Santander is our fantastic activity surf camp in the beautiful North of Spain! Situated in the heart of Oyambre Natural Park, our surf camp is pitched among the gorgeous rolling hills of Cantabria and offers you an exciting week of surfing, Yoga, SUP, beach cruiser trips, beach volley ball and many other fun outdoor activities. On top of that, Spain’s north coast has stunning beaches, perfect waves and breath-taking landscapes, all just a stone’s throw away from our great surf camp! Located close to Santander, fly to us from all across Europe, hop on a ferry from Plymouth or Portsmouth or make it a road trip with direct routes over land. We can’t wait to show you and your friends this special little paradise this summer!
High Season: 219€
High Season: 319€
High Season: 49€
Our activity surf camp is located in Oyambre Natural Park on the North coast of Cantabria, Spain, just west of Comillas and close to Santander.
If the water’s a little bluer, the sun a little brighter, the people a little friendlier and the clocks go a little slower than anywhere else in the world, you’re in Cantabria, the beautiful North of Spain! In our activity camp, we teach you how to surf, practise all-level Yoga on stunning beach fronts and take you out on exciting Stand Up Paddle adventures to explore the azure coastline of the beautiful Bay of Biscay!
Northern Spain’s consistent waves are known to be among the best in the world. With great conditions for all surfing abilities, the Santander area is perfect for longboarding, first-time surfers as well as for those wanting to improve existing SUP skills – simply perfect! And with our qualified team of international surf instructors, you surely are in good hands!
After an exciting and sunny day in the water, our activity camp offers you and your friends all sorts of fun things to do: How about a game of volleyball or table tennis, a go on our balance trainers, a Yoga session with our in-house Yoga instructor or an outing on our new beach cruisers to the historic town of Comillas nearby?
Of course, our Spanish surf camp also offers several chill-out and hammock areas for you to relax in before we serve you a healthy and fresh dinner prepared by our very own on-site chef. The Santander area, and Oyambre in particular, have a lot in store for you, and we look forward to welcoming you for a week of adventures, relaxation, great fun and new experiences!
Our surf camp in Oyambre near Santander is made up of our beautiful, spacious tipi tents, a shaded seating area for entertaining and eating, an outdoor cinema area, a large chill-out zone with sun loungers and hammocks, a big Yoga tent, plus storage, surf and SUP equipment tents.
We’ve also got a volley ball court, table tennis and balance trainers, skate- and longboards, beach cruisers, a variety of beach games, and we also provide you with surf, SUP, Yoga and exercise equipment all free to use!
Our camp is part of a larger campsite which also hosts other holiday makers. It is equipped with several bathroom and shower facilities as well as sinks and mirrors that are available 24/7. This campsite also includes a pool area, a basketball court, a Café and bar. And yes, there’s internet!
Here at Star Surf, we’re always looking to improve our surf camps to make your surfing holidays even better. That’s why in our surf camp close to Santander, we’ve upgraded all our surf camp accommodation to large and luxurious 8-man bell tents, tall enough to stand a surfboard in and wide enough to practice Yoga in!
You’d like to enjoy the great outdoors and live the surf camp lifestyle in harmony and contact with nature, but don’t want to compromise on everyday comforts and a good night’s rest? Then join us in Santander for the perfect surf camp holiday experience in our brand-new and spacious bell tents. We know how important a comfortable home and a good night’s sleep are when surfing and being outdoors all day. That’s why we also provide you with a high quality memory foam mattresses to ensure the perfect night’s sleep under the stars. All our mattresses are allergy free, high density and super comfy! All you need to bring along is a pillow, a sleeping bag or bedding and your happiest smile!
And if you’re joining us with your bestie or significant other on your surfing holidays, how about some more privacy? Upgrade to one of our Private Tents for just 35€ pp/ week and get one of our beautiful bell tents to yourselves! Our private tents are the same large 8-man tipis and come with our high quality mattresses, either as two singles or one double, and simply make the perfect surf holiday hideaway for two! Or if you’re travelling together with your family, we also offer Family & Group Tents, all with the same warm treatment, comfort and luxury. Simply check our options when booking your surfing holidays or contact one of our surf travel experts with your questions!
Here in Oyambre, our weekly schedules run from Saturday to Saturday. To accommodate our surf holiday guests arriving/ departing on the ferry on Fridays and/ or Sunday, we offer Extra Surf Camp Days.
