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8 Days Family Surf Camp Including a 3-Day Surf Course Near Porto, Portugal

Camping Orbitur Rio Alto Park, EN 13 - Km 13, Lugar do Rio Alto, Estela, Póvoa de Varzim 4570-275, Portugal

Unique Family Surf Camp Portugal

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
Breakfast & dinner included

This family surf camp is where the love for surfing is combined with a premium family holiday for every age and level, inspired by the Australian surf spirit. Enjoy healthy, nutritious, and child-friendly breakfasts and fresh dinner made from local produce. You will go back with wonderful memories of fun times with all the new friends that you will meet at the surf camp from all around the world.

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  • 3-day surf course for each member
  • Equipment: surfboard and wetsuit included
  • Enjoy the location directly at the beach in a calm area
  • Nanny on the beach during parent's surf lessons
  • Daily breakfast buffet and 5 dinners
  • 7 nights glamping accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, French, German, Portuguese
The maximum participants in the group is 8
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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

On the campsite, you will find a big communal area with hammocks, games for the kids, and a kitchen tent where healthy, nutritious breakfast and dinner are prepared for you. The sanitary block with toilets and warm showers as well as wash basins is located next to the camp for easy access even for small children.

Every family sleeps in a spacious tipi tent with a diameter of six meters. The tents are equipped with a double bed and two single beds, all with comfortable mattresses, bedding, and bed linen. On top of that, you’ll find enough storage for all of your clothes, a table, and chairs for the full family, and electricity and lights.

Of course, cooking and eating utensils are also provided, so you don’t need to carry any extra luggage with you. Families bigger than four or families with older children also have the option to extend their living space with an extra mini tipi with two additional beds!



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


  • Surf introduction including water safety
  • First surf lessons

Monday and Tuesday

  • Optional surf and yoga lessons


  • Free day (no lessons)

Thursday and Friday

  • Optional surf and yoga lessons


  • Departure

You can upgrade your surf lessons anytime to a three or five-day course after you've tried out surfing for one day and want to keep on going! On top of that, I surf Portugal also offers a four-day yoga course for all adults who want to spend some time working with their mind, body and, soul, whether it's to stretch the muscles after a surf or to relax as much as possible.

Surf lessons information

The surf lessons will consist of a maximum of 8 students per adult group and a maximum of 5 students per kids group.


Sam Aisthorpe


The camp is located on the Orbitur campsite Rio de Alto in Estela, a calm area in the North of Porto, surrounded by agriculture and empty, long beaches. The four-star campsite which is a stone’s throw away from the beach offers a family friendly environment with a swimming pool, playground, and a restaurant.


Portugal has the best surf spots in Europe, with 1800 kilometers of coast and almost all of them surfable to a certain extent. The north coast of Portugal has some fantastic surf spots. Because they are not internationally famous, many beaches are not crowded when it comes to surfing. This ensures I surf Portugal can teach you in the best conditions and no one is competing for waves.

Póvoa de Varzi

Póvoa de Varzim is situated 30 kilometers North of Porto. Porto is Portugal's second biggest city (after the capital Lisbon) and has been classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Póvoa de Varzim is a beach town very popular with Portuguese holidaymakers. In the summer, it becomes the go-to town - together with Vila do Conde (the neighboring town) - for beachgoers in the North of Portugal. Both cities have a multitude of restaurants, bars, cafés, and nightclubs ensuring everyone has a great time.

There is a direct train line taking you from the center of Porto to the center of Póvoa de Varzim and stopping at Vila do Conde on the way. The organizer is also able to pick up groups and corporates from your hotel in Porto to take you to your surf lessons as part of the group packages.



  • 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


I surf Portugal prepares healthy, nutritious, and child-friendly continental breakfast for all families in the morning and on five days per week, you will be served fresh dinner made from local products. I surf Portugal will suit the needs of all kinds of diets!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

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)

You will never be bored during your surf camp holiday. There are a lot of activities to choose from when you are not surfing or doing yoga, from games to just chilling out at the beach. You can always tell I surf Portugal what you like and they can try and arrange it for you.

  • Day trip to Porto. Discover this amazing city voted Best European destination 2017
  • Chilling at the beach and enjoy the amazing sunset
  • Stand up paddle (SUP) on the river or the sea

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast buffet
  • 5 dinners
  • Surf equipment (surfboard and wetsuit)
  • 3-day surf course for each participant over 6 years of age

What's not included

  • Transport
  • Travel insurance
  • More optional surf lessons
  • Optional yoga lessons

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 60 days before arrival.

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8 days / 7 nights
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Children pricing information

Children under 3 years are free, there is a reduced price for children between 3-5 years old.

Saturday August 31, 2019
(8 days / 7 nights)

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