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7 Days Surf Camp in Portugal

  • Quinta d'Anta Hotel and Surf Lodge, Rua Poeta João de Lemos 32, 3090 - 466, Maiorca, Portugal

Overview

Portugal Surf Camp

Learn to surf or improve your surfing skills in the center of Portugal, where an experienced guide will be ready to give you a memorable surf camp holiday. Discover the beautiful Cabedelo Beach, famous for its exceptional conditions to practice all levels of surf, and experience a program designed specially to fit your abilities. Enjoy an unforgettable surfing holiday in a safe and funny way! Quinta D'Anta Hotel & Surf Lodge is located in Maiorca, Figueira da Foz. It is ten minutes away from Cabedelo Beach, famous for its exceptional conditions to practice all levels surf. Quinta D'Anta Surf School began its activity in the summer of 2014.

Highlights

  • 6 Days of guided surf lessons
  • Guidance from a qualified surf assistant
  • Lessons designed for your level of expertise
  • Transfers from the hotel to the surf spots
  • Delicious daily breakfast
  • 6 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 34.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • French, Portuguese, Spanish, English
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During this retreat, you will be staying at Quinta d`Anta Hotel. The hotel offers a year-round outdoor pool, barbecue facilities, a sun terrace, and water sports facilities. Free Wi-Fi is provided throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

Each room at this property is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen television with cable channels. All rooms have a private bathroom.

The surf courses are given normally from Monday to Sunday. You will surf twice a day, with a two-hour class in the morning and two hours of free surfing in the afternoon. You will always be assisted and monitored by a qualified surf assistant.

Depending on the conditions and on the level of the students, the lessons can take place at different surf spots within a range of 20 kilometers from the main surfing point at Cabedelo Beach.

Quinta d’Anta Surf School offers surf lessons based on the participant’s skill of surfing. There are three levels of courses, which are beginner, intermediate, and advanced. If you have done some surfing before but are not sure which one is the right course level for you, you can choose a beginner’s course and on the first day your instructor will evaluate your surfing skills.

Beginners program

  • A short history of surfing
  • Basic techniques on the white water (first waves)
  • First approach on surfing unbroken waves
  • How to go to the line-up and handle with the white water
  • How to position yourself on the board, how to paddle, sit and turn
  • Introduction to ocean tides, currents and waves
  • Introduction to surf equipment
  • Take off (standing up on your board) practice on the sand
  • Take off practice on the white water
  • The local region geography - how to find the best spots
  • Turning on the white water

Intermediate program

  • Approach to advanced surfing techniques
  • First session as an evaluation of your surfing skill and establish the best way to improve
  • Front-side and back-side surfing
  • How to choose the best surf equipment according to your level
  • Improving your paddling and some beginner techniques
  • Maneuvers: trimming (how to get speed)
  • Practicing paddling into the wave
  • Priority rules
  • Shape, size, and direction of the wave
  • Take-off on unbroken waves and turning
  • Understand the correct position in the line-up to surf unbroken waves

Advanced program

To join Quinta d’Anta Surf School’s advanced surfing lessons, you need to feel comfortable on the water, know the priority rules, be able to catch unbroken waves on your own, and turn.

  • Ability to catch and ride unbroken waves
  • Advanced maneuvers: tube ridding, cut back, off the lip, and floater
  • Choose the best schedules and surf spots in order to practice advanced techniques with less crowd on the water
  • Ocean knowledge
  • Practice the classic surfing line: trimming, bottom turn, top turn
  • Surf equipment knowledge

Sample schedule

  • 09:50 Meet at Quinta d'Anta Surf School after breakfast
  • 10:00 Departure to the beach
  • 10:20 Lesson starts
  • 12:20 Lunch break
  • 13:30 On the water
  • 15:30 Return to Quinta d'Anta Surf Lodge

During this holiday, you will go on surfing trips to Cabedelo Beach and other beautiful beaches in the center of Portugal.

  • Guto Pinto

    I grew up in the Center of Portugal and have been surfing for the past 20 years. Surfing is my biggest passion so being able to share my passion and helping others enjoy the ocean in a safe way is truly inspiring for me. I am a professional Surf/SUP instructor, surf judge certified by FPS (Portuguese Surf Federation), sports teacher and personal trainer oriented to Surf

Quinta d’Anta Surf Camp is located in Maiorca, Figueira da Foz, in the best surf coast of Europe, which stretches from Aveiro to Peniche, in the center of Portugal. Cabedelo Beach offers amazing conditions for learning and advanced surfing.

