PORTO SURF CAMP
ADULT & FAMILY SURF CAMPS IN NORTH PORTUGAL
I surf Portugal Porto Surf Camp brings you the best of Portugal in one surfing holiday package. We are based in Póvoa de Varzim, in the district of Porto (also known as Oporto Portugal) in the north of Portugal and have different offers to suit every need.
We have 3 surfcamp packages, one available to adults (over 18) during the high season, another one during mid-season and one specially made for families. You will not only learn to surf but will also taste delicious Portuguese food, visit the amazing city of Porto, practice some yoga, relax on the beach, sunbathe and watch the best sunset in Europe. You will go back with wonderful memories of fun times with all the new friends that you will meet at the surfcamp from all around the world.
GLAMPING SURF CAMP
SURFER LIFESTYLE BY THE BEACH
22 June to 14 September 2019
Enjoy the real surf camp experience living by the beach and surfing every day with like-minded people from different parts of the world. You will explore yourself and push your limits with this ultimate surf camp package. The package includes everything you need to have an amazing surfing holiday with no worries: 7 nights´ accommodation, 7 breakfasts and 5 dinners (we eat out for the other two), 5 surf lessons with all the gear included, surf gear free to use outside the lessons, you can add yoga classes or other activities if you fancy.
The camp has direct access to the beach so you can grab a board whenever you feel like and just go for a surf with the included surf gear. The beach is perfect for all levels, beginners will stay more at the front to learn all the basic skills, intermediate and advanced levels will enjoy the unbroken green waves at the back, all in a beautiful protected wild beach with sand dunes and clear water.
THE CAMPSITE & SURF CAMP
The camp is located at the Orbitur Rio Alto campsite near Póvoa de Varzim, a calm area North of Porto, surrounded by vast, empty, long beaches. The four-star campsite, located right on the beach, offers the perfect environment for a true authentic Surf Camp experience with a swimming pool, restaurant, and a little shop for basic necessities or treats.
At the Surf Camp, you’ll find the hangout area with glamping bell tents, a communal area with hammocks, a slackline, a kitchen tent where we prepare a healthy, nutritious breakfast and dinner for you. The sanitary block with toilets and hot showers as well as wash basins are all located right next to the camp for easy access.
You can choose between a shared tent with a maximum of 4 people sharing or a private tent for 2. All tents are equipped with beds, comfortable mattresses, bedding and bed linen. Additionally, you’ll find enough storage for your luggage, a table, chairs, electricity, and lights.
A TYPICAL DAY AT THE SURF CAMP
Start your day relaxed with our big, continental breakfast buffet with a daily special. Here you also have the option to sign up for the lunch package which we deliver to the beach for you at lunchtime.
After breakfast, get your wetsuits and towels together and grab your surfboards on the way to the beach. Here you’ll meet your surf instructors for your surf lessons. The groups are divided into different levels, so you can maximize your surf experience.
When your progression session is over, you can use the rest of your beach day to surf by yourself, play volleyball, chill at the beach or relax.
Back in the camp, grab a drink in our chill area and get to know the crew and the other guests. For extra action, you can visit the swimming pool or the sports court with table tennis tables.
If you feel like connecting to your body in a mindful way, you can join our evening yoga session on the beach. Be sure to feel wonderfully relaxed and perfectly prepared for another day of surfing after every lesson.
Every surfer is looking forward to our wholesome dinner buffet with a daily variety of crunchy salads, dishes from all over the world and great desserts.
Still have some energy left? Come and join our get-together on the beach with cool drinks, vibrant music, and joyful vibes!
Surf, Chill, Sleep, Repeat.
YOUR WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Saturday: Welcome to our surf camp! Check in from 3 pm and make yourself at home. At dinner time you will meet the crew and the other guests if you haven’t met everyone during the day already.
Sunday: Our surf instructors talk you through the surf theory, board handling, and water safety aspects before taking you to the beach for your first lesson. You still haven’t had the chance to get to know everyone? Don’t worry, on our beach night you’ll have plenty of time to connect and make friends.
Monday: Today, surf and yoga lessons as usual. Tonight, the crew takes you to a local Portuguese tapas restaurant. If you prefer to stay at the camp, you can use our fully equipped kitchen to cook.
Tuesday: Another day full of summer, sun, waves, beach, and fun! Tonight you can prove how smart you are in our weekly Pub Quiz.
Wednesday: Today we give you a surf break. Join our organised city trip to Porto if you want to explore one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and have a fun day with genuine Portuguese food, sangria, and music! If you´d rather hang out at the camp and surf, feel free - the boards and wetsuits are available to you throughout your whole stay.
Thursday: We hope you have a bit of stamina left because tonight you´ll need to show your best side. Our weekly Open Mic Night awaits! The stage is open to everyone, no matter if you´re a natural born entertainer or want to try your performance potential for the first time.
Friday: On Fridays, we organize a friendly surf jam where every surfer can show what he’s learned in the week. Your week ends with a big BBQ on the camp with fresh Sangria and happy vibes!
Saturday: Time to say goodbye, it´s departure day already. Check out is at 11 am.
The schedule gives an accurate idea of what to expect on a daily and weekly basis. It can, however, change, as we might need to adapt activities and timing depending on ocean and weather conditions during your stay.
2019 PRICE LIST
SOME MORE INFO
Glamping Surfcamp: 22 June to 7 September 2019
Surf Camp runs from Saturday to Saturday. Check-in is on Saturday from 3 pm and check-out the next Saturday until 11 am.
Facilities: Our surf camp is based at the campsite of Orbitur Rio Alto, a 4-star rated campsite certified and recognized by the quality of its services and its facilities. It is located right by the beach with direct and private access to the beach. It has shower blocks with continuous hot water, a mini-market, restaurant, bar, self-service, social halls, free swimming pool, and table tennis. Check the camp website here.
Tents: Shared tipi tents (max. of 4 people) are 6m wide and 3.5m high, and have 4 individual beds with comfortable mattresses, ideal for solo travelers or group of friends.
Private tipi tents are 4m wide and 2.5m high and have a double bed with a comfortable mattress. Ideal for couples or friends that don´t mind sharing a bed.
Booking: Book for more than a week and get 10% discount off the accommodation after the 1st week. Yoga and surf lessons can be booked now or at the camp
How to get there: The campsite is located next to Póvoa de Varzim, North of Porto, Portugal, with quick access to the airport (OPO) by motorway (30 mins drive). You can hire a car from the airport to get to the camp if you are thinking of exploring the region outside the lessons.
Click here for Google maps directions from the airport.
You can also take the metro from the airport to Póvoa de Varzim - Line B (change at Verde from the airport), we then have several transfers on Saturdays from Póvoa de Varzim to take you to the camp. You will get all the info a few weeks prior to your arrival.