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Exciting Surfcamp Portugal

You will arrive at Furadouro, a virgin beach paradise at one of Portugal’s most secret Surf destinations, just 30 kilometers South of Porto. A week of surf in uncrowded waves, fresh salty air, and Portuguese tranquility is about to begin. Enjoy the stylish eco villa with 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. Spacious kitchen with self-catering, weekly barbecue, mountain bikes, a transfer from the local train station, drinking water and teas, fitness center with suspension training, sports area with tennis court, football, basketball, and welcome gift are included. Get inspired by this amazing lifestyle in tune with the Atlantic Ocean! 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 perspective on your life, so be prepared. 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.

Highlights

  • 5 surfing lessons
  • Transfers to the best surf spots
  • Complimentary use of surf equipment
  • 7 healthy breakfast buffet and 1 after-surf barbecue
  • 1 Ovar train station pick-up
  • Cool welcome gift
  • 7 nights' lodging

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


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

Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$82 per person)

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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

You will be accommodated at Golden Waves Surf Lodge. The modern villa stands 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 ecologic 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.

Golden Waves Surf Lodge Portugal Surfcamp Program

The best surfer is the one having 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 five 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 built up Surf fitness, increase your amount of catching waves and focus on your ocean awareness.

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
  • 14:00 Lunch all together in delicious and economic Portuguese restaurants
  • 15:30 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, relax with restorative Yin Yoga Sessions
  • 20:00 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.

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 centre. 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.

Nearby places

  • Porto, 30 kilometers

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 nation wide 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.

Features

Activities

  • Gym
  • Health Club
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court

General

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

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • 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

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Raw 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 (30 EUR per hour)
  • Skating
  • Stand-up paddling
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation Eco Lodge
  • 7 healthy breakfast buffet
  • 5 Surf Sessions at pristine beaches
  • Transfers to the best surf spots
  • Equipments you need for the waves
  • Ovar train station pick up
  • 1 After-Surf Barbecue
  • Cool welcome gift
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Drinking water and teas
  • Free use of mountain bikes
  • Unlimited access to swimming pool, fitness center, and sports area

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).

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$82 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

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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