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Refreshing Surf Camp France and Spain

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 10 participants
All meals included

The Van Surfari is the ultimate surf trip for surfers of all levels. Get off the beaten track and explore the best secrets of the Spanish and French Coastline.

You'll start your days cruising the coastlines of the Basque Country in search of the best waves and exploring the back roads to find the coolest little towns. After a day of surf and adventure, we'll either pitch up at a campsite or head back to the surf house. No matter where you are you can always count on a chef-prepared meal, good company and a fresh beer or sangria to top off the day.


  • 2-hour daily surf lesson
  • New surf location every day
  • Daily healthy homemade breakfast and dinner
  • Access to all awesome equipment (surfboards, wetsuits, skim boards, etc)
  • Transfers to and from the train station
  • 3 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 10 participants
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  • Horse riding
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

During this surf holiday, you will either stay in a dorm room style accommodation in the stoke surf house located in the beautiful Pagoeta National Park with bedding included or at a camping accommodation with self-inflating mattresses and sleeping bags, depending on the weather and waves.

What was once an active traditional farmhouse is now transformed into a surfer's haven, it has panoramic views overlooking the North Atlantic ocean and Basque countryside. The new surf house offers a hub for like-minded travelers from all around the world to surf the picture-perfect summer waves of Playa Zarautz.


Just like a normal safari, the day's plan is never set in stone. You'll be starting bright and early to eat a home-cooked breakfast, and then pack the van and hit the road in search of the best waves and the biggest kicks of the day! Regardless of how it looks, your days will be filled with delicious food, incredible scenery, world-class waves, and tons of booze.

Heres some places where we're likely to chase waves to your surfari. They try to fit in as many locations and as much fun as you can swell and conditions permitting. Their knowledge of the areas will ensure that they find a wave suited to you no matter your surfing ability.

Locations in Spain

  • Zarautz
  • Zurriola (San Sebastian)
  • Zumaia
  • Bakio
  • Laga
  • Mundaka
  • Sopelana
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Location in France

  • Hendaye
  • Bidart
  • Biarritz
  • Tarnos
  • Hossegor
  • Anglet
  • Seignosse
  • Moliets
  • Mimizan


Because the whole concept of a Surfari is to be out on the open road, hunting those perfect waves. You’ll be cruising between Bordeaux in France and Bilbao in Spain, but you can go further afield if the waves call. At the end of the day, you'll retreat back to the surf house in Aia or find an epic campsite to partake in the evening events.


You will get 3 hearty chef-prepared meals every day and dietary requirements are catered for. Moreover, you can have your lunch on the beach or in the house, and eat in the sunshine after your surf.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Bonfires
  • Brewery tours
  • Cliff jumping
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Massage
  • Optional trips to France and other locations in Spain
  • Paragliding
  • Party nights in San Sebastian
  • Party nights in Zarautz
  • Pintxos tours
  • Skateboarding downhill and halfpipe
  • Spanish lessons
  • Spanish festivals e.g San Vino, San Fermin, Semana Grande in San Sebastian, Fete de Aia, Jazz Festival San Sebastian, Fete de Bayonne and more
  • Sunset barbecues
  • Traditional Basque Sidra House
  • Winery tours

What's included

  • Surf in Spain and France
  • New location every day
  • 3 nights dorm accommodation or camping accommodation with self-inflating mattresses and sleeping bags (Depending on where the weather and waves take the group)
  • 2-hour surf lesson daily with experienced and highly qualified surf instructor team
  • Healthy homemade breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day
  • Access to all the awesome equipment (surfboards, wetsuits, skim boards, skateboards, slackline, beach games, and poi balls)
  • Transfers to and from the train station

What's not included

  • Unlimited beer and sangria (10 EUR per day)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by train

San Sebastian Surf Camp provides free transfers from San Pelaio station in Zarautz at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. It is important to inform them which one you would like to jump on ahead of time, make sure to send San Sebastian Surf Camp an inquiry when booking. If you have not booked one yet, please make sure you do so prior to your arrival.

Arrival by airplane

If you plan to travel by airplane, arriving at Bilbao Airport (BIO) is the easiest option. There is a bus straight from the airport to San Pelaio station. Moreover, there is Pesa Airport Bus that leaves every 30 minutes out front of the airport direct to San Pelaio Station Zarautz as well. You may ask the driver to alight at the station. Moreover, San Sebastian Surf Camp offers free pick up from Zarautz (San Pelaio) at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

If you arrive at Biarritz Pays Basque Airport (BIQ), you can take the train changing at Hendaye or bus directly to San Sebastian central station.

If you arrive at San Sebastián Airport (EAS), there are buses from the airport to San Sebastian town. Although this is the closest airport but not the easiest to get from.

Arrival by train

The Regional and International trains will arrive at Donostia Station in San Sebastian. You will need to head over to Amara Station (Euskotren), then jump on any train headed towards Bilbao and get off at San Pelaio Station in Zarautz. The journey is approximately 20 minutes.

In order to get from San Sebastion and Bilbao to Zarautz, you can board the local train called Euskotren, it is a good way to get there. The trains run from San Sebastian (Amara) to Zarautz (San Pelaio) from the early morning until about 10 p.m, the trip costs 2 EUR and takes 20 minutes. Moreover, there is a free pick up from Zarautz (San Pelaio) at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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 surf camp is available from June to September. Please select an arrival date below.

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