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8 Days Surf and Yoga Holidays in Spain

  • Oceano Surf Camp Conil de la Frontera Spain

Overview

Surf and Yoga Holiday in Spain

Surfing and yoga are the best combination for a holiday experience. Join the surf and yoga holidays camp to experience an unforgettable surf experience in a beautiful part of Spain.

Highlights

  • Guided Tapas route
  • Morning surfing lessons
  • Beautiful settings to practice surfing
  • Evening Ashtanga/ Mysore yoga sessions / Hatha yoga sessions
  • Amazing beaches to practice beach yoga
  • Many other activities available
  • 7 nights accommodation

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 10.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English, Spanish
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The apartment accommodation in Conil de la Frontera enjoys a fantastic location in a quiet urban neighbourhood of the beach side town of Conil de la Frontera. There are two brand new self catered apartments that are clean, comfortable and have a superb beach access by foot.

The apartments have fully equipped kitchens, spacious living rooms, sunny patios and clean, comfortable bedrooms. The apartments are ideally suited for you to make the best of Conil de la Frontera and the surrounding area.

The surf yoga holidays have been designed with those people in mind who wish to disconnect from their everyday routine and chill out in a wonderfully relaxing environment, completely in touch with nature whilst taking part in daily Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga sessions and surfing lessons. Your morning surfing lessons are the perfect way to connect you with the ocean in a safe and professional teaching environment.

Every morning starts with a two-hour surfing lesson on the beaches of Conil de la Frontera. After your surfing lessons you can lie out and relax on the beaches during the afternoons. Your morning surfing lessons include yoga for surfing combined with the surfing lessons. The afternoon evening it is time to go to the yoga studio where we hold our Ashtanga / Mysore yoga lessons. The lessons are available for all levels and fitness abilities, as the yoga teacher will adapt the yoga sessions to you.

Schedule:

Day 1

On arrival in Conil de la Frontera you will meet at either the town center bus stop or the Cruce de Conil bus stop (which is 2kms outside the town center). From here you will be taken back to your accommodation to check in. Check in time to your accommodation is from the hours of 15:00 until 23:00. Once you have checked in, you will be briefed on the timings and locations of the weeks surfing lessons, and all other available activities during the week. Locations of all-important landmarks and all questions will be answered.

Day 2

After a typical Andalusian breakfast, at one of the many bars surrounding the accommodation, make your way down to the designated surf beach where the morning surfing lessons will be held.

After signing the booking form, size up for a wetsuit and then yoga for surfing. Once down the beach you will have a detailed introduction into safety and your equipment.

You will learn prone position and how to catch the waves in prone position. You will wade out into waist depth water (where your feet can touch the ground at all times) and catch waves into the beach lying down in a prone position.

Once you can do this, then come out of the water and you will learn three different techniques on how to stand up.

You will then finish the lesson off with catching the waves in prone then trying to stand up in the white water.

After that, there will be a break for lunch. There will be free surf sessions back in the afternoon without your surfing instructor.

In the evening at 19:00, we make our way to the yoga studio for a yoga session. The yoga session on Monday is Mysore. This is Astanga yoga for beginners or advanced. The session is adapted to the level of the student. There is a choice with either the Astanga yoga session or Hatha yoga session.

Day 3

  • After breakfast, we then head down to the beach for lessons.
  • Lessons include:
  • Yoga for surfing.
  • Learn how to paddle.
  • Learn your pop-up choice and practice on beach with feedback from instructor.
  • Stance refinement.
  • How to dismount from the surfboard.
  • In the afternoon, there are free surfing sessions. The evening at 19:00 we make our way to the yoga studio for a yoga session.

Day 4

After breakfast, we then head down to the beach for surfing lessons.

Surfing lessons includes:

Yoga for surfing.

Catching waves out of depth (depending on the surf conditions).

Techniques to get you out through the whitewater paddling for and catching green waves.

Taking the drop.

After the surfing lessons we will go for a guided route for a tapas lunch. In the afternoon, we then take off and go for a guided bike ride around the coastal paths of Conil de la Frontera. Depending on the weather conditions and on the group this can be moved around and fitted in on other days.

Day 5

  • After breakfast, we then head down to the beach. There will be yoga for surfing lessons.
  • Lessons include:
  • Theory on surf etiquette, rules and regulations.
  • Play out realistic scenarios on the beach.
  • Take off front side backside.
  • Introduction to trimming the board in green waves.
  • Introduction to the bottom turn.
  • After an afternoon free surf practice session, we head to our yoga studio in Conil de la Frontera for a 90 minutes long evening lesson of Ashtanga Mysore yoga.

