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.
Mid Season: 229€
per person/ week
High Season: 329€
Mid Season: 299€
High Season: 419€
Mid Season: 389€
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.
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 5x 2 hours surfing the gentle waves of Playa de Oyambre, the beach just outside the surf camp, as well as 2 hours of surf theory 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.
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 2 hours 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.
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 ‘foamie’ surfboards, not hard surfboards. If you’re an intermediate to advanced surfer, we recommend you bring your own equipment.
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.
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.
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 Bell Tents for 2 surf holiday guests here in our Oyambre surf camp during the booking process. Our Private Bell 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 Bell Tents Comfort Upgrade gets you that little bit of extra comfort when camping with raised wooden bed frames, an electricity socket and lighting during your Moliets surf holidays. This 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 at night, you can add our bedding option and get yourself a pillow, duvet, sheet and covers to stay nice and warm at night.
Star Surf Camps are turning 10 this summer. We’re celebrating our 10-year anniversary by bringing back a classic: our Back2Basics camping option.
Our Back2Basic tents are large two-room tents with a separate sleeping and living compartment. Designed to sleep 4 people, you’re sharing our Back2Basic tent with a maximum of 2 other surf camp guests. These two-room tents are roughly 10 sqm in size and 1.9m in height. They have mesh windows in both compartments for better ventilation and to limit condensation, plus a mesh/ mosquito net on the tent door.
Our Back2Basic tents are a great option for everyone on a budget. A one-week surf holiday to Oyambre – incl. food, use of all surf camp facilities and accommodation in a Back2Basic tent for 3 people – starts from just 199€ per person. Get yourself a private Back2Basic tent (single occupancy) from only 279€ per surf camp week.
We have pitched our Back2Basic tents just a short walk across the campsite from our main surf camp. With food included, all you need to bring is a sleeping mat and sleeping bag.
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.
Every morning between 9:00 and 11:00, 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 surf camp guests can also prepare their packed lunches, 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 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.
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. 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 2020 surf camp season in Oyambre runs from 13.06. – 19.09.2020, arrival and departure days 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.
|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.
Our reception is open for check-ins from 15:00 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 15:00 o’clock, you can leave your luggage with us in the surf camp and explore the area.
Our Back2Basics surf package includes 7 nights of accommodation in our two-room tents shared by 3 surf holiday guests. 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 and campsite facilities free of charge. Available upgrades to the Back2Basics package are: Upgrade to twin or private tent occupancy, 12 hrs surf course, 16 hrs surf course, surf equipment hire, yoga, transfers, mattress and bedding (private and twin occupancy only).
Our Free Surfer surf package includes 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 Saturdays) 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 upgrades to the Free Surfer package are: Tipi tent upgrades, 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 of accommodation in our bell 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 and campsite facilities, 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: Tipi tent upgrades, 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 (75 minutes per session) incl. of all yoga equipment. Available upgrades to the Surf Deluxe surf package are: Tipi tent upgrades, surf lesson upgrade, surf equipment hire, more yoga, transfers, bedding.
Back 2 Basics
All prices per person and triple occupancy.
|Back2Basics Upgrades||Per person/ week|
|Twin Occupancy||30 €|
|Private Occupancy||70 €|
|Mattress & Bedding Combo||55 €|
|Free Surfer/ SurfChill/ Surf Deluxe Upgrades||Per person/ week|
|Standard Tipi||35 € low+mid / 50 € high season|
|Comfort Tipi (with electricity)||70 € low+mid / 100 € high season|
|Deluxe Tipi (with electricity & mountain views)||100 € low+mid / 130 € high season|
|Surfing Upgrades||Per person/ week|
|Surf Lesson Upgrade||49 €|
|12 hrs Surf Course||100 €|
|16 hrs Surf Course||149 €|
|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 €|
|Santander Airport||25 €|
|Bilbao Airport||45 €|
|Transfers outside of Shuttle times||Car, one-way|
|Torrelavega Bus Station||50 €|
|Santander Airport||80 €|
|Bilbao Airport||180 €|
No, not at all! We teach you everything you need to know. No prior surf knowledge is necessary.
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.
Arrival and departure days are Saturdays. The surf camp is a 50-minute drive from Santander Airport and a 1.45hr drive from Bilbao Airport.
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. The surf camp generally has a very cosy and relaxed atmosphere with a yoga deck, shaded chill area 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 provide all Yoga equipment free for you to use during lessons.
There are many ways to get to our surf camp in Oyambre. Many 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.
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.
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.
Yes, we do. 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. 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.