Surfing may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of vacationing in Europe, but, with miles and miles of coastline on the Atlantic Ocean, the continent is surprisingly home to a number of great surfing destinations full of big waves and swells.
In Spain alone there is nearly 2,500 miles of coastline welcoming surfboards. Spain’s top surfing destination is San Sebastián, located in the North of the country and also home to Basque culture and delicious tapas.
San Sebastián’s Zurriola Beach offers world-class waves and every spring through fall is home to dozens of international competitions.
This summer I will be hitting the waves in San Sebastián with Stoke Travel co., improving my surf skills, camping near the beach and making new friends with surfers from around the world.
Stoke travel is all about surfing and travelling your way, so they have plenty of options. Here’s a breakdown of their surfing packages near San Sebastián this summer.
What: You could take a day trip from San Sebastián to a small Spanish pueblo, but a day trip to the waves sounds better for me. If you already have accommodation nearby but want to learn to surf, the surf day trip is for you.
Details: Includes transportation from San Sebastián to Zarautz surf camp, surf lessons and equipment and a hearty lunch.
Cost: Day trip 35 euros
What: Surf your brains out all day and then at night party in San Sebastián with your new surfer friends.
Details: Basic package includes camping and breakfast. All-inclusive package includes accommodation in tents, surf lessons and equipment and all meals.
Cost: 30 euro a night for B&B, 60 euro a night for all-inclusive
What: The Van Surfari is for those surfers who truly live the search for the perfect wave. Travel between Spain and France wherever the waves are best.
Details: Includes surf lessons and gear hire, camping accommodation and transportation.
Cost: 3-night packages start at 180 euros
What: It sounds a whole lot better to tell your mom you are running off to Spain for the summer to learn Spanish than to surf, right? Well Surf and Spanish combines the two with Spanish courses and surf lessons.
Includes: 6-nights basic camping accommodation and two hours of Spanish lessons a day from a certified teacher.
Cost: 6-night packages start at 350 euro
All right fellow surfers, Stoke Travel Company has so many wonderful options, what are you waiting for? Book today and hit the waves with me in San Sebastián this summer!