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Luxurious Eco Surf Camp Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 18 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

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, yoga, fluidity, fresh salty air, and Portuguese tranquility is about to begin. When doing both yoga and surfing, you will discover a new natural flow within yourself and your performance. 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. 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 promise a safe approach to this amazing watersport.

Highlights

  • 5 surf lessons
  • 6 Restorative Yin yoga
  • Surfboards and wetsuits
  • Transport to best surf spots
  • Transfer from Ovar train station to the accommodation
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • Cool welcome gift

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 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$81 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

The modern villa stands out with a clean line design inside and outside. To bring outdoor nature into the rooms, Golden Waves Surf Lodge used the warmest organic material in their craftsmanship which is raw wood. Sustainability never looked better. 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. You will instantly feel at peace. Enjoy the outdoor swimming pool, fitness center, and tennis / football court.

You can choose between cozy dorms, individual double rooms, or spacious suites all with garden views. All rooms have private bathrooms with ecologic amenities. To guarantee your best sleep after a day of surfing and nature, 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 5-minute walk from the lodge, serving typical Portuguese meals and international dishes.

Shared Dorm

This is a cozy shared dorm with shared exclusive bathroom and garden view. This is the economic choice while still enjoying all the luxury and pleasures of the lodge. Share company with other travelers and feel at home. There are three bunk beds with plenty of storage space and personal safes for each guest.

The room features Wi-Fi, luxury bathroom, garden view, central heating, personal safes, sound system, blackout curtains, color ambiance lighting, and memory foam mattresses.

All Private Rooms

This is beautiful and spacious suites with garden views and private luxury bathrooms. You can choose to configure your room with double beds or bunk beds. Extra beds with additional costs available. The rooms feature Wi-Fi, luxury bathroom, garden view, central heating, personal safes, sound system, blackout curtains, color ambiance lighting and memory foam mattresses.

Program

You will enjoy this unique experience including six yoga sessions with the internationally known instructors Angie Rosecrans, Joanne Daley, or Karin Dorsey and five surf sessions with licensed local Instructors Sergio and Henrique. A step-by-step introduction to the art of surfing. Golden Waves 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 charming yoga instructors will soothe 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, they bring you to various beautiful locations for your practice.

Relax completely in a tasteful indoor yoga lounge, stretch out in the 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 SUP 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, enjoying 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 Golden Waves Surf Lodge's new fitness center with suspension training and weights.

Schedule

  • 08:30 Healthy breakfast buffet
  • 10:30 Surf buses 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 the surrounding, catch the bikes and spot Flamingos in the Lagoon, book a massage, or try out SUP
  • 19:00 Yin yoga in the tasteful indoor yoga lounge or at one of Golden Waves Surf Lodge's stunning outdoor spots
  • 20:30 Evening activities like barbecues, movie nights, connect with other guests in the outdoor lounge, and try out delicious Portuguese dinner at superb restaurants by the beach.

Instructors

Henrique
Portuguese Federation of Surf (Surf Coach)
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 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.
Angie Rosecrans
Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)
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
YogaWorks (Yoga)
Yoga Alliance International (Yoga)
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

Your surf camp will take place in Furadouro, Portugal. Just 30 kilometers from Porto by the coast lies Furadouro, a picturesque seaside village nestled between endless beaches, the nature park of Maceda Pine Forest, and the Lagoon Ria de Aveiro.

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. Bring body and mind together. Embraced by the tranquility of the Zen garden, surrounded by lush pine trees. While the birds are singing in the pine trees and the hammocks swinging in the ocean breeze, and sink deeper into energetic and mindful positions.

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. The historic center has cafes, bars, nightlife, and superb restaurants.

Features

Activities

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

General

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • 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

  • 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
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

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)

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

What's included

  • 5 surf sessions
  • Surfboards and wetsuits
  • Transport to best surf spots
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 healthy breakfast buffets
  • 6 Restorative Yin yoga sessions
  • Pick-up from Ovar Railway Station
  • Mountain bikes
  • Drinking water and teas
  • Access to swimming pool, fitness center, and sports area
  • Exciting welcome gift

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 Porto Airport (OPO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

The transfer is 70 EUR one way for a maximum of 8 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.

  • 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).

From Ovar you will get a free pick-up to the Lodge.

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$81 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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