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Surfing in Andalusia Spain is always a great experience with a good climate, a variety of surfing conditions and waves for beginners and intermediate surfers. The surfing lessons are suitable for complete beginners and intermediate surfers. Our 7 day surf camp strikes a perfect balance between surf, yoga, relaxing and partying. By the end of the week you will be confident in the water and will have made lots of new surfing friends who share the same interests as you.
Your surf camp accommodation is based in a quiet urban neighborhood of the beach side town of Conil de la Frontera. We have 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. Wi-Fi is not available in the accommodation however a 1 minute walk away you will find a great little bar with free Wi-Fi. 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. 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 FontanillaThis is a lovely restaurant that encroaches onto the white sands of the Atlantic beach. The apartments are ideally suited for you to make the best of Conil de la Frontera and the surrounding area.
On Arrival in Conil de la Frontera you will be met at either the town center bus stop or the Cruce de Conil bus stop (which is 2km s outside the town center.) From here you will be taken back to your accommodation to check in.
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.
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 you are ready to do yoga before surfing.
Once down the beach you will have a detailed introduction into safety and your equipment. Learn prone position and how to catch waves in prone position. Wade out into waist depth water (where your feet can touch the ground at all times). Catch waves into the beach lying down (prone position). Once you can do this then come out of the water and learn three different techniques for how to stand up. Finish the lesson off catching waves in prone then trying to stand up in the white water. Break for lunch. Back in the afternoon for free surf practice sessions without your surf instructor.
Breakfast then down to the beach. Continue with yoga for surfing. Today, learn how to paddle, learn your pop-up choice and practice on beach with feedback from instructor, stance refinement and how to dismount from the surf board.
Breakfast then down to the beach for yoga before surfing. Today you will learn how to catch waves out of depth (depending on the surf conditions), techniques to get you out through the whitewater paddling for and catching green waves and taking the drop.
Breakfast then down to the beach for yoga before surfing. Next, learn the theory on surf etiquette, rules and regulations, play out realistic scenarios on the beach, take off front side backside, the introduction to trimming the board in green waves and also an introduction to the bottom turn.
Breakfast then down to the beach for yoga before surfing. Today, you will have an introduction to ocean safety and beach life guarding techniques, explanation of beach environment and surfboard rescues, understanding surf and weather conditions and how they affect your surf experience before free surfing with instructor feedback during the lesson.
On 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 (not available during the last week of June, July, August and the first week in September).
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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.
Coastal bike riding route, horse riding routes and guided walking tours of Cadiz is available at an extra cost.
You should arrive in Gibraltar International Airport (GIB) or Mlaga Airport (AGP). From both airports you have to rent a hire car to Conil de la Frontera. Once in Conil a representative from Oceano Surf Camps will meet you at the bus station in Conil de la Frontera.