Red Star Surf

Red Star Surf is a surf, kite, and yoga academy offering surfing, yoga, and kitesurfing lessons all year round for beginners and intermediates.

  • Lanzarote, Spain

Speaks English

from US$760
from US$760
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Speaks English

from US$502
from US$502
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Verified BookSurfCamps.com reviews

  • Review by Sarah

    "I had booked the retreat because I wanted a mix of surf and yoga. The main reason was that I did not want to go to a "surf only" place, in order to avoid the loud music, beer drinking and university hall type of life. I thought that if there was yoga, then the clients would be more civilized and caring of the people and the facilities. I was very disappointed to to have to go through the loud music, beer drinking and university hall type of life. I wanted to rest and be in a peaceful and quiet place, I had the opposite.1. YOGA"

    "It is not a yoga and surf retreat. Yoga is totally accessory and not part of Red Star Surf. Out of the 10 days I was there only 3 yoga classes actually took place. Every time, we showed up for the class, we were given a different explanation that the teacher was not available.2. ACCOMMODATION"

    "The surf house shown in the picture of the website is actually the only decent of the 3 houses. The one I stayed in, called the Sunset House, is not renovated, and the rooms are dirty and minuscule. I had paid extra for a single room. The room was dirty when I arrived. I cleaned it myself since the cleaning lady comes once a week and only changes sheet. After I complained and asked to be moved to a bigger room when the other client left, I spent 5 days in a correct room in terms of size, but still dirty. The bathroom smelt of pee all the time and the floor was dirty. It was cleaned once a week and there was only cold water (cold showers) for 4 days. The kitchen was from the nineties and the sofas of the kitchen/living room were so dirty they were sticky. The music (loud) was on every evening, with at least 15 people talking loud in the living room/on the street, but when I asked the instructors living in the house to keep it down after 11 p.m., they did comply.3. ADVANCE PAYMENT / NO REFUNDI learned from another customer that the owner refused to refund the money for the surf lessons not taken. He gave her vouchers to use when she would come back. I immediately wrote to the owner to tell him that I wanted a refund for the 2 surf lessons I had not taken and that they should not have made me book 10 surf lessons for 10 days, knowing that when you begin, it is very tiring. Even the instructors said that I should take a day here and there to enable my body to recover. The organizer got angry at my email but in the end, they refunded the money on my credit card for both yoga and the 2 surf lessons. But I really had to fight to achieve the resultThe one good thing about my stay is that the surf instructors are really good. But that's really the only good thing about Red Star Surf."

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  • Review by Zoey and Alex

    "We absolutely loved the holiday and had a fantastic experience with Red Star Surf. All the team were so supportive and a huge amount of fun. The surfing was better than we could have hoped for and the instructors made the process of learning so enjoyable - especially important as I am particularly useless.The Yoga was a perfect combination to the surfing, on a roof terrace in the early evening we were stretching out the day, listening to the waves - complete bliss. We both fell in love with Famara, a totally unspoiled and unpretentious village with a huge spirit of community.The apartment was directly on the beach and our housemates for the week a great bonus, we had such a chilled out and relaxing time I can not wait to go back (hoping to go back in October). Red star also organised a skate boarding lesson which was a total bonus.I just wish the week had been longer and can not thank the team enought!"

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Testimonials

  • Review by Leonie Trips
    10 out of 10

    "Red Star Surf teachers give really good instructions and encouranging advice to every participant. They do their best to create a strong and motivated group and make sure people have fun. There is everything you could think of provided, from gear to transport, food and a photographer. I had a great surfing experience and wonderful holiday& would love join again!"

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  • Review by A traveller
    10 out of 10

    "Me and my girlfriend had a great time and I felt I learnt so much of the instructors, just in one day. I would defiantly recommend using red star very motivating and nice instructors you can tell they are very experienced and love what they're doing."

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  • Review by Mai Ke
    10 out of 10

    "Was the perfect place to have an amazing time off. The houses and school and the people (s) :-) are fabulous ....."

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  • Review by Kati Karolin from Tallinn, Estonia

    "Had my first surf camp (accommodation and surf lessons). On my arrival, Mike from the shop welcomed me so friendly that I felt like home immediately. We had some troubles with the keys, but it was solved nicely."

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  • Review by Yavor V

    "Red Star Surf & Yoga School offers one of the best experiences when it comes to surfing, yoga and relaxing. Owner Andrey Yashin speaks English, Russian, German and Spanish and his friendly attitude helps you feel at home and adds a prsonalised twist to your stay. The surf teachers Jerry and Dominique are top notch level, attentive and easily approachable.The accomodation offered by Red Star is very good, the rooms are clean and Casa Del Mar offers a wonderful view of the bay. You can easily socialize with anyone from the crew at any time and become a part of Famara's local society. If you want to feel at ease, in a friendly atmosphere and receive good level of surfing experience, Red Star School is the right choice for you!"

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  • Review by Sigmunda Freud
    10 out of 10

    "The best surf school in Famara/Lanzarote!!! Very good teachers who explained the theory and the practice very detailed, patiently and really safe! What i especially liked is the great personality of all the teachers! I can really recomend red star to everybody!"

