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The Ultimate Guide to Surfing in Portugal

Looking for Europe’s best waves? In our guide to surfing in camps Portugal we’ve got the low-down on where and when you can find them. Not including its islands, Portugal boasts 943 kilometres (586 miles) of coastline, which is dotted with countless incredible surf breaks. 

The most popular surf spots in Portugal are located in 3 main places: Ericeira, Peniche and the Lisbon coast. Some of the smaller yet amazing spots include Algarve, Alentejo and Porto, which are also home to some serious waves, as are the Azores islands and the Madeira archipelago. The entire continental coast of Portugal is well respected for its year-round consistency and will not disappoint even the most discerning and jaded of surfers.

Brief History of Surfing in Portugal

Portugal’s first national surfing competition was held at Ribeira d’Ilhas in Ericeira in 1977. While that might sound very recent, consider that we are talking about European surfing and specifically a country that was under a somewhat isolated dictatorship until 1974. Portugal really began to put itself firmly on the international surfing map during the 1990s when  the sport exploded in the country .

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Seasons for Surfing in Portugal

You’ll see people surfing Portugal year round, even during the more crowded summer months when it seems like entire country, along with many foreign visitors, comes to fill the its many beautiful beaches. However, the waves are better outside of summer even if the weather can get a bit too cool for casual swimmers and sunbathers.

Which is the best season for surfing in Portugal for beginners?

For beginner surfers the best time of the year to go is summer. This is when the swells are less frequent and the waves are smaller. Summer waves average around 1 – 1.5 meters (3 – 5 feet) with notable exceptions like Nazaré’s Praia do Norte, site of many  big wave surfing world records . In June – August the most popular surf schools might get very crowded, especially on the central coast and on the beaches near the capital.

What’s the best time for surfing in Portugal for experts?

For experienced surfers the ideal surf season is late winter to early spring, especially between September and April. During these months swells are definitely more powerful, producing giant waves measuring around 2– 4.5 meters (6 – 15 feet) that are better left to advanced surfers.

Where should you go surfing in Portugal?

The Portuguese coast can be divided into 7 surfing regions. Each of these regions have a number surf camps which offer all kinds of accommodation facilities including private rooms. Most of them offer at breakfast buffet along with other meals, depending on the facility. A lot these surfing camps in Portugal offer a holistic surf and yoga experience.

1. Costa Verde or “Green Coast”

This is Portugal’s northern coast, associated with the country’s second largest city, Porto (Oporto). It is immediately north of the Costa de Prata and reaches all the way to the Spanish region of Galicia. Surfing around Porto may take place in colder waters and it has a variety of surf spots available. Notable spots include Aguçadoura, Cabeldo Beach near Viana do Castelo, Azurara near Vila do Conde, Espinho, and Matosinhos (accessible via Porto’s metro system).

2. The Costa de Prata or “Silver Coast”

This extensive stretch of coastline begins north of Ericeira and continues all the way up to the south of Porto at Esmoriz. Notable surf spots in this central coastal region of Portugal include big wave capital Praia do Norte in Nazaré; the legendary Supertubos in Peniche (home of the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal); Cortegaça, with its consistent surf and night surfing festival; and the numerous spots around Figueira do Foz and Aveiro.

3. Ericeira

Simply put, surfing Portugal =  surfing Ericeira . This is Portugal’s — and arguably Europe’s — surfing capital, so anyone on a surf trip in the country would be crazy to skip Ericeira!

Ericeira local. Pic: Roman Königshofer (Flickr CC)

At 8 kilometres (5 miles), the smallest surfing region in Portugal is Ericeira, but it is also the one with the highest number of world-class surf spots. Ericeira boasts 9 spots that are famous throughout the global surfing community plus several other notable breaks.

Besides being Europe’s only dedicated  World Surfing Reserve , Ericeira also hosts the  ASP World Tour  Surf Championship at the legendary Ribeira d’Ilhas beach, known for its near perfect barrels. Experienced, expert and pro-level surfers will also fall in love with Coxos, Cave and São Lourenço, while beginners and the less experienced can learn to surf and sharpen their skills at Foz do Lizandro, São Julião and Praia do Sul.

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4. lisbon coast.

Only around 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of Ericeira’s incredible surf spots is the Portuguese capital, one of Europe’s thriving cultural centres. Lisbon itself is not to miss, while the Lisbon coast is well worth a visit for its excellent surfing, especially if you’re already in Ericeira. The Lisbon area offers excellent surf all year long. Highlights include great breaks at Estoril, Carcavelos, Praia do Guincho, Praia Grande in Sintra and Praia das Maçás. For smaller crowds and nice beach breaks, head over the Tagus River to the district of Setúbal to surf the Lisbon area’s west coast, particularly the Costa da Caparica.

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5. Alentejo Coast

Much of Portugal’s coastline is reminiscent of the California coast. But none more so than the Alentejo region, which can resemble the quieter spots of the SoCal surf scene. South of the Lisbon region and north of the Algarve tourism hub. Alentejo is well known for its excellent wines, delicious cuisine and idyllic natural features. There are many great spots along the Vicentine Coast Natural Park, which is located in both Alentejo and the Algarve. Highlights in the Alentejo section include Odeceixe, Zambujeira do Mar, São Torpes, Arrifana and Vila Nova de Milfontes.

6. Algarve Coast

Famous as a tourist paradise for Northern Europeans as well as for portuguese, the southernmost region of Algarve may not be as famous for surfing as, for example, Ericeira. However, there is some very good surfing to be had! If you like your sun brighter and your water a bit warmer, Algarve is worth a shot. Especially on the west coast, which gets north-westerly swells. The south coast can also get nice waves in the winter. Which is the best time to avoid the huge summer crowds anyway. Choose from over 50 surf spots in this unique and beautiful holiday mecca. For beach breaks and medium southerly swells, try Sagres, which is also home to the most south-westerly point in continental Europe; and Lagos, a nice-sized city with plenty to do besides surf. The Algarve’s west coast waves include nice beach towns such as Arifana, Tavira, Monte Clergio and Carrapateira.

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7. The Islands: Azores and Madeira

Though both figuratively and literally off the beaten path, the Azores islands and Madeira archipelago offer unique experiences. Also for travel destinations besides places to surf.

Around 1,360 kilometres (850 miles) west of continental Portugal, the Autonomous Region of the Azores is made up of 9 islands. Each island with its own character. The island of Terceira boasts a cluster of surf spots on its east. The northeast coasts (São Miguel) features what are the archipelago’s most well-known breaks: powerful and consistent Ribeira Grande and Rabo de Peixe. They are both on the island’s north coast. Crowds are small and the surfing can get big and dangerous, especially in the winter, so take care!

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Situated in the North Atlantic Ocean some 950 kilometres (600 miles) from mainland Portugal, there is Madeira. An Autonomous Region that contains two populated islands: the main island of Madeira and Porto Santo. Most surfing takes place on the main island, with the most famous spot being the barrelling Paul do Mar.

This island has played host to the ISA World Championships and big wave surfing competitions. Other spots include the expert-level Jardim do Mar, Lugar de Baixo and Ponta Pequena. For beginners and intermediates there is the calmer São Vicente, located on the north coast.

In addition to the exceptional surf, many of these regions offer surf camps that provide holistic experiences, including yoga sessions and accommodation facilities.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a beginner looking to catch your first wave, Portugal’s diverse coastline and consistent surf will not disappoint. So, grab your board, head to the waves, and experience the thrill of surfing in this European surfers’ paradise.

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Portugal is well connected with regional rail and bus lines. Greater Lisbon and Porto have modern and efficient systems of trains, buses and metro lines.

FAQs About Surfing in Portugal

The prime time for surfing in Portugal is from late September to April, with consistent swells and favourable weather conditions. However, the summer months (June to August) are also popular, especially for beginners, due to warmer water and smaller waves.

Beginners can enjoy surf lessons at spots like Praia da Costa Nova, Praia do Guincho, and Praia de Carcavelos. These beaches offer relatively gentle waves and are ideal for those learning to surf.

Experienced surfers often head to iconic spots like Nazaré, known for its massive waves, Supertubos in Peniche, and Coxos in Ericeira. These locations provide challenging conditions for advanced surfers.

