PORTO SURF CAMP

SURF, SUN & FUN AT OUR PORTO SURF CAMP

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) and have partnered with the best local accommodation providers so you can enjoy an unforgettable surf holiday in Portugal.

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.

We will do everything to ensure you have the best holiday of your life. By the end of the week, you would have experienced the surfer lifestyle, understand the techniques of surfing, stand up on a surfboard and surf the waves of Porto.

 

WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY

 

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Victorine Ws
Victorine Ws
2018-05-20T09:57:04+0000
Merci, j'ai passé un excellent séjour ! Tout est fait pour que l'on passe de bons moments ! 🍻👌🌊🏄 Des cours au top ! Merci Jorge, Connor et Clément,je garde de très bons souvenirs ! See you 😉
Célia Andenmatten
Célia Andenmatten
2018-05-18T21:59:11+0000
Vraiment magique !!!Cours de surf parfait, en français �, avec du matériel de qualité et des conseils qui nous on fait progresser hyper vite !!Ambiance très convivial dans le surf camp avec toujours des bonnes adresses pour aller manger �Et meme un concert le dernier soir !5 jours de folies !Merci pour l'organisation, ta disponibilité et tout ces trajets avec ton bus !On reviendra !!Célia et Pierre
Audrey Gln
Audrey Gln
2018-05-14T20:53:26+0000
Superbe leçon de surf avec George qui est parfaitement trilingue (français, anglais et portugais). Dans la bonne humeur, lui et ses collegues étaient plein de bons conseils ! J'ai réussi à me mettre debout dès le premier cours. Merci encore pour tout c'était top!
Avril Levasseur
Avril Levasseur
2018-05-06T15:41:11+0000
We had an amazing lesson today with Jorge. He picked us up right at our Airbnb and drove us to a beautiful beach. He was super encouraging and gave great tips. Thank you so much!
Annika Vaksmaa
Annika Vaksmaa
2018-05-04T16:58:04+0000
Had my first surf lesson today and could not be more satisfied. Whole experience was smooth. Very fast communication via WhatsApp. Pick up on time in the morning. Jorge was lovely, chatty and genuinely interested in making this day awesome from first minute. Best part is that with one hour I was up on board, which without excellent instructions would have taken much longer. High quality wet suits and board and despite cold waters, I felt warm at all times. For sure will surf again and recommend to start in Portugal. Can't wait to be on board again!
Artur Ohanesian
Artur Ohanesian
2018-05-01T16:48:47+0000
The guys are amazing. They organized an event with kayaks and surfs with ESN and it was a wonderful experience. Also, instructors speak English, so no worries about language barrier.
Fabian Haferkamp
Fabian Haferkamp
2018-04-26T17:17:59+0000
Klasse Surfschule mit top Ausrüstung und Service! Wir wurden von Jorge persönlich bei unserer Unterkunft abgeholt und sind dann mit ihm zur Location gefahren.Auch als absoluter Anfänger war es leicht der Theorie zu folgen und auch die Trockenübungen und der Unterricht im Wasser waren äußerst gut strukturiert, durchdacht und erklärt.Es hat eine Menge Spaß gemacht!
Dario Bednarski
Dario Bednarski
2018-04-23T16:00:04+0000
I can recommend this surf school for 100%! Jorge is a really talented and patient teacher. The wet suits and surf boards have good quality.After a perfectly understandable theory lesson there was a warm up before the practical part which is really helpful for preventing injuries. It was so much fun!
Philippe Thonneau
Philippe Thonneau
2018-04-19T19:35:21+0000
Une journée superbe avec des vrais moments de détente, de paddle avec des paysages exceptionnelles , de fous rires partagés avec une équipe de professionnels cool ��
Olena Yatskiv
Olena Yatskiv
2017-10-30T00:12:45+0000
Best surf lessons with Jorge 🙂 Super positive, friendly and just amazing!We are really happy that choose Portugal as our first surf spot and you helped us to ride our first waves 😉
Claire Lo Murray
Claire Lo Murray
2017-09-13T18:49:41+0000
I surf Portugal was an extremely great experience. Perfect from start to finish. Jorge and Kim were incredibly hospitable and the surfing/teaching was top class. We would definitely recommend them to anyone
Jessica Huber
Jessica Huber
2017-09-03T20:12:36+0000
If you want to surf in Portugal - THIS is the place to stay. Jorge and Kim are absolutely the best. We had a great time surfing for 3 days and learned all the basics at the beach. The waves are really nice for beginners - so don't be afraid to try. Also IsurfPortugal booked our room, which was really nice and close to shops and everything else you need. So thank you again for everything and hopefully see you soon 🙂
Anna Friederike Banse
Anna Friederike Banse
2017-08-24T17:26:18+0000
We had an amazing time at the surfcamp, Jorge and Kim did a great job to make everything the best for us. Jorge is a great surf teacher, we had a lot of fun, a lot of surfing and we definitely want to come back! Obrigada Jorge!
Gerard Manille
Gerard Manille
2017-07-30T21:41:40+0000
Nous étions inquiets à double titres: la temperature de l’eau et la barrière de la langue (Nos enfants ne parlant pas portugais.) Jorginho et Miguel ont balayé ces inquiétudes: des profs polyglottes (francais, anglais) et super combinaisons à disposition. les moniteurs ont été aux petits soins pour nos filles qui ont fait des progrès incroyables en une semaine (tout comme le reste du groupe; personne n’est laissé à l’écart), et tout ceci dans une ambiance vraiment chaleureuse et bienveillante: elles en redemandent! Nous conseillons donc CHAUDEMENT cette super école de surf!
Ilena Fernandes
Ilena Fernandes
2017-07-19T21:40:56+0000
E quem diz que não experimenta porque têm medo do mar, engana-se redondamente. Local apropriado com acompanhamento total do instrutor, faz qualquer um repetir a excelente experiência. Adorei!!!! 🙂
Olga Lyons
Olga Lyons
2017-07-13T09:04:48+0000
Jorge was an amazing instructor. International surf camp for 12 year old who had the time of his life. Tom was first out of bed in the morning waiting to get to surf camp. THANKS Jorge and Miguel.
Loretta Bass
Loretta Bass
2017-06-25T08:01:25+0000
Jorge at i surf Portugal was awesome! He introduced us to the sport of surfing in a fun way with solid technical training. We showed us how to surf, and we had a great day with him. He also spoke English in our lesson, which really helped us get the details down. He also speaks French and Portuguese...and probably more. Encouraging, warm instruction and a beautiful day at the beach. : )
Laura Dutheil
Laura Dutheil
2017-05-20T17:58:10+0000
C'était une excellente après-midi !! Un premier cours intensif mais génial !! 🙂 Un prof vraiment au Top et qui parle plusieurs langues ce qui facilite la compréhension du cours 🙂 Merci beaucoup pour ce super moment !! La prochaine fois je sais où prendre des cours de surf 😉 Laura.
Miguel Coelho
Miguel Coelho
2017-05-17T19:04:31+0000
Dotada dum elevado profissionalismo disfarçado num ambiente descontraído e Bem Estar, esta escola conta com excelentes professores.Dinamismo, pedagogia e divertimento são a ordem do dia.Meu filho de 8 anos adorou.Recomendo vivamente.
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2018 PRICE LIST

