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

INTRODUCTION

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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.

 

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

THE ACCOMMODATION

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.

 

Our surf house is located in the picturesque village of Aia, just 20 minutes outside San Sebastian. You’ll be treated to dorm style accommodations with private rooms on request, 3 hot meals a day, optional unlimited beer and sangria a day, a massive backyard, chillout room with a ping pong table, free wifi, hot showers, and the best view of the basque countryside imaginable. 

After every day, 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).

THE ACTIVITIES

 

Guide Itinerary

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.

Day 1: Zumaia

8 – 10am 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!

Enjoy your packed lunch, before enjoying more surfing!

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!

8 – 10pm – After all those activities 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!

Day 2: San Sebastian

8 – 10am 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!

Enjoy your packed lunch, before enjoying more surfing!

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!

8 – 10pm – After all those activities 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!

Day 3: Zarautz 

8 – 10am 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!

Enjoy your packed lunch, before enjoying more surfing!

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!

8 – 10pm – After all those activities 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!

Day 4: Biarritz

8 – 10am 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!

Enjoy your packed lunch, before enjoying more surfing!

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!

8 – 10pm – After all those activities 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!

Day 5: Hossegor

8 – 10am 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!

Enjoy your packed lunch, before enjoying more surfing!

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!

8 – 10pm – After all those activities 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!

Day 6: St. Jean De Luz

8 – 10am 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!

Enjoy your packed lunch, before enjoying more surfing!

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!

8 – 10pm – After all those activities 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!

Day 7: Hedaye/Anglet

8 – 10am 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!

Enjoy your packed lunch, before enjoying more surfing!

8pm onwards After all those activities 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!

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

SAN SEBASTIAN, SPAIN

 

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.

 

ZARAUTZ, SPAIN

 

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!

 

HOSSEGOR, FRANCE

 

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.

 

SURF HOUSE

 

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 Pelaio, Zarautz for a pick up. 

 

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 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 then transfer 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. Take it to the San Pelaio Station in Zarautz for a pre arranged pick up.

 

BY BUS

If you arrive by bus you can either go straight to the Zarautz San Pelaio station, or go to the Donostia station in San Sebastian and transfer to the Euskotrain to San Pelaio for your pre arranged pick up.

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.

 

PRICES & PACKAGES

Basque Coast Surfari

Runs from 1 June – 23 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 Zarautz

✔ Surfari transport

✔ Awesome surf guide

✔  Beach games during the days and parties during the nights

✔ Hiking

✔ Cliff Jumping

✔ Slip n Slide

 

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

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