best review of a surf camp in Europe

Southwest Surfhouse is a truely magical place. From the moment you arrive you start to unwind and relax. My partner and I spent 6 nights here and wished we stayed forever. From car park salsa lessons to sunset surfs, daily ice cream stops to the most unbelievable home cooked meals you will ever eat- this place has it all sorted! The hosts- Raff, Georgia and Frazer- are a major part of what makes this spot so unforgettable. These legends instantly make you feel at home and your mind starts to plot how exactly you can quit your job and never leave. Frazer is the ultimate surf host. Any worries you come with fade away after one day with this guy. I’m not a strong surfer, but felt completely at ease when out in the water with this guy. His daily ice cream ritual brings everyone together and usually ends with a bridge jump, or a rosè session in town. Georgia, or G, the house chef has an infectious happiness. Her passion for fresh healthy food comes out in her cooking and it’s the best food you will eat on your whole trip. We learnt so much from G during our stay and she even included us in the cooking one night! Her skills in the kitchen are only a fraction of what this girl has the offer- she will have you in stitches from laughter and is the most beautiful soul. And Raff. What a guy. He keeps he ship afloat and makes sure everyone is looked after and feels at home. He always has the time to chat with every guest and offers local tips. Any problem you have this guy will offer a solution. He even drove us into town to check out a wine shop with us as he knew we would love it! We travelled here as a couple with minimal surfing skills (my partner doesn’t surf at all) and had the best week of our lives. There’s always a group activity to get involved in- be it bridge jump, salsa lessons, yoga class- and if you want to do your own thing for an afternoon, grab one of their many bikes and explore. You don’t even realise how much exercise and activity you are doing, and paired with the amazing food, you’ll leave feeling nourished and refreshed. Saying goodbye was the hardest, made easier knowing I’ll definitely be back! Until next time legends! Xxx

Ashley Murphy | Maitland, Australia