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Surf Camp Portugal

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer available

Dreamsea Surf Camp in Praia da Tocha is a surfers and travellers paradise, a place to forget all your problems and stress from back home and embrace a different lifestyle. Dreamsea is a place full of good vibes and welcoming people that will make you feel part of the family from the very first moment!

Highlights

  • Surf lessons (5 lessons of 2 hours as per your package choice)
  • Helpful surf instructors
  • Camp activities (beach volley, ping pong, and others)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 picnic lunches, and 6 buffet dinners
  • Free and unlimited access to all the surf camp equipment and facilities

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$ 44 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Tennis court
  • Volleyball court
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Wireless internet

Sweet dreams come from sleeping well. In Dreamsea, they think a good rest is an important part of having a great surf camp experience. They provide the participants with comfortable, fancy tents, and high quality mattresses.

Glamping private tents

Because there is no reason to sacrifice comfort and luxury if you want to enjoy the great experience of outdoor holidays in harmony and contact with nature.

Glamping is a new and growing trend from the last decade, a fusion of glamour and camping. It is a perfect concept for those who love the positive points of camping and outdoors lifestyles but forgetting all those negatives aspects and enjoying a complete comfort.

They invite you to try this new concept of camping in the double bed glamorous tents. Furnished and decorated with a cozy and pleasant taste, out of recycled materials and equipped with a very comfortable mattress.

  • Available only from Saturday to Saturday, Saturday to Wednesday or Wednesday to Saturday.
  • Cozy and comfortable furnished tents with bedding and shower towel, lighting and power
  • A unique and exclusive design integrated with nature
  • Perfect for couples: a romantic and private retreat
  • A fancy eco-friendy space
  • Includes a nice welcome present: bottle of wine

Normal shared tents

If you are traveling with a group of friends or alone and you are looking to have an amazing time, get to know new people from all over the world, and you don’t want to spend that much on a glamping tent, they offer you a more economic option.

These tents have 2, 3 or 4 individual beds and are shared. Also bookable privately with an extra cost. Choosing this option doesn’t mean losing comfort. These tents are made for eight people, so having enough room won’t be a problem.

In case you would like to share a tent with your friends you are traveling with, you should book it together or write down the name of your friends in the comment area during the booking process.

  • Available only from Saturday to Saturday
  • Cozy and comfortable shared tents with 2, 3 or 4 individual beds, lighting and power
  • Perfect choice for groups or solo travelers
  • Be part of the surf camp life and don't miss anything
  • Bedding included, travel lighter

Program

Surf lessons

Learn and improve your surfing skills with the best professionals at the Surf Camp.

All with the best qualified and experienced instructors you can imagine, all the instructors will teach you not just how to surf, but how to enjoy the ride, and most important of all, how to enjoy the learning process, in a lifetime experience.

In the Surf Camp you will be safe and comfortable all the time in the water because they provide one instructor and one assistant per eight students. The instructors will be in the water helping you out, so you will take advantage of the personal attendance the instructors will give you. Your instructor will be the same all week long, meaning a better communication flow.

The surf camp instructors are one of the keys that make our surf camp different from the rest. All the instructors have the surf instructor license, and the surf instructors are no mercenaries, as they love the surf, and more importantly, they love teaching surf, so they will make a top effort to make you enjoy and love the surf as they do while being safe. Dreamsea guarantees you, you are gonna love your surf instructor, the surfing experience, the Dreamsea Surf Camp team, and every second you will be with them.

Each surf lesson lasts 90 minutes, normally one to two lessons per day, the best option if you are really interested in learning how to surf. Of course in the surf camp, they have the best equipment that you can use, even after the surfing lessons, all for free.

The surfing program is divided into 3 levels:

Dreamsea wants you to enjoy and take advantage of the learning process, to improve, and to rip the waves. That's why they have divided the surfing program into three different levels. Please, be honest and realistic with your level when you are up to choose a program. Read carefully the prerequisites of the available levels and get the one that better matches your surf skills.

Level 0: The Basics

Get the feeling of riding small rolling and breaking waves on easy-to-follow steps. You will be losing your balance and falling off, enjoy the benefits of drinking salty water, and stand up again. They guarantee you will stand up, have fun, and have a lot of laughs.

Prerequisite

None, suitable for first-time surfers or those who surf a few times before and wish to get the right technique from the beginning in order to progress faster.

What You Learn

  • Introduction to safety
  • Beach awareness: understand the area and safe place to enter
  • Surfing equipment
  • Paddling
  • How to deal with small waves
  • How to select basic waves
  • How to mount, position, catch and ride a wave in prone, and standing position
  • Techniques: efficient paddling, board control, standing up, correct balancing stance

What's included for Level 0

  • 1-hour surf introduction
  • 5 x 2-hour lessons
  • 2-hour surf theory
  • Surf equipment provided
  • Ratio: 1 instructor / 8 students

Level 1: The Patterns (extra 20 EUR for Level 1)

Leaving the Nest: get excited, challenge yourself, understand the waves and how it works, the timing, and take off and perform front and backside turns.

