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6 Days Yoga and Surf Camp in Carballo, Galicia, Spain

  • Artsurfcamp, Rúa da Praia Paseo, 14, 15107 Razo, Carballo, A Coruña, Galicia, Spain

Spain Surf Camp and Yoga Holidays

Come and surf some awesome waves on this summer surf and yoga camp in Razo, northern Spain! It doesn't matter if you're a beginner who's never even picked up a board, or you're a surfing expert who just wants to improve some skills or practice your moves. Expert instructors are all eager to share their love and extensive knowledge of this thrilling sport with you. With fantastic tuition, sizzling Spanish sun, and great sports, you’ll surely take home with you loads of exciting new skills.

Highlights

  • Daily intensive surf lessons
  • Evening yoga sessions for surfers
  • A variety of afternoon leisure activities
  • Friendly, helpful, and passionate instructors
  • Exploring Galicia and its uncrowded waves
  • Discovering new friendships and skills
  • 3 daily delicious and healthy meals
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 6 days with instruction
  • Spanish, English
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The surf camp's hotel-hostel has two floors with windows for you to enjoy the spectacular views of the beach, and fitted wardrobes where you can store your stuff while you're out surfing. The first floor has shared bedrooms of four to six people, with bunk beds and separate shower and toilet areas. The second floor has shared bedrooms for four people with en suite bathrooms.

The hotel-hostel has license from the Autonomous Community of Galicia, and it belongs to the International Network of Youth Hostels. The total capacity is for 86 people, with a floor space of 2,200 square meters. The ArtBar is a fantastic restaurant-bar where you can enjoy anything from a cup of coffee or a drink, to a lunch or dinner of your choice according to the menu. Furthermore, you can relax after a day of surfing or watch the waves before starting from the stunning sun terrace.

In the 80 square meters audiovisual room, there are complementary lessons such as video correction, wave formation, or workshops that will help you improve your skills and knowledge. You can also challenge your friends to a game of table tennis.

The chill-out area is the perfect place to relax on the hammocks or in the garden area. There is also a mini ramp, a three-sided football field, and a volleyball court. At the surf school, you will have the best surfing equipment in order to ride Razo’s waves like surfboards, wetsuits, and more.

Surf lessons and yoga

You’ll have a two-hour surf lesson everyday for six days, plus two hours of free surfing in the afternoon daily with supervision from the instructors. You’ll be in a group of six people or less so that the instructor can give you personalized attention and feedback. Classes are suitable for all surf skill levels. More advanced surfers will be allowed to surf in more challenging surf spots, while still under the expert eye of the instructors who ready with excellent tips and advice if needed.

Your instructors are all fully qualified and have many years of experience teaching surfing and practicing the sport themselves. They have local knowledge so will be able to take you to the best surfing spot based on the weather conditions and your level. They have been chosen because of their love of surfing and their excellent teaching skills. You can be sure that they are the best people to learn from. You will do some surf trips around Costa da Morte to look for the best waves.

Your surf lessons will be videoed so that you can watch them back with the instructor and pinpoint exactly how to improve your technique. You will be provided with all the top quality equipment you'll need. The instructor will help you pick out the best board for you based on your size and experience. As part of the additional activities and offerings during the afternoons and evenings, retreat participants are welcome to practice yoga classes especially suited for surfers.

Coverage of typical beginner’s lessons

  • Elementary water safety
  • Understanding your surfboard, where to find the rails, the nose, the stringer, and the sweet spot
  • Theory lessons on types of breaks, surf board design, surf forecast, equipment, and history
  • How to control the board in the water
  • Where and how to position yourself to catch a wave
  • How to clear the breaking zone and deal with white water
  • Line up positioning
  • How to paddle to catch the waves
  • How to balance standing and lying on the board
  • How to stand on your board beginning with a knees-to-standing action to mastering a pop-up
  • How to catch green waves, or the wave just before it breaks
  • Alejandro

    Alejandro is the instructors' coordinator at ArtSurfCamp and he works with the team to develop methodology and adapt parallel activities to the world of surfing. Each day, he supervises the evolution of surf classes from the shore so that campers are comfortable and safe in the water. He is also in charge of performing wave prediction and video correction workshops for the initiation and intermediate levels. He is curious and open to more exotic destinations through hobbies such as surfing, snowboarding, capoeira, and exploring culture. His surf journey began in Spain, France, and Portugal.

This retreat will take place at ArtSurfCamp. It is located in Razo beach, in northwestern Spain and above Portugal. It is the perfect coastal town to catch some waves all year long. Razo is a seven-kilometer sandy beach that belongs to the municipality of Carballo, a beautiful area in the province of A Coruña on the Atlantic coast of Spain. Razo is considered as one of the best surf spots in Spain and throughout the Atlantic coast of Europe. You shouldn't miss the chance to surf in this paradise.

Just 50 kilometers from Razo, you'll find Santiago de Compostela, an amazing and historic city famous for St. James' Way, amazing food, and nightlife. Even closer to Razo, you'll find A Coruña which is one of the most important cities in northern Spain.

Nearby places

  • A Coruña Airport (LCG) - 40 minutes
  • Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ) - 60 minutes
  • Santiago de Compostela city, 50 kilometers
Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Pilates
  • Rock climbing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Shopping
  • Surfing
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball court
General
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Night club
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Board rental
  • Conference room
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access
  • Medical assistance
  • Meeting room
  • Room cleaning
  • Toiletries
  • Wireless internet

Each day, you will have a filling breakfast to fuel your surfing day, and your lunches and dinners will always be two-course meals. All the meals will be top-quality, homemade Spanish food.

The surf club offers a variety of great activities each evening including yoga, urban surfing, bumper balls, stretching, tarp surfing, capoeira, beach volleyball, ping pong, longskate, slackline, barbecues, jam sessions, relax on the beach, or chilling out in the bar or in the garden. This trip is also ideal for solo travelers who want to learn new skills and make new friends. With accommodation in a sociable surf club, and group classes and mealtimes, you’re sure to make new friends in no time.

You are also welcome to discover Costa da Morte, which means the coast of death. It is a magical coast directly exposed to the Atlantic Ocean. The shore got its name from the many shipwrecks along its betraying jagged shoreline. You can also leisurely enjoy the stunning sunset views of Razo beach, and try out the amazing hiking trails around the natural protected area of Baldaio.

  • 5 nights accommodation
  • 3 delicious Spanish meals daily
  • 2 hours of morning surf lessons for six days
  • Accident insurance (replacement cost)
  • Afternoon and evening surf club sports, games, and activities
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily evening surfer's yoga sessions
  • DVD copy of photos and videos during your stay
  • Expert supervision from professional surfing monitor
  • Surfboards and wet suits for the whole stay
  • Surf trips around Costa da Morte
  • Airfare costs
  • Personal expenses

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at A Coruña Airport (LCG) or Santiago de Compostela Airport (SCQ). Transfer from and to these airports is included. ArtSurfCamp will pick you up from these airports.

Both of these international airports offer good and cheap connecting flights with European cities like London, Zurich, Frankfurt, Geneva, and Milan, and also with the main Spanish cities like Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Seville.

You can also take a bus or train to the city of A Coruna, and then ArtSurfCamp will pick you up from the respective stations.

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.