Day 6

After breakfast, we then head down to the beach. There will be yoga for surfing lessons.

Lessons include:

Introduction to Ocean Safety and beach life guarding techniques.

Explanation of beach environment, surfboard rescues etc.

Understanding surf and weather conditions and how they affect your surf experience.

Free surfing with Instructor feedback during the lesson.

After an afternoon free surf practice session, we head to our Yoga Studio in Conil de la Frontera for a 90 minutes long evening lesson of Ashtanga yoga guided session. The evening yoga starts at 20:00.

Day 7

This is your last day and time to explore the local area. We can arrange a number of activities, or we can arrange a guided tour of Cadiz with Tapas route etc. (Not available during the last week of June, July, August and the first week in September)

Day 8

This is your last day and check out from the surf camp accommodation is at 12:00.

Our Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga sessions take place in our specially prepared studio in Conil de la Frontera. Here you can enjoy several different activities such as, Pilates, oriental dance, Chi Kung and meditation. The primary focus is on the Ashtanga yoga sessions, however you can choose to participate in all the classes that are available at the time of your holiday.

  • Andrew Bottomley

    Oceano Surf's head surfing instructor, Andy Bottomley has been teaching surfing for the past 10 years and his lessons are second to none. Andy had adapted a technique to coach absolute beginner surfers to get to their feet on the very first day of surf school.

The surf and holidays camp is located in Spain are based in the charming seaside village of Conil de la Frontera. Conil has a winter / spring local population of around 25,000 inhabitants which numbers swell in the tourist high season. In turn, Conil is host to a thriving community of local markets selling local produce as well as a few large supermarkets that stock everything that you might need for the duration of your holiday.

Activities
  • Activities
  • Pilates
  • Shopping nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming nearby
General
  • General
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Beach nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Yoga studio
Services
  • Services
  • Shop nearby

The food in Andalusia is absolutely excellent. You will eat locally produced ingredients that are seasonal. Your guides will give you the best advice on places to eat and shops to buy your local ingredients.

There are many local products in the local area that are exclusive to this region of Spain. Also the shopping in the bigger cities offers wide ranges of clothes / shoes / souvenirs etc.

A five-minute walk down the hill from the apartments is the Conil de la Frontera town beaches, which are both immense and beautiful.

In the Conil part of the Costa de la Luz beaches you can find restaurants such as Casa Fransico de la Fontanilla. This is a lovely restaurant that encroaches onto the white sands of the Atlantic beach.

Optional tours

  • Coastal bike riding route
  • Horse riding routes
  • Guided walking tours of Cadiz
  • 7 nights shared accommodation Conil de la Frontera
  • 5 surfing lessons (English speaking).
  • 4 Ashtanga / Mysore or Hatha yoga sessions
  • Surfboards and wetsuits for duration of your surfing lessons.
  • Yoga for surfing integrated into your surfing lessons.
  • Tapas route guide of Conil de la Frontera.
  • Local area guides.

Arrival by airplane

There are four major international airports within easy reach of our Surf Camp resort town of Conil de la Frontera. The airports in order of proximity are as follows:

Jerez de la Frontera (XRY)

Seville (SVQ)

Gibraltar (GIB)

Malaga (AGP)

The public transport infrastructure is very good here in Andalusia therefore getting from the airport to Conil de la Frontera should be quite easy.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Oceano Surf an inquiry.
  • Review by Chantal E

    "We we're looking for a surf camp, that offered short stays and due to the great reviews on tripadvisor, booked our holiday with Oceano Surf. Andy and his family are wonderful hosts. The holiday started before it had actually started. Andy contacted us on WhatsApp, to ask about our arrival time and help us with any questions. He met us for check-in at the appartement, which is basic and in our opinion absolutely fine, since we were out and about pretty much all day. Andy and his family invited us to meet up for dinner, which we thought was really kind and helpful in getting to know Conil. Our surf lessons started at 10:30 am, allowing us to sleep in. Andy adapted to each of us individually, which I imagine is quite the challenge, because my boyfriend and I have very different levels of physical fitness and skill. We both enjoyed surfing lots. We could both catch waves and stand up by the end of the lessons. Also, we actually understood what we were doing. In the afternoons we hopped from café, to restaurant, to bar, trying different Tapas for lunch and continued until dinner, late in the evening with some more surfing inbetween. Conil has lots of great food to offer. It is a beautiful little city, with an incredible beach and waves. We definitley recommend Oceano Surf and hope to come back soon, next time for a whole week of surf fun and tapas. Thank You Andy & Rosalia"

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  • Review by Fern Percival from Essex, UK

    "Andy is a superb coach, very patient especially with complete beginners like me who are utterly useless and no sense of balance! "

    "We warmed up with some great basic yoga, then a good safety briefing and some instruction before carrying the equivalent of a door each into the sea."

