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Top Budget Surf Camps Under US$500 for All Levels [Updated]

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 US$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.


6 Days Escapade Surf Camp in Lisbon, Portugal


  • Skill level: All levels
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From US$244​ 

Are you looking for a complete surfing experience only 20 minutes from Lisbon? The Soul Surf House is certified by The Tourism of Portugal and by the Portuguese Surf Federation and is located within walking distance from the beach, in São João da Caparica. 

If you’ve been waiting to surf in Portugal without breaking the bank, now’s your chance. You’ll get 4 2-hour surfing lessons for all levels, with a maximum of 6 participants per instructor. In addition, you will benefit from free use of the surfing equipment outside of the lessons.

In the evening, unwind at the on-site pool at the surf house. Or, take advantage of the free use surf house’s bikes to cycle around Lisbon or along the coast. Transportation to and from the beach and daily breakfast are included in the price. 

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


8 Days Unforgettable Yoga and Surf Camp in Tamraght, Morocco


  • Skill level: All levels
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From US$402

Are you looking for a fantastic combo of Moroccan hospitality, laid-back beach vibes, world-class surf spots, and finger-licking Moroccan cuisine? Did you think that it was impossible to have them all in one place? You can, and all for an amazing price!

This affordable surf camp in Tamraght is available all year round and offers programs for all levels of surfers. You’ll enjoy daily surf lessons – a two-hour lesson in the morning and free surfing under the instructor’s supervision. There will also be daily yoga classes.

The Moroccan-style beach house overlooks the Atlantic Ocean and the famous Crocro surf spot. It has a huge rooftop terrace where you can chill in the evening as you watch the sun dive into the ocean. All daily meals are included in the package, as well as visits to the souk in Agadir, Taghazout village, and Paradise Valley.

» 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


8 Days All Levels Surf Camp in Corralejo, Spain


  • Skill level: All levels
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From US$390

If you’ve been looking for a fun and intensive surf camp, then this adult surf camp in Lanzarote is for you! You will stay in a Canarian-style villa in Corralejo, offering stunning views of the ocean. The surf house’s laid-back vibes are simply contagious, and you will not get enough of watching the sun as it dives into the ocean from the backyard.

There will be 5 days of surfing lessons, all beginning with a fun warm-up. The surf camp is suitable for beginners, intermediates, and advanced surfers alike. During classes, the groups will be divided into different levels. Airport transfer and free use of surfing equipment outside the surf lessons are included in the price.

Note: this camp has an age limit policy and is only available for adults that are minimum 18 years of age. 

» 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


7 Days Guided Surf Camp in Canggu, Bali


  • Skill level: All levels
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From US$335

Located in Canggu, the Surf WG camp promises all its guests an authentic Bali surfing experience. Available all year round and suitable for all levels of surfers, you are set for the adventure of a lifetime! You will go on two guided surf trips each day accompanied by highly-experienced local surf guides.

You’ll get to surf some of the best surf spots in Bali, which will be chosen each day depending on the conditions. There will also be two theory classes and video analysis. 

The price includes surfboard rental for the whole week, so you can enjoy the waves by yourself outside of the surf classes. You will also benefit from free use of the camp’s cars and scooters. The tea, coffee, and water are on the house, and you will get to enjoy the big on-site pool to cool down after a long day at the beach. 

» 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 US$400

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 Exhilarating Surf Camp in Jaco, Costa Rica


  • Skill level: All levels
  • Availability: All year round
  • Price: From US$437

Join this surf camp in one of Costa Rica’s most famous surf towns – Jaco. Relax and meet like-minded people, all the while throwing in some out-of-the-ordinary activities. This affordable surf camp in Costa Rica is available all year round and caters to all levels of surfers. 

How do 4 days of surf lessons using the most advanced surfing equipment sound? Not only that, but surf tips, coaching sessions, surfboard rental, delicious breakfasts, lunches, and dinner are all included.

The qualified surfing instructors will provide lessons for those who have never set foot on a surfboard, for those looking to improve their skills, speed, and control on Costa Rica’s emerald waves, as well as for advanced surfers who wish to take their technique to the next level.

» 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.


6 Days “Learn to Surf” Surf Camp Phuket Province, Thailand


  • Skill level: Beginner and intermediate surfers
  • Availability: From May till October
  • Price: From US$385

Join this unforgettable surf camp for the chance to experience Thailand’s local culture. You will learn to surf and improve your technique at the picturesque Bang Tao Beach in Phuket, one of the best surf spots in Thailand. After each surfing session, you can cool down at the large swimming pool and enjoy a drink at the pool bar.

This surf camp is aimed at beginners and intermediate surfers. Included in the price are 2 reinvigorating Thai massages to relieve those sore muscles and free use of surfing equipment. You will also get a 20% discount card for various recreational areas. 

*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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