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8 Days Surf Camp in Esmoriz, Portugal

  • Rua Senhor dos Aflitos 433, 3885-624 Esmoriz, Portugal

Surf Camp in Portugal

Surfers Camp is based in the sunny village of Esmoriz in Porto Portugal, and run by local surf coach Rui Guimares and his team Surf Camp Porto. We are determined to create the best holiday surf environment for all guests independent of their age or surf level. We aim to share not just the technical knowledge and fun of surfing, but also to share the broader surfing lifestyle with our guests. Like searching for waves, visiting new spots, fires on the beach, the little backyard bakeries, flat-day adventures and experiencing local culture.


  • Good surf spots
  • Interesting local people
  • Guided tour to Porto Historical Center
  • Learn from expert instructors
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Eye catching views
  • 7 days with instruction
  • English
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The guest house is located near the beach where there are some nice easy waves. There is a big forest area nearby that extends along the shoreline where youll be able to find good waves, clean water and fantastic running and cycling paths.

The surf spots surrounding the surf camp give all the conditions needed for you to learn or develop your surf techniques. The surf lessons last 2 hours and have a maximum of 10 students per lesson. All surf instructors are experienced and traveled surfers, and have all the credentials and knowledge needed to teach/guide according to each students needs, and that they have safety as a priority, inside and outside of the water. Every day the surf instructors search for the best waves according to the level of the students, choosing one of the 20 surf spots located around the camp. The guest can have two surf lessons, if the surf conditions are bad then the students can improve their surf techniques as well as surf knowledge with some physical and theoretical training using the photos and videos to find the mistakes that need to be corrected.

  • Rui Enes

    Before Rui started as a surf teacher, he worked as a life guard, but quickly found out that teaching was his passion. He has a Master in Physical Activities and Health, and specialized his final thesis in surfing and life-styles. So, basically surfing and teaching are his biggest passion in life. Now that he is finished with his studies, he has decided to start the Surfers Camp project, so he can pass on the pleasure of surfing and living a relaxed, free and healthy life to others, using the beautiful beaches of his country as class rooms.

The Surfers Camp & Guesthouse is situated 30 kilometers south from the city of Oporto, in a traditional fishing village called Esmoriz. The surf camp Esmoriz is multicultural place where you can still learn to surf with small groups and have the feeling that you are part of the camps family. The surf spots surrounding the village are some of the most consistent and diverse of North Portugal, having a variety of beach and point breaks where you can still surf uncrowded beaches surrounded by the wild Maceda Natural Park.

  • 6 days of surf lessons or 6 safaris with guide
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • All surf equipment
  • Daily breakfast
  • Free Internet access (WI-Fi)
  • Free transfers to and from Esmoriz train station
  • One day free surf (Sunday)
  • Photos and video analysis with surf theory
  • Tour guide to Porto Historical Center
  • Transport to the beach and camp

Arrival by airplane

Several low-cost companies fly everyday to Oporto from various European cities. S Carneiro Airport (OPO) is 10 min from the city center.

Arrival by train

  • You can take a train from So Bento (heart of the city) or Campanha train station to Esmoriz.

Arrival by metro

  • You can take the metro at the airport and it takes you directly to Campanha train station, where you can take a train to Esmoriz.


  • Review by Sara from Spain

    "I liked so much experience that in summer of 2015 I returned alone. And i feel it again like home. It was a wonderful experience. This summer of 2016 I'm planing to going back with three friends who are willing to know the place and live that experience.I have to thank the whole team that makes this possible, the teachers and the team and the owner Rui who makes me feel so good and who give me good advices for improve my surf and also make me to have really nice times and who makes that I feel in love with Portugal! And also all the people that I meet there, of around the world. Begginers and experts of surfs who shared good vives. Definitly Surfer's camp is one of the best experiencies of my life!"

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  • Review by Velikoff from Portugal
    9 out of 10

    "Second time in Surfers Camp and everything is getting better and better. Great hospitality and hygiene standards, but the surfing is why we are here...The guys are excellent professionals; they read the conditions on daily basis and pick up the best spot for your level - no doubt! Thank you very much Rui and Miguel for the guidance and the advices, this will be definitely not my last visit."

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  • Review by Merioll from Finland
    9 out of 10

    "It was the best surf holiday ever! I liked everything about Surfers Camp! Rui, Miguel and Thomas are really good surf instructors, Sara takes wonderful pictures and Lena makes delicious breakfast. Plus that they all are really lovely, welcoming and fun people to surf, party and chill with. Thank you guys! I will definitely come back soon!"."

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  • Review by Ru V. from United States
    9 out of 10

    "I spent a week at the surf camp. I'm really embarrassingly inept at surfing but during my time there, Rui, Miguel and Thomas were extremely helpful and really encouraging. It took me a really long time but they never got annoyed and just kept helping. The surf camp, too, was really laid back. The house is comfortable and there were regular barbecues that were both delicious and really fun. All in all, a really fantastic experience with some of the nicest people I've ever met. Thanks guys!."

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  • Review by Jonny Spencer from United Kingdom
    9 out of 10

    "I only spent one night at the camp but felt welcomed immediately. Surf at Espinho was amazing - the right hander at low tide was all time! Rui is a very cool guy and has the local knowledge you need when you're a travelling surfer. The camp has comfortable accommodation and great location. It is very close to the beach and restaurants. I will be coming back again."

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  • Review by Anna S. from United States

    "That was something amazing! It was great trip to Esmoriz with my friends. Surfers camp is really nice and cozy place to stay; there is everything you need. And barbeque evenings was so cool, music, friends, fun and laugh a lot. Surfing with all team was exciting. I like the personal approach for everyone. Rui with team was so patiently and gave good motivation to not give up! Thank you! For now we have so great memories and we will come back for sure! Thank you so much, Rui."

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