San Sebastian Surf Camp

1 June – 30 September 2018

Includes dorm-style accommodation at the Stoke Surf House, three hearty meals every day prepared by our in-house chefs, surf lessons with board and wetsuit daily with experienced guides, transfers to the local beach break, yoga, party nights, awesome Stoke crew and an unforgettable experience!


And this is a unique surf camp experience. We stay in a huge converted farmhouse – where we sleep on real beds and use real bathrooms – in the village of Aia, in the hills behind San Sebastian, with views across the rolling hills, farms and forests. You’ll feel like a part of a family when we eat chef-prepared meals together, practice yoga in nature and learn to surf, or improve skills we already have, on the best surfing beach in Spain. From the backyard of the house, just past the skateboard ramp, paths wind their way up the mountain and into the Pagoeta Nature Reserve. From the front our vans take you on a short drive to Zarautz surf beach every day and some nights buses take us in to San Sebastian city centre to try the local pintxos (Basque tapas) and maybe party a little.

On the beach our fun and friendly, qualified surf instructors are there to make sure whatever your level of surfing you’re having the best session possible and are always improving. When the session is done we have lunch on the beach, play beach games or just chill out under the sun. Back at the house we do guided yoga outside, skate the ramp, tell stories around the fire pit, learn Spanish in the local bars or take advantage of our in-house open beer and sangria bar (for only €10 extra per day).

Your new surf family is made up of open-minded travellers from all over the world, and you’ll love sharing stories and making new best friends. The San Sebastian Surf Camp caters for everybody, from the ultra chilled to the party animals, die-hard surfers and committed sunbakers alike.

The San Sebastian Surf Camp offers a boutique surfing experience in the Basque country, where you won’t only surf all day, but you’ll also eat well, meet new people, explore the local area, practice your yoga and simply enjoy the house, location and the people you’re with.

Stoke Travel Passport holders are eligible for 3 all-inclusive nights (30 euro surcharge)

If our San Sebastian Surf Camp is sold out, we’d recommend checking out our pop up Zarautz beach camp (30 June – 22 July).

our packages
  • The
    Quickie Package
    € 70 Per Night Squeeze in as many waves as you can!
    • Dorm accommodation in the stoke surf house located in beautiful Pagoeta national park (bedding included)
    • Transfers to and from san pelaio station in Zarautz
    • Experience some of our weekly activities and adventures and enjoy all the great things the basque country has to offer
    • Healthy homemade breakfast lunch and dinner every day.
    • 2 Hour surf lesson Daily with our experienced and highly qualified surf instructor team
    • Daily yoga class with our experienced, qualified instructors
    • Access to all our awesome equipment inc. surfboards, wetsuits, yoga mats, skim boards, skateboards, half pipe, slackline, beach games and poi balls.
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  • The
    Pro Package
    € 490 / 7 Nights For the full experience - 100% FOMO free
    • FREE BOOZE unlimited beer sangria and Basque sidra
    • Surf photos – 2 professional photos of you
    • Surf theory lesson
    • Experience all of our weekly activities and adventures
    • Dorm accommodation in the stoke surf house located in beautiful Pagoeta national park (bedding included)
    • Transfers to and from San Pelaio station in Zarautz
    • Healthy homemade breakfast lunch and dinner every day.
    • 2 Hour surf lesson daily with qualified surf instructor team
    • Daily yoga class with our experienced, qualified instructors
    • Access to all our awesome equipment
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  • The
    Hang 10 Package
    € 700 / 10 Nights For a long term relationship with summer waves
    • PRIVATE SURF LESSON with one of our best looking surf instructors.
    • FREE BOOZE unlimited beer sangria and Traditional basque Sidra for your entire stay
    • 5 SURF PHOTOS – 5 professional photos of you shredding zarautz beach to take home to your mum
    • Surf theory lesson – Get the upper hand with some extra surf knowledge
    • Experience all of our weekly activities and adventures and enjoy all the great things the basque country has to offer
    • Dorm accommodation in the stoke surf house
    • Transfers to and from san pelaio station in Zarautz
    • Healthy homemade breakfast lunch and dinner every day.
    • 2 Hour surf lesson Daily with our experienced and highly qualified surf instructor team
    • Daily yoga class with our experienced, qualified instructors
    • Access to all our awesome equipment
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San Sebastian Surf Camp videos
  • How to Surf San Sebastian A Short Film From The Basque Country
  • San Sebastian & Van Surfari 2017 San Sebastian & Van Surfari
  • Acoustic Music in Aia Owen Hillier Acoustic Live at Surf Camp

San Sebastian is one of those places that’s been touched by magic. That’s why the Stoke Surf House’s doors are open to surfers of all levels and travellers from far and wide, to share this stunning place with the world! Stay at a beautiful house in the heart of Basque Country and start your day with a delicious home-cooked breakfast before our surf instructors take you to a local beach break. If you’re a beginner they’ll get you standing in no time, and if you’re more experienced our guides will show you where to get the best waves. After you’ve surfed to your heart’s content it’s back to the Surf House for lunch followed by another surf, a local activity…or maybe the first beer of the day!