This summer, spend your surfing holidays in our beautiful glamping tents set in a secluded part of our surf camp! With raised, wooden beds and bespoke decoration, lighting, electricity and wooden floors, these beautiful bohemian-style tents provide the ideal surf camp home away from home! These great additions to our surf camp not only provide a spacious and stylish surf holiday glamping experience, but are equipped with the latest surf camp memory foam mattresses! High in density, allergy free, extremely comfortable, these mattresses guarantee a wonderful night’s sleep after a great and active surf camp day!
All you have to bring is your pillow, bedding or a sleeping bag and, of course, a big smile, And should you want to pack lighter for your surf holidays to our Santander Glamping surf camp, don’t worry! Bedding is available to rent for just 25€ per surf holiday week!!
And if you’re joining us with your bestie or significant other on your surfing holidays, how about some more privacy? Upgrade to one of our Private Tents for just 35€ pp/ week (high season 50€/pp) and get one of our beautiful bohemian bell tents to yourselves! Our private tents are the same large 8-man bell tents and come with our high quality mattresses, either as two singles or one double, and simply make the perfect surf holiday hideaway for two!
Renowned for a fun, professional and enthusiastic approach to teaching surfing, our international Star Surf instructor team helps you catch the best waves while in the water with you! Oyambre is the perfect place to learn to surf: If the waves have a little swell, we teach surfing and if there sea is calm and clear, we grab the SUP boards and snorkels for a day exploring the ocean and improving our balance and core strength.
Per week, you’ll receive 12 hours of surf coaching including theory sessions in the camp and lots of time surfing the amazing waves of Oyambre, the beach just outside the campsite. The maximum group size is eight surfers per one to two instructors. All our surf instructors are experienced, fully licensed and qualified, and also have a lifeguard qualification.
All surf equipment (boards, leashes and wetsuits) is free to use within the lesson and free upon availability outside of them. Do you want to spend more time surfing or SUPing? No problem! Book our Surf & Relax UPGRADE. This includes four hours of additional surf instruction with our expert team. Suited for both beginners and intermediates, our Deluxe Package gets you more personal time with your instructor to improve your skills in the water.
Yoga has swept surfers all over the world off their feet with all professional surfers using it to help improve their flexibility, core strength and surfing performance. So, if after a long day surfing you feel like you could do with some stretching, Yoga is a fantastic way to improve your flexibility and to strengthen your body.
New to our Oyambre surf camp this year are our Surf Yoga Sessions, included in all our surf camp packages. For those of you who’ve never done Yoga before, your group session will be a fun and informal introduction to Yoga. For all experienced Yogis, your group session will focus upon how Yoga compliments your surfing.
Our most popular surf camp packages in Santander include 3 Yoga sessions per week, and our enthusiastic and professional Yoga instructors make their sessions fun and accessible to ‘Yogis’ of all levels. So come along and join us for an inspiring sunset course and see the positive effects of Yoga for yourself, your body and your surfing!
You want to know who teaches our Yoga sessions in our Santander surf camp? Meet our lovely Yoga instructor Sophie here!
Every day, we provide you with a breakfast buffet that includes a variation of tea, coffee, juices, milk, cereals, honey, jam, fresh bread, cakes, cheese, ham, salami and fresh fruit as well as with a picnic lunch for your day out surfing or SUPing. On six nights of the week, our on-site chef prepares a fresh and delicious dinner that we all enjoy together.
We have vegetarian and vegan options available upon request. And if you have any allergies or other dietary requirements, please let us know in advance.
We also have an on-site snack shack with ice creams, chocolate bars and other smaller snacks and treats!
Our relaxed and social entertainment schedule in Oyambre is suited to all ages and adjustable to the weather and your preferences. Next to surfing and SUPing, some of our weekly highlights are our sunset Yoga sessions on the beach, a bike trip to the gorgeous and historic town of Comillas, a day of beach games, our delicious wine, cheese and tapas session, a BBQ, a volleyball tournament, surf theory lessons and a surf movie night, a sunset session on the beach with music and drinks and many, many other fantastic opportunities for you to relax or mix and mingle.
On top of that, there’s plenty more to do in and outside the camp. Relax and read that book that’s been sitting on your shelf for months in our comfortable hammocks and sun loungers, try our outdoor balance trainers and brand new skate- and longboards, or use one of our lovely beach cruisers for a trip along the trails of Oyambre Natural Park.
