MUNDAKA Surfcamp & Surf GuidingBakio, Mundaka, Spain
If you are thinking of fun and enjoy a 100% surfer environment, if you've always wanted to surf, you've tried or want to improve your technique, this is the place. In our Surfcamp you can find courses for all levels, ages and groups. We offer courses for every need, with qualified instructors and materials that best suit your needs. The surf lessons are taught in Bakio beach, whenever conditions permit, otherwise there is a possibility to move around the other beaches in the area.
This surfcamp lies at the heart of the Basque Coast north of Bilbao, in Bakio, close next to the famous romanic church of San Pelaio, poised over the ocean, and close to the world famous left of Mundaka. In these green surroundings, the surfhouse is an ancient farmhouse surrounded by a nice garden and totally restored to host surfers in a warm and welcoming atmosphere. This is the ideal spot to rest after a day surfing the famous spots of the area - some WCT surfers have slept here. Thanks to its proximity to Mundaka and other world class spots, this surfcamp is ideal for the accomplished surfers to go on guided surf tours, yet catering for the beginner at the surf school on the gentle beach breaks of Bakio.
Placed at the foot of the beautiful beach of Bakio, an ideal place for surfing. It is only 20 minutes from Bilbao and it is obligatory to visit the famous Hermitage Gaztelugatze. Bakio has a long promenade that runs along the beach, where it is possible to see an extraordinary coastal scenery. Beach, being located in the city center, has all services and amenities nearby. It is also an ideal starting point for mountain activities, trekking, cycling, hiking, mountain bike routes, etc. And it is also part of the Camino de Santiago.
The surfhouse is a traditional ancient farmhouse, fully renovated to host surfers in comfort and style, and and surrounded by a nice garden. This is the ideal spot to rest after a day surfing the famous spots of the area - some WCT surfers have slept here. Although nestling in the midst of nature, the surfhouse lies within minutes of the beach and the entertainment of Bakio, with fiestas till dawn in season !
Bakio Beach has in its kilometer long waves for all levels and ages, is characterized by learning safety with confined areas, absence of rocks and gentle currents that create optimal conditions to start surfing. Thanks to its quality, is steeped in history and it has been surfed by the world's best surfers...since on several occasions has hosted the WCT circuit.
The Rip Curl School offers a new concept of coaching surf and bodyboard, based on individual and differentiated tuition for each level: initiation, improvement and competition. The school has a large choice of material; different type of boards (according to level and size); short and full wetsuit (according to season); and different type of cameras for videos analysis (improvement and competition). There is a van as well for guided surf tours to other beaches on the coast. The monitors all have official licenses as surf instructors and lifeguards. The school is sited on the Areaga beach (Bakio), a famous spot venue of several surf competitions.
At the heart of the Basque Coast, extending between Biarritz and Bilbao, Bakio is a regional classic with a large sandy beach and various breaks for both beginners and experienced surfers. A few kilometers from Bakio, lies one of Europe’s finest lefts, Mundaka, a powerful rivermouth break dominated by the village’s church in the picturesque Gernika estuary, a natural area protected by the UNESCO - Mundaka is an annual stop of the WCT Tour. Another regional classics on the coast are Meniakoz, a very big and powerful right, Sopelana, a good spot with left and right beach breaks accessible to all, and Zarautz, a reputed beach break left and right venue of an annual WQS competition. The best season to surf the area is Autumn and Winter, when the swell generated by the Northern Atlantic storms comes in steady and strong, traveling through the Gulf of Biscay and crashing against the sea bottom, which rises abruptly in front of the coast.
SURFCAMP & SURFARIS- Arrival and departure on sundays -
SURFCAMP - Package (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Shared Room: 495,- EUR pp
Double Room: 550,- EUR pp
Single Room: 595,- EUR pp
WEEKEND - Package (3 days / 2 nihgts)
(* Arrival on Friday Evening)
Shared Room: 250,- EUR pp
Double Room: 295,- EUR pp
Single Room: 350,- EUR pp
BED & BREAKFAST (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Shared Room: 150,- EUR pp
Double Room: 170,- EUR pp
Single Room: 195,- EUR pp
ECONOMIC - SURFCAMP - Package (7 Days / 6 Nights)
Shared Room: 375,- EUR pp
Double Room: 425,- EUR pp
Single Room: 475,- EUR pp
The Basque Country
Flanked by the Atlantic and the Pyrenees mountain ranges, the Basque Country occupies the north-west corner of the Iberian Peninsula, straddling the French border. One of the most developed region in Spain, its inhabitants have nevertheless managed to preserve through the centuries an age-old autochthonous culture which most valuable jewel is its language, Euskera, a pre-Indo European tongue whose mysterious origin has never been established. Euskadi, meaning Basque Country in the native language, is part of the Green Spain. The landscape is formed by a cliff-lined coast with quaint fishing villages and mountainous hinterland covered by green pastures and deep forests, offering a contrasting image to the dry and desert like central Spain.
The most symbolic place of the Basque Country is the old town of Guernika, which used to be place where the General Assembly of Viscaya (Biscay) gather under the famous oak tree know as the Guernika Tree, symbol of the Basque freedom. Guernika is unfortunately also know for the brutal bombing during the Spanish civil war by the Condor Legion - a fighting squadron of the Nazis Luftwaffe, allied to the Franquism. This dramatic event inspired Picasso’s most famous work “Guernika”, a powerful manifest against war and civil suffering.
Bilbao is the industrial, financial and intellectual capital of the Basque Country. One of Spain’s largest city and the country’s major harbour, Bilbao has recently turned into a popular touristic destination through a complete architectural revival featuring Frank Gehry’s striking Guggenheim Museum, Norman Foster's impressive subway system and Santiago Calatrava’s spectacular new airport terminal.
Atlantic, with mild/wet winters and warm summers.
Bilbao Airport (BIO), 30 km.
(Easyjet, Hapag Llyod, Air Berlin, Aerlingus, Iberia, Lufthansa)
Bakio (Vizcaya) Basque Country
Bilbao, 30 km. (Bus-Metro)
Mundaka, 15 km.
Donostia/San Sebastian, 130 km.
Biarritz (France), 150 km.