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 our surf camp’s 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. We’re open 24th June to 16th September in 2023.
High Season: 369€
Mid Season: 319€
High Season: 489€
Mid Season: 429€
High Season: 529€
Mid Season: 469€
per person/ week
Free Surfer Holiday Package
Our Free Surfer surf holiday package includes 8 days/ 7 nights of accommodation in our bell tents shared by 3 surf holiday guests. A single mattress is included. This surf package also includes 6 breakfast buffets (not Sat) and 4 dinners (Sat, Mon, Wed, Fri), a Wine & Cheese Evening (Sun, 9pm). Surf camp guests can use all surf camp and campsite facilities free of charge.
Available add-ons to the Free Surfer package are: Upgrade to twin or private tent occupancy, upgrade to tipi tent accommodation, 6 or 8 session surf course, surf equipment hire, 3/5/10 yoga sessions, transfers, bedding.
Surf Chill Holiday Package
Our Surf Chill surf holiday package has been the most popular holiday package in recent years. In addition to 8 days/ 7 nights of accommodation in our bell tents, a single mattress, 6 breakfast buffets (not Sat) and 4 dinners (Sat, Mon, Wed, Fri), a Wine & Cheese Evening (Sun, 9pm) and free use of all surf camp and campsite facilities, this package also includes a 6 session surf course (5x surf lesson + 1x surf theory, 90 mins each, use of surf equipment during surf lesson time).
Available add-ons to the Surf Chill package are: Upgrade to twin or private tent occupancy, upgrade to tipi tent accommodation, surf lesson upgrade, surf equipment hire, 3/5/10 yoga sessions, transfers, bedding.
Surf Deluxe Holiday Package
Our Surf Deluxe surf holiday package is the same as our Surf Chill package with an addition of 5x yoga sessions (75 minutes per session) incl. the use of all yoga equipment.
Available add-ons to the Surf Deluxe package are: Upgrade to twin or private tent occupancy, upgrade to tipi tent accommodation, surf lesson upgrade, surf equipment hire, 3/5 yoga sessions, transfers, bedding.
Surf camp starts every Saturday:
|24th June 2023||259€||379€||419€|
|1st July 2023||319€||429€||469€|
|8th July 2023||319€||429€||469€|
|15th July 2023||319€||429€||469€|
|24th July 2023||369€||489€||529€|
|29th July 2023||369€||489€||529€|
|5th August 2023||369€||489€||529€|
|12th August 2023||369€||489€||529€|
|19th August 2023||369€||489€||529€|
|26th August 2023||319€||429€||469€|
|2nd September 2023||319€||429€||469€|
|9th September 2023||259€||379€||419€|
Per person/ week
|Private Bell Tent for 2||70 €|
|Private Bell Tent for 1||140 €|
|Private Tipi Tent for 2||90 €|
|Private Tipi Tent for 1||170 €|
Per person/ week
|Surf Lesson Upgrade (2x practical session à 90 minutes)||59 €|
|6 Session Surf Course Beginner & Improver (5x practical + 1x theory session à 90 minutes)||150 €|
|6 Session Surf Course Intermediate (5x practical + 1x theory session à 90 minutes)||180 €|
|8 Session Surf Course Beginner & Improver (5x practical + 1x theory session à 90 minutes)||199 €|
|8 Session Surf Course Intermediate (5x practical + 1x theory session à 90 minutes)||229 €|
|Surfboard Hire||65 €|
|Wetsuit Hire||20 €|
|Surfboard & Wetsuit Hire Combo||75 €|
|3 Yoga Session||35 €|
|3 Yoga Session with Surf Deluxe Package||15 €|
|5 Yoga Session||55 €|
|5 Yoga Session with Surf Deluxe Package||20 €|
|10 Yoga Session||80 €|
Shuttle Transfers Saturdays
|Torrelavega Bus Station||15 €|
|Santander Airport||25 €|
|Bilbao Airport||45 €|
Transfers outside of Shuttle times
|Torrelavega Bus Station||50 €|
|Santander Airport||80 €|
|Bilbao Airport||180 €|
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 2000 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 holidaymakers. 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, hammocks, a surfboard and wetsuit storage area as well as a large yoga deck that overlooks the mountains.
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 a 6 session surf course. It includes 5 sessions of surfing (90 minutes each) the gentle waves of Playa de Oyambre, the beach just outside the surf camp, as well 1 sessions of surf theory (also 90 minutes) in the surf camp, teaching you about water safety, rip currents and the intricacies of Spanish beach breaks.
During your weeks’ surf course, our surf instructors teach you the essentials of surfing. These include a safety introduction to wave and beach awareness, how to paddle into waves, catching waves, standing up and controlling your surfboard. We use soft surfboards, called ‘foamies’. Their soft foam construction means these surfboards are incredibly buoyant, enabling beginners to catch waves easily. Their dimensions ensure that they are very stable in the water, making it much easier for surf beginners to stand up.