Nazaré is renowned for its massive waves, attracting big wave surfers from around the world. The underwater Nazaré Canyon funnels and amplifies swells, creating extraordinary surf conditions. The infamous Praia do Norte beach in Nazaré is where record-breaking waves have been surfed.

Absolutely. Portugal offers a variety of surf camps that provide a complete surfing experience, including accommodation, lessons, and a vibrant surf culture. These camps are suitable for all levels, from beginners to advanced surfers.

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20 Best Places to Go Surfing in Portugal: An Expert’s Guide

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These days it seems everyone has surfing in Portugal on their bucket list.

The surfing industry has responded to this demand for waves in full force.

Every year there are new Surf Camps, Surf Holiday Packages and Surf Schools with Rentals available from the Douro Valley to the Algarve . And with all of these options available, how do you choose where to spend the next surf holiday?

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Surf in Portugal

I’ve travelled up and down this coast to find the best surf in Portugal for beginner and intermediate surfers.

The following is a list of the top 20 places to surf in Portugal from North to South. This includes what time of the year would be best to visit, and what other attractions you will find in the area.

Whenever possible I’ve also included recommendations for accommodation or surf related information.

Best Surfing Spots in the North of Portugal

1. viana do castelo.

Viana is the most beautiful seaside town in the far North of Portugal, with a stunning mountaintop church offering panoramic views of the coast. The main surf spot here is Cabedelo Beach, and these waves are great for beginner and intermediate surfers.

Cabedelo Beach

On very small days you can drive 30 minutes south to Esposende, a quiet and picturesque stretch of beach breaks that are very consistent and rarely crowded. Make it a priority to sample the fresh local seafood.

If you’re a fan of octopus, I recommend Polvo à Lagareiro . Viana is also right next to Gerês National Park. So if you are unlucky with the surf conditions, you have the best hiking in the North as a great second option.

2. Matosinhos

Matosinhos Beach in Porto is rated one of the best places to learn to surf in all of Europe. This vast city beach attracts local and visiting surfers, no matter what the conditions.

Matosinhos beach surf

Because of the gradual slope of the ocean floor, and thanks to a big harbour wall, this wave is consistent and well protected against North winds. When the rest of the coastline is too stormy, Matosinhos is the place to go.

And just 20 minutes from Porto’s airport , Matosinhos is a great option for a quick weekend surf trip. If you are coming to surf in Portugal during the winter or spring, Porto is the perfect option.

Espinho is the most famous surf spot in the north of Portugal. A little heavier than Matosinhos, this is a good option for summer surf in Portugal. Praia da Baía, or ‘Casino’, holds the WSL Pro Junior competition here, every spring. While locals are not usually aggressive, expect a crowd of mainly local surfers.

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My favourite event on the annual calendar, apart from the WSL Pro Junior, is FEST Film Festival at the end of June. FEST includes in its program a free Beach Cinema, screening independent surf films and competition highlights every night of the week.

Located just 8km south of Espinho, Esmoriz is a small seaside holiday town with a lot of authentic Portuguese charm. This exposed beach break is best surfed in the summer as it picks up even the smallest swells. Because it is so exposed to the elements, this surf spot changes quickly and often. But for you patient soul surfers, what it lacks in consistency, it makes up for in heart.

Surfing in Esmoriz

No crowds, friendly locals, and right in the middle of a number of great options along this stretch of coast. As such, this is my favourite place to surf in the North of Portugal.

The first and best Surf Camp in the north of Portugal, Surfivor Surf Camp , has one location here and another in Porto. If you’ve got your own accommodation sorted you can still drop by Survivor to get advice on the best places to check for waves on any given day.

Best Surfing Spots in Central Portugal

5. figueira da foz.

Figueira da Foz is in the centre of the Beira Litoral stretch of coast between Porto and Lisbon. The most popular spots are the right-hand waves at Buarcos and Cabedelo. Buarcos boasts one of the longest right-hand waves in Europe. Cabedelo is an ex-WCT contest site worth checking for more experienced surfers.

Figueira da Foz Surf

Figueira da Foz benefits from a kink in the coastline which protects these surf spots from North winds. And from Figueira da Foz you are just a 40-minute drive from the historic medieval city of Coimbra .    

These days Nazaré hardly needs an introduction. But just in case you are very new to surfing, Nazaré is one of the top big wave destinations in the world. As one of three stops on the WSL Big Wave Challenge , Nazaré draws a crowd of daredevils and spectators whenever it is working.

Surf Nazare

If you’re in the area during a big swell, it’s worth trekking out to the headland to watch the big wave surfers towing in on jet ski’s and sometimes even paddling into monster waves that make the ground shake.

Peniche is a mecca for surfers from around the world and has some of the best surf in Portugal. But to be honest, this town and all its glory are not high on my list. If you’re working through a bucket list of all time “famous” waves, by all means, go for it.

But in general, the thick crowds of both aggressive locals and inexperienced surfers make Peniche a very skippable option for my surf trips. To this rule, I will make two exceptions.

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The first is that because of the angles along this coastline there’s likely to be somewhere working in all conditions. This means that if you’re wave starved and in the area, Peniche a good bet. The second is to see the Pro Surfers killing it at Supertubos during the WSL Ripcurl Pro every October.

Peniche and Baleal share the same stretch of coast. If you are looking for accommodation and lessons then Baleal may be a better option than Peniche. I recommend Baleal Surf Camp for all year round surf holidays.

Baleal Peniche

If you want to surf in Portugal in the winter, Baleal is a very safe bet. Because of the way the coast meanders around various capes and points, it’s possible to find good waves for beginners on any swell or wind direction.

Best Surfing Spots Around Lisbon

9. ericeira.

Ericeira, an adorable seaside town with about a million spots. Although this is another surfing mecca, it has so many spots on offer that the crowd stays relatively thin. The key difference between Ericeira and Peniche is that most spots break over rocks and there is not much shelter from wind and swell.

Ericeira Beach

If you’re hunting for waves in stormy conditions, choose Peniche over Ericeira. But if you’re looking for a charming Portuguese seaside town with cool places to eat, nightlife, and a bit of surfing, head to Ericeira.

10. Praia Grande

This exposed beach break just outside of Lisbon has space for many but still draws a big crowd. This is probably because it’s also one of the most consistent spots in the area. Near to Praia Grande, you can find accommodation and surf lessons or rentals during summer months. Just inland is a cute little town called Colares with lots of shops, cafes and restaurants.

Praia grande surfer

If you’re not feeling the crowd at Praia Grande, try the next beach down the coast, Praia da Adraga. Praia Grande is a good option for you van people, or for those looking for a quieter seaside holiday.

11. Cascais

If you want a fun beach town very close to Lisbon, Cascais is a top option. To get here you don’t need a car: there are rail links from Lisbon.

Praia do Guincho

From Cascais you have access to both Praia do Guincho to the north and various surf spots along the Estoril coast to the south. If you get stuck with bad conditions and feel like a day trip, visit the elegant fairy tale town of Sintra .

12. Carcavelos

Carcavelos hardly needs an introduction to experienced surfers. It is considered the original and one of the best places to surf in Portugal.

Surf in Carcavelos

Carcavelos is a fantastic beach break located along the Estoril coast just outside of Lisbon. It’s often crowded but if you get a chance, it’s absolutely worth it!

Best Surfing Spots in Alentejo and the Algarve

Not a destination in itself but a good stop if you’re travelling by car or van south from Lisbon. I’ve seen the spot at São Torpes , just south of the city, pumping with clean double overhead sets and just 10 people in the water. There’s a small local community of surfers, all very friendly. Sines is at the top of the still relatively underdeveloped Alentejo  region.

Sines Surf

As you head south into the Alentejo you will find expanses of agriculture and the occasional cork or olive grove. The next stop on your journey south should be the charming town of Porto Covo.    

14. Arrifana

We are jumping all the way through the Alentejo and into the Algarve to Arrifana, one of my favourite surf spots along the Costa Vicentina. Arrifana beach is a beautiful cove surrounded by high cliffs.

