I SURF QUARTERS
MID-SEASON SURF EXPERIENCE NEAR PORTO
6 April to 22 June 2019 - 14 September to 2 November 2019
Our Porto Surf Camp during the mid-season (I Surf Quarters) is based at a great apartment in a beach town North of Porto. Our packages include accommodation, surf lessons, and surf gear. The standard package includes 7 nights accommodation, 5 surf lessons, daily transport to the surfing beach, free use of surf gear outside the lessons, 1 free day to visit Porto, and a whole lot of fun! You can, however, decide to stay more or less time, have more or fewer lessons, we are flexible with the packages, just tell us what you are looking for and we´ll make it happen!
For high season offers, check out our Glamping Surf Camp page.
The apartment is located in the town center of Póvoa de Varzim, a vibrant beach town North of Porto. The town is the perfect location for a beach holiday during mid-season as it is not as busy as the south of Portugal but still has everything you need to have a great time. The apartment is a 5-minute walk to the beach, close to restaurants, cafés, bars, the supermarket and the local market that sells fresh vegetables, and fish caught the same morning. As a traditional fisherman´s town, you can have the best fish freshly caught every day sold to you by traditional Portuguese fisherman´s wives.
The apartment has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, with a maximum capacity of 7 people. It is the perfect off-season surf camp as the groups are smaller which makes for a great, cozy atmosphere. The shared bedroom is for a maximum of 4 people with new bunk beds and comfortable mattresses, it is the best option for solo travelers to meet like-minded people or friends on a budget. You can also decide to have a private bedroom if you prefer. You will be able to cook in the fully equipped kitchen and eat in the dining area. There is a living room where you can chill with the other guests, play cards or board games. If you prefer being outdoors, you will love the big chillout terrace with loungers where you can read a book, enjoy the sun or have a nice cold beer or glass of wine while getting to know the other surfers.
We serve a delicious continental breakfast for a small additional fee on request, you can let us know once you are here.
SURF & ACTIVITIES
Our Surf School is certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS) and is a member of the Association of Stand Up Paddle of Portugal (ASUPP). Whether you are a total beginner, or can already surf green waves and do your first turns, we can help you! Our qualified surf coaches are all experienced surfers and certified instructors, they can speak several languages. Lessons can be in English, German, French, Spanish and of course, Portuguese.
We offer 1, 3 or 5-day surf courses consisting of 1.5 to 2 hours per day for all surf levels. Groups are divided based on level and experience to ensure that you progress as quickly as possible. During the lessons, you will not only learn the basics of surfing but also water safety and surf theory (wave formation, tides, current rips, priority, etc.), bringing you a fun, yet educational surf experience. In order to make the most of your surfing holiday, and to ensure that your skills improve, we highly recommend the 5-day surf course. You can also add private lessons to your package if you want to take your surfing to the next level. Surfboards and wetsuits are free to use outside surf lessons so you can decide to stay longer at the beach after the lesson and practice the skills you learned.
Surf lessons are taught either on the beach of Azurara or the beach of Aguçadoura, both North of Porto. They are both wild beaches in protected areas so no pollution and no ugly buildings, only wild sand dunes. As opposed to other beaches in Portugal, these two are never crowded outside of the high season and you´ll probably only be surfing with a few locals. This makes our location a little gem for surfers, but please don´t tell anyone, we want it to stay that way!
In the standard package of 7 nights and 5 surf lessons, there is a day without any surf lessons so you can discover the beautiful city of Porto and try its famous Port wine, savory “francesinhas” or sweet “pastel de natas” (Portuguese Tarts). We also have other activities on offer such as Yoga on the beach, Stand Up Paddle on the river, horse riding in the forest or on the beach. Just let us know what you fancy and we´ll make it happen!
- Accommodation in our Surf Quarters
- Surf lessons with experienced surf instructors
- Surf gear (surfboards, neoprene wetsuits, t-shirts)
- Free use of the surf gear outside of the surf lessons
- Daily transport to the surf beach
- Surf lessons insurance
- Free day to visit Porto
- Free wifi
WHY CHOOSE US
- Great value and flexible surf package
- 5-star reviews on Facebook and Tripadvisor
- Cheap flights to Porto, Portugal from your closest airport
- Easy to get to the surfcamp from the airport (by metro)
- Certified Surf school from the Portuguese Surfing Federation
- Beautiful wild beach with sand dunes and clean water
- Perfect location to learn to surf and spend your holidays
Private rooms: Prices are per person. All private rooms require the same amount of people as the room type (2 people for double rooms and 3 people for triple rooms)
Private room for 1: If you are traveling solo, and you want your own private bedroom just for you, no problem! You just need to add 105€ per week to the private room price
Extra night accommodation: 22€ per person in a dorm room in mid-season. 50€ per private room in mid-season
Breakfast: 3€ per day, available onsite
Extra surf lesson: 25€ after the 5th surf lesson
Yoga lesson: 15€ per lesson