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11 - 17 July

BBK & Surf

We hope you’re as excited for Zarautz Surf Camp as much as we are!

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Gran Camping Zarautz

Calle Monte Talai Mendi,

20800, Zarautz, Guipúzcoa

Address BBK

Kobetamendi, Bilbao, Spain

Map & Directions 

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Buses leave every hour from San Sebastian. Jump on the UK10 towards Zumaia, from bus stop “F. Garcia Lorca 2” near the train station of San Sebastian and then get off at the stop Pilartxo-Enea.


Euskotren trains run from San Sebastian (Amara) to Zarautz (San Pelaio).


  • Private bus transfer from Stoke Pamplona campsite to BBK Live, if you need
  • Bilbao BBK Live Ticket (3 nights running 11 – 13 July)
  • Tent, sleeping bag and mattress to set up at Bilbao BBK Live (€100 deposit– returned once you return the camping gear, if not damaged)
  • Transfer to Zarautz Beach Camp on 14 July
  • 3 nights camping accommodation in Zarautz (in twin-share pre-erected tents with self inflating mattresses and sleeping bags)
  • Breakfast and dinner daily in Zarautz
  • Daily 2h surf lessons and equipment in Zarautz
  • Daily yoga lesson- a variety of styles (hungover yoga, fun beach yoga..) in Zarautz
  • Access to all our awesome equipment in Zarautz inc. surfboards, wetsuits, yoga mats, skimboards, slackline, beach games and poi balls.


  • Unlimited beer & sangria at the Zarautz campsite (€10/day)
  • San Sebastián pintxo tours and pub crawls

Don’t Forget

  • At BBK we don’t have a private Stoke Travel campsite, you will be sharing with other festival goers, so behave!
  • When you arrive to Zarautz, 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.
  • 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!
  • Tents are allocated on arrival. If you want to be in the same tent as your friend please check in together.
  • If you are travelling solo we will tent you with someone of the same sex.
  • We can cater for dietary requirements, please email us to let us know.

Be a guru

The Zarautz Surf Camp is our little slice of paradise just outside of San Sebastian. It’s a combination of the landscape (mountains and beaches), the intriguing Basque culture, great food, crazy parties, insane waves, and beautiful weather in which to enjoy it all.

Where else in the world are your primary concerns trying not to get too much sun and the temperature of the beer? Where each and every day is a cycle of eating, surfing and drinking, and the nights spent partying and chatting and exploring? Where else can you spend your nights in the thumping nightclubs of San Sebastian, but wake up in nature surrounded by verdant hills, rustling leaves and twittering birds.


Are you keen to run with the bulls at San Fermin, Pamplona? The Running of the Bulls festival officially starts on July 6 2019 and runs through until July 14 with daily Bull runs and nightly street parties. We run shuttles every day from our Zarautz Beachside Surf Camp 2019 to our Bulls base camp just outside Pamplona for just €25. So if you would like to join us there for a few days to party and run screaming from ten-tonne-testosterone-tanked toros, just email us at and we can add that to your booking.


Why not combine the surf life with a music festival… Bilbao BBK Live is taking over the mountains with Rock & Pop from July 11-13, 2019. An awesome Spanish festival that takes place on top of Kobetamendi Hill, you get to experience breathtaking views, good music and a brilliant atmosphere and perfect mix of rock and pop music.

It’s perfectly timed and placed for you to head over from our camp and enjoy. Talk about convenient! Thanks universe… email us at for more info or to add to your booking.


  • Hot showers
  • Internet
  • A restaurant
  • A sidreria (ciderhouse)
  • Wine tasting within walking distance
  • Shops
  • Flushing toilets
  • Chillout area
  • Great views
  • Local activities and party nights
  • The beach is a 10 minute downhill walk


*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 is intent on having a good time with new and old friends – your fellow Stokies are way more likely to hold your hair back while you puke than steal 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 heaps 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. Remember to 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 at 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 to zip it up, but that’ll 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’re safe, you can 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, 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. It sucks for about three seconds, but you’re literally surrounded by hundreds of young, like-minded travellers. Suck it up and move on. 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. 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.

Emergency number: +34 937 370 373

What to bring

  • Your swimmers, duh!!
  • A towel
  • Your camera, to capture all the pics for the gram 
  • Your best party shirt
  • Warm clothes (it can get a bit chilly at night)
  • Condoms (better safe than sorry, right?)
  • Portable phone charger
  • Sunscreen! Looking like a lobster is only cute if you’re actually a lobster
  • A water bottle to fill up. You’ll be saving the environment and staying hydrated all at the same time! How good!
  • Cash. There’s no ATM’s at the camp so you won’t be able to get cash out until you’re in the city centre

Guides Guide

The beauty of staying at the beach camp is that you can do whatever you like, whenever you like, your way.

Wake up to a delicious cooked breakfast whether it be pancakes, bacon and eggs or a ham and cheese omelette. Head to the beach to wash away the headaches (and mistakes) of the night before. A couple of hours of surfing, relaxing, soaking up the sun and playing beach games. After surfing hard, we’ll brave that first icy cold beer of the day. There are tonnes of different activities in the surrounding region to keep everyone occupied. We can head into San Sebastian to it’s famous pintxos bars, go on free walking tours, go horse riding, paragliding, go on wine tasting tours, simply head to the beach for more surfing, or enjoy the sunshine from our camp in all its glory. Finish your afternoon activities with a freshly poured sidra on the hill, watching the sunset while enjoying a big hearty dinner to line the stomach.




  • Bilbao BBK Live from July 11-13
  • Enjoy the daily shows, amazing atmosphere & even more amazing people 
  • Private Coach Transfer to Zarautz Beach Camp on July 14
  • 2 nights camping accommodation in Zarautz 
  • Daily breakfast and dinner in Zarautz
  • Daily yoga and surf lessons 
  • Nightly campsite parties
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