Surf Camps for Adults / 9 Best Surf Camps Around the World

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Surf camps for adults are the bee’s knees. Imagine an oceanside paradise where your only responsibilities include surfing, eating, and more surfing. The general schedule of a surf camp day goes something like this: eat, surf, eat, chill, snack, surf, eat, sleep, repeat. Throw in a sprinkling of yoga classes, boat trips, pool time, and hikes and you’re all set.

Surf camps come in many different forms, but the big differentiator between a surf camp and the standard a la carte beach hotel is that surf camps are designed to support you surfing as much as possible, and packaged to include most things. Most things being accommodation, meals, surf gear, and surf lessons, coaching, or guiding depending on your surf ability.

Some surf camps for adults are all-inclusive, and others offer half-board options or some flexibility to tailor your trip depending on your preference.

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A surf outing at Shaka Beach Retreat, a surf camp at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

If you’re a beginner surfer or interested in learning how to surf, surf camps are a great place to get started and build a solid foundation with daily surf lessons. Alternatively, if you’re a more advanced surfer, you’ll have access to surf guides who are dialed into the local waves so you’re sure to have the best chance at being on the best waves around at any given moment.

Surf camps come with a wide variety of vibes, so be sure to give any camp you’re considering a thorough inspection to make sure it fits your ideal setup. Some surf camps are geared toward a health/wellness getaway with yoga classes and healthy foods, some locations are best for more intermediate and advanced surfers, while others cater to a party-happy younger crowd.

Whatever your preference, surf camps are an awesome way to take a surf trip because you don’t have to do much planning or handle logistics. Most things are taken care of so you get to focus on surfing your brains out and having an absolute blast.

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surf camps for adults

To expedite your surf camp vacation bliss, we’ve rounded up the best surf camps around the world. These surf camps for adults have been selected based on location, reputation, amenities, and the overall aesthetic of the property and facilities. The surf camps on the list all have different types of packages so be sure to check out what’s included with pricing.

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Surf Camps for Adults



Ahangama, Sri Lanka

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Soul & Surf is an all-inclusive surf and yoga retreat at a modern tropical locale in Sri Lanka. This beautifully designed surf camp offers 7-day packages packed with daily yoga, surf lessons, and delicious healthy meals. Read more.

BEST FOR: Solo travelers, couples, groups, and families looking for a laidback and healthy surf yoga experience.

PRICING: $1,200 – $2,000 USD per person per week

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Playa Maderas, Nicaragua

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Rapture Surfcamp Nicaragua is a modern surf camp nestled in the hillside above Playa Maderas with sweeping views of the jungle and ocean. This new and spacious surf camp has a lovely infinity pool with views for days and multiple types of accommodations to suit all budgets. Choose from roomy 4- and 8-person dorm rooms, modern private rooms, or very cool glamping tents equipped with king size beds, ocean views, private decks and private bathrooms. Read more.

BEST FOR: Solo travelers, couples, and groups looking for a social and flexible surf camp.

PRICING: From $42 (dorm) to $143 (private room) per night

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Mentawai Islands, Indonesia

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Hollow Tree’s Resort is an all-inclusive beachfront surf resort in the Mentawai Islands at one of the finest rights in the world. Hollow Tree’s sits on a stunning stretch of white sand beach with Lance’s Right (aka Hollow Tree’s) surf break directly out front. The surf resort caters to surfers of all levels and has no less than 10 world-class waves within a short boat or bike ride from the resort. Read more.

BEST FOR: Intermediate to advanced surfers looking for an exotic surf trip in tropical paradise.

PRICING:$200 USD per person, per night

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Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica

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Shaka Beach Retreat is a beautiful boutique surf and yoga retreat at Playa Hermosa, Costa Rica. This beachside surf camp includes daily small-group surf lessons, top-notch yoga classes, and healthy delicious food. For beginner surfers, Playa Hermosa has perfect conditions for learning, while intermediate and advanced surfers will find fun waves at Playa Hermosa’s beach break and right point break. Read more.

BEST FOR: Solo travelers, couples, groups, and families (minimum age is 15 years old) looking for a laidback and healthy surf yoga experience.

PRICING: 5-day, 7-day, and custom length packages are $1,375 – $1,925 per person

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South Sumatra, Indonesia

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BeOcean Krui is a beachfront surf camp in South Sumatra with amazing waves and stunning views. This all-inclusive surf camp offers private bungalow accommodation and easy access to pumping waves at a really affordable price point. At $65 USD per person per night with all meals included, you’re practically saving money on this surf trip! Read more.

BEST FOR: Intermediate to advanced surfers who love hollow barreling beach breaks and slabs

PRICING: $65 USD per person per night

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Bukit Peninsula, Bali

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Rapture Surfcamp Bali is a modern surf camp and school on the southern coast of Bali’s Bukit Peninsula. The surf camp offers a range of price points to suit every budget–accommodations range from spacious light-filled private rooms and suites to super nice budget-friendly dorm rooms. Surf lessons and surfboard rentals are available a la carte, so you can tailor your experience and pricing accordingly. Read more.

BEST FOR: Solo travelers, couples, and groups looking for a social and flexible surf camp.

PRICING: $53 – $130 per night for half board (plus 10% government tax)

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Popoyo, Nicaragua

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Perched on a coastal hilltop with sweeping views of the Pacific and tropical forests, Two Brothers Surf Resort is an ideal place for intermediate to advanced surfers to explore the wave-rich area of Popoyo. The surf guides at Two Brothers are dialed into the waves and conditions in this Nicaraguan wave mecca so you’re sure to be in the right place at the right time. Read more.

BEST FOR: Intermediate to advanced surfers looking to surf as much as possible and score epic Nicaraguan waves.

PRICING: 7-night stay for two at $1,699 per person / for 3+ at $1,399 per person

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Bordeaux, France

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Sanctuary Surf is a boutique glamping surf retreat nestled among the gorgeous pine-tree studded coast of the French wine region of Le Médoc. Open from May to October, this surf camp excels in gourmet local cuisine, lux canvas tents, and a picturesque campsite five minutes from the beach. Read more.

BEST FOR: Couples and groups looking for a laidback foodie-approved holiday surrounded by nature with all the comforts of a hotel.

PRICING: Full Board: $115 – $130 per person per night / Half Board: $55 – $77 per person per night

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Ericeira, Portugal

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Rapture Surfcamp Portugal is a beachside surf school and camp in sunny Ericeira on the western coast of Portugal. With a fantastic surf school, great food, and modern accommodation, this social and fun surf camp is an ideal place to stay to explore the world-class waves around Ericeira. Read more.

BEST FOR: Solo travelers, couples, and groups looking for a social and flexible surf camp.

PRICING: €29 – €110 per night

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For more surf resorts and surf holidays,

check out the Surf Resort Guide >>

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