Jho'La Surf Camp is the closest surf camp to Luz Beach and provide experienced and completely certified surf school with instructors that have a great pleasure in teaching.
Gustavo was the 2001 Portuguese national surf champion. He has been a surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1998, a managing partner, and founder of Future Surfing School in 1998. He is a responsible surf coach for the advanced and competition classes.
Ricardo is a surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1996, managing partner of Future Surfing School since 2005, polyvalent surf coach, and mainly responsible for the surf school internal surf coaches training, founder member of the APTS (Portuguese Surf Coaches Association), and lifesaver from the Portuguese Red Cross and the Life Saving Club Great Britain.
Francisco started surfing when he was 16 years old and has a long and deep connection to the sea. He graduated in marine biology and is a certified surf instructor by ASI - Academy for Surfing Instructors. He has worked for Future Surfing School in Portimão, Algarve.
Eduardo (Edu) is a surf coach by the FSS since 2008 and by the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) since 2013, long time lifesaver by the ISN, lifesaver by the Surf Life Saving Club Great Britain, and polyvalent surf coach.
Maria has a deep connection with the ocean. She has a degree in marine biology but never really ventured into the wild surf experience. What she comes to offer you at the surf camp are yoga classes and massage sessions. She has studied extensively with amazing and inspiring teachers, a bit all over the place. She travels every year to India to practice and get new inspiration.
Having a degree in marine biology, Maria, has a deep connection with the ocean. Maria comes to offer you here at the surf camp, are yoga classes and massage sessions. She will be offering deep tissue and myofascial release massage sessions. She also offer insight into your body, anatomy, posture correction, breathing awareness, offering a blend of Vinyasa (flow) and static postures, to go deep into your practice, or to discover a new one.
from Russia, September 2019
"Warm, cozy and friendly atmosphere "
It was so nice, warm and friendly place! Francisco is a very friendly person. And most of the evenings he cooked so delicious portuguese dishes for dinner. And everyone got together over the table to eat, drink something, talk and joke. It was such a nice atmosphere!
The villa is cute and colorful too, with hammoks and oceanside views. Also the villa is pretty close to the ocean and the beach, which is not easy to find for a surfcamp - mostly I saw that they are pretty far. So if someone didn't go surfing or on free and relax days - it was possible to get to the closest beach in 5 minutes. And it is situated in the middle of small town, so shops, cafes and restaurants are nearby too, even an ice-cream factory!
from United States, November 2018
The accommodations with Francisco were fantastic. The house and the neighborhood are beautiful. Just a short walk to the beach and some nice restaurants, although we didn't experience much of that because Francisco cooked us some delicious meals all but one night.
The surfing instruction was very hands on and beneficial. All of the instructors had a great attitude and expertise. My skills improved dramatically from day one. All of the beaches were gorgeous and the overall setting was really nice.
from Portugal, October 2020
"A fantastic and refreshing experience "
Wow—I had such a wonderful time. Francisco was an incredible host and his food is probably the best I have had in Portugal! The yoga was really relaxing and Andrea tailored the sessions very thoughtfully depending on how I was feeling post-surf. The surf school was excellent and the teachers were very dedicated and knowledgeable. Lovely guests, lovely place, fantastic beaches and great memories.
from Italy, August 2018
"Feelings rare to find"
Great atmosphere and hospitality, perfect organization for the surf lessons and wonderful surf house place, Luz is really pretty near the beach and with some bars restaurants and shops. You don’t need a car to move.
Francisco is really good in cooking and every night you have the possibility to taste Portuguese specialities.
Surf school is good too.
Yoga teacher (Ana) is a wonderful woman with a lot of experience and great communication skills. Love her!!!
from Iceland, August 2018
"Home is where the heart is"
The warmhearted hosts at the SurfCamp left me feeling like I have a second home now away from home. The welcoming and relaxed atmosphere, the food, the house and the fellow guests left me and my daughter with a heart filled with love and joy. The yoga practice was so rejuvenating that I feel like I have had months of rest and joy. I left the house being thankful for all the wonderful people and gifts of the universe.
from Austria, May 2018
"Super schöne Erfahrung! ich komme bestimmt wieder"
Das Camp ist sehr flexibel und geht auf seine Gäste ein. Die Lage ist ruhig aber nicht weit von Bars und Restaurant. Aber Fransisco kocht unpackbar lecker!!!
from Switzerland, September 2019
Die Yogastunden waren wunderbar und individuell abgestimmt. Francisco ist ein ausgezeichneter Koch und ein angenehmer Host.
from Netherlands, August 2018
"The perfect holiday!"
Homemade food, surf, people, Luz, beaches, wines, hammocks, live music!