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San Sebastian Surf Camp


Our happy place.

Fast Facts

 

More than just surfing...

Where: Zarautz Beach, 10 kms from San Sebastian city centre, Basque country, Spain

When: All summer, June 1st - September 30th. (For surf camp bookings for September, please email [email protected])

How: Meet us there by plane, train, bus or car or come with us from Barcelona on our private coach for the Barcelona to San Sebastian Weekender. 

Cost: From 30€ a night B&B, 60€ a night all-inclusive, Week package: 420€ All-inclusive, 210€ B&B.

Sleep: In pre-erected 2-man shared tents with mattresses and sleeping bags provided.

Eat: Three healthy and hearty meals a day (with all-inclusive package).

Inclusions: Basic Package: Camping accommodation & breakfast, All-Inclusive: Accommodation in tents, surf lessons, surfboard rental, all meals, beach games.

Add ons: Unlimited beer and sangria (5€/day), lunch & dinner (10€/day), solo occupancy tent upgrade (20€/day), surf lesson (15€/day), surf board rental (10€/day),  party trips, rafting, golf, horse riding, yoga, deep sea trout racing, helicopter joy rides to see the Basque region any day all summer (60€)

Contact: [email protected], phone: 0034 697 457 266 

Stoke Passport Holders:

(Don't know what a Stoke Passport is? Check it out! Your universe will change.)

Eligible for 3 nights all-inclusive package with unlimited beer & sangria included

 

 ***Please note: From 1 Sept, the surf camp will move to our surf house in San Seb centre. All the same inclusions.****

 

5€ a day unlimited booze? Say no more...

 

Price Details

**Please note from 1 September, our surf camp will move to our surf house in San Sebastian – all the same inclusions**

Basic Trip: 30€ a day

from 01/06 till 21/09

Including: Bed, breakfast, surf guides, wild parties
(For surf camp bookings for September, please email [email protected])

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Surf camp all-inclusive

From 01/06 till 21/09

for only 60€ a day

What you get: Bed, all meals, surfboard hire, surf instruction, beach games, party nights
(For surf camp bookings for September, please email [email protected])

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Barcelona to San Sebastian Weekender – 220€

13-15, 27-29 June, 25-27 July, 8-10, 22-24 August, 5-7 September

What you get: Return private coach transfers from Barcelona, 2 nights’ camping accommodation in tents with sleeping bag and mattress provided, all meals, surf lessons and board hire.

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San Sebastian Week Package

Any 7 nights from June – September

What you get: 

B&B:

7 nights’ camping accommodation in tents with sleeping bag and mattress provided, breakfasts - 210€

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All-Inclusive:

7 nights’ camping accommodation in tents with sleeping bag and mattress provided, all meals, surf lessons and board hire - 420€

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What Is It?

Where else?

Where else in the world are your primary concerns trying not to get too much sun and the temperature of the beer? Where each and every day is a cycle of eating, surfing and drinking, and the nights spent partying and chatting and exploring? Where else can you spend your nights in the thumping nightclubs of San Sebastian, but wake up by the beach, surrounded by the verdant Pyrenees mountains? Where else?

 

Nowhere. This is our little slice of paradise, our flagship destination. It's a combination of the landscape (mountains and beaches baby), the Basque culture, the food, the parties (more bars per square metre than anywhere else in the universe), the waves, the weather (hot, but not deathly so), the mother lovin' lifestyle. Woooh weeeeh, this is the spot.

 

And that ain't even mentioning our camp. We base all of our camps on the awesomeness of this one. There is nothing for the surfer to do here except enjoy themselves. Your meals are prepared, your beers are purchased and kept cold, your tents are made for you and your party nights pre-organised. Heavenly! And the new friends you'll find there, wonderful! Crew from all over the world, so many different languages and so much to learn from each other over a beer or seventeen.

 

The basic San Sebastian surf camp package is for twin share camping accommodation and breakfast every morning. Onto the basic package you can add meals, surfboard hire and lessons, as well as our five euro's a day all you can drink beer, wine and sangria deal.

The  Whole  Package!

The best way to stay at the San Sebastian Surf Camp. For a mere 60€ a day you've got it all; have your cake and eat it too. Surf lessons, 24 hour board hire, three beefy meals a day. Yeah, it's pretty much the best deal in the world.

 

If you are studying or staying in Barcelona, you can jump on one of our Barcelona to San Seb Weekender with private coach transfers and 2 nights all inclusive camping and surfing.

Location

Euskal Herria.

