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An exciting surf camp offering uncrowded waves, fresh salty air, and Portuguese tranquility! You will arrive at Furadouro, a virgin beach paradise at one of Portugal’s most secret surf destinations, just 30 kilometers South of Porto. Enjoy the stylish eco resort with a zen garden and pool area, surrounded by endless white beaches and green pine forests. Collect forever travel memories and discover cultural treasures in Porto, Aveiro, and Ovar. 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!
You will be accommodated at Golden Waves Surf Lodge resort to guarantee your best sleep after a day of surf. Three modern villa stand out with a clean line design inside and outside. Wooden elements provide elegance and coziness. 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.
The beautiful garden is blessed with old pine trees and reflects the special tranquility of the natural surrounding. To bring outdoor nature into the rooms, Golden Waves Surf Lodge used the warmest organic material in their craftsmanship which is raw wood. You will instantly feel at peace. You can choose between cozy dorms, individual single rooms, romantic double rooms, or spacious suites all with garden views.
Sustainability never looked better. All rooms have private bathrooms with amenities. To guarantee your best sleep after a day of yoga, 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.
Plenty of storage space in the wardrobe and personal safes for each guest. Your room will be soundproof and have central heating and blackout curtains. Guests can use the common kitchen area to prepare their own meals, as well as 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 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 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 five surf sessions with licensed local Instructors Sergio, Alex and Vitor.
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.
For experienced surfers who know how to surf and would like to get the most out of their surf trip. We will take you to the perfect spot at that day and that moment and share with you our local knowledge. Learn from the best how to get barreled, do aerials or ride big waves. We are your professional company in the line up
Sergio is the founder of the Golden Waves Surf Lodge, your host and surf instructor during your holidays. He turned his vision into reality with this project, combining surf and yoga lifestyle with sustainable tourism and creativity. Since 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 world traveler, he is constantly on the search for challenging waves and endless barrels.
Vitor 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 in big wave surfing in Nazare, his goal is to share this precious knowledge with you and to help you on your journey of surfing.
Alessandro has a special appetite for big waves. He is part of a restricted group that surf one of the most intense and darkest waves of the Portuguese coast, Nazaré. His longlife passion for Jiujitsu helps him to keep his mind calm in times of stress. With these skills and as a certificated trainer in Tow-In Surfing and Jetski Rescue in big waves, you will be in best hands and feel the safety he transmits. Apart from being a brave surfer, he says "surfing is a sport that should be practiced and shared with joy and enthusiasm" and this is what you experience when learning with Alessandro
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 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 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!
One of the best places to see Portuguese tiles and the nationwide famous carnival. Just behind the lodge!
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.
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.
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Monthly recommended wetsuit
Sliced exotic fruit
Selection of cereals
Vegan raspberry oat porridge
Still warm croissants from the bakery
Whole grain bread
All kind of sweet spread
Hams and Salami
Fruit infused water
Freshly brewed coffee
Cappuccino with milk or soy milk
Freshest local ingredients and seafood from Atlantic waters make the world’s best dishes. Eating out is always a culinary highlight and we share our best kept secret with you and invite you every Friday night for an all inclusive 5-star dinner.
Oxalá is an excellent and famous restaurant in the Porto area with views on the Marina, known for its fresh grilled fish dishes, generous barbecue meat portions and grilled vegetables. Try out the included wine selection from the private wine cellar and enjoy its highly professional staff. The first welcome tapas in the lobby are impressive. Taste Iberian hams, sausages, cheeses, olive oils, nuts, pastries and sparkling wine while being entertained by a magical tricks show.
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
Transfer available for additional US$72 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport or Porto Airport (OPO). Easy and economic public transportation (5 EUR) or private transfer from and to this airport (60 EUR) is available upon request.
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