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Fun Surf Camp in Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Maximum 10 participants
Breakfast included

Discover the fun as you ride the waves and practice yoga in this yoga retreat and surf camp in Madeira Island, Portugal! Explore surf spots and feel secured with top of the range equipment and theoric lessons. Improve your surfing skills with surf analysis sessions. Settle your mind and refocus with relieving yoga sessions. Just relax and recover as you experience the most memorable yoga retreat ever!

Highlights

  • 5 urfing lessons
  • Relaxing yoga sessions
  • Expert tuition in and out of the water
  • Theory lessons and surf photos analysis
  • Use of diverse surfboards and wetsuit
  • Near-beach accommodation
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Surf spot shuttle

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 10
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant

The hotel has got 12 rooms, a restaurant, and a bar with esplanade. The rooms offer fabulous views of the mountains and the sea of the small town of Porto da Cruz. All of the rooms are equipped with television, satellite connection, desk, air-conditioner, bathtub, telephone, strong-box, table, and chairs on the balcony.

Program

Madeira nature surf and yoga retreat is a five-day course. Each day is divided into three parts, yoga session in the morning, three hours of surf theory, surf lesson, photo analysis, and yoga session. Madeira Calhau Surf School is committed to taking you surfing in the best conditions, the day’s schedule is flexible and will change accordingly. Mid tide is needed to surf so the surf sessions and theory may take place in the morning or afternoon, depending on the tides and the winds.

Surfing

Madeira Calhau Surf School has highly qualified, experienced, and motivating surf instructors who will take you to the surf spots, in the best conditions and with a top of the range equipment. Each surf session is taught in a fun, no-pressure manner and is adapted to the personal needs of each guest. All sessions will be suited to according to your level.

Yoga

An-hour yoga session twice a day is designed to complement your surfing. The yoga will not only improve your balance and offer a welcomed relief to sore muscles from all the surfing but a chance to refocus and settle your mind after the adrenaline of the day.

Instructors

Cecílio Faria
Cecilio Faria aka Cecil, exalted waterman sports, won a title of Regional Bodyboard Champion and participated in several events of the National Circuit. He practices surfing daily and his shortboard has passed through all the waves of Madeira. It also has music as a hobby, as DJ has performed in various bars and music festivals
Augustu Mendes
Locally born, Augustu Mendes is the regional champion in bodyboard for several years in a row and knows our home break better than anyone. He spends most of his time in the water and lives right at the beach.
Dan Henriksson
Swedish born snowboarder who emigrated to Madeira in 2005, he is the newest addition to the team. He helped to introduce longboard skating some 10 years ago on the island and have since then progressed in his surfing with each year passing.

Location

This surf camp will take place in Porto da Cruz, a charming village on the northeast coast of Madeira Island, Portugal. This place is famous for surfing; excellent for a sea bath or for a stroll on one of the many trails that cross beautiful landscapes in Porto da Cruz. In addition to all this, there is a unique rock formation with 580 meters of height called Penha d'Águia between Porto da Cruz and Faial. It is possible to climb it by a steep path with fabulous views of the sea and the surroundings.

Nearby places

  • Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport (FNC) - 15 minutes by car
  • Funchal - 30 minutes
  • Surfing beach - 2 minutes' walk

Features

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Wine tasting
  • Paragliding

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Restaurant

Food

Hotel Vila Bela has a restaurant with a bar where you can taste delicious Portuguese and Madeiran cuisine and wonderful cocktails.

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)

  • BTT
  • Canyoning
  • Hiking
  • Massage
  • Paragliding
  • Visits to Funchal and have a wine tasting
  • Visits to old town of Funchal

What's included

  • 5 surf sessions with instructor or guide
  • 5 morning yoga sessions (1-hour sunrise yoga)
  • 5 evening yoga sessions (relaxing and restorative yoga)
  • Theory lessons
  • Surf photo analysis
  • Surf spot shuttle
  • Use of surfboards and wetsuits
  • Insurance
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Breakfasts

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Food (except breakfast)
  • Additional excursions

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 15 days before arrival.
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