8 Days Yoga and Surf Holiday in Porto, Povoa de Varzim, Portugal

Best Yoga Surf camp in the North of Portugal!

I surf Portugal Porto surf camp brings you the best of Portugal in one surfing holiday package. You will not only learn to surf and practice some Yoga but also make new friends, taste delicious Portuguese food, visit the beautiful and fashionable city of Porto (also known as Oporto), relax on the beach, sunbathe, and watch the best sunset in Europe. This Yoga 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!

Highlights

  • 5 days of surf lessons + theory lessons
  • 3 yoga classes (classes adapted to your skill level)
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Free use of surf equipment outside surf lessons
  • Surfing Certificate at the end of the week
  • Certified Surf School (Portuguese Surfing Federation)
  • Day trip to Porto
  • Free Wi-Fi

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$29 per person)

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Accommodation

I surf Portugal Surf Camp is based in a hostel in the center of Póvoa de Varzim (Porto district). It is based in the center of the beach town with lots of cafés, shops, entertainment, and of course, the beach.

You will be sleeping in new bunk beds in a shared room or you can have your own private bedroom for two for a little extra, or even a family room for four people just for you, just ask when you book. All bed linens and towels are provided.

The surf camp has a TV where you will see your surfing videos of the week and free Wi-Fi. There is a patio to chill with a beer or a glass of wine and read a book, or just get to know some new friends.

I surf Portugal Surf Camp Program

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 five days of surf lessons in the water plus theory lessons where you will learn surf etiquette, how to read waves, the best beaches to practice, etc. The surf lessons are about 3 hours each and you will be in groups of 8 per instructor 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, French, Spanish and obviously Portuguese!

Teresa, the Surfcamp Yoga teacher has over 20 years of practice. Her speciality nowadays is Power Yoga, a fitness-based practice derived from Hatha Yoga. The practice of Yoga at the surf camp will be outdoors as much as possible: on the patio, on the grass at a beautiful park or on the beach at sunset. All classes are tailor-made for you and your abilities.

I surf Portugal offers plenty of other activities outside of the surf lessons. There is a day trip to Porto once a week where you will discover why it was voted the best European destination of 2017. I surf Portugal also has other activities that can be booked once at the surfcamp such as SUP, Bike rides, tennis, Horse riding, Kayak, Golf, and more, to ensure you make the most out of your holiday.

Included excursions

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 in 2017 and you can try tasty Portuguese food specialities and taste some Port wine. I Surf Portugal organise bike rides, SUP tours and Kayak activities on the river once a week, as well as other activities when requested (additional cost).

Instructors

Teresa
Teresa has over 20 years of practice. Her specialty nowadays is Power yoga, a fitness-based practice derived from Ashtanga yoga. The practice of yoga at the surf camp will be outdoors as much as possible; on the patio, on the grass at a beautiful park, or on the beach at sunset.
Miguel
Miguel is a Physical Education teacher, a swimming instructor and a keen surfer. He has been surfing for over 13 years. His surfing experience combined with his teaching skills and experience dealing with both adults and kids makes him a very popular instructor.
Jorge
Jorge has an international experience having lived in the UK, France and Australia. He brings a wealth of knowledge and a different way to see things. He caught the surf "bug" while living in Australia although he has always been interested in surf and water sports. Jorge is a qualified surf instructor, certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation.

Location

The surf camp is located in the town center of Povoa de Varzim (district of Porto), a beach town 2 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-hand waves.

Póvoa de Varzim is a great holiday town as it has all entertainment needed, cafés, bars, restaurants and shops. It has many outdoor activities in the summer with free street concerts, the biggest party being Sao Pedro on 29 June where you will experience the biggest street party you have seen. Póvoa de Varzim is ideally located with a direct metro line to the center of Porto. The surf camp is centrally located and walking distance to everything, including the beach, bars, restaurants and the metro line.

Features

Activities

  • Golf course
  • Hiking
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Reiki
  • Shopping
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Tennis court
  • Wine tasting

General

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Multilingual staff
  • Terrace

Services

  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Local market

Food

Food is not included, however, Portugal is famous for having very tasty and fresh food at a reasonable price. Breakfast will cost you between 2 EUR and 3 EUR, lunch between 5 EUR and 7.50 EUR and dinner 15 EUR or less with everything included. I surf Portugal have made some partnerships with local restaurants to offer you the best food at a special price, all these restaurants also offer vegetarian food. There is also a supermarket next to the accommodation.

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • 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)

Apart from the surfing and the Yoga I Surf Portugal has many more activities you can book once at the camp.

Other activities available:

  • Bike rentals & bike tours
  • Golf
  • Horse Riding
  • Kayak
  • Massage on the beach
  • Parties
  • Stand Up Paddle (SUP)

What's included

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 3 Yoga classes
  • 5 days of surf lessons + theory lessons
  • Free use of equipment outside surf lessons
  • Day trip to Porto
  • Beach transfer for surf lessons
  • Free Wifi

What's not included

  • Meals
  • Return metro ticket for the day trip to Porto (approximately 5 EUR return)
  • The price of the cable car (6€)
  • SUP, Kayak and other activities
  • Travel insurance to be purchased before departing your country of origin
  • Airport pickup for an extra 25€

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

The Surf Camp is very easy to get to from central Porto or from Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) Porto airport. You can get the metro from the airport or from central Porto. Povoa de Varzim is the last stop of the metro line B (red line). I Surf Portugal can also come and pick you up for an additional fee of 25 EUR.

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$29 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
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Availability

This surf camp is available from April to November with arrival any day of the week and length of stay.

 

Mid Season
  • 31 March - 16 June 2018 
  • 15 September - 10 November 2018

 

High Season
  • 16 June - 15 September 2018

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