Address:
Gran Camping Zarauz (Barrio Talaimendi, S/N 20800 Zarautz, Guipúzcoa, Spain)
(Starting from September 1st, the surf camp will be moved to our surf house in San Sebastian)

Is the name of this place in the local language. Pais Vasco, Pays Basque, the Basque Country. The elbow of the French and Spanish Atlantic coastline is an area filled with culture and natural beauty. Home to Europe's oldest language, it's most sturdy people, and some of the most incredible vistas your eyes have ever had the pleasure of taking in.

San Sebastian is the jewel on this coastline, the coolest of Spanish seaside resorts (the Queen built her summer palace here, it's just gotta rule), as yet untainted by the filthy mitts of mass European tourism (hordes of drunken sunburnt Brits, Dutch and Germans? No thanks!) Here the European, and indeed global, youth come to play, party and surf under the sun. This is a city with more Michelin stars than any other city in the world, bar Paris, and with a population of a mere 400 000 or so, wowee, these kids love to dine well. And after? They say San Sebastian has more bars in its Old Town than any other city in Europe, and considering that every second shop is a bar, well, they just ain't wrong.

The surf camp is located at Zarautz, 15kms along the coast from San Sebastian on the region's most famous surf beach (every year the world's best surfers do battle here in a World Series event). We put our wonderful camp on the headland at the far east of beach, the perfect vantage point to drink a few sangrias and watch the sun extinguish itself in the Atlantic, every life-lovin' evening.

Zarautz and San Sebastian are connected by local buses, which run super regularly.

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How To Get Here?

Come fly to us...

You want to fly to either Bilbao, or Biarritz. Check Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling for cheap deals. There's plenty of cheap deals. We love cheap deals.

If you fly to Bilbao:

You can get a bus directly from the airport to Zarautz, buses leave from the front of the airport at 7am, 11:30am, 3:30pm and 8:30pm.

If you land outside of these times there is an hourly bus to San Sebastian city centre. Once there the local bus to Zarautz leaves from the street outside very same bus station. And the local train that connects San Sebastian to Zarautz is right there too!

Local Bus:

From just outside the main bus station you can get the local bus to Zarautz. Fast buses run on the hour from San Sebastian, take 20 minutes and cost 2 euros. Look out for the Z3, from bus stop 26 on the Avenida. See the maps for directions. 

Local Train:

Alternatively, the Euskotren is a good way to get there. (see maps for directions). Trains run from San Sebastian (Amara) to Zarautz (San Pelaio) from the early morning until about 10pm. The trip costs 2 euros and takes 30 minutes.

If you fly into Biarritz:

You must first make your way to San Sebastian and then follow the "by train" details outlined below. To get to San Sebastian from Biarritz International Airport take a French SNCF train to Hendaye, change to the nearby Euskotren station (located just outside the SNCF station) and take a Euskotren to San Sebastian. Each train ride is between 30-40 minutes, with the total train trip costing less than €10. A coach service also exists between Biarritz airport and the Hendaye train station, via Saint-Jean-De-Luz (change buses there). The coach ride is less than one hour and costs about €4.

Local Train:

If you arrive in San Sebastian by local train via Hendaye from Biarritz, the Euskotren is the way to go (see maps for directions). Trains run from San Sebastian (Amara) to Zarautz (San Pelaio) from the early morning until about 10pm. The trip costs 2 euros and takes 30 minutes.

Local Bus:

Another option is to get the bus from the street called Avenida. Fast buses run on the hour from San Sebastian, take 20 minutes and cost 2 euros. Look out for the Z3, from bus stop 26 on the Avenida. See the maps for directions. 

Come on ride the choo choo train

You can catch the Spanish national railway from most cities to San Sebastian. Check www.renfe.com for details. Once in San Sebastian, as the national (or big) train station is in the middle of town, you want to catch the local bus to Zarautz.

From just outside the main bus station, you want to get the bus from the street called Avenida. Fast buses run on the hour from San Sebastian, take 20 minutes and cost 2 euros. Look out for the Z3, from bus stop 26 on the Avenida. See the maps for directions.

If you arrive by local train via Hendaye from Biarritz, the Euskotren is the way to go (see maps for directions). Trains run from San Sebastian (Amara) to Zarautz (San Pelaio) from the early morning until about 10pm. The trip costs 2 euros and takes 30 minutes.

Buses are for legends.

You can arrive to San Sebastian by bus from all over Europe and within Spain. Eurolines deal with international bookings (www.eurolines.com) and Vibasa within Spain (www.vibasa.es).

