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Short Surf Camp in Portugal

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 12 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

Feel the experience in Maceda, just 20 meters south of Porto and close to Espinho. Surrounded by nature, Maceda offers you a relaxed hostel with a huge garden and with private bedrooms facing the garden, all designed by the owner and surfer, João Diogo. The instructors are fully qualified with more than a decade of surfing experience to ensure your surf at your best. If you are a beginner surfer, Maceda Surf Camp has packages for all your needs. It is just a complete package for your fun holiday and surf passion! Surf safety and ocean awareness are the highest priority.

Meet the instructors

Joao & Pedro
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Highlights

  • 5 days with two surf lessons
  • Free use of surf equipment during the lessons
  • Qualified and professional instructors and transfers to the beach
  • Transport to the beach is included
  • Daily breakfast will be provided
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, Spanish
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$68 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball court
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Ironing / ironing board
  • Laundry
  • Parking lot
  • Outdoor shower

The surf house has a shared dorm for four people with a private bathroom, a social kitchen, and a living room. The kitchen and common room are available for all guests to use. In the garden, there are three private rooms, all with private bathrooms. The total capacity is ten people.

  • Van room - 4 persons (mixed dorm)
  • Pipeline room - Private twin room with private bathroom
  • Backdoor room - Private twin room with private bathroom (extra children bed on request)
  • Supertubes - Double bedroom with private bathroom

In addition to the kitchen and common room, there are a few lovely outdoor places to dine and hang out. They have a small outdoor rustic breakfast table under a giant fig tree. For larger groups, they have "The Tent", a overed deck space with a dining table and chill zone. The garden has a barbeque, outdoor shower, hammocks, and lots of space for ball games or even to enjoy the quiet while reading a book!

Facilities

There is a kitchen for self-catering (all the cooking seasoning, feel free to use and feel free to restore), barbeque, skate bowl, outside dining area, garden, hammocks.

House gentle rules

  • Please leave everything tidy and clean.
  • Wash your own dishes (even on breakfast).
  • Wash your board and wet suit.
  • Separate the garbage.
  • Don't use the bath towels for the beach (an extra charge will be collected if the towel is used outside the camp).
  • Clean after using the barbecue.
  • Smoke in the outside area and use proper ashtrays.
  • No noise after 10:30 p.m.

Program

Surfing is one of the most famous water sports in the world. At this surf camp, surf lessons focus on five key areas so you can surf with confidence and style. With years of experience, the school has developed superior instructional techniques to assist beginners. The five key areas are quality, accredited, fun, professional, and experience.

For five days, you will have two surf lessons per day. With all the passion that moves them, they invite you to experience the life of a surfer in Porto. Join the fully guided adventure, run away from city crowds, and explore remote beaches. Enjoy this adventure time and the awesome waves of the Portuguese sea.

Sample daily schedule

  • 09:00 Breakfast (Depending on the surf lesson, could be earlier
  • Check out the tide and schedule the best hour for surf lessons
  • Morning lesson
  • Lunch at the surf camp (provided by the guest)
  • Afternoon lesson
  • Free time and dinner (provided by the guest)

If at any day there are no conditions for the surf lessons, you will enjoy your free time.

Instructors

Joao Diogo

Pedro Melo

Location

The surf camp is just a 30-minute drive from Porto! Maceda Train Station is just five meters away from the surf camp. Maceda has become a popular surf destination for North Portuguese surfers, but is still relatively uncrowded by tourists. What's more, Maceda has great access to better-known destinations Cortegaça, Esmoriz, and Espinho.

With so much surf on the doorstep, it's amazing that this location has remained a secret for so long. The beautiful, off-the-beaten-track surf paradise, is waiting for you! The nearest cities, Porto and Aveiro, are just 30 minutes by car or train and are easily accessible. They highly recommend including a visit to either city during your stay. OPO is the nearest airport, although it's also possible to fly to Lisbon and take the train to Maceda. The closest train station to camp (Carvalheira-Maceda) is a 10-minute walk.

Maceda Surf Camp is located in a small village, in the middle of a protected coastal Pine Forest Reserve. It is the only accommodation with such good access to surf and nature. The forest road has a bike path that's great for cycling or skating and offers access to remote beaches.

Features

Activities

  • Surfing

Food

Daily breakfasts are included in the cost of the surf camp. The house has a kitchen fully equipped where it is possible for visitors to prepare the meals and a fridge to store food.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • 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)

  • Tour to waterfalls and lagoons (1/2 day): 50 EUR
  • Tour to Aveiro or Porto (1/2 day): 35 EUR
  • Kitesurf experience (1 day): 100 EUR
  • SUP lesson/guiding lagoon (1 day): 75 EUR
  • Video analysis/capture (1 day): 15 EUR
  • Functional training session (1 hour): 15 EUR
  • Yoga for surfers (1 hour): 15 EUR
  • Horse riding in Espinho
  • Bike tours
  • Cultural city tour/Douro valley world heritage/wine tasting
  • Aveiro city tours/typical boat experience/natural saltwater swimming pools
  • Mountain walks/waterfalls/lagoons

What's included

  • 5 days with 2 surf lessons daily
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Transport to the beach
  • Insurance
  • Equipment during the lessons and for free surf

What's not included

  • Airport transfers (available for extra fees)
  • Bath towels (can be provided by 5 EUR paid upon check-in)
  • Lunch, snacks, dinner, and drinks
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

From Francisco Sá Carneiro airport: Metro Line E (Campanhã) - Campanhã Train Station - Line Aveiro - ride to Carvalheira - Maceda.

Arrival by train

  • From Porto: Take the train from Porto city center São Bento or Campanhã Train Station - Line Aveiro - ride to Carvalheira - Maceda.
  • From Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport: Metro Line E (Campanhã) - Campanhã Train Station - Line Aveiro - ride to Carvalheira - Maceda

When you arrive at the station, call Maceda Surf Camp to pick you up or you can walk there. The Porto Surf Camp is only five minutes away. Start walking in the opposite direction of the supermarket and turn left from the first intersection that says Praia de Maceda, turn on the next left, and the surf house is on the right side.

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$68 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 7 days before arrival.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Low season
  • September 1 - May 31
High season
  • June 1 - August 31
  • Carnival
  • Easter
  • Christmas

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