Arrifana beach Surfing

Wind your way down a switchback to reach the main surf spot. Arrifana is a decent sized town where you can find lots of accommodation options and a few cool cafes and bars.

This town feels a little sleepy in the winter, so your best option may be to visit in the spring, summer or fall.    

15. Praia do Amado

This big exposed beach has lots of room to spread out. Praia do Amado is a must if you’re travelling by van as there are two huge car parks on the cliff overlooking the beach. There is also a shop on the beach where you can rent equipment or get surf lessons.

Praia do Amado

If it’s very small, you can head north over the headland to Praia da Bordeira, which is even more exposed and just as stunning. The small town between the two spots has a few restaurants and shops to stock up, including a local produce market.

16. Praia da Cordoama

This isolated beach at the end of a secluded valley sits below breath-taking cliffs. There’s not much at the end of this valley, so it’s another good option for those travelling by van.

Praia da cordama

If you don’t get lucky with waves, you can climb the cliffs and enjoy the view. Beware the stray cats in the parking lot. They are shameless.

Sagres has the best surf on the southern tip of Portugal. The coastline here corners, offering spots to pick up a variety of swell directions as well as to protect from wind.

Surfing in Sagres

Sagres is popular with both van travellers but also has lots of options for Surf Holidays and Surf Camps . Select your surf spot depending on the swell and wind direction, but generally, I would check Beliche, then Tonel, then Mareta and finally Zavial.  

18. Praia da Luz

The southern coast of Portugal doesn’t get many waves during summer and is a little too hot and crowded for my taste. However, the Algarve makes for a delightful winter getaway. When I’m in the Algarve, Praia da Luz is the first place I go hunting for waves.

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If you’re looking for accommodation I recommend The Surf Experience . These guys have accommodation and activity options for everyone and will certainly show you a good time. If you can go exploring, head west to the adorable beach and cliffs at Burgau.

Best Surfing Spots in the Portuguese Archipelago

19. madeira.

I cannot say enough about my love, and respect, for Madeira . If you’d like lessons or guiding, stay at Madeira Surf Camp in Porto da Cruz. Helder, the owner teaches all ages, both beginner and intermediate courses.

Beach in Madeira

For more advanced surfers, he’s happy to share his local knowledge. With one eye on his Surf Camp and another on his surf reports, you’ll be in the best place on the island for inside knowledge.

Unless you are a very experienced surfer, getting local advice is a good idea as Madeira is not for the faint of heart. If you can’t manage to find good surfing conditions, Madeira is famous for hiking along the levadas . I recommend you rent a car to explore the island properly.

The Azores is a collection of nine Portuguese islands way out in the North Atlantic. Fly into São Miguel, the largest island with the biggest population of surfers and the greatest variety of spots including reef and beach breaks. São Miguel is a great year-round surf destination.

Azores Surf

For surf in Portugal, the Azores is relatively new on the scene. Surf schools are only found on the beaches of São Miguel, although there are surfers on the other islands. Again, it is a good idea to rent a car to explore the island and to find the best surfing based on daily conditions. Have you ever surfed in Portugal? We’d love to hear about it.  If you liked this you might also like: The 5 Best Gyms in Lisbon to Get You into Shape This Year 10 Best Boot Camps in Portugal to Get You Into Shape Hiking in Portugal, Explore Another Side of Portugal

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Surf Spots in Portugal- The Complete Guide to Surfing in Portugal

Last updated on December 5th, 2023 at 06:01 pm

Surf Spots in Portugal- The Complete Guide to Surfing in Portugal

If you are looking for the best surf spots in Portugal, you came to the right place. In this surf guide to Portugal, you will find all the information you need for your next surf trip, including general travel info, surf seasons, and the best surf beaches in Portugal.

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About Surfing in Portugal

Portugal’s surf scene has been growing fast in the past decade. It built a great reputation in the world’s surf community and became famous for its fantastic waves. In fact, beaches like Ericeira, Supertubos, and Nazare recently put Portugal on the world’s surf map as a home for big waves and epic surf conditions.

Portugal is located in Western Europe, and it is one of the warmest countries on the continent. With its Mediterranean climate and coastline that faces the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal offers a huge variety of surf spots. For instance, you can find here beach breaks, points, and reefs just next to each other. Also, due to the diversity of its coastline, different beaches face different swell directions. Therefore, anyone who comes to surf in Portugal will find the right wave for himself on any given day, regardless of the swell conditions.

To clarify, surfing in Portugal is not only about big waves and massive barrels. If you know where to look, anyone at any skill level can have the best surf trip ever.

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The Best Surf Spots in Portugal

Portugal’s coastline is amazingly diverse, and it can be divided into several different areas. In fact, if you look at the map, you will notice that some beaches are facing north, and some are facing south. Therefore, when surfing in Portugal, you can find good surf conditions at any swell and wind direction. In detail, these are some of the best surf spots in Portugal, from north to south:

Break type- Beach breaks, points, and reefs.

Skill level- Advanced.

Description- Porto, up north, is the second largest city in Portugal. Due to its location, the water here is colder than the rest of the country. And yet, some of the best surf beaches in Portugal are found in this area. In general, the surf here is rough and definitely not beginner-friendly. The cold water and powerful waves make it a challenging mission for any surfer. The best surf spots in the area are Esphino, Azurara, Esmoriz, Matosinhos, and Cortegaca.

Buarcos, Figueira Da Foz:

Break type- Point break.

Skill level- Intermediate.

Description- Just in the middle of the coastline, between Lisbon and Porto, you will find this small town which hosts one of the best point breaks in the country. In fact, it is probably the longest wave in Portugal. Although you will have to paddle a long distance in order to make it to the end of the reef, your reward will be totally worth it. This right-hand point break opens up softly, section after section, and provides extremely long rides. Moreover, due to its distance from the big cities, you won’t have to deal with any crowds in the lineup. Buarcos is a hidden secret, so surf it while it is still undiscovered, as it is definitely one of the best surf spots in Portugal.

Praia do Norte, Nazare:

Break type- Big-wave spot.

Description- Nazare is Portugal’s big wave’s capital. Actually, it is worldwide famous for its big waves, especially after 2011, when Garret Macnamara broke the world record for the biggest wave ever surfed, 23 meters high. Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa broke this record in 2017 when he surfed a 24-meter wave, and finally, the German surfer Sebastian Steudtner rode a 26-meter wave in 2020 and broke the world record once again.

What creates those giant waves in Nazare is an underwater canyon that lifts the winter’s Atlantic swells at a very steep angle. In short, if you are a big wave surfer (or a lunatic), Nazare is your Mecca. Otherwise, know your limits and stay away from the water here.

Break type- Beach break.

Skill level- All levels (except for Supertubos, which is for advanced surfers).

Description- This town, a 1.5-hour drive from Lisbon, is home to one of the most famous barreling beach breaks in the world, Supertubos. Each year in October, this beach hosts the greatest surfers in the world for the Rip Curl Pro Competition. If you are looking for perfect tube rides, this is where you want to be. However, Peniche offers much more than Supertubos. Since the town is situated on a peninsula, it has beaches that face both north and south. Therefore, depending on the swell and wind direction on a given day, you can choose where to surf and get perfect conditions. In the southern part of town, you can surf Supertubas and Bananas, and in the north, you have Papoa and Cantinho da Baia and the breaks of Baleal, Prainha, and Gigi. 

(Read more about this spot in our post, surfing in Peniche ).

Break type- Beach breaks, Points, and reefs.

Skill level- All levels.

Description- Ericeira was recently announced as a surfing reserve. In fact, 99% of the people who come to surf in Portugal will hang out in Ericeira, as this is the most popular surf spot in Portugal. On the 5-mile coastline of Ericeira, you will find about 10 different surf spots. Some of these breaks are absolutely top quality. From beach breaks to hollow reef breaks and long rides on the point breaks, Ericeira has it all for any skill level. During the peak surf season (September to December), the swell is consistent, the winds blow offshore, and surfers from all over the world come here to enjoy a true surf town’s atmosphere. Although Ericeira has several great spots, the most famous ones are the reef break at Coxos, the beach break at San Juliao, and Praia da Ampa. For beginners, Foz do Lizandro is the easiest one to learn over a sandy bottom.

