João offers in Porto/PT, accommodation, yoga, and small groups surf coaching, focused on sustained fast evolution, from total beginners to advanced surfers.
Joao is a local surfer from Porto with 30 years of experience surfing. More than a passion, surfing is his lifestyle. He is a traveled surfer, former international competitor, currently running is own surfing project “Surf Coaching Porto”. He is a certified surf trainer by the Portuguese Surfing Federation and has been teaching since 1998. He trains local surfers and teaches foreigners how to start and improve their surf skills. He is also a “World Surf League” approved surf guide, organizing surf trips in Portugal and worldwide. Besides that, he surfs every day ;)
Pedro practice Yoga since 2000. Since then, he's living it as a lifestyle. After 2013 he started teaching, doing lessons and sharing his passion helping people practicing Yoga. Currently he manage and promote Yoga practices at his own place "Niyama Yoga Studio" in Porto. Besides that, he's also a surfer, since his youth.
from Germany, September 2020
"Excellent surfing experience "
João is such a good coach and friend. Always in small groups and he will drive you to amazing and local surfing spots rather than the tourist popular beaches. He also takes good care of everyone, introduces local restaurants, pick-up and sends me from and to the airport. I'm looking forward to joining this next summer as well.
from Italy, September 2020
I decided to get the package: 4 nights/ 3 Lessons....after the first Lesson with Joao i immediately asked him to add more lessons! Joao is a great teacher for every level of surfing: perfect if you want to start for the first time, perfect if you want to reach the next level! Very helpful with us. He also picked me up from/to the Airport and suggested the best places to visit and restaurants. Thanks Joao!! About the Guest house: clean and close the beach for surfing and chilling! Modern and comfortable beds. About Yoga lessons: very good after surfing. I really suggest the Experience with surf coaching Porto!
from Germany, July 2020
We had the most amazing time at the surf lessons and in the beautiful guest house. João is a great and experienced teacher, who wants you to do your best every day. He was always available, told us the best places to visit and drove us to amazing surf and food spots.
I enjoyed the yoga and the surfing. Pedro and Joao are both great and enthusiastic teachers.
from Italy, August 2020
I couldn't have made a better choice than to spend a week with João to learn surfing and have a great time!
The Surf House - which is a nice hostel with also other customers not related to the surf coaching experience - is located in Matosinhos, very close to the beautiful city of Porto. Every morning João will come outside the hostel to bring you in the best spots for surfing, not crowded and with good waves. The afternoon is free for doing what you like: lay down in the really close beach, or explore the sorrounding Porto area. Also Yoga classes are available every day and more experiences as well, such us having a dinner with the surf crew in some of the best local restaurants!
I have found the experience better than expected and João the best coach you could possibly have!! If you are reading this and you are in doubt if to book or not, my reccomandation is to not think twice! This experience is absolutelly worth the price and you'll have the possibility to really learn well how to surf with João, beside having a great time in his company.
from Ireland, August 2020
"Surf and yoga is an amazing mix!"
First of all, I want to express my gratitude for Pedro's yoga sessions here, they literally made me the happiest!
It was a great experience, and I'm sure I'll continue learning surfing after these 3 days. Coach João was trying to do everything to make sure we enjoy our time and I'm thankful for his patience especially!
Every surfing and yoga session was right on time, the commute was efficient and we were provided with all needed stuff like wetsuits, ponchos, etc.
from Germany, June 2020
"High-level surf experience"
After having daily surf lessons with Joao for almost a week he put my surfing skills and perspective on a whole new level.
I went from beginner, who liked to surf in white waves, to intermediate, who is more comfortable with green waves. He took me out of my comfort zone and made me push myself harder. Joao is a high-level coach, who is professional from the second you meet him. He paid attention to every detail and analyzed my style of surfing to understand each of my moves and give me the best advice to improve. In the water he was always by my side helping me to catch the waves, motivate me and take great pictures with his GoPro. :)
Thank you for putting so much work into me, I´ll be back for sure!
from Portugal, June 2019
"Nice stay for those who want to explore on their own"
The rooms and decor were absolutely gorgeous!