It was a first surf camp in my life. And I got more than I expected. Nice surf team. The surf teacher is always with you in the water. Accommodation is very nice, clean and tidy. The crew proposes different entertainment in the evening. The connection from Porto is very easy and reachable by train.
Great people, very friendly and helpfull staff. Accommodation was good, clean. Shower was cold one day but as soon as I told them, they fixed the problem (nice to have a hot shower after surfing in the coldish Portuguese waters). Good atmosphere and lucky to have a really nice, fun group of people that week. Missed the video analysing of surfing and lessons could be a bit more personal, more tips etc. would have expected to learn a bit more after a whole week of surf lessons. Still have fear for the bigger waves unfortunately (however, that means that we had some really great, not to big waves, awesome to improve my surfing). However, they are professional which I appreciated a lot. Great that they organise your gear and bring you to the good spots. I went in a more quiet period of time which made the place really quiet but I actually enjoyed that. If you are looking for a bit more liveliness and busy nightlife, you could catch a train to Porto (which is a great city b.t.w.). Location in Esmoriz just 1 minute walk to the beach (and another 5 minutes towards the surf spot).
Good standard on my private room and clean showers and toilets. Light breakfast, but enough to get to your energy for the surf and other activities. If you have tried surfing before, the coaches will give you advise on turning and give you tips to correct errors that you don't see yourself. Very useful.
Chris I United Kingdom
Esmoriz is a little way from Porto airport but Miguel gave very helpful, precise directions on how to get there, and arranged a pick up from Esmoriz station. The staff and surf instructors were fantastic, enthusiastic and very friendly and approachable. The hostel itself is a little surf oasis, located virtually on the beach. The dorm and all the facilities were clean and in good order. There isn't much to do in the town itself but there are good restaurants, which is all you really need after a morning's surf. There was also an arranged trip to Porto (you just need to pay a few euros for the train and pay for a meal etc) which was great as I had no time to explore it myself.I'd really recommend a stay with the surf lessons package for any beginner surfers. And for people who already know how to surf who want a really chilled out, surf heavy trip Surfivor is a great place to be located and meet other surfers.
Davide M United Kingdom
I spent a week in Surfivor Camp in Esmoriz and it was a great experience. The teachers are good, the house is very well kept, located by the beach and with many excursions near by. The staff looking after the house are really kind and helpful and will go to lengths to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Planning already a new visit.
I stayed a week in this hostel, and did surf lessons there. It was very good experience. All people were friendly and tried to help and tip about all questions I had.
Rick E France
I spent one week there, the staff is simply amazing, friendly, caring, they know the area really well, and make sure you always have a good time, the surf instructors are awesome, and they'll take you the best surf spot around if the neighbouring beach doesn't have the best waves.The monday welcoming BBQ is great, and the breakfasts are very good. The hostel is really clean, the beds are comfy.Relaxing post-surf Yoga session on the beach? Well, they have that too!
Survifor Camp website
When I think of my time in Surfvivor, you find a really warm and familiar atmosphere which makes people always come back to this great place.
Survifor Camp website
In this surf hostel you find a really warm and familiar atmosphere which makes people always come back to this great place.
Survifor Camp website
Looking for kindness, warmth, hospitality, nice climate, new friends, amazing sunsets, curly waves, energy in its all senses? Then you should be on your way to a marvelous place in Portugal - Esmoriz immediately.
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