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Join this retreat for a relaxing yoga and surfing holiday! Cliff Surf Camp loves surfing and their goal is to share this love with you. Whether it is your first rendezvous with the magic of the surfing lifestyle or you are already a hooked surfer, the team cannot wait to greet you on board! In Cliff Surf Camp, every surf lesson is composed in a way that enables joyful, step-by-step, and easy-to-follow learning process.
The accommodation options are on shared and private room occupancy basis. Settled just a two-minute walk from a breathtaking coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, Cliff Surf Camp is a place to be if you are craving for a memorable vacation. A spacious three-level house with open terraces and glimpses of the sea, 11 originally decorated rooms, and its own bar and lounge was created to become your secret holiday escape.
The house also offers a fully-equipped kitchen, an open chill space, free bikes and long boards, and free Wi-Fi. Out of 11 originally decorated rooms, choose one that appeals most to your heart, private or shared, with a little balcony or own terrace, a minibar or a bathtub. Every room has its own shower and toilet. Whatever your room choice is, you will find yourself in a tasteful interior with maximum comfort.
Just 200 meters down the path from the camp, you can find yourself in the pristine and charming Praia da Vigia (Vigia Beach), one of the 20 beaches belonging to Santa Cruz's miles-long sandy shore. This area is lavishly gifted with great uncrowded waves almost all year round.
Cliff Surf Camp will introduce you to essential safety and surf etiquette rules, ensure your physical and mental preparation for any kind of situation that may occur on water, tell you about favorable or not favorable surf conditions and how to identify them, explain how to deal with surf equipment, and make a surfboard your friend. In other words, they will guarantee that you will receive all the critical knowledge and skills to surf safely.
Surf lessons will take place at the charming Vigia Beach, nestled just 200 meters away from the surf camp. The class schedules vary from day to day as they depend on ocean tides and weather conditions, but the team will always keep you updated. At sunrise and sunset, at a fast pace and in meditation-like mode, first on sand, then on water, you will practice all kinds of exercises and techniques to master the art of surf, gradually and joyfully.
You will learn how to prepare your body for the surf session with a proper warm-up, enter the water in the right place and the right time, choose waves and paddle efficiently and manage breath, stand up on board, hold the balance, turn, and many more things. Each surf session is, therefore, a balanced mix of theory, practice, and rest.
A combination of asanas (postures) and pranayamas (breathing exercises) allows you to develop your mental and physical potential. By practicing regularly, the five points of exercise, breathing, meditation, diet, and relaxation, will make you have more energy, a stronger and more flexible body, mental alertness, and inner serenity. You will learn ways to take control of the stress and tension of everyday living and balance your emotions.
The surf camp an yoga retreat will take place in Praia da Vigia, Portugal.
During the surf camp, you will be served daily breakfast and three dinners. Cliff Surf Camp serves delicious and diverse breakfasts for you every day. Prepared with a traditional touch and a spoonful of love, your breakfast buffet comprises everything to start a day right. You may choose from the assortment of breads and pastries, cold cuts, muesli, yogurt, jams and jellies, hot and cold beverages, and fresh seasonal fruit. In case you do not feel like cooking for dinner, pick one from the special menu, like barbecues, sushi, vegetarian food, and encompassing numerous options from local restaurants and Cliff Surf Camp will manage all the logistics.
Various treatments like therapeutic massage, auriculotherapy, relaxation massage, sound massage with Tibetan singing bowls, and reflexology are available at an additional cost and advance appointment is necessary.
Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS). One transfer from and to the airport is included. Transfers from Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS) to Cliff Surf Camp are free only at Sunday transfer at 12:00 and 21:00 . For the other days, transfer to this airport is available upon request.