    "The rush of catching that first wave is exhilarating and the team are all qualified to help if you get into trouble."

    "It was an awesome couple of days and I will certainly be going back for more! "

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  • Review by Catherine W

    "I did a week's surfing course last October with Oceano Surf and loved every minute. It was a really nice mix of ages and the teaching was excellent. The teachers were all very good and patient. Conil is a lovely place to spend time, beautiful beach, plenty of good restaurants and generally felt very friendly. Andy and his family are also incredibly good hosts and always had time for everyone."

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  • Review by Hanna Riemersma from Amsterdam, The Netherlands

    "I had my first surfing experience with Oceano Surf. Andy, Rosalia and the other surf instructors are great. They are always happy, put everyone in a good mood and really take the time to teach everyone (also individually) how to surf and how to get on that board. I definitely wasn't the best surfer, but like Andy said "the best surfers are the ones having the most fun". Would absolutely recommend this surf school to anyone who wants to learn how to surf."

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  • Review by Clint Pemberton from Prague, Czech Republic

    "5 stars somehow isn't a high enough rating for my trip with Andy and Oceano Surf. Conil is a beautiful place in and of itself but with Andy guiding you through not only the waves but also the town and all its hidden gems,the place really takes on a life of its own. Andy and his family were wonderful hosts, generous with both time and knowledge, we shared lots of food, drinks, waves and laughs. The surf options and waves were both plenty and varied and Andy has great local knowledge and is a really fun guy to surf with despite being about 100 x better than me. I had a truly amazing trip / camp and could not recommend Andy and Oceano Surf any more highly. I miss it already and will definitely be back soon"

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  • Review by Jodi and Jane
    10 out of 10

    "I did my first surf camp here in April 2012, and then ventured into the world to try my surfing skills. After 3 years I returned to Oceana for a few days with my surfer boyfriend to check in with my skills and refine our surfing to the next levels, not to be disappointed! I am so happy and satisfied with the ongoing instruction adaptable to all levels. I love the yoga adaptations and perfect warm-up for each surf, the hands-on teaching, and Andy's incredible knowledge of the waves and water and weather. I will continue to recommend Oceana Surf Camps and beautiful Conil to anyone and everyone I can, and look forward to returning again!"

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  • Review by Iriska from Moscow, Russia
    10 out of 10

    "I visited Conil in September of 2014. And it was a great luck that I chose that place and especially Oceano Surf for my surf vacations. That two weeks were amazing. Andy is great surf instructor. Its hard to find the person who can feel the waves as he does. And what is the most important he is talented to teach how to catch waves. Rosalia is the best board pusher and just a lovely woman."

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  • Review by Elisa S from Bielefeld, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "As a surprise from our boss, we visited Conil in September 2014 with the whole staff from our company. During our stay we had a 3 day surf course at Oceano Surf. So what can i say? It was super fun!!!!! All the teachers and guides are lovely! Very nice and caring people! The surf and yoga classes every day were really great and so much fun. We learned a lot about the ocean, current and tides and surfing techniques. Everybody felt safe and perfectly looked after while in out of the ocean. And at the end of the day, everybody managed to step up on the board and ride some waves!"

    "On top of that, Oceano Surf had organized many more cool things for us to do and experience during our trip, such as guided tours through Conil, dinners and bar crawls."

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    "All in all, everybody agreed, one of the best experience we've ever had. "

    "We love Conil and we love Oceano Surf!!"

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    "Thanks so much guys, we defintely will be back!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Melbourne, Australia
    10 out of 10

    "Our two children aged 10 and 8 just did 6 days of surfing lessons and loved it. They both learnt so much and will definitely continue to surf once we get back to Australia. I would highly recommend this surf school for kids and adults, I now wish I had of joined in!Andy was also really helpful in giving us tips on other things we could do while we were in conil. Thanks so much."

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Conil de la Frontera, Spain

A family run surf camp. Surfing is our way of life and being able to share that with our clients is a privilege that we are very thankful for.

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8 days / 7 nights

This vacation is available from April to November. The Surfing and Yoga Holiday starts on Sunday and ends the following Sunday.

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