SURFCAMP, RAZO’S BEACH, GALICIA

Our Surf Camp and Surf School are based only meters from the ocean in Playa de Razo, a picturesque coastal village located a short drive from the Northern city of La Coruña. Razo beach has been awarded a Blue Flag by the European Union thanks to it’s excellant water quality, beach safety and tourist facilities etc. Summer and autumn are ideal times to visit as the climate is pleasent and this area is one of most consistent summer surf destination in Europe. The 7km natural sandy beach offers a variety of peaks to suit most levels of surfers. These factors combine to make Galicia and Razo Beach a perfect surf destination for beginners who want to learn how to surf and intermediates who want to improve.

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Surf Camp Overview: Surf Accommodation | Meals | Surf School

 

your 1 WEEK (6 Nights) surf CAMP holiday Includes:

• 6 Nights Accommodation – Beachfront Auberge / Shared Room Basis
• Full Board Basis: Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Meals
• 5 Surf Lessons (2 hours per day, typically morning sessions)
• Professional coaching from FGS & FES Qualified Surfing Instructors
• All Surfing Equipment, Surfboard (Softdeck & Epoxy), Wetsuit, Leash
• Freesurf practice sessions in afternoons under supervision of surf instructor
• Blue Flag Beach with Beach Lifeguard and Facilities
• Aprés surf activities: Yoga, Beach Volleyball etc
• Local information and English speaking rep.
• Insurance
• Optional Transfers to/From local Airports and Stations

Prices from 290 EUR PPPW

KEY POINTS

Location: Playa de Razo, La Coruña, Galicia, Northern Spain
Suitable For: All Levels: Ideal for Beginners and Improvers
Airports & Terminals: La Coruña (LCG) or Santiago de Compostela (SCQ)
Transfer Times from Airports:
La Coruña : 30 mins drive
Santiago de Compostela : 45 mins drive
Transfers: Transfers available from La Coruña & Santiago de Compostela
Arrival dates: Fixed in June,July, August & September – See below
Season: Open from June to September
Airlines: RyanAir.com Every Sun, Mon, Wed, Fri From Stanstead to Santiago. ClickAir.com Everyday from London Heathrow to La Coruña.

 

PRICES

RAZO SURF CAMP GALICIA
Price Per Person
JUNE
6 Nights / Full Board / Shared Room Basis
290 EUR PP
JULY
7 Nights / Full Board / Shared Room Basis
495 EUR PP
10 Nights / 10 days surf course /Full Board / Shared Room Basis
750 EUR PP
AUGUST
7 Nights / Full Board / Shared Room Basis
350 EUR PP
SEPTEMBER
7 Nights / Self Catering/ Shared Room Basis
290 EUR PP
AIRPORT TRANSFERS
1-3 People
Return Transfers – La Coruña
40 EUR
Return Transfers – Santiago de Compostela
60 EUR
*Includes Main Airports, Bus and Train Stations

DATES & AVAILABILITY

DATES FOR ADULTS WEEKS

SEASON

MONTH

DATES
NORMAL
JUNE
22nd-27th JUNE
NORMAL
JULY
28th JUNE-04th JULY, 05th-11th JULY,
12th-21st JULY
, 22nd-31st JULY
HIGH
AUG
1st-7th , 9th-15th, 17th-23rd, 25th-31st AUG
LOW
SEPTEMBER
1st-7th, 09th-15th, 17th-23rd, 24th-30th SEPT

The Surf Camp is open from June to end September and places are subject to availability at time of booking. This coastline receives enough swell during this period especially for beginners and intermediates, however for more experienced surfers we recommend the month of September as the surf is generally bigger and more challenging.

 

accommodation

The Surf Accommodation comprises of a traditional Galician auberge plus a Galician style chalet located just a few meters away from the beach and surf, easy walking distance to local amenities.

