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Join this thrilling kitesurfing camp in beautiful Esposende. The old fisherman’s town of Esposende may seem calm and quiet at first, but a closer look will reveal many treasures for anyone passionate of water sports. Flatwater, steady winds, waves spots, vivid nightlife, and genuine gastronomy are just a few. If you are ready to discover the exciting watersport of kitesurfing, then this holiday is for you. Kook Proof camp in Esposende is a great opportunity for adventure travelers seeking outdoor activities in a relaxing environment, nested by the Atlantic shore and surrounded by nature. Incorporated in the North Coast Natural Park you will have the opportunity to learn how to surf at one of the best surf spots in Europe with zero crowds, empty beaches, and a family atmosphere.
You will stay at InnEsposende Sports Hostel and you may choose between a standard or superior room. The hostel has been fully refurbished. In total, the hostel has ten rooms, eight bathrooms, and 34 beds. All bunk beds, mattresses, and furniture are new.
When you arrive at the camp and check-in, you will have a newly made bed waiting for you. Kook Proof Activity Center supplies bed sheets and linen, and towels if you have none. There are dorm rooms with bunk beds and single rooms with double beds or two separate beds.This way, you can choose to stay with new or old friends or choose a room just for yourself or share it with your friend or partner.
The hostel has the following rooms:
Besides the rooms, the house has an open space to chill and a dining room. The kitchen is available for all guests.
Kite rider package includes center services, storage, rescue, and transport to the kite spot. Equipment is not included in this package, you can rent equipment at the center. The minimum level is to be able to ride upwind.
This kitesurf camp will take place in Esposende, Portugal. Due to its geographical position, Portugal is blessed with some seriously sweet swells throughout most of the year. For intermediate to advanced surfers, both spring and autumn are when best conditions are gathered for surfing. Swells do slowdown in the summer period, which is when it is best both for beginners to intermediate surfers.
Portugal is a destination that has deserved the attention of a fast-growing number of travelers, which can be explained in part by the enthusiastic discovery of some of the most well-kept Portuguese secrets. Kook Proof Activity Center is about to unveil you another one which will give no excuses to set your adventure mode on, pack your summer clothes, and jump on to the next plain to the most western European country with its 850 kilometers of Atlantic coastline, warm weather, and kind people.
This well-kept secret is called Esposende, if you have a strong drive for intense moments and open to building up some lifelong friendships outside your everyday life you have all the good reasons to try this destination with all its wild offers. From the endless beach days, improving your skills or learning new ones in your favorite sport, to having dinner in the best local restaurants enjoying the amazing Portuguese flavors. Toping that up with a night in the local renowned clubs around, such as Pacha and Bib Ofir, and you have all the ingredients for some explosive vacations.
Esposende is a top surfing area with beautiful, long, sandy beaches, perfect for someone wanting to learn or improve one's skills. With an outside reef that slows down the Atlantic swells in some of its spots, you can always find a spot which will be more exposed or more protected from the waves suitable for every level of surf. Also, there are some sea walls along the beach which allow you to be more protected on stronger swells, they also originate point breaks which can deliver you some sweet surf sessions.
With over 14 kilometers of natural coastline, it is a particularly privileged area of beauty, with some of the best beaches in the North of Portugal. Foz do Rio Cavado, Apulia, and Ofir provide a unique beauty to the region, and all the beaches are protected under conservation laws.
The gastronomy of Esposende is also rich with great maritime influence, with emphasis on the bass baked in the oven, mullet, flounder, lamprey, and of course, fresh locally caught seafood, all watered down with local wine from the regions of Portugal. However, during the summer months of July and August, Esposende transforms into one of Southern Europe’s premier locations and best-kept secrets. This is where the youthful, cool, and beautiful people of Portugal, Spain, and France come to the party and take their vacations, with the nice rolling waves at an uncrowded beach and hot summer sun, it's the perfect recipe for surfers and sun worshipers alike.
Esposende offers a unique spot for water sports. The river Cavado flows next to the sea, separated from the Atlantic Ocean only by a sand dune. The spot accessible by boat makes it very exclusive location, perfect for everyone from complete beginners to the most advanced riders in kitesurfing, surf, and stand up paddle. When you cross the dune, you get access to the Atlantic Ocean, with its swell rolling in, creating a natural playground for surfing and kitesurfing strapless in the waves.
Breakfast is included in the camp. Included in breakfast are fresh bread, cheese, ham, cornflakes, milk, coffee, tea, yogurt, and fruit.
You will have to arrange your own food. For breakfast, it can be pre-bought and will be served at the hostel. You can pre-buy or buy there at an extra cost. The price is 28 EUR per week or 5 EUR per day. For lunch and dinner, you can discover the traditional local food at one of the many restaurants near the camp. Esposende offers amazing food around every corner. Kook Proof Activity Center will show you the best spots.
Every evening, you will go to a new restaurant where the prices are as good as the food. A complete dinner including starters, main course, wine or beer, dessert, and coffee rarely exceeds 20 EUR but it will most likely exceed your expectations.
Locally produced meat and fish are on the menu, which will satisfy even the hungriest kitesurfer. There are vegetarian alternatives if you don't like meat or fish.
Apart from surfing, there are many other things to do in Esposende. During the afternoons or when you are tired of surfing, try one of the other activities offered by the activity center. You can spend more time in the water kitesurfing and stand up paddling, improve your wakeboard skills at the cable park, or just rent a bike and check out the neighborhood. On one of the special skateboards, the streets become waves for you to ride. Or you can join the crowd for a volleyball game on the beach. If you just want to relax, that’s perfectly fine too. Read a book on the beach or sleep in the shade of a tree in the garden.
In a mix of old and young, classic, modern, and very genuine, a night out can become anything you want. Unravel life’s mysteries of Porto wines and whiskeys and travel in time with pirate captain Sergio in his mythical bar Fôjo, or dance until sunrise with up to 5,000 others in one of Europe’s first Pacha nightclub.
Enjoy the summer nights at Bib’Ofir, where an entire nightclub is set in the backyard of an abandoned hotel, making over 2,000 people dance together under the stars. If you're not in a dancing mood, just sit down, relax, and enjoy a refined gin and tonic at Vermelhinho, a place for true gin lovers. And don't worry, it’s all within walking or biking distance of the camp.
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport
Transfer available for additional US$30 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Porto Airport (OPO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
If you arrive on a normal day for the start of the camp, the transfer from Porto Airport can be obtained with an extra cost of 25 EUR. Check the pickup times with Kook Proof Activity Center. They have four pick-up times each Saturday. From any part of Porto, you can easily get to the airport.
You can also arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Alternatively, you can get an Uber or a taxi straight to the camp or get a bus to Esposende. Kook Proof Activity Center can pick you up for free at the Esposende bus stop.
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