(Read more about this spot in our post surfing in Ericeira ).

Break type- Beach break and reef break.

Description- The Portuguese capital is a famous European tourist destination with great culture, nightlife, and everything you can expect from a big city. In addition, Lisbon has a great surf scene ready to be explored by anyone who comes to surf in Portugal. Yes, there are many locals in the water, and some pollution, but on the other hand, there is an amazing variety of surf spots of all kinds. The most popular spot in the Lisbon area is the beach break at Carcavelos, which is consistent 365 days a year. Also, there is the shallow reef break at Poca, which is amazing for advanced surfers. Finally, the break at Guincho is good for beginners during summertime and advanced surfers during winter.

Break type- Beach break, points, and reefs.

Description- The Algarve is the sunny holiday region of Portugal. It is situated in the most southern part of the country, in the warmest area in Europe. Due to its location, the water here is warmer than in the other areas, and there is a selection of over 50 different surf breaks. Sagres is the surf capital of the Algarve area. This beach town picks up the most swell and offers great consistency and variety of waves. The best spots here are Tonel, Praya do Martinhal, Beliche, and Praya de Luz.

If you are new to surfing and you are looking for beginner waves, check out our post about the best beginner surf beaches in Portugal .

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Surf Seasons in Portugal

You can surf in Portugal year-round and always score good waves. However, it depends on which area you go to. Actually, it is kind of tricky, so if you want to score Portugal at its best, pay attention to the following guidelines:

In summertime, between May and September, the sun is always up, but the waves are pretty small. Due to the average swell size of 1-3 feet during these months, it is the best time for beginners to surf in Portugal. However, the exception to that is the southern part of the country, called the Algarve. Since this area is more exposed to the south swells, it actually performs best during the summer, and produces good size waves (unlike the rest of the country).

In winter, between January to April, the weather is cold and wet, and the swells are huge. In fact, during these months, the swell can get up to 10-20 feet (in Nazare, even more) and attracts big wave riders from all over the world. However, if you are not a pro surfer, the winter is just too harsh.

That being said, the absolute perfect time to surf Portugal is during the fall, between September and December. During these months, the swell is extremely consistent and offers good size (3-8 feet average). Moreover, at this time of year, the offshore winds blow almost every day and create epic glassy surf.

To sum up, if you want to surf Portugal at its best, go during the fall, especially in October and November.

Also, be aware that the water in Portugal is very cold all year long, ranging from around 15-20°C, so a long wetsuit is a must.

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Surf Camps in Portugal

If you are a beginner making his first steps in the surfing world, the best way to explore the surf beaches of Portugal is at a   surf camps . In detail, these are the most recommended ones:

1. Peniche Surf Camp – With a team of professional coaches and years of experience, the camp offers beginner and intermediate surfers a surf program.

For more details about surf camps in Peniche, please   click here .

2. Baleal Surf Camp – Baleal Surf Camp is a family business. Established in 1993, it is one of the first surf camps in Portugal. By focusing on customer service and the environment, the camp has an excellent reputation as a place that will make you a better surfer and ensure you have a good time while doing so.

For more details about surf camps in Baleal, please   click here .

3. Ericeira Surf Camp – Ericeira Surf Camp offers packages for different surf levels, with the option to combine it with other activities such as yoga, biking, and more.

For more details about surf camps in Ericeira, please   click here .

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Surf Hotels in Portugal

When coming to surf in Portugal, you want to make sure you stay in the right place, which means as close as possible to the waves. These are some of the most recommended surf hotels in the country:

1.   Ribalta Beach Houses, Ericaira –  Set 300 m from Sao Sebastiao Beach, Ribalta Beach House offers a garden, a terrace, accommodation with a balcony, and free WiFi.

2.   Blue Buddha Beach Rooms & Suites, Ericeira –  Situated directly on Ericeira’s beach, Blue Buddha Beach Rooms & Suites feature panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. Free WiFi is available. Guests have easy access to surfing beaches, bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.

3.   MH Atlantico, Peniche –  Situated 500 m from sandy Consolação Beach, this 4-star hotel boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean. It has 1 indoor swimming pool and 1 exterior swimming pool and offers air-conditioned guestrooms.

4.   SoulSurfcamp Portugal –  Featuring sea views, barbecue facilities, and free WiFi, SoulSurfcamp Portugal features accommodation attractively located in Peniche, within a short distance of Baleal North Beach, Baleal Sul Beach and Baleal Camping Beach.

For more surf hotels in Portugal, check out our post about  the best surf resorts in Portugal , or simply look for deals on Booking.com .

What Skill Level is Required to Surf in Portugal

There are many great surf spots in Portugal, so surfers of all levels can find breaks that suit their skills. For instance, beginners can surf mellow waves in spots like Gigi and Prainha in Baleal. Intermediate surfers, though, will find more challenging waves in Ericeira. And finally, if you are an advanced surfer, you can ride fantastic barrels at Supertubos in Peniche and Coxos in Ericeira.

Which Town in Portugal is Best to Stay At

On a surf trip, it is best to focus on one area to spend more time surfing and less traveling. However, there are many great surf beaches in Portugal, and sometimes it can be hard to choose where to stay. So, considering the waves and the general atmosphere, these are the most recommended locations to stay:

1. Ericeira – Ericeira is a perfect place for a surf trip. The town is surf-oriented, and there are waves for all skill levels.

2. Peniche – Whether you stay in the town of Peniche or in the nearby Baleal, you will have a variety of waves to ride. There are also great surf camps in this area.

3. Algarve – If you want to surf in Portugal in July and August, this area in the southern end of the country gets the best summer swells.

Portugal- Travel Information

Language- Portuguese.

Population- about 10 million.

Currency- Euro.

Calling code- +351.

Time zone- GMT 0/+1 (depending on the time of year).

Pros- A variety of surf spots and big waves.

Cons- cold water. 

Conclusion- Final Thought

To sum up, Portugal is an amazing surf destination, maybe the best one in Europe. With such a great variety of surf spots, including a few world-class breaks with a worldwide reputation, it is absolutely a surf paradise. We hope you enjoyed reading this surf guide about the best surf spots in Portugal. Have a wonderful surf trip!

If you are looking for another surf trip close to Portugal, check out   Morocco   and the Canary Islands from south, or head north to the famous beach breaks in France .

Matt- Reef Break Founder

Hi, my name is Matt. I am a surfer, a diver, a traveler, and a true ocean lover. After surfing in so many countries, I founded Reef Break to share my passion with other surfers and help them plan their surf trips better. If you have any questions or ideas to share, I would love to hear them, so please feel free to contact me at [email protected].

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In more recent years, surfers from all over the world have been taking notice of Portugal. Along with amazing waves, Portugal’s surf culture has been booming. From waves for beginners to more challenging waves for pros, Portugal has it all. 

If you are planning to travel to Portugal for some waves, we have made a useful surf itinerary with the best places to surf in Portugal.

During two weeks, you will drive throughout Portugal to surf the Portuguese coast. The itinerary becomes in the iconic city of Nazare where Garret McNamara conquered the world’s biggest wave to the south of Portugal.

Let’s take a look at our 14-day Portugal surf itinerary for surfing the Portuguese coast in 2 weeks!

What is the best time of year for surfing in Portugal?

The best time of year for surfing in Portugal depends on your experience. If you are a beginner, we recommend visiting Portugal for surfing in the summer. During this season, waves are smaller. However, popular surf spots could get crowded during this time.

If you are an experienced surfer, the best time of year for surfing in Portugal is between the late winter and early spring, so between September and April. During this time, you will see heavy waves between 2 to 4.5 meters for experienced surfers. 

Day 1 – 3: Nazare

We recommend flying to Lisbon airport. However, since you are here to surf, when you arrive, travel directly to the city of Nazare, around 1h30 away. We recommend renting a car at the airport so you can get to remote locations and carry your surfboard easily.

If you want to enjoy Lisbon, you can also cut your Nazare trip by a day. Take a look at our Lisbon travel guide here .