All our surf instructors are qualified, fully licensed in the country they teach surfing in and also have a lifeguarding qualification. They have a good understanding of the wave conditions and local surf spots and are always ready to lend you a helping hand. The maximum group size for our surf lessons is eight surfers per one instructors plus one surf assistant if required. All use of surf equipment, surfboard, leash and wetsuit, is included during surf lessons time.
Your surf lessons start on Sundays. On your first day, all surfers meet at the surf tent in the morning for an introduction and wetsuit allocation. We divide all surfers into beginner and intermediate groups. Your surf lesson times are displayed on our notice board at reception.
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.
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.
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
If you’d like to spend more time surfing when on surf holidays with us in Oyambre, you can add our Surf Lesson Upgrade during the booking process. Our Surf Lesson Upgrade includes 2x 90 minutes of additional surf lessons in the water with our surf team. If the conditions are right, we schedule at least one of these sessions at sunrise or sunset. Suited to 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.
You have 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 ‘foamie’ surfboards, not hard surfboards. If you’re an intermediate to advanced surfer, we recommend you bring your own equipment.
All our surf camp packages in Oyambre include accommodation in one of our large bell tents. Designed to sleep up to 8 people, you will be sharing a bell tent with a maximum of 2 others surf camp guests.
All our bell tents have a centre pole, an interior mesh zip curtain behind the door curtains and come with mesh windows at the base for better ventilation. Our bell 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 mattress – 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.
Our private bell tents for 2 here in our surf camp in Oyambre get you that little bit of extra comfort when surf camping with us. With raised wooden bed frames, an electricity socket and lighting, you’re spending your surf holidays in Spain in a comfortable tent with more space, more comfort and a place to charge your mobile devices. Our private bell tents for 2 come with a choice of two single (friends) or one double (couples) mattress.
If you’re joining us on your own and you would like your own private tent, then that’s no problem with our private bell tent for 1 option. You are staying in one of our spacious 8-man bell tents on a high-quality double mattress juts yourself. Our private bell tents for 1 are also equipped with a wooden bed frame, an electricity socket and lighting.
The North of Spain can get a little chilly at night. If you wish to travel light and still be nice and warm at night, you can add our bedding option and get yourself a pillow, duvet, sheet and covers to stay nice and warm at night.
New additions to our Oyambre surf camp are our new tipi tents. Each tipi and decking are custom-fitted with an overlap that wraps over and around the wooden flooring for a snug fit at the base to ensure rain stays out and you dry inside. There are power inlets at the back for all your electronic devices, plus mesh pocket pouches by the bed to store your valuables. With a 3 metre head height and heavy duty netting, the tipis offer great style, bug protection and a cool breeze.
Our tipis can be set up as twins with two single beds for you and a friend or for couples with one double bed. For added privacy and comfort, each tent has a private porch decking area and plenty of space underneath it to store your surf equipment. And just as with our bell tents, our tipis come with the same high-quality memory foam mattress that is allergy-free, high in density and super comfy. All you need to bring are a pillow, sleeping bag or bedding.
If you’re joining us on your own on this surf holiday and don’t want to compromise on comfort, then you can book our tipi tent for 1 option to stay in one of our spacious tipi tents incl. a high-quality double mattress.
If you wish to travel light and not carry any sleeping bag or bedding, we offer a weekly bedding rental which you can add during the booking process.
Every morning between 9:00 and 11:00, we start the day 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 surf camp guests can also prepare their packed lunches, sandwiches and salads, for the day at the beach.
COVID-UPDATE: if government guidelines do not allow for a buffet-style service, we will provide a preorder breakfast and lunch service.
Please bring a tupperware box and cutlery and help us reduce plastic and wrapping waste.
On 4 nights of your surf holiday week at around 19:00, 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.
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 (not 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.
We’ll start your surf camp week in Oyambre with a Welcome Evening. After dinner, our surf camp team staff will introduce themselves and give you a short introduction to the surf camp and your surf holiday week ahead. Afterwards we’ll serve you some well-deserved welcome Sangrias and you get to meet your fellow surf campers over games.
On your second evening after a dinner away from the surf camp, we all come together for our traditional Wine & Cheese night. Sample some local wines and cheeses in good company with music, it doesn’t get better than this.
On Monday evenings after dinner in the surf camp we all head out to one of our favourite spots, a restaurant/bar on the cliff tops overlooking the sea – the perfect place to enjoy some drinks and watch the sunset. If it’s a cloudy evening, we get our guitars and instruments out for a jam session in the surf camp. A shout out to all musicians and singers among our surf camp guests: bring your instruments, we’d love to hear you play and jam with us!
Every Tuesday, we organise a trip to Bilbao. You can find more information on this day trip away from the surf camp in our “Activity”-section. All guests staying behind can join us in our outdoor cinema for a surf movie night with popcorn.
After dinner on Wednesdays, we get together for some drinks in the surf camp and you get to test your trivia knowledge during our Pub Quiz which is always great fun. Everyone who fancies a boogie and night out afterward can come along to ‘Fiesta Fiesta’, Comillas’ liveliest bar.
