Located along the coast of Oyambre Natural Park, we have pitched our surf camp among the rolling hills of Cantabria. With a stunning mountain backdrop to one side of our surf camp and the seaside to the other, here in the north of Spain, you are spending your surf holidays in a beautiful location. The beach we teach surfing on is ‘Playa de Oyambre’, located only a short walk from the campsite. Besides learning to surf, you can practise yoga on our surf camp-own yoga platform, come along on a stand up paddle tour, explore the nearby towns of San Vicente de la Barquera and Comillas and join many other fun outdoor activities.
Our 2020 surf camp season in Oyambre runs from 13.06. – 19.09.2020, arrival and departure days are Saturdays. The surf camp is a 45-minute drive from Santander Airport and a 1.45hr drive from Bilbao Airport. We offer a shuttle service on Saturdays. If you’re travelling from the UK, there’s a ferry service both from Plymouth and Portsmouth to Santander ferry port.
High Season: 349€
Mid Season: 309€
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High Season: 489€
Mid Season: 449€
Where the water’s a little bluer, the sun shines a little brighter and the clocks go that little bit slower than elsewhere in the world, you’re in Cantabria, the beautiful North of Spain. We’ve opened our surf camp doors here in Oyambre in the summer of 2016 and have since hosted more than 4000 surf holiday guests.
In our surf camp here in Oyambre we host small and larger groups of friends, solo travellers as well as families. In true Star Surf Camps’ fashion, our surf camp team live onsite together with our surf holiday guests.
Our surf camp is part of a larger campsite which also hosts other surf camps and holiday makers. The campsite facilities include a restaurant and Café with WiFi, kiosk, swimming pool, basketball/ multisport court and several shower blocks. Facilities in our surf camp include a shaded eating and entertainment area, a raised, covered chill area with cushions that turns into an outdoor cinema, hommocks, a surfboard and wetsuit storage area as well as a large yoga deck that overlooks the mountains.
‘Playa de Oyambre’, our local surf beach, is a short, ten minute walk from our surf camp. During the summer months, the northern Spanish coastline offers great wave conditions for surf beginners and intermediate surfers alike. Hit by consistent summer swells that carry gentle rolling waves, Oyambre Beach is ideal for first-time surfers and everyone wanting to improve their existing surf skills.
The Oyambre area is a great place to learn to surf. In the summer months, the northern Spanish coast around Santander is hit by consistent swells that bring gentle rolling waves to our local, Oyambre Beach.
With our most popular surf holiday packages here in Oyambre, our surf camp guests receive 12 hours of surf lessons. This includes lots of time surfing the gentle waves of Playa de Oyambre, the beach just outside the surf camp, as well as a theory surf session in the surf camp, teaching you about water safety, rip currents and the intricacies of Spanish beach breaks.
All our surf instructors are qualified, fully licensed in the country they teach surfing in and also have a lifeguarding qualification. The maximum group size for our surf lessons is eight surfers per one to two instructors. The use of surf equipment – surfboard, leash and wetsuit – is included in the surf lessons.
If you’d like to spend more time surfing on surf holidays with us in Oyambre, you can add our Surf Lesson Upgrade during the booking process. Our Surf Lesson Upgrade includes four hours of additional surf tuition in the water with our surf team. Suited for both beginner and intermediate surfers, our Surf Lesson Upgrade allows for more time in the water with your surf instructor to further improve your surfing skills.
New in 2020 is the option to rent your own surfboard, wetsuit and leash while on surfing holidays with us in Oyambre. With Oyambre Beach only a short walk from our surf camp, you can go surfing in your own time whenever you please and make the most of your surfing holidays in northern Spain. We have a good range of beginner surfboards in the surf camp. For safety reasons, all rental surfboards are soft ‘foam’ surfboards, not hard surfboards. If you’re an intermediate to advanced surfer, we recommend you bring your own equipment. Thank you.
All our surf camp packages include accommodation in one of our large tipi tents. Designed to sleep up to 8 people, you will be sharing a tipi with a maximum of 2 others surf camp guests.
All tipis have a centre pole, an interior mesh zip curtain behind the door curtains and come with mash windows at the base for better ventilation. The tents are tall enough to stand a surfboard in and wide enough for some morning yoga stretches.
