Always wanted to try surfing but have no one to do it with? Well more people than ever are making their own way on holiday. Our surf holidays for singles are game-changing; we don’t do forced bonding sessions and we don’t do exclusive ‘singles’ holidays. That’s why 80% of our guests are solo travellers.
Surf camps for singles give you the chance to meet other solo travellers and learning something new is the perfect way to meet like-minded people who are just as keen as you to try something different!
And if you are keen to go your own way on a surfing holiday but are worried you’ll end up stuck somewhere with a bunch of drunken 20-year-olds or desperate recent divorcees, fear not. Find the most popular surf camp for singles over 30 here:
1. Surfing Holiday in Peniche, Portugal
This surfing holiday is set on one of Portugal’s most stunning beaches with ideal surf conditions for all levels, and it offers a perfect experience for solo travellers. You’ll share a house with a max of 6 guests, so there is no single supplement and it offers the chance to meet others from all over the world.
Hang out with your fellow surfers in the large lounge of the house or enjoy a weekly BBQ at the beach bar, which is located close to the accommodation. Qualified surf instructors help you experience the true surfer lifestyle and with 1 instructor and 1 surf assistant to a maximum of 8 students, your surfing will progress rapidly.
The location offers such fantastic surf conditions that it was selected for WCT ASP world Surf Tour and Rip Curl Pro Search in 2009.
Here’s what others have said about this holiday:
Gemma (30): Absolutely amazing! I went on my own and was quite nervous, but everyone was really friendly and made me feel welcome. I was standing by the end of the first day and by the end of the first night had a great group of friends to spend the rest of the week with. Brilliant!
Anna (30): Fantastic place, great people and atmosphere. I went as a solo traveller and I was a little bit nervous about it, but you quickly become part of the group. Overall – best holiday I’ve had in a long time and I would recommend it to everyone!
2. Surf holiday in Essaouria, Morocco
Whether you’re a complete beginner or an experienced surfer, riding a wave in this spectacular area of Morocco is a magical moment. These surfing holidays make great singles holidays as you’ll stay in a boutique style Riad with travellers from all over the world, which offers a wonderful luxury location and fantastic Moroccan hospitality. Solo travellers will have their own private room at the Riad for just a small supplement.
As Essaouira is a very relaxed and welcoming town it is easy to meet new people. Guests and instructors often go out for dinner or a cup of tea in the centre of the town. All of the instructors are multi – lingual and want to ensure you have the best time of your live!
See what others thought of this holiday below:
Andrew (35): great hotel and excellent tuition, friendly staff and nice weather in Morocco.
Andrea (49): A great holiday and very well put together, thank you for arranging it!
3. Surf and yoga holiday on Jaco Beach, Costa Rica
It’s a well known fact now that surfing and yoga go hand in hand. Yoga provides an excellent opportunity to wind down and stretch your muscles after an energetic surf lesson as well as improving that all important balance.
This school in Costa Rica has been a popular choice for years. Surfers have the choice to combine their surf lessons with a choice of activities, not just yoga. Surf and Spanish anyone? Photography? Go-Pro? Make this holiday your own perfect combination of activities and join many other solo travellers.
Accommodation is included in the onsite residence and singles have the change to share a room with another solo traveller or payment a supplement for their own private room.
See what this guest had to say about this fantastic learning holiday combination:
Sophie (32): I had a wonderful week. The ‘hostel’ was very well equipped, clean and tidy with several fantastic people staying there. Both the surfing and yoga tuition was top notch and I came away feeling fit, relaxed and satisfied that I had learnt a huge amount in both. The instructors were fun and friendly as well.
4. Surf Holiday in Fuerteventura, Spain
Enjoy this adventurous 7 night surf holiday in a self-catering surf hostel near the fun town of Corralejo. The island offers some of the warmest and most consistent waves in all of Europe and Corralejo is a pretty and lively town with excellent restaurants, bars and shops.
The majority of people who take these courses are solo travellers and the instructors often arrange social events in the evening and guests go out for dinner or a drink together as a group. Your accommodation will be a room in this great surf house with an amazing roof terrace for evening dinners so you can meet and mix with the other surfers.
Read what a guest had to say:
Beth (32): Thanks for a great holiday! The surfing lessons were great, amazing teachers!
5. Surf and Yoga Holiday in Taghazout, Morocco
Why not taking some relaxing yoga classes after an exhausting ride on the surf board? This unique holiday in Morocco combines yoga and surf classes in the beautiful fishing village of Taghazout. Stay in a traditional Moroccan villa converted into a communal surf house with shared rooms, which offers a friendly group atmosphere and fantastic Moroccan food.
Every morning breakfast is served in an ocean front café and delicious group evening meals prepared by the chefs are also included in the price and can be enjoyed from the roof terrace with views of the sea.
The friendly yoga instructors have developed the perfect yoga formula for surfers. In the classes you will enjoy a perfect mix of yoga, surfing and good company. The yoga lessons are taught at a luxury pagoda yoga studio within walking distance from the surf camp. It is open to the ocean and the sunset and many guests say it is the most beautiful yoga space they have ever seen.
Beside your daily surf and yoga classes there is much more to explore. You can arrange a visit with the school to Paradise Valley, a beautiful oasis with waterfalls and rock pools, the bay of Immsouane, or Fez, the UNESCO listed medina.
Here’s what past guests had to say:
Pam (46): This was my first experience of an organised holiday. It was a fantastic experience and brilliant for solo travellers. I will be booking my next break with NotInTheGuideBooksand recommending to friends and family. Well done! 10 out of 10 from one very happy customer!
Aileen (29): What a superb holiday! I could not have asked for more! From the booking process to the airport collection, to the camp itself, the people I met, the teachers I had, the surfing I did..excellent! Everything was perfect. I came back wanting to repeat my adventure all over again! Thank you so much!
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