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Rent a VW California Ocean Camper Van

Well-designed, iconic looks, and thought-out functions, the VW California Ocean T6.1, otherwise known at roadsufer as the Surfer Suite, is a true all-rounder, perfect for any trip along the coast or in the mountains. This upgraded classic campervan took years to develop and is the perfect companion for any road trip. It offers many possibilities to make it your home-on-wheels with features such as compact storage spaces, a comfortable and extendable electro-hydraulic roof-top, a safety roller blind for your children as fall protection, windows in the upper bed compartment, blackout windows, a height-adjustable shelf in the rear, a comfortable lying area in the lower interiors and a slatted frame bed in the upper compartment. Please note that this model is only available in certain countries in Europe.

Starting from $79 / night

Why Rent the Surfer Suite Camper Van?

Taking a quick outside shower after visiting the beach is one of the many additional benefits of the Surfer Suite. Rent the VW California Ocean camper van, and you will get many other luxuries as well, such as the integrated GPS system, a reversing camera for easier maneuvering and parking as well as the cruise control for a relaxed trip on the European roads.


150 hp diesel / DCT automation

Electrohydraulic pop-top roof

4 Beds

Outdoor Shower

ACC, Cruise control & Park assist

Camping Kitchen

Your Surfer Suite Equipment & Features


Sitting & Sleeping

✓ 4 Seats
Both front seats can be rotated

✓ 4 Sleeping spaces
Two adults below on the folded out seating surface with comfort mattress (3’9″ x 6’7″) and two adults above in the pop-up roof (lying surface: 4′ x 6’7″)

✓ Electrohydraulic pop-up roof
Opens and closes at the push of a button

✓ Shade blind
For all windows (even for the windscreen)

Eating & Cooking

Complete kitchenette
Sink, storage space, silverware drawer, water tank

✓ Kitchen Box
Includes camping pots and a pan, espresso cooker, coffee cups, glasses, plates, small bowls and silverware (for 4 people), silverware for children, cooking utensils, salad bowls, small knives and a bowl for washing up

Water & Electricity

Outdoor shower

✓ Power connection and 2nd camping battery
230-230V socket on the inside and a 230V power connection on the outside with an extension cable and a connection Schuko socket for electricity at the campsite

Summer & Winter Equipment

✓ Seat heating
For the driver and passenger seat

✓ Stationary heating
Powered by diesel

✓ Air conditioning
While motor is turned on and running

✓ Awning

✓ A camping table + two camping chairs
For exterior use

Technical information, driving and parking


150 hp, automatic

Length: 16'5" | Width: 7'7" (with outside mirror) | Height: 6'6"

Always specify the length of 20 feet in case you book a ferry

ACC

Automatic distance control

Original VW navigational device

Rear view camera & pilot parking system in the front and back

Heated seats (driver + passenger seat)

Car Net App Connect

Interface for mobile navigation

ISOFIX system for back seats

All season tires

Power-folding side mirrors

Radio DAB, Bluetooth, USB

Multi-function steering wheel

Cruise control

3-Zone climate control

Original VW Heating

Right-hand drive in UK

Optional bookable equipment


optional bookable equipment

Bicycle carrier on the tailgate (including a warning sign required for travel to Italy or Spain)

$7 per night

1 additional camping chair 

one-time payment of $12.50 per booking

Additional camping table

one-time payment of $25 per booking

Car Seat for Children

1-3 & 4-12 year olds

Roof rack (two-bar system for surfboards, boxes, etc.)

one-time payment of $49 per booking

Portable camping toilet

one-time payment of $39 per booking

Bed linen 1 person (pillow, sheet, blanket)

one-time payment of $35 per booking

On the road with the Surfer Suite?

If you’re currently traveling with the Surfer Suite and need assistance, you can find helpful practical tips and video guides on operating your camper van here.

