3 Days Fluidity Eco Surf Camp at Porto Beach Paradise, Portugal

Unforgettable Surf Camp Portugal

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Take this opportunity and dive into the magic world of the ocean. Enjoy a luxury short trip to the surf lodge. Find fluidity in life and surf. Being out in the ocean can be one of the deepest and most fulfilling experience you ever made. It is food for your soul. It can change the perspective on your life, so be prepared. The local professional surf instructors Henrique and Sergio will be your reliable buddies in the water and they promise a safe approach to this amazing water sport. Get a glimpse of the feeling, only a surfer knows!

Highlights

  • 2 surf session at pristine beaches
  • Transfer to the best surfing locations
  • All equipment for surfing and taking on the waves
  • Visit Porto, the UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Free access to swimming pool
  • 2 nights eco-accommodation
  • Daily healthy breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: German, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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Accommodation

The villa will be your luxury home during your trip and stands out with a clean line design inside and outside. They've created an interior design that is absolutely perfect for the house and the people sharing good times together. It is a very personal state of the art. The lounge area with a king size sofa in front of the fireplace and an extra long dining table invite to share good times together. It comes with a plasma TV, PlayStation, and an extra long dining table invite to share good times together.

The beautiful garden is blessed with old pine trees and reflects the special tranquility of the natural surrounding.The common kitchen is all yours! Fully equipped and ready to use. A lot of space, enough for everybody to share some classic cooking sessions together. Join the outdoor barbecue facilities. Several local restaurants are available within a five-minute walk from the lodge, serving typical Portuguese meals, and international dishes.

Sustainability never looked better. All rooms have private bathrooms with ecologic amenities. To guarantee your best sleep after a day of surf, high-quality comfort mattresses and superior bed linen will be provided. A personalized sound system is in every room to connect electronic devices and color lighting allow to create individual ambiance however you feel like.

Golden Waves Surf Lodge Portugal Surf Camp Program

The best surfer is the one having the most fun. The more time you spend in the water, the better you get. This is why Golden Waves do not to rush the guests with their learning and end surf sessions when everybody comes out happy. Furadouro is a beginner-friendly beach, you can surf in the mellow waves of Cortegaça, in funny beach breaks of Esmoriz, or on the famous right-handers of Espinho, so just grab your board. You will enjoy two surf sessions with licensed local instructors Sergio and Henrique.

A step-by-step introduction to the art of surfing. They will show you how to understand the ocean and you will experience the first contact with the water and its energy. The surf instructors will be your reliable buddies and help you to gain confidence. Of course, you will ride your first wave and get an idea of this passion only a surfer can know. The intermediate course helps you to improve your surf skills. You will build up surf fitness, increase your amount of catching waves and focus on your ocean awareness. For experienced surfers, who would like to get the best out of their surf, the instructors will take you to the best surfing spots.

Sample daily schedule

Arrival day

  • 14:00 Check-in, make yourself comfortable, explore Furadouro,Ovar and the beaches, synchronize with Portuguese tranquility
  • 20:30 Evening activities like barbecues, movie nights, connect with other guests in the outdoor lounge, try out delicious Portuguese dinner at superb restaurants by the beach

Second day

  • 08:30 Healthy breakfast buffet
  • 10:30 Surf busses leave for the best spot of the day
  • 11:00 Surf classes until the last surfer comes happily out of the water
  • 14:00 Lunch all together in delicious and economic Portuguese restaurants
  • 15:00 free time to explore the beach or pool, enjoy the sun, discover cultural treasures in our surrounding, catch the bikes and spot flamingos in the lagoon, book a massage, try out stand up paddling or Restorative Yin Yoga
  • 20:30 Evening activities or relaxing

Departure day

  • 08:30 Healthy breakfast buffet
  • 10:30 Surf busses leave for the best spot of the day
  • 11:00 Surf classes until the last surfer comes happily out of the water
  • 14:00 Optional another lunch with new friends and the surf team to celebrate your discovered fluidity

Instructors

Henrique
Henrique will be your reliable buddy in the water while you are catching your first waves. As a passionate surfer since 25 years and professional surf instructor, certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surf, he is very experienced in the Atlantic waves and many more surf breaks around the world. Known for his powerful style and sponsored by international brands like 58 and Billabong, his goal is to share this precious knowledge with you and to help you on your journey of surfing.
Sergio
Sergio is the founder of the Golden Waves Surf Lodge, your host and surf instructor during your holidays. He turned is his vision into reality with this project to combine surf and yoga lifestyle with sustainable tourism and creativity. Because he grew up in Porto and by the coast, Sergio knows and loves the Ocean, culture, and environment inside out. As a very talented surfer and traveller around the world since 12 years, he is constantly on the search for challenging waves. When getting barreled, he is the happiest person on earth. Sergio will open up his home for you and share the stoke.

