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8 Days Fascinating Surf Camp in Machico, Madeira Island, Portugal

Fun Surf Camp in Portugal

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 15 participants

Madeira New Wave can provide you with great accommodation and surfing lessons with experienced instructors for your surf holidays. Stay with them close to the best surfing spots for beginner and intermediate levels while enjoying the fabulous views of the sea and mountains. Join their team in this refreshing surf holiday experience!

Meet the instructors

Vítor & Carina
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Highlights

  • 5 surf lessons
  • Surfing equipment
  • Insurance and Wi-Fi
  • Professional surf coaching
  • Transportation to the beach
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 15
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
00:00
Check-out Time:
00:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi

You will stay for seven nights at the Modern and Recycled House. The guest house has six rooms with different names that represent their specific themes. They are the Antique, Art, Buddha, Hiking, Levada, Music and Route 66, all with private water closet, TV, and free Wi-Fi. It has a beautiful and cozy kitchen where all the guests can cook their meals and socialize with each other (having also a TV and free Wi-Fi). The rooms are double or twin room without sea view. All the elements of the guest house are a mixture of recycled materials with modern pieces. With a very good host that receives all the guests with sympathy, this is the best place to stay for your adventure in Madeira Island!

Program

During this eight-day surf camp you will be receiving two-hour surf lessons from experienced instructors. All surfing equipment would be provided for the lessons. Madeira New Wave will also transport you the surf spots.

Instructors

Vítor Câncio
Vitor Cancio has been surfing since 2011. He won second regional position in the 2013 Madeira Grom Surfing Championship. He has been working as a life guard for five years and was a federated swimmer.
Carina Carvalho
Carina Carvalho is from Madeira Island and the Madeira New Wave founder. Her passion for wave ridding started in 2005 and since then she has been addicted to it as a free surfer and also as an athlete, competing in the national, European, and world tour of bodyboarding since 2010. So travelling to the best surfing destinations, meeting new people, and contacting with different cultures has been her lifestyle.

Location

This surf camp will take place in Machico, Madeira Island, Portugal. The accommodation is situated in the city of Machico five minutes by car from Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport (FNC). It is very close to the beach (a minute walk) and from other important facilities like supermarkets, pharmacies, restaurants, and more.

Machico

Machico is localized in the southeast of Madeira Island, at 20 minutes by car from the main city of Funchal and five minutes from the airport. It is surrounded by beautiful mountains and has two beaches where you can relax and go for a swim.

If there are the right conditions, it is possible to have your surf session on one of the beaches. Machico a very calm city and have the most important facilities for your different needs. And if you wanna try other nature sports than surfing, Machico offers you many varieties.

Madeira Island

Madeira Island, situated in the North Atlantic Ocean just 560 kilometers far from Morocco and 400 kilometers north of Tenerife, Canary Islands, is known as the island of eternal spring. The island has the perfect scenery for anyone interested in reconnecting with nature. Its subtropical climate guarantees you mild and warm weather conditions all over the year.

Madeira is a unique destination offering an endless range of nature activities such as water sports. It is well known for its stunning and consistent waves, always breaking throughout the coastline. The reef breaks, point breaks, and beach breaks are suitable for all surfing levels, no matter if you are a beginner, intermediate, or an expert.

Nearby places

  • Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport (FNC) - 5 minutes
  • The beach - 1 minute's walk

Features

Activities

  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Surfing

General

  • Beach
  • Kitchen

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi

Things to do (optional)

Catamaran Boat Trips

  • Catamaran Boat Cetaceans Spotting, 35 EUR

Explore the amazing marine biodiversity that Madeira can offer you by joining on Catamaran boat trips. You will be able to spot different species of whales, dolphins, turtles and occasionally sea lions in their home habitat. Even better on a sunny day!

This Catamaran boat trip lasts three hours. Whilst on board, you will be able to see different dolphins and whale species in their living habitat. For sure an unforgettable experience! With good forecast winds, you might experience the unique sensation of sailing.

  • Sunset Boat Trip, 35 EUR

The goal of this boat trip is to contemplate the fantastic sunset. While cruising for about three hours, you will be able to see different dolphins and whale species in their living habitat. Why not swimming among them enjoying the warm sea waters? You can book this trip from the 1st of June till the 15th of September, every Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday.

  • Rota das Fajãs, 80 EUR

If you are looking for a very relaxing experience with stunning landscapes and awesome marine activities, this will be your best choice. Leave Marina do Funchal at 9:00 a.m., this boat trip cruises along the south coast towards Ponta do Pargo. Before returning, you will stop for a while to allow you to snorkel, stand up paddling or kayaking. Buffet lunch will be served onboard and the possibility of refreshing yourself again before arriving. You can book this trip from May until October every Sunday´s.

  • Desert Islands, 80 EUR

This boat trip takes about nine hours. You will be able to arrive at the Desert Islands Nature Reserve and enjoy the crystal-clear sea waters on an almost still virgin volcanic beach. On a total area of 12.586 acres, it is composed by Ilhéu do Chão, Deserta Grande, Bugio and Ilhéus Adjacentes. You also have the opportunity for stand up paddling or snorkeling all over this area (gear and kit included). Available every Wednesday and Saturday, from May until October.

Jeep Safari

Enjoy the Pearl of the Atlantic and it's fantastic heritage and culture visiting and exploring unique spots, from the mountains to the seashore. You will be taken on a four by four safari showing you some of Madeira Island’s wonders!

  • Wonderful West, 44 EUR

Explore the beautiful landscapes of the Island’s south-west coast heading north through the freshness Laurissilva endemic forest. You will be stunned on your way down towards the rural villages of Porto Moniz and São Vicente.

