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Maceda Surf Camp

Feel the new experience of surfing with Porto Surf located in the exotic Maceda, Portugal. This place is designed for everyone who newly starts to learn to surf. Their instructors are fully qualified with more than a decade of surfing experience to ensure your surf at your best. Surf safety and ocean awareness is their highest priority. It is just a complete package for your fun holiday and surf passion.


  • 5-day surf lessons
  • Use of surf equipment
  • Transport to the beach
  • Qualified and professional instructors
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 7
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Porto Surf will accommodate you at Maceda Surfcamp. This is a warm and friendly surf camp that welcomes travelers from all over the world. Guests can relax in the chill out room complete with comfy sofas and a library or catch up with friends and family in the internet. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property.

The surf camp is a ground floor house. It has a gorgeous garden with lots of fruit trees where you can relax after a surf session, have a cold shower in a hot day, or simply read a good book. A fully equipped kitchen is also available at Maceda Surfcamp.

Maceda Surf Camp Portugal Program

Daily program

  • Breakfast at 9:00 am
  • 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)
  • Region tour (schedule upon arrival)
  • Porto city tour (schedule upon arrival)

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

Included excursions

Included in this package is an Oporto city tour and a region tour.


Joao Diogo
João started his surfing career in 1980, on the northern surf beaches of Matosinhos, Porto, Azurara, Moledo do Minho, Maceda, Cortegaça, Esmoriz, and Espinho. In 1994, he had to leave his career as a competitor and began a new phase of his life, as a surfing teacher.


This surf camp will take place at Maceda Surfcamp located just on the Maceda natural park and a few minutes from wild and well-preserved uncrowded beaches. You can walk, ride a bicycle, or take a lift on their van or 4x4. The surf camp is near the traditional fishing villages which are Furadouro, Cortegaça, and Esmoriz.

The surf camp offers you unique experience to enjoy nature in a whole, field, and wild beach with lots of surf spots to explore, with the near big lagoon about 10 minutes and a national park with beautiful waterfalls just 30 minutes away.

Maceda Beach has 8 kilometers of sand and it is in the middle of recognized surf spots. From Espinho to Aveiro, Maceda Surfcamp has the best surf in the center / north of Portugal. With a peaceful and friendly environment, where Portuguese traditions are still alive but the parties are not forgotten, this surf camp is a place where you can enjoy the pure feeling of surf.

Porto is a city full of life, famous for its 6 bridges and the Porto wine. Come and meet its university city, the streets with centuries of history, and hang out in the best dance clubs and pubs. Considered World Heritage by UNESCO, it is also one of the top ten destinations in Europe, recommended by the Lonely Planet Book.

Nearby places

  • Porto - 30 minutes by car
  • Espinho, Santa Maria da Feira, and Ovar - 10 minutes
  • Aveiro - 30 minutes, 30 kilometers



  • Surfing


During this holiday, you will be served one daily local breakfast served at 9:00 am.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Fruitarian
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)

Enjoy, relax, have fun, listen to music, ride a bike, read a book, socialize, play ball, table games and the rest you want to do, Maceda Surf Camp will be there to guide you.

What's included

  • 5 days surf lessons (2 lessons per day from Mon to Fri)
  • 7 nights’ accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Facilities like skates and bikes
  • Insurance
  • Photos and videos
  • Use of surfing equipment during the lessons and for free surf
  • Transport to the beach

What's not included

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

How to get there

Arrival by train

You can take a train from Porto city center, São Bento or Campanhã train station, and take the direction to Carvalheira-Maceda. When you arrive in the station, you can call Porto Surf to pick you up or you can walk here, only 5 minutes away. Start walking to the opposite direction of the supermarket and turn left from the first intersection that says Praia de Maceda. You will recognize the hostel from a palm tree in the front.

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.
8 days / 7 nights
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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.


Low season
  • October 1 - June 30


High season
  • July 1 - September 30

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