BSA (level 4) & ISA accredited SURF school in Lanzarote

Our Lanzarote surf courses and clinics are ideal for any level of surfer who wants intensive coaching at the highest level available in Europe. We also offer the widest choice of handpicked private accommodation in Famara within easy walking distance of the beach and reef breaks. The surf school is a BSA Level 4 (the BSA’s highest award) and ISA accredited and only employs BSA qualified instructors with Surf Life Saving Awards.

WHY BOOK THIS SURFING HOLIDAY WITH ZOCO?
Simple! We are the only surf travel company who offers a wide choice of hand picked private accommodation in this area to suit most tastes and budgets. Our self catering properties include: Budget studio apartments, village apartments, detached beachfront bungalows and luxury villas with private pools. We also have a knowledgeable team on the ground with over 15 years experience in these islands. So whatever your needs please contact the ZOCO team for a tailor-made holiday and quotation.

KEY POINTS

• Location: Famara (Lanzarote North West)
• Airport: Arrecife (ACE)
• Transfer Time from Airport: 30 Minutes
• Join a Surf Clinic on any day Mon. to Sun.
• Surf Clinic Duration: 5 days/4 Hours Daily (10:30 – 16:00)
• Course Start Time: 10:30 am
• Course location: Playa Famara
• Student to Instructor Ratio: Low

Your 1 week Surfing Holiday includes:

• 7 Nights Stay in Private Handpicked Accommodation Self Catering Basis
• 5 Days Intensive Surf Coaching (4h per day)
• ISA & British Surfing Association Surf School Level 4 Accredited
• Swell/Softdeck Boards for Beginners & Epoxy/Custom Surfboards for Improvers/intermediates
• Daily picnic lunch on the beach
• BSA Course diploma & Progression Scheme

Prices from: 389 €

SURFING INSTRUCTORS

All the surf instructors employed by the Lanzarote Surf School are skilled watermen who have many years experience surfing and coaching at different levels. They have travelled extensively in search of that perfect wave, have sampled many different cultures and have learned to respect the ocean and environment we live in, for those reasons alone they are perfect role models.

All the surf instructors have trained and qualified as lifeguards via the Spanish Surfing Association or equivalent. They have all the necessary skills and experience to help participants progress to a level where they can become independant surfers. All instructors are multi-lingual and speak a good level of English.

SURF Coaching

The coaching techniques used by Lanzarote Surf School are similar to those developed by the Bristish Surfing Association (BSA).

The Surf Lessons have a low student to instructor ratio for safety reasons and to ensure you get the attention you need on dry land and in the water.

All participants are placed with an instructor who specialize in teaching at a particular level.

SURFING Equipment

All the equipment used by the Surf School in Lanzarote is specifically designed for beginners and intermediates with safety being the key factor.

Beginners will use NSP boards specifically designed for both stability and safety. Intermediates will use boards which provide a good blend of stability, manouverability and performance. Custom boards are available for more experienced surfers who are already comfortable riding a higher performance board.

The instructors will select a board suitable for your size, weight and ability.

All the equipment is checked and maintained on a regular basis to ensure you have the best material at your disposal. The school also provide a wide range of good quality wetsuits and rash vests.

Surf course outline for Beginners

The main aim of the 5 day Beginners Surf Course is get participants up and riding waves in a safe and fun environment. The surf course aimed at this level covers the Surf Essentials outlined below. At the end of the course each partipipant should have experienced the rush of riding a green/broken wave safely to the shore.

• Beach safety, currents/rip tides, Weather and Wave formation
• Equipment – How to handle it in the water
• Proning, stalling and accelerating board
• Paddling techniques
• Popup/stance refinement
• Catching broken waves
• Take-off (straight)
• Safe Wipe-out technique
• Turning right or left
• Paddling “outside”
• Position in line-up, wave selection, and timing
• Catching green waves and angled take-offs.
• Surfing etiquete
• Beach/location selection

A TYPICAL SURF CAMP DAY FOR BEGINNERS

The Surf Camp in Lanzarote is located in the natural park of Famara in the fishing village of La Caleta de Famara. Lessons take place on the beach of Playa Famara with consideration given to the tides, surf and wind conditions. However as a rough guide, this is what your day on the Surf Camp in Lanzarote might be like:

9:45 Meet at the Surf School Center.

