STOKE SURF HOUSE
Address: Arrutiegia Auzoa, 26, Aia, Gipuzkoa
We provide free transfers from SAN PELAIO 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 prior to your arrival. If you are unable to make the last 7 pm free transfer or would like a pick up outside of the free pick up times, please call or email us to arrange to 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 hourly from Bilbao Airport to Zarautz (San Pelaio bus station). Or you can catch the Euskotren to San Pelaio Station in Zarautz, and jump in your pre arranged pick up from there!
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 an 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 Sebastián:
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 and head to San Pelaio train station. Make sure you let us know at least 24 hours before you arrive when to come and collect you from Zarautz!
RENFE TRAIN – The train station in the centre of San Sebastián, the “Estación del Norte”, offers connections to numerous Spanish cities including Madrid and Barcelona, and to international destinations such as Paris and Lisbon. if you arrive by RENFE Train, jump on the Euskotren to San Pelaio Station for pre arranged pickup from there.
EUSKOTREN – A train with connections to Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. 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, Zarautz from Bilbao.
If you arrive by bus in San Sebastian, simply walk across the road from the bus station to the Euskotren and jump on a train in the direction of Bilbao, to San Pelaio Train station in Zarautz for your pre-arranged pickup.
Stoke Summer Camp San Sebastian is set in a unique location in a huge converted farmhouse nestled right in the middle of a nature reserve in Spain’s verdant north.
Our amazing place is kitted out with a games room, bar, big garden, fire pit, yoga platform, BBQ area and our own skate ramp.
You will find the house in the hills behind San Sebastian, with stunning views across rolling hills, farms and forests.
From the backyard of the house, just past the skateboard ramp, paths wind their way up the mountain and into the Pagoeta Nature Reserve.
Just a short drive away is Zarautz surf beach – a long yellow sandy beach famed for being one of the best surf beaches in Spain.
We are just ten minutes away from San Sebastian city centre famous for it’s local pintxos (Basque tapas) and nightlife.
- Shared dorm accommodation in the main house (or upgrade to our private wooden Sheddie cabins, or glamping tents)
- Three meals a day by our in-house chefs (all dietary requirements catered for, we heart vegetarians)
- Welcome drink, for feeling welcome
- Hilarious games and ice-breakers
- Morning yoga classes on the beach, on the deck or in the forest in a variety of styles with our experienced instructor
- Group competitions and beach games
- 2 hour surf lesson with our experienced and highly qualified surf instructor team
- Language immersion
- Access to all our awesome equipment inc. surfboards, wetsuits, yoga mats, skateboards etc.
- Beach trips – unwind, sunbathe and play in the sand
- Fun night-time games and contests
- Nature hikes – path winds up from the house straight into a nature reserve
- Silly Olympics, zombie apocalypse and orientation treasure hunt in the woods
- Paella Cooking Class and cultural activities
- Evening bonfire for singing songs and telling stories.
- Camp Game Show
- Talent show
- Relaxing picnic on a hilltop with amazing views
- Dress-up party and bbq in the garden
- Night out on the town to see historic centre of San Sebastian
- Open bar – €10 per night
- Room upgrades available during checkout
- Extra day/night – €60 (normal ibiza beach camp activties and inclusions)
- When you arrive, follow the signs to the Stoke Travel check in desk.
- There isn’t an ATM at the campsite, so grab your cash before you arrive.
- The sex in the dorms are mixed. (So if you want to be in a female or male only room, please let us know in advance. And be aware that this will cost a little bit more).
- If you want to share a dorm with your friends, you should book the trip together.
- We can cater for dietary requirements, please email us to let us know.
Be A Guru (Should knows)
- We offer unlimited beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and coffee for €10/night
- Have an adventure day to Formentera for €50
- Zoo Project – club tickets (€25)
- Forest Park – adventure park with zip lines (€30)
- We offer scuba diving, kayaking, stand up paddle board & parasailing
STOKE TRAVEL’S COMMON SENSE GUIDE TO STAYING SAFE
*If at any time you feel unsafe, please don’t hesitate to contact the onsite Noble Security team, or any member of the Stoke Travel crew who will radio for security.
As far as situations go, a Stoke Travel trip is amongst the safest. Unlike in the ‘real’ world, everybody here seems intent on having a good time and doing so with new and old friends – your fellow Stokies are way more likely to hold your hair back when you puke than lift your wallet.
That being so, we’re more in danger of hurting ourselves while on a Stoke Travel trip than falling foul of our fellow travellers. Here’s a quick little guide to partying safe with Stoke Travel.
- Drink plenty of water.
You’re going to drink plenty of beer and sangria, and you’re going to have a plenty big hangover, but you can really limit it by smashing a few cups of water throughout the day and evening.
We’re going to hook you up with a hearty breakfast and dinner, and as the bare minimum that should keep your stomach lined and engine running. Do not skip these two meals, even if you are suffering horrifically from one of the aforementioned hangovers. We also strongly advise getting a lunch in there too, maybe even every day.