Nazare is home to the largest surfable waves on the planet, particularly Praia do Norte. Nazare became the stuff of surfing legend in 2011 when Garret McNamara conquered the world’s biggest wave at Nazare’s Praia do Norte.

Since then, it has become a place of pilgrimage for the world’s most dauntless surf riders, with Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa outdoing McNamara and setting the world’s Guinness record for surfing the world’s largest 24.4m wave in 2017.

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The best beaches in Nazare for surfing are:

  • Praia do Norte (largest waves in Europe)
  • Praia do Nazare
  • Praia do Sul

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Hotel praia, hotel miramar sul, hotel mar bravo, hotel magic, nazare restaurants, a tasquinha, restaurante maria do mar, rosa dos ventos, restaurante casa pires, day 4 & 5: peniche.

A 45-minute drive away, Peniche is another popular surf town. The sea, the views, the cliffs, the colors, and the flavors make this area one of the most beautiful and diverse natural landscapes in Portugal.

Peniche is known as one of the surf capitals of Portugal, featuring protected surf beaches to the north that are best for beginners and less-protected areas to the south. 

Every year, Peniche hosts the Rip Curl Pro on the legendary Supertubos beach. This year, the Rip Curl Pro in Peniche will take place between March 8 to 16, 2023. 

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The best beaches in Peniche for surfing are:

  • Cantinho da Baia

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Ilheu 25 peniche house, casa da falesia 28, peniche restaurants, marisqueira mirandum, s. pedro peniche, day 6 & 7: ericeira.

Ericeira is an hour’s drive away from Peniche. A seaside town in Mafra, Ericeira is known to many as the surfing capital of Europe. The only World Surfing Reserve in Europe, Ericeira has the perfect coastline conditions for surfing. 

Being labeled a surfing reserve, Ericeira is a protected surfing area covering 3 kilometers of great wave quality. The official Ericeira World Surfing Reserve spots are Cave, Pedra Branca, Reef, Crazy Left, Ribeira D’Ilhas, Coxos, and Sao Lourenco. 

The great thing about surfing in Ericeira is that the conditions cater to all, including newbies and those advanced. For beginners, we recommend  booking a surf class ! The best beaches for beginners are Foz do Lizandro and Praia do Sol. Beaches like Sao Lourenco and Ribeira D’Ilhas are more suitable for intermediate and advanced surfers.

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The best beaches for surfing in Ericeira are:

  • Praia de São Julião
  • Sao Lourenco
  • Ribeira D’Ilhas
  • Praia dos Pescadores

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You and the sea, chill in ericeira surf house, villa ana margarida hotel , laneez ericeira surf house, ericeira restaurants, mar d’areia, mar das latas, gig – green is good , mar a vista, avo restaurante, day 8 & 9: carcavelos & cascais.

A 40-minute drive from Ericeira, Carcavelos is located between Lisbon and Cascais. Carcavelos is a lively area with a long stretch of sandy beach. In the winter, the Carcavelos beach is filled with surfers due to its large waves. In the summer, this is a great time for beginners to take surfing lessons at the beach.

Only a 20-minute drive from Carcavelos or a 10-minute train, the town of Cascais is another popular surf town. Cascais is known for its three stunning bays and boasts delicious upscale restaurants, luxurious hotels, and amazing beaches.

However, the best beach in Cascais for surfing is not in the center of Cascais. Rather, it’s the larger Praia do Guincho, a 25-minute bus ride from the center of Cascais or a 15-minute drive. 

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The albatroz hotel, pestana cidadela cascais, the oitavos, riviera hotel, cascais/carcavelos restaurants, mar do inferno, porto santa maria, day 10 & 11: arrifana.

For day 9, it’s time to head to the south of Portugal! Your first trip will be Arrifana in Aljezur, a 3:30 hour drive from Lisbon. On the way to your next destination, feel free to stop at places like Vila Nova de Milfontes for a quick swim or surf. 

The Arrifana beach has a south-westerly orientation that provides consistent waves, even in the summer. This beach is great for surfers of all levels, as the beach break features a sandy bottom for beginners, as well as areas with larger waves. 

Arrifana also boasts many surf shops, such as Aljezur Surf Shop, as well as inviting bars and restaurants. 

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Biscuttela vicentina, casa trinta, arrifana restaurants, sea you surf cafe, tasca d’arrifana, the elsa kitchen, day 12 & 13: lagos.

A 40-minute drive from Arrifana, Lagos is one of the most popular towns in the Algarve. Lagos is a beautiful city in the Algarve that welcomes thousands of tourists yearly, many coming for the surf. This is an all-year surf destination for all surf levels. 

The town also features plenty of surf shops, schools, hostels, bars, and restaurants. In the summer, it has a very lively atmosphere and can actually get quite busy with tourists. 

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The best beaches for surfing in Lagos are:

  • Praia de Porto de Mos

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It’s time to go home! You can either drive close by to Faro airport and fly back to your home country or take the 3-hour drive to Lisbon airport. Depending on the season of the year, prices will vary, but during the winter, flights from Faro tend to be cheaper. 

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This is our pick of the 16 Best Surf Camps in Portugal .

Nestled along the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal boasts an extensive coastline with a variety of surf breaks suitable for all levels of surfers, from beginners to seasoned pros. Whether you’re a first-time surfer looking to catch your first wave or an experienced rider seeking challenging breaks, Portugal’s surf camps offer something for everyone.

Our pick of the best surf camps in Portugal provide a unique blend of surf instruction, accommodation, and an immersive cultural experience. Located in picturesque coastal towns such as Ericeira , Peniche , and Sagres , these surf camps feature cozy accommodations ranging from shared dormitories to private rooms, all catering to different preferences and budgets. Many of them also offer amenities such as communal kitchens, chill-out areas, and outdoor spaces perfect for socializing and unwinding after a day of surfing.

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What to Expect From a Surf Camp in Portugal?

One of the primary draws of surf camps in Portugal is the quality of instruction available. Experienced surf instructors lead daily lessons catered to all skill levels, focusing on surf theory, techniques, water safety, and environmental awareness. Whether you’re a beginner learning to paddle out for the first time or an intermediate surfer refining your turns, instructors provide personalized guidance to help you progress and build confidence in the water.

In addition to surf lessons, many camps offer a range of activities to complement the surfing experience. These may include yoga sessions to improve flexibility and balance, guided coastal hikes to explore the stunning natural scenery, and cultural excursions to nearby towns and attractions.

Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or as part of a family vacation, surf camps in Portugal provide a welcoming and inclusive environment where individuals of all ages and backgrounds come together to share their love for surfing and adventure.

When is the Best Time of Year to Learn to Surf in Portugal?

The best time of year to learn to surf in Portugal largely depends on your skill level.

For beginners, the spring and summer months, from April to September, are generally considered the best time to learn to surf in Portugal. During this period, the weather is warmer, the water temperatures are comfortable, and the waves are typically smaller and more manageable, making it ideal for novice surfers to practice and progress.

The autumn and winter months can also offer rewarding surfing experiences for those willing to brave cooler temperatures and larger swells. From October to March, Portugal’s coastline experiences more consistent Atlantic swells, creating challenging conditions that may be better suited for intermediate to advanced surfers. However, some beginners may still find opportunities to learn during this time, especially in sheltered areas with smaller waves and protected breaks.

The Best Surf Camps in Portugal

From the rugged shores of the Algarve to the renowned breaks of Ericeira and Peniche, these 16 surf camps cater to surfers of all levels, providing an immersive opportunity to explore the country’s vibrant coastal culture while honing your skills on the waves.

The Surf Experience

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First on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is The Surf Experience .

This lively Surf Camp is located in the beautiful old Portuguese town of Lagos, just 45 minutes from Faro Airport.

Designed to be as sociable as possible, the accommodation consists of comfortable shared rooms, a large modern kitchen, free Wi-Fi, a secure boardroom, and two huge terraces with a barbecue area.

Guests can choose from a 3-day, 4-day, 5-day, 6-day, 7-day, and 10-day all-inclusive package when staying with The Surf Experience. Each package includes daily surf lessons, shared or private accommodation, surfboard and wetsuit hire, and complimentary yoga.