Basque Country has a bunch of activities, from horseback riding and paragliding for the adrenaline junkie to pintxo tours through the Michelin-starred streets of San Sebastian for the foodies. Whatever happens it will surely end in a massive party with our newfound friends hopping from one bar to another Spanish-style or dancing until the sun comes up over La Concha beach. Good thing surfing is the perfect hangover cure, so we can cure our spinning heads every morning and do it all again.

our packages
The surf house was a cool place to stay, and the food was unbelievable. All round good times. - Sam, Australia
  • Guide Itinerary:

    This is a guide itinerary with everything in the all inclusive package. But the beauty of staying at the Surf camp is that you can do whatever you like, whenever you like, your way.

    Wake up to a delicious cooked breakfast whether it be pancakes, bacon and eggs or a ham & cheese omelette.  Head to the beach to wash away the headaches (and mistakes) of the night before. A couple of hours of surfing, (with instructors of course) relaxing, soaking up the sun and playing beach games.
    Once we’ve built up enough of an appetite, it’s back to the Surf House to fill up on a tasty lunch prepared by our in-house chef and maybe, just maybe, brave that first icy cold beer of the day.

    There are tonnes of different activities in the surrounding region to keep everyone occupied. We can head into San Sebastian to its famous pintxos bars, go on free walking tours, go horse riding, paragliding, on wine tasting tours or simply head to the beach for more surfing, or enjoy the sunshine from our terrace in all its glory.
    Finish your afternoon activities with a cider on the hill, watching the sunset and then enjoy a big hearty dinner to line the stomach.

    Day time activities:
    Surfing, volleyball, skateboarding, exploring the town, swimming, sun baking, hiking, cliff jumping, drinking beer, and much more.

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

  •  Stoke Surf House

    Address: Arrutiegia Auzoa, 26,
    20809 Aia, Gipuzkoa
    43.236300 -2.154170

    We provide free transfers from SAN PELAIO station in Zarautz at 9 am, 1 pm and 7 pm.

    It’s important to let us know which one you’d like to jump on ahead of time! Make sure to add on a transfer when booking. If you haven’t booked one yet please make sure you do so prior to your arrival.

    If you are unable to make the last 7 pm free transfer or would like a pick up out side of the free pick up times, please call or email us to arrange to pick up for an extra charge. Phone:+34 661 713 683

    If you’d like to make your own way from San Pelaio, feel free to catch the local bus from Zarautz to Aia. Check it out here. 


    How to get there

    Check GoEuro for the best deals on flights, buses and trains.

    If you fly to Bilbao:
    Buses leave hourly from Bilbao Airport to Zarautz (san pelaio bus station). Jump on your pre-arranged pickup from there! Bus timetable Or you can catch the Euskotren to San Pelaio Station in Zarautz and jump on your pre arranged pick up from there!

    If you fly into Biarritz:
    The best way to get to Surf Camp 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 an Euskotren to San Pelaio, Zarautz for your pickup. Each train ride is between 30-40 minutes, with the total train trip costing less than €10.

    If you fly into San Sebastian:
    The best way to get to camp from San Sebastian airport is to take bus e21 or e23 bus from the airport to San Sebastian which run about every 30 minutes. Get off at the Amara bus stop. From here across the road and jump on the Euskotren. Head to San Pelaio Train station and make sure you let us know when to come and collect you from Zarautz!

    By Train

    RENFE TRAIN – The train station in the centre of San Sebastián the “Estación del Norte”, offers connections to numerous Spanish cities including Madrid and Barcelona, and to international destinations such as Paris and Lisbon. if you arrive by RENFE Train, jump on the EUSKOTREN to San Pelaio Station for pre arranged pickup from there.
    EUSKO TREN – There is also an underground railway, the Metro Donostialdea, a train connection with Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. The service linking it also Hendaye (France) and the SNCF, french rail service, with Lasarte passing through Donostia. You can catch this train to San Pelaio, Zarautz from Bilbao.

    By Bus

    If you arrive by bus in San Sebastian ,simply walk across the road from the bus station to the EUSKOTREN and jump on a train in the direction of Bilbao to San Pelaio Train station in Zarautz for your prearranged pickup.

  • FAQs

    Wait we stay at a converted farm house is there any animals?

    There is a cat and dog that both live onsite!

    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.


  • Reviews & ratings

    • Bram and Ben says:

      We had an absolutely amazing week! No frills, but so many thrills ; ) Everyone is so friendly, the food is amazing, and the vibes are sooooo good. Wish we could have stayed longer…

    • Josh williams says:

      HELL YEAH! This place was freakin awesome! The staff were more like mates and the food was sweet as! Awesome chill vibes but they knew how to party!!
      10/10 would swing by again!

    • Ryland Jordan says:

      The best week of my trip!

