Surf Camps

Our surf camps are suitable for absolute beginners that would like to learn how to catch waves as well as intermediate and professional surfers that are eager to improve their skills. We offer a variety of packages and also custom packages to fit your needs. The packages include accommodation in our hostel, surf lessons and  surf rental, optional breakfast, unlimited drinking water, tea and coffee, a Caballito tour, Video Analysis, Spanish lessons, etc.

We offer:

  • 5 rooms (10 people max)
  • Well equiped kitchen
  • Balcony with sea view
  • Family atmosphere
  • Surf lessons and rental
  • Caballito Tours
  • Walking distance to the beach and surf spots



3 Days Camp

  • 2 nights accomodation at Urcia Surf House
  • 3x surf lesson for 1,5h
  • Equipment for 3 days
  • Optional for extra charge: breakfast, unlimited drinking water, coffee and tea

6 Days Camp

  • 5 nights acommodation at Urcia Surf House
  • 5x surf lesson for 1,5h
  • Equipment for 6 days
  • Optional for extra charge: breakfast, unlimited drinking water, coffee and tea, Video Analysis,  Caballito tour

11 Days Camp

  • 10 nights acommodation at Urcia Surf House
  • 8x surf lesson for 1,5h
  • Equipment for 11 days
  • Optional for extra charge: breakfast, unlimited drinking water and tea, Video Analysis, Caballito tour

1 Month Special

Surf and Spanish

  • 30 nights accomodation at Urcia Surf House
  • 10x surf lesson for 1,5h
  • Equipment for 1 month
  • 1x video analysis
  • 10x Spanish lessons
  • Caballito tour

Build your own surf camp!
Interested in massage, yoga, Spanish lessons, sightseeing… Tell us what you desire. We can make it happen! 🙂


You will be staying in a dormitory, private or double room in our small family-run Urcia Surf House. If you wish to self-cater, the hostel has a fully equipped shared kitchen with gas stove and oven. There is a market only two blocks away from the hostel!

You have access to two shared bathrooms with hot showers. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hostel including on the sun terrace with sea view. The surf hostel also has space to hang and dry your wetsuit and your towel.


Once you arrive in Huanchaco we will figure out what time is best to start with the surf lessons, depending on the tides and your condition. We will adapt the schedules on the sea and your preferences, so you will for sure have a great time!

We offer surf lessons for all ages and all levels, from beginners to professional surfers and they last for 1,5h and consist of a warm-up, a safety briefing and coaching on the beach. The three surfers to one instructor ratio ensure that you have a great time, personal feedback and coaching, and a safe surf.

Besides the surf lessons, you can train and go for some free surfing whenever you want, since The Indigan Surf Hostal is not even a five-minute walk to the surf spot!

Huanchaco is a nice, relaxed town where you can chill at the beach, enjoy the delicious Peruvian food in one of the plenty restaurants around or have a drink at night. If you are interested in Peru’s culture, some famous archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian cultures of the Chimus and Moches are very close. You can also join a Caballito boat tour with Caballito legend Santos Urcia.


If you like, you can choose our breakfast. Our hearty and healthy surfer breakfast includes a fresh juice, coffee or tea, yogurt, cereals, fresh fruits, bread, butter, honey/ jam, cheese, two eggs, and vegetables. You can optional also avail of free drinking water, tea and coffee.

We cater for 

  • Vegetarians
  • Vegans
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)

John is the main surf trainer and surf coach of Urcia Surf School. Practising surf since 20 years and teaching since 17 years, he was competing in his early years and became Peru’s vice-champion in 2007. He has been working at surf competitions for 10 years and organizing surf competitions for 2 years. What makes him so special is that he has a lot of experience with beginners (also at daily work he still holds most of the classes) as well as with professionals. He is training Peru’s best riders, who are competing worldwide! For him, surfing is a vocation.

“best surfing experience ever”

I have stayed in the Indigan hostel for a month and the Urcia’s made me feel like part of the family. I started surfing as a complete beginner and thanks to John and Juninho I was improving every day. It’s amazing to be able go after the big waves now. The learning process was a lot of fun and co-living with relaxed, very sociable people made my stay in Huanchaco very special! I really recommend you give it a go!!! Many thanks to Miriam, Santos and Rosa as well! I will definitely be back!!! 🙂

“Spectacular experience with Urcia surfschool package”

I just finished the 6 day surf camp with Urcia surfschool and had a fantastic time. The family run, laid back vibe of indiga hostel is amazing – Miriam and John will make you feel like family. The breakfasts are incredible, two courses, beautiful, healthy, totally home made. John is a very good surf teacher, pays close attention to detail, is encouraging, helpful and fun. The Caballito tour was also a really cool experience, giving me authentic insight into the history and daily life of Haunchaco. I can’t recommend this package enough.

“Wonderful Time at Urcia Surf School & Indigan Surf Hostel!”

John & Miriam run an amazing business! Thoughtful, attentive owners. Always available and helpful. John’s a great, caring surf instructor – I made some great improvements. The food was great. All the people I met at the hostel were easygoing, fun people who I loved spending time with. Strongly recommend this surf camp!!!!!