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Surf school in SPAIN
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Our surf school offers you quality in an amazing environment. With 13 years of experience in teaching in this beautiful area, our school can cater to your every need.

We have a team of passionate and experienced teachers, who all have international accredited certification and experience in teaching in this region.

Furthermore we are lucky to be able to offer you our lessons in the stunning scenery of the Oyambre national park. There are several surf breaks on 2 different beaches, all really close to each other, which offers waves for almost every taste!

Surf school in SPAIN
discover Oyambres nature park

Our surf school in spain offers you quality in an amazing environment. With 13 years of experience in teaching in this beautiful area, our school can cater to your every need.

We have a team of passionate end experienced surf teachers, who all have international accredited certification and experience in teaching in this region.

Furthermore we are lucky to be able to offer you our surf lessons in the stunning scenery of the Oyambre national park. There are several surf breaks on 2 different beaches, all really close to each other, which offers waves for almost every taste!

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13 years of surf school in spain: our passion

The elementsurf team are passionate surfers themselves. Looking back, they could have saved a lot of time and energy with the right surf course.

After a training at the International Surfing Association they developed and optimized their teaching concept more and more and today they look back on more than 13 years of successful surf school experience and many happy faces.

Visit us in Spain, and benefit from our know how and care that we would have liked to have been able to find ourselves when learning how to surf!

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What our surf school offers

During your surf lessons, you will be accompanied and supervised by experienced and highly qualified surf instructors. We work with you in small groups and according to your surf level in order to attend you individually, ensure maximum security and give way to fast progress of each participant.

On the fourth day of your surf course, we’ll take a closer look at your strengths and weaknesses by recording a video of your surfing. Together with the instructors, you will then analyse your performance on the waves, receiving valuable feedback for further learning.

The necessary surf equipment such as surfboards and wetsuits will be provided throughout the surf course and carefully selected on the first day, according to the needs of each participant.

When you’re looking for a more private approach, maybe you already have a higher level, or you want to try or improve your longboarding, we’ve also got you covered. Don’t hesitate to ask us about the possibilities!

SURF SCHOOL HIGHLIGHTS

  • Surf course days build on each other

  • Complete weekly schedule: no interruptions due to newcomers

  • Surf courses with the added value of video analysis & theory

  • Well trained surf instructors

  • International safety and quality standards

surf school experiences from our guests

  • Florian

    “Everything was top. Great people, great location and the food is amazing. The whole team is very friendly and welcoming. I can only recommend the camp. I will definitely come again. It was great..”

  • Silke & Manu

    “We have been surfing several times a year for the past 5 years, and so far we have liked the Element Surfcamp the best. Not only suitable for beginners, but also for advanced surfers.
     
    Enough theory besides surfing too. Great team. Clean house, good breakfast and delicious dinner. A definite recommendation!”
  • Julia

    “Thanks a lot to the great camp!
    I am positively surprised how well the whole experience was organised.
    The A-course gradually introduced us to surfing. At first glance, I didn’t think that so much theory is necessary, but it was good and helpful.

    A big compliment to the whole team and the surf instructors!”

  • Mareike

    “We spent a week at Elementsurf Surfcamp and we will definitely come back. The surf instructors are absolutely fantastic and we learned a lot.

    The surroundings are a dream and should definitely be seen. The food and accommodation were impeccable! We always got help if we had a problem. Here, the saying is true: the guest is king.

    Everything was just right: The people, the atmosphere and of course the waves.”

  • Cordula

    “Elementsurf exceeded all our expectations. Everyone was friendly, helpful and always in a good mood. You will definitely feel at home. A colourful mix of people, big and small, families, young couples, single travellers.

    The surf instructors were top and explained everything very well. Even non-surfers could do yoga on the beach in the morning. The price-performance ratio is also great; we would love to come back again!”

  • Marcus

    “The surf instructors get everyone progressing in an extremely fun way.

    The food is absolutely delicious and varied. The team was also very friendly and helpful, we especially liked the yoga sessions with Ulli.”

  • Florian

    “Everyone who worked at Element was relaxed, but still very attentive. Especially the teachers during the lessons. Everyone got the important hints, little tips and encouragement they needed.
    Me and my two children really enjoyed it and we will definitely come again. Thank you to the whole team, Leo and Malek!”
  • Thomas

    “A super active holiday for the whole family!

    From the picturesque location to the well-founded courses and the countless leisure activities in and around the camp, everything was perfect for both children and adults. And the icing on the cake was the delicious food every evening! Many thanks to the team around Leo and Malek!”

  • Artur

    “Perfect for learning to surf but also for advanced surfers. Very good, friendly and helpful staff and management.
    The food was very good and varied.


    The surf courses are very good and recommended for beginners as well as advanced surfers! I was able to achieve my first successes within the first few days!”

What does elementsurf offer you?

  • up to 3 + 1 hours of practice + theory / day

  • structured weekly programme in which each lesson builds on the previous one.

  • no new incorporations during your surf course, which allows for continuity.

  • video analysis

What do other surf schools usually offer?