10:00 Hop in the mini-bus and off to the beach.

10:00-10:30 Surfing theory and pratice on dry land..

10:30-11:00 Warm-up, stretching and simple exercises on the beach.

11:00-13:00 In the water! Surfing under the personal supervision of the surf instructors.

13:00-13:30 Picnic lunch on the beach, recovering from the morning surf session, recharging the batteries and soaking up some of the Lanzarote sun.

13:30-15:00 Back in the the water for session number two! Surfing under the personal supervision of the instructors, correcting any bad habits that you might have picked up or perfecting your technique.

15:30 Back to the Surf House to chill out and ponder the days achievements.

Course Outline For Intermediates

The main aim of a the 5 day Intermediates Surf Course is to help you to correct any “bad habits” developed over time, perfect your style and learn new surfing techniques/manouveres.

Our instructors can help you learn how to duck-dive correctly so you can easily get outback, you can then learn about your position in the line-up, timing/wave selection and take-off. You can then work on improving your bottom turns and learn how to cut-back and use the pocket/power of the wave to increase you rides. Progression = More waves = Progression!

For those of you who want to take your surfing to the next level you can learn how to pull off some of the more radical manouveres such as “floaters”, “re-entries”, and prepare yourself for what most surfers consider the ultimate surfing experience how to stall and prepare yourself to get barrelled!

NB: Please note for safety reasons and out of respect for the local surfing communities all of the surf courses take place on the beach breaks in Playa Famara.

A TYPICAL SURF CAMP DAY FOR INTERMEDIATES

The following itinery will give you a rough idea of what to expect each day on the Surf Camp for intermediates in Lanzarote

9:45 Meet at the Surf School Center.

10:00 Hop in the mini-bus and off to the beach.

10:00-10:30 Identify areas that need working on/improvement. Recap on theory and beach safety.

10:30-11:00 Warm-up, stretching and simple exercises on the beach.

11:00-13:00 In the water! Surfing under the guidance of the surf instructors with useful hints and tips.

13:00-13:30 Picnic lunch on the beach, recovering from the morning surf session, recharging the batteries and soaking up some of the Lanzarote sun.

13:30-15:00 Back in the water to perfect what you have been working on in the morning session or move onto more advanced surfing techniques.

15:30 Back to the Surf House to chill, have a few beers and share tall surf tales with the other guests.

NB: Please note for safety reasons and out of respect for the local surfing communities all of the surf courses take place on the beach breaks in Playa Famara.

PRICES

Please note that the prices below are not seasonal and remain the same all year round.

Price Guide
Lanzarote Surfing Holiday for all levels

Prices From

2 people – Studio apartment + Surf Clinic
389 €|£
1 person – Studio apartment + Surf Clinic
515 €|£
4 people – 2 Bedroom apartment + Surf Clinic
349 €|£
3 people – 2 Bedroom apartment + Surf Clinic
375 €|£
2 people – 2 Bedroom apartment + Surf Clinic
429 €|£
4 people – 2 Bedroom apt with terrace + Surf Clinic
405 €|£
3 people – 2 Bedroom apt with terrace + Surf Clinic
445 €|£
2 people – 2 Bedroom apt with terrace + Surf Clinic
535 €|£

NOTE: Flights are not included in price, check out  flights to Lanzarote’s Arrecife Airport.

DATES & AVAILABILITY

Our Surf Clinics in Lanzarote run all year round for all levels of surfers from newbies to pros. For experienced surfers we recommend the months October to April.