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8 Days Exciting Beginner and Intermediate Surf Camp in Esmoriz, Portugal

Surf Camp Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

Join Oporto Surfcamp on this exciting wave surfing in beautiful Portugal. On this surf camp, you will explore the incredible beach of Esmoriz and meet surfers from around the world. With great surfing spots and excellent surfing lessons monitored by the expert instructors, you will be surprised at how quickly you will learn or develop your surfing skills.

Highlights

  • Surf theory
  • Photo or video analysis
  • Use of all surf equipment
  • 5 days surf lessons or guiding
  • Free transport to the best beaches
  • Enjoy a guided tour to Porto
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast included

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English

Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$58 per person)

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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Shopping
  • Volleyball court
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi

The Surf House is the base of Oporto Surfcamp where you can choose to stay in a shared, double, or private room. Getting to know people from all over the world, chilling at the big lounges, having a beer or caipirinha at the bar, enjoying the barbecue and surfing as much as possible. Staying at the surf camp guesthouse will give you the ultimate surf experience.

Oporto Surfcamp provides accommodation in their surf house with single or double beds and shared rooms or in typical Portuguese houses for family’s, groups, or those who prefer a little more privacy.

Program

Oporto Surf Camp is a warm, friendly, and cozy place where you can chill, enjoy some nice parties, and become friends with guests from all over the world. The team is always around to help out and loves to show you their beautiful empty beaches, uncrowded surf spots, and great waves to catch. The team would love to welcome you soon at Oporto Surfcamp and give you the ultimate holiday feeling. Let the ocean plan your day and go with the flow of the waves! Enjoy the pure feeling of surfing.

After the breakfast, you will pack your surf mobiles and look for the best surf spot of the day. Sometimes it’s the home beach and you can walk there, but Oporto also likes to show guests other surf spots so you get to see more of the surroundings as well and learn how to read the waves and how to decide if it’s good for you to surf. Surfing is not just a sport, it’s more than that; before you realize you also learn a lot about nature, about low and high pressure, wave periods, currents, and wind conditions.

The surf school

Oporto Surfcamp's surf school offers surf lessons for all ages. Oporto provides lessons for beginners as well as for the more experienced surfers and advanced surfers. Oporto's passion is to help you improve your surfing skills and knowledge of the ocean and to show you it’s lifestyle.

All their instructors have the required credentials (achieved by the Portuguese surf federation and  the ASI) and a wide knowledge and experience in surfing on the educational level as well as in competing. With over 20 years of experience, their instructors will advise, help and teach you according to your needs and level and keep the safety high.

The surf

You don’t need to walk or drive far to surf amazing waves. Esmoriz is surrounded by many different uncrowded surf spots. All the surf spots are beach breaks with nice white sandy beaches. Esmoriz has spots for all levels, from mellow waves till tube rides. The beaches are divided by jetties. Therefore, you will always have protection from the wind. It’s really perfect to learn for beginners as well as intermediate and advanced surfers to set their surfing to a new level. Portugal’s north to the west coast has a consistent swell all year round. This in combination with many uncrowded and untouched spots makes this the perfect place to surf!

Instructors

Katrijn Lont
It sounds very cliché but surfing has changed her life. Katrijn is from the Netherlands and she graduated as a film director and scriptwriter in Amsterdam. But after learning to surf on a holiday there in the north, she never wanted to stop anymore. Katrijn kept dreaming of a life next to the beach. And fortunately, that dream came true. It’s now already 12 years ago that this surf holiday changed her life. She could not imagine doing this only once a year on holiday. So be careful when you come here on holiday. She kept on surfing and got her surf instructor and lifeguard certificate.
Pedro Belo
Pedro started surfing about 30 years ago in the North of Portugal. His parents always took him and his brother on holiday to Peniche where he saw people surfing for the first time and he got very curious. It’s now 9 years ago that he started Oporto Surf Camp. After working many years as a surf teacher and helping organizing surf championships in Portugal, he wanted to show and share the great uncrowded waves in the North of Portugal with others. When you give surf lessons it’s great to see the happiness of the guests when they catch their first waves.
Sandro Oliveira
Sandro grew up in Esmoriz and started as a bodyboarder, tried to skim boarding and started surfing in the last ten years. He got to know Pedro and Katrijn through a common friend who was working at that time at Oporto Surfcamp. Their friendship grew along the time they spent surfing together. It was then that he really started to improve his surfing. He studied graphic design and photography and helped out with this at the surf camp. He also liked to help out Pedro and Katrijn at the beach, in the lessons, giving company to the guests and showing them Esmoriz.
Alessandro Ravera
Alessandro is from Italy, nearby Torino in the north. So he's very used to snowboarding. He started to surf five years ago at Oporto Surfcamp with some friends. He booked their holiday to have fun but after 10 days, he didn’t want to go back home. It was such a wonderful experience that he wanted to come back on the surfboard as soon as possible, but with his job in Italy, surfing was not really possible. When he booked another holiday at Oporto Surfcamp, he decided to ask Katrijn if she needed someone to help out for the season.
Pedro Meireles Doitch
Pedro was born in Figueira da Foz but has lived all along Portugal’s coastline. He started surfing when he was around 13 years old. He saw people surfing in Lisbon and wanted that too. Pedro started competing when he was 17 years old. He became second at the regional competition and kept on competing and got sponsors. He was second at the national circuit of Portugal. He was lucky to start with the generation that put surf competitions on the map. Everyone that started competing at that time is still very involved in surfing, all surf like crazy, work for surf brands, or became coaches.

Location

Oporto Surf Camp is located in a picturesque and traditional fisherman’s village, Praia de Esmoriz. Everything you need for your holiday is within walking distance. (ATM, pharmacy, some shops, supermarket). The marvelous bakeries, famous around our returning guests, restaurants to try out every night something different like traditional Portuguese plates, Brazilian rodizio, Italian food, tapas, fresh fish dishes or the famous takeaway chicken ‘Frango Piri Piri’. And of course, some nice bars to enjoy a Super Bock beer.

Features

Activities

  • Volleyball court

General

  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge

Services

  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Only breakfast is included, but close to the surf house are plenty of restaurants serving typical Portuguese dishes (such as great seafood), bakeries where you want to pass by every day and traditional grocery shops with typical products from the region.

Exclusions

Lunch and dinner are not included.

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)

Besides surfing, Oporto Surfcamp also offers lot’s of other stuff to do. For example, a wake surf experience at the Douro River, a SUP tour in the Ria, or yoga lessons. But also relaxing massage for all your (surf) muscles. There are bicycles for rent imported from Holland, Oporto offers you a nice mix of a beach cruiser and a decent bike. You can now bike between Gaia (south Porto) and Furadouro on beautiful wooden cycling paths.

What's included

  • 3 times cleaning per week, bathrooms daily
  • 5 days surf lessons or surf guiding, 4 hours a day
  • 7 nights accommodation with bed linen and towel
  • 7 days healthy breakfast
  • Transport to the best beaches and surf spots of the day
  • All surf equipment during the whole stay, also outside the lessons
  • Surf theory and photo or video analysis
  • Wi-Fi
  • Free use of longboard skates and other facilities at Oporto Surfcamp
  • Transport from and to the train station of Esmoriz
  • A guided tour to Porto on Saturday "a la Oporto Surfcamp"

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Holiday and surf photos for 7.50 EUR
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Oporto Surfcamp can arrange a transfer for you. The driver will be then waiting for you when you come out of the baggage hall at the airport with the logo. The price is 50 EUR per trip, for max 5 persons. For every extra person, it costs 10 EUR extra. And for 8 persons, the cost is 70 EUR per trip. A transfer can be handy for a late arrival or early departure. Please confirm with Oporto Surfcamp if you want to book your transfer.

Arrival by train

From the airport, you catch the Metro to Porto - Campanha (40 minutes, 2.50 EUR), From Porto - Campanha you catch the train ‘urbano’ in the direction of Aveiro or Ovar and get out in Esmoriz. (30 minutes, 2.40 EUR).

Oporto Surfcamp can pick you up from the train station of Esmoriz. Just give Oporto a call when you are in the metro and it’s leaving from the airport, then Oporto can make sure one of the staff can pick you up.

GPS

40 57' 20.46"N 8 39' 04.85"W

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$58 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

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  • March, April, October

 

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  • May, June, September

 

High season
  • July, August

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