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Family Glamping Surf Camp Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
Breakfast & dinner included
Airport transfer available

Enjoy a great family holiday by the beach where parents and children can have a fun and relaxed time. Kids can learn to surf while parents just relax knowing the children are in good hands. Parents can surf or do some yoga while the kids are looked after by the nannies. The family surf camp is set in a 4-star camping park right in front of the beach in a little town north of Porto. The camp has been created with families in mind as the owner is also the proud dad of 2 beautiful boys.

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  • 5 days of surf lessons for the whole family
  • Use of the surf equipment (wetsuit and surfboard)
  • 7 nights of accommodation in a spacious family glamping tipi tent
  • Use of the surf camp and campsite facilities
  • Kids animation throughout the week
  • Daily breakfast and 5 dinners
  • Nannies during the lessons
  • Use of bikes and skates

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$53 per person)
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  • Golf course
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Baby sitting
  • Board rental
  • Child care
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Medical assistance
  • Parking lot
  • Outdoor shower

Your family will be sharing a spacious tipi tent for four people. The tents are equipped with one double and two single beds, all with comfortable mattresses, bedding, and linen. Also, you’ll find storage space and electricity with light inside your tent. The camp will provide you with dishes and cutlery for the full family. In case you wish to book separate accommodation for your older kids or are a family bigger than four, you can opt for the mini tipi with two additional beds.

The Surf Camp is surrounded by pine trees that provide shade to relax or nap in the hammocks even in the heat of the day. In the community area, you’ll find an equipped kitchen with a shared fridge and several hobs. Visit the surf camp bar to grab a refreshing drink after a long, sunny day at the beach.

Health accreditation

I surf Portugal has an accreditation from the Tourism of Portugal as a ´clean and safe establishment according to Health measures (you may corroborate this via the seal stamp photo featuring in the listing's images). For any questions about this, please feel free to send an inquiry.


The Surf Camp has a kitchen with fridges you can use, a couple of chill zones, board and card games, bikes, skates, and a bar for the parents. The camping park has a playground, a swimming pool, a sports court, a restaurant, a minimarket, and sanitary blocks. There is also a golf course next to the camp for golf enthusiasts.

Key Highlights of the camp:

  • Set in a 4-star Camping park in front of the beach
  • Spacious tipi tent for 4 or 5 people
  • Premium high-quality mattresses
  • Bed linen included
  • Lighting and power in the tents
  • Kitchen area with basic appliances you can use
  • Chill area with music, campfire, hammocks, slackline, bar
  • Activities and entertainment for kids and adults
  • Bikes and skates are free to use anytime
  • Swimming pool and mini market
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Uncrowded beach with private access from the camp
  • Sanitary blocks with constant hot water


For families

This surf camp is shaped by families for families. Meet the international tribe of parents, kids, and other friends of the ocean!


The camp's got everything set up for you: Kitchen, chill zone, games, and more on the surf camp; restaurant, supermarket, swimming pool, sports courts, and sanitary blocks on the campsite.


Every member of your family can find the perfect holiday fit! The camp offers different activities of all sorts from beach games to yoga and, of course, surfing. Next to adult surf lessons for every level, the I Surf Portugal team has specialized in surf lessons for kids.

Surfing for adults

Surfing is not only for kids but for adults too! You will join the adult surf lessons in groups of a maximum of 6-8 surfers per instructor based on your level. So, whether you are an absolute beginner or can already surf, we’ve got you covered! The campsite has private access to the beach which means there are no crowds. The beach is perfect for all levels and they have a good selection of surfboards including hardtops for more experienced surfers.

Surfing for kids

Kids surf lessons are taught in small groups of 4-6 children per instructor in a fun and safe environment (younger ones are in smaller groups). In addition to learning how to surf, your children will also learn water safety, how to recognise currents and what to do, as well as respecting the environment and the ocean.

Kids lessons can be taught in English, German, Dutch, French, and Spanish so your children will be able to understand everything.

Skating and other activities

I surf Portugal has skate lessons during the week for both kids and adults, you will also have the opportunity to go to the local skate park to practice your new skills! The camping park has a great swimming pool where your kids will want to spend time when they are not surfing. Your family can use their bikes, skates, balls, cards, and board games at any time. They also organise a few activities during the day such as beach cleaning, dance workshop, etc.


