Rapturecamps surf camps Bali / Nicaragua / Costa Rica / Portugal
Rapturecamps.com is a network of 5 unique surf camps in 4 countries on 3 continents. In the last 16 years, we’ve helped more than 15k people from all over the world to learn to surf and find the best waves. Our surf camp is owned and run by surfers who love to teach surfing to people from all walks of life.
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Rapture Surf Camp Green Bowl - Bali
Our Green Bowl Rapture camp is located on the Bukit Peninsula, a paradise of gorgeous sandy beaches and spectacular temples perched on top of one of the most legendary surf locations in the world!
The camp is built into the cliff side and the villa features a delightful mix of Western and Javanese architecture. You can choose to stay in our shared dorms or treat yourself to a private suite. Relax on our terrace equipped with sofas and loungers and enjoy the perfect after-surf chill session or take a dip in the infinity pool – the jewel of this location, overlooking both the rainforest and the Indian Ocean.
Make our camp the vantage point for your surf adventures! Famous surf spots like Uluwatu, Balangan, and more are easily accessible from camp. Moreover, we offer surf lessons for beginners as well as surf guiding for intermediate surfers. Our surf school is staffed by qualified and experienced surf instructors and if you feel like some post-surf relaxation, you can participate in yoga sessions held daily or book yourself a massage.
For when you’re not surfing our surf camp incorporates stunning Balinese gardens and traditional, yet comfortable, Balinese lounges to relax in. If you fancy a day away from the beach, you can always take a Bali discovery tour using our shuttle or you can rent a motorbike and go explore on your own. Last but not least, the world-famous sanctuary Uluwatu is only 30 minutes away.
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Rapture Surf Camp Padang Padang - Bali
Our surf resort in Padang Padang offers the true rustic Bali beach vacation experience combined with a top quality surfing holiday. Our traditional Balinese grass bungalows, lodge, surf shacks and well-appointed villas are located only 5 minutes from the best surf breaks Bali has to offer and of course the gorgeous white sand beaches this Indonesian island is famous for.
The surf camp is situated right in the middle of Bingin, Padang Padang and Uluwatu, with waves ranging from beginners to intermediates and Pro levels. Famous spots like Impossibles, Bingin, Dreamland and Balangan are also all easily accessible from our Surf Camp.
We provide surf lessons for all levels, surf guiding for more expert surfers and as well as tours around the fascinating island of Bali for when you fancy a day away from the beach.
For when you’re not surfing, our surf camp incorporates stunning Balinese gardens, traditional – yet comfortable – grass hut accommodation and pleasant Balinese lounges to relax in.
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Rapture Surf Camp Playa Avellanas - Costa Rica
Rapture Surfcamps is located in Playa Avellanas, a 20-min drive away from Costa Rica’s party center, Tamarindo. Our Costa Rica surf camp consists of a big, modern building with an indoor communal area and an outdoor patio leading to tropical gardens.
At our surf camp you live surrounded by pristine nature close to a beach that offers not one or two, but five surf spots, yet you are only a few kilometers away from legendary Tamarindo. No matter if you are a rookie or an expert – you will find perfect surf conditions that suit your level. Surfing, swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, hiking in national parks, spotting wildlife, heading to Tamarindo to party or just having a relaxing day at camp, at Rapture you choose your own adventure.
In addition to our excellent local surf breaks, which are easily accessible on foot and meet all skill levels, other hidden gems such as Playa Langosta, Playa Grande and Playa Negra (mostly known from the surf movie Endless Summer II) are all accessible in minutes from camp. We offer shuttle services and bike rentals if you want to explore the other surf spots in the area.
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Rapture Surf Camp Playa Maderas - Nicaragua
The Rapture Surf Camp in Nicaragua is based in a spacious 2-level building, on top of a hill overlooking the jungle, Playa Maderas, and the Pacific Ocean. At the surf resort, you can relax in the common area or chill in one of the loungers by the pool. The camp features comfortable beds, delicious food, spacious areas and beautiful showers as well as magnificent sunset views.
From the surf resort, you are only a 15-minute walk through a beautiful jungle path to Playa Maderas, which is known as one of the most consistent surfing locations in the country. The beach is situated on the Pacific coast of Central America, only 2,5 hours from Managua Airport and 9 km north of San Juan del Sur – Nicaragua’s surfing capital and home to a number of great surf spots.
The area around the camp offers great surfing conditions and year-round swells. Playa Maderas offers both bigger waves and smooth beach breaks for our surf school, and there are a number of other great spots within easy reach from the camp.