Places to visit: Funchal - Lugar de Baixo - Candelária - Lombo Mouro - Paul Serra - Santa - Porto Moniz - Seixal - São Vicente. Duration: One day (on Mondays)

  • Combo Safari and Levada, 44 EUR

Join on this newly created activity that combines a Levada walk with a four by four safari. You will feel the Madeira’s wildness traveling across on a four by four but also by foot enjoying the UNESCO heritage forest. Later on, you will be taken through the sugar cane fields having the opportunity to taste the best flavors that the island can offer.

Places to visit: Funchal - Pico Arieiro - Ribeiro Frio (Levada) - Achada Cedro Gordo - P. Cruz - Referta (Levada) - Ponta de São Lourenço.

Duration: One day (on Wednesdays)

  • Charming North, 44 EUR

You will feel grateful while exploring the inspiring northeast coast of the island. Villages located on the top of the hills, mid moors and bottom valleys, in contrasts with breathtaking gorges surrounded by layers of vineyards. From São Vicente towards Santana where you will up to find the typical traditional housing with thatching roof, including a 4x4 visit in Parque das Queimadas.

Places to visit: Funchal - São Vicente - Ponta Delgada - São Jorge - Santana - Faial - Poiso - Funchal. Duration: One day (on Friday)

  • The best in the South, 44 EUR

Mountains, uplands, valleys and the seashore are part of one of the most exciting tours in this island. Visit Ponta do Pargo, Madeira´s most western spot, and after lunch, you will continue exploring some of the fishermen villages that still exist nowadays.

Places to visit: Funchal - Paul da Serra - Ponta do Pargo - Paul do Mar - Jardim do Mar - Calheta - Ponta do Sol. Duration: One day (on Sundays).

Cetaceans Watching

To guarantee the cetaceans watching, the organizers rely on the best team to do so. You will be guided by marine biologists who will provide you with a brief introduction to these amazing creatures such as dolphins and whales. From here, let the adventure begin! Also, you will have the possibility to swim with dolphins, an unforgettable experience! Prices: 495 EUR for adults. Children under five years are free, while tickets for children from six to 11 years old costs 43 EUR.

Canyoning, 60 EUR

Madeira’s mountain landscape will seduce you to try this activity. For beginner’s level, it is suggested canyoning at Ribeira de Cale, an easy route for everybody no matter your age. It will last for about three hours. Dare yourself going down on long waterfalls, on a challenging experience always in the presence of a qualified team.

Coasteering

Challenge yourself by jumping off the cliffs in the sea water, walking, swimming, and climbing along with the coast by trying coasteering at Ponta de São Lourenço. The nature reserve of Ponta de São Lourenço is located on the Eastern edge of the Island and it is known by its completely different landscape. Here you will find astonishing mountains and rocky formations, endemic plants and a very quiet and calm seaside.

Levada Walks

As good hosts that Madeira New Wave is, they recommend one of the most famous activities in this island - Levada walking through impressive and exotic routes. Levadas are an incredible system engineered built by our ancestors during the 16th century that allows the water to flow from the north coast reaching to the south coast.

You can experience strolling across some of the least explored trails with the help of a qualified guide that will brief you on some the most important details regarding the rain forest, Laurissilva forest and all the surrounding geology.

  • Penha D´Águia trail, 45 EUR (for two persons), 60 EUR (for four people)

The majestic and monumental Penha D´Águia is one of the most important geological symbols on the island. With an amazing altitude of 600 meters, the Vereda da Penha D'Aguia allows you to reach the top in a quite challenging and skilled way. Once on the top, you will be able to sense its greatness!

Includes: One day (whole day), Mountain Guide, snack, Insurance. Recommended gear: hiking boots, raincoat, water, small backpack, and changing clothes

  • Castelejo Levada Walk, 45 EUR (for two persons), 60 EUR (for four people)

The Castelejo Levada Walk is an amazing one which combines two completely different scenes: the agricultural farming area and the Laurissilva forest. This route gives you an idea of the Machico agricultural site, the wellness of the walk and the joyful nature connection.

Includes: One day (whole day), Mountain Guide, snack, Insurance

Recommended gear: hiking boots, raincoat, water, small backpack, and bathing suit

  • Boca do Risco Walk, 45 EUR (for two persons), 60 EUR (for four people)

The Boca do Risco walk is a spectacular trail that shows you the farming site, the exoticness of the local flowers and plants and the superb blue sea. This particular walk is a very interesting one as it ends on the most magnificent way, the natural sightseeing of Boca de Risco. From here you’ll be able to see both Caniçal and Porto da Cruz.

Includes: 1 day (whole day), Mountain Guide, snack, Insurance

Recommended gear: hiking boots, raincoat, water, small backpack, and warm clothing

Stand Up Paddling, 35 EUR

Experience stand up paddling across Madeira’s beautiful coastline, enjoying crystal clear waters and some of the most fabulous nature reserves. Includes insurance, transportation to and for the hotel and coaching.

Paragliding, 60 EUR

Fly over with one of the most experienced paragliders in the world and feel all the magic of Madeira from the sky. Depending on the weather forecast, you can get afternoon/evening, daily flights lasting for about 20 minutes. With partners, a minimum of 15 minute-flights are guaranteed!

What's included

  • Daily two-hour surf lessons
  • Surfing gear
  • Professional surf coaching
  • Insurance
  • Wi-Fi
  • Transportation to the beach
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Food

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Driving directions from Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport (FNC)

  • Take the main road ("Via Rápida") towards east to the city of Machico, then be alert to the right exit inside a tunnel directing to Machico.
  • You will pass a roundabout and then you need to keep going down straight to the center of the city.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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 on arrival.
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