Surf camp: better than a five star hotel

Surf camps are everywhere. One step away from the best surf spots in the world, with idyllic views to top class wave peaks, surf camps are the ultimate travel destiny for beginners, intermediate and pro surfers.

Choosing a surf camp is like choosing the place where you'll sleep during a standard vacation with family or friends. First, carefully select the type of wave you're looking for. Do you want to go for your first surfing lesson? Do you need to improve your bottom-turns? Looking to fine tune your aerial tricks? SurferToday.com will guide you.

After choosing the right surf spot for your surfing needs, it's time to select the surfing camp. The quality of the accommodation, the distance to the beach, the privacy of the apartment, the existence of surf shop nearby are important items when booking your surf camp.

Other details include TV, private bathroom, outside showers, Playstation, kitchen, garden, transportation, restaurant, yoga rooms and extra facilities like extra beds or heated rooms.

In Portugal, Europe's most consistent surf spot, there are surf camps for all budgets and throughout the entire country. The first unit was established circa 1993 and, since then, this sports touristic offer has been steadily increasing in the land of 300 sunny days per year. This Western European nation certainly has the highest number of surf camps per capita.

In Australia and USA, surf camps have been joining forces and have grouped into business networks of three, four, five and more locations. Each surf camp brand offers a custom designed package of services: accommodation, meal, transport and lessons, for example.

In countries like Indonesia, Costa Rica, Chile, Brazil, Mexico, it's easier to find a family runsurf camp where, besides accommodation, you can still hear the most incredible stories about surfing in those places.

Today, the concept of surf camp is often used incorrectly. There are thousands of surf schools selling their surfing lessons as a surf camp offer. When you're looking for a surf camp you do not necessarily have to learn how to surf or to buy lessons.

The main goal of a surf camp is to stay close to the waves you've dreamed of. Sometimes, a surf camp is better than a five-star hotel. Here are a few good examples of what a surf camp should be:

Portugal
Peniche Surf Camp
Baleal Surf Camp
Surfivor Surf Camp
Amado Surf Camp
Peste Surf Camp
Ribeira Surf Camp

Morocco
Mint Surf Morocco
Moroc Surf
The Spot Morocco

Phillipines
Sagana Resort Cloud 9

France
Natural Surf Lodge
Star Surf Camps
Koala Surf Camp

Costa Rica
Witch's Rock Surf Camp
Del Mar Surf Camp
Vista Guapa Surf Camp
Una Ola Surf Camp

Indonesia
Surf Camp Sumatra
G-Land Surf Camp
Mentawai Surf Camp

Spain
Art Surf Camp
Raz Surf Camp

Australia
Surf Camp Australia
Mojosurf Camp

UK
Surfer's Paradise Campsite
Reef Surf Lodge

Brazil
EasyDrop
Surf Camp Pipa Brazil