Discover the magic of surfing with the Nº1 surf school in Spain
Learn to surf in a fast, easy, safe and fun way with the first surf school in Spain. We are real surfers, 100% surfing, without dyes or sweeteners. We love what we do and we have a super crew of instructors, with a proven methodology since 1991.
Escuela Cantabra de Surf is the first surf school in Spain and one of the most recognized and prestigious surf schools in Europe and the world. Founded and directed since 1991 by David “Capi” Garcia. A team of surfers who will know how to transmit the magic and essence of surfing from day one and in complete safety. Somo Beach, Cantabria. Guaranteed fun.
“Everyone should discover the magic of surfing and experience what it feels like to ride a wave. It will be something they will never forget.”
David “Capi” García – Director and founder of the Cantabrian Surf School, since 1991.
Why our instructors?
Learn with the best
The Cantabrian Surf School has the most experienced and qualified surf instructors, with qualifications and national and international experience. Specialists in rescue and first aid, so you can enjoy yourself to the fullest and in complete safety. Real surfers who will know how to transmit the essence of surfing to you from day one. Surf with us and come to meet us… You will spend unforgettable moments full of action and strong emotions. Guaranteed fun.
All our instructors are sports technicians TD1 or TD2 by the Spanish surf federation and all our free time monitors have the qualifications required by the Government of Cantabria. The Escuela Cantabra de Surf is an official Quiksilver and Roxy surf school and is approved by the European Surfing Federation, the International Surfing Association (ISA), the Spanish Surfing Federation (FES), the Cantabrian Surfing Federation (FCS), the Official City Council School Ribamontán al Mar, Bahía Santander Tourism Seal, member of the Association of Schools and Professional Surfers (AESP), among many other quality seals.
More than 32 years of experience in teaching surfing. Since its foundation in 1991, by David “Capi” Garcia, on Somo beach, Cantabria, thousands of students have passed through the school, who have improved and perfected our methodology. During all these years, national and international monitors have collaborated with the school, impregnating it with the experience and professionalism that it currently has and turning it into one of the most prestigious schools in the world.
Love for surfing
And that shows in our classes. Laughter and fun are guaranteed and whether you start surfing or want to improve your surfing, we have very varied profiles within the instructor staff that surely connect with what you are looking for in a surf class: Closeness, professionalism, safety, didactics, psychology, experience and fun.
Everything is much easier when you love what you do and it shows in our team.
Director and founder since 1991
David “Capi” Garcia
When he was just 6 years old, his father pushed him on his first wave on his beloved Somo beach, in Cantabria. Since then, his whole life has revolved around surfing and this beautiful madness, which is to captain the Escuela Cántabra de Surf, of which he is the founder and director since 1991. He has traveled all over the world in search of the best waves in the world. planet and for more than 10 years he has been in the national and European top, becoming the surfing champion of Cantabria and Spain.
He now wants to transmit all his experience and love for surfing, to all his students and his surf team,
along with a super crew of instructors who also live and love surfing “Do you dare to paddle with us?”
Meet our instructors
Do you want to work with us?
We are expanding our family and looking for the best professionals in our sector: TD1 or TD2 instructors, free time monitors and qualified personnel for surf camps and surf shops.
Why Escuela Cantabra de Surf?
DISCOVER THE MAGIC OF SURFING WITH THE FIRST SURF SCHOOL IN SPAIN.
QUIKSILVER & ROXY OFFICIAL SCHOOL
Learn with the best
We have the most experienced and professional monitors, with qualifications approved by the European and Spanish Surfing Federation and national and international experience, including rescue and lifeguard specialists, so that you can enjoy yourself to the fullest from the first day, but in total safety. Guaranteed fun.
Approved surf school
Surf school approved by the European Surfing Federation, International Surfing Association (ISA), Spanish Surfing Federation (FES), Cantabrian Surfing Federation (FCS), Official School of the Ribamontán al Mar City Council, Bahía Santander Tourism Seal, member Association of Schools and Professional Surfers (AESP), among many other quality seals.
More than 32 years of experience in teaching surfing. Since its foundation, in 1991, on Somo beach, Cantabria, thousands of students have passed through the school, who have improved and perfected our methodology. During all these years, national and international monitors have collaborated with the school, impregnating it with the experience and professionalism that it currently has.
Learn in a fast, easy, safe and fun way. Maximum quality and professionalism with the shortest student-instructor ratio. We separate the classes by age and by homogeneous levels, so that you can enjoy your surf classes from the first day and in complete safety. All ages. From the age of 5… YOU set the limit.
All material included in the classes. The best material. New and extensive facilities on the beach in Somo, within the first surfing reserve in Spain. Possibility of renting material with special prices for clients. We have a surf shop.
Surf Camps and personalized training. Ask about other modalities of courses, days, schedules…etc. FLEXIBILITY. A la carte classes and camps. Different accommodation options for our students. Private classes, children, adults, groups, families, couples, team building, bachelor parties, schools, universities…
know the school
The largest offer for groups of all ages and levels
Much more than a surf school
The original. Learn with the best. Roots since 1991
We started giving surf lessons in 1991 without thinking that surfing would become the phenomenon that it is today. The beginnings were not easy, but with a lot of passion and work of many wonderful people and professionals who have spent more than 31 years at the surf school, the school has become the No. 1 surf school in Spain and one of the greatest references in the world of surfing.
We love Surfing
We didn’t get into surfing because of fashion, but thanks to our parents, who passed on to us as children the love for surfing, the sea and nature. Teaching surfing is fun, yes, but at the same time it carries a great responsibility. We belong to a surfing culture, which has been raised on the beach, has learned from the elders and from the lessons that the sea provides us, hours of saltpeter in the water and experience giving surf lessons. All those surfing roots and values are what we transmit today to all our students.
It’s easy to talk about surfing when you breathe, live and dream surrounded by surf. Our advice is to be very careful when choosing a surf school. Do not sell smoke, experience as everything is a degree. More than 32 years of experience in teaching surfing support us. We take care of our methodology, instructors, materials, facilities. We take care of our students. We want you to have a 100% surf experience.
We are demanding with ourselves and seek excellence in our surf lessons. We know that you come to have fun, but also to learn and improve your surfing. We believe that fun and quality must go hand in hand and the best formula to achieve this goal is to keep groups small, have the most experienced and professional monitors, have the best material, renew it year after year and have the best facilities. , to give our students the best possible service.