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Somo Surf Camp - Santander, Cantabria. Spain


Somo Surf Camp - Santander, Cantabria Guests overall rating: ★★★★★ 4.5 based on 2 reviews.
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Somo is the capital of Cantabria, a popular seaside resort with a miles long sandy beach ideally situated on a small sandy peninsula closing the bay of Santander, right across the town. With a big tradition of canoying and a growing culture of surf, you will be able to experience a slice of the best surf in Spain!


Its renomated long sandy beach enjoys more than 200 days of surfing per year… Working with high and low tide, give its best with medium size swells ( better when rising! ).


…Surfing here, it won’t be a problem at all!


A stone’s throw from your stay, surf shops, bars and restaurants… you won’t have any stress once you will be arrived at the surf camp in Somo!


We can offer three different kind of accommodation:


SURF POSADA.. 5 minutes from the center.

SURF HOTEL .. few meters from the beach.

SURF CAMPING.. up on the hill in front of Somo Bay.


A big free parking area is just few steps from the beach where a renovated skate park is adjacent too… In few minutes you check the waves.. paddle to the various peaks… and after your surf, skate or longboard session… have a couple of beers and tapas!


Do not be afraid to experiment the surf in the north of Spain during the winter! Our camp is open all-year long… and apart from the coldest January… the local both, has never wore a 5 mm wetsuit!  


The surf capital of Cantabria is here… Just few minutes from the Santander, in the small village of Somo, our surf camp has different options to suit all tastes and budgets…


Do you want to go by feet at the beach ? Check the Surf Hotel! We can comfortably accommodate you, your friends or family in individual, double, triple or quadruple rooms. Available all year long!




” One of the best price quality choices, few steps from the beach, without renouncing to the comfort! “


Perfect if you’re a solo surf traveler looking for early session or a short week surf trip! The Hotel is located in the Somo centre, few steps from the beach and the surf schools. In a couple of minutes you will be able to get to the beach without worries… leaving you behind all your stuff and stress!


All room are equipped with:


  • Private bathroom.
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • TV


Restaurants and bars are situated few steps away from your room door, with a wide offer of food and drink for cheap!


Do you want to live as local surfer ? Choose the Surf House or the Surf Posada and don’t get the lead out! Our staff will come to pick-you up after breakfast for your intensive surf course with two lessons per day or your glassy morning session.




” A surf castle! Only 2 minutes walking from the beach with a nice view of Santander Bay”.


We can comfortably accommodate in single room, double room and triple room, which features:


  • Private Bathroom
  • Private parking.
  • Wi-Fi
  • Terrace
  • Surf mood 100%



” A country house, which exquisitely combines modernity with a traditional and rustic feel offering you surf & chill…” If you want a gourmet breakfast before surfing… your private room and be one step beyond the others, nothing is better than the Surf Posada!! Immersed in the green and silence you will recover for your next surfing day… Perfect place for couples!


The Surf Posada offers accommodation in Single, Double and Triple Rooms.


Only the Surf Posada has:

  • Large rooms with TV,Wi-Fi and bathroom.
  • Daily fresh breakfast (milk, coffee, fruit juice, croissants, donuts, bread, and more..)
  • Lounge room & garden


Surf School

Surf & Body Board School is one of the most prestigious in Spain. Founded back in 1991 by David Garcia, the school is located on Somo Beach, a 4 miles long sandy beach across the bay from Santander. The spot offers excellent condition for surf practice and learning as it is a beach break. The School is open from Easter to October and offers a range of surf and body board camps with or without accommodation. The Surf school include classes and material.


Surfcamps include the surf school, half board and Camping accommodation or surf school, full board and Guesthouse accommodation. The school also runs a fully equipped surf shop and a wide range of material is available for sale and rental. All instructors have a Lifeguard and Spanish Surf Federation diploma.


We will adapt to your level, if you are a beginner, intermediate or advance. Our goals are to help you progress, having fun and understanding the sea and the right thing to adopt. Many professionals have participated in the success of this school, which is why we are known for our professionalism and experience in the water. Whatever your age, you are welcome from 5 years, you can take advantage of our small classes all in a funny and family atmosphere.


Surf Spots

Somo itself is a reputed surf spot with excellent beach breaks ideal for beginners. Somo is also ideally located to discover the nearby breaks of Langre and Galizano, a few kilometres east of the seaside resort. Santander is centrally located to discover the splendid, although underrated surf spots of Cantabria. West of Santander are the spots of Liencres, Suances, Oyambre and Meron. East of the the city are the spots of Laredo, Santona and El Brusco, Cantabria’s most famous break. Most of these breaks are beach breaks and enjoy excellent swell conditions year round thanks to the deep northern Atlantic depressions travelling down the Bay of Biscay.  




Somo, town hall of Ribamontán al Mar, is a popular seaside resort with a miles long sandy beach ideally situated on a small sandy peninsula closing the bay of Santander. Easy to reach with bus or shuttle bus directly from the downtown of the city, won’t take you longer than 30 minutes to get there by car and choose one of the numerous beaches which flank the bay.


Widly recognize as the surf capital of Cantabria, offers a beautiful view of Santander with a landscape of lagoons at ovest and Santa Magdalena Peninsula on the east. This tiny, green and authentic village…thanks to its position, repaired from the bay and with access to the open ocean far at the end of Lorredo, offers perfect conditions for surfing also with adverse weather conditions.



Santander granted as The capital of Cantabria was made popular in the 19th. century by the royal family, combining the charm of an old summer resort with a range of cultural activities. With a big tradition of rowing, and a growing surfing culture from the 60′, Somo is also destination for lots golf-addicted…the famous Pedrena Royal Golf Club, inaugurated in 1929, designed by Harry S. Colt and home of club of Severiano Ballesteros, the famous Spanish player who started his amazing career here as a caddy.



