In Maceda Surf Camp you will live incredible experiences! Explore the best spots to surf, feel the nature and relax!
JD, with 30 years of experience in surfing, created the 1st mobile surf school in Portugal, open 365 days a year. He trained young pro surfers to compete at the highest level and travelled to 4 continents to surf all kind of waves. He’s a lifeguard and used that experience to teach surfing programmes to young students in many schools. He also developed projects for mental disabled children and people suffering from autism, as well as surf camps for kids, kitesurf classes, SUP, and surf trips around Portugal. He is the founder and owner of Surfing Life Club, surf school in Matosinhos, Porto.
Pedro has been surfing for 25 years. You can count with all his experience and his local awareness of the sea and surf conditions. He won the region surf championship in 2006.
"Relaxed surf camp in a beautiful spot"
Staying at Maceda Surf Camp was like going on holiday with family in the best possible way. Joao and Joana are fantastic hosts and their camp is beautifully designed allowing privacy and community in just the right balance. It's a short walk from a beautiful beach, and their surf lessons were great – there were only five students in our group (at the most) and everyone was making progress thanks to Pedro and Joao's instruction.
from Germany, October 2019
"Awesome surf Camp "
We really enjoyed our stay at the surf camp. The family was very welcoming and looked after us well. The little hostel is super cozy and relaxed and the surf lessons were great as there were not many people so the instructors could focus on everybody.
from Germany, September 2019
"Perfect surfcamp for everybody! "
The surfcamp is very nice! You feel as you were at home from the first day. It is a very familary atmosphere and you can do lot of things besides surfing. The surf lessons are very good and helpful. We enjoyed it, had a great time there and learned the very basics to surf!
from Great Britain, August 2019
"My first surfing camp experience "
We went for a four day surfing camp. Everyone at the camp, especially our instructor Pedro was extremely helpful and we had great sessions as complete starters. The camp site was relaxing with a big beautiful garden and fruit trees where we played guitar and table tennis. We had a very nice bbq in one night. The lodge was uniquely made by Joao with local woods and surfing boards. Overall it was a unique fun and memorable experience. I would want to go back again soon. Thank you!
from Germany, July 2019
"Entspanntes Surf camp!"
Es war super cool! Wir haben viel gelernt. Pedro hat viel Zeit mit uns im Wasser verbracht. Empfehlenswert! Ich wollte länger bleiben!
from Great Britain, September 2018
"Fantastic friendly experience "
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Maceda surf camp. The family are so warm and friendly. The accommodation is tidy, peaceful and relaxing. It feels as if you’re visiting a traditional Portuguese family rather than staying in an Airbnb as they welcomed you into their home and showed you Portuguese traditions. I was always welcomed with a friendly face. I had some fantastic surf lessons. My particular favourite was surfing whilst the sun was setting. Maceda has the most beautiful sunsets, food and people. I would highly recommend this all round amazing experience.
from Czechia, September 2018
"Great surfing experience"
Very pleasant family style surf camp, with a great instructor Antonio, we were able to surf the foamy waves, had a lots of fun, stayed all together at the house of JD.
from Great Britain, August 2018
"Great Stay in Maceda!!"
I loved the surf camp!!! Such a great time!!! The team take you to great beaches and know the tides so well so you will get optimum surf time. They really helped me to progress. I felt at home in the hostel / house and it's a really friendly atmosphere where people are sociable but you can still do your own thing if you want. Joana, Joaoa and Tomas are a great team. I got to know so much about surfing and Portugal in a short period of time.
The hostel is away from the beach, but this is an advantage in some ways as you get to chose the right beach for surfing that day and are away from bigger crowds but still with access by bike to the beach. Plus the big garden and fruit trees are a great place to relax after a surf session!
from Austria, August 2018
"Best surf camp! "
In this camp, they make you feel like home, everyone is very friendly and helpful, also the house is very cosy. They have a nice dog and cat. Specially the surf instructor 'Thomas' is an amazing surfteacher, he knows exactly how to help and surfs really good. We slept in the tube, which was extremely nice furnished and calm. All in all nothing to complain about, our expectations got exceeded.
from Poland, June 2018
"Excellent rest with perfect people in amazing location! "
I liked simply everything, starting with the almost wild beach, cool instructor Tomas and finishing with the atmosphere at the cozy place I lived 3 nights! Highly recommend cause I'm planning to come back one day for sure :)
from Germany, September 2018
"T&M caught the wave"
+ nice hosts and family
+ cute dog
+ great instructor
+ good accommodation
+ good small individual groups
+ we made good progress thanks to our instructor
+ great tips for traveling Portugal
+ will definitely visit again
Lucas Oliveira Souza
from Brazil, June 2018
"Perfect experience!! Highly recommend it"
We had a great time with João and Joana! They welcomed us like childhood friends, and took us out to eat and sightseeing in Porto and the coast . Hostel facilities are very good, everything is available, and it feels like home. The school has a good structure for lessons, with all equipment needed for beginners.