- Zip your tent up when you’re in it and when you leave it.
Seems basic, but you’d be surprised how often drunk us forgets to do this. When you get in your tent of a night make sure you zip it up to prevent unexpected rain showers from disturbing your slumber. Same goes for when you leave your tent. It’ll take two seconds tops to zip it up, but that might save you from wet clothes, chafe, and maybe even pneumonia. If you also brought your favourite pair of socks and want to make sure they are safe, you are able to purchase a lock from the guru tent for only 5€.
- Don’t be a creep.
Like, seriously, has that ever worked out for you? Similarly, if you see somebody being a creep and making people uncomfortable let us know and we’ll have a friendly word to them. Sometimes they just don’t realise how gross they are.
- No means no, but more than that consent matters.
At a very basic level if you hit on somebody and they say no then you’ve just got to cop that. They’re just not that into you, sucks for about three seconds, but you’re literally surrounded by hundreds of young, like-minded travellers. Suck it up and move on. And when you do find somebody who’s into you and you want to move through the bases, make sure you get consent. It really, really, really, really, really does matter.
- If you see somebody having a bad time, make sure they’re ok.
We are all brothers and sisters and gender non-specific relations out here, so if you see somebody struggling in any way check on them, grab a Stoke staff member and just do what any decent human being would do.
Staying safe at Stoke Travel is super easy, but sometimes we get a little out of control and forget the basics. If you ever find yourself in any kind of situation do not hesitate to contact Stoke staff, or security, and we’ll sort you out immediately. We’re here to help – help you have the best time possible. Mwah.
(It’s a guide itinerary and subject to modifications)
14.00 – Check-in will open, settle in, check-out the campsite and go for a swim
19.00 – Welcome presentation. We will do some ice-breakers and introduce ourselves
20.00 – Welcome dinner
21.00 – Game show night – prepare for a whole lot of fun with this special Stoke Summer Camp game show that combines charades, guess the song, ridiculous general knowledge and head to head battles of quirky themes
09.00 – Bootcamp workout on the beach – military style work-out that shows no mercy – work up a sweat
09.30 – 11.00 Breakfast
11.00 – Silly-olympics on the beach – prepare to receive a gold medal for pissing your pants during this hilarious stoke style silly olympics that includes tug-of-war, frisbee-throwing, 11-legged race, obstacle relay race, Roly-poly race, Ball on a spoon race, sumo wrestling, dodgeball thumb war tournament and a body sculpting sandcastle competition
13.30 – Lunch
14.00 – Enjoy an Afternoon on the beach playing volleyball, frisbee and football or an extra optional activity such as SUP, scuba diving or forest adventure park
20.00 – Dinner and outdoor movie night
09.00 – Yoga – open your third eye as your bend and stretch your way into a feeling of fabulousness with morning yoga surrounded by nature
09.30 – 10.30 – Breakfast is served
10.30 – Team orientation treasure hunt challenge in the forest. Teams must work against the clock and test their orientation skills to find the clues and decipher them to reach the treasure before anyone else
13.00 – Lunchtime and siesta time
16.00 – Groups must use their combined talents, imagination and creativity to prepare a special performance for our Stoke’s got Talent Show later on in the evening
18.00 – Paella Cooking Class – learn how to make one of Spain’s most famous dishes
20.00 – We will sample our delicious freshly made paella
21.00 – Stoke’s got Talent – groups will now share their talent or lack of with a special prize for the winners
09.00 – Stretch your way into consiousness with a delightful yoga session on the beach.
09.30 – Tuck into a hearty breakfast
11.00 – Adventure time! We will head into the wilderness on an awesome nature activity such as mountain biking, kayaking or to an obstacle adventure park (depending on destination). After which we will enjoy a cheeky nature picnic and congratulate ourselves on being alive
20.00 – Dinner is served – remember we cater for any dietary requirements – just let us know!
21.00 – Games night: Time to shake off any remaining inhibitions with lots of fun games like cup stack relay, thumb wars, cracker-eating contest, ping pong, flip cup, beer pong, twerking battle and lots of forfeits
23.00 – For those who are not yet totally exhausted we will head down to the beach with a speaker and some beers to carry on the party under the stars
09.00 – A session of meditative yoga in the forest
09.30 – 11.00 – Delicious breakfast will be served
11.00 – Coastal hike to a gorgeous hidden-away beach with snorkelling, cliff-jumping, relaxing on inflatables and having a picnic with a gorgeous postcard beach view
16.00 – Zombie apocalypse in the forest. Teams must try and collect all the items of their colour without being caught, because if they are they will be turned into a zombie; a thrill-inducing, terrifyingly fun apocalypse experience
20.00 – Wholesome dinner to recharge.
21.00 – Live music and goodbye party.
09.00 – Morning Yoga
09.30 – 13.00: Breakfast, last swim, beach sports and check-out before 13.00