The Berria Surfcamp – North of Spain was created in 1998 and is located in Santoña, on Cantabria’s eastern coast in between Bilbao and Santander. It is one of many vacation spots in northern Spain which is noted for its beauty and tourist possibilities.
Our Surfcamp is right beside the beach (20 metres from the beach) and overlooks one of the best point breaks there is to be had. With more than 2km of white sand and perfect beach breaks; it’s an idyllic place for the practice and learning of surfing.
- 80 to 150 Kids per week !!
- Children from Russia, Italy, UK, France, Swizterland, Belgium, USA, Canada, Spain and other countries
- Spanish language classes optional
- Designated person waiting at Bilbao or Santander Intl airport
- 24 Hours supervision
We have over 2.200 m2 of facilities for surfing in summer school.
All the instructors are certified with extensive experience working in the Surfschool.
English and Spanish Language Courses for children between 10-18 years old who wish to learn or improve their english during the stay, offered by a certified English teacher that works all year long in Private School in London.
The courses are having a lot of acceptance and very good results because the children learn in a relaxed environment and our programming focuses more on different areas non covered during the school. Two hours daily of theory class. The surfcourses are also taught in English so that the kids get used to it and learn in a relaxed and unconscious way.
Accommodation in triple, and quadruple rooms.
The surf accommodation is 15 metres from the beach and in the sand in front of one of the best breaks of the beach, the peak. Most of the rooms have spectacular sea views and terrace to check out the waves upon waking. At night you will go to sleep listening to the waves.
All the rooms have TV, private bathroom and Wi-Fi. In the halls are served breakfast, lunch and dinner while in the terrace you can have a delicious burger or spend the afternoon.
In the first floor we have the video projection room and when the weather is nice outdoor screenings. We also have our little VIP’s area (assigned by lottery or by order of arrival) in a villa facing the waves with room up to 20 people where you can stay more isolated, with the right to enjoy all that is included in the Surfcamp. All our Camps are mixed. Thebedrooms distribution is by sex and age.
Every day there is 4 hours of surfing , two in the morning and two in the afternoon. The other activities are focused to enhance your qualities for sport, improve your fitness and above all have fun and live in this surf camp the best experience of your life!!!
The Surf at our school we teach surfers of all levels, it doesn’t matter whether you are a beginner or an improver, we’ll help you meet your goals. We teach our students how to surf and everything about the surfing world, this way we build up your knowledge andindependence so you can later surf with confidence on your own. We teach you all the safety aspects and rules, so that always with total confidence you can enjoy your surfing experience to the full from the get go. Your safety is priority!
For the advanced surfers who are looking to better their surfing skills, we adjust to your level; practicing turns, commentating on the different maneuvers and rectifying mistakes;refining your technique at the same time.
We separate groups by age and ability, ensuring that you’ll surf with people of a similar level. Always under the continuous supervision and advice of the most experienced instructors.
Our Surf Guides have a lot of experience with minors and Surfing, they are all licensed by F.E.S. (Federación Española de Surf) and have travelled all over the world to transmit all possible knowledge about Surfing. They know the beach very well and count on more than nine years experience of surfing. Our instructors are fully qualified and experts in lifesaving.
We guarantee personalized instruction with no more than 6 students per instructor and more than 150 surfboards of all measures, wich gives you the ability to keep trying different models and sizes of surfboards, so that when you go to buy your board know wich one best suits your surfing. It is the advantage of having tried several and know how you feel in it: Epoxy boards, bodyboards and all sizes fins, SUP material, softboards and the best in O’neill wetsuits (summer-spring-winter).
VISIT WORKSHOP FULL & CAS SURFBOARD FACTORY Learn how to shape a surfboard of the hand of one of the greatest shapers and better person, Hugo Lopez
SURF VIDEOS We have one of the best surf video libraries! , See music videos whenever you want during your stay.
LECTURES AND CONFERENCES BY PRO- SURFERS During each Surf Camp there will be a visit from a pro-surfer who will convey to you his knowledge and views on the surf. In previous years we have been visited by pros like – surfers like Rob Machado, Kepa Acero, Manu Portet… and many more
FUNCTIONAL TRAINNING FOR SURFING We will make certain additional physical activities to surf
STRETCHING / STRETCHING Specific and fundamental exercises to help you achieve a good surfing level and not get hurt
FITBALL EXERCISES ( PILATES BALL ) Enjoy the advantages offered by this discipline and increase your flexibility.
BALANCE EXERCISES For these exercises we have ample material Indoboard , also the free use and LONG SKATEBOARDS
PILATES EXERCISES Especially suitable for surfing
YOGA EXERCISES Body and mind are united. The practice of Yoga wakes your attention , reflection and critical concentration for the Surf
FUN AND GAMES
BEACH VOLLEYBALL Beach Volleyball team competitions
SOCCER ON BEACH BOWLS CHAMPIONSHIPS If you thought it was an old sport, I challenge you to a game !
LONG SKATE / SKATEBOARD Available Skate circuit close to the Beach
PING PONG Both at the surfcamp aswell as at the surf school we have ping- pong .. the rivalry among students , especially monitors have been epic!! TANDEM Tandem Surf
VISITS AND EXCURSIONS Surfing is a natural lifestyle .
