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San Sebastian Surf Camp welcomes surfers of all levels, travelers, and yogis far and wide to call the slice of paradise your home away from home. There, you will find an experienced team of surf and yoga instructors, an instant family of like-minded internationals, amazing chef-prepared food, and a stunning view. Not only that, during this camp, you will get to enjoy simple Spanish course as your extended experience. Join and get the unforgettable memories in Spain!
What was once an active traditional farmhouse is now transformed into a surfer's haven. The surf house is uniquely situated in one of Europe's most stunning nature reserves, Pagoeta, with 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. The room is a dorm room style.
This is a guide itinerary, but not like a school camp itinerary - quite the contrary. This will give you an idea of what a day might look like for you at San Sebastian Surf Camp. There’s always something for you to do, but it's your holiday so feel free to lay on the beach, have a beer or go on an adventure with your new campmates instead. Plans are always subject to change. They find the best time to surf during the day, depending on swell and tide you can be surfing anytime. If the swell is not right, they can postpone it for another time or find a new activity participate in.
In this camp, you will have two-hour surfing lesson daily with San Sebastian Surf Camp's experienced and highly qualified surf instructor team. If you miss a surfing lesson on your day of check-in, they'd love you to join the lesson on the day you check out. Your daily yoga class will be accompanied by experienced, qualified instructors as well.
San Sebastian Surf Camp will explain the dynamics of the ocean and analyze the current conditions you will be surfing in. They will explain surf safety and the correct techniques used in entering the ocean, paddling, catching waves, and standing up. They will assist you in getting your first waves and give feedback on your surfing techniques.
The San Sebastian Surf Camp instructors are all fully certified and carry their first aid and ocean safety award. supervision from a certified surf instructor is only during the surf lessons included in the package. Please always reach out to your surf instructors to find out if the conditions are fitting to your level when you are surfing by yourself.
In the afternoon, when your all surfed out, you’ll either have lunch in the sunshine at the beach together or head back up to the house for a hot lunch and a cold sangria. If you’re feeling bendy, join a yoga class on the yoga deck, you could head out hiking, go into town and explore, join in on a Spanish class, head back down to the beach for another surf (non-supervised), or just relax!
In the afternoon, you will most likely find yourself hanging out at the house watching the sun go down and sharing stories or becoming lord of the ping pong table.
The fun beginner Spanish course starts every Monday for seven nights, six lessons. You will then go for a morning surf and an afternoon lingo, learning the basics, bar talk, simple grammar, numbers, light flirting, directions and plus some of the traditional Basque language. You will get two hours of Spanish lessons daily with 12-hour course and also take a Paella cooking class.
One daily 1-hour yoga class is included in the price and is optional for guests. The instructors teach Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga yoga. The yoga sessions can be anytime during the day depending on the surf conditions and tide. You will either perform yoga in the morning before the surf or after the surf lesson in the afternoon.
The camp is located in Pagoeta Nature Reserve in the town of Aia, in the hills behind Zarautz surf beach. The location provides the best of both worlds with close proximity to beautiful San Sebastian town and the beach with the freedom to retreat to the surf house in the hills for some peace and quiet as well.
The home is just a short deviation from the beaten track, only 20 minutes from the hustle and bustle of San Sebastian city and easily accessible by train or San Sebastian Surf Camp’s private daily shuttle.
You will get three hearty, homemade 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. You can also enjoy unlimited beer and sangria and Basque cider with 10 EUR per day.
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Biarritz Pays Basque Airport
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Please book your flight to arrive at Bilbao Airport (BIO).
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.
San Sebastian Surf Camp provides free transfers from San Pelaio station in Zarautz at 9 a.m., 1 p.m., and 7 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 are unable to make it for the last 7 p.m. free transfer, please call or email San Sebastian Surf Camp to arrange to pick up.
In order to get from San Sebastion and Bilbao to the surf house, 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.
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