On Thursday evenings, we challenge our surf camp guests to take on our team: show us your ping pong skills in our surf camp tournament or games at the beach.
We celebrate your last night in the surf camp with our surf award ceremony. After dinner, our surf team give out the week’s highly desired “Best Wave” and “Best Wipeout” award. We see out the night with music and drinks.
Although there’s plenty going on in the surf camp, we want to make sure you’ll also get time to yourself to relax and unwind. We’ve got hammocks dotted around the surf camp and a shaded chill area with cushions to relax in. Water, tees and coffees are available on the main deck throughout the day.
Join us on one of our SUP trips and discover the North of Spain from the water. During peak season, we organise daily trips for 3 – 4 guests. We leave the surf camp after your surf lessons and take you to one of our favourite lagoons. From there we grab our SUP boards and explore the coast and its caves for a few hours. With no age or ability limitations, SUPing is a great way to spend an afternoon away from the surf camp!
Our surf camp is located only 5 km from the pretty little Spanish town of Comillas. With a pretty harbour, a villa designed by Antoni Gaudí and lots of traditional Cantabrian architecture to see, we recommend you come here for some tapas y tinto de verano.
Once a week, we organise a shuttle bus to take our surf camp guests to see Bilbao, the secret capital of the Basque Country. The city is one of the most beautiful in the North of Spain and a visit to the Guggenheim is definitely worth your while. Plus the city’s old town is riddled with pintxos bars, great for an evening out!
Spain’s oldest national park, 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 can arrange day trips for our surf camp to go to the Picos de Europa for a day out hiking, climbing or relaxing in the thermal springs.
The golfers among you might fancy a chip on the nine-hole golf course right outside our surf camp overlooking the Cantabria’s coastline. The coastal town of San Vicente de la Barquera is 6 km from the surf camp and has lots of shops, restaurants and a lovely little harbour for you to explore.
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 reception is open for check-ins from 16:00 o’clock on Saturdays. At check-in, you receive a warm welcome, a Star Surf Camps wristband and a tour of the surf camp and campsite. One of our team will show you to your tent. On arrival, we also collect a 30 € tent deposit in cash which you’ll get back at checkout. If you’re arriving before 16:00 o’clock, you can leave your luggage with us in the surf camp and explore the area.
Arrival and departure days in the surf camp are Saturdays. The surf camp is a 50-minute drive from Santander Airport and a 1.45hr drive from Bilbao Airport. We offer three shuttle services on Saturdays. If you’re travelling from the UK, there’s a ferry service both from Plymouth and Portsmouth to Santander ferry port.
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.
Surf Camp Oyambre ⇒ Santander Airport ⇒ Bilbao Airport
|Shuttle 1||Shuttle 2||Shuttle 3|
Departs Oyambre Surf Camp
|Arrival Santander Airport||8:00||14:00||19:00|
|Arrival Bilbao Airport||9:00||15:00||20:00|
Bilbao Airport ⇒ Santander Airport ⇒ Surf Camp Oyambre
|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 arrange airport transfers outside of the above times. To check availability, please get in contact with our office.
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No, not at all! We teach you everything you need to know. No prior surf knowledge is necessary.
No. Our most popular holiday packages here in Oyambre, the SURF CHILL and SURF DELUXE, include the use of all surf equipment (wetsuit, leash & surfboard) during your surf lessons.
Outside of lesson time, we offer surf equipment rental (wetsuit, leash & surfboard) for the duration of your surf holiday week. We have a good range of beginner foam surfboards in the surf camp.
If you’re an intermediate to advanced surfer and are used to surfing hard boards, we recommend you bring your own equipment.
The surf camp is right for you if you want to have an active surf holiday, spend lots of time outdoors and on the beach, try Yoga and SUP in the dat and in the evening relax in a peaceful surrounding. The surf camp generally has a very cosy and relaxed atmosphere with guests of all ages and from all corners of Europe.
The rules for travelling in European countries changed on 1 January 2021:
UK passport holders can travel to 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 Spain.
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 provide all Yoga equipment free for you to use during lessons.
It absolutely is! The mix of multicultural and multilingual guests and staff combined with a laid back atmosphere makes our surf camp the ideal place to feel at home and get to know people. We get lots of comments about our positive surf camp vibes and we have seen many guests make friends for life at our surf camps. So, if you can't convince your friends to join, don't worry, you’ll make plenty of new ones at surf camp!
There are many ways to get to our surf camp in Oyambre. Many budget airlines across Europe fly to Santander or Bilbao from where we can arrange a shuttle. If you're coming from the UK, you can 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, if you're planning on travelling light, you can rent bedding for the duration on your surf holidays. You can add our bedding option during the booking process.
Yes, we can. 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. Thank you.
Yes, it is. The Oyambre area is a great place to visit with a family. There's lots to do outdoors and keep the little ones busy. Our surf camp activities are suited to all ages of travellers. Children 8 years and older can take part in our surf lessons.
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.