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.
How are you handling COVID-19 in the surf camps this summer?
This virus has affected all of us. Dealing with it has been a big learning curve, for us and the rest of the world. We want you to know that 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. We won’t let the virus get our spirits down. 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! 🌱
More on COVID here: 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 guests are 18+, but if you are aged 16 & 17, you may be able to visit if you travel with a suitable 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. You are covered under our liability insurance during our surf lessons. Should you surf by yourself and damage somebody else’s surf equipment, you need your own insurance. When booking travel insurance, make sure your policy includes your travel and is specific to surfing. We are happy to assist you in finding the best insurance, simply get in touch with our team.
Are you open all year round?
Kind of :)
Our surf camps on Fuerteventura are open all year round. Our summer surf camps in France and mainland Spain are only open between May and September.
2021 COVID UPDATE: our surf camps are open from 12th June - 25th September.