Bilbao Surf Camp - Sopelana, Basque Country. Spain
The Bilbao surf camp is the perfect destination for adults and surfers who are willing to taste the real surf in Basque Country all year long!
Situated in the heart of the coast of Vizcaya. It is surrounded by mountains and just 1 km far from the metro stop going directly to Bilbao’s city centre. The house is strategically located 5 minutes far from famous beaches, La Galea, Sopelana, Meñakoz and Plentzia; 20 minutes from Bakio and Mundaka (one of best wave in Europe) .
With many famous surf spot such as Sopelana, Meñakoz, Bakio and Mundaka, this is a surfers Mecca in the heart of the Uribe Kosta..
The camp is only 8 minutes from two of the best beaches of the Biscay region – Barinatxe and Arrietara – perfect beach break for beginners and experienced surfers.
The surf house can accommodate up to 75 guests, room for six , eight and ten persons. It is fully equipped to offer a great sport entertainment, including: indoor heated pool, skate mini ramp and half-pipe, lounge room with big screen TV, free Wi-Fi and open area with wood deck chairs perfect barbecue and open air cinema in the warmest nights.
Boredom is not a plan on our day to day schedule which includes, morning surf lessons with materials included, skate/longboard practice the afternoon and parties all night long!
The surf house is a traditional 19th century Basque building completely renovated to host up to 75 Guests in true ‘Surf Castle’ entirely dedicated to waves, skate and fun!
Surrounded by an enormous garden the surf house immersed in the facilities it includes : indoor heated pool, skate mini ramp and half-pipe, open area suitable for barbecue and picnic, a lounge room with big screen TV and free Wi-Fi, dining area with hips of activities..
In addition to surf, you will also be able to skate and/or longboard, take part to guided tours, experimenting rock climbing, archery and participating to the camp championship of ping pong, table football and more..
Everything for you to have unforgettable days of leisure and entertainment! Besides all of this, you will be able to have great fun at our theme parties, at the night bars few steps from the best local surf beaches!
The surf school has been established and working since 2004 and its teachers are local people, who know about the land and are qualified by the Surf Federation. Some of them have a long tradition of worldwide competition. The surf classes are divided by levels. It doesn’t matter if you already have surf experience nor if it’s your first time, the classes will adapt to you!
Extending between Biarritz and Bilbao, the Basque Country has the best surf coast in Spain and possibly in Europe. One of Europe’s finest 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 Meñakoz, 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.
Skate sessions in the best street spots of Bilbao: You will have the chance to skate in the harbour situated in Basauri, in Amezola square, spots in the city centre and many other places shown in the videos and that you will choose.
Roberto Aleman Professional skater with a long career, part of international teams like Consolidated .Skateboards, Volcom and Independent.
Alain Saavadra Professional skater with a long career, part of international teams like Consolidated Skateboards, Volcom and Independent…
Octavio Barrera Octavio is a young skater well known in Europe and part of teams like. Habitat Skateboarders, Tangram Wheels, Rvca Clothing…
Christian Cortizo. Is a talented skater growing constantly in our country, part of teams like Jart Skateboards, Quicksilver, Gravis …
Jose Luis Negrín A professional skater from the Canary Islands settled in Barcelona, team manager in Converse and part of Feel Skateboarding team.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
Flanked by the Atlantic and the Pyrenees mountain ranges, the Basque Country occupies the north-west corner of the Iberian Peninsula, stradling the French border. One of the most industrialised 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 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 harbour, 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 (included in the price with the surf school package)
Barrika/Plencia Underground Station (last station on the line) Free pick-up (Calling the surfcamp previously)
Bilbao, 24 km. (Bus-Metro) Mundaka, 37 km. Donostia/San Sebastian, 132 km. Biarritz (France), 156 km.
PRICES & PACKAGES
|Bed and Breakfast||Surf & Stay||Surf & Skate Camp***|
|1 night||7 nights||1 night||7 nights||1 night||7 nights|
|High||34,50 EUR||241,50 EUR||74,50 EUR||349 EUR||499 EUR|
|Peak||27,50 EUR||192,50 EUR||64,50 EUR||275 EUR||399 EUR|
|Off-Peak||19,50 EUR||136,50 EUR||49,50 EUR**||N/A||N/A|
High Season: June and July (In July Only teenagers from 12 to 18 years old. Please click here to see SOPELANA TEENS SKATE & SURF CAMP)
Peak Season: May to September
Off-Peak Season: October to may
* Add lunch for EUR per person per day; Add dinner fo EUR per person per day; Add lunch and dinner for EUR per person per day
**Holidays 129 EUR
Surf & Stay Inclusions:
✔ Accommodation in a shared room
✔ Daily breakfast
✔ Daily 2 hours surf lesson
Surf & Skate Camp Inclusions:
✔ Accommodation in a Shared room
✔ Full board service (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
✔ Daily transfer to the beach
✔ Daily 2 hours of surf lessons (All Levels)
✔ All Surf material included
✔ Billabong Wetsuits
✔ Skate or longboard classes (4 hours in a 7 nights pack)
✔ Paddle Board (SUP) Lessons
✔ Extra activities (archery, boulder, heated swimming pool, summer open-air cinema, yoga classes, ping pong)
✔ Wifi, BBQ
✔ Transfers from Bilbao airport, bus station or the train station
✔ Guided tours (Mundaka and Armitza)
***191 EUR per person for Intensive course 21 hours in the 7 nights pack