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Surfari in Portugal

Oporto Surfcamps surf school offers surf lessons for all ages. We provide lessons for beginners as well as for the more experienced surfers and advanced surfers. The more experienced surfers can also join the campon Oporto Surfcamp surfaris. Oporto Surfcamp passion is to help you improve your surfing skills as a sport, culture and lifestyle.


  • Surf gear included
  • Certified instructors
  • 5 guided surfaris
  • Free transport to the beach
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Breakfast included

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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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.

We provide accommodation in our surf house with single- or double beds and dorms. Or in typical Portuguese houses for familys, groups or those who prefer a little more privacy. Our surfcamp package include accommodation with wifi, surflessons, use of board and wetsuit, pick up from and to the trainstation of Esmoriz and a city trip to the cultural city of Oporto.Of course, you can also book these things separate as well.

Oporto Surfcamp Surfari in Portugal Program

Oporto Surf Camp is a warm, friendly and cosy place where you can chill, enjoy some nice partys and become friends with guests from all over the world. Our team is always around to help out and loves to show you our beautiful empty beaches, uncrowded surfspots and great waves to catch. We would love to welcome you soon at Oporto Surf Camp 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.

The surf school

Oporto Surf Camps surfschool offers surf lessons for all ages! We provide lessons for beginners as well as for the more experienced surfers and advanced surfers. The more experienced surfers can also join us on our Surfari's. Our passion is to help you improve your surfing skills as a sport, culture and lifestyle! All our instructors have the required credentials (achieved by the Portuguese surf federation and ASI) and a wide knowledge and experience in surfing on educational level as well as in competing.

With over 20 years of experience our instructors will advice, help and teach the students according to their needs and level of surfing. We will show our beautiful beaches around and choose the best spot of the day so everyone learns also how to read the surfconditions as well.

The surf

Portugals North-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! The beach breaks are ideal for beginners to learn how to surf. And because of the many uncrowded beaches you really get to focus on the surf. Along a 15 km coastline there are more than 20 clean beach breaks with waves for all levels.

The most famous and consistent wave is Espinho, also host of several surf events! It is known for its long and barreling right-hander. For intermediate surfers the best wave is Cagalhotos, a long and easy right, perfect for you to develop your surf manoeuvres. In front of the camp there is a fast and fun left-hander. South of the camp you will find the multiple peaks of the natural beaches located in Maceda Natural Park, where the surf is in complete harmony with nature in its purest form.


Katrijn Lont
Originally from the Netherlands, Katrijn graduated as a film director and scriptwriter in Amsterdam. One holiday though, she started surfing and decided that she never wanted to stop anymore. She kept dreaming of living next to the beach so that she could surf everyday, and fortunately that dream came true. After she got her surf instructor and lifeguard certificate, she continued to teach, but nowadays she mostly helps out Pedro with the organization of Oporto Surf Camp.
Pedro Belo
Pedro started surfing about 30 years ago in the North of Portugal with one of his best friends Abilio Pinto (Billy surfboards). His parents always took them on holiday to Peniche where he saw people surfing for the first time and got very curious. It’s now 8 years ago that Pedro 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.
Sandro Oliveira
Sandro grew up in Esmoriz. He started as a body boarder, tried skim boarding and only picked up 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 Sandro really started to improve his surfing. After taking his ASI surf instructors and lifesaving course, he has since joined Oporto Surf Camp, now already for 5 years.
Victoria Sadowska
Beside studying as a sport instructor in Poland, Victoria also took the ASI surf instructors & lifesaving course. She really likes to teach surfing and she is proud to be one of the few Polish surf instructors. So before you meet her, you should know the meaning of “na zdrowie”. Each person is different and Victoria likes to find the most effective way to teach her students to surf so that they can get the most out of their surf holiday.
Alessandro Ravera
Originally from Italy, Alessandro was very used to snowboarding. He started to surf 2 years ago at Oporto Surfcamp with some friends,when they booked a holiday, but after 10 days, decided that he didn’t want to go back home. When we booked another holiday at Oporto Surfcamp, he decided to ask Katrijn if she needed someone to help out for the season, and he has been an active member ever since.


Oporto Surfcamp is located in a traditional fishing village called Esmoriz surrounded by the wild and well preserved uncrowded beaches of Maceda Natural Park and many surf spots. The beautiful city Oporto is just a 30 minute train ride from Esmoriz train station. Having Porto so nearby gives your holiday a perfect combination between surfing, enjoying the beach, and some cultural and night life.



  • Activities
  • Hiking nearby
  • Massage nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rock climbing nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Surfing
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming nearby


  • General
  • Bar nearby
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Beach nearby
  • Caf nearby
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace


  • Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Bicycle rental nearby
  • Board rental
  • Board rental nearby
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Tour assistance nearby


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


  • Lunch and dinner are not included.

Things to do (optional)

Besides surfing Oporto Surfcamp also offers lots of other stuff to do. For example a wake surf experience at the Douro river or yoga lessons. But also relaxing massages for all your (surf) muscles. Oporto Surfcamp also have bicycles for rent. Imported from Holland, a nice mix between a beach cruiser and a very decent Dutch bike. You will cruise along the new bicycle paths they have been making in the last 2 years. You can now bike from Furadouro till Gaia, the south of Porto. We can take you to a nice skate park or go wall climbing. Visit the market in Espinho on Mondays or having a Porto tour.

What's included

  • 5 surfaris with guide
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All surf gear
  • Breakfast
  • Certified instructors
  • Transport to the beach

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by train

You will arrive to Esmoriz train station. Oporto Surfcamp will pick you at the train station. Transfer is included in the price.


  • 40 57' 20.46"N 8 39' 04.85"W

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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