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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 and tennis / football court.
You can choose between cozy dorms and Premium dorms, individual single and double rooms, or spacious suites for up to six guests all with garden views. All rooms and dorms have private bathrooms with 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 six-bed shared dorm with shared 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.
A beautiful four-bed dorm with two bunk beds and an ensuite private bathroom. Direct garden access and private terrace
Are beautiful and spacious suites with garden views, double beds and private luxury bathrooms. The rooms feature Wi-Fi, central heating, personal safes, sound system, blackout curtains, color ambiance lighting and memory foam mattresses.
You will enjoy this unique experience including eight yoga sessions with internationally known yoga instructors and six surf sessions / 12 hours pure surfing with licensed local Instructors Sergio, Alex and Vitor.
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 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. Learn new techniques and improve old habits. Develop your own style and flow.
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.
The charming yoga instructors will soothe your surfed-out body in the evenings with restorative yin relax and recover practices before sunset. Relax completely in our tasteful indoor yoga studio.
The time between can be filled with guided SUP tours, ocean walks on kilometers of empty wild beaches, free bike riding on Portugal's best bike trail network, professional deep tissue massages (50€/60 min), a huge treasure of culture to explore, enjoying delicious Portuguese food or simply sunbathing at the outdoor pool area with sun beds, shower and restrooms.
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.
Eleonor from Finland is a positive, enthusiastic and fun soul. She aims an inviting practice for everyone and encourages to explore new boundaries. As an experienced Yoga instructor, Dancer and Personal Trainer she helps her students to cultivate pure body awareness. Eleonor is registered with Yoga Alliance International and Qualification awarded in Theatre and Contemporary Dance. You can expect an outstanding connection between body and mind in her classes.
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, 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.
Best months for beginner surfers
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Best months for advanced surfers
Monthly recommended wetsuit
Every Friday night we invite you for a five-star dinner to Oxalá, an excellent restaurant with views on the Marina, famous for its fresh grilled fish dishes and generous barbecue meat portions. 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.
Freshest local ingredients and seafood from Atlantic waters make the world’s best dishes. Eating out is always a culinary highlight and the Golden Waves Surf Portugal team shares their best kept secret with you and invite you every Friday night for an all inclusive five-star dinner.
You can also visit for free 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$67 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Porto Airport (OPO). Transfer from the local train station in Porto is included. Alternatively a one-way private transfer 60 EUR from and / to to this airport is available upon request.
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