Bilbao Teens Summer Surf Camp - Bilbao, Basque Country. Spain
Quicksilver sponsors this surf camp on the Basque Coast for Teenagers aged 10 to 16. The camp runs from end of June to en August, as well as at Easter. Full week, seven days, seven nights, with 24 hours supervision. The camp includes accommodation, 3 meals a day, and daily surf course. Special weeks with “Girls Only” surf camp are also offered. Extra activities include outdoor activities, barbecues, yoga class, watching surf videos and theory lessons on surf’s history, meteorology, biology and marine geology.
A thirty minute metro ride from downtown Bilbao, the surf camp enjoys a pleasant setting in the small cliff-edge village of Barrika, on the Bay of Biscay. The Surf house is a charming refurbished 16 Century listed Basque farmhouse with a nice and warm atmosphere. The reputed Surf School has been functioning since 1988 and caters for all levels of surf, specializing in teaching teenagers.
A midst green pastures at the outskirts of a small village of the Basque Coast, the quaint surf house occupies a listed 16th Century “Baserri” Basque farmhouse. The founder and manager of the surf camp also runs a TV production company with a wide range of projects involving surf. The beaches, night life and bars, the town center and the metro to Bilbao are all within walking distance from the surf house.
Surf house amenities:
- Room with bunk beds for 6 persons
- Large bathroom
- Dining room with TV & DVD
- Self catering kitchen
- Reading room with internet access
- Dorm room with bunk beds for 20 persons
- Bathroom with 2 showers and 2 WC
- Reading corner with internet access
- Washing machine/dryer
- Board storage and garden
Founded in 1988, the school has catered for over 4,000 people over the years. Its founder has spent 10 years in Europe’s Top-10 and today combines the management of the school with being Quicksilver team-manager. All monitors hold an official surf teacher and lifeguard license. The school is open to all levels of surf, from beginners to advanced. Theoretical and practical classes. The school specializes in teenager training.
Extending between Biarritz and Bilbao, the Basque Country is the finest surf coast in Spain and possibly in Europe. One of Europe’s best lefts, Mundaka is a powerful river mouth break in the picturesque Gernika estuary, a natural area protected by the UNESCO and dominated by the village’s church ! Another world class reef break is Meniakoz, a very big and powerful right. Further good spots in the area include Bakio and Sopelana, both regional classics with left and right beach breaks accessible to all, and Zarautz, a reputed beach break left and right venue of an annual WQS competition
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
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 industrialized region in Spain, its inhabitants have nevertheless managed to preserve through the centuries an age-old autonomous 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 forests, offering a contrasting image to the dry and desert like central Spain.
Bilbao is the industrial, financial and intellectual capital of the Basque Country. One of Spain’s largest city and the country’s major harbor, Bilbao has recently turned into a popular touristic destination through a complete architectural revival featuring Frank Gehry’s stiking Guggenheim Museum, Norman Foster’s impressive subway system and Santiago Calatrava’s spectacular new airport terminal.
Atlantic, with mild/wet winters and cool summers.
Bilbao Airport (BIO), 20 km. (Easyjet, Hapag Llyod, Air Berlin, Aerlingus, Iberia, Lufthansa) Transfers: 20 EUR per person
Barrika/Plencia Underground Station (last station on the line) Free pick-up (Calling the surf camp previously) Bilbao, 24 km. (Bus-Metro) Mundaka, 37 km. Donostia/San Sebastian, 132 km. Biarritz (France), 156 km.
PRICES & PACKAGES
QUICKSILVER Surf camps Summer 2010 | KIDS Camps + ROXY Camps
One Week Camp: 650 EUR per person
Two Week Camp: 1.200 EUR per person
Ages: 12 – 17
- 7 nights accommodation
- 24 hour supervision
- Full board
- Breakfast in the camp
- Lunch at the Dingo Australian restaurant next to the surf school
- Dinner at local restaurant close to the camp
- Special rices, meat, fresh fish, etc. Vegetarian food also available
- Airport, train station, or bus station transfers to Bilbao
- Transfers to the beach
- Daily surf courses and games in the beach
- Surf material. Board and wet suit if needed
- And many more surprises
Surf Camps Date
- April /11-18
- June/26 – July /3(C1)
- July /3-10 (C2)
- July/10-17 (C3)
- July/17-24 (C4)
- July /24 – 31 (C5)
- Aug/1-8 (C6) Roxy Surf camp (girls only)
- Aug/8-15 (C7)
- Aug/15-22 (C8)
- Aug/22-29 (C9)
- Aug/29 – Sep/5 (C10)
Arrival/Departure on Saturday evening (around 17:00) Maximum 19 kids per week
- March/27 – April/03
- April/03 – 10
- April/10 – 17