Guests at The Surf Experience are also encouraged to make the most of the nightlife in Lagos, with many bars and nightclubs just a short walk away from the camp.

If you’re looking to surf hard and party harder, this surf camp is the perfect place for you.

Click HERE to check the latest rates and book your stay at The Surf Experience in Portugal.

Golden Waves Surf Lodge

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Second on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Golden Waves Surf Lodge .

This serene surf camp is located at Furadouro Beach just 45 minutes from Porto airport. Surrounded by pine trees a few minutes from the beach, this surf camp is perfect for guests who are looking to rest and recharge.

The modern villa is made up of private rooms, suites and dorms. There is a large lounge area with a fireplace for guests to enjoy, as well as an outdoor pool and barbecue area.

Guests can choose from a 3-day or 1-week all-inclusive package when staying with Golden Waves Surf Lodge. Both packages include daily surf lessons, shared or private accommodation, surfboard and wetsuit hire, and a daily breakfast buffet.

Guests can also upgrade to include morning yoga sessions with the 1-week surf and yoga package .

Click HERE to check the latest rates and book your stay at Golden Waves Surf Lodge in Portugal.

Peniche Surf Lodge

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Peniche Surf Lodge .

This cozy and budget-friendly surf camp is located in the coastal town of Peniche, just a 1-hour drive from Lisbon Airport.

Peniche Surf Lodge offers a unique experience, with accommodations spread across two lodges, both conveniently located near Papoa beach.

Guests at Peniche Surf Lodge can choose between shared dorms or private rooms. There is also plenty of communal spaces in both lodges, perfect for mingling with fellow surfers after a day in the waves. You can unwind on the roof terrace while enjoying a barbecue and taking in the panoramic sea views.

Peniche Surf Lodge offers guests a 7-day surf camp package . This package includes daily surf lessons, a hearty breakfast to fuel your adventures, daily surfboard and wetsuit rental, and an afternoon coffee to recharge. There is also the option to arrange airport transfers and additional meals for a hassle-free stay.

For travellers looking to catch waves on a budget without sacrificing comfort and community, Peniche Surf Lodge is the ideal choice.

Click HERE to check the latest rates and book your stay at Peniche Surf Lodge in Portugal.

Surf Cascais

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Surf Cascais .

This trendy surf camp is located in the beautiful old town of Cascais just 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport.

The villa is divided into six large bedrooms, offering both private and shared rooms. There is a fully equipped kitchen, a communal garden and swimming pool, a large lounge space, and a bar where good times and good drinks are always guaranteed.

Guests can choose from a 5-day or 1-week all-inclusive package when staying with Surf Cascais. Both packages include daily surf lessons, shared or private accommodation, surfboard and wetsuit hire, and a daily breakfast buffet.

Click HERE to check the latest rates and book your stay at Surf Cascais in Portugal.

Tiny Whale Surf Lodge

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Tiny Whale Surf Lodge .

This luxury surf camp is situated in a peaceful countryside setting near Lagos, a 1-hour drive from Faro Airport.

The spacious accommodation consists of a combination of private and shared rooms. There is a large garden with an outdoor pool, jacuzzi, yoga deck, and a outdoor bar with a lounge area and firepit.

Guests can choose from a 1-week beginner , 1-week intermediate and a 1-week women’s only all-inclusive package when staying with Tiny Whale Surf Lodge. Each package includes daily surf coaching, shared or private accommodation, surfboard and wetsuit hire, a daily breakfast buffet, and evening meals.

Click  HERE  to check the latest rates and book your stay at Tiny Whale Surf Lodge.

Selina Peniche

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Selina Peniche .

Set within a whitewashed villa in the fishing village of Peniche, this hip hostel is a 1-hour drive from Lisbon Airport.

Airy 6-bed and 8-bed dorms feature bunk beds. All have Wi-Fi, lockers and linens, as well as shared bathrooms. Private rooms are also available. Amenities include a Mediterranean restaurant, a bar and a rooftop terrace, a screening room, and a shared kitchen.

Guests can book a room at Selina Peniche and then add-on surf lessons with surfboard and wetsuit rental after they check-in. Group surf lessons are priced at €33 per person and private surf lessons are priced at €125 per person.

Click  HERE  to check the latest rates and book your stay at Selina Peniche.

Hostel & Surfcamp 55

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Hostel & Surfcamp 55 .

Located in the picturesque coastal town of Ericeira, just a 40-minute drive from Lisbon Airport, Hostel & Surfcamp 55 is a top choice for budget-conscious solo travellers.

This surf camp can accommodate up to 21 guests in 7 rooms. The four and six-bed dorms come with private bathrooms for added convenience, while private rooms feature washbasins and access to shared bathrooms. There is also a communal lounge area and roof terrace, which are perfect for unwinding with newfound friends after a day of surfing.

Hostel & Surfcamp 55 offers guests a choice of a 4-day , 7-day , or 10-day surf camp package. Each package includes daily surf lessons, theory sessions to enhance your skills, video analysis to fine-tune your technique, surfboard and wetsuit rental, comfortable accommodation, and airport transfers.

Whether you’re a solo traveler looking to meet like-minded individuals or simply want to soak in the vibrant surf culture of Ericeira, Hostel & Surfcamp 55 is the ideal choice for an unforgettable surf adventure.

Click  HERE  to check the latest rates and book your stay at Hostel & Surfcamp 55.

The Salty Pelican Ericeira

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is The Salty Pelican in Ericeira .

This modern surf retreat is located in the charming fishing town of Ericeira just 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport.

The newly built villa sleeps up to 40 guests in a combination of private and shared rooms. Most rooms come with a private terrace and ocean views. There is an open plan living area, covered outdoor dining area, a swimming pool, yoga deck, a poolside cafe, and a wellness centre offering massages and body treatments.

The Salty Pelican offers a 1-week all-inclusive package . This includes daily surf lessons, shared or private accommodation, surfboard and wetsuit hire, unlimited yoga, and a daily breakfast buffet.

For digital nomads or more experienced surfers looking for more flexibility, The Salty Pelican also offers a room-only option .

Click HERE to check the latest rates and book your stay at The Salty Pelican in Ericeira.

Surf Lisbon

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Surf Lisbon .

This boutique Surf Camp is located in on the outskirts of Lisbon in the beach town of Caxias, just 20 minutes from Lisbon Airport.

The typical Portuguese summer house can accommodate up to 18 guests in 4 private rooms and 2 shared rooms. There are a number of common areas, including a shared lounge, dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large garden with barbecue.

Guests can choose from a 4-day or 1-week all-inclusive package when staying with Surf Lisbon. Both packages include daily surf lessons, shared or private accommodation, surfboard and wetsuit hire, and a daily breakfast buffet.

Click HERE to check the latest rates and book your stay at Surf Lisbon in Portugal.

The Salty Pelican Cascais

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is The Salty Pelican in Cascais .

The newly renovated surf house in located the village of Estoril, in-between the beaches of Cascais and the mountains of Sintra, just 30 minutes from Lisbon Airport.

The modern Portuguese house is made up of a combination of private and shared rooms. There is a cozy lounge, a well-equipped kitchen, a peaceful garden with hammocks and bean bags as well as a terrace and barbecue area.

Click HERE to check the latest rates and book your stay at The Salty Pelican in Cascais.

Selina Boavista Ericeira

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Selina Boavista Ericeira .

This laid-back guesthouse is a 5-minute walk from Pescadores Beach in rustic fishing village of Ericeira. The nearest airport is in Lisbon, which is a 30-minute drive away.

Basic dorms sleep up to 20 guests and provide free Wi-Fi, linens and shared bathrooms. Private rooms are also available. Amenities include an outdoor pool, an informal restaurant, and a yoga deck.

Guests can book a room at Selina Boavista Ericeira and then add-on surf lessons with surfboard and wetsuit rental after they check-in. Group surf lessons are priced at €33 per person and private surf lessons are priced at €125 per person.

Click  HERE  to check the latest rates and book your stay at Selina Boavista Ericeira.

Nice Way Cascais

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Nice Way Cascais .

