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Basic Surf Camp Spain

Beginner difficulty
Airport transfer available

Join Oceanside Gran Canaria Surf for this wonderful surf camp. As well as learning the basics of this exciting sport, you will enjoy the indescribable sensation of riding waves on a surfboard.

Highlights

  • 2 days of activities
  • 2 hours of surfing per day
  • Free use of surfing equipment
  • Qualified surf instructors
  • Various surf spots suitable for all levels
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


2 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Gran Canaria Airport (US$ 38 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor shower

You will choose to stay in Agüita Hostel Gran Canaria or Canteras Studio.

Canteras Studio

The Canteras Studio is ideal for surfer couples and families because it is comfortable, central, modern, and located in one of the best areas of Las Canteras beach, next to “La Cícer” (surfing area), “Las Arenas” shopping center, the auditorium, Alfredo Kraus congress palace, and the shopping area of Mesa y López. It is equipped with a living room, single beds, a kitchen, a shower cabin, a washing machine, towels, bed linen, Wi-Fi, and a television.

Agüita Hostel Gran Canaria

The Agüita Hostel Gran Canaria is one of the best surf hostels in Europe due to its stunning location, right over Las Canteras beach, the numerous nearby surf spots, the personal all-around service, and a very special infrastructure tailored for surfing requirements. They are offering shared rooms for four to six people. Their best room with a private bathroom and amazing sea view is El Frontón. The cheapest way to stay is in their six-bed dorms with a shared bathroom called Trinidad, which is included in your package.

You will probably like it best in their open-air chill-out area. also known as the “surfer’s throne over Canteras Beach”. Hammocks, deck chairs and rocking chairs, sofas, a barbecue corner, and an al-fresco shower that will make you want to stay forever, and their rooftop bar Coco Loco where you can enjoy an ice-cold cerveza tropical, the local beer. Not to forget the fantastic views of the sea, from here, you can check out the waves at sunrise while you are still brushing your teeth. Fully equipped is no empty promise.

The kitchen boasts a coffee machine, dishwasher, big fridge, stove, and microwave. As Oceanside Gran Canaria Surf lives in the surf house themselves, you will always have a multilingual contact in the house. They organize weekly outings to explore their multifaceted island. You can also feel free to organize barbecues with other surfers on the rooftop terrace. VA hostel Gran Canaria also provides a beach volleyball net, snorkeling equipment, high-speed Wi-Fi, a printer, Gran Canaria maps, and towels for free.

Trinidad is a downstairs dorm room with six comfortable single beds with solid wooden bunk beds and stylish curtains. Many long-term guests and backpackers enjoy the low rates while having access to all the comfort of the house. Around the well-structured concept of the room, there is enough space for your personal belongings in the wardrobe and the additional security lockers in the hallway.

This room shares the bathroom in the hallway but is only a few steps away from the door of your room. The rooms were renovated in 2016. La Barra is a four-person shared dorm. It is large, bright, and has a good concept of light and ventilation. In addition, the rooms were fully renovated and equipped with new beds and mattresses in the summer of 2015. If you are traveling with a lot of luggage and need your privacy, this is the perfect room for you.

Program

You will stay at a charming accommodation at the Playa de Las Canteras, relax, and explore the surroundings after surfing and challenging yourself in waves. Enjoy your time in Spain and release yourself in one of your memorable experiences. During the camp, you will practice two hours a day with qualified instructors. You will be divided into small groups of up to six pupils per instructor. Surfing equipment such as soft board and wetsuit will be provided. This is a good option for beginners who would like to try the sport in a two-hour surf course.

The lessons are structured this way. Firstly, you will check in at the surf school 10 minutes before the lessons start. You will then dress up in the school’s locker room, watch the video theory in the school, theory on the beach, warm up, practice in the sand, practice in the water, stretch, and back to the school. This camp also offers a monitor with the national surf instructor title, material such as board, wetsuit, and school lycra, use of dressing room, toilets, showers, and lockers, and civil liability and accident insurance.

Learning objectives

  • Basic surfing rules in and off the water
  • Correct stance on the board
  • Learning to paddle correctly to get whitewash and waves
  • Stand up properly on the surfboard
  • The importance of warming up and stretching
  • Use and maintenance of equipment
  • Wave types and dangers

The official Oceanside Gran Canaria surf school

Also known as the official Quiksilver surf school, it is located on one of the most beautiful urban beaches in the world, Playa de Las Canteras in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. A beach of blond and black sand in which, thanks to its average 24 degrees Celcius and the variety and quality of its waves, instructors can teach you surf, bodyboard, or paddle surf (SUP) 365 days a year. In this surf school, you can also rent all kinds of surfboards for beginners (soft boards), intermediate level (evolutive), and advanced surfers (PKS and PUKAS shortboards), Quiksilver and Roxy wetsuits, and all kinds of surf accessories.

Timetable

From Monday to Friday, you will practice surfing from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (winter time) or from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (summer time). On Saturday, you will have your lessons from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. On Sunday, you will enjoy surfing on waves from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You will have the option to sign up for a paddle surf course with a 15 percent discount, discounts in the surf shop, and can keep the surf equipment after the lesson until closing time for 5 EUR per day.

Location

The camp will take place in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Spain.

Food

All meals are at your own expense.

Things to do (optional)

If you would like to do other activities or reserve other services during your holiday, you can always improve your experience by adding one of these extras to your booking

  • Car or cycle hire
  • Guided excursion on foot or by bicycle around the interior of the island of Gran Canaria
  • Language course
  • Physiotherapy, yoga, or spa session
  • Stand-up paddle surfing, climbing, diving, golf, and tennis

What's included

  • 2 days of surf lessons
  • 2 hours of surf lesson per day with qualified instructors
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Surfing equipment during lessons hours
  • Accident and liability insurance
  • Monitor with the national surf instructor title

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Daily meals
  • Shuttle service to and from the airport (35 EUR for a journey for a maximum of 6 people)

How to get there

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Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gran Canaria Airport (LPA). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request at 30 EUR per way. The van capacity is seven people maximum.

Arrival by bus

If you arrive before 7:00 p.m., Oceanside Gran Canaria Surf will meet you at their office. You can take the bus to Las Palmas city (San Telmo bus station) and from there take the local yellow bus Nº 17 and stop at two bus stops before arriving at the Auditorium or the shopping center Las Arenas. If you arrive after 7:30 p.m., you can go directly to Ocean Side Surf Hostel (if this is where you will be staying). You need to take the bus to Santa Catalina bus station and from there can walk to the Surfhostel: Paseo De Las Canteras Nº 53.

Airport: Gran Canaria Airport Airport transfer available: Gran Canaria Airport (US$ 38 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% 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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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season

 

  • April 1 - September 30

 

High season

 

  • October 1 - March 31

 

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