with a junior queen bed and comes with a patio. This cubbyhole is decorated with bits and pieces of stuff from all over the world. The other facilities are open closet and baskets, en-suite hot shower and toilet, air conditioner, and free Wi-Fi.


  • Please don't smoke inside the dorms or rooms. A charge of 2000 PHP will apply for breaking this rule.
  • Please don't eat or drink inside the dorms.
  • No food and drinks from outside are allowed.
  • No footwear are allowed inside the dorms or rooms.
  • Do not play your music with loudspeakers as Flotsam and Jetsam Beach Hostel has their own musical theme and vibe.


During this surf camp, you will have an intensive, one-to-one surf coaching course taking place 2 hours per day. La Union Surf School will improve your levels and skills so you will be able to catch and surf unbroken waves, take the drop, ride the wave face, perform bottom and top turns, do positioning in the line up, and have advanced surf safety.

Depending on swell conditions, La Union Surf School will get you to the right place at the right time. Your coaches will take you to appropriate surf breaks for your level and guide you on the surf conditions. During this surf camp, you can use the surf station facilities such as storage lockers, shower, shaded bean bag chill out area, and music.

La Union Surf School always recommends that you know the basics of swimming. However, their beginners lessons take place in waist deep water. They also use soft top surfboards and their professional coaches will brief you on all safety aspects to ensure a fun, yet safe surfing experience. Anyone can learn to surf, no matter their ocean experience. Just make sure you pick a certified surf school.


La Union, meaning “the union” in Spanish, is situated on the South China Sea and also known as the surfing capital of the North. It is one of the best places to learn to surf in the world due to its mellow beach and point breaks together with a friendly atmosphere unique to the Philippines. First discovered by surfers in the 80's, La Union attracts surfers of all levels, local, and foreign. In true Filipino spirit, an annual surf competition, called the “Filipino-Foreigner friendship contest”, is held at its fabled Mona Liza point.


The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

What's included

  • 2-hour course per day
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Daily basic breakfast
  • Mobile surf station
  • Sunblock and water
  • Transport to nearby beaches
  • Use of the surf station facilities

How to get there

Driving directions from Manila

  • Get on the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and carry on northbound on the Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX) toll roads.
  • At the end of the TPLEX, carry on the McArthur National Highway to La Union province until you reach San Fernando City.
  • Urbiztondo Beach is a further 15 minutes north where you’ll enter the Philippine surfing capital.
  • The drive will take 3 to 4 hours depending on the time of day you drive.
  • Go at night to avoid small town traffic after the TPLEX.

Arrival by bus

Hop on any of the northbound buses to La Union or Ilocos located in Quezon City, Manila and expect a travel time of about 4 to 5 hours. You have the choice of getting off in San Fernando City where most buses stop and from there, take a 15-minute tricycle ride to Urbiztondo Beach or you can notify the bus conductor to drop you straight in Kahuna Beach Resort or Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel in La Union to avoid delay.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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