A good night’s sleep is key when spending your days outside in the sun and in the water. That’s why we provide all our surf camp guests with a single, high quality memory foam mattresses – no need to bring an inflatable mattress or camping mat! All our mattresses are allergy free, high density and super comfy. All you need to bring along on your surf trip are a pillow, sleeping bag or bedding.
If you’re going on surf holidays with your partner or friend and would like a private tent for just the two of you, you can upgrade to one of our Private Tents for two surf holiday guests here in our Oyambre surf camp during the booking process. Our Private Tent options are the same spacious 8-man tipi tents and come with our high quality mattresses, either as two singles or one double.
Our deluxe accommodation gets you that little bit of extra comfort when camping with raised wooden bed frames, an electricity socket and lighting during your surf holidays. Our deluxe option is for 2 surf camp guests with a choice of two single or one double mattress.
The North of Spain can get a little chilly at night. If you wish to travel light and still be nice and warm during at night, you can add our bedding option and get yourself a pillow, duvet, sheet and covers to stay nice and warm at night.
Yoga has swept surfers off their feet with most professional surfers practising yoga to help improve flexibility, core strength and surfing performance. After a long day surfing, yoga is a fantastic way to improve your flexibility and strengthen your body.
We have built a large covered yoga platform above our surf camp with views over the mountains. We run a weekly yoga schedule with two yoga sessions per day (except Saturdays). Our enthusiastic and professional yoga instructors make their sessions fun and accessible to ‘Yogis’ of all levels. Once a week, we go down to the beach for an evening yoga session at sunset.
Join our yoga sessions here in Oyambre and see the positive effects of yoga for yourself, your body and your surfing. Choose from 3, 5 or 10 yoga sessions per surf camp week. We provide exercise equipment during the sessions free of charge.
Every morning, we provide you with a breakfast buffet that includes teas, coffee, juices, milk and cereals, fresh bread, cakes, a variation of spreads and jams, cheese and cold meats as well as fresh fruit. At breakfast, our guests can also prepare their packed lunches consisting of sandwiches and salads for the day at the beach. Please bring a tupperware box and cutlery and help us reduce plastic and wrapping waste.
On 4 nights of your surf holiday week, our on-site chef prepares a fresh dinner for you that guests and team 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 during the booking process. Every Sunday, we invite you to join our traditional Wine & Cheese night where we sample some local wines and cheeses – one of our surf camp week highlights.
We have 3 ‘eat out’ nights per week where we encourage you to visit one of the local restaurants and try some traditional Spanish tapas and other local delicacies. There is a restaurant/bar on the campsite as well as a restaurant on the neighbouring caravan park. There are more bars and restaurants by the beach and in the nearby towns of Comillas and San Vicente de la Barquera. The campsite also has a little kiosk to stock up on sweet and savoury treats – opening times are ‘Spanish’ and vary from day to day.
Please note that we do not serve breakfasts on Saturdays due to early departures and late arrivals of many guests on change-over days. Thank you.
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.
With no age or ability limitations, 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.
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.
Spain’s oldest national park, the Picos de Europa, with its three impressive limestone massif is within driving distance and will certainly leave you speechless. Depending on the weather and our surf holiday guests’ likings, we arrange day trips for our surf camp to go to the Picos de Europa for a day out hiking, climbing and relaxing in the thermal springs!
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 and other close-by villages.
Every Saturday, we run three shuttle transfers from our Oyambre surf camp via Santander airport to Bilbao airport and back. This service is carried out by an external partner.
|Shuttle 1||Shuttle 2||Shuttle 3|
|Departs Oyambre Surf Camp||7:00||13:00||18:00|
|Arrival at Santander Airport||8:00||14:00||19:00|
|Arrival at Bilbao Airport||9:00||15:00||20:00|
|Shuttle 1||Shuttle 2||Shuttle 3|
Departs Bilbao Airport
|Departs Santander Airport||10:00||16:00||21:00|
|Arrival at Surf Camp||11:00||17:00||22:00|
We can offer shuttle transfers outside of the above times. Please get in contact with our office to check availability.
To ensure you have the best possible time when on surfing holidays with us in Oyambre we’ve put together this handy pack list of things we recommend you bring along to the surf camp.
