If you are dreaming of surfing for the first time, or improving your technique in the waves, booking yourself on a surf camp is ideal.  Surf camps are all about making life easy for you as they take care of where to surf, provide great surf instructors, are located close to cafes, restaurants and bars, and even provide all your surf equipment.  You just need to choose where you would like to travel to, and the team will look after the rest for you.  Get inspired with our favourite European surf camps:
  • 1- Chill In Surf House, Ericeira, Portugal

We love the Chill In Surf House's refreshingly modern theme and beautiful views of Praia do Sul surf beach.  The surf camp is surprisingly affordable, and you can arrive any day of the week whether you want to share a room, or hire a private room.
  • 2- Zoopark Famara Surf House, Lanzarote

If you're wanting year round sunshine, 25 degree plus temperatures, and lots of wide open spaces, then Zoopark surf camp in Famara, Lanzarote is perfect.  The surf camp rounds throughout the year and is located at one of the best surf beaches on the island.
  • 3- Quiksilver Boardriders Surf Week, Hossegor, France

Feeling inspired by the Quiksilver Pro France that's going on at the moment?  This Quiksilver run surf camp in Hossegor in the south west of France provides all you could need to improve your surfing.  A pro surfer will help teach you during the week, and you will be with surfers of the same level as yourself- whether beginner, intermediate, or advanced.  Book yourself soon as the camp runs April-October to maximize the best weather and waves.
  • 4- La Concha Surf Bungalows, Corralejo, Fuerteventura

This tranquil setting is something a bit different to the normal sociable surf camp environment, as La Concha is a relaxing set of bungalows ideal for couples or groups looking to unwind as well as surf during the day.  Hang by the beautiful gardens and pool, and maybe even take a morning yoga class to start your day.
  • 5- Casa Offshore, Lagos, Portugal

From February to mid November Casa Offshore in Lagos runs a great surf camp, where you will surf morning and afternoon with lunch provided. Everyone loves the treats there, such as the hot tub, BBQ Wednesdays, and free wifi of course. Make the most of its close location to Lagos town, and explore the cafes and restaurants when you get the chance.
This article was added by Francesca Bingley