 

SOME MORE INFO

 

2018 Season: 31 March to 10 November 2018

Mid Season 2018: 31 March to 16 June 2018 &
15 September to 10 November 2018

High Season 2018: 16 June to 15 September 2018

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 travelling 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 in mid-season and 140€ in high season.

Extra night accommodation: 18€ per person in a dorm room in mid-season and 22€ in high season.

50€ per private room in mid-season and 60€ per private room in high season (per room not per person).

Extra surf lesson: 20€ after the 5th surf lesson

Yoga lesson: 15€ per lesson

YOU CAN ALWAYS BUILD YOUR OWN SURFCAMP PACKAGE

JUST TELL US WHAT YOU WANT (NIGHTS, SURF LESSONS, YOGA, ETC.)

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 

  • Accommodation in the best local hostel
  • 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
  • 1 day trip to visit Porto
  • Surf Certificate based on your abilities at the end

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
  • Experienced and versatile yoga teacher

ACCOMMODATION

We have partnered with the best local accommodation providers to give you the best surf camp experience at the best price.

  • Choose a dorm bed package if you don't mind sharing with other people
  • Choose a private room double bedroom if you are sharing with a friend
  • Choose a private room couples... well, if you're a couple obviously
  • All rooms have private bathrooms
  • All our partners have free Wifi

POWER YOGA

Yoga and surf go together like sand and saltwater. The benefits of Yoga on surfing are pretty significant. Yoga helps you focus your energy and clear your mind. On a physical level, it helps strengthen your body and gain flexibility as well as improve your breathing. All important factors when it comes to developing your surfing skills.

Teresa, our Surfcamp Yoga teacher has over 20 years of practice. Her speciality nowadays is Power Yoga, a fitness-based practice derived from Hatha Yoga. The practice of Yoga at the surf camp will be outdoors as much as possible: on the patio, on the grass at a beautiful park or on the beach at sunset.

Book your Surf Yoga experience in our WEEK YOGA SURFCAMP package.

ACTIVITIES

You will never be bored during your Surf Camp holiday. There are a lot of activities to choose from when you are not surfing, from yoga, games to just chilling out at the beach. You can always tell us what you like and we can try and arrange it for you. 

