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Surf and Yoga Retreat in Esmoriz

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 8 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

Learn to surf and experience a great surf camp holiday at our classic surf camp in Esmoriz. Meet people from all over the world and enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches and natural surroundings of north Portugal. Surf lessons for beginners and advanced, by professional surf instructors with years of experience. Get the best service and surf safely at Surfivor Surf Camp.The Surfivor Surf Camp in Esmoriz is perfect for travelers looking for a relaxing place to enjoy the beach and natural surroundings. Learn to surf at one of Europes best surf spots.


  • 5 days of surf course
  • 2 x surf theory classes
  • 2 hourly yoga sessions
  • 7 days use of surfboard and wetsuit
  • 7 days delicious buffet breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Welcome barbecue

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Portuguese
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
Airport transfer available:
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$59 per person)
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  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Library

Guests staying at Surfivor in Esmoriz will not only be living directly by the sea, but also encounter the best amenities to make their surf holiday a wonderful experience. There is a fully equipped kitchen available for self-catering and a dining area with TV, internet, a small library, a large sunny garden area with shaded seating, and hammocks perfect to chill and relax in the sun. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire Surf Camp area.

Oportos International Airport Francisco Sa Carneiro is only 35 kilometers away and easy to reach by taxi or public transport. Guests have also the possibility to hire our airport shuttle on arrival and departure.


Mixed dorm

Shared room ideal for small groups, single beds, Wi-Fi, lockers, and breakfast included.

Brand new ocean-front en-suites

These rooms are perfect for couples and friends who want a little more privacy. Each room has an ocean view, a private bathroom, and is just steps from the sand. The en-suites still have access to all the main camp facilities and activities. Available with queen or twin bed options.


Every year, hundreds of people from all over the world learn to surf at the Surfivor Surf School. The reason they are so popular is that their experience and professionalism guarantee quality service and a great surf holiday experience in Portugal. Everyone at Surfivor can join our yoga for surfers program that focuses on balancing your physical effort while surfing and the much-needed relaxation afterward. It has been very popular among our guests, even for those who never tried yoga before and special exercises will help you relax your muscles at the end of the day and keep your mindset for surfing.

Surf lessons for every level

Beginner: for people with zero experience or a few basic notions.

This course gives you a step-by-step introduction to the theoretical and practical basics of surfing. Professional surf lessons taught by highly qualified surf instructors!

Intermediate: for people who already surf and want to develop their skills.

In the Intermediate Surf Clinic you will have a local surf coach next to you, who knows all the best surf spots and who will give you professional assistance in the water. The goal of this course to increase your wave count in some of the bigger waves and riding them in the green. This level requires a good amount of experience and physical preparation.

Surf theory

Besides the 15-hour weekly surf course taking place on the beach, we also organize two weekly theory sessions in the surf camp. Here you will learn about the main aspects of climatic conditions necessary to generate waves and which allow surfers to ride waves. Many people have discovered things they never really thought about and learned about how the oceans really work.


Everyone at Surfivor can join their yoga for surfers program from April to October. It focuses on balancing between your physical effort while surfing and the much-needed relaxation afterwards. It's been very popular among their guests, even for those who never tried yoga before and special exercises will help you relax your muscles at the end of the day and keep your mindset for surfing.


Surfivor Camp is located in the small fishing village of Esmoriz, just 25 kilometers south of Porto. Esmoriz is an amazing surfing community with beautiful sandy beaches and quality waves for every level, surrounded by friendly people with a true passion for surfing. Here you can enjoy the quietness and the perfect beach front location of the Surf Camp, only a stone throw away.The town of Esmoriz has a variety of typical Portuguese restaurants that serve delicious fish and seafood and there are several beach bars, cafes and little markets within walking range from the surf camp.


  • Porto, 25 kilometers south


For such a small town, Esmoriz has a surprising number of restaurants with various types of cuisine. You can easily eat out every day without spending a fortune. Or, take advantage of their full service kitchen or barbecue space. Guests will often organize to cook altogether or make group reservations.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Extra activities

Surfivor keeps your holiday active and you are free to join the many extra activities like a game of beach volley or just cruising through the nearby forest park with the long boards or bicycle.

Surfivor staff has the best tips on local restaurants to suit various preferences and dietary requirements. Every week they make an awesome welcome barbecue (vegetarian and vegan friendly).

You can finish the week off with a visit to Porto. Here you can taste the world famous Port Wine, walk through the city and enjoy a dinner by the river.

You can also do the following activities:

  • Cruise through nearby forest park with long boards or bicycle.
  • Enjoy beach volleyball with friends.
  • Explore the coastline and surf the best breaks in the region.
  • Game of beach volleyball.
  • Savor excellent seafood delights and fresh Portuguese cuisine with a stunning ocean view.

What's included

  • 5 days of surf course (Monday to Friday and beach transfers)
  • 7 days use of surfboard and wetsuit
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts
  • Welcome dinner on Mondays
  • 2 yoga/Pilates sessions (on Tuesday and Thursday)
  • Free use of skateboards and bicycles

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinners
  • Airport transfers

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO). In terms of getting to Esmoriz, you have the option of arranging a direct transfer with Surfivor Camp from the airport (50 EUR each way, not subject to your commission).

Arrival by subway and train

Please take the subway from beneath the airport to Campanha Train Station. From there, walk over to the main building of the train station and buy a ticket to Esmoriz at the counter. Take the yellow train in the direction of Aveiro or Ovar. Your stop is Esmoriz. The Surfivor Camp will pick you up from the station in Esmoriz.

To better organize the transfers, the team has prearranged pick up times (12:30 to 12:45 p.m., 3:30 to 3:45 p.m., 5:30 to 5:45, and 7:30 to 7:45 p.m.). Should you need a transfer at a different time, please let the team know previously about your estimated arrival time.

Airport: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport Airport transfer available: Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (US$59 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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