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8 Day Surf Camp on the Most Beautiful Island in Europe: Madeira

Cecilia's House, Sitio da Igreja - Jardim do Mar, Madeira, Portugal

Surf Camp Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in Portuguese
Maximum 8 participants
Breakfast included

Surf with Orlando Pereira, who is a local of Jardim do Mar and is the safest guide on the island whom everybody want to learn from. You will be in the capable hands of an internationally recognized surfer who will teach you how to go on in the waves of Madeira, Portugal.

Meet the instructors

Orlando
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Highlights

  • 5 surfing lessons
  • Relaxing sessions
  • Expert tuition in and out of the water
  • Theory lessons and surf photos analysis
  • Use of a surfboard and wetsuit
  • Sunset view accommodation
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Surf spot shuttle

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in Portuguese
The organizer also speaks: English
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access

Cecilia’s House is located in a timeless and traditional village called Jardim do Mar (Garden on the Sea). The charming bed and breakfast is located in the corner of the village surrounded by gardens and views to the sunset on the Atlantic Ocean.

Cecília is the first host in the village, a passion that started by accident when a surfer wandered into the beautiful waves, and at the end of the day, needed a place to stay, the hosting adventure started.

Cecília’s House is surrounded by flowers and views to the sea, and this natural environment can be your home with the caring and always available host, Cecília. Orlando is Cecilia’s cousin, the one that takes care of the reservation and communication before the guests arrive in the beautiful location. During the stay, the main host is Cecilia.

The rooms have private WC. The common areas are shared between the guests and the host. The property has a fully equipped kitchen and a living room exclusive for guests' use. The outside balcony to is perfect for meals, relaxing, and enjoying the view and a magical garden surrounded by flowers and the sea.

The village has free parking in the center of the village. Once you’re in the village, you just need to follow the “Cecilia’s House” signs, and you will find the peaceful corner by the sea.

Program

This is a five-day course. Each day, there will be three hours of surf / theory, surf lesson. Madeira Surfing is committed to taking you surfing in the best conditions. The day’s schedule is flexible and will change accordingly depending on the weather forecast. 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.

The surfing lessons are given at the beaches of Seixal, Machico, or Porto da Cruz; where you have to drive 30 to 45 minutes by car.

Warning: If the weather is not favorable for surf lessons, it will be replaced by another activity decided by the organizer.

Instructors

Orlando Pereita

Location

This picturesque village of Jardim do Mar is famous in the world of surfing, which considers it a surfing paradise. It is known for being the best spot for surfing in Madeira. The village offers other interesting alternatives to those who enjoy sports, such as hiking, swimming, and sailing.

The lovely landscape of this small town is quite inviting. The sea is of a deep blue and the little houses full of flowers stand out in the landscape of narrows pathways, vineyards, and banana plantations. In this village, you can visit the Parish Church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário and the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Piedade. On the seaside, you can visit the ruins of the old mill where you can see Portuguese tiles.

Features

Activities

  • Surfing

General

  • Dining area
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

Services

  • Car rental
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry

Food

Daily breakfast is included in the price. The dinner is not included, but can be provide locally. The homemade food is like your mum's cooking.

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)

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. This is 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. This is 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 try swimming among them enjoying the warm sea waters? You can book this trip from the first 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 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 on board and there is possibility of refreshing yourself again before arriving. You can book this trip from May until October on every Sunday.

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 its 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 four-by-four visit in Parque das Queimadas.

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

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!

  • Price is 495 EUR for adults
  • Children under five years are free
  • 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 the 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: One 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 from the hotel, 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

  • 5 days surfing lessons (after surfing classes, you will have a little tour in the most beautiful places in the island)
  • Use of surfboards and wetsuits
  • Theory lessons
  • Surf spot shuttle
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Insurance

What's not included

  • Diner
  • Lunch
  • Drinks
  • Extra excursions

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Madeira Airport (FNC). From Madeira Airport (FNC) to Jardim do Mar will take 45 minutes' driving.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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