  • Day trip to Porto. Discover this amazing city voted Best European destination 2017!!!
  • Party! Summer is great in Portugal with lots of bars, music festivals and local animation
  • Chilling at the beach and enjoy the amazing sunset
  • Afternoon of Stand Up Paddle (SUP) on the river
  • Afternoon of Kayak
  • Horse riding
  • Golf
  • And more...

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What’s included and what’s not included in the price of the surfcamp package?

The surfcamp package has been put together so that you have very little to arrange for this awesome holiday. Simply buy your week surfcamp and your airplane ticket to Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport in Porto, Portugal and enjoy the best holidays of your life.

You don’t have to worry about transport, accommodation or renting out surfing material, etc. it’s all included in the package:

  • Surf lessons: 5 surf lessons in the water are included in the price. We will make sure you can stand up by yourself by the end of the week. You will also learn the essential theory to be a real surfer.
  • Accommodation: You will stay in a top-rated Hostel/Guest House in Póvoa de Varzim. An amazing beach town a few kilometres from Porto.
  • Free Wifi: so you can post photos of your incredible time here on Facebook and Instagram.
  • Surfing material: Surfboards and wetsuits are provided and yoga mats are also provided if you purchase the yoga surf camp package.
  • Visit Porto: There is a day trip to Porto on one day during the week. We will take the metro to Porto and take you to the most iconic places in this beautiful city. Porto has won the Best European destination of 2017. This is your chance to visit this stunning city. A return metro ticket is approximately 5€ will need to be paid by you on the day we visit Porto.
  • Yoga: We have an amazing Yoga teacher, Teresa Mariz who has been practising for over 15 years and teaches in 3 locations in Portugal. She will make sure you stay relaxed and in good shape. We provide you with yoga mats to use. We cater for all levels of yoga enthusiasts from beginner to the more experienced. You can always get Yoga lessons outside of the Yoga package for 15€ per lesson.
  • Other activities: You will have some free time when you are not surfing or visiting Porto, we have weekly activities you can take part in such as Yoga, Kayak, Stand Up Paddle, you can also play golf in the best golf course in the north of Portugal or go horse riding. If you just want to chill on the beach, no problem, the accommodation is 5 mins walk to the beach where you can see the best sunset in Europe. Póvoa de Varzim is a very lively town and there is a lot of entertainment during the summer, from restaurants to street concerts, bars and nightclubs or festivals.
  • Insurance: Insurance is only included for surf lessons. However, any incident outside of the surf lesson is not included in our insurance. We highly recommend that you buy travel insurance to make sure you are covered if anything happens during your holiday.

What’s not included

  • Food, but the north of Portugal is renowned for very good food at an affordable price (Breakfast will cost you about 3€ in a café, lunch about 6€ and dinner between 10€ & 15€ at local restaurants)
  • Return metro ticket for the day trip to Porto (approx 5€ return)
  • Travel insurance. We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance before departing your country of origin
  • Other activities you decide to do outside the surf camp
  • Transport: It’s very easy to get to the surfcamp by metro from the Porto airport (OPO) and will cost you about 3€ each way. If you prefer, we can also pick you up at an extra cost of 25€ per person or 50€ for 2 or more people.
When does the week surf camp start and finish?

We have put together an itinerary that goes for a week from Saturday to Saturday but you can just join us at any time you want. You can also decide to have a longer or shorter stay, it’s just up to you.

How do I get to the surf camp?

It is very easy to get to the surf camp from Porto airport (OPO) also known as Francisco Sa Carneiro airport.

First, take the metro line from the airport, there is only 1 line and 1 direction from the airport, so no confusion.

Then, get off two stops later at “Verdes” and change lines to the B line (the red line) direction Póvoa de Varzim.

Póvoa de Varzim is the last stop. From there the accommodation is 5 mins walk.

Once your booking is confirmed we will send you a pdf with all the information on how to get there.

 

If you prefer, we can also pick you up from the airport or from Porto for a fee of 35€ and 40€ respectively. If you are 2 or more then it is just a flat fee of 70€ up to 8 people.

 

Can I arrive any another time or day?

We have a whole program organised including transport, surf lessons and other activities to start on Saturday and finish the following week on Saturday. We would prefer you arrive at these times, but if you can’t make it for the pick-up time, you are still welcome to join us. If that’s the case, just let us know when you book and we’ll arrange something that works for everyone.

What to bring?

You will need to bring your usual holiday gear (clothes, beach towel, swimmers, sunscreen, etc). Be sure to also bring a jumper and a jacket as it can sometimes be a bit windy at night. But don’t worry you won’t need them during the day, the summer is great here!