Saturday, August 18, 2018

Update 12 September 2017: The Surf Camp has been cancelled.

With the last of the sand finally removed from your shoes and your glorious T-shirt tan finally fading away, it’s time to shed a tear and lower another absolutely fantastic summer into the ground.

That is, unless you’d rather keep your sunny season alive and kicking, of course. And the guys behind the UK’s biggest international surf contest and festival, Newquay’s Boardmasters, can make that happen.

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For the very first time, Boardmasters is leaving the Cornish coast and heading for sunny Spain, and you’re invited along for the ride. The inaugural week-long Boardmasters Surf Camp (1st-8th October) in Loredo, near Santander, has all the cool, chilled and good-times vibes of its Newquay festival with group yoga and live music playing a big part, and also offers any-ability surfers the chance to ride the superior waves of the world-class beaches around the Basque country, including the famous break at Mundaka.

That’s not all. Not by a long stretch. After your surfing, yoga and live music from the likes of Sunset Sons, you’ll have screenings at an outdoor cinema, a boat party, a DJ party night, evening skateboarding sessions, beach picnics, slacklining, campfires and more to fit into your hectic but totally chilled-out schedule.

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On how the new camp came about, co-CEO of Boardmasters Andrew Topham said: “Over the years, thousands of our followers have discovered their love of surfing with their first lesson on Fistral Beach or Watergate Bay. And much as we encourage them to continually return to our Cornish home, throughout the winter months, we’re keen to give them another destination where they can enjoy all the laid-back heat and warm waves. We’ve merged all the best experiences of our Boardmasters beach festival into a one-week special stay, bringing all our surf, music and soul elements into the perfect getaway for those who just don’t want summer to end.”

The week-long surf camp costs £395, which covers all accommodation, activities, music, yoga sessions, lunch and breakfast each day (for your dinner, you’ll absolutely want to explore the bars and restaurants near the camp). There are upgrade options too, for surf kit, surf lessons, a yoga course and private room. All you need to do is get yourself to Santander, and keep your summer rolling.

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