Sunwave Surfcamp Fuerteventura

Sunwave Surfcamp Fuerteventura

Sunwave Surfcamp Fuerteventura
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We offer world class surfcamps in an authentic and affordable holiday destination within easy reach from mainland Europe. Warm water, sunshine, consistent waves and a great variety of surf spots all year round - is just part of what you can expect from your surf holiday with us.
Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Spain

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Ivo V
2 contributions
Oct 2022
Lovely people, great accommodation, great atmosphere!
Surf coaching was relatively basic, but we received some good tips to improve our surfing - after all the only way to really improve is spend time in the water with good waves. We stayed in the villa, which is very nice, but could do with 1) better pillows, 2) some general maintenance and 3) replacing the inventory (e.g. pots and pans).
Nevertheless, we had a very good time, people were great, accommodation was fit for purpose (good price - quality) and I would come again.
Written October 16, 2022
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Sebastian M
Nuremberg, Germany1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Friends
It was my third time in Sunwave Surfcamp and it was like always a great time. Perfect orga and most important perfect waves. The team and especially the trainer Skino made everything to find best conditions, this is a big difference to other schools that have regular spots and times. I’m advanced surfer and could still learn a lot. Thanks for everything. Studios are really nice and chilling. Definitely worth a visit for beginners to advanced. I will come back, for sure. It was super super nice 👌🏻
Written December 10, 2022
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ThomasSurfFamily2020
Crailsheim, Germany1 contribution
Aug 2020 • Family
If you really want to learn to surf and have a good time, then Joachim at Sunwave has you covered, and Fuerteventura has the waves. Good instructors, easy going, and a nice place to stay if you need it. My 9 year old daughter, 11 year old son, wife and I all learned to surf in the first week. My kids were off in the waves the second week catching waves by themselves. Can certainly recommend!
Written August 22, 2020
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Hi Chris, thanks for your feedback!It was a pleasure to host you and your family and see you all progress and catch and ride waves ! Best regards to you and the family and see you next time !
Written August 24, 2020
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Antonio K
1 contribution
Jan 2021 • Solo
Rationale behind the review:

There are 2 groups : beginner and intermediate: sometimes 1 teacher is allocated to 10 students, not ideal.

Beginner group: the instructor "Inna" is a beginner herself, doesn't get into the water, the lesson is : take the board and repeat 3 random steps. We saw her surfing and her level is similar to an intermediate student. Wouldn't recommend her but since she's a beginner, can't really blame her.

As a beginner myself, it was frustrating as I didn't see improvements. Later I decided to join other instructors within the intermediate group.

Intermediate: instructors "Noah" and "David" both well experienced, David is a dedicated instructor, has an eye on you when you fall to give you immediate feedback, I highly recommend him. Noah is more reserved and spends his time enjoying the waves.

The owner Joachim is a business person, he's interested in filling up the "class" and camps to maximize profit. The prices on the website are misleading and do not reflect what you will pay, make sure you negotiate.

Camps: I stayed in Calle Velero, a decent villa but needs a lot of maintenance (worn furnitures, very slim mattresses, lack of first Aid etc..)

Overall I enjoyed my stay and had fun meeting interesting people, you should also be aware that this is a german school, I was the only non-german speaking in the beginner class so next time I'll fine tune my german language skills.

I would have given it 3 stars but there are a lot improvements to make.
Written January 4, 2021
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Natalie
San Francisco, CA6 contributions
Mar 2022
Unfortunately I didn't have a good surfing experience in this surfcamp. I wanted to improve my surfing (not taking beginner classes) and depending on the surfing instructor I would not call the classes even "classes". One of the surf instructors seems to be more concerned about catching waves for himself than actually teaching the students how to surf and have a good time in the water. It was really disappointing. I had some good classes with Pepe though. It seemed like he tried to make up for the disappointed surfing classes I had with another instructor so far and gave me a good last surfing lesson with some good advices on how to improve. All in all I think the class sizes are way too big (therefore it's cheap) and unfortunately I would never come back to this school or recommend it to someone, because the level of teaching quality is kind of unpredictable and depends a lot on the instructor you get :(
Written April 21, 2022
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Be N
Augsburg, Germany47 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We had not booked the surf camp, but were only one day at a surf course.
In itself, the surf instructor was very nice and also competent.
The group was relatively small (5 people), which was advantageous.

Unfortunately, there was little feedback and tips from the surf instructor, so you did not really know what you can improve.
In addition, the time in the water was very very short.
It was said before that the courses last about 4 hours. Ours was just shy of 2.5 hours and about 1h of that was driving. In the water we were just a little more than an hour.
Therefore, we visited another surf school afterwards.
Written May 16, 2022
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ntorresza
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Went there for 4 days, 3 nights. 3 intermediate surf lessons. The accomodation was good although the mattress was absolutely terrible, had back pain.
The house was nice.
Laia, the hostel hostess is really nice and professional, helps you with everything you need. 10/10 for her,

Negatives:

Too expensive. 300 euros for regular accomodation and 3 lessons. And I didnt learn anything about surfing. Im an intermediate surfer and the teachers didnt do any correction or gave any advice. Actually there wasn't any lesson at all. It seemed as I went surfing with a bunch of amigos and no teacher and that i only rented surf material. So not recommended for surfers who want to improve their surfing.

The teacher, Skino, is a really cool guy but doesn't fit the teacher role. He is more worried to catch his own waves than giving any lessons. Since we were aware that we weren't going to learn anything, we kindly asked him to reccomend us another surf spot so we could go on our own. He wouldn't tell us and be kind of unreceptive (not to tell sort of agressive). He told us that there is a lot of localism and we could only go with someone like him (even if he is italian and being there for only 8 months, he is a local already).

I wouldnt recommend this surfcamp for someone who wants to improve. My trip was saved by the other hosts but it had nothing to do with the effort of the hostel itself.
Written December 5, 2022
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Gaia
Milan, Italy1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Solo
I was here for just 5 days but I was able to make the most of it. Laia is super kind and always available for everything you need. The accommodation is what you need to enjoy your time here, it helps you to get to know other people and give you also the space you need for yourself. About the surfing lessons I had a great time, surfing everyday, I was in the intermediate class with Skino and he was always able to find great waves in all kind of condition, he is a great teacher who helps you improve giving tips in the water and pushing you to get your best.
Totally recommend it.
Written December 12, 2022
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Stefano I
3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Solo
Great, lovely people and excellent teaching.
When I was in Fuerteventura I never miss the chance to stay with people in the camp and to book lessons here. The whole team is really kind and helpful and I always leave the water with a big smile on my face and individual instructions to improve my surf skills.
Thanks to all professional staff Laia, Skino, Maxime and Joao for the awesome experience and hopefully see you very soon again!! ;)
Written January 15, 2023
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Michelangelo C
Naples, Italy16 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
The instructors Skino and Viktor are the best part of this surf camp, totally. Are super funny, friendly and are always present, also for night club time. Love this two guys. Caroline also is a perfect mate and it's very competent to organize everything for the camp. I don't love the Marco's house where I slept because is not organized, need a lot of things for guest. I do 4 stars for that reason.
Written September 18, 2022
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