Please remember to bring 30€ in cash for your tent deposit. You’ll get it back at the end of your surfing holidays.
Our Free Surfer surf package includes 7 nights accommodation in our standard tipi tent shared by 3 surf holiday guests. A single mattress is included. This surf package also includes 6 breakfast buffets (not Saturdays) and 4 dinners (SAT, MON, WED, FRI), a Wine & Cheese Evening (SUN, 9pm). Surf camp guests can use all surf camp equipment, such as balance boards, table tennis, beach games, free of charge. Available upgrades to the Free Surfer package are: Deluxe tent upgrade, surf equipment hire, yoga, transfers, bedding.
Our Surf Chill surf package has been the most popular holiday package in recent years. In addition to 7 nights accommodation in our standard tipi tents, a single mattress, 6 breakfast buffets (not Saturdays) and 4 dinners (SAT, MON, WED, FRI), Wine & Cheese Evening (SUN, 9pm) and free use of all surf camp equipment, this package also includes 12 hrs of surf lessons incl. one surf theory session and use of surfboard, leash & wetsuit during surf lesson time. Available upgrades to the Surf Chill surf package are: Deluxe tent upgrade, surf lesson upgrade, surf equipment hire, yoga, transfers, bedding.
Our Surf Deluxe surf package is the same as our Surf Chill package with an addition of 5 yoga sessions (1 hr per session) incl. of all yoga equipment. Available upgrades to the Surf Deluxe surf package are: Deluxe tipi upgrade, surf lesson upgrade, surf equipment hire, more yoga, transfers, bedding.
|Surf Camp Package||
|Private Tent for 2||35€ low+mid / 50€ high season|
|Surf Lesson Upgrade||49€|
|Surf Equipment Hire with Surf Lessons||35€|
|Surf Equipment Hire without Surf Lessons||45€|
|3 Yoga Session||30€|
|3 Yoga Session with Surf Deluxe Package||15€|
|5 Yoga Session||50€|
|5 Yoga Session with Surf Deluxe Package||20€|
|10 Yoga Session||75€|
|Shuttle Transfers Saturdays||Person, one-way|
|Torrelavega Bus Station||15€|
|Transfers outside of Shuttle times||Car, one-way|
|Torrelavega Bus Station||50€|
Our Star Surf Camps office team is based in Plymouth, England and speaks English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. If you have questions about one of our surf holiday destinations or surf camp packages, you can pick up the phone to call us on +44 (0) 2081 335337 or WhatsApp us on +44 (0) 7803 270961, send us a message on our live chat, Facebook messenger or email on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our surfing holiday season in surf camp in Oyambre runs from 13.06 - 19.09.2020.
Mid season in our Oyambre Surf Camp is between 27.06 - 25.07.2020 and 29.08 - 05.09.2020.
High season in our Oyambre Surf Camp is between 27.07 - 29.08.2020.
The surf camp is right for you if you want to have an active surfing holiday, try out different sports and, afterwards, relax in a peaceful surrounding. Our surf camp packages include surf lessons and Stand Up Paddle lessons, additionally we have beach cruisers, practise yoga, play beach volleyball and more. The surf camp generally has a very cosy and relaxed atmosphere with a yoga deck, sun loungers and hammocks.
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.
Of course! Should you forget your bedding or sleeping bag or just generally don't want to worry about carrying it all, don't worry! We provide you with a memory foam mattress and you can also borrow bedding for just 25€ per surf holiday week.
Star Surf Camps are the leading international surf holiday company. In our surf camps, we don't just introduce our surf holiday guests to the sport and lifestyle of surfing, but provide multinational and multicultural spaces for people from different nationalities, background and cultures to get together. All our surf camp staff speak English and Spanish, are DBS checked and have experience in working with young adults.
At Star Surf Camps, we are renowned for our fun and enthusiastic approach to teaching surfing. We only use quality equipment and work with professional surf instructors. Outside the water, we provide age-appropriate entertainment in a safe environment. We provide high quality accommodation and facilities as well as a varied and healthy diet.
Of course! We have vegetarian and vegan options available upon request. And if you have any allergies or other dietary requirements, please just let us know during the booking process. Thanks!
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.