- Hostel style accommodation
- Surfboard rental and daily lessons provided
- 3 hearty meals each day (vegetarian options available)
- Daily pick-ups from San Sebastian
- Surfari transport
- Stoke surf guides
- Awesome beach games during the days and parties during the nights
- Cliff Jumping
- Slip n Slide
- Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day.
- Party trips at most stop off points
- Options for rafting, golf, horse riding and private surf lessons
- Cider house tours
- Wine tasting tours
- Brewery tours and Walking tours
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 – 1pm
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 Zarautz. Perched atop a huge grassy hill that overlooks the beautiful countryside, Zarautz 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, pub crawls and much more.
Day 5 & 6 – (Landes Region – France)
On day 5 we say adios to Spain and bonjour to 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.
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
The pickup point in San Sebastian is outside the Hotel Maria Cristina;
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*Send us a request if you need to be picked up*
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange
How to get here?
Barrio Arrutiegia, s/n,
20809 Aia, Gipuzkoa
The Stoke Surf House is located in the picturesque town of Aia, just 20 minutes from San Sebastian. Pop the address into your smartphone or email us to arrange a pickup!
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:
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 Sebastian If being picked up from San Sebastian pickup point at 12.30 or stay on the line for San Pelaio, Zarautz for all other pickup times. 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.
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 – if you are in time for the 12.30pm pickup From San Sebastian, meet us outside the Maria Christina Hotel. If not – head to San Pelaio Train station via the Euskotren located across the road from Amara station and make sure you let us know when to come and collect you from Zarautz!
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 you can either walk or taxi to Maria Christina for a 12.30 pickup or make your way to the EUSKOTREN to make your way 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 Sebastian and Zarautz from Bilbao and From Hendaye which is the last stop on the SNCF train in France. You can get off At San Sebastian Station (Donostia) if you plan to jump on the 12.30 daily pickup from Maria Christina Hotel in San Sebastian or the San Pelaio Station (closer to camp) for all other pickup times.
If you arrive by bus in San Sebastian you can either make your way by foot or taxi to the Maria Christina hotel for a pre arranged 12.30pm pickup or alternatively make your way to San Pelaio Train station, Zarautz for collection at any time. To get to San Pelaio Train station in Zarautz simply walk across the road from the bus station to the EUSKOTREN and jump on a train in the direction of Bilbao.
If you arrive by bus in Zarautz, we will collect you from the Bus station. Hopefully you’ve pre arranged a pickup so we can be prepared, if not please email us at email@example.com
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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.