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    1 - 27 June & 27 July - 31 August


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    Map & directions

    We provide free transfers from SAN PELAIO station in Zarautz at 9am and 1pm.

    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 do so prior to your arrival.


    Phone:+34 661 713 683

    Check GoEuro for the best deals on flights, buses and trains for how to get to the Basque Country.


    Buses leave hourly from Bilbao Airport to Zarautz (san pelaio bus station). Jump on your pre-arranged pickup from there!  Bus timetable Or you can catch the Euskotren to San Pelaio Station in Zarautz and jump on your pre arranged pick up from there!


    The best way to get to Surf Camp from Biarritz International Airport 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 all other pickup times. 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 and across the road you’ll find the San Pelaio Train station. Jump on the Euskotren and make sure you let us know 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 you can make your way to the EUSKOTREN heading to San Pelaio Station for pre arranged pickup from there.

    EUSKOTREN – There is also an underground railway, the Metro Donostialdea, a train connection with Bilbao and cities along the Basque Coast, such as Zarautz. The service linking it also Hendaye (France) and the SNCF, french rail service, with Lasarte passing through Donostia. You can catch this train to Zarautz from Bilbao and From Hendaye which is the last stop on the SNCF train in France. Jump off at the San Pelaio Station for your pickup.

    BY BUS

    If you arrive by bus in San Sebastian make your way to San Pelaio Train station. To get to San Pelaio Train station in Zarautz simply walk across the road from the bus station to the EUSKOTREN and jump on a train in the direction of Bilbao.


    Locations in Spain – Zarautz, Zurriola (San Sebastian), Zumaia, Bakio, Laga, Mundaka, Sopelana and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.
    Location in France – Hendaye, Bidart, Biarritz, Tarnos, Hossegor, Anglet, Seignosse, Moliets and Mimizan.


    • Stoke surf house dorm accommodation or camping accommodation
    • Surf in Spain and surf in France, with a new location every day depending on the weather and waves
    • Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
    • Transportation along the Spanish and French coast
    • Experienced surf guides
    • Daily surf lessons and equipment hire
    • Pick up/drop off transfers to and from the train station (San Pelaio station in Zarautz)
    • Local activities and party nights


    • Unlimited beer and sangria for only €10 per day.
    • Cider house tours
    • Wine tasting tours
    • Brewery tours and Walking tours

    Don’t Forget

    • When you arrive, follow the signs to the Stoke Travel check in desk.
    • The sex at the surfhouse and camping 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).
    • Phone charging is available at our guru tent for €1. This is cash only. Our charging stations are often at capacity. We’d recommend bringing a portable charger to ensure your phone stays charged, so you can get all those snaps!
    • If you want to share a room 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 provide unlimited beer and sangria, can be purchased on site or during booking for €10/day.
    • If traveling alone, we will assign you to a person with the same sex for tent accommodations but solo tent upgrade is available for €20/night.
    • We offer bus transfers to Pamplona Bulls camp for €15. 
    • Live tickets for Bilbao BBK 
    • Party trips, pintxo tours and pub crawls! Please email for pricing!


    • Stoke surf house dorm accommodation or camping accommodation
    • Daily meals cooked by our chef
    • A new location every day depending on the weather and waves


    *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.

    1. 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.
    2. Eat!
      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.
    3. 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€.
    4. 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.
    5. 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.  
    6. 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.


    What to Bring

    • Warm clothes (it can get a bit chilly at night)
    • Condoms (better safe than sorry, right?)
    • Portable phone charger
    • A camera for those aw-ha moments!
    • ​A pillow if your backpack won’t do (for the ones staying at the camping).
    • Beachwear
    • Towel
    • Sunscreen
    • A party outfit

    Guides Guide

    guides guide

    Just like a normal safari, the day’s plan is never set in stone. We’ll be starting bright and early to eat a home-cooked breakfast, and then we pack the van and hit the road in search of the best waves and the biggest kicks of the day! Regardless of how it looks, your days will be filled with delicious food, incredible scenery, world-class waves, and tons of booze.




    Day 18:00 – 10:00 am

    Wake up to a delicious cooked breakfast whether it be pancakes, bacon and eggs or a ham & cheese omelette.


    Day 110am onwards

    Jump in the van and head to the best waves of the day. If you’re a beginner, the instructors are there to help you and will have you standing up before you know it!


    Day 18pm

    After a full day of surfing, it’s back to the house for a nice hot dinner before the option of a party night out. Take advantage of our unlimited beer and sangria for €10 a night to ensure a good time!

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