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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 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.
Bring body and mind together. Embraced by the tranquility of our 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. Golden Waves teamed up with internationally renowned Yoga Instructors Angie Rosecrans, Joanne Daley and Karin Dorsey to connect their magic yoga style with the inspiring life by the Atlantic Ocean!
The Villa will be your luxury home during your Surf and Yoga Camp and stands out with a clean line design inside and outside. Golden Waves created an interior design that is absolutely perfect for the house and the people sharing good times together. It is a very personal state of art. Whether you are a single traveller looking for a sharing experience or on holidays together with your beloved ones and prefer a private Double Room or a Family Suite, we have it all. The common kitchen is all yours! Fully equipped and ready to use. A lot of space, enough for everybody to share some classic cooking sessions together.
Discover unique cultural treasure. Here in the North of Portugal, you will still find hidden and secret places for sightseeing. Away from tourist crowds and with authentic people. Of course, Golden Waves will share our favorite gems with you. Return with memories you will have forever.
Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$82 per person)
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.
Cosy 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 home.
There are three bunk beds with plenty of storage space and personal safes for each guest.
The room features Wifi, luxury bathroom, garden view, central heating, personal safes, sound system, blackout curtains, color ambience lighting and memory foam mattresses.
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 ambience lighting and memory foam mattresses.
You will enjoy this unique experience including 6 Yoga Sessions with the internationally known Instructors Angie Rosecrans, Joanne Daley or Karin Dorsey and 5 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 Stand Up Paddling 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 our new fitness center with suspension training and weights.
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.
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.
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!
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).
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.