Our surf camp San Vicente de la Barquera is situated by the Cantabrian Sea, about 40 km west from Santander. Located on the beautiful camping ground „El Rosal“. The beach and also one of our surf spots is only 80 m away and you can see it from the camp. Other beaches are very close by as well, in case you want to try another spot for sunbathing. The campsite has various grassy areas as well as trees, which provide shadow, creating a relaxing and harmonic atmosphere.
Our surf camp in Northern Spain really allows you to get to know the country, its people, language, culture, cuisine and history. San Vicente de la Barquera is situated by the Cantabrian Sea, at an estuary between two mountains in the rough, yet beautiful scenery of Northern Spain. Far off from the tourist hotspots at Costa del Sol. There is also so much to explore: ocean, beaches, mountains and forests as well as Spanish culture, good food and unforgettable parties in the local bars and clubs.
Supermarkets, bars and restaurants are only 50 m from our surf camp. The town center is about 800 m away, on the other side of the river.
The ocean, beaches, mountains and forests on the one hand and the Spanish locals, their culture and lifestyle on the other hand make our surf camp the perfect place for a surf trip and an unforgettable experience.
Our surf camp offers provides big, 4 persons-tents for two people, giving you enough room to feel comfortable and spread all your stuff. You should bring your sleeping things, e.g. sleeping bag, pillow, blanket etc. But if you don’t want to carry a inflatable mattress all the way, you can book a real mattress for only 10€.
Beside the sleeping tents we have a "chill-out" tent which turns into our party tent at night. During the day you can relax on countless seats and talk to other camp guests, listen to music and watch the latest surf movie or other DVDs on our flatscreen. At night the legendary “after surf party” takes place in this tent where you can let it all hang out.
There is also a kitchen tent, where meals are prepared, and a dinner tent where we all eat together.
Food – let’s stay for a meal with Planet Surf
A healthy and balanced nutrition is really important, especially if you are very active and want your body to achieve high accomplishments. Of course, it is extremely practical, if you do not have to look after your diet during the holidays. Therefore, we offer full board for only 84 € per week (12 € a day)!
In the morning there is a two hours long breakfast buffet with large selection of food, coffee, tea and juices. You will definitely get enough power to get the best waves and in enjoy the day to the fullest!
For lunch time, you have the whole selection from the breakfast at free disposal in the morning, so that you can choose by yourself how to put your lunch packet together. Imagine, you can sit on the beach and enjoy a lovely afternoon in France while having lunch! Perfect!
After a high exertion like surfing it is also nice to get a warm dinner. Therefore, in the evening we all meet to enjoy a warm meal with crispy salad, and a delicious dessert prepared by our camp cook and the team. You can nosh to yours heart’s content after a long day of sun, beach and ocean while thinking back over the experiences of the day with your friends.
Vegetarians, don’t worry! We also serve meals without meat or fish. If you have allergies, please let us know before your arrival.
Unfortunately, self-sufficient persons cannot use our camp kitchen because of hygienic reasons. Only the team is permitted to enter the kitchen.
Surfing - with Planet Surf you get the wave
San Vicente and nearby locations offer great choice of beach breaks with reliable surf and can work at any time of the year. The spots receive local windswells as well as distant groundswells. Works best around low tide.
Our surf lessons, the art of wave-riding, are brought to you by excellent surf instructors. They all posses a license and not only get a lot of experience by giving surf lessons, but also they are excellent surfers. Good instructors are probably the most important thing in a surf camp – to guarantee safety in the water and promise a fast advance in your surfing skills. We will always find a spot where you can learn or where you are able to expand your skills whether you are intermediate or advance surfer. We want you to feel safe and comfortable while learning. Therefore we teach groups of maximum 8 people split into beginner, intermediate and advanced. Hence our teachers are able to spot your mistakes and help you to improve fast. You can choose courses of 14 or 24 lessons.
In our beginner course, you are going to learn the sequence of movements for the take – off, so that you can start to surf the first withe-wash waves very soon. Theory introduction is indispensable, if you want to go surfing on your own. You will learn about waves, currents and equipment. But don´t worry: fun in the water and the practical surfing are always in the foreground.
In the intermediate surf course, we will help you improve your skills on the board and reach up the next level. We check out your movement sequences and help you surf unbroken ("green") waves diagonal. The content of the course totally depends on your motivation and aims!
Green waves up to 1,50 m are not a problem anymore and you nearly always surf diagonal? Are you looking forward to get some tips from a pro to be able to perform new moves on the board? Than you are the absolutely right person for our advanced course. The contents and aims will be individually arranged with the coach. So during your stay, we guarantee to push you until your limits!
Furthermore the surf equipment is always available for you – outside the lesson and during the weekend.
Our qualified surf instructors expect you in our surf school Moliet!
Activities – a lot of surfing and more
If you can’t get enough of surfing you have the opportunity to rent boards and wetsuits for free in our camp – also after the lesson. If you want to try another kind of water sport you can also grab a body board and spend some time in the water.
To make you feel like professionals our team made up something very special for you: We organize our own surf contest where you are the stars. Here you can compete with the others or just have fun and enjoy the atmosphere. Our instructors will act as judges who rate your performance in the waves. In the end a winner will be announced!
Apart from the water sport there are also other activities for you to enjoy. You can play at the beach volleyball field or romp around with ping pong or billard.
If you need some relaxation for body and mind, we also offer yoga courses where you can find your inner Chi. After the surfing this is a good opportunity to relax and you will come back totally unwind after your surf trip. 5 hours of yoga are for free and you can decide yourself if you are interested in it or not.
With its historical buildings and Spanish flair the town of San Vincente de la Barquera has a lot to offer for a little city trip. It is only a few minutes away from the camp and you can spend your time in one of the small bars and restaurants or go to a club for partying.
It never gets boring in our surf camp San Vincente: we offer you a long list of activities to keep you entertained for whenever you don’t have surf lessons.
We promise that you will have an unforgettable time in our surf camp San Vincente. Our team is looking forward to your visit with a lot of surfing, fun and party!