WALKS IN THE NATURAL RESERVE + ENVIRONMENTAL TALKS Enjoy unique landscape with an incredible biodiversity.
VISITS WITH FOREST PARK IN SANTANDER TIROLINAS 10 € per person . The fun is guaranteed!
PARTY Not everything will be trainning…! We do barbecues on the beach , DJ and nightly jam sessions . Sure you wont miss any !
- We teach our students how to surf and everything about the surfing world, this way we build up your knowledge and independence so you can later surf with confidence on your own.
- During the classes we give you the information needed to understand the culture, history, philosophy and rules of surfing, so our students can go surfing any beach respecting other surfers
- We teach meteorology classes as well as the most common different behaviors of the sea (currents, wave formation, different types of surf, wind, etc), and to love and respect the surrounding environment and nature.
We do parrallel activities like games, English courses, Longskateboarding, Paddleboard, Capoeira, barbecues, parties, etc.
We have years dedicated to the practice and teaching of surfing as qualified instructors, so we created the Surf Camp fifteen years ago (1998) with great enthusiasm, specializing in minors. We know the responsibility that this entails, that is why the boys/girls will be controlled at all the times both in the surf lessons and activities extras we developed for their free time, and also at all times by our monitors, and will be always accompanied by teachers graduates, surfing, sports and fun but with the maximum security for them.
Our students will sleep with a monitor / or with experience in sports activities and outdoor games . They will be responsible for checking that the young meet the standards of surf camps and make extra activities in the afternoon.
To you parents , which always concerned about is the safety of their children. Your children are monitored 24 hours a day by qualified instructors in sports entertainment with a system of internal rules which must be met.
Our beach has become renowned for its surf; it receives waves all year round and is considered a swell-magnet beach. It’s one of the most consistent beaches in Spain as a result of its orientation to the open sea. If there’re no waves here you are unlikely to find them anywhere else on the Spanish north coast.
Our Surfcamp is right beside the beach (15 metres from the sand) and overlooks one of the best point breaks there is to be had. With more than 2km of white sand and perfect beach breaks; it’s an idyllic place for the practice and learning of surfing. Our beach is the backdrop for many surfing competitions, due to its long and easy waves that allow you to perform all kind of maneuvers.
The town of Santoña is a friendly and cosy place surrounded by beaches. It offers a wide range of accommodation possibilities (hotels, inns, camp sites…), and you also have santander just a stone throw away if you want to check out the beauty of this city.
There are many things to do and places to visit in Cantabria. Each day you can enjoy a different face of this infinite region, with its beaches, mountains, landscapes, towns, the food and the people. For an unforgettable holiday, it is the ideal place in a magical setting.
Our Surfcamp is in the Beach of Santoña 53 kms from Santander and 85 kms from Bilbao.
We offer transfers from Bilbao airport or us station for 30 EUR per person per way.
We offer transfer from Santander for 25 EUR per person per way.
INDICATIVE LIST OF BAGGAGE:
- Underwear for 7 days
- Socks for closed shoes
- Shirts and pants of summer
- Long pants and sweater
- a raincoat
- Sports Shoes Skate classes
- Flipflops / Sandals
- Swimsuit / bikini
- Beach towel
- Small backpack to carry things to the beach
- Toiletry kit (pasta and toothbrush, champoo, gel, etc.)
- Hat or visor
- The mobile phone is optional, the idea is that are disconnected from the electronics.
- Pocket money is optional (all diets are included but can bring something loose to buysome ice cream or drink on the beach or during excursions)
Fixed dates of arrival and departure
JUNE : 6 days, 5 nights – 475 €
From 24 to 29 of June
JULY : 8 days, 7nights – 730 €
30/06 – 07/07
08/07 – 15/07
16/07 – 23/07
24/7 – 31/07
AUGUST : 6 days, 5 nights
01/08 – 06/08: 485 €
07/08 – 12/08: 485 €
13/08 – 18/08: 485 €
19/08 – 24/08: 440 €
25/08 – 30/08: 440 €
✔ Daily Surf course ( 2 lessons of 2 hours per day)
✔ Accommodation in full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner)
✔ Parallel activities: Yoga, Volleyball, Skate, long-skate routine, video analysis of the morning session, workshop meteorology, ping-pong, video projection Surf, English classes to improve your level … environmental walks through the nature reserve Santoña beach games with monitors time, or more movement activities. students will not have time to get bored.
✔ The material during the surf lessons (Wetsuit and Surfboard)
✔ Television/ wifi
✔ Stretching and warm-up Sessions
✔ Plan progression and custom training
✔ Rooms are triple, or quadruple separated by gender
The Surfcamp is situated 53 km from Santander and 85 km from Bilbao.
- From/toBilbao: 30,- € *per person & way
- From/toSantander: 25,- € *per person & way
Spanish or English Language Lessons
8 lessons of 2 hours: 140,- € *per person
5 lessons of 2 hours: 100,- € *per person
You can attend to more than 1 camp.
Extra night = 90€