Our 2015 European surf season is quickly approaching and this represents our 3rd season of traveling around Europe in search of great surf locations on the Atlantic Coastline. We begin our travels in June and continue on through the end of September.
The Oktopus Surf Camp is intended to initiate future surfers to the sport and lifestyle of surfing. We have an amazing team of professional surfing instructors that will coach you through all phases of your journey.
You will learn how to prepare for your session from both a physical and mental perspective. You will learn to understand the language of the ocean, how to safely enter and exit the water and of course… how to respect the locals and their home breaks. You will learn about your equipment and how to maintain it properly. Nutrition is also a very important part of the journey. We place a special emphasis on nutrition, hydration and UV protection. Most importantly, you will have an amazing experience while you’re surrounded by enthusiastic, adventure seekers such as yourselves.
Oktopus Surf Camp have teamed up with various local surf schools in each of our host towns to guarantee that you will have the best opportunity to learn from the most qualified instructors with insider knowledge of their local spots. We will visit beach breaks in the Basque Country of Northern Spain and Southern France.
Typically, during the first week, stops in Spain will include sessions at the beach breaks of Sopelana, Plentzia & Comillas,. In Sopelana and Plentzia, you will learn to surf with Professional Surf Coach Dani Fisher.
Dani is a Professional rider with the Styling Surf Team from Sopelana. http://www.danifisher-surfcoach.com/
The second week will usually find us traveling between Biarritz, Capbreton and Hossegor in the South of France. The schedule is always a flexible one since we must take what the ocean is providing us. We rely on the forecast team at Surfline to provide us with information on upcoming swells and weather patterns in order to make sure we are in the right place at the right time. http://www.surfline.com/home/index.cfm
2015 Touring schedules are generally based on two weeks trips and exact itineraries are subject to change so please be sure to keep in contact with us in order to stay up to date on the status of your trip.
We always maintain a flexible approach to our schedules so feel free to contact us if you wish to join us for a single week of surfing or a day trip.
Trip #1: 27.06 til 11.07 – Week 1, Spain: Sopelana, Plentzia and Comillas. Week 2, France: Biarritz, Capbreton and Hossegor
Trip #2: 11.07 til 25.07 – Week 1, Spain: Sopelana, Plentzia and Comillas. Week 2, France: Biarritz, Capbreton and Hossegor
Trip #3: 25.07 til 08.08 – Week 1, Spain: Sopelana, Plentzia and Comillas. Week 2, France: Biarritz, Capbreton and Hossegor
Trip #4: 08.08 til 22.08 – Week 1, Spain: Sopelana, Plentzia and Comillas. Week 2, France: Biarritz, Capbreton and Hossegor
Trip #5: 22.08 til 05.09 – Week 1, Spain: Sopelana, Plentzia and Comillas. Week 2, France: Biarritz, Capbreton and Hossegor
1 Week beginners course (6 days) – includes: professional coaching, all equipment, full-body wetsuit, local transfers to/from campsite & beach: 320,00€
2 Week beginners/intermediate course (12 days) – includes: professional coaching, all equipment, full-body wetsuit, local transfers to/from campsite & beach: 600,00€
Classes include theoretical knowledge as well as practical surfing. No previous surfing experience is required, only a will to ride and have fun!
You will receive a theoretical introduction to surfing equipment, weather, ocean conditions & safety.
– Physical preparation including warm-up and stretching exercises
– Practical use of surfboard, leash and neoprene
– Paddling and balance exercises in water
– Secure Take-Off, Paddling into a white wave and Standing up on your board and SURFING…
*during your 2nd week, you will be introduced to various techniques required to ride green waves*
Bungalow for 1/2 persons: 100,00€ per night.
Bungalow for 3/4 persons: 110,00€ per night.
Bungalow for 5/6 persons: 120,00€ per night.
* All Bungalows come equipped with a ceramic hob, microwave, kitchenware, heating, hot water, separate bedrooms, bedclothes, TV, furnished terrace and car park.*
Standard Pitch: Car+Caravan/Motor Home, 2 Persons, electricity: 36,00€ per night
Small Pitch: Car+Tent, 2 persons, electricity: 31,00€ per night.
*Meal Program: 18,00€ Per day / per person (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)*
Have a great Summer and we look forward to seeing you soon!
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