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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. The day will start with exploring the awesome coastlines in search for the best waves to ride and coolest towns to partake in their culture. After a day of surf and adventure, the group will either pitch the tents and overnight in an awesome spot or head back to the surf house. No matter where you are, you can always count on daily chef-prepared meals, great stories, and a fresh beer or sangria to top off the day.
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. The group will start the day bright and early to enjoy a home-cooked breakfast, 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.
There are some places likely to chase waves to your surfari, Sebastian Surf Camp will try to fit in as many locations and as much fun as they can swell and conditions permitting. Their knowledge of the areas will ensure to find a wave that is suited to you no matter your surfing ability.
This surf camp will take place in Basque Country in Spain and France. The whole concept of a surfari is to be out on the open road hunting those perfect waves. Therefore, the group will be cruising between Bordeaux in France and Bilbao in Spain, as well as going further afield if the waves call. At the end of the day, the group will retreat back to the surf house in Aia or find an epic campsite to partake in the evening events.
You will be served with three hearty chef-prepared meals daily, as well as lunch on the beach or in the house, to enjoy eating in the sunshine after your surf. Moreover, other dietary requirements can be catered as well.
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.
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.
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.