Cabedelo Beach still holds its natural beauty and has not been affected by mass tourism. It has something magical that is difficult to describe with words. You can easily fall in love for this small paradise.

If the waves are not good in Cabedelo Beach, you will be taken to other surf spots, such as Buarcos, Murtinheira Poço da Cruz, and Aveiro's surf spots like Barra Beach and Costa Nova.

Nearby places

  • Cabedelo Beach - 10 minutes
  • Cabedelo surf point, 10 kilometers
  • Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), 196 kilometers
  • Porto Airport (OPO), 120 kilometers

During this retreat, you will be served delicious breakfasts every day. Quinta d’Anta Surf School also offers a vegetarian menu, which is available on request.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Fruitarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
  • Pescatarian
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Vegan
  • Whole food
(If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Explore Buçaco

Buçaco is a place of Manueline exuberance in a garden of Eden and the site of Napoleon's defeat.

Tour Aveiro

Here, colorful boats go down attractive canals and you will find a princess-saint, fine porcelain, and a lovely fairytale castle.

Visit Coimbra

Coimbra is an old university town and the site of a tragic love story.

Visit Conimbriga

Conimbriga is a Roman village where you will find Iberia's best preserved Roman mosaics.

Other activities

During this holida, you can also book a massage, go swimming, go mountain biking with GPS tracking, practice padel tennis, practice stand up paddle boarding, or surf.

  • 6 days of guided surf lessons
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • All gear, including wetsuit and surf board
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free use of Quinta d'Anta's pool, outdoor padel court, and push bikes
  • Insurance
  • Transfers to the surf spots
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunches and Dinners
  • Massages
  • Photo and video reports of the surf session

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Porto Airport (OPO) or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to the airport is included. Quinta d'Anta, Hotel and Surf Lodge will pick you up from the airport.

Whether you land in Lisbon or Oporto, you can reach Quinta d'Anta, Hotel and Surf Lodge by metro and train, metro and bus, or car. When opting for public transportation, you should head to Coimbra and then Quinta d'Anta, Hotel and Surf Lodge can arrange a pick up time.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

Testimonials

  • Review by Loviisa from Finland

    "It was a very modern hotel in a good way. the room was clean and had a very good bed. It was a nice place to stay for a couple for the nights. The distance from centrum was not a problem for us who were coming with a car. The breakfast was excellent and the pool bar in the evening was cozy. It was a superb place!"

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  • Review by Hanley from UK

    "We had a great time with a clean room, good foods, and good services. We did find the area a bit expensive in comparison to other places but the views made up for it. It was totally recommended."

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  • Review by Cologne from Germany

    "I was with my husband during this summer and I have to say that I really felt like at home. The owners were very friendly. The hotel opened its door in July and everything was really nice. I recommend to surf, an activity which the owners offered us. It was such a great experience! We´ll be back soon!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Rosmalen, The Netherlands

    "Beautiful place and nice people. Our daughters went 2 days to the sea for surfing lessons. We surely can recommend this place. The facilities are completely new, like the swimming pool, bar, and a very good billiard."

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  • Review by a traveler from Gijon, Spain

    "Wonderful place with a very nice staff. We had a big room and the kid was delighted with the swimming pool. They prepare delicious limonades and, although they do not cook, they order for you whatever you want and they serve it at the hotel. They give very good treatment to their clients."

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  • Review by Robert H.

    "Our favourite hotel on the tour. Laid back, relaxing, and with great hospitality from a special hotel. The poolside bar was a favorite for the guys and the quality of the rooms was exceptional. Nothing is too much trouble and we are really looking forward to going back soon."

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  • Review by a traveler from Sintra, Portugal

    "It was a very good stay. I'll be back. Nice people, nice place. It is also a very good place for children. It is a nice place to rest and near Figueira da Foz, near the sea. It is a good place for sports."

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Figueira da Foz, Portugal

Quinta d'Anta, Hotel and Surf Lodge offers accommodations and surf holidays in Portugal.

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season
  • September 1 - June 30

 

High season
  • July 1 - August 30

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