8 Days Surf Camp in Portugal

  • Rua Pêro Alenquer 555, 3885-607

Overview

Portugal Surf Camp

The Surfivor’s freshly renovated surf hostel in Porto offers surf lessons, accommodation and plenty of cool activities in one of the best locations in the entire city. Enjoy an unforgettable surfing holiday and discover the cultural capital of Portugal. A unique type of surfing holiday – not to be found anywhere else.

Highlights

  • Daily surf lesson
  • 2 surf theory lessons
  • Free transfers to surfing sites
  • Free use of surfboard and wetsuit
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Video analysis

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 6 days with instruction
  • English
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At the Surfivor Surf Hostel in Porto, you may choose between dorm and private rooms. Fully equipped kitchen available for self-catering.

The time of the day at which surf lessons take place, depend on weather, tide and wave conditions and are decided by the responsible surfing instructor and written on the info board on a daily basis at 09:00. Weather and wave conditions are absolutely out of Surfivor control and therefore Surfivor can never guarantee for best surfing conditions. Surfivor does however make the most effort to be updated on recent forecasts to be able to decide for best surfing times and locations. Should by decision of the responsible surfing instructor the surf lessons be cancelled, due to dangerous or insufficient weather and wave conditions, Surfivor will organize alternative activities to replace surfing. Please respect the schedules of the surf lessons. Surfivor does not provide any exceptions to the regular surf class schedule. If you are expected for surf classes and you do not show up, Surfivor will make no refund. Clients are strictly required to follow the instructions of their teacher, with special attention to the safety rules. In the case of injury inform your teacher without any delay.

If you are taking surf lessons:

  • Be sure you signed in for the surf insurance
  • Be on time for the surf classes
  • You are responsible for your surf equipment. It should always be handled with care and brought back clean. Leave the sand on the beach!

Beach volleyball

Free use of skate and longboards

Party

Porto city and market tour

Located along Douro river estuary, Porto is one of Europe’s oldest cities and was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1996. The west of the city extends along the coast of the Atlantic ocean.

Porto won the European Best Destination 2012 and 2014 awards. Sightseeing attractions include: Porto’s famous port wine cellars where you can taste the cities’ most famous export, a visit to the old Ribeira quarter by the river bank and a stroll across the impressive Ponte Luis I.

Activities
  • Cycling nearby
  • Surfing
  • Surfing nearby
General
  • Beach
  • Beach nearby
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • Board rental
  • Board rental nearby
  • Free bicycle
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Local market

The hostel features a fully equipped kitchen and dining area where you can prepare your meals.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Gluten Free
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
  • Beach volleyball
  • Night life
  • Party
  • Porto city and market tour
  • Visit the Porto markets
  • 6 days surf school (Mon – Sat), includes surf theory and video analysis
  • 7 days free use of surfboard and wetsuit
  • 7 nights’ accommodation in chosen category including breakfast buffet
  • Beach volleyball
  • Free transport and transfers to local surf spots – occasional, dependent on surfing conditions on different beaches
  • Free use of skate and longboards
  • Party
  • Porto city and market tour
  • Airport transfer

Arrival by airplane

Arrive at Francisco Sa Carneiro airport (OPO), Porto, Portugal. Transfer from and to airport is available on request.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Surfivor an inquiry.
  • Review by Cassie

    "I stayed at the surf hostel for an entire month actually because I wanted to get better at surfing and with one of the best beginner/intermediate beaches in the world a short van ride (or even a twenty minute walk) away, my surfing drastically improved. But not without the help of an incredible surf coaching staff who sometimes seemed to care more about my surfing than I did (which is a lot). Everyone at the hostel is genuine and will do everything they can to make sure you enjoy your stay in the magical and beautiful Porto. The hostel itself is clean, and cool in the summertime. There is lots of space and a good atmosphere thanks to the pretty, antique furniture. I can't wait to bring my family back one day. I had planned on traveling around the country but I ended up staying in Porto the entire time because I was so happy there."

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  • Review by a traveler from Charleston

    "We had a really great experience dropping by Surfivorcamp in Esmoriz. While we were only there for one day, it's easy to see what a great experience it would be to stay for a week. The staff were all super friendly, great relaxed atmosphere amongst everyone. It was our first time surfing and we were very impressed with the quality of the equipment and the level of instruction we received from the staff. It's clear that they put a lot of thought into choosing the right conditions and location for their daily surf lesson. We were divided into groups based on level of experience and given brightly colored vests to wear over our wet suits indicating which group we belonged to. I was very happy to feel that we received lots of individual attention and instruction geared to our level. It was especially nice to have our stretch of the beach to our group. A great experience all round, can't wait to give it another try. Thanks to Luis, Stewart, Ryan and Rosa Paulo for such a warm welcome."

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  • Review by Julia from Munich, Germany

    "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."

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  • Review by Marina from St. Gallen Switzerland

    "Surfivor Surf Camp you can only recommend. Esmoriz, people, environment, beach, weather..Just everything. Before I arrived I had my doubts because I traveled alone. But since many traveled alone, even those who did not travel alone were all very nice and we had a lot of fun. The instructors and staff are all funny and established people. Surfing was also beautiful and you made ​​many surf trips when the waves on the beach were not as optimal before the Surf House. I'll definitely be back !! I miss you guys!"

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  • Review by a traveler from Oslo, Norway

    "Good standard on my private room, and 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."

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  • Review by Chris from London, United Kingdom

    "I stayed for a week on the surf lessons/breakfast/accommodation package which is great value for money. 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."

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  • Review by Davide from Plymouth, England, 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 for a new visit!"

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Esmoriz, Portugal

Surfivor was founded in 2004 and until today it remains as the first and most popular surf camp in North-Portugal.

Speaks English

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

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

Mid season
  • March 26 – June 3
  • October 1 – October 28

 

High season
  • June 4 – Semtember 30

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