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Surf House As Furnas - Your surf home in Galicia
Holidays in one of Europe’s best kept secrets on Surfer Paradises. Situated in Galicia, in the Northern Spanish Region on the Western Atlantic Ocean coast, where the lineups are not yet overcrowded and the surf conditions ideal.
Our Surf House has all the requirements for your dream vacation: in a curated and modern, eco-friendly accommodation with a spacious garden and pool, close to the beach. We always have nice and interesting guests and offer you a selected and homemade meal with mostly regional ingredients. You can spend your days on the stunning beaches in the neighborhood, then relax with yoga, afterward enjoy a massage, take part in surfskate lessons, learn Spanish in our courses with flexible hours following your preferences, and much more …
Single or double room with bathroom & breakfast incl.
3 Course Dinner – Nutritional preferences, Intolerances, Vegetarian & Vegan
FOR SHARED USE
Kitchen, living and dining room, laundry room, free bike rental, …
Daily – Beginners, Intermediate & Advanced – Small groups
SPOT GUIDING INCL
7 spots within 10 minutes – Large swell window & sheltered bays
Test Center – Stinky Tofu Surfboards – Local brand & shaper
Large garden with pool, BBQ grill, hammocks, sun terraces with seating and lounging areas
Yoga platform under the trees in the garden with sea view.
SURF SKATE LESSONS
Surf skates and protectors incl. – Improve your surfing technique in no time
The best way to relax and relieve muscles.
The Surf House As Furnas is the ideal alternative to the usual party surf camps. It is a small camp with a maximum capacity of 12 people, which offers a family atmosphere. We always try to be as flexible as possible in order to respond individually to the needs and preferences of our guests. It is the perfect place to relax, concentrate on surfing and have fun.
The age of our guests is mainly between 30 and 50 years. They do usually emphazise a nice accommodation, a good and balanced diet, they like to workout and often sit together with a glass of wine or beer in the evening.
Pets and children are not allowed.
Arrival and departure days are flexible and there is no need to book full weeks.
You can usually book all our activities and the number of days, as well as the dinner separately (and also spontaneously on site) in addition to the accommodation.
The Surf House
The Surf House opened its doors first in 2012. It has a total of 6 double rooms. This not only gives you more space for yourself as well as privacy, but also a personal retreat whenever you long for some rest. We offer you the opportunity to relax and switch off – or, if you feel like it, to meet up with the other guests in the various common areas.
With solar panels on the roof, a careful support of regional products and local businesses, and a well-regulated garbage system, our eco- riendly Surf House is designed to offer a maximum of functionality and comfort as well as the perfect combination of fun and relaxation.
With the experiences of our travels, we have decided to create a place where you feel welcome; a place where you want to come back; a place where you feel at home….
… and this is how it all began …
The common areas are accessible for all guests from the Surf House are: a cozy living room with two large leather sofas, a spacious dining room with a view of the garden and pool, a modern and fully equipped kitchen with big refrigerators, a laundry room and an extra bathroom.
Throughout the entire house there is wi-fi, you can find also DVDs and books at your disposal, as well as various games and of course in depth tourist information about restaurants, surf spots, excursions and things to see in the area. The common areas are being cleaned every day.
Furthermore, Kathi, the owner of the Surf House, is always available for questions and tips. Good communication as well as a familiar and friendly relationship between our guests, as well as amongst staff and guests are truely important to us.
Our Surf House has a floor area of 350sqm and a garden of almost 3,000sqm, where we have now also a pool since several years. The spacious room layout and the design of the garden offer every guest a lot of space. A covered terrace in front, a rather shady terrace with a barbecue area in the back of the house and an always sunny terrace in the middle of the garden are ideal places to chill or hang out with the other guests of the house, to have breakfast or enjoy outdoor dinners with sunset atmosphere.
The green garden area is furthermore perfect for various outdoor games. The pool area equipped with sun loungers and air mattresses is ideal for sunbathing and relaxing. At the other end of the garden are some trees, under which you can spend your time on the hammocks or challenge yourself on the slackline. The trees do also provide the pleasant shade for our regular yoga classes.
For advanced surfers who travel with their own equipment, we have space to store boards as well as space to wash and hang up wetsuits.
Furthermore, each guest has access to a private parking space and to free bikes with surf racks.
Our Rooms provide a cozy and modern atmosphere, mixing the traditional whites of a hotel with a unique decoration from different cultures and countries from our travels.
The beds are very comfortable- the precondition for an optimal recovery after an intense day of surfing.
The Surf House has a total of 6 rooms: 4 double bed rooms – perfect for couples or single travelers who want their privacy and 2 twin bed rooms – ideal for friends traveling together
The rooms are spacious, each has its own bathroom and a small balcony or direct access to the garden. If you are traveling alone but do not want a single room or there is none available, you can also share a twin bedroom with another guest (only of the same gender). If available you can book with a small surcharge one of the 4 double bed rooms as a single bed room.