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  • Review by A traveller
    10 out of 10

    "We had a wonderful time there! Famara is a small village and we were accomodated in an Apartment of Red Star Surf. Our bed was comfy. Very nice and spacious with rooftop terrace. We took both, kite and surfing courses. The teachers for Surfing are very skilled and their tips and hints are helpful. On top they are very funny and always up to jokes. Javier, the kite surfing instructor, was very patient and helpful (and of course skilled). Yoga lesson with Lucie was great, but it was daily at around 5 pm, so it might interfered with our plans to discover the island....(so better ask before you pre-book the lessons!) Having seen both, the kite learning conditions in Famara and those of Fuerteventura/Corralejo I must say that we had the perfect conditions in Famara: not too crowded and a nice wide beach to start from. (And nice and releaxed teachers/owners of the school, that are not ripping people off!) But be aware, that this is different from learning in a lagoon. The beach is little wavy, but at least you learn to properly kite there. We would recommend a rental car to get around the island. Thank you, Red Star Surf! (And I would totally do it again!!!!)"

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  • Review by Gi Gintas
    10 out of 10

    "Very friendly approach from the beginning to the end. Highly recommended to everyone! We had no experience in surfing and on the first day we learned how to stand on board. One of the best days on holiday and we would definitely come back. Big thanks to Jerry and the team."

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  • Review by A traveller
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wonderful stay at Red Star Surf Camp & Yoga. The team was so welcoming, helpful and friendly. The surfing was one of the best I've ever had, conditions were really good and the lessons we were given provided excellent balance between theory and practice, and a lot of fun too. All the instructors were very supportive. Thank you all!"

    "The apartment I stayed in was very well located in front of the beach, comfortable, clean and quiet, with a small terrace with sea view. My housemates were very friendly, and we got along very well. Famara is a nice pittoresque village, hopefully not touristic, perfect place to chill out. Morning runs on the beach were just pure happiness. Besides, Lanzarote is a beautiful island. To sum up, it was an excellent experience and I will definitely come back!"

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  • Review by A traveller
    9 out of 10

    "I think the best thing about Red Star was that I felt like I was being treated like a friend, not just a customer. The first night Jerry took us out to a local tapas bar, Andrey had us playing surfing agility games involving cereal boxes, everyone was superduper friendly and helpful. Would I go back? Absolutely, I already went back in fact, I spent a few days on another island, had a few days to spare and went back for more surfing. The yoga instructor was fabulous, the surf teacher had me standing on the board the first afternoon and the young team in the shop tried to help with every and any question I had, and we even got a free T shirt! On my last night I had a pain in my ankle, I called Katie really late and she was there in 10 minutes with first aid supplies and offered to take me to hospital. I felt safe and looked after even though I was travelling solo. The only little thing I didn't like was that the first time I arrived at the surfhouse, it wasn't very clean and the thingy that holds the shower up needs fixing, but these are details compared to everything else, and when I went back the second time everything was a lot cleaner. I will be back I'm sure."

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  • Review by Stephano from Frankfurt, Germany

    "I've been visiting Red Star Surf 3 times over the past 2 years and have always had a great experience. My initial plan was to go and re-charge batteries prior to starting a new job . Yoga in the morning was a great experience and I actually took up yoga at home afterwards. The village of Caleta Famara where the surf house is located is a charming little "fisher village". There are at least two small supermarkets and several restaurants, but you can also have the full board option in the surf house - which was what i usually did. The landscape surrounding Famara is spectacular - theres a volcanic crater just a couple hundred meters from the surf house."

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  • Review by a traveler

    "Weve spent 3 days at the Red Star Surf School and although we didn't stay in Famara, we were kindly collected every day. I cannot put into words how much fun we had surfing for those 3 days with excellent instruction and great correspondences from Andrey. Putting a little bit of yoga in the warm up was fantastic for stretching out and getting into the right headspace for the days ahead. Our instructor, Gilmar couldn't have been better- giving us a 1on 1 instructions and pointers as when we needed it! We really did progress with the 3 days surf school - The only problem was that, 3 days really wasn't long enough and we will definitely be back! I have surfed with another school in Famara before. But couldn't contemplate going anywhere else than the Red Star Surf School for my next visit. Beyond exceptional!"

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  • Review by Darya Smith from Moscow, Russia

    "It is an amazing place for relaxing, having fun and, no doubt, for surfing! The professional and funny surf instructors teach you not only to pop-up and catch your first green wave, but to feel the energy of the ocean and to be part of it. Without fears, with flexible body you'll conquer the waves! Moreover, delicious seafood, local wine, a lot of volcanoes, car-travelling through the Island, Sunday fairs, stunning views, fascinating sunsets, parties and of course good waves are waiting for you there! It's one of the best place for an awesome holiday!"

    March 2015, edited

  • Review by Casino Leche from Venice, Italy

    "It was my 3rd visit at Redstar and I will come again! The new surf house is very close to the beach and has an incredible sea view. Surfing was great!!! Gerry, Tara, Andrey - thanks a lot for your patience guys :) Hugs!"

    June 2014, edited

  • Review by Kieran M. from England, United Kingdom

    "Red star is excellent in value, the facilities are great, and the team are really welcoming. Cat, in particular, goes out of her way to make you feel welcome. They will even arrange taxis, etc. for you, if needed. Highly recommended."

    March 2014, edited