Located in the historical center of Cascais, the camp is located within walking distance of the beaches, restaurants, and nightlife, and just a 30-minute drive from Lisbon Airport.

The accommodation is divided into 16 bedrooms. There are 11 shared rooms and 5 private rooms. There is a garden with a swimming pool, board storage, a fully equipped kitchen, a lively bar, barbecue facilities, and a cosy lounge with cable TV/Netflix.

Nice Way Cascais offers a 1-week all-inclusive package . This includes daily surf lessons, shared or private accommodation, surfboard and wetsuit hire, yoga, and a daily breakfast buffet.

For digital nomads or more experienced surfers looking for more flexibility, Nice Way Cascais also offers a room-only option .

Click HERE to check the latest rates and book your stay at Nice Way Cascais.

Sagres Sun Stay

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Sagres Sun Stay .

This well-equipped hostel is located in Sagres, a small village in the Algarve, 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Faro Airport.

The newly-built villa is made up a combination of private and shared rooms. There is a salt water pool, a selection of fitness machines, board storage and personal lockers, and a poolside cafe and bar for guests to enjoy.

Sagres Sun Stay offers a  1-week all-inclusive package . This includes daily surf lessons, shared or private accommodation, surfboard and wetsuit hire, and a daily breakfast and dinners.

For digital nomads or more experienced surfers looking for more flexibility, Sagres Sun Stay also offers a  room-only option .

Click  HERE  to check the latest rates and book your stay at Sagres Sun Stay in Portugal.

Chill in Ericeira Surf House

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Chill in Ericeira Surf House .

This brightly coloured surf house is located on a small hill overlooking Praia do Sul, 2 minutes walk from the center of Ericeira. The closest airport is in Lisbon, which is a 30-minute drive away.

The house can accommodate up to 50 people in 17 rooms. There are private and shared rooms available. There is a large rooftop terrace and a courtyard with barbecue. Guests can also enjoy a poker table and table football in the communal lounge.

Guests can book a room at Chill in Ericeira Surf House and then add-on surf lessons with surfboard and wetsuit rental after they check-in. Surf lessons are priced at €40 per person.

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Wave Sensations

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is Wave Sensations .

This rustic surf camp is located in Sagres, 1 hour and 30 minutes away from Faro Airport.

The beachfront camp is made up of a combination of private and shared rooms. Most rooms have views overlooking the ocean. There is a large rooftop terrace and a well-equipped kitchen.

Guests can book a room at Waves Sensations and then add-on surf lessons with surfboard and wetsuit rental after they check-in. Group surf lessons are available for €65 per person.

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The Salty Pelican Peniche

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Next on our list of the Best Surf Camps in Portugal is The Salty Pelican Peniche .

This luxury surf camp is located in the historic fishing village of Peniche, a 50-minute drive from Lisbon Airport.

The newly built beachfront villa sleeps up to 40 guests in a combination of private and shared rooms. Most rooms come with a private balcony and ocean views. There is a rooftop terrace with outdoor lounging & dining area, cinema room, indoor yoga shala, and an all-day cafe.

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Surf Camps in Portugal

Whether you’re a beginner eager to catch your first wave or an experienced surfer seeking challenging breaks, Portugal’s surf camps cater to every individual’s needs and preferences.

These 16 surf camps not only provide top-notch surf instruction from experienced instructors but also offer activities such as yoga sessions, coastal hikes, and cultural excursions, ensuring a well-rounded and immersive experience. Moreover, the accommodations range from cozy shared dormitories to luxurious private rooms, accommodating various budgets and preferences.

From the vibrant nightlife of Lagos to the rugged beauty of Sagres and the charming towns of Ericeira and Peniche, each surf camp provides a unique experience, blending surf culture with Portuguese hospitality. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or a combination of both, Portugal’s surf camps offer the perfect setting to hone your skills, make new friends, and create unforgettable memories. So, pack your bags, wax your board, and get ready for an epic surfing adventure in Portugal.

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The Ultimate Guide to Porto Surf

The Porto surf coast is still a relatively undiscovered territory, even for Portugal. Come here to find uncrowded beach breaks near a cool, culture-rich city. It’s not as clean as the south but it’s consistent. Plus, you can stay in a UNESCO town to tour the sites and surf every day. Pretty cool.

Introduction to Porto surf

Porto surf

Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal. Laced with cobbled lanes on the side of the Douro River, it’s also steeped in history and culture. You can come to taste potent port wines. You can head in to explore grand imperial-era castles. There’s also salt cod to sample and handsome tiled churches to see in the acclaimed Ribeira neighborhood – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, don’t you know. It really is a stunning place.

But, for wave lovers, it’s the wild surrounding coast that’s the real pull. That swell-bashed region means that Porto surf spots unfold to the north and to the south of the city. There’s a good variety too. They go from the sand-bottomed bays of Azurara to the speedy tubes of Espinho and beyond.

The result is that Porto is home to some of the best surfing in Portugal for beginners and casual riders. Long runs of beach breaks help with that. As so do loads of chilled surf camps and hostels that keep the good vibes a-flowing, many of which are based in the town itself, which means you can combine history, nightlife, and surfing in a trip with ease.

There are also some more spicy waves for advanced folk and even experts, particularly in the more gnarly winter season. In fact, the locals here like to think of themselves are a hardier bunch than their compadres down in the Algarve . It’s a reputation built on the cold waters of the Atlantic and punchy, untidy swells that will often make you work for your ride.

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This is a part of our greater guide to surfing Portugal

Surfing in Porto at a glance

  • Plenty of beach breaks for the beginners.
  • Small beach towns with their own surf schools.
  • Beach towns not the prettiest.
  • Cold ocean – thicker wetsuits might be needed.
  • Some pollution in the water (especially closer to the city).

What you’ll find in this guide

Where exactly is porto.

Porto is in northern Portugal. It straddles the Douro River as it wiggles from the winelands in the east to meet the Atlantic Ocean. Porto is the capital of the vast Norte Region, which spreads from the Silver Coast all the way to the borders with Spain and Galicia.

More generally, Porto is one of the westernmost cities in all of Europe. It’s flanked by the Green Coast – to the north – and the aforementioned Silver Coast – to the south. Both are pretty great surf regions with ample beaches to get stuck into and swell virtually all year round.

How to get to Porto?

It’s never been easier to get to Porto. More and more low-cost airlines are now making the hop across to the town. They can whisk you from all over Europe to the sandy beaches and Porto surf spots.

Ryanair, easyJet, WizzAir and others all fly into the Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport on the north side of the city. We almost solely use Google Flights and Omio to search for our tickets . We think they’re the best one for getting the cheapest rates from both OTAs (online travel agencies) and airlines directly.

Portugal has a really efficient train network. One of the most beautiful lines you can take is straight up from Lisbon to Porto. The first departure from the capital is at 6am and the journey takes around 3 hours on average. Surfboards might need to be stowed in the designated luggage compartments (check ahead if you’re bringing yours). Train tickets cost around €24 each way. Again, the very best way to book trains in PT is using Omio . It helps avoid the irritating local booking site.

Bus routes connect Porto to Lisbon and oodles of other European destinations. You can grab the Rede Expressos link from the Sete Rios or Oriente station and arrive in around three hours from the capital. FlixBus offers longer-haul connections from all across Europe but be sure to register your surfboard for special carriage when you book.

Where to surf in Porto?

A man surfing in Porto

Porto sits on the cusp of the Silver Coast and the Green Coast. And those just so happen to be two of the best surfing regions in the whole country.

The first boasts the lion’s share of the surf spots, running to the south of the city. The other is wilder and lusher, with a sprinkling of great swell locations to the north, on the way to the Spanish border.

A selection of other Porto surf spots sits within striking distance of the center of the city itself…

Praia da Costa Nova

Little Praia da Costa Nova is the beach that’s attached to the charming town of Aveiro, which sits about an hour’s train south of Porto itself. It’s a great place to visit for culture, since it has an amazing medieval monastery and winding canals (they call it the Venice of Portugal). The surf isn’t so great, but there are some unbusy beach breaks at this urban sand stretch that’s 15 minutes from the main town.