Prerequisite

  • Comfortable with the basics of surfing
  • Able to catch, balance and stand regularly and comfortably on broken waves without assistance
  • Able to catch the occasional green small waves if the conditions let you do it

What You Learn

  • Determine the best time to surf
  • Understand wave mechanics: how the wind, tide, swell, currents interact and how they affect the waves
  • How to read tide charts and swell forecast
  • Understand what waves to avoid and what to catch
  • First steps on timing and take off with small green waves (if the conditions let you)
  • Basic front and backside turn as the first step to trimming the waves face

What's included

  • 1 hour surf introduction
  • Basic 5 x 2-hour lessons
  • 1.5 hour surf theory
  • 1 hour surf fitness
  • 1 hour surf skate
  • Surf equipment provided (not hardboard)
  • Ratio: 1 instructor / 8 students

Level of Fitness

Depending also on the time you want to spend in the water with an instructor, and your fitness level, they offer two different options, the basic surfing course of 5 lessons in the water, usually having one lesson per day and one of the day twice, or the intensive course 7 lessons, with some of the days 2 surfing sessions per day.

Location

The Surf Camp Tocha is located in the campsite “Praia da Tocha", next to the fisherman village with restaurants, markets, and bars. Just a few minutes from the surf camp its located the beach, one of the best-kept secrets of Portugal, an outstanding large beach with yellow sand and amazing surfing breaks.

In the surf camp in Tocha, they offer you the opportunity to live the real surfing experience, having the chance of surfing uncrowded waves in a long amazing savage beach, and all of this staying in one of the exclusive fully equipped tepee tent. Get lost in its comfort, and feel the positive atmosphere of this beautiful space that integrates design with nature.

Food

The weekly menu is built around a balanced diet taking into account the effort you realize every day. Our package includes 7 breakfasts, 7 picnic lunches, and 6 buffet dinners.

During breakfast, you will enjoy a great buffet with a variety of fresh fruit, daily made bread, milk, juice, etc. For lunch, they offer a variety of salad of the day.

During the dinner you will enjoy international dishes, always followed by the Spanish cooking touch. Vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, and lactose-free food are offered too. Let them know if you have any other food preferences or dietary requirements!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Pescatarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

If you already have enough experience to surf independently and want to have the fun of a surf camp experience, you can join Dreamsea Surf Camp without having lessons with free access to all the equipment, including the surf equipment.

You are also welcome to bring your own stuff if you prefer. Again, the instructors will be at your disposal for any advice or recommendation about surfing. When you want to have some break from the sea.

Beach volley tournament

After a few days in the camp it’s time to see who has improved the most playing beach volley. Join the volley tournament and win fantastic prizes, good fun guaranteed!

Ping pong challenge

Now it is the turn of the ping-pong tournament! Show your skills with the table tennis bat in tough duels in the “arena” (sand).

Movie night

After dinner, a great movie will be shown in the chill-out tent. Join and have a relaxed evening kicking back with their special movie selection.

Theme parties/salsa lessons/karaoke

Be creative and make some crazy costumes to fit in the awesome themed parties. Learn how to move and loosen your hips during their mojito party. Show your singing skills or break some eardrums in their karaoke nights.

Yoga lessons

Relax and replenish your mind and body through yoga. Yoga is a commonly known generic term for its physical, mental, and spiritual discipline whose origins lie in ancient India. One of the really good things about yoga, when applied to surf, is that yoga is a perfect complement for such an all-around athletic sport. You will stretch and try positions that will help your body compensate for the exertion from surfing.

Add 3 yoga lessons to your activity package for just 40 EUR per week or the intensive package for 60 EUR for 5 lessons.

Surf lesson level 2 : extra 50 EUR per person

What's included

  • Surf lessons (5 lessons of 2 hours ) Level 0
  • All that is mentioned on each level's inclusion
  • Helpful surf instructors
  • Camp activities (beach volley, ping pong, and others)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 picnic lunches, and 6 buffet dinners
  • Free and unlimited access to all the surf camp equipment and facilities (bikes, surfboards, wetsuits, skates, long skates, mini-ramp, volleyball, ping pong, etc.)

What's not included

  • Airport transfer from Porto
  • Flight tickets
  • Transport to nearby cities
  • Yoga lesson
  • Surf Lessons Level 1 (extra 20 EUR)
  • Surf Lessons Level 2 (extra 50 EUR)

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO). This airport is the closest airport at 1.5 hours from the camp. We offers transfer services to make your way to our surf camp easier.

Porto Airport (OPO)

From the airport to the camp pick up: 10:00 | 13:00 | 19:00 | Late transfer**

  • Early transfer* | 7:15 | 11:15 | 15:45
  • Early transfer* (only drop off)

Note: All the transfers need to be booked at least 7 days before arrival

Coimbra-B train station: We strongly recommend booking your train tickets at least 2 weeks in advance in advance as there are limited seats with the local train.

  • *Early transfer: the time depends on the first guest’s departure
  • **Late transfer: the time depends on the last guest’s arrival

The transfer manager will try their best to place you in the same car from the airport as other guest arriving at the same time if desired.

Arrival by train

Coimbra-B station for 15 EUR per person one way. Dreamsea offers their service everyday with flexible pick up/drop off from 8:00 to 22:00 (grouped by similar arrival times).

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$ 44 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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This vacation is available from June to September, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • June 1 to 15, 2024
  • September 14 to 21, 2024

 

High season
  • June 22 - September 7, 2024

 

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