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Van Surfari 2018

Basque coast of France and Spain | June 2 - 29 & July 24 - August 31

We’re goin’ on a Van Surfari 2018

Includes dorm-style accommodation at the Stoke Surf House, breakfast and dinner daily, prepared by our in-house chefs, surf lessons with board and wetsuit hire daily with experienced guides, transfers to the beach break, transfers from San Sebastian, pintxo tours and party nights, awesome Stoke Crew and an unforgettable experience!

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 2018. 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 2018. At the end of every day we’ll retreat to our Surf House, grab a beer, chill out 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!?

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.

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Where we go…

The Stoke Travel Van Surfari heads to the best breaks of the day 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$ 78 |  £60 | AU$ 102 per night all-inclusive

 

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Key Features

  • Where: On the road baby, between France and Spain, wherever the waves are pumping
  • When: June 2 - 29 & July 24 - August 31
  • How: On the Stoke bus
  • Age: Young at heart traveller 18+. Free trip if you bring your grandma
  • Sleep: Stoke surf house accommodation or camping accommodation
  • Eat: Breakfast & dinner daily

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June 2 - 29 & July 24 - August 31


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Includes:

  • Hostel style accommodation
  • Surfboard rental and daily surf lessons (10am – 12pm) provided
  • Breakfast and dinner daily (dietary requirements can be catered for)
  • Local pickup (email info@stoketravel.com to arrange)
  • Surfari transport
  • Stoke surf guides
  • Awesome beach games during the days and parties during the nights
  • Hiking
  • Cliff Jumping

*We ask that you give us 24 hours minimum in order to confirm your pick up*

Extras:

  • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day.
  • Cider house tours
  • Wine tasting tours
  • Brewery tours and Walking tours
  • Includes:

    • Hostel style accommodation
    • Surfboard rental and daily lessons provided
    • Breakfast & dinner daily
    • Daily local pick-up
    • Surfari transport
    • Stoke surf guides
    • Awesome beach games during the days and parties during the nights
    • Hiking
    • Cliff Jumping

    *We ask that you give us 24 hours minimum in order to confirm your pick up*

    Extras:

    • 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
  • A Day on Van Surfari

    Just like a normal safari, the day’s plan is never set in stone. Our destinations will change depending on the will of the surf gods but as always, we’ll be starting bright and early to eat a hearty breakfast, and then hit the road in search of the best waves and the biggest kicks of the day! Regardless of how it looks, your days will be filled with delicious food, incredible scenery, world class waves, and tons of booze.

    8:00 – 10:00am Wake up to a delicious cooked breakfast whether it be pancakes, bacon and eggs or a ham & cheese omelette.

    10am onwards – Jump in the van and head to the best waves of the day. If you’re a beginner the instructors are there to help you and will have you standing up before you know it!

    8pm – After a full day of surfing, it’s back to the house for a nice hot dinner before the option of a party night out. Take advantage of our unlimited beer and sangria for €10 a night to ensure a good time!

  • 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. At the end of the day we’ll retreat back to the surf house in Aia.

    Where we go

    The Stoke van will head to the best breaks of the day this may be San Sebastian, St Jean de Luz, Hendaye, Bayonne, Biarritz, Anglet, Hossegor, Seignosse, Zarautz, Zumaia and more!

    Local Pickup point – San Pelaio Zarautz Station

    Email info@stoketravel.com at least 24 hours prior to arrange a local pickup.

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  • How to get here?

    Stoke House

    Arrutiegia Auzoa 26 , bajo 1,20809 , 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!

    *We ask that you give us 24 hours minimum in order to confirm your pick up*

    To arrange your pick up please email info@stoketravel.com or call +34 661 713 683

    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 Pelaio, Zarautz for all other pickup times. 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 and across the road you’ll find the San Pelaio Train station. Jump on the Euskotren 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 you can make your way to the EUSKOTREN heading 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 Zarautz from Bilbao and From Hendaye which is the last stop on the SNCF train in France. Jump off at the San Pelaio Station for your pickup.

    By Bus

    If you arrive by bus in San Sebastian 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 surf@stoketravel.com

  • 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.

  • Reviews & ratings

    • Dave says:

      THE SURFARI WAS INCREDIBLE

    • Eduardo says:

      GOOD ATMOSPHERE, FUN ACTIVITIES, COOL STAFF! LOVED MEETING ALL THE PARTICIPANTS AND DRINKING BEER WITH THEM. SURFING SPOTS WERE GREAT.

    • Carmen says:

      NICE SURFING CLASSES, CHILL PEOPLE AROUND, EASY GOING FEELING. WOULD LOVE TO GO AGAIN. CAMPSIDE WAS NICE.

    • Juan says:

      LOVED THE TRAVELING TO FIND THE BEST WAVES! REALLY HAD GREAT WAVES AND GREAT SURFING. PEOPLE WERE LOVEABLE, COOL STAFF!

    • Annabella says:

      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!

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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

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