7 Waves Surf Hostel

Costa da Caparica, Portugal

7 Waves Surf Hostel is a beach hostel in Costa da Caparica, Portugal. They provide amazing surfing classes on uncrowded beach and day tour around Lisbon area.

Surf Camps 6

Speaks English

from US$177

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews
from US$177
Price for:

6 days / 5 nights

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews

Speaks English

from US$137

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews
from US$137
Price for:

5 days / 4 nights

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews

Speaks English

from US$217

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews
from US$217
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews

Good

Based on 18 reviews

Speaks English

from US$234

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews
from US$234
Price for:

8 days / 7 nights

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews

Good

Based on 18 reviews

Speaks English

from US$97

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews
from US$97
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews

Good

Based on 18 reviews

Speaks English

from US$80

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews
from US$80
Price for:

3 days / 2 nights

Good 7.9/10

Based on 18 reviews

Instructors 1

Ricardo Carmona

Ricardo is a Portuguese surf teacher, painter, graffiti and tattoo artist who loves to cook. He speaks English, Portuguese, Spanish, and German. Also, he received over 140 positive reviews from his days as a couch-surfing host, and has always dreamed of opening a surf hostel like this one. Ricardo started surfing at 10 years old in Lisbon and travelled around the world for 6 years teaching surfing for fun. After coming home, teaching surfing became a living. Moreover, Ricardo has been teaching surfing in the Lisbon area for 10 years and is passionate about his craft.

Reviews 18

  • Anonymous

    November 2017, BookSurfCamps

    It's cheap and fairly laid back. The complimentary mountain bikes proved a great way to get to and around Lisbon - what an amazing city.

    The instruction (not by one of the people named here) was not really 'school' at all - just accompany to the beach more or less.

  • Anonymous

    October 2017, BookSurfCamps

    many sitting and chillout areas all over the hostel

  • Anonymous

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    My instructor was goncola but he's not on the list.

    Two few of toilets (2) and showers (2/1) for the amount of people.

  • Juan Martin Spanish State

    September 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The facilities are good and clean. There are activities you can join as parties on the beach, bonfires. You can take your pet with you. International atmosphere in the hostel.

    The surf lessons are definitely bad. Ricardo does not care much about the clients.

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The place and the people we met there were extraordinary. You could hang out everywhere (swimming pool, hammocks, sofas...) and talk to really interesting and friendly people from all around the world. I will never forget them and the experience. I want to go back already.

    The actual surf classes were a little bit poor. We were only taught to stand up on the board and just tried and tried. However, I had the perfect time trying and I'm looking forward to trying again!

  • Liya Mukhamedova Czechia

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    One of the best places I ever been. Also it is a great place to learn how to surf. Atmosphere in the Hostel is incredible.

    It were not just a weekends in the hostel near the ocean, but the full journey with sooooo much fun.

    It is too good, so it is almost imposible to leave :)

  • Riccardo Colasuonno Republic of Italy

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    I early appreciated the warm hospitality . staff is very friendly so nice and funny , i felt like in a big family. They teach how to surf very good and impart to me the passion for this sport. I had a great unforgetable experience and i would like to come back . Thank you BookSurfCamp and thank you "7 waves".

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The hostel is very cool: bbq, swimming pool (but not too clean), well decorated...The installations are just perfect to create the proper atmosphere to surf. The Wednesday party in the beach was just awesome.

    Definitively the lessons are poor, all the people who surfed during the week agreed about the lack of explanations, the unpunctuality (one day we were waiting for the teacher for 40 minutes) and the lack of interest in teaching.

    The owner showed the same kind of attitude towards the guests (i.e: towards the guys). No explanation about anything once you arrive and not one more word in a whole week. The hostel definitively runs thanks to a bunch of kind volunteers who work in exchange for free accommodation.

    It is true that for the price you pay you can't expect too much, but the feeling is that the potential of the hostel is very wasted. If you are looking for a place to relax and anything else: this is for you. But if you are looking for a place to learn how to surf, create a good atmosphere with the owners and take the most of the installations you have: you will be disappointed.

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The facilities, the proximity to the beach, the beach party, the people I have met, the price, the bikes to move arround.

    The surf classes and the attitude of the staff.

    The owner was supposed to be very good at surfing but barely appeared all week, except when new girls came in, and the surf lessons were given by two other guys.

    There is a great stereo next to the pool and the barbecue but has to be turned off after 10-11.

    The swimming pool was dirty all week so did not use it.

  • Megan Tinsley Great Britain

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    The neighbourhood is quiet but close to grocery shops and an easy walk to the town centre. Ricardo keeps the vibe of the place very chilled and a great place to relax. It was clean and comfortable beds.

    It was great. No faults or suggestions for improvement.

  • Anonymous

    August 2017, BookSurfCamps

    Location was awesome, very close to the beach, and hostel was nice, peaceful and charming. The perfect location for surfing and still being able to reach Lisbon in a reasonable time.

    Surf course was lacking of theory: how to paddle through waves, how to choose the best waves, safety, streams, different type of boards etc.....it should be a must, as much important as practice.

    Testimonials 5

    • Na Di A

      7 Waves Surf Hostel Facebook page

      I had an awesome time at this surfing spot! It was my first surfing experience and Ricardo and Adriano are really good teachers :) everybody is so nice here and makes you feel at home! I will definitely come back!! <3 I really recommend this hostel for everyone visiting Portugal!

    • Aimée Artémis Kouyoumdjian France

      7 Waves Surf Hostel Facebook page

      I had my first surfing experience with Ricardo, while I was offered a couch at his place when visiting Lisbon for the first time. So, a lot of first times but more importantly great times! Concerning the surf lessons, I felt confident in the water with the surfboard because of the constant supervision of Ricardo and his encouragements. I gladly recommend the services that he his offering because of the passion he has for sharing them with his visitors.

    • Lay Nh United States

      7 Waves Surf Hostel Facebook page

      I'm one of those Asians that don't know how to swim, let alone surf. But Ricardo encouraged me to get out of my comfort zone. I did And it was the best decision I've ever made! Instead of fearing the waves and the ocean I now embrace them wholeheartedly. The most important thing that some instructors failed to do is calming and encouraging you. This is critical because You cannot swim or float if there's fear in your mind.

      He is professional and super patient!!! I did not feel like it was a "class" bcuz I had so much fun learning it. He taught step by step and it was more fun than anything else. He really pushes you to achieve more than you think you can. After an hour or so I finally did it, I swam! I felt so proud of myself!!! Then I got on the surf board, with his help I was able to slide through the water and the feeling was amazing; it feels fun and FREE! It's Like skating on water.

      You have to believe in yourself and believe in him as an instructor. Then you will be able to achieve something you thought you could never done!

      I highly recommend booking a swimming/surfing class or a tour with 7Waves! You'll have the best time of your life because it brings back that childhood expeience. Lots of fun in the sun. ☀️

    • Ashley Orihuela France

      7 Waves Surf Hostel Facebook page

      I have nothing but positive things to said about Ricardo. Is an excellent teacher, qualified and professional, he teach with passion and love for what he does. But to sum it all up I would say that he's always ready to have a good time learning surf. Highly Recommend!

    • Patrica Zernik Dortmund

      7 Waves Surf Hostel Facebook page

      I had the best time of my life with Ricardo and his friends. He made me feel home in Lisbon. We went to the beach for camping and surfing lessons, went to Sinatra, made lots of sightseeing tours in Lisbon and cooked together. Ricardo is an amazing cook. Furthermore he made me a tattoo. I enjoyed his company permanently. His house is like a hostel. I met wonderful people from all over the world and it felt like a huge international family.

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