San Sebastian Surf Camp Yoga
Have you heard that the San Sebastian Surf Camp offers yoga? There’s guided yoga every day as a part of our basic package (it’s included along with your surf lessons, all meals, surf gear hire, skateboards and skate ramp, new best friends for life, etc etc), or you can opt for the Bad Yogis package where you’ll spend two hours a day bending yourself beyond belief up on mountaintops and in forests and amongst some of the most stunning locales Europe has to offer. We’re yoga mad at the San Sebastian Surf Camp, it really balances out the unlimited beer, sangria and local cider some of choose to sip on after a hard day’s shredding.
And while our instructors are pros and will be attentive to all levels of yoga, we can’t help but wonder whether they’ll be able to tailor some moves to the specific needs of somebody at surf camp. Or maybe these are some moves you can do on your own, in between guided yoga sessions and surf lessons with our qualified instructors.
Rise and dazzle
Get up, roll out of your REAL BED, flick your fingers to the sky and let out all the night’s juju in a big groan. Realise that some of your roommates are still sleeping and scurry outside to repeat. After each stretch scratch your belly and/or crotch.
The meet and greet
Spread your arms wide, hug the newcomers. Say Hola because you’re doing our Surf and Spanish trip and are pretty much fluent now. Lean in to kiss them on the cheek. Surprise them with a second kiss on the other cheek (this is Spain). Fuck the second kiss up and almost plant one on their lips. Live with that awkwardness for the rest of the trip/life. Repeat.
The sandy crab
Step onto the sand. Spread your legs wide and squat down. Rock from side to side. Fall. Roll in sand for a moment. Stand up again in squat position. Make hands like a crab’s claws. Swat at the sand on your body while shuffling from side to side still in the squat position. Repeat until you realise you ridiculous you look.
Enter water with surfboard. Approach oncoming wave with confidence. Mistime oncoming wave’s arrival. Go underwater. Stay there. Live on the bottom of the sea now. It’s your new home.
The beer tap pull
Stand behind beer tap with back straight. Reach forward with right hand, while holding beer glass in left hand at 45-degree angle. Adopt face of smug professional beer pourer. Pull tap towards body. Watch as glass somehow fills with foam. Make awkward joke about liking head. Sip from “beer” and adopt amazing white moustache. Not realise and continue talking to your amazing new surf camp friends.
Digest the dinner
Put both hands on your stomach. Appreciate it. Rub your hands all over your belly. Love it. Burp. Look around satisfied. Comment, How good is this! Unbutton your pants. Stand up slowly.
The dance floor dog
Plant both hands firmly into the dance floor. Spread your fingers wide. Lift your booty into the air. Shake it from side to side. Revel in the glory that is your rump shaking on one of San Sebastian’s finest dance floors. Slip on spilled gin. Bump your forehead on the dance floor. Let out a howl.
Soak into the bed
Lay flat on your back. Cross your hands across your chest. Feel the comfort of being in a real bed in a real house. Stare at the ceiling. Die a tiny death for the next eight hours. Wake up refreshed. Go back to step one.
While we’re sure our yoga instructors won’t stick to these moves, you’ll definitely be pulling them off on your own every day at the San Sebastian Surf Camp. Come and join the fun, our yoga and surf instructors, chefs, camp crew and all your new best friends are waiting. Summer’s getting busy, better book soon.