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Surfing is a healthy awesome inspiring experience, it is not just a fantastic sport, but a way of life for millions of people around the world. Since the 1960s surfing has reached every corner of our planet and it is still increasing in popularity at a faster rate than ever. Red Star Surf invites you to plunge into surfing atmosphere and to take the challenge of the mother of all board sports. Before planning your first surf holiday, please, take into consideration - Surfing is highly addictive!
Red Star Surf is located in Caleta de Famara, it is a small laid-back fishing village on the territory of a natural Reserve. It's a perfect place for practicing water sports and yoga in a beautiful and peaceful environment. There are several comfortable surf houses which are located close to the beach and the town center. There are 3-4 rooms in each surf house for 1-4 people each. We offer single rooms, mixed shared rooms (up to 4 people), twin rooms with individual beds, double rooms with double beds, and a private room for 2-4 people. All the rooms come with shared bathrooms and one double room has an ensuite bathroom.
The common area of the surf houses such as kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, terraces is available for all the guests of the hostel. Every surf house provides free wifi available on the territory of the surf house. Fully equipped kitchens are great for those who are keen to cook their own food during their stay. However, we recommend to eat out as well as in Caleta de Famara you can find lots of small restaurants with fresh local food for every taste. Comfortable living rooms with sofas and TV will be a great place to hang with new friends.
The camp is open all year round. Surfing and yoga lessons run from Monday to Sunday. It is possible to join the course any day of the week or choose flexible dates. Red Star Surf offers accommodation in shared single/double rooms in the surf houses, as well as accommodation in private apartments. If you want to make most of your stay, meet new people from all over the world and make new friends, do not hesitate to stay in one of the surf houses.
Yoga and surfing are the perfect combination for every surfer. Surfing and yoga both make you flexible and strong and open your eyes for the beauty around you, as both put you in excellent harmony with your surroundings. The yoga classes meet the physical needs of surfers at all levels and will support your learning experience to the maximum.
The experienced instructors are trained and certified by the ISA. They are also lifeguards trained and certified by the Surfing Life Saving Association (SLSA). For advanced surfers who want to rock Europes finest reef breaks Red Star Surf also offers a SURFARI to the best spots of Lanzarote and the neighboring islands.
Children over 6 years of age, who can already swim can take part in the surf lessons. Experience has taught us that pure children groups are not very effective. Children and adults benefit in many ways from each other and can learn together better and faster. Without any stress or pressure the kids are introduced to their first steps in the water. The surfing students get used to the ocean and the waves, then they learn to glide on the water and then comes the surfing.
Red Star Surf will get you far away from mass tourism into a small quiet fishing village, called Famara Beach, located on the north coast of Lanzarote (Canary Islands, Spain). You will be surrounded by waves, mountains, and pristine landscapes. The whole north of Lanzarote is a nature reserve protected by UNESCO. Lanzarote and the neighbouring islands are provided with waves from all directions because of the volcanic formation and the favourable geographical location. This allows for the best surfing in all weather conditions.
Life in Famara is all about surfing and kite surfing. You will find people everywhere walking up and down the streets carrying surf boards under their arms, wearing wetsuits, walking bare feet or just skating with a longboards. The beach, Playa Famara, is just a few minutes walk from any part of the village. Famara is truly a surfers paradise. You have the choice of a lot of surf spots just by walking a couple of minutes. There are beginner beach breaks, reef breaks, point breaks, and a couple of tow- in big wave spots.
Red Star Surf doesn't offer meals, except for surf lunch at the beach on the days when you have surf lessons. Thus, you will be able to cook your own meal in the surf house or eat out. All surf houses in Famara have a fully equipped kitchen, which you can share with other guests. The small local supermarkets provide a good selection of international and local products.
For dinner, Red Star Surf still recommends to go out. Most of the local restaurants and bars are good, inexpensive and provide international menus. Famara offers a choice between cheap and quick Canarian local fast food to fine cuisine. Ask the friendly team for recommendations.
Meals are not included in the package offered.
Lanzarote is a true paradise for lovers of cycling. Many tracks pass through the station in Famara. Either cruising along the coast line, to the neighboring island La Graciosa or to the volcanoes. No matter which route you choose, you will always be touring, while being accompanied by stunning sceneries of this island!
Red Star Surf bike center offers you a choice of high quality mountain bikes, beach cruiser and helmets. The mountain bikes have an aluminum frame with special wheels or contact pedals that can be equipped when required. They dont rent out cycling footwear due to hygienic reasons.
Learning Spanish in Spain is without a doubt the fastest and most effective way of getting to know the language. Studying a language abroad allows us to put our new knowledge into practice every day, which accelerates language assimilation. Learning a new language will always be much more effective if it is combined with cultural immersion. Red Star Surf Spanish School offers you the opportunity of studying Spanish in one of the Atlantic Oceans most beautiful islands
Red Star Surf Language Academy is located about 100 meters from the beautiful Famara beach and several surf spots. The Academy is fully equipped with everything needed for a quality learning: a comfortable environment, modern equipment, free Wi-Fi, a small library and above all, an impressive views of the cliff. In Red Star Surf Language Academy, all the teachers are experienced and trained as foreign language teachers.
If you are an experienced surfer, you can try the surfari option. Come with Red Star Surf to the best or most uncrowded reefs, points and beach breaks, which can offer Hawaiian style powerful waves most of the year.
Transfer available for additional US$57 per person
You can get to Lanzarote via some European cities (Madrid, Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Milan, Bologna, London, Barcelona etc.). Every traveler can choose among the wide range of flight options offered by airline companies.
Airfare may vary significantly depending on the season, conditions of the ticket refund, possibility of changing the flight and personal data, and your general preferences as to the class of traveling on board of an airplane. The average round trip ticket from Central European cities to Lanzarote is 50 - 150 EUR.
From the airport, if youre on a shoe string budget, you might want to take a bus to Caleta de Famara. Despite the attractive bus fare, the ride will take you a great deal of time because the bus line frequency is fairly low. The total price of a bus ride will cost about 5 EUR. Tickets are sold on the bus. Do not forget to name the bus stop you are traveling to as this is what the price of the ticket will depend on. The maximum banknote accepted on the bus is 10 EUR, so you are better off having some coins on you.
Monday to Friday
Bus line # 22 from the airport to Arrecifes main bus station Intercambiador, then change to bus line # 20 to Caleta de Famara.
Bus line #23 from the airport to Intercambiador, then change to the line #3 from Intercambiador to Costa Teguise. The bus stop that you need is Playa Bastian. There you change to bus line #31 to Caleta de Famara.
When planning your bus trip, you are strongly recommended to check out the official website of Lanzarote public transportation.
From the airport, the most convenient way to get to the surf school is by a taxi cab. The ride will take you 25 - 30 minutes, and will cost about 35 - 40 EUR. Taxi is available at the airport 24/7. Or, you can request for a pickup for 100 EUR where Red Star Surf will meet you at the airport.
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