The Quickie Package - Off Peak
We hope you’re as excited for Stoke Surf House San Sebastián as much as we are!
AN IMPORTANT NOTICE ON COVID-19 (the coronavirus): as per local government and international health body recommendations, this trip will be going ahead as normal. We do advise that all travellers follow the recommended protocols and maintain a high level of hand hygiene, avoid touching their mouths, and to stay at home if you have a fever, cough AND difficulty breathing. Let’s not panic, let’s keep on travelling, but let’s be sensible with our health, the health of our fellow travellers, and that of the greater community too.
Stoke Surf House
Address: Arrutiegia Auzoa, 26, Aia, Gipuzkoa
We provide free transfers from SAN PELAIO train station in Zarautz at 9:00am, 1:00 pm and 7:00pm.
It’s important to let us know which one you’d like to jump on ahead of time! Make sure to add on a transfer when booking. If you haven’t booked one yet, please make sure you get in touch with us to do so at least 24 hours prior to your arrival. If you are unable to make the last 7pm free transfer, or would like a pick up outside of the free pick up times, please call or email us to request a pick up for an extra charge.
Phone: +34 661 713 683
HOW TO GET THERE
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If you fly to Bilbao:
Buses leave every half hour from Bilbao Airport to Zarautz (San Pelaio bus station). Here’s a link to where you can pre-purchase tickets from the airport to Zarautz, or you can buy them from the driver at the airport. Make sure to tell the driver that’s where you want to get off. Then jump on your pre-arranged pickup from there, right at the roundabout!
If you fly into Biarritz:
The best way to get to Surf Camp from Biarritz International Airport is to take a French SNCF train to Hendaye, change to the nearby Euskotren station (located just outside the SNCF station) and take a Euskotren to San Pelaio, Zarautz for your pickup. Each train ride is between 30-40 minutes, with the total train trip costing less than €10.
If you fly into San Sebastian:
The best way to get to camp from San Sebastian airport is to take bus e21 or e23 bus from the airport to San Sebastian which run about every 30 minutes. Get off at the Amara bus stop. From here cross the road and jump on the Euskotren towards Zumaia or Matiko Bilbao. CLICK HERE for a map. Get off at Zarautz San Pelaio station and jump on your pre-arranged pickup.
If you arrive in San Sebastian by train:
RENFE TRAIN – The train station in the centre of San Sebastián is the “Estación del Norte.” If you arrive here (by RENFE Train), cross the road and jump on the Euskotren towards Zumaia or Matiko Bilbao. CLICK HERE for a map. Get off at San Pelaio station in Zarautz and jump on your pre-arranged pickup.
EUSKOTREN – There is also an underground railway, the Metro Donostialdea, this service also links to Hendaye (France) and the SNCF, French rail service, with Lasarte passing through Donostia. You can catch this train to San Pelaio in Zarautz straight from Bilbao, where you can jump on your pre-arranged pickup.
If you arrive in San Sebastian by bus:
If you arrive by bus in San Sebastian, cross the road and jump on the Euskotren towards Zumaia or Matiko Bilbao. CLICK HERE for a map. Get off at Zarautz San Pelaio station and jump on your pre-arranged pickup.
- Dorm accommodation in the Stoke surf house, located in the Pagoeta nature reserve (bedding included)
- Healthy homemade breakfast, lunch and dinner every day. All dietary requirements catered for on request!
- Daily pickups to and from Zarautz
- Introductory surf lessons, daily surfing with experienced surf guides along with daily wetsuit and board hire.
