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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 Vitor and Sergio will be your reliable buddies in the water and promise a safe approach to this amazing watersport.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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You can also visit one of the many fantastic places nearby.
Unesco World Heritage and Best European Tourism Destination. And 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.
Known as the Portuguese Venice and a must-see in our region. Jump on a moliceiro and cross the river channels, watch the art nouveau houses and try ovos moles. Don’t leave them without having experienced this special place.
One of the best places to see Portuguese tiles and the nation wide famous Carnaval. Just behind the Lodge!
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. Cosy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors and sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.
In the Province Ovar everything lives around these 47 kms of water parallel to the sea. A network of canals and islands, its waters are home to Flamingos 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.
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.
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
Transfer available for additional US$68 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Porto Airport (OPO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
The transfer is 60 EUR one way for a maximum of seven persons. Alternatively, you can book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS).
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.
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.
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