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Van Surfari 2016

Basque coast of France and Spain | 1st June - 30th September

We’re goin’ on a Van Surfari 2016

Have you ever heard that song Surfing Surfari? It was by the Beatles, or the Beach Boys, or some other group of fossils, not sure, but it had a real good message… “Let’s go surfin’ now, everybody’s learnin’ how, come on a surfari with me.” Think about the wonders of a surf trip, combined with the adventure of a safari. Travelling up and down the coast hunting WAVES! Doesn’t that just sound wonderballs!? Well, we put one together: Van Surfari 2016. Well, as put together as an off-the-cuff surf trip can possibly be.

How does it work?

Let us explain. We have this bus, and this big stretch of surfing coast spanning Spain and France, so what we’re going to do is cruise up and down the coast looking for waves on our Van Surfari 2016. At the end of every day we’ll retreat to whichever surf camp is the closest, set up the tents and cook dinner. We’ll drink some beers and trade stories. We’ll decide whether we want to go and party, or not, and once the night is done, whichever we chose to do we know we’ll be waking up and cruising the coast looking for more waves. And in the morning we’re going to head off, taking in the best towns, beaches, tourist attractions and parties this part of the world has to offer. Basically we’ll be chasing the waves and the biggest kicks. Pretty cool huh!?

You can start our Van Surfari 2016 in San Sebastian, Spain or Biarritz, France daily. We could stop in Hendaye in France for parties, or maybe Hossegor to rub shoulders with the European surfing elite. We’ll spend off days exploring the Pyrenees, or we’ll be eating in the cider houses behind San Sebastian (and drinking a little cider too) or even hopping on a San Sebastian Boat Party.

It’s a simple, yet rad concept. What better way to experience these must-do locations than on a surfboard!? Y’all know we just adore tourism, and site seeing rules, but there ain’t nothing finer than whiling away the hours, doing not so much, parked on a beautiful European beach.

Where we go…

The Stoke Travel Van Surfari 2016 will surf, check out and party in some of these awesome locations along the French and Spanish coast: San Sebastian, St Jean de Luz, Hendaye, Bayonne (party only), Biarritz, Anglet, Hossegor, Seignosse, Zarautz and Zumaia.

FOR BEGINNERS AND EXPERIENCED SURFERS. FOR NON-SURFERS OR SURFERS ALIKE.

PRICE: €70 | US$ 80 |  £55 | AU$ 110 per night all-inclusive
€10 discount for experienced and equipped surfers

Stoke Passport Holders:

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

Stoke Travel Passport holders are eligible for a 3-night all-inclusive package with unlimited beer and sangria included (€10 per night add-on for boards and lessons).

 

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Key Features

  • Where: On the road baby, between France and Spain, wherever the waves are pumping
  • When: All summer, from the 1st June - 30th September
  • How: On the Stoke bus
  • Age: Young at heart traveller 18+. Free trip if you bring your grandma
  • Sleep: Camping accommodation (twin share tent, mattress and sleeping bag included)
  • Eat: Three healthy and hearty meals a day

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  • Includes:

    • Twin-share Camping accommodation, with pre-erected tents, mattresses and sleeping bags, plus all amenities
    •  Surfboard rental and daily lessons provided (€10 discount for no lessons and BYO board)
    • 3 hot and hearty breakfasts meals each day (vegetarian options available)
    • Daily pick-ups from San Sebastian and Biarritz
    • Surfari transport
    • Stoke surf guides
    • Awesome beach games during the days and parties during the nights

    Extras:

    • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day.
    • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
    • Party trips at most stop off points
    • Options for rafting, golf, horse riding, deep sea trout racing, and private surf lessons
  • Just like all good surf trips, the Stoke Surfari has no rules! We’re headed wherever the best surf and party is for you on your trip! But here’s an idea of what you can expect during your time on our rolling surf camp.

    Day 1 & 2 – (Cantabria – Spain) – WELCOME!

    Come and find The Stoke bus… we’ll be waiting to meet you with a welcome drink outside the Opera House in San Sebastian at 12:30.

    Kick back and enjoy the ride down through the picturesque Basque country and into the Cantabria region of Spain.

    Set up camp at our new beachfront home and head out for your first surf with our surf instructors alongside to provide lessons for our beginners or to guide experienced surfers to the best breaks.

    Come explore the breathtaking scenery along the coastline with us. Nearby beaches such as Langre and Somo allow you to find great surf conditions hidden amongst the unmatched beauty of Cantabria’s spectacular countryside.

    Your Stoke bus will take you to enjoy an afternoon surf or simply kick back and relax at some of our favorite hidden Spanish beaches. The perfect setting to enjoy a well deserved beer or sangria while you take in the breathtaking sunset!

    If those afternoon drinks get you a little too excited, why not take your exploration further and head out into the bustling nightlife of nearby Santander. Your party-partial Stoke guides will be more than happy to organize and accompany you on your after-dark adventures and provide information on ferries, local hot spots and transport.

    Day 3 & 4 – (Basque County – Spain)

    We bid farewell to this amazing part of Spain, bound for Basque Country and our new home in Zarautz. Perched atop a huge grassy hill that overlooks the beautiful countryside, your new campsite is undeniably beautiful and most importantly has a great surf beach – all only 20 minutes from the world famous San Sebastian.

    Take to the ocean for a surf in the heart of the Basque region before retiring for perhaps one of the most perfect sunset experiences you’ll find on your travels.

    Explore the hidden caves on our day trip to Zumaia beach or try your hand at surfing the city break of Zurriola in San Sebastian.

