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Refreshing Surfcamp Portugal

Take this opportunity and dive into the magic world of surf and yoga. When doing both yoga and surfing, you will discover a new natural flow within yourself and your performance. You can find fluidity in life and surf while enjoying a luxury short trip to the surf lodge. 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 and find some excitement in the ocean!

Highlights

  • 2 surf sessions
  • 2 Restorative Yin yoga
  • Pick up from Ovar train station
  • 2 nights’ luxury accommodation
  • Free drinking water and teas
  • 2 healthy breakfast buffet

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

Facilities

  • Gym
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Poolside bar
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Free bicycle
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library
  • Patio
  • Outdoor shower

The accommodation will be your luxury home during your trip and stands out with a clean line design inside and outside. Golden Waves Surf Lodge Portugal 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 art. The lounge area with a king size sofa and plasma TV in front of the fireplace 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 surroundings. The common kitchen is all yours, fully equipped and ready to use. It has 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. The accommodation is 500 meters to the beach and is 30 minutes from UNESCO World Heritage, Porto.

Golden Waves Surf Lodge Portugal Surf Camp Program

You will arrive at Furadouro, a virgin beach paradise at one of Portugal’s most secret surf destinations, just 30 kilometers south of Porto. Surf, yoga, fluidity, fresh salty air, and Portuguese tranquility is about to begin.

Start your day catching waves and end it with a sunset yoga session. Best international teachers will help you on your journey in the water and on the mat.

The local professional surf Instructors, Henrique and Sergio, will be your reliable buddies in the water and promise a safe approach to this amazing watersport. Get a glimpse of the feeling, only a surfer knows.

In the evening you will relax and deepen your flexibility with fulfilling Restorative Yin yoga sessions. Golden Waves Surf Lodge Portugal has teamed up with internationally renowned yoga instructors, Angie Rosecrans, Joanna Daley, and Karin Dorsey to connect their magic yoga style with inspiring life by the Atlantic Ocean.

This is a step-by-step introduction to the art of surfing. You will be shown 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.

Your charming yoga Instructors will sooth your surfed-out body in the evenings in their guided Restorative Yin Relax and Recover practices before sunset. To make your daily yoga routine more exciting, you will be brought to various beautiful locations for your practice.

Relax completely in the tasteful indoor yoga lounge, stretch out in our garden while the sun warms up your body, do some energetic Vinyasa yoga at the pristine Beach of Furadouro with the ocean breeze in your face, overlook the clean surface of the Lagoon Ria de Aveiro or smell the pine trees and listen to the birds in the Natural Pine Forest Park of Maceda.

The time between yoga can be filled with guided stand up paddling tours, ocean walks on kilometers of empty wild beaches, bike riding on Portugal's best bike trail network, professional massages, a huge treasure of culture to explore, enjoy delicious Portuguese food or simply sunbathing at the outdoor pool area with a refreshment kiosk, sun beds, shower, and restrooms.

If you would like to maintain your fitness routine, you can have a tennis or football match on the home court or train in the new fitness center with suspension training and weights.

Daily schedule

  • 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
  • 14:00h 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 surrounding, catch the bikes and spot flamingos in the lagoon, book a massage, or try out stand up paddling
  • 19:00 Yin yoga in the tasteful indoor yoga lounge or at one of the stunning outdoor spots
  • 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

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.
Angie Rosecrans
Angie Rosecrans from Florida loves to awaken others to their true potential, discover self-love, and tap into the flow of yoga and life. She is registered with Yoga Alliance International and studied the ancient practices at an ashram in India, which included Ayurveda medicine and yoga Nidra.
Karin Dorsey
Karin Dorsey is a positive, enthusiastic, and fun soul. She aims an inviting practice for everyone and encourages to explore new boundaries. As a yoga instructor and massage therapist, she helps her students to cultivate pure body awareness. Karin was educated in the Peaceful Warrior Teacher Training, the Integrated School of Yoga in Utah, and Costa Rica School of Massage.
Joanna Daley
Joanna Daley from New York is an energizing spirit and joyful yogini. She earned her professional certification from the Yoga Alliance International and YogaWorks. Besides teaching she created her own Arts&Wellness company FLO.

Location

This surf and yoga camp will take place in Furadouro, Portugal. Just 30 kilometers from Porto by the coast, a picturesque seaside village nestled between endless beaches, the nature park of Maceda Pine Forest, and the Lagoon Ria de Aveiro. The Lodge is just a short walk to Praia da Furadouro. All year round the temperatures are comfortable, 300 days of sunshine and pure Atlantic Ocean air.

Furadouro has a charming historic center. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and International dishes for great prices. Not to mention the grilled fish plates, that arrived in the morning and were just caught from the local fishermen in the sea. Cosy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors and crêpe stands as well as a sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.

Nearby places

  • Porto, 30 kilometers - 30 minutes

Porto

Porto is Unesco World Heritage and best European tourism destination. 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. Don’t leave without having experienced this special place.

Ovar

Ovar is one of the best places to see Portuguese tiles and the nationwide famous carnival. It’s 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 flamingos and heaps of rare bird species.

Churches Of Válega and Cortegaça

They are 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.

Santa Maria Da Feira

It is a historical medieval town hosting one of the most beautiful castles in Portugal. A visit inside the stone walls and the fantastic views are worth all year around. Every year in August, streets are filled with knights, merchants, fire eaters and jugglers when the Feira da Medieval takes place.

Features

Activities

  • Cycling
  • Gym
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • 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 is 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
  • Raw food
  • Lactose 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)

  • Basketball
  • Biking
  • Football
  • Professional massage treatments
  • Skating
  • Stand-up paddling
  • Tennis

What's included

  • 2 surf sessions at pristine beaches
  • 2 Restorative Yin yoga
  • 2 nights’ luxury accommodation
  • 2 healthy breakfast buffet
  • Pick up from Ovar train station
  • Free mountain bikes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free drinking water and teas
  • Free access to swimming pool, fitness center with suspension training sports area

What's not included

  • Other transport to the lodge (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 to 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

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). Free Pick up from Ovar

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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