      The moment I walked into the San Sebastion surf camp I immediately felt apart of the family, with a beer in hand the good times had just begun.
      In the week I spent at the camp everything was run so smoothly and professionally with never a dull moment.
      Thanks to the amazing instructors who go the extra mile to help everyone of all abilities, I importantly saw a great improvement in my surfing.
      After the day is spent at the beach the staff would organise nightly activities to keep the good times going, from pinchos tours in San Sebastions old town, visiting one of Basque countries famous sidra (cider) houses or fun nights in at the amazing house on the hill.

      In the two years I have spent travelling I don’t believe I have had a more enjoyable week than the time with stoke.
      When exploring Europe in the summer months stopping in to Stokes surfing options & other festivals is a must.

      Thank you again to all the team & guests for an amazing time, Legends.

    • Brett Kelly says:

      Had an incredible time at stoke surf camp, felt like family from the second they picked us up from the airport. they know all the good local breaks, even a few not so local ones and they have a big selection of boards from big foamys for beginners right down to little 5’10s for the more adventurous chaser. i hadn’t been out for a paddle in years so it was great to have them around to point out things that i was doing wrong, which they do in a manner that is more like a mate than instructors, but if you are starting from scratch, the had everyone standing up inside 3 days. the results speak for themselves. food was fantastic, hearty and filling every day, they catered to everyone’s dietary requirements and even took us on a pitxos tour of San Sebastian, some of the best food ive ever had. the house is fantastic, potter makes the best white sangria you’ve ever had and you just help your self to as many pints as you want. there is even a half pipe if you fancy a skate. all this whilst being surrounded by some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, already miss the view from the balcony. loved every second of it. Massive shout out to all the guys there for making it such a fantastic week, cant wait to come back next season, absolutely stoked!

    • Timothy Spence says:

      Had an absolutely amazing stay at the San Sebastián surf camp! Adam and his crew of absolute legends were extremely accomodating and incredibly fun. As soon as you walk in it’s like one big family just wanting to show you the best time possible. It didn’t matter what level of surfer you are because they accomodate for all levels and you learn so much. An invaluable experience and 100% recommend to anyone who wants to learn about surfing and have fun!

    • Georgia Wright says:

      Favourite place we’ve stayed in Europe! The staff are super friendly and accommodating (especially with dietary requirements, lifts to and from the station etc). There’s a really chill vibe, with loads of activities and fun stuff to do all the time. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfy, beer and sangria are always available. The food is SO GOOD, we loved having three home cooked meals every day. We extended our trip and still wish we could have stayed longer! We’ll be back for sure.

    • Gage Kelsey says:

      Surf camp is a super awesome time. I went there without having any expectations but to hit some waves. When I got there, the crew was super welcoming and friendly.

      They have an really awesome staff who I became best friends with quickly. The food was super good and the house was really cool. They have a chill basement party area, quarter pipe and beautiful view of the country side extending to the ocean.

      The beach was spectacular with daily surfing. Every day we got up and shredded the gnar. As, someone who has not surfed in many years, it was tons of fun to get up on a board again and get some fresh waves (which there were a lot of).

      Highly recommend this place and the people there. I was supposed to stay for 4 days and ended up there for 8…..

    • Tim Bird says:

      I spent an absolutely longer time here than I anticipated. I’d say the Aia/Zarautz/s.Seb are all up there in the most beautiful places I have ever seen to date.

      The house itself was a non stop vibe whether it be the dj’ing downstairs or the in house bands later on in the evening with the $10 unlimited beer and sangria! This couldn’t have happened without the solid house crew providing a vast knowledge of the surrounding area, friendly demeanour and constant interaction with myself and the others so I truely felt like I was on holiday.

      The surf lessons themselves were fantastic! I had managed to stand I (think) 6 times on the first day, and even with the amount of students with stoke as well as myself, I still managed to receive quality one on one surf time.

      I am not a yoga enthusiast, but the daily yoga either by the house, in the local wooded areas or even on the surf beach was a hit with the other guests. Often on beach yoga days we were all encouraged to spend our afternoon at the beach (around 10/15 minute drive from the house) to have our lunch and chill out.

      The in-house cook and his food was delicious, being provided morning, lunch and dinner. I only had to walk to the closest supermarket once! I was introduced to many of the local delicacies without even having to leave the house!

      All in all, I couldn’t have made it a more positive experience and look forward (funds and fingers crossed) to hopefully relive a positive experience like this one again.

      Thanks Stoke Travel.

    • Amro says:

      I spent a week at the camp in August and I had an absolutely amazing time. The vibe was just perfect – really chilled out. And when you wanted to party you could but there was no pressure if you just wanted to have a few beers or get to bed early to catch the morning surf.

      I can’t stress enough how nice the the whole stoke crew were during my stay. To a man everyone was really warm, welcoming and fantastic craic. The food was fantastic and Lily and the guys even made sure that the vegans like myself were really well taken care of. The view from the house is stunning, there were lots of things to do and everything was taken care of so all you had to do was surf, chill out and have fun – well worth a visit!

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