We have a complete guide to surfing in Praia da Costa Nova

Praia do Furadouro Sul

The Praia do Furadouro Sul is a long, very wild run of beach that has waves basically every single month of the year. We’ll admit that it often lacks the shape and hollowness of southern waves in the Algarve and whatnot, but boy is it consistent. On top of that, it’s sufficiently far from the city to usually be empty – or big enough for everyone to spread out. It’s the home of Marias Hostel & Surf , which offer 6-day packages including all you need – accom, rental, transport to the breaks.

The small village of Cortegaca is linked to Porto by direct train. Surrounded by pine forests and sandy dunes, it soon spills into the Atlantic on a wide beach. There, you’ll catch a couple of reliable breaks. They peel left and right when they work. During the winter, it’s common to see overheads and the occasional barrel. In the summer, things are easier, with fatter, rippable A-frame peaks that attract softtop surf schools. The south side of town tends to pick up the heavier swells. Works on all tides.

Lovers of classic Portuguese beach breaks will adore Esmoriz. A small town that’s tucked between a series of wide, forest-backed sands, it’s laced with peaks of all levels. Beginners might want to head for the local surf schools, which offer starter lessons in the whitewash. Out back, a mix of wind and groundswells can bring lefts and rights at different angles. In short, Esmoriz is a perfect Porto surf option if you’re looking for variety and good surf camps.

Of all the surfing around Porto, Esphino is the one you’ve likely heard of before. Arguably the most famous spot in all of northern Portugal, it’s a heavy, curling tube when working. Overheads bring zippy walls that quickly barrel from a breakwater going left to right. Locals love it and demand first dibs. In summer, the crowd swells with tourists and a couple of surf rentals set up by the beach.

We actually have a complete guide to surfing in Esphino – check it out

Matosinhos is the Porto surf spot of choice for city locals. Wedged between the 15th-century Castle of Cheese (don’t ask!) and a wide breakwater, it’s linked to the town center by municipal metro. There are actually two separate breaks here. The protected harbour wall is good when the rest of the surfing near Porto is blown out. Then you’ve got the outer break that is almost always working but often packed with a line-up of locals.

We actually have a complete guide to surfing in Matosinhos – check it out

Hugging a wide arc of sand around an hour’s drive north of Porto, Azurara draws in regular punch from the Atlantic. The waves are reliable but don’t come expecting Hawaii. Onshore winds are common in the summer and the waves tend to slosh around a bit. That said, there’s decent protection from the harbour wall on the estuary to the north. And this one has some of the cleanest water of any surfing around Porto.

Where to stay on a Porto surf trip

Hotels in Porto

One of the great joys of choosing a Porto surfing holiday is that you get to enjoy one of the prettiest cities in Europe alongside a day on the waves. The beach breaks of Matosinhos are just a metro ride away. Meanwhile, there’s loads of surfing around Porto that’s reachable by local train and bus services.

The upshot? You could easily base your whole trip in the city itself and head out to hit the beaches. Having your own car will help with that, but there are some brilliant surf schools that will take care of all transport.

The hotels below are top options that will put you close to the must-see sights, but also within reach of Porto surf. Some are near train stations to get you to the southern beaches. Others are on the cusp of the inner-city breaks. Some are just downright awesome hotels that you can’t miss, mainly because they are tailor-made for surfers.

Selina Porto

Selina has been a leading name when it comes to surf camps in Portugal, which is why we weren’t surprised to find their Porto edition is a place of serious quality and fun. It’s billed a bit more like a digi-nomad co-work spot come hostel, but you can see those Selina surfing roots are still very much the backbone of it all – they offer lessons and surf packages right at reception. The place is uber-stylish and affordable, wedged into the lively Bolhao area of town where you can party and shop aplenty.

Pestana Palácio do Freixo

Okay, so we’ve never managed the €100+ per night it costs in this palace , but we’re certain it’s worth it! Set on the banks of the Douro, it’s a eye-watering medley of Baroque spires and grand interiors that’ll leave you feeling like Portuguese royalty. There’s also an infinity pool overlooking the river! Oh, and Campanha train station is a short taxi away. From there you can easily reach the surfing near to Porto in the south – places like Esmoriz and Esphino. This is for the surfers with moolah to drop; it’s one of the top hotels in the city.

Laurear Guest House

This charming boutique hotel puts you right in the middle of the city. Exposed stone walls and rustic wood floors add a real Portuguese posada vibe. Meanwhile, there are endless tapas places and bars right outside the front floor. Sao Bento station up the road is your ticket to Porto surf beaches.

Surf camps in Porto

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A good way to ensure you get on the waves regularly during your trip to Porto is to go with a planned surf camp. We remember our first jaunt here. We spent the first night partying, the second hungover, and the third sightseeing. We realized at the end that we’d done WAY less surfing than we intended.

A proper camp package will remedy that because they will have surf trips to local beaches, gear rental, and lessons if you want them, all planned and laid out from the get-go.The only thing to remember is that most surf camps aren’t located in Porto itself, but rather in nearby beach towns. This option is about putting the surf first and the culture second. There are a few that we can recommend:

  • 4-Day Beginner Program With Maceda Surf Camp – Choose this if you’re a complete beginner. it takes place in the Aveiro region south of Porto, where there are loads of beginner-friendly beach breaks in the summer months. The package includes board and breakfast, but also three days of surfing with two tuition sessions. It’s quick and simple but just what you need to find your water feet.
  • 8-Day Fluidity Eco Surf Camp in Porto – This fluidity surf camp is run by Golden Waves Surf Lodge, a very stylish surf lodge right on Praia do Furadouro. They have a reputation for highly social surf camps, but we think the lux character of the stay is reason enough to go. Oh, and the fact that the beaches are some of the emptiest in the whole region! It’s also a bargain at around $450 per person, per week!

You can also check our guide to the five best Porto surf camps right here . We also have a complete rundown of all the very best surf camps in Portugal for 2023 , which offers info on the hottest surf camps from Porto in the north to Sagres in the south.

Step-by-step guide to planning your Porto surf trip right now

Step one: Book flights to the Porto surf…Lately, we like Omio for searching flights. It’s a nice interface and has lots of airline options. We also use Skyscanner because that sometimes offers deals that even beat going direct to the carrier!

Step two: Book your surf camp Book Surf Camps is the numero uno online booking platform for fully-fledged surf-stay packages on the internet right now. Then there’s Booking.com . That has consistently unbeatable rates for hotels and a nifty map feature that lets you check EXACTLY how close your hotel is to a surf break.

Step three: Get insurance This is kinda’ important. Not just for surf trips but for any trips. SafetyWing is great for nomad travelers. They offer rolling contracts that cover amateur surfing.

Step four (optional): Rent a car If you’re surf camping then you might not need wheels. If you’re not then we’ll just say this: We’ve never been on a surf trip that wasn’t improved by having our own car. Use RentalCars – they’re the best.

Step five: Enjoy!

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When to surf in Porto?

Azurara surf

October – March (Intermediates)

Winter storms can bring heavier swells across the Atlantic. There’s increased rain and run-off, too. This all makes for harder conditions and steeper/faster waves. Best suited to intermediates.

Wear: 4/3 or even 5/3 for this far north in Portugal. Plus a rash vest and booties/gloves for the cooler days

May – September (Beginner)

The Porto weather really comes into its own in the spring and summer months. Beaches start to sparkle. Daytime highs in the 20s and 30s become common. The ocean even warms a little (you can leave the booties behind). This is the perfect Porto surf season for beginners and intermediates.

Wear: 3/2 for spring and autumn months, then a 2mm or 3/2 throughout the summer

What level is the surf in Porto?

That really all depends…

The seasons here play a big part. Just as down south in learn-to-surf towns like Sagres and Aljezur , the winter means much bigger and more powerful waves. Northern Portuguese surfers actually think of themselves are tougher nuts on account of the cold water and the more challenging conditions that they get between November and March.

In our opinion, it’s more that the northern beaches here are more prone to heavy winds because they aren’t as protected and quickly turn into closeouts. Either way, we’d recommend having at least some surf experience if you’re heading to Portugal to surf in the middle of winter.

The summer ushers in the easiest time to surf. After some bigger days in spring, the