While parents are having fun surfing or practicing yoga, the nannies will look after the kids. This service is included in your family surf camp package. You can relax knowing your little ones are in good hands and having fun. Babysitting is also available as an extra if the parents want to have a romantic time by themselves, you can sign up once on site.

Evening entertainment

When the sun goes down, join I surf Portugal around the campfire for a few drinks and some good vibes. You'll get to know the crew and the other families. Throughout the week there are a few activities including a pub quiz, movie night, cocktail night, and a guitar jam session.

Photos and videos

I surf Portugal's photographer will take some beautiful pictures of your family surfing. They also prepare a weekly video which they will show you at the end of the week. These are great family memories that you will want to show your family and friends so they make sure you get photos and video for free! Now, when you catch a wave remember: look at the camera and smile!



  • Arrival
  • Tent check-In
  • Introduction of the team and the instructors


  • Surf introduction including water safety
  • First surf lessons

Monday and Tuesday

  • Surf lessons
  • Optional yoga lessons


  • Free day (no lessons)
  • Visit Porto (optional)

Thursday and Friday

  • Surf lessons
  • Optional yoga lessons


  • Departure

Surf lessons information

The surf lessons will consist of a maximum of 8 students per adult group and a maximum of 4 to 6 students per kids group.




The surf camp is based in the north of Portugal, on a little beach village called Estela in the municipality of Póvoa de Varzim about 30 km north of Porto. The surf camp is set in the camping park of Orbitur Rio Alto, a 4-star rated campsite certified and recognized for the quality of its services and its facilities. It is located right in front of the beach with direct and private access to the beach. It has free wifi, shower blocks with continuous hot water, a mini-market, restaurant, bar, self-service, social halls, a free swimming pool for users, and a playground for kids.

The beach is a quiet beach due to its private access and only customers of the surf camp and the camping park can access it, this means you are the only surfers there. You can surf with no crowds.



  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)


  • Beach
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant


  • Baby sitting
  • Board rental
  • Free parking
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance


The family package includes a breakfast buffet with a selection for every taste. For dinner, the chef prepares fresh and tasty international dishes including salad and dessert 5 evenings a week. I surf Portugal caters to vegetarian and vegan diets, too. The other two days of the week you'll have the opportunity to go to a local restaurant and the city of Porto to dive into the Portuguese food culture.

Once onsite, you can decide to sign up for an optional lunch package which they deliver to you on the beach. If you prefer, you can use the kitchen to cook your own meal or go to the campsite restaurant.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • 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)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
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)

On-spot activities include a variety of other activities and services on camp, such as yoga lessons, skate lessons, a visit to Porto, SUP tour.

Spa treatments

Massage is available at the camp at an extra cost.

What's included

  • 7 nights of accommodation in a spacious glamping tent
  • Daily breakfast and 5 dinners
  • 5 days of surf lessons for the whole family
  • Use of the surf equipment (wetsuit and surfboard)
  • Nannies during the adult surf and yoga lessons
  • Kids animation throughout the week
  • Use of the surf camp and campsite facilities
  • Free transfer from the metro of Póvoa de Varzim to the camp (between 14h and 18h)
  • Use of bikes and skates
  • Free photos and video of the week

What's not included

  • Transport
  • Travel insurance
  • Flights

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO). Transfer from this airport can be arranged with I Surf Portugal after you book your holiday.

Arrival by shuttle

You may be transferred to the surf camp by booking a shuttle from metro to Póvoa de Varzim (line B). For more information, please send I Surf Portugal an inquiry.

Arrival by taxi

If you would like to be picked up from Porto airport (OPO) and taken directly to the surf camp, you can either get a taxi for about 50 EUR (there are always taxis waiting when exiting the airport) or you can get an uber.

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$53 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

Value for money
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8 days / 7 nights
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Child pricing information

Please take note children under 3 years don’t pay any fees. There is also a reduced price for children between 3 and 5 years old. Please send an enquiry and I surf Portugal will quote the exact final price.


In 2022, this surf camp is available from June 5 until September 18.

Low season
  • June 11 – July 1
  • August 27 – September 17
High season (arrivals and departures on Saturday only)
  • July 2 – August 26

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