- Local activities, Basque festivities and party nights
- Daily yoga class with a qualified instructor
- Free access to onsite equipment inc yoga mats, skimboards, skateboards, half pipe, slackline, beach games and poi balls
- Unlimited booze, open bar of beer, sangria, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee and sidra (traditional Basque cider) for your entire stay (€10/night)
- Van Surfari Spain & France upgrade (€10 surcharge – available for groups on request)
- BBQ in the forest and at the house
- Guided hiking with wine and cheese at the top of the mountain with amazing views
- Just normal wine and cheese events not involving lots of exercise
- Sporting competitions such as rugby, Oztag, touch, surf comps, basketball, handball
- Day trips to Biarritz, Hossegor, Mundaka, Game of Thrones locations Zumaia and Bakio
- Horse riding through the national park
- Sidra House dinners (Unlimited cider and 4 course basque dinner in great old traditional house in the hills behind San Sebastian)
- San Sebastian Pintxos tours
- San Sebastián Pub crawl
- Photo packages
- Winery tour
- Cliff jumping
- Private surf lessons (€20)
- 4th of the July Party €10 (+ Free drink before 8pm, doors open 7pm)
*The following activities run on a rotational basis so you might miss out. To guarantee participation join our 7 night package.
- Transfers to and from San Pelaio station in Zarautz to the Surf House at 9AM, 1PM and 7PM. If you’re arriving outside those travel times, let us know so we can arrange to come and pick you up for a small charge. If you haven’t already arranged your pick- up, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP.
- San Sebastian is world renowned for it’s pintxo bars, fine wine and banging cuisine. Make sure you stick around long enough to head in and experience them for yourself!
- Please send your first and last name and passport details to email@example.com one week prior to the trip due to tourist laws.
- And don’t forget to pack your best party shirt!
Be A Guru (Should knows):
- Unlimited beer and sangria (€10/day)
- We cater for all dietary requirements, but we just need to know in advance – please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know.
- Shared kitchenette
- Shared toilets
- Shared bathrooms
- Dorm style accommodation (bedding included)
- Indoor bar
- Huge shared indoor communal area for family meals
- Outside dining area
- Terrace with killer views over the valley and down to the beach
- Washing machine
- Half pipe for shredding
We’re coming through the back end of a health epidemic, and while we hope the worst of it is behind us, the greater community can really benefit from us continuing to be a little bit sensible. Wash your hands, cough into your elbow, avoid touching your face, and don’t stop living your best life, but please listen to what the local authorities and health specialists advise us to do. In Spain it is currently mandatory to wear a mask in public spaces at all times, but fingers crossed that’ll be changing soon – we’ll just have to wait and see!
What to Bring:
Warm clothes (it can get a bit chilly at night)
- A rain jacket (just incase we’re treated to a Basque rainstorm)
- A hat, because sun safety never sleeps
- A re-usable water bottle to fill and take to the beach
- A party shirt for when we hit the town (don’t worry, if you don’t have one, we’ve got plenty)
- Appropriate shoes for hiking if that takes your fancy
- And your dancing shoes, of course!
This itinerary is meant to be just a guide, not a set in stone, to the minute, school camp itinerary. This is what your day may look like at the San Sebastian Surf Camp – depending on the waves, weather, your wants and needs. There’s always something for you to do, but it’s your holiday so feel free to lay on the beach, have a beer, or go on an adventure with your new surf mates instead.
Wake up to a homely, cooked breakfast down in our chill-out area and exchange stories from last night’s antics, read the surf report and get excited to head out into the waves. Jump in our surf bus and enjoy the ride down through the national park to the beach, grab your board and either scout out the best banks on the beach, or head into your lesson with one of our surf instructors.
When you’re all surfed out, we’ll either have lunch in the sunshine at the beach together, or head back up to the house for a hot lunch and a cold sangria. If you’re feeling bendy, join a yoga class on our yoga deck, or maybe you want to head out hiking through the Basque hills that our surf house backs onto. You can choose to go into town and explore, join in on a Spanish Class, head back down to the beach for another surf, or just relax! In the afternoon you will most likely find yourself hanging out at the house watching the sun go down over a few drinks, sharing stories or becoming lord of the ping pong table.
If you’re the sensible type, you can get in a good night’s sleep and be up bright and early for sunset yoga and breathtaking views out over the valley. If some more drinks, music and exploring sound more like you, then either join us on a pintxos tour in Zarautz or San Sebastian, a trip to a traditional Basque cider house or maybe even one of the many festivals that may be on during your stay.