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Exciting Surf Camp Portugal

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English

Positive Wave Surf School & Camp invites you to join their 4 days of surfing lesson on the exotic beach of Carcavelos, Portugal. Their certified instructors will provide you with important knowledge so you will be improved by the time you finish the program. Furthermore, you don't have to worry about accommodation, surf equipment, and surf lesson because it will be provided. Join this surf camp and indulge in a perfect connection with nature!


  • 2 surf lessons
  • Certified surf coach
  • Stunning surroundings
  • Complimentary use of surf equipment
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Sports insurance

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


2 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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You will stay in a suite with private bathroom or a shared room for up to 4 people. Both rooms have TV, Wi-Fi, a terrace with dining table, and lounge chairs for sunbathing. For the convenience of students and clients, the accommodation has a common living room with TV and a fully equipped kitchen to prepare your meals. The accommodation is also facilitated with a washing machine, dryer, and iron for ironing.


Positive Wave Surf School has surf lessons for everybody who wants to surf. The school and its teachers are certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation. The surf camp caters to four levels of surfing skills: beginners, intermediate, advanced, and pre-competition. Students will be at the beginners' level if they don't have surfing experience, or after an evaluation, they may join another surf level best suited to them.

The classes which are mixed have people of all ages. All equipment necessary is provided for the practice of surfing (surfboard and wetsuit). The school focuses on the safety of its students so that everyone can have his best surfing experience.

Beginner level

At the beginners' level, students will be accompanied by a surf instructor in the water. Students will have their first contact with the surf equipment, learn how to use it, and start surfing. They will be taught the following:

  • Basic security rules and safety on the water
  • Evaluation of sea conditions, current, and surf zones
  • How to enter the sea
  • How to make a good physical warm-up before entering the sea
  • How to stand up on the board (take-off)
  • How to stay upright and balanced on the board while surfing a wave
  • Knowledge of surfing equipment, its proper use, and the best conservation practices
  • Location of the point break
  • The right position on the board

Intermediate level

At the intermediate level, students are assumed to have acquired the surf knowledge at the beginners' level. They will learn how to surf the waves before breaking. They will be accompanied by a surf instructor in the water. Students will be taught the following:

  • How to catch waves before they break
  • How to pass the strongest beach break
  • How to surf and turn in the wave (bottom turn)
  • How to surf the "wall" of the wave

Advanced level

The advanced level requires students to have acquired all the surf knowledge of the previous two levels (beginners and intermediate). At this level, students will go by themselves to the sea, supervised by the surf teacher who will correct them and help them when necessary. Before entering the water in every lesson, students will be given instructions, information, and lesson plan. At this level, students will learn the following:

  • Basic surf maneuvers
  • How to catch waves
  • How to choose the "peak"
  • How to count the waves "set"
  • The wave of the "set" to be chosen
  • The position and right timing to catch the wave

Professional level (pre-competition)

At this level, all students must have learned and consolidated all the teachings of the three previous levels (beginners, intermediate, and advanced). Considered as a professional and pre-competition level, the physical and technical requirements are very high and require daily training so that students can achieve the best results. At this level, students will be taught the following techniques of surfing and surf practice maneuvers for qualification in competitions:

  • Aerial
  • Botton Turn
  • Cutback
  • Floaters
  • Grab rail or Back side
  • Kick-out
  • Lay-back
  • Snap
  • Tail-slide
  • Tube
  • 360


The surf camp is located in Carcavelos Village, Lisbon, Portugal. The camp is located next to the market and 10 minutes walk from the beach.

Nearby place

  • Beach - 10 minutes


Meals will be available at an additional cost. Breakfast costs 5 EUR while dinner costs 15 EUR per day per person.

Things to do (optional)

  • Surf tour to Costa da Caparica
  • Surf tour to Guincho
  • Surf tour to Praia Grande
  • Surf trip to Alentejo
  • Surf trip to Nazaré
  • Surf trip to Peniche

What's included

  • 2 surf lessons
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Free internet
  • Sports insurance
  • Surf equipment rental
  • Surf instructors certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation
  • Surfboard discounts

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Meals (breakfast 5 EUR and dinner 15 EUR per person per day)

How to get there

Arrival by plane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. The cost for one way for 1 to 3 persons is 45 EUR, 60 EUR for 4 persons, 75 EUR for 5 persons, and 90 EUR for 6 persons.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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