Somo Surf Camp - Santander, Cantabria. Spain
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 in canoeing and a growing culture of surf, you will be able to experience a slice of the best surf in Spain!
Its renowned long sandy beach enjoys more than 200 days of surfing per year. The beach breaks works with all tides and the best swell size is small to medium ones ( better when rising! ).
Somo Beach is super consistent so surfing here won’t be a problem at all!
Just a few steps away from your accommodation you will find surf shops, bars, and restaurants. Once you arrived at the surf camp in Somo you won’t have to stress about anything!
We can offer three different kind of accommodation:
SURF POSADA: 5 minutes from the center.
SURF HOTEL: a few meters from the beach.
SURF CAMPING: up on the hill in front of Somo Bay.
There is a big free parking area just a few steps from the beach where a renovated skate park is adjacent too. In a few minutes, you can check the waves, paddle to the various peaks that break along the beach. After your surf, you can enjoy a skate or longboard session and to finish the day you can have a couple of beers and tapas at the best local pubs!
Do not be afraid to experiment the surf in the north of Spain during the winter! Our camp is open all-year long. Apart from the coldest month of January, the locals swear they never had to wear 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, just a few steps from the beach and the surf schools. In a couple of minutes walking you will be able to get to the beach with no worries, all you gotta do is leave all your stress behind!
All room are equipped with:
- Private bathroom
- Free Wi-Fi
Restaurants and bars are situated few steps away from your room door, with a wide offer of food and drink for all kind of budgets, from cheap tasty food to fancy delcious dishes!
Do you want to live as local surfer? If the answer is yes then the Surf House or the Surf Posada are the best choice for you! Our staff will come to pick-you up after breakfast for your intensive surf course with two lessons per day or early in the morning for a glassy dawn patrol session.
” A surf castle! Only 2 minutes walking from the beach with a nice view of Santander Bay”.
We can comfortably accommodate you in single room, double room and triple room, which features:
- Private Bathroom
- Private parking.
- 100% Surf mood
Consist of a country house, which exquisitely combines modernity with a traditional and rustic feel offering you surf & chill. You can have a gourmet breakfast before surfing in your private room and be one step ahead of the others, nothing is better than the Surf Posada! Immersed in the green and silence you will be able to relax and recover for your next surfing day. It’s the 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 & Body Board School is one of the most prestigious in Spain. Founded back in 1991 by David Garcia, the school is locate at Somo Beach, a 4 miles long sandy beach across the bay from Santander. The spot offers excellent condition for the practice and learning of surfing since it is a beach break. The Surf School is open from Easter until October and offers a range of surf and body board camps with or without accommodation. The Surf school include classes and material.
Our 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 materials are available for sale and rental. All instructors have a lifeguard and a Spanish Surf Federation diploma.
We will adapt to your level, if you are a beginner, intermediate or advance. Our goal is to help you to progress while having fun and to have a better understanding of the sea. Many professionals have participated in the success of this school, which is why we are known for our professionalism and experience in the water.
Students are welcome from 5 years and the little ones can take advantage of our small classes in a funny and family atmosphere.
Somo itself is a well known 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 city are the spots of Laredo, Santona and El Brusco, the last one is 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.
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
Somo is a popular seaside town with miles of long sandy beaches situated on a small peninsula closing the Bay of Santander. Easy to reach by boat, 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.
Wildly recognize as the surf capital of Cantabria, Somo Beach offers a beautiful view of Santander with a landscape of lagoons 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 Loredo, offers perfect conditions for surfing also with adverse weather conditions.
Santander is considered as the capital of Cantabria and was made popular in the 19th century by the royal family. The city combines the charm of an old summer town with a range of cultural activities. With a big tradition of rowing and a growing surfing culture since the 60s, Somo is also a destination for lots of golf enthusiastic. The famous Pedrena Royal Golf Club, inaugurated in 1929 and designed by Harry S. Colt is home to the club of Severiano Ballesteros, the famous Spanish golf 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 kilometers 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.
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)
- 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)
- 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.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
- From Santander… Line 20 runs every 30 minutes.
- By Ferry Boat… Los Reginas runs every 30 minutes from Santander Bay to Somo go/return. Check the time-table here
- By Ferry Boat from Portsmouth England… Check your ferry here
- By Train… Jump on an inter rail train interrail.eu or check the spanish railway itineraries
PRICES & PACKAGES
We close from November 15 to March 15 during the week and open the only ones on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
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…
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.
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)
Prices & Inclusions
|1 Day||1 Day||2 days||5 days||1 week|
2 Surf lessons
All day equipment
1 Surf lesson
2 surf lessons
5 surf lessons
7 surf lessons
*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.
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|