Surfers are a unique breed of people who have special interests in life. But the Surfana Festival has managed to bring everything surfers love about life into one terrific weekend that celebrates everything about surfing culture. The festivities take place at the stunning grounds of Camping de Lakens, right smack in the heart of the National Park Zuid-Kennemerland, Netherlands. You’ll be sharing the venue with the park’s natural inhabitants: rabbits, foxes, and deer tend to make appearances at the campsite, which add to the magical experience. After a full day of activities, sit back and enjoy a beverage with local treats on the side at the on-site restaurant, or book a massage to soothe those tired muscles.
There will be lots of live music played by many artists who are well-loved by the surfing community. The artists come from all over the world: Australia, Canada, South Africa, Ghana, Portugal, and of course, The Netherlands. They’ll be playing the soundtrack to a one-of-a-kind fun weekend, while you get to dabble in incredible clinics that cater to a diverse set of interests but revolve around the themes of health and wellness, surfing, and sustainability: surf movement classes, beer tasting, zero waste lifestyles, yoga, Ayurveda, massage, meditation, dance, and much more! The clinics are always a crowd favorite and through the years, have become a focal point of the event.
‘Surfana Festival will make you love life even more: with a dazzling array of activities, incredible music, stunning scenery and sports for all ages, this festival is more of a playground where you get to do what you love the most.’
Even if you’ve never gotten up on a surfboard before, attend anyway – this is a chance for you to learn about surfing while mingling with some of the coolest surf-minded people from all parts of the globe. You’ll need tons of energy to participate in all the fun activities, so the food is another aspect to look forward to. The festival will be abundant with a huge assortment of delicious and nutritious food to keep you going!
Camping de Lakens in Bloemendaal aan Zee, the Netherlands, plays host to the Surfana Festival. It’s far enough from civilization, and puts you right in the heart of spectacular nature. Sand dunes, ocean, and plenty of space make Camping de Lakens the perfect playground for adults and kids alike.
During the festival weekend at Camping de Lakens, there’s no need for any transportation since everything is within easy reach. To get back to Amsterdam, you can take a train or a bus.
Camping is an integral part of the Surfana Festival experience. Bring your own equipment for Camping de Lakens, one of the hippest camping spots in all of Europe. Campervans and caravans are welcome as well.
Bloemendaal aan Zee is a charming beach town in the Netherlands. It’s known for its fun-loving party vibe, and the best part about it is that you can choose between dancing on the sand or hitting a night club as soon as the sun goes down. As a bonus, it’s less than an hour away from Amsterdam, a city where the only limits to fun are your imagination. No matter what the season is like, Amsterdam offers an overwhelming array of activities for all interests: history, culture, nightlife, art, shopping, and much more.
Surfana Festival takes place from September 5 to 8, 2019.
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