Portugal Surf Holiday

Join in this surf holiday in beautiful Caminha, Portugal. Practice surfing, enjoy the beautiful nature, or have your own secret sunset with the Atlantic Ocean in the company of an Alvarinho wine bottle. With experienced instructors, great facilities, and an unbeatable atmosphere, this is where you want to be on your surfing holiday. Pack your stuff, get yourself another life, and come ride with Easy Life.

Highlights

  • Daily surf lessons
  • Sightseeing and guided city tours
  • Complimentary use of surf equipment
  • Warm up sessions based on cross fitting philosophy
  • Transfer from and to the airport
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 6

Airport transfer included: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport

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Accommodation

During the surf camp, you will stay in Casa do Casal. It is a late 20th century manor house with large gardens and views of the Minho River. The property, with 2,000 square meters, is located in Seixas, just outside Caminha, and is crossed by an ancient Camino de Santiago.

Family owned, built from an ancient ruin in the early eighties, it has a particular sense of place feeling that is brought by the surrounding nature and atmosphere. You can find and cross with chickens, ducks, pheasants, and a large cage of canaries. There’s a vegetable garden that supplies the farm, quiet nooks for reading and contemplation, a sunny swimming pool, and lots of orange and lemon trees.

You can also find two comfortable living rooms with all commodities for a pleasant indoor afternoon or night. There is a small kitchen with a bar and a dinning room where the breakfast is served when not in the gardens. All five rooms have quite cozy environment with two single beds and private bathroom.

Easy Life - Premium Surf Tourism Operator Portugal Surf Camp Program

Easy Life is a premium surf tourism operator that will guide you to a 12-kilometer coastline in the North of Portugal, on a lifetime journey with everything you will need and get an unexpected surfing experience.

This surf camp is guided by an expert advisor with all the conveniences that are expected on a premium surf tourism operator: the right spot on the right schedule, the right place to have a reliable and comfortable meal, the right accommodation to rest, enjoy, and recover from surf sessions, and the right tour to feel the pulse and get the feeling of such a remarkable region.

The aim of this surf holiday is to provide a premium and unexpected life experience that involves surf sessions in uncrowded waves and beaches, high level gastronomy, premium accommodation, and an intimate sense of place feeling, that you will reach with the tours that are suited for Easy Life lovers.

From two to maximum six surfers, beginners, medium, and advanced level surfers are welcome. With a tailored program for each level, all surf equipment, such as boards, wetsuits, and monitors are included. When required, a product fact sheet is available with detailed information. Please send an inquiry to Easy Life - Premium Surf Tourism to get more information.

Daily schedule

Day 1

  • 08:00 Pick up and depart from Porto towards Moledo do Minho
  • 09:00 Check in at local tourism accommodation
  • 10:00 Arrival at Moledo do Minho followed by warm up session
  • 11:00 Surf session; surf equipment and instructors are available
  • 14:00 Lunch at very sharp spot
  • 16:00 Visit to the Vila of Caminha
  • 17:00 Sightseeing at Fraga and Santo Antao
  • 18:00 Host at local tourism accommodation and rest
  • 20:00 Dinner and ramble on

Day 2

  • 09:00 Wake up and breakfast
  • 10:00 Warm up session
  • 11:00 Surf session
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Natural waterfalls
  • 18:00 Host at local tourism accommodation and rest
  • 20:00 Dinner and ramble on

Day 3

  • 09:00 Wake up and breakfast
  • 10:00 Warm up session
  • 11:00 Surf session
  • 14:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Check out and head towards Viana do Castelo
  • 17:00 Visit to the city of Viana do Castelo
  • 18:30 Depart towards Porto
  • 19:30 Arrival in Porto

Included excursions

During the surf camp, you will visit Vila of Caminha, have a sightseeing tour at Fraga and Santo Antao, go to natural waterfalls, and visit Viana do Castelo.

Instructors

João Torres
João is a surfer and an entrepreneur in the surf area since late 80’s. He is an organizer of national and open surf competitions and he is the founder of Easy Life - Premium Surf Tourism Operator. He worked for several international companies in this area, until he understood that was not in the right way because there is so much to catch in this life than an ordinary day-to-day. He prefers warm weather, nice people, world class waves, no crowds, no television, no Wi-Fi, and no social networks, just yourself and the ocean.

Location

The surf camp will take place in Caminha, Portugal. Caminha is a municipality in the north-west of Portugal, 21 kilometers north from Viana do Castelo, and around 100 kilometers from Porto. Caminha is subdivided into 14 civil parishes. The parish Vilar de Mouros is well-known for the oldest rock festival in Portugal. The seat of the municipality is the town (or vila in Portuguese) of Caminha, with 2,500 inhabitants.

Caminha is located two kilometers from the Atlantic Ocean, on the southern side of the Minho estuary, where this river is met by the smaller and meandering Coura. Here the Minho reaches its widest point and marks the border between Portugal and Spain. The highly scenic area, with the wide estuary marked by low tide sandbars, a pastoral and green rural landscape, and pine forests on the slopes of the granitic mountains is increasingly popular for second homes and as a summer resort.

You will go to five different spots: Moledo, Ancora, Forte de Cao, Afife, and Arda. The quality of the water is very good, awarded every year for its cleanliness, as well as the sand itself. You can find both lefts and rights to surf, an average of 60 meters surfable waves. You can find hollow waves, easy waves, fast, and clean waves. The swells are consistent, quick, and with a precise direction. Either you can find heavy water as smooth waves as well.

Afife and Arda

The beaches of Arda and Afife are bordering themselves. These spots have a great reputation for its wave variety, which are available for all kinds of surfers. They work all year round, although the best season is between March and October.

Ancora

Ancora is on the rivermouth, two great peaks of lefts and rights. The pier located at north provides a sustainable bottom and a consistent right.

Forte de Cao

Forte de Cao has an impressive capacity to sustain swells from North, several peaks in sandy bottom at disposal for beginners, medium, and advanced surfers.

Moledo

Moledo is a three-kilometer long beach, on the rivermouth of Minho, a natural border. On the mid tides, a long and consistent left runs through the middle of the beach till the river. On the left side of the beach, all kind of waves are available to discover.

Food

During this trip, you will be served daily meals, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Despite being relatively restricted to an Atlantic sustenance, Portuguese cuisine has many Mediterranean influences. Famous for its seafood and also for its 100 ways of cooking codfish, the dishes are a worldwide reference.

The region of Galicia in the northwest part of Spain churns out the best food in the entire country. Galicia occupies a particularly special place on the peninsula that has allowed a rich cuisine to develop over the centuries: a rugged coast from which bountiful seafood arrives inland, a fertile, rain-blessed interior to grow anything from corn to peppers, and a climate friendly to raise dairy cows.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

During your free time, you can visit the large Parish church. It is one of the most significant buildings illustrating the transition from Gothic to Renaissance in Portugal, with Manueline influence. Several architects from Northern Spain participated in its long construction. The outstanding timber roof in the interior has rich decoration showing Moorish influences.

Other major points of interest include the main square (Renaissance fountain of 1551), several Gothic and Renaissance houses in the old core and main square, and remains of medieval and 17th century fortifications. Some pre-Roman archeological findings and ethnographic pieces are shown in the modest municipal museum.

You can also visit South of the Coura, the small granitic range of Arga, which provides ample opportunities for hiking, cyclocross, and canyoning. In the wooded northern slopes is the small monastery of Saint João de Arga, which is a popular place for picnics, camping and exploring peaks and streams, and also the venue for a religious festival. There is also the village of Castanheira, a scenic terraced fields and natural pools.

You can also go to the weekly market, which is held every Wednesday. Work from local coppersmiths and lacemakers can be found around town.

Spa treatments

Massage or other treatments can be booked at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals at the most typical and awarded restaurants
  • Daily surf lessons
  • Guided tours to the most incredible places in the region
  • Guided tours to the suitable waves, according to weather conditions
  • Surfboards, wetsuits, and accredited monitors
  • Warm up sessions based on cross fitting philosophy

What's not included

  • Airfares
  • Optional activities
  • Optional treatments
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Porto Airport (OPO). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Easy Life - Premium Surf Tourism Operator will pick you up from the airport.

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer included: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 1 days before the arrival date.
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