Our surf instructors will shuttle you every day to the spot that works best: from Maderas down to Playa Remanso, Playa Hermosa, Tamarindo, El Yankee and even Playa Escameca, offering you affordable surf lessons with our experienced and patient local surf instructors. For those who would like to experience the famous breaks in the north such as Playa Manzanillo, Colorado, Panga Drops and Santana, we offer boat trips on demand.
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Rapture Surf Camp Ericeira - Portugal
Our Surf camp in Portugal is housed in a two-story villa located just next to Foz do Lizandro beach and just 20 minutes on foot to the lovely fishing town of Ericeira, an authentic old fishermen’s village with a young beating surfing heart, just 35 km north-west from Lisbon.
The camp features comfortable accommodations with scenic ocean views. The house has a large dining room on the ground floor and a fantastic terrace one floor up. Behind the house there is a private terrace, which is great for relaxing, sun bathing on the day bed, and enjoying great local wines or a few cold Portuguese beers.
In addition to shared and private rooms in the main camp building, we also have apartments available for rent right in the camp area. For travelers arriving in groups, couples, or families, these accommodations offer the perfect opportunity to blend the adventurous surf camp atmosphere with the comfort of more space and privacy.
Also, there is a lot you can do at the campsite. Relax and enjoy the view on our cozy rooftop terrace. Play table tennis against your surf mates. Stay active and join our yoga sessions or analyze your surf performance from pictures taken by our photographer. In addition, you can go to Ericeira’s town center using our rental bikes or skateboards in less than 15 minutes. This is where you can indulge in fantastic local dishes and experience the vivid nightlife.
Ericeira is a surf mecca: the incredible breaks and pristine condition of the local beaches and water prompted environmental organization Save the Waves Coalition, in co-operation with the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the National Surfing Reserves of Australia, to select Ericeira as a dedicated World Surfing Reserve — the first and only one in Europe. The majority of Portuguese pro surfers come from Ericeira due to the high quality of its waves.
Foz do Lizandro, our home sand beach represents the perfect stomping ground for beginners. Its mellow waves and sandy bottom make it a great place to learn how to surf. A large variety of surf breaks and beaches for all skill levels can be found along 10 km of coastline around our camp.
For more experienced surfers the immediate area north of Ericeira is home to a cluster of world-class surf spots with many perfect left and right-hand reef breaks and tubes to ride, including Ribeira d’Ilhas, a regular feature on the ASP World Tour Surf Championship.
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In all our surf camps we offer a variety of types of accommodation such as private apartments, luxurious suites and cozy shared dorm rooms together with fresh and tasty food, surf lessons and group activities.
Surf lessons for beginners, intermediates as well as sessions for more advanced surfers. The certified, knowledgeable instructors at our surf school make sure that you achieve your goals whether you are just starting out as a beginner or you are an advanced surfer who wants to improve their technique. All the locations offer surfboard rental available in all shapes and sizes of boards.
Surfer friendly places to stay located in the proximity of some of the best surf spots. We have accommodations to suit all needs from comfortable dorms to high-end private rooms for solo travellers or couples with private balconies. Accommodation prices include daily breakfast and 5 dinners per week.
Surf guiding is always included in the room price (except in our Ericeira surf camp) and provided at no extra cost to all experienced surfers looking to surf at one of the many world-class breaks along the area around our surf camp. Our experienced surf guides will take you to the best waves suited to your ability and advise the best places to paddle out and to inform you of any possible currents, rips, and dangers you need to be aware of.
Guided Surf Tours
Our experienced surf guides offer surf trips and tours to the best breaks and secret spots by boat, 4x4 or bus.
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ServicesSurf Camp Surf camps can offer a variety of types of accommodation such as apartments, hotels, rooms, camping or dormitories together with food, surf lessons and group activities. Often included are guided surf tours of the best local spots along with surf hire, videos, photography, professional coaching and even some night life. Surf School Schools with qualified surf instructors offering lessons and courses with equipment hire to individuals or groups, whether you are a total beginner, an intermediate surfer or an experienced surfer looking to improve your ability. Accommodation Surfer friendly places to stay near some great surf spots. Including camp-sites, hostels, hotels, B&Bs and surf lodges. Surf Guide Guided Surf Tours Experienced guides with local knowledge who offer surf trips and tours to the best breaks and secret spots by boat, 4x4 or bus. Womens These businesses specialise in working with women surfers or women wanting to learn to surf.