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Basque Coast Surfari Surf Camp - San Sebastian to, Hossegor. Spain


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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.”


We are taking you on a Van Surfari! Includes dorm-style accommodation at the Surf House, three hearty meals every day 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 Crew and an unforgettable experience!


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. Well, as put together as an off-the-cuff surf trip can possibly be.


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. At the end of every day we’ll retreat to our Surf House, grab a beer, chill out and cook dinner.


Runs form 1st June – 30 September. Arrive any day, pick as many days as you wish! 


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. At the end of every day we’ll retreat to our Surf House, grab a beer, chill out and cook dinner.

In the Surf house you will be accommodated in a hostel style dorm rooms with shared facilities.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!?


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).




Come and find The 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. Your 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 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.




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, boat parties, pub crawls and much more.



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.





It’s impossible to lay eyes on stunning San Sebastián (Basque: Donostia) and not fall madly in love. This city is cool and happening by night, charming and well mannered by day. It’s a city filled with people that love to indulge – and with Michelin stars apparently falling from the heavens onto its restaurants, not to mention pintxo (tapas) culture almost unmatched anywhere else in Spain, San Sebastián frequently tops lists of the world’s best places to eat.


Just as good as the food is the summertime fun in the sun. For its setting, form and attitude, Playa de la Concha is the equal of any city beach in Europe. Then there’s Playa de Gros (also known as Playa de la Zurriola), with its surfers and sultry beach-goers. As the sun falls on another sweltering summer’s day, you’ll sit back with a drink and an artistic pintxo and realize that, yes, you too are in love with San Sebastián.


Four Main Centres of Action


The lively Parte Vieja (old town) lies across the neck of Monte Urgull, the bay’s eastern headland, and is where the most popular pintxo bars and many of the cheap lodgings are to be found. South of the Parte Vieja is the commercial and shopping district, the Área Romántica, its handsome grid of late-19th-century buildings extending from behind Playa de la Concha to the banks of Río Urumea. On the east side of the river is the district of Gros, a pleasant enclave that, with its relaxed ambiance and the surfing beach of Playa de Gros, makes a cheerful alternative to the honeypots on the west side of the river. Right at the opposite, western end, of the city is Playa de Ondarreta (essentially a continuation of Playa de la Concha), a very upmarket district known as a millionaires’ belt on account of its lavish holiday homes.




We stay 20 minutes outside of San Sebastian at a beautiful clifftop campsite overlooking the surf beach of Zarautz. As far as surf goes, well we’re only a hop skip and a jump away from the finest surf beaches in Europe. And if National Geographic says we’re located in one of the World’s Top 20 Surf Towns, well who are we to dispute it!




Soorts-Hossegor (Sòrts e Òssagòr in Occitan) is a commune in the Landes department in Nouvelle-Aquitaine in southwestern France, 20 km (12 miles) north of Biarritz.

It is well known as a seaside resort and surfing center, considered as one of the best surfing locales in the world. The city’s economy is centered on surfing.




The Surf House is located in the picturesque town of Aia, just 20 minutes from San Sebastian.  Email us to arrange a pickup!

Getting Here

By Plane


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 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!

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 either walk or taxi to the hotel 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 the Hotel in San Sebastian or the San Pelaio Station (closer to camp) for all other pickup times.


By Bus


If you arrive by bus in San Sebastian you can either make your way by foot or taxi to the 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.


Basque Coast Surfari

Runs from 1 June – 30 September – 70 EUR/day


Arrive any day, pick as many days as you wish! 


Daily Package Includes:


✔ Hostel style accommodation

✔ Surfboard rental and daily lessons provided

✔ Hearty meals each day (vegetarian options available)

✔ Daily pick-ups from San Sebastian

✔ Surfari transport

✔ Awesome surf guide

✔  Beach games during the days and parties during the nights

✔ Hiking

✔ 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




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