    After dark or whenever you’re not surfing, we can organize for you to take full advantage of all that this region has to offer such as San Sebastian’s world renowned Pintxos (traditional Basque tapas), wineries and cider houses, nightlife, boat parties, pub crawls and much more.

    Day 5 & 6 – (Landes Region – France)

    On day 5 we say adios to Spain and bonjour to our new beachfront campsite in France. This region is world famous for surfing and hosts the WSL Quicksilver pro annually.

    Because it’s near impossible to get sick of stunning sunsets, we’ll take you to have the rather unique experience of watching the sun disappear behind the fallen World War 2 bunkers that you’ll find scattered all along Le Piste Beach.

    When you’re all surfed out, we’ll be waiting with a cold beer or sangria while you decide whether you want to discover your new favorite band at a gig in Hossegor, take on the treetop adventure park, or get involved in some extra-curricular drinking in the partying surf town of Moliets.

    When the unfortunate time comes that you have to leave us and our rolling camp of fun, we will return you to San Sebastian, or alternatively you can jump off in France and continue your travels from there!

  • On the road baby! Kinda.

    Because the whole concept of a Surfari is to be out on the open road, hunting those perfect waves. We’ll be cruising between Bordeaux in France and Bilbao in Spain, but we can go further afield if the waves call, or maybe we’ll get a tip-off that there is going to be an amazing party somewhere a little further out and we’ll just shoot off and get it done. Why not? The only mistress we have is the road.

    Where we go

    The Stoke bus will surf, check-out and party in some of these awesome locations along the French and Spanish coast:

    San Sebastian, St Jean de Luz, Hendaye, Bayonne (party only), Biarritz, Anglet, Hossegor, Seignosse, Zarautz, Zumaia and more!

    San Sebastian Pickup point

    Depart at 12.30pm each day from outside Kursaal Opera House near the Zurriola surf beach.

    Biarritz Pickup point

    Daily at 2:30pm from Biarritz main bus station.

    Email info@stoketravel.com to arrange

     

  • How to get here?

    Come fly to us…

    You want to fly to either Bilbao, or Biarritz. Check out Ryanair, Easyjet and Vueling for cheap deal, there’s always plenty of cheap deals.

    If you fly to Bilbao:
    You can get a bus directly from the airport to San Sebastian.

    If you fly into Biarritz:
    Email us to arrange a pickup to join the Surfari.

    Come on ride the choo choo train

    You can catch the Spanish national railway from most cities to San Sebastian.

    FOR QUICK, CHEAP AND EASY TRAINS CHECK OUT EUROVENTURE.
    Buses are for legends

    You can arrive to San Sebastian by bus from all over Europe and within Spain. Eurolines deal with international bookings and Vibasa within Spain.

    Pickup Point

    The pickup point in San Sebastian is outside the Kursaal Opera House near the surf beach called Zurriola. Please see map for details.
    Roaming Surf Camp leaves from San Sebastian daily at 12:30.

    Also daily at 2:30pm from Biarritz main bus station.

    Email info@stoketravel.com to arrange.

  • Hola folks! Questions? Ask away in the Ask a Question tab and we will answer right here…

    So what should we bring?
    Beachwear, something to party in, something warm for the night times, a towel, sunscreen and your camera!

    Can I come and have a beer if I’m under 18?
    Unfortunately our drinking age is 18 for the Stoke Surfari, wait a few years brother.

    What will the surf be like?
    We are no water gods and cannot predict the swell, however we will seek out the best breaks for all different levels in the crew.

    Do I need to be a gnarly shredder to come on the trip?
    Not at all! You can literally come on the tour if you have never set foot on a surfboard, but you probably want to be able to swim. We have super rad instructors who will choose the appropriate board and wave for you, start to finish.

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  • The surfari was incredible - Dave, UK

  • Good atmosphere, fun activities, cool staff! Loved meeting all the participants and drinking beer with them. Surfing spots were great. - Eduardo, Portugal

  • Nice surfing classes, chill people around, easy going feeling. Would love to go again. Campside was nice. - Carmen, Italy

  • Loved the traveling to find the best waves! Really had great waves and great surfing. People were loveable, cool staff! - Juan, Spain

  • Everyone was really social, easy going and it was easy to make friends. There was a great party-atmosphere and the surf lessons were great. Fell in love with surfing! - Annabella, Ireland

>>> Trip Options <<<

1st June - 30th September


All-Inclusive


Minimum 3 nights

Stoke Travel

€ 70

More Info Book Now

Trip option:
All-Inclusive

Includes:

  • Twin-share Camping accommodation, with pre-erected tents, mattresses and sleeping bags, plus all amenities
  • Surfboard rental and daily lessons provided
  • 3 hot and hearty breakfasts meals each day (vegetarian options available)
  • Daily pick-ups from San Sebastian and Biarritz
  • Surfari transport
  • Stoke surf guides
  • Awesome beach games during the days and parties during the nights

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day.
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night
1st June - 30th September

All-Inclusive without board and lessons

For experienced, equipped surfers, minimum 3 nights

Stoke Travel

€ 60

More Info Book Now

Trip option: All-Inclusive without board and lessons

Includes:

  • Twin-share Camping accommodation, with pre-erected tents, mattresses and sleeping bags, plus all amenities
  • Surfboard rental and daily lessons provided
  • 3 hot and hearty breakfasts meals each day (vegetarian options available)
  • Daily pick-ups from San Sebastian and Biarritz
  • Surfari transport
  • Stoke surf guides
  • Awesome beach games during the days and parties during the nights

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day.
  • Solo tent upgrade €20 per night

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