Let’s hang ten on a log, guy. But don’t be a kook bra, or you’ll tumble over. What was it again? You’ll need to learn surfer lingo for your surf camp holiday, which will include sun, fun, and adventure at the beach.
Consider a trip to a surf camp if you’re looking for a vacation for an outdoor enthusiast or an active family. Surf camps and surf schools can be found around the shores of California, Hawaii, Florida, Australia, Costa Rica, and many other areas, providing a great workout and allowing you to feel the thrill of riding a wave.
Surf camps are open to children, teenagers, adults, and families. Thus, there is no age restriction. You can go on a family-friendly surf holiday and surf as a family, or go to a beach that is only for your age group to avoid sharing your wave with younger (or older) surfers.
Your teenagers can attend a summer surf school akin to a summer camp. There are camp counsellors that also teach classes. Most surf camps have a good teacher-to-student ratio of 3:1 or 2:1. The instructors are all trained professionals. In addition to surfing classes, your children will learn about marine creatures and ecosystems.
If you’re going on a family trip to the beach, you might be able to discover surfing schools that provide classes at various times throughout the day, so you should be able to find a time that works for you. In addition, many families choose this option to organize their trips while still learning to surf.
Costa Rica is a great place to visit if you want an exotic surfing vacation and surf camp. Surf programs like the Green Iguana Surf Camp will teach you much more than just how to surf. You’ll also have the opportunity to travel the interior and learn about local cultures and traditions. In addition, Costa Rica is reputed to offer some of the greatest waves you’ll ever see. You can ride the gentler waves and then watch the pros and skilled surfers catch some monster waves or ride the tubes.
Choosing a Surf Camp in Europe: Some Pointers
Most surf vacation packages in Europe are concentrated along the Atlantic Coast, particularly in south-western France and northern Spain. Numerous organizations offer these surf camp packages, and, unsurprisingly, the quality varies. If you’re planning on attending a surf camp in Europe this summer, read the tips below to avoid any unpleasant shocks.
- Where exactly is the surf camp located? Most surf camps in Europe are in the French area of Landes and the Spanish (and a little French) territory of Basque Country. The languages are different, and the cost of living in Spain is lower than in France. However, more restaurants in Spain can be categorized as tourist traps, so you must be extra selective when choosing a restaurant in Spain.
- Where exactly is the surf camp located? My experience tells me that it doesn’t matter too much where the surf camp is located in terms of facilities. Most offer the same services and entertainment. The difference between San Sebastian or Biarritz and Lacanau or Moliets-plage is the location. Since most surf vacations take place in a campground, find out how far the walk from the campground to the surf break is. I didn’t enjoy walking for half an hour with a soft board when I first started. The local characteristics of the surf scene might vary between villages: some are better for novices, while others are better for experienced surfers. However, because most Surfing Camps in Europe are oriented toward novices, there is no need to be concerned.
- Are there any ‘hidden charges’ at the camp of your choice? These ‘hidden expenses’ can differ significantly. For example, if you purchase a ‘meal package,’ one surf camp will cook for you, whereas another lodging only provides a cooking tent. You must buy and prepare your food in the latter, which takes time and money. The cost of renting surfing equipment might also vary.
- Traveling alone is not unusual! I’ve seen a lot of people who came alone and blended in well with the crowd. Remember this if you’re on the fence!
- Instead of spending too much time cooking and buying food and drinks, you might add a camp within your road trip to have more free time to learn how to surf. You will socialize with people other than those you are travelling with. In addition, you will feel more independent if you have your automobile available at these surf camps.
Check out some surfer slang online before going on your surfing holiday, so you know what they’re talking about. Surfers have their language, which is always changing, making it difficult to stay up.
So go to the green room and practice riding goofy foot on your longboard. Take a surfari to a surf camp this year, and you’ll have lifelong memories and an experience that will have you wanting more.