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8 Days Surf Camp in Portugal

  • Dreamsea Surf Camp, 7570-689 Melides, Alentejo, Portugal

Portugal Surf Camp

Dreamsea Surf Camp in Portugal is located in an amazing place. You will learn how to surf in an idyllic environment, with an excellent team available for you 24 hours a day. Find your inner peace in this heaven and get your soul involved with the magic of this place. Share an amazing experience with people from all around the globe and just get tuned with the vibes. Last but not least, get prepared for an awesome surfing experience!

Highlights

  • Helpful surf instructors
  • 10 to 15 hours surf lessons
  • Photos and videos of the week
  • Use of surfing equipment
  • Variety of camp activities
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 daily meals
  • 6 days with instruction
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English
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Sweet dreams come from a good sleep. In Dreamsea, they think a good rest is an important part on having a great surf camp experience. They provide their participants comfortable and fancy tents with high quality mattresses.

Glamping tents

Because there is no reason to sacrifice comfort and luxury if you want to enjoy the great experience of outdoors 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. Dreamsea Surf Camp invite you to try this new concept of camping in their double or twin bed glamorous tents. Furnished and decorated with a cozy and pleasant taste out of recycled materials, and equipped with a very comfortable mattress.

Normal tents

If you are traveling with a group of friends or alone and you are looking for having some 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, Dreamsea Surf Camp offer you a more economic option. These tents has exactly the same quality as the glampìng tents, but in this occasion to make it cheaper you will share the tent with at most two more people. Choosing this option doesn’t mean losing comfort. They offer big tents on wooden floor with mattresses and power. This tents are made for eight people, so having enough room won’t be a problem.

With Dreamsea Surf Camp Portugal, you can be assured of safety and comfort in the water, this is down to the fact that they provide one instructor per eight students. The instructors will be in the water helping you out, so you will be able to take advantage of the personal attendance the instructors will give you. Your instructor will also be the same all week long, meaning you will be able to forge a relationship that will help get the best out of your lessons! Each surf lesson lasts 90 minutes, and you will receive a minimum of 10 hours per week,15 hours with the intensive course, normally two lessons per day, this makes Dreamsea Surf Camp the best option if you are really interested in learning how to surf. Of course Dreamsea Surf Camp has the best equipment, which you can use even after the surfing lessons, all for free.

Normal lessons

The normal package allows for 10 hours of surfing lessons, in which you can expect to gain an understanding of the ocean environment and surfing world. Don't worry if you are an intermediate or advanced surfer, the normal options is a question about how many hours you will be in the water with the instructors.

Intensive course

If you want to really improve your skills during your stay in the surf camp, this is your option. If you choose this option, you will be 15 hours per week learning and improving your surf skills. Dreamsea Surf Camp guarantee that their intensive course is the best way to really learn and improve your surfing skills in one or two weeks. Their intensive program has been designed by professional of the surfing sector, and will be re-adjusted for every single student. You will learn in all the lessons, and that will keep you excited and motivated. Of course in the intensive course you will receive a more personalized attention, most of the time with a better student - instructor ratio.

Praia da Galé is situated on the west coast of Portugal, near the town of Melides. Praia da Galé is one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal, and also a great place to surf. Kilometers of virgin white sand beach, sunny weather, clean water, and good waves make this spot a magic place for everybody, and specially for surfers.

It's not by chance that Dreamsea has chosen this spot in order to open a surf camp in Portugal. The mid-west coast of Portugal is a perfect destination for surfing due to the constant swell, variety of waves, and great sunny weather all year long. It thrives with life, where young people from all over Europe come to enjoy the beach, the nature, the sun, the waves, the party, and the environment. It is definitely a perfect place to spend the summer holidays, where you will enjoy the sun, beaches, waves, sport, youth, beauties, surf, and especially the great environment.

Dreamsea Surf Camp Portugal is located in the campsite "Camping Galé”, which is located in a pine forest with an unique natural environment. Just 250 meters from the Surf Camp is “Praia de Galé” beach, a stunning beach with perfect waves, offering a perfect spot for surfing. If you are looking for nightlife and party, you can choose between the Campsite Pub or the Beach Bar where parties with DJ's are organized during the summer until the sunrise.

Nearby places

  • Grândola - 25 minutes
  • Praia de Gale, 250 meters
Activities
  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball court
General
  • Bar
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Night club
  • Restaurant
Services
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included in the package. The weekly menu is built around a balanced diet taking into account the effort you realize every day. During the breakfast you will enjoy a great buffet with variety of fresh fruit, daily made bread, milk, juice, and others. During dinner you will enjoy international dishes, always followed by a Spanish cooking touch. Vegetarian options are offered too.

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 tournament

Now it’s the turn of the ping pong tournament. Show your skills with the table tennis bat in tough duels.

Trip to Lisbon

This is an optional trip, but it is highly recommended for you to join this trip and discover this wonderful city. Dreamsea Surf Camp will visit the most interesting places of one of the most beautiful capitals in Europe.

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 which origins lie in ancient India. One of the really good things about yoga applied to surf is that yoga is a perfect complement for such an all around athletic sport. You will stretch and do positions that will help your body compensate for the exertion from surfing. (three yoga lessons 15 EUR per week)

  • 3 daily meals (breakfast buffet, picnic lunch, and dinner buffet)
  • 7 nights high-quality tent accommodation
  • 10 to 15 hours surf lessons
  • Helpful surf instructors
  • Photos and videos of the week
  • Use of all surfing equipments
  • Variety of camp activities (skateboarding, beach volley, ping pong, biking, and others)
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Bedding (normal tents)

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) or Faro Airport (FAO).

Transfers from these airports are available upon request. The fee is 35 EUR per person from Lisbon Airport, and 50 EUR per person from Faro Airport.

Arrival by train

The nearest train station to the surf camp is Grândola, 25 minutes by car from the surf camp. You can book their economic shuttle service from there for 5 EUR per person.

Testimonials

  • Review by Warren
    10 out of 10

    "As volunteers in the camp, my friends and I had an awesome experience! Arriving with one friend, I left in a group of 11. A great way to meet people, surf (regardless of your initial ability) and meal times together leaves you feeling like a part of a family. A short drive but relatively lengthy walk (although doable) from town, you will spend a lot of time with people from the camp. In my experience, the result was genuine connections and friendships that will last a lifetime. The experience is what you make of it with plenty on offer in terms of excursions, surfing, yoga and kilometers of beautiful beaches."

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  • Review by Jessi
    10 out of 10

    "My photographer and I first came to Dreamsea as "all in" guests for a fitness photo shoot for a client in the states. We arrived in the middle of the night and were welcomed by a very friendly face, Antonio. He showed us to our tents at 4:00 am and even killed a couple of bugs for us upon entering our tent. The camp was clean, organized, neat, and friendly. We had surf lessons from Reinaldo, who was an amazing surfer, and furthermore, gave extremely clear, concise, and simple instructions while teaching us technique. Even though both of us were first time surfers, we were able to catch wave after wave on our first day under his excellent instruction. We took yoga every morning at 7:00 am, and sometimes again in the afternoon on the beach, and had group workout sessions and jogs to the beach daily (for those who were into that type of exercise). The bathrooms and showers were immaculately clean, the food was amazing, there was always something to do, and everyone always had a smile on their face with positive energy. Dreamsea will remind you of just how little material it takes to be happy. A lot of physical activity, moving around, learning from and about other people, and becoming one with the wilderness. I was so sad to leave, that after I went home and took care of some business matters, I jumped on a plane and came right back to Dreamsea as a volunteer one week later. If you are looking to reset your perspective on life, and feel like a child again, this is the perfect place for you. If you require fancy things and can't handle dirty toes and bugs, you should probably look elsewhere. We left this camp in the most excellent shape. Leaner, stronger, happier and wiser. You will meet people from all over the world and learn something from everyone, so long as you give the new experience a chance. Magical experience. I will be back."

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  • Review by a surfer from Canada
    10 out of 10

    "I stayed at Dreamsea for 3 weeks and absolutely loved it If you care a lot about your comfort/personal space/time alone and have never camped before, it is maybe not the best place for you. However, if you want to live an unforgettable experience, meet, connect and party with people from around the world in an enchanting environment, go for it!!!"

    "The energy from the staff is incredible, everyone is super sociable and if you like party vibes, you won't be disappointed. It is also a great place to learn how to surf, at your own rhythm with no obligation. The food is delicious. The camp is well organized, activities are planned daily and you will never be bored. The place is beautiful and the people make it even better. You'll want to go back as soon as you get home!"

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  • Review by Christ from Greece
    10 out of 10

    "This is the best vacation of my life. I met people from all over the world and this is perfect, all is happy and the staff is amazing. Dreamsea Surf Camp make you feel like you will be in the holiday of your life. As for the staff I can only say that it is amazing, from the manager to the people who clean and serve, everyone with a big smile and understand how they like what they do. Thank you all. I'll be sure we meet again soon!"

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  • Review by Kimberly from Spain
    10 out of 10

    "I have never felt so in my element. The people, the place, the atmosphere, everything was so amazing. I booked my stay on the second week of June, so the camp was not as busy as it usually is during mid season. Yes there is drinking and partying filled with young people, but that's what summer is about. If you're not having fun you're not having fun. Dreamsea is a place full of open minded people who want you to feel apart of something greater than just a camp. For those who are seeking a quiet get away with their loved one book a glamping tent. They're these beautifully decorated luxury tents that come with a queen size bed and electricity. You get some nice privacy because they're a little bit further away from the camp, but close enough to make it to breakfast on time. The camp is right next to a lovely beach town where you can ride a bike or long board down to. The surf was good and the instructors are always positive when helping you out. I definitely learned a lot with the intensive course, so I recommend taking that if you really want to get better. Usually after a day of surfing you go back to the camp, wash off, you can go do yoga, sleep (which is what I did because I was so tired), go explore, or roam around the camp site which is filled with fun things to do. Dinner is around 7:30 pm and afterwards the camp puts together a fun activity for everyone to do (watching the sunset on the beach, movie night, flunkyball, beach volleyball tournament, and a lot more.) 11:00 pm is when everyone has to quiet down (camp site rules - to not disturb neighbors) so people sometimes go to the town and party there, leaving the camp quiet for those who want to go to bed. Wi-Fi I wouldn't know. I was barely on my phone and it felt so nice. This is really a good way to detach away from the world and just spend time with good people. But if your life depends on your mobile then maybe get a sim card with GB because the wifi is kind of weak. If you are staying longer then a week, yes you will have the same food. If it bothers you there are restaurants in the town where you can get food, but I can't guarantee it's as good as the camps. In conclusion: if you are someone who isn't afraid of getting in touch with nature, having fun, and making new friends, this is the place for you."

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  • Review by Natalia Bondina from Russia
    10 out of 10

    "The camp is just 15 minutes from the beach, nicely hided in the shades of trees, tents are big enough to accommodate from three to five people, healthy food, free wifi is included but almost never worked, so plan to leave your cell behind. Camp is actually Spanish not French and most guests speak ether German or Spanish. Age range was a little different from what you may expect it is somewhere between 17 and 24 mostly, so do not expect to have a quite time in the forest. Be prepared for "high schools parties" almost every night!"

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Cantabria, Spain

Dreamsea Surf Camp creates a sustainable environment through the respect of nature, while encouraging physical activities. They believe in a healthy style of life, especially for the young people.

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