The main accommodation is a traditional Galician building that was converted in 2010 to become one of the regions first dedicated Surf Hotels. The 2,200 m2 building can accommodate up to 86 guests in a range of rooms spread over two floors. The hotel is located right on the beachfront only 20 meters from the waves.

The 1st Floor comprises of 8 bedrooms to sleep 4 people, 3 bedrooms to sleep 6 people each with ample wardrobe space plus a communal bathroom.

The 2nd Floor  comprises of 8 bedrooms to sleep 4 people with ensuite bathroom and more than half the rooms on this floor have sea views.

The surf hotel is located only meters away from the beach and ocean where the surf lessons and surfing take place.  It has all the facilities you need onsite including a restuarant, bar and shop. There’s also a communal area where the team organise surf lectures and video analysis sessions.

The accommodation has a daily maid service, bed linen is provided and there’s also an on-site reception/manager.

ROOM ALLOCATION: Whether you are a single traveller, a young couple or a group of friends every effort will be made to allocate the rooms accordingly and make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Galician food & drink

Galicia has a reputation for Gourmet cuisine and is also considered to be the sea food capital of Spain! Thanks to the many coastal inlets and Riás producing some fine seafood. Most cities and villages have a plethora of restaurants that offer a sumptuous mix of traditional dishes, elaborate and international cuisine, shellfish, meat, fish and “tapas” all washed down with fine regional wines and other beverages. Recommended dishes: Pulpo a la Gallega (Octopus), Almejas (Baby Clams), Vieras (Scallops), Navajas (Razor Clams), Percebes (Barnacles), Pimientos de Padron (Hot peppers), Empanadas Gallegas etc. Wines: Albariño white wines and Ribeiros whites and reds.

MEALS

All meals are provided by a typical Galician restaurant located on the premises with terrace and views to the ocean/surf. Everyday the chef prepares different nutritianal and balanced meals that will provide the energy you need to surf and refuel after a hard days surfing. Vegetarians and other special dietary needs can be catered for in a Spanish way.

The restaurant also has a bar which is a great meeting point for all our guests and the local surf community. It’s the perfect place to chill out, socialise and meet new people aprés surf. The local surf team also organise BBQ’s and music concerts with local and national bands which all adds to the great vibe and atmosphere.

FULL BOARD INCLUDES:

Continental Breakfast: Fruit Juice/Coffee/Hot Chocolate/Biscuits/Local Pastery/Toast/Mamerlade/Fresh Bread.

Lunch and Evening Meals: Daily set menu with Starter, Main Course and Desert, Fresh Fruit and Water.

Surf School & Surf Lessons

The Surf School was formed in 2004 by the local Surf Club in association with the Galician Surfing Federation. Over the years the club has produced some good local surfers who are now competing both at national and international level.

The Surf Instructors are all qualified via the Galician Surfing Federation (FGS) and all have the necessary skills and patience to help you progress in a safe but fun enviroment at your own pace. The coaching is specifically aimed at those who have never surfed before or those who have already taken some some lessons but feel they need to improve further. Surfing is progressive and there is always something new to be experienced and learnt!

For safety reasons and to ensure you get the attention you need on dry land and in the water, the Surf Lessons have a low student to instructor ratio. All students are placed with an instructor who specialize in teaching at a particular level.

TYPICAL SURF LESSON PLAN

  • Warm-up, Stretching and Specific body excercises
  • Beach safety and Basic safety rules in the water
  • Equipment choice according to your level: wetsuits, boards, accessories
  • Prone position, Pop-up, Stance
  • Paddling technique
  • Take off technique
  • Duck dive and other technique, to get out back through the whitewater
  • Peaks, line-up and rip/currents dynamics
  • Surf Etiquette and Priority rules
  • Angled take offs, Riding (rights and lefts) Forehand and Backhand
  • First turns, tricks and maneaouvres
  • Surfboard shaping
  • Weather and Surf forecasting

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

Beginners will use softdeck boards specifically designed for both stability and safety. Intermediates will use Epoxy 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.