Located in the North of Spain, the picturesque town of Comillas is situated among the beautiful green hills of Cantabria. Nestling between the majestic mountain range of the Picos de Europa and the azure lagoons of the Bay of Biscay, the village derives its authentic Spanish charm from its historic sites, striking architecture, delicious eateries and delightful local shops.
On entering Comillas, the city enchants its visitors with a rustic harbour, red cobbled streets and a lively centre with traditional Cantabrian shops and restaurants. We come here to indulge in some delicious Spanish tapas, to saunter through one of the charming handcrafted jewellery or clothes shops or to visit one of the little art galleries or museums.
Named an important cultural, historic and artistic centre, follow us along Comillas’ little cobblestoned roads up to Antoni Gaudí’s stunning Villa Quijano – better known among locals as “El Capricho”, the whim. In true Gaudí fashion, the former summer residence of Don Máximo Díaz de Quijano is showered with colour and has a cylindrical look-out point covered in ceramic sunflower tiles which makes the vivid building unique and a sight not to be missed. Comillas’ most impressive and arguably most beautiful landmark towers over the charming village in the West: The former Pontifical University is an extraordinary architectural construction and, from our point of view, most striking when lit in the evening.
Comillas’ magnificent location, fascinating history and enchanting atmosphere make our trip here a weekly highlight and, surely, an adventure not to be missed! Curious? Here’s more about Comillas.
For the golfers among us, there’s a nine-hole golf course right outside our surf camp overlooking the Cantabria’s coastline.
Having a car in this area can be an advantage if, for example, you’d like to see the stunning coastal town of San Vicente de la Barquera with lots of shops, authentic restaurants and a lovely little harbour for you to explore.
Spain’s oldest national park, Picos de Europa, with its three impressive limestone massif is also within driving distance and will certainly leave you speechless.
With no age or ability limitations, how about you join us in venturing out along the beautiful coast of the Bay of Biscay, admiring the marine life as you glide over the turquoise waters? And if you’re on a tight schedule and can’t join our groups, we’re flexible and happy to arrange a private trip that suits your time and needs. Or you want to make SUPing your own little adventure? Also no problem, equipment rental is included in the price of your stay so grab a board, grab a paddle and go explore! We highly recommend to go for a sunset paddle for the ultimate relaxing end of your day in the sun.
Grab one of our brand new beach cruisers to explore the beautiful landscape around our surf camp. Oyambre Natural Park has great bike trails in all directions with stunning panoramic views! And with several little towns close by, those of you joining us without a car can get to shops and restaurants in no time.
Do we need to say more? Challenge us to an exciting match of beach volleyball or join us for a game on our campsite volleyball court!
The exact times vary as we adjust our weekly shuttle schedule to accommodate your arrival and departure times as best as we can.
We offer extra days in our Santander surf camp as some of the ferries arrive/depart on Friday and/or Sunday. Contact one of our surf travel experts to find out more.
If you’re not planning on renting a car, taking the ferry from the UK or driving from mainland Europe, check out our Facebook page for information on your car sharing options.
Once you’ve arrived at the campsite, here’s a map showing you the quickest way to our Star Surf surf camp.
To make sure your surf holidays in Santander run as smoothly as they possibly could, here’s a list of a few things you shouldn’t forget:
Should you forget your bedding or sleeping bag on your surf holidays to Oyambre, don’t worry! You can borrow bedding for just 25€ per surf holiday week!
The camp is right for you if you want to have an active surf holiday and try out different sports. The packages include surf lessons and Stand Up Paddle lessons, additionally we have our own skate ramp in the camp as well as beach cruisers and snorkel equipments for you to use for free. As you can see, there is a big variety of things you can do here. The campsite generally has a very cosy and relaxed atmosphere.
Prior knowledge of Yoga is not required to participate in our Yoga sessions. Our qualified instructors make their Yoga sessions accessible to beginners as well as to experienced Yogis. We also provide all Yoga equipment free for you to use during lessons.
There are many ways to get to our surf camp in Oyambre. Most budget airlines fly to Santander from all across Europe. If you're coming from the UK, take the ferry from Plymouth or Portsmouth to Santander. If you’re not planning on renting a car or driving yourself, check out our car sharing Facebook page for more options.
Yes, it is. We offer camp activities that are suited to kids of all ages. And with a swimming pool and lots of free beach games, there's plenty to do in and outsite the campsite. Considering our surf and SUP lessons, we always try to accommodate our families by providing special family surf and SUP lessons.