Whether you've picked up the basics of surfing or you're a total beginner, there's no better holiday than a surf camp.
There are some amazing surf camps to be found all over the place, Portugal, France, Morocco, even here in the UK!
Bura Surf House, Portugal
Bura Surf House is a surf camp with a difference. Although it is a backpackers hostel, it's very much a surfer's oasis.
The surf house regularly holds boot camps, including surfing lessons, stand up paddleboarding, coasteering, yoga and more.
On top of this, they have just launched their new retreat Surf. Yoga. Wine.
Now that's a retreat that needs no further explanation!
Surf Maroc, Morocco
Morocco is becoming an even more valued as a prime surf location. Surf Maroc is one of the best places to go try out the waves.
The company runs many different types of surf camps to suit any experience level.
Surf Maroc has also started a 'Girls Surf and Yoga retreat' based at the Taghazout Villa, with all accommodation located at the water's edge on Hash Point. Bliss!
Harlyn Surf School, Cornwall, UK
A surf break in the UK means that you haven't got Morocco's assurance of good weather, but you can still be confident that you'll get some good surf.
The retreats concentrate on building up your surfing skills, as well as introducing you to paddle boarding and yoga.
On top of these, you also get to use the hotel's spa, swimming pools and treatment rooms whenever you please.
Choose between a women's only weekend or a general surf camp when booking.
Art Surf, Spain
Art Surf Camp started as a small surf camp for anyone who wanted to turn up, practice water sports and have fun.
Over the last decade however, the founders have become professional instructors and the camp is now one of the best places to learn to ride waves.
Art Surf is a little different from most surf retreats as it also runs a longboard course.
Surf in the morning, longboard in the afternoon... Is there a more perfect sounding day?
Errant Surf, Portugal
Fancy living in a beachside tipi while you learn to surf? Us too!
Between learning to surf and hanging out in the line up, you can go on sea fishing trips, dolphin safaris, take kitesurfing lessons, go rock climbing, sailing, mountain biking, wakeboarding and open ocean kayaking.
Most packages include five full days surfing and 10 lessons with a professional coach. We’ll all be pros by the end of this holiday!
Surf Boat, Fuerteventura
This boat trip in Fuerteventura is the surf camp for anyone who's looking for the real surf safari experience.
Time away chasing swells and discovering uncrowded beaches to surf? Count us in!
It gets better: the first three days of surf school are totally free!
After those three days you can decide whether to go it alone and chase some waves or pay for a little more time perfecting your pop.
Life on a surf boat sounds like the life for us.
Natural Surf School, France
Natural Surf School offers good, plain and eco friendly surfing in South West France.
The company prides itself on being a no frills experience for anyone who wants to experience the surfer lifestyle.
The surf school is based out of a wooden surfshack on Les Casernes' beach.
The green surf camp also runs a raw food workshops on site for any surfers who want to get into a clean living lifestyle to compliment their life on the waves.
For those of us looking for the surf vibes without the lessons, Natural Surf rents out its beach lodge for waveside living, near to the lush Landes forest.
Mentawai Surf Camp, Indonesia
If you want a camp that will really hammer in the skills and stamina you need to surf - this is the one.
Imagine how your arms and abs will look by the end of this week!
It's not all hard work though. The camp promises "well deserved dinner and epic evenings at the bar!"