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Top Budget Surf Camps Under USD 500 for All Levels

by Octavia Drughi

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Surf camps are becoming more and more popular, but there are still some people who think that you would need to spend big bucks to go on a surf vacation or a surf camp. 

We’re here to not only tell you that’s not the case but also to share with you some neat examples of surf camps under USD 500 that are bound to get you stoked!

There are hundreds of affordable surf camps worldwide, for every pocket, all levels of practice, and for any time of year. We decided to sift through them to find the best of the best. Without further ado, here are seven cheap surf camps for you to enjoy all year long!

Note: BookSurfCamps offers a flexible cancellation policy. Should you not be able to travel as scheduled, we’d be happy to help you alter your booking with the same organizer or a different organizer.


4 Days Surf Camp in Cascais, Lisbon


  • Skill level: All levels
  • Availability: From January till November
  • Price: From EUR 225

If you’ve been waiting to surf in Portugal without breaking the bank, now’s your chance. You’ll get three surfing lessons for all levels, with certified instructors and all the necessary equipment included. In addition, you’ll enjoy three yoga classes in the camp’s comfortable shala.

The surf camp is located in the Sintra National Park, only five minutes from the breathtaking Guincho Beach, which is home to the best waves in Cascais. 

Start your day with an invigorating yoga practice, followed by a hearty breakfast (included in the package price), and then head on over to Guincho Beach for the surf lessons. In your free time, you are welcome to explore the surroundings and go on mindfulness walks on the winding trails in the forests and mountains.

» Plan the perfect trip with the help of our complete guide to surfing in Portugal.


8 Days All-inclusive Surf Camp in Taghazout, Morocco


  • Skill level: Beginners & intermediates
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From USD 423

Are you looking for a budget-friendly surf adventure in Morocco, with unlimited surf time, laid-back beach vibes, and finger-licking Moroccan cuisine? 

This affordable surf camp in Taghazout is available all year round and focuses on beginners and intermediates. You’ll enjoy five surf lessons of two hours each, plus unlimited surfboard and wetsuit rental so that you can surf for as long as you wish, whenever you wish. You’ll also join two yoga classes on the rooftop terrace. 

Stay in a Moroccan-style surf house overlooking the famous surf spots at Panoramas, Banana Point, and Anchor Point. You’ll be served all daily meals, featuring traditional Moroccan dishes (the camp also has Western meals available). Furthermore, this package includes airport or bus station transfer, trips to the souk in Agadir and to Paradise Valley, a visit to the local hammam on Friday evening, and a fun night out in Agadir.

» From the surfing seasons and best wave to what to eat and the necessary budget, here’s all you need to know about surfing in Morocco


6 Days Fun Surf Camp in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands


  • Skill level: All levels
  • Availability: January till September
  • Price: From EUR 275

This budget surf camp is located in the picturesque fishing town of Corralejo, Fuerteventura’s surfing capital. Often compared to Hawaii’s North Shore, Fuerteventura has numerous sandy beaches and reef breaks for all surfers to enjoy, all the while remaining authentic and quiet.

At this camp, you’ll enjoy premium, personalized surf lessons, held in small groups and are tailored to your specific surf level, from complete beginner to advanced. There will be four days of personalized surf lessons, up to four hours each, with tuition both on the beach and in the water. All the necessary high-quality surfing equipment is provided by the camp.

The accommodation is near the beach and you’ll have access to all its facilities – dining area, lounge, gym, yoga deck, yoga studio, terrace, barbeque area, Wi-Fi, and more. The camp is self-catering and you are welcome to use the fully-equipped kitchen to whip up your own meals.

» For more on the surfing seasons, best waves, what to eat, and how to budget your trip, read our comprehensive guide to surfing in the Canary Islands


5 Day Fantastic Stay and Surf Camp Canggu, Bali


  • Skill level: Beginners & intermediates
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From USD 350

Located in the Batu Balong area in Canggu, this affordable surf camp promises an authentic Bali surfing experience. Available all year round, their program is tailored to beginners and intermediate surfers.

Each day, the highly-experienced local surf guides and instructors will take you to the best waves in Canggu for your level, from friendly beach breaks to fun reef breaks for those looking to amp up their game. You’ll get the chance to ride some of the best beginner and intermediate waves on the planet.

Throughout your stay, you’ll enjoy four surf lessons, including board and gear hire. Daily breakfast and dinner are also included.

» To make the most of your time on the Island of the Gods, find out all you need to know about planning your surf trip to Bali.


8-Day Yoga and Surf Camp in Weligama, Sri Lanka


  • Skill level: All levels
  • Availability: From September till May
  • Price: From USD 366

An 8-day yoga and surf camp in Sri Lanka for such a price sounds like a dream, doesn’t it? But it’s no dream! Included in the price are 6 days of surf lessons, 6 days of yoga sessions, free use of the surfing equipment outside of the lessons, as well as daily breakfasts and 6 delicious dinners.

This package is tailored to suit the needs of intermediate and advanced surfers who like to combine yoga and surf for the perfect beach holiday.

Surfing in Sri Lanka is on any wave rider’s bucket list. With this surf camp, you’ll get to experience the best it has to offer without breaking the bank!


6 Days Surf Camp in Tamarindo, Costa Rica


  • Skill level: Beginner & intermediate surfers
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From USD 450

Join this budget surf camp Tamarindo, one of the best surfing destinations for beginners in Costa Rica, and learn to surf or take your skills to the next level.

You’ll stay in a hotel with air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom and access to the kitchen and outdoor swimming pool. The hotel is only minutes away from Playa Tamarindo.

During this camp, you’ll enjoy four surf lessons of two hours each. You can also benefit from the free use of the camp’s surfboards to hit the waves outside the lessons, too. 

The lessons are adapted to your particular skill level. Each day, the instructors will take you to the best waves around Tamarindo for your experience and goals. Beginners will surf at Playa Tamarindo, while intermediates will check out the waves at Avellanas, Langosta, Playa Grande, and Playa Negra. At the end of your stay, you’ll also get pictures of you surfing.

The package includes daily breakfast. You’ll also get to go on one snorkeling trip, attend one yoga lesson, and receive a free T-shirt.


» For more on the surfing seasons, best waves, what to eat and how to budget your trip, read our guide to surfing in Costa Rica.



3 Day Learn to Surf Camp in Thalang, Phuket, Thailand

3 Day Learn to Surf Surf Camp in Thalang, Phuket

  • Skill level: Beginners & Intermediates
  • Availability: May to October
  • Price: From USD 185


Join this short surf camp at Bangtao Beach, one of the best surf spots in Thailand and one of the most beautiful beaches in the country.

You’ll learn to surf in warm tropical water with fun and gentle waves. During your stay, there will be two surf lessons. Each day, you’ll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the beach to enjoy the lesson. On the second day of your stay, the surf lesson is followed by a traditional Thai massage, on the beach.  All the necessary surfing equipment is provided by the camp.

You’ll stay at either a hotel or hostel. You’ll have access to a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Breakfast is also included in the room rate.


*Prices are subject to change depending on the date of arrival.

Still haven’t found the surf camp of your dreams? Check out these affordable surf camps for beginners and get ready to discover a new passion!

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