Cantabria is a mountainous region on the Atlantic coast and part of the “Green Spain” area. Located between Asturias and the Basque country, the region is divided into two distinct natural environments. The coastal area, some two hundred kilometres of cliffy shoreline and a series of quiet estuaries, is separated from the high mesetas of central Spain by the snow capped Picos de Europa range which rises up to 2,665 meters. This wild and unspoiled area of outstanding beauty is protected as a natural park, still hosting wild bears and wolves.



Atlantic, with mild/wet winters and warm summers.

Getting Here

The Surf camp and all the other facilities available are situated in Somo, 15 minutes far from Santander, the capital of Cantabria. Easy to reach by car through the north spanish motorway, Santander is only one hour and a half from Bilbao. The cheap and easy way to get there from the airport is the public bus ( Line 20) that runs every 30 minutes… 



To Santander – Santander Airport (SDR), 15 km. (Iberia + Ryanair)

With Ryanair…

  • United Kingdom: London Stansted
  • Ireland: Dublin ( Ryanair )
  • Scotland: Edinburgh ( Ryanair)
  • Spain: Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca, Seville, Malaga, Valencia, Gran Canaria, Tenerife S., Lanzarote ( ryanair)
  • Germany: Dusseldorf, Frankfurt Han ( Ryanair )
  • Belgium: Brussels- Charleroi
  • Italy: Milano Orio al Serio, Roma Ciampino ( Ryanair)


With Vueling…

  • Austria: Vienna
  • Danimarca: Copenaghen, Aalborg
  • France: Paris, Bordeaux, Strsbourg, Nantes, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Nice.
  • Italia: Bologna, Cagliari, Catania, Palermo, Firenze, Milano, Napoli, Trieste,Venezia,Verona
  • Scandinavia: Oslo, Stoccolma, Tallin, Helsinki, Goteborg
  • Olanda: Amsterdam, Rotterdam
  • Polonia: Cracovia, Varsavia
  • Portogallo: Lisbona, Porto, Faro
  • Russia: Kaliningrad, Moscow ( Sheremetyevo ), Moscow ( Domodedovo ) St. Pietroburgo
  • Swiss: Basilea, Zurigo, Ginevra
  • and many other around the Europe Countries… Instambul, Minsk, Belgrado, Bucarest, Athens, Sofia, Vienna and more…


To Bilbao – Bilbao Airport (BIO), 80 km. (Easyjet, Hapag Llyod, Air Berlin, Aerlingus, Iberia, Lufthansa)  

With TUIfly… Dresden, Muchen, Dusseldorf, Paderborn/Lippstadt, Hannover, Berlin, Frankfurt, Brhemen, Westerland, Stuttgart,Norimberga ( TUIfly)



  • From Madrid: Follow Madrid-Burgos 635 National Burgos-Santander, after catch the Cantabrian motorway towards Bilbao. Exit n.11 Heras-Pedreña then follow road sign till Somo!
  • From Gijon: Cantabrian motorway towards Bilbao, follow direction Santander Bilbao last exit Heras-Pedreña, then direction Somo. 




Surf Camp

We can offer accommodation in Single, Double, Triple rooms with private bathroom, Wi-Fi and TV. Immersed in the green, up on the hill surrounding the bay. 5 minutes of car from the beach and all the other facilities, the posada gives you comfort, fun and relax! Have your fresh breakfast at the veranda before go surfing…

Surf Cabins

We can offer accommodation in a Single, Double, Triple and Quadruple room all year long the surf hotel in Somo. Only 200 mt. far from you… the beach, bar, restaurants, supermarkets and surf shops! Every room has a private bathroom, air conditioning, TV & Wi-Fi. The surf courses are taken at the Somo beach every day (10-12am, 11-13am, 16-18pm, 18-20pm) right in front of the hotel.

Surf House

We can offer accommodation in Single, Double, Triple rooms with private bathroom, Wi-Fi private parking and Big terrace with a nice view on Santander Bay. Above all, is only 2 minutes walking from the Somo center.


Check and Check out on Sundays


Price per person Surf Camp  Surf Cabins Surf House
  1 night 7 nights 1 night  7 nights  1 night  7 nights
High Season    550 EUR   595 EUR   630 EUR
Mid Season       560 EUR   595 EUR
Low Season       525 EUR   575 EUR


√ 7 Nights accommodation

√ Breakfast ( Except Surf Cabins)

√ Lunch (Surf Camp only)

√ 4 hours surf lessons daily (2 session)

√ All Equipment included

√ Free use of surf equipment (Surf Camp Only)

√Free Wifi

Surf Lessons

Prices & Inclusions


1 Day 1 Day 2 days 5 days 1 week

50 EUR

2 Surf lessons

4 hours


All day equipment


30 EUR

1 Surf lesson

2 hours



60 EUR

2 surf lessons

4 hours



130 EUR

5 surf lessons

10 hours



180 EUR

7 surf lessons

14 hours



*Price per person / day


Surf lessons schedules

09:00 – 11:00

10:00 – 12:00

11:00 – 13:00

16:00 – 18:00

17:00 – 19:00

18:00 – 20:00

* It is recommended to be at school 15 minutes prior to the time of the course.

Surf Rental

Prices & Inclusions

Surf Board + Wetsuit rental 7 days 90 EUR per person
Wetsuit rental 7 days 45 EUR per person
SUP 7 days 120 EUR per person
Bodyboard 7 days 90 EUR per person
Skateboard 7 days 60 EUR per person
Carver or longskate 7 days 60 EUR per person



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