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I surf Portugal Porto surf camp brings you the best of Portugal in one surfing holiday package. You will not only learn to surf but also taste delicious Portuguese food, visit the beautiful and fashionable city of Porto (also known as Oporto), practice some yoga, relax on the beach, sunbathe, and watch the best sunset in Europe. The surf package is the most complete and best value in the market with many services included in the price and activities that no other surf camp has!
I surf Portugal Surf Camp is based in a guest house. You will be sleeping in new bunk beds in a shared room just for the surf camp. All bed linens and towels are provided. There is a fully-equipped kitchen that you can use to keep food and cook.
The surf camp has a TV where you will see your surfing videos of the week and free Wi-Fi. There is a patio where you can smoke, chill with a beer, or do some yoga. It is based in the center of the beach town with lots of cafés, shops, entertainment, and of course, the beach.
The surf program is made for beginners and intermediate and you will receive a surf certificate in accordance with your ability by the end of the course. Advanced surfers can also join and make the most of I surf Portugal's local knowledge. The surf lessons are organized to make sure you learn all the skills to become a real surfer. You will understand all the basics of surfing and will be able to stand on the board and do some turns by the end of the week.
You will have 5 surfing lessons in the water plus theory lessons in between where you will learn surf etiquette, how to read waves, the best beaches to practice, etc. The surf lessons are 2 hours each and you will be in groups of 8 maximum with 2 instructors to ensure you progress quickly. I surf Portugal will choose the best time of day to have the lessons depending on the wave conditions and tides. The lessons are mainly taught in English but I surf Portugal can also translate in French and Spanish when needed.
There is a one-day organized tour of Porto during the week included in the price. You will discover this amazing UNESCO World Heritage city that won European best destination of 2017 and you can try tasty Portuguese food specialties. On another day and also included in the price, you will visit a traditional and famous Portuguese surfboard shaper (the name given to surfboard makers). You will learn from one of the big characters of the Portuguese surfing history.
The surf camp is located in the town center of a beach town a few minutes walk to the beach. It is close to great surf spots to learn and improve your surfing or even enjoy great surfing conditions if you are an advanced surfer.
Ofir and Azurara are great beaches on the Atlantic North Coast of Portugal to learn and improve your surfing. They are sandy beaches with beach breaks. Póvoa de Varzim and Aguçadoura are amazing for advanced surfers and are famous surfing spots for their left waves.
As part of the packages included in the price, I surf Portugal provides continental breakfast every day and also food so you can make sandwiches for lunch. There is a welcome barbecue also included in the price. All other dinners are not included but there are a lot of very affordable restaurants around the camp.
Portugal is famous for having very tasty and fresh food at a reasonable price. There are supermarkets nearby and a kitchen for self-catering if you feel like cooking. I surf Portugal offers alternative meals for vegetarians and people with food allergies. Just let I surf Portugal knows when you book.
I surf Portugal has a yoga package for a little extra with an awesome yoga teacher. There are many other activities at I surf Portugal surf camp. You will have time to sunbathe on the beach or relax by reading a book at the camp. You can play volleyball, football, frisbees, beach rackets, or even board games and card games if you wish to stay in. There is also the opportunity to try SUP (stand up paddle) on the river at an extra cost. There are also many bars and clubs around the surf camp if you feel like partying.
The camp is about 20 kilometers from the airport but I surf Portugal will pick you up from central Porto or from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) at given times, so you don't have to worry about it. This pickup is included in the package. The pickup times from the airport and Porto are on Saturday mornings depending on most people. Once you have booked your stay, let I surf Portugal knows what time you arrive in Porto.
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