  • 2 hours of practice / day

  • no theory lessons

  • no video analysis

  • courses of only 1 day

  • new incorporations at any moment

  • timetables adapted to hit the maximum number of lessons possible

Surf Shop Highlights

  • Environment friendly products

  • Longboard rental & sale

  • Surf & longboard lessons in Spanish & English

  • Surf culture book collection

  • Events by and for surfers

Surf Shop & Surf School

Hangout in our surf shop! You can choose from different types of rental boards like foam boards, different NSP boards and longboards (in cooperation with Longboard Academy)!

We try to keep the selection of different fins, leashes, accessories like sunscreen and clothing as ecological as possible. Have a coffee and browse through our books about surf culture.

Throughout the summer we organise a few events every week, so keep an eye on our social media if you don’t want to miss them!

Surf Shop and school

surf shop san vicente de la barquera - elementsurf

Shop Highlights

  • Environment friendly products

  • Longboard rental & sale

  • Surf & longboard lessons in Spanish & English

  • Surf culture book collection

  • Events by and for surfers

Hangout in our surf shop! You can choose from different types of rental boards like foam boards, different NSP boards and longboards (in cooperation with Longboard Academy)!

We try to keep the selection of different fins, leashes, accessories like sunscreen and clothing as ecological as possible. Have a coffee and browse through our books about surf culture.

Throughout the summer we organise a few events every week, so keep an eye on our social media if you don’t want to miss them!

A day in our surf school

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THEORY (optional)

In our surf theory lessons, we cover a wide range of topics. The contents are obviously closely related to surfing, nature, oceans and meteorology. You will learn about the formation and breaking of waves, how atmospheric phenomena influence the ocean surface, and many more topics that will help you to improve your experience in this beautiful sport.

By the end of the course week, you will have learned why the biggest waves in the world break in Nazaré, Portugal. And why the beaches of San Vicente de la Barquera (Playa de Gerra and Playa de Oyambre), offer optimal conditions for surfing lessons. You will learn how to read and understand the surf forecast, which will be very helpful in planning your next surfing holiday. And you can learn about board shapes and material, so you could start dreaming of your perfect ride!

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PRACTICE SURF

The practical part of the surf lessons always starts with a warm-up program on the beach. Various games and exercises prepare you and your body for the following surf! After a collective spot and wave check (wave size, current, type of wave, etc.) off you go to the practical elementsurf lessons. Now it’s time to use the knowledge you’ve achieved to practice in the water.

Depending on your surf course level, the instructor will show you the right paddle technique or help you choose the right waves in waist-high water while giving you tips and hints. In addition, the surf instructor will take you out of the water time and again and give you individual feedback on the beach.

Once a week you can take big advantage of the video analysis. Together with your surf instructor, you will watch and comment on the recordings and subsequently improve your surfing skills in the surf lessons. Surely there will also be something to say about the surfing rules.

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COOLDOWN PHASE

After a great day of surf lessons, there are lots of possibilities for you to relax and recover your muscles. During our lessons, we will give you some tips about stretching and treating your muscles well after surfing. At the surf school, we have Blackrolls with an exercise programme that will help you to recover for the next day of surf lessons. You can enjoy a hot shower to relax your body.

Maybe you want to chill with our awesome crew at the school, which is just a nice place to hang out as well, or check one of our cool surfbooks and enjoy a coffee. If you still have too much energy afterwards and want to go for another session, you can rent a board or ask our crew about yoga possibilities.

DISCOVER SPAIN


With almost, 8000 kilometres of coastline, 16 national parks, its eventful history and overwhelming cultural diversity, Spain is second only to France among the world’s most popular travel destinations.

Diverse, colourful, vibrant – Atlantic climate in the north and Mediterranean climate in the south, snow-covered mountain ranges and subtropical islands, lush meadows and barren desert landscapes, shimmering big cities and deserted villages. There is hardly an adjective that cannot be applied to beautiful Spain.

PARADISE OF CANTABRIA: OUR SURF SCHOOL IN SPAIN

With all the scenic, cultural and social diversity, it is hard to believe that Cantabria is the third smallest province in Spain. On an area of only 5000 km2 you will find a true natural paradise that rises from sea level up to 2500 m altitude in the snow-covered Picos de Europa.

On the more than 220 km long coastline, the influence of the Gulf Stream provides a mild climate all year round and the water temperatures rise up to 21°C in summer.

Besides the modern capital of Cantabria, Santander, there are numerous small mountain villages and idyllic coastal towns like Comillas or San Vicente de la Barquera to discover near our surf school.

The culinary offer of Cantabria ranges from simple traditional dishes to star restaurants. Cantabria also has a lot to offer in terms of culture.

Besides the Picos de Europa National Park, Oyambre is another of the 7 nature parks of Cantabria, which are under special protection due to their ecological importance. Our lessons our held in this natural beauty with a view on the Picos the Europa natural park, come and check out this unique location!

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SURFING IN SPAIN

The best surfing conditions can be found on the Spanish mainland on the northern Atlantic coast: since the numerous surf spots absorb the entire swell of the northern Atlantic all year round.

Beachbreaks, reefbreaks, pointbreaks – smooth and easy, fast and steep – really everybody can find the perfect spot for surfing in Spain!

Where you find our surf school and surfshop

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