Top Budget Surf Camps Under €500 for All Levels [Updated]
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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 €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!
Available all year
Price: from €210 for 6 days and 5 nights (breakfast included)
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.
Available all year
Price: from €299 for 7 days and 6 nights (all meals included)
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 surf camp in Taghazout is available all year round and is dedicated to beginner and intermediate surfers. During your stay, you will enjoy 5 2-hour surf lessons and 2 days with yoga classes on the rooftop to relieve that tension from riding the cool Atlantic waves. You will get to visit some of the best surf spots in Morocco, as well as go on complimentary trips to Agadir and Paradise Valley.
The Moroccan-style surf house overlooks some of the most famous surf spots in Taghazout – Panoramas, Banana Point, and Anchor Point. This means that the surf spots are only a 5 minutes’ drive from the house. You will be pampered with access to the house’s hammam and jacuzzi, daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as fun nights out.
» 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.
Available from November till July
Price: from €390 for 8 days and 7 nights
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.
Available all year
Price: from €324 for 7 days and 6 nights (daily breakfast, tea, and coffee included)
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.
Available from November till May
Price: from €361 for 8 days and 7 nights (breakfast and 6 dinners included)
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!
Available all year
Price: from €348 for 6 days and 5 nights (all meals included)
Join a surf camp in Costa Rica’s most famous surf town – Tamarindo. Relax and meet like-minded people, all the while throwing in some out-of-the-ordinary activities. Join this affordable surf camp in Costa Rica for all levels, which is available all year round!
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.
Available from May to October
Price: from €33 for 6 days and 5 nights (breakfast included)
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.
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!