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Camper van on the road, ocean in the background

You will receive a link to your customer account together with your booking confirmation. There, you can view details of your booking, such as the vehicle model, pick-up and drop-off times, and more. Additionally, you can directly adjust the following topics and more:

If you experience a breakdown on the road that hinders your ability to continue driving, you can contact the 24/7 mobility service provider for assistance. Here’s what you need to do:

    • In your customer account, you can locate the telephone number of the mobility service provider responsible for your vehicle. You will find your personal link to the customer account in the email containing your booking confirmation or rental contract. Please note that the mobility service provider can assist you in German or English and only regarding issues related to the vehicle’s driving restrictions. For inquiries about camping functions, refer to the Help Center as the mobility service provider cannot provide assistance in this area.
    • I is important to document the breakdown as thoroughly as possible. Take photos or videos of the situation, including any visible damage or relevant surroundings. Make sure to note down the incident number provided by the mobility service provider. Send an email to assistance@roadsurfer.com with all the documentation related to your breakdown and include the incident number.

Have you had an accident or suffered damage on the road, but your camper is running perfectly? Then please proceed as follows:

  • Take photos of the damage and the surroundings and send an e-mail with a damage report to assistance@roadsurfer.com .
  • In case of an accident, please also fill out the international accident report (in the glove compartment) and send it to the email address above.
  • If you are involved in an accident, it is mandatory to inform the police at the scene. Failure to do so may result in insurance coverage issues.

Our Carefree Packages cover you in the event of an accident or damage. With the “Basic” package, you already have basic coverage with comprehensive and breakdown insurance included. By upgrading to an “Advanced” or “Complete” package, you can insure yourself against additional types of damage and at the same time reduce your deductible, i.e. the costs you have to pay yourself in the event of damage.

Further details on prices and benefits can be found on our Prices page.

Our station locations can vary significantly. Some are centrally located, while others are a bit more on the outskirts. Please check the detail pages of our stations to see the specific location of the station where you have booked your camper. Additionally, you will find tips on how to get there and information about on-site parking options on the individual station pages.

Unfortunately, our locations do not offer secure parking facilities, and parking spaces are often limited or unavailable. However, there might be potential to find parking in nearby residential or commercial areas. For the best option, leave the car at home and use public transportation, or take a taxi to our station is recommended.

The following basic camping gear is included in your rental for free:

  • Navigation system
  • Air conditioning
  • Stationary heater
  • Awning/marquise
  • 1 outdoor camping table
  • 2 outdoor camping chairs
  • Kitchen Box (with the most essential utensils: camping pots and pans, coffee maker, coffee mugs, glasses, plates, silverware for 4 people, as well as plastic children’s dishes, kitchen knives, salad bowl, paring knife, and a collapsible washbasin)
  • 1 brush
  • Levelling wedges
  • Cable for recharging your camping battery

The individual model features and all extras can be found in the comparison chart of all roadsurfer models. Please note that our vehicles do not have internet or WiFi.

Would you like any extra equipment?

You can rent a variety of camping gear from roadsurfer. We offer various camping equipment, ranging from roof racks and bike carriers to portable toilets. Just take a look at our equipment page, where we have listed all the extras available for rent.

When collecting your vehicle, please make sure to bring the following documents:

    • Identity card or passport of all drivers
    • Driving license of all drivers
    • VISA or Mastercard (credit or debit) for the deposit. Please make sure the card has sufficient funds available, and remember to the PIN. If necessary, payment can also be made by EC card at German stations.

For customers with a UK registration, a driver license check is mandatory during the pick-up process at our UK stations. This is necessary to ensure full coverage by our insurance package.

Please note: If you have more than 6 points on your driving license and/or specific past driving convictions, you will not be eligible to drive our vehicles.

For this purpose, if you are renting in the UK you will need to provide the following:

    • Driving license number
    • Address information (as displayed on Driver’s license)
    • National Insurance ID
    • You can enter the required information on the website GOV.UK in advance and generate a check code and show it at the time of pick-up at the station.

If you have a driver’s license from another European country and are picking up our vehicles at any UK station, you are not required to undergo the driver license check.

To rent a camper van in the UK, you must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver’s license for at least one year.

Is there anything else you’d like to know about your camper van or booking?

For all the information you need about your camper adventure, check out our Help Center.

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