From just outside the main bus station you can get the local bus to Zarautz. You want to get the bus from the street called Avenida. Fast buses run on the hour from San Sebastian, take 20 minutes and cost 2 euros. Look out for the Z3, from bus stop 26 on the Avenida. See the maps for directions. 

 

 For Zarautz pickups please contact Paddy: [email protected], phone: 0034 677 606 617

 

Please note, from 1 September, the surf camp moves to our surf house in San Seb. Address is Aldakonea 3 and your point of contact will be Adsy: 0034 697 457 266/ [email protected] It's a stone's throw from the national train station, so just give him a call and he can come get you from there.  

 

 

 

 Buses from Barcelona

Jump on one of our Barcelona to San Seb weekender buses (running on various weekends through summer). See price details for...umm... details :)

 

FAQ

Yo surfer dudes, chuck your thoughts and questions in the comments box below and we'll put up a helpful answer here...

 

Do you provide transport from Zarautz?

Yes, we fetch you from Zarautz station, so make your way there and call us when you know what time you'll be arriving. 

 

What is the breakfast like? 

Breakfast is usually the good ol' Aussie toad-in-a-hole .... translation: egg cooked in a hole in a piece of toast. Yum! But we also provide a basic continental breakfast (Muesli, Assorted cereals) as well as hot espresso coffee, no need to buy overpriced poor tasting coffee from a Spanish imitation of a cafe! Sometimes we mix it up and have another sort of eggy mix, but whatever it is, it will be warm and give you enough energy to carve it up in the green room all day long.

 

How many people can fit into the tents?

Probably 20 if we tried a giant stacks on. We have two-man and three-man tents, so if you are a group of 3, you can all tent together. Just let us know your preferences when you book. We also have an option to have a private tent for a small additional fee - just in case you don't want to share.... or if you want leave space for the hottie you're going to meet at our campsite..... just saying... 

 

And what amenities are offered at the camp site?

WE HAVE WIFI INTERNET! The campsite is awesome! It is right by the beach, there is a cafe/restaurant, a little shop, hot showers, laundry area, parking, drinkable water, plus we have our own party/dance floor area. DID I MENTION THAT WE HAVE HIGH SPEED WIFI YEEW!

 

Are there lockers where we can put our passports or other important items?

The campsite itself has no lockers, but we have a giant container which gets locked every night and we can put small valuables in there when we're away from the campsite. 

 

2 of us are vegans, do you cater for this?

We cater for vegetarians, so we can always just remove the animal-product bits of that and stuff you to the brim with fruits and veggies and starches.....whatever we do, we'll make a plan for you. WE DEAL WITH ALL WEIRD AND WONDERFUL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS

 

What is the name of the camp site we are staying at?

The campsite's name is Gran Camping Zarautz. It's an awesome campsite with a breathtaking view of Playa Zarautz and the verdant vineyards which supply the goods for the local firewater (Basque cider). 

 

What is the night life like in Zarautz? 

The nightlife in Zarautz is a lot of fun. We also run complimentary buses into the centre of San Sebastian frequently for our twice weekly beach BBQ's that we put on in a nightclub there. The nightlife at our campsite, with about 1000 partiers, is also a lot of fun. Open bars can have that effect! Check out our Events and Activities in the area page.

 

How much would a Taxi be from the camp site to San Sebastian?

Taxi's between San Sebastian city centre and the campsite on Zarautz beach cost around 30 euros. However, for those stingy ass backpackers there is also very simple public transport for 2 euros.

 

Is all of the surfing equipment available to rent from the camp?

We provide short boards, long boards, foam boards and rashies for our campers. Wetsuits and other gear can be rented on the beach.

 

Itinerary

 

A day at the San Sebastian Surf Camp.

 

This is a guide itinerary with everything in the all inclusive package. Times are a guide only, and bear in mind that the beauty of this camp is that you can do whatever you like, whenever you like, your way.

 

8am - wake up.

9am - breakfast and prepare lunch

10am - head to the beach

11am - 2 hours of surf lessons (time varies depending on conditions and tides)

1pm - lunch on the beach

2pm - 6 hours of free time*

8pm - dinner in the camp

9pm - watch the sunset from the hill

10pm - campsite party**

 

* Free time activities: surfing, volleyball, skateboarding, exploring the town, swimming, sun baking, fishing, cliff jumping, drinking beer, and much more.

** Night time activities include: party nights in both San Sebastian and Zarautz, movie nights, dinners in our favourite restaurants in the area and visiting the many festivals that dot the region in summer.

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