I surf Portugal is based in the North of Portugal in the region of Porto in a town called Póvoa de Varzim. It was created by Jorge, who, after living his life between France, the UK and Australia, decided to go back to his roots in Portugal and dedicate his life to his passions: surfing, the ocean and the outdoors. What started as a little surf school has grown into a glamping surf camp, a family surf camp, and a surf school near Porto.
We love surfing. Surfing means the world to us and we want to share our passion with all ages young and old. It’s always a good time to learn to surf. We believe it’s a life skill, a hobby, a stress buster, a sport, and a way of life. A skill that you can take throughout your entire life. We want to share our passion with you.
We love the ocean and our planet. Sustainability is as important as our passion for surfing so we take the respect of nature very seriously. We recycle, use eco-friendly products, and we also beach clean on a weekly basis with the kids. We’re participating in a program to be certified as a sustainable tourism company.
We want you to be safe. Keeping our guests and crew healthy and safe is our number 1 priority. That’s why we have surf lessons with kids in small groups, we teach about rip currents and surfing etiquette, and we follow all health and safety measures regarding sea safety, food safety, sun safety and of course, COVID safety.
Jorge is the founder and owner of I surf Portugal, he speaks Portuguese, French, English and Spanish. Before returning to Portugal, he lived in the UK, France and Australia where he caught the surf "bug". Jorge is a certified surf & SUP instructor.
Miguel is a Physical Education teacher, swimming instructor and surf instructor. He has developed a teaching method that works for adults as well as for kids and keeps the lessons entertaining, he´s a great person to have around.
Tim is a certified surf instructor at the surfcamp, he is German and also speaks English. Tim is multi talented, he is also a guitar teacher, plays in a couple of bands, practices yoga and is a certified physiotherapist and soon to be chiropractor.