I have never surfed before. Can I still join the surf camp?
Absolutely! All our surf camps are located on great beginner surf spots & beaches. Our surf lessons are specifically designed for first time surfers. During a typical one-weeks surf course, our surf instructors teach you the essentials of surfing: how to paddle into waves, how to catch a wave, how to stand up and how to control your surfboard. We also teach surf theory sessions on water safety, surf etiquette and the all important surfer slang!
Can I bring my own equipment on my surf holidays?
Of course, you can! If you are an intermediate to advanced surfer, we would even recommend you do so. We have a good range of beginner surfboards in all our surf camps. For safety reasons, they are however all soft tech ‘foamie’ surfboards. Flight operators usually charge additional luggage fees for taking surfboards, so please check with your flight operator's “Large Sports Luggage”-policy before arriving at the airport to avoid costly fees.
What surf courses do you offer in your summer camps?
In our summer surf camps in Moliets-Plage in Southwest France and in the North of Spain in Oyambre, we offer three surf course levels you can choose from for your surf holiday week. All surf courses include 5 practical surf lessons and one surf theory session in the surf camp, each 90 minutes long. We provide all surf equipment free of charge for the duration of your surf lesson.
Beginner Surf Course
Perfect for those of you who have never surfed before or have only done a few surf lessons/ a surf course, but have not surfed in a while and would benefit from starting with the basics. You will be learning the technique of paddling, standing up on a surfboard in white water and how to get the timing right to catch a wave.
Improver Surf Course
The right choice for those of you who have done several surf lessons or courses and have good confidence in the white water and an understanding of the basics: paddling, standing up on a surfboard and catching a wave. The focus of our improver courses is on learning how to steer your surfboard with the right technique in both directions and on how to create speed.
Intermediate Surf Course
Ideal for those of you who already have good confidence in the water, experience “out back” surfing green waves and can perform manoeuvres, like bottom and top turns. You have a good level of fitness and an understanding of currents. We will focus on more advanced surfing techniques, and participants use our premium range of surfboards with our most experienced surf instructors.
How are you handling COVID-19 in the surf camps this summer?
Europe is opening up again after two years and we are following government advice closely and will do our very best to continue to create a fun & safe environment for you on your surf holidays. After all the lockdowns and restrictions, the idea of enjoying nature and its beauty with close friends in a more intimate setting sounds perfect to us! ?
There's a link to more Covid info at the bottom of this page or copy and paste the following link in your browser: https://www.starsurfcamps.com/29-05-2020-covid-19-coronavirus/
What are the rules for UK passport holders after Brexit?
The rules for travelling in European countries changed on 1 January 2021:
UK passport holders can travel to France or Spain as tourists for up to 90 days in any 180-day period without a visa. You must have at least 6 months left on an adult (or child's) passport to travel to France.
How old do I have to be to join the surf camps?
Typically surf camp guests are 18+, but if you are aged 16 & 17, you may be able to visit if you travel with a parent or guardian who is 18 or older or can provide a parental consent from. Best to get in touch with us and we can advise you further.
Do I need my own travel insurance for my surf holidays?
We’d like to stress the importance of adding travel and/or holiday insurance to every holiday you go on. When booking travel insurance, make sure your policy includes travel and is specific to surfing. We are happy to assist you in finding the best insurance, simply get in touch with our team.