The rooms are being cleaned every second day. If you share a twin bedroom with another guest, the room and bathroom will be cleaned daily, of course. Towels will be changed on request.
The Castro room is named after the nearby Celtic ruins “Castro de Baroña”. It is one of four double bed rooms on the 1st floor and has a private bathroom and a small north-facing balcony overlooking the garden at the back of the house.
As Furnas is the name of our beautiful homespot, which is the closest beach to the Surf House. The room is also a double bedroom on the 1st floor with its own bathroom and a small south-facing balcony on the front of the house
Corrubedo is a small neighborhood town, which because of its lighthouse, dunes and charming harbor bars and restaurants, is always worth a visit. The room of the same name is one of the two twin bed rooms on the ground floor. It is possible to convert the two single beds to a comfortable, extra-large double bed. The room has its own bathroom and direct access to the terrace and the garden at the backside of the house.
Vilar is one of two beaches that are located in the unique nature reserve and dunes of Corrubedo. It is one of our favorite spots for teaching and can’t therefore be missed as a room in the Surf House. Vilar is another double room on the 1st floor with its own bathroom and a small north-facing balcony overlooking the garden at the back of the house.
The room Rio is named after the nearby beach of Rio Sieira. A boardwalk connects the two beaches As Furnas and Rio Sieira and ends in a small pine forest. It is a double bedroom on the 1st floor with its own bathroom and a small south facing balcony on the front of the house.
The beach Ladeira, an endless sandy beach with many different peaks of waves, is the second beach which is part of the nature reserve next to Vilar. A lagoon separates these two beaches. Ladeira is the one of the two twin rooms on the ground floor. Like in the other twin bed room, it is possible to convert the two single beds to a comfortable, extra-large double bed. The room has its own bathroom and direct access to the garden at the front of the house.
The good Galician cuisine is one of its tourist pillars. The excellent quality and variety of local products serve as a basis for diverse delicacies and dishes.
In our Surf House, we put much emphasis on a delicious and healthy diet. A rich breakfast buffet is included in the price. Be it sweet or hearty; there is something for everyone: Various breads, cheese, jams, yogurts, mueslis and lots of fruit are supplemented daily by various extras such as smoothies, croissants, scrambled eggs, etc. It should give you the strength and energy you need for a long day of surfing.
The shared kitchen (fully equipped with two large fridges, a dishwasher and various plates, pots, pans, etc.) can be used at any time for lunch and dinners or to prepare your lunch boxes.
We are happy to cook dinner for you. It consists of a two-course menu with dessert and is prepared daily with fresh regional products. It costs € 15 per person and can be booked on site day by day.
It’s important for us to to cook varied and creative dishes. And of course we can adapt the daily menu to the wishes and preferences of our guests. Let us know your nutritional preferences, whether you are vegetarian, vegan or have an allergy or intolerance. In addition to burgers, burritos, lasagna, paella and fish, we also offer many vegetarian, vegan, gluten and lactose-free dishes. You will definitely not leave hungry: our portions are made for surfers.
Our tap water is potable water, and there is also a so-called “honesty bar” with regional beer and wine, in the common kitchen and available 24/7.
Galicia is undoubtedly the place with the highest probability of waves in Europe’s mainland. The region in immediate vicinity to the Surf House with its miles of sandy beaches and coves is still untouched by mass tourism, and offers ideal conditions for surfing. Overcrowded lineups do not exist here! Due to the varied coastline and numerous beaches with different expositions, you’ll almost always find the perfect place for surfing, independently from waves and wind conditions. Whether beginner or advanced, there is a variety of waves for every level. Within a 15 minutes drive you can reach all of the best surf spots in the area. They offer us a wide swell window, as well as numerous wind-protected alternatives and various alternatives for big or too small waves, depending on surfing level and taste. These include Vilar, Ladeira, Balieiros and the two house spots As Furnas and Rio Sieira. Most of them break on sand. From early May to late October the water temperature is between 18 and 20 degrees. We do recommend a 4/3mm wetsuit for surfing and any other kind of water sport.
Our surf courses are exclusively held in small groups. This allows us to respond individually to each participant’s training level and needs. In this way a faster learning process in a friendly atmosphere is guaranteed. We offer high standard surf courses for all levels: advanced, intermediate and beginners. A surf instructor supervises a maximum of 7 surf students.
Our surf instructors have qualification certificates (licensed by the International Surfing Association ISA, the Galician Surf Federation FGS and the Spanish Surf Federation FES) and many years of experience in teaching.
If you already have practice in surfing, this is an important information for us. We want to help you to pick up where you’ve stopped on your last surf holiday.
You can book additional surf lessons on site or in advance any time, as well as always change the level of the surf course. We adapt the remaining surfing days and the surfing program to your individual needs. The surf course is exclusively for guests of the Surf House.
You drive with the surf instructors from the Surf House to one of the surrounding surf spots, where you get between 3 to 4 hours of surf lessons per day. The Surf House is surrounded by more than 10 different spots, which are all offering different wind and swell directions, wave sizes and tides. We always align our surf lessons with the current weather and wave conditions. Adapted to the daily forecast, spot guiding is included in the class to guarantee you the best possible surf for the day. Another way to improve your style and technique in surf lessons is through photo analysis. It helps you to get to know your movements and habits while surfing better and to surf more consciously afterwards. In order to recognize mistakes and to correct them, exercises in the water as well as on land are shown after the photo analysis
Download all the information about the dynamics of our classes in the following link.
Surf Material & Test Center
Our entire surf material is up to date with the latest technology and as good as new. We have a wide range of boards and neat wetsuits for our surf students. Softboards are ideal for learning the basics of surfing. Depending on your height, weight and your personal surf level, we have different models and sizes of softboards available for you. So you can approach a hardboard easily and without wasting time. We can offer our more advanced surfers both hard and longboards. In recent years, we have put together a test center on various boards with the help of our local shaper – Stinky Tofu Surf.
From longboards to shortboards, from retro boards to further alternative board shapes, you surely find the right board for you. Our test center offers you the perfect opportunity to try something new, or adapting your board choice on the daily weather and wave conditions. We are happy to help with your board selection in order to make you feel comfortable in the water, and to make you find the board that suits your surf level as well as the daily conditions. Our surfboard test center is being expanded and renewed every year.
If you don’t want to take part in the surf course but want to rather try surfing by yourself during this holiday, you can also rent the necessary surf material and use our transport to the beach. We have a large selection of different boards (soft and hard boards) as well as several shapes available. We only rent boards from our test center to surfers with at least 4 weeks of surfing experience.
For surfers who come with their own equipment, we have space to store the boards as well as space to wash and hang up the wetsuits.
You can either book the yoga classes and the surf skate lessons before the start of your trip, or you can decide spontaneously on site. In addition we also offer horse riding excursions and free bike rental.
With surf skating you can significantly improve your surfing technique in just a short time. The surfskate lessons usually take place in the afternoon after the surf courses. You can work on your surfing technique for 1 hour per day in a nearby sports facility. The surfskate lessons will help you to improve your balance, coordination and style when surfing in the ocean. It offers you the perfect opportunity to work on new maneuvers and train how to build up speed in a wave.
In recent years, more and more surfers have discovered yoga for themselves. For surfing, you need both strength, endurance and balance and coordination; properties that are trained in yoga practice. More flexibility and better body voltage can significantly improve your surfing. In addition, muscles and tendons are stretched and relaxed during yoga, and you’re therefore automatically protected against injuries.
The yoga classes, mainly Vinyasa Yoga, take place in small groups on our beautiful and quiet yoga platform under the trees in the garden. Here too, we put much importance on the fact that our yoga teacher (trained in 200 hours Level 1 Hatha – Vinyasa Yoga, at Yogaroom in Barcelona and certified with the Advanced Diploma in Yoga, at Yoga Vidya Gurukul in India) adapts the lesson’s level on the individual abilities of the participants, and does respect also their preferences and limits.
No matter how experienced you are, the yoga classes are always designed so that you can join in at your own pace. Let go, relieve tension, reduce stress and look forward to end the evening recovered and relaxed.
A massage is the perfect way to relax and relieve sore muscles and tension after surfing. That is why, in addition to our extensive program of activities. we also offer sports and relaxation massages. Our massage therapist is available for you three days a week, with appointments, for half an hour or one hour.
The Surf House As Furnas is located in the northern Spanish region of Galicia, in the small village of Xuño, on the western Atlantic coast. The place Xuño, with its nearly 1000 inhabitants, is located midway between the Atlantic and the mountain range of Barbanza, just a 10 minutes walk to the two beaches As Furnas and Rio Sieira. The people are friendly and the area around the Surf House is completely untouched by mass tourism. In the village, there are a small supermarket, a pharmacy, three restaurants with menus offering plenty of the specialties of the area and several bars where locals exchange their daily news and have a cerveza. A special highlight and always worth a visit are the two beach bars in As Furnas. They are situated directly on the dunes, overlooking the entire beach and of course the surfers in the water. At noon and afternoon, they offer with their tortillas and other delicious plates the much needed energy boost after a long surfing day. During sunset, they become the perfect place to chill and enjoy the view and maybe a cocktail or two. In addition to the ideal conditions for surfing, the area around the Surf House also offers a wide range of activities and excursions. Whether in the mountains or on the beach, you will find a variety of routes for both cycling and hiking. Interesting excursion destinations include the impressive Celtic settlement in the neighbourhood of Castro de Baroña, the Galician capital and famous place of pilgrimage Santiago de Compostela, the natural pools of river “Pedras” and numerous small fishing towns in the area.
Download all the information about Airports and Car Rentals in the following link.