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

Oporto Surf Camp, Rua Gil Eanes, 172 3885 - 582, Esmoriz, Portugal

Surf Camp Portugal

Beginner difficulty
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.

Meet the instructors

Katrijn, Pedro, Sandro, & 2 More…
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  • 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


7 days with instruction
Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$55 per person)
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  • 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.


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!


Katrijn Lont

Pedro Belo

Sandro Oliveira

Alessandro Ravera

Pedro Meireles Doitch


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.



  • Volleyball court


  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge


  • Bicycle rental
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi


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.


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

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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.


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$55 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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  • July, August

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