Location

Your surf camp will take place in Furadouro, Ovar, Portugal. Just 30 kilometers from Porto by the coast. It is a picturesque seaside village nestled between endless beaches, the nature park of Maceda Pine Forest, and the Lagoon Ria de Aveiro. Just a short walk to the ocean with kilometers of pristine white sands, waves, and pine trees.

Furadouro is a lively seaside village with a charming historic center. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and international dishes for great prices. Cozy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors, and sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.

The lodge is perfect for surfers as it is just a short walk to the spot Praia da Furadouro with uncrowded peaks and a great base for exploring excellent waves around. Within a stretch of 15 kilometers coastline, there are more than 25 waves to be ripped. All year around this location receive swells, pleasant water temperatures, and 300 days of sunshine. Surf for every level, from glassy peelers to powerful tubes, depending on swell and wind directions, there is always an option.

Porto

Porto is Unesco's World Heritage and Best European Tourism Destination. Great news! Avoid traffic and parking troubles, just take off to your city adventure from the lodge. The train from Ovar brings you directly to the city center. Nightlife is epic. You will find friends for one night or even for a lifetime.

Aveiro

Aveiro is known as the Portuguese Venice and a must-see in the region. Jump on a moliceiro and cross the river channels, watch the art nouveau houses, and try ovos moles. Do not leave without having experienced this special place!

Ovar

One of the best places to see Portuguese tiles and the nationwide famous carnival. Just behind the lodge!

Ria De Aveiro

In the Ovar province, everything lives around these 47 kilometers of water, parallel to the sea. A network of canals and islands, its waters are home to flamingoes and heaps of rare birds species.

Churches of Válega and Cortegaça

True masterpieces of tile painting art and one of the most impressive churches in Portugal. At sunset they are particularly beautiful, bathed in sunlight. Golden temples that shine in fantastic multi colors, framed by majestic palm trees.

Nearby places

  • Porto, 30 kilometers

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • In-room safe
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Mini bar
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free bottled water
  • Free parking
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Room cleaning

Food

A healthy and rich breakfast buffet made with love is included and served outside on the sunny terrace or inside the cozy lounge area. The breakfast consists of fresh local and tropical fruit, a variety of cereals, porridge, eggs, still warm bread from the bakery with all kind of sweet spread, local cheese, and ham. Fruit juices, fruit infused water, coffee, cappuccino, tea selections, and milk dairies are also available as well as little surprises every day. All served with a smile.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Whole food
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 stay, you can visit Porto and the nearby towns and tourist attractions or choose to opt for other daily activities.

Optional activities

  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Football
  • Professional massage treatments (30 EUR per hour)
  • Skating
  • Stand-up paddling
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

What's included

  • 2 nights luxury eco lodge
  • 2 healthy breakfasts buffet style
  • 2 surf sessions at pristine beaches
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free drinking water and tea
  • Free use of mountain bikes
  • Free pick up from Ovar train station
  • Try out yoga, swimming pool, or fitness center

What's not included

  • Transport from the airport (can be arranged upon request)

How to get there

Driving directions from Porto Airport (OPO)

  • Take highway VR1 / A1 direction Porto / Lisboa.
  • Take A29 direction Espinho / Ovar.
  • Exit N327 Ovar Norte, turn right onto Praia Furadouro / Campismo.
  • 50 meters before a roundabout, turn left to Rua Cidade de Elizabeth.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport or Porto Airport (OPO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The transfer is 70 EUR one way for a maximum of eight persons. Alternatively, you can book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).

Arrival by train

From Porto Airport (OPO)

Take metro E direction Estado do Dragão and get off at Campanhã. Change terminal to take train direction Aveiro / Ovar then get off at Ovar. Free pick-up from Ovar train station.

From Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)

Take a taxi to arrive at Gare do Oriente. After that, take a fast train to Ovar in two and a half hours (hourly connection, 23 EUR one way).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Availability

This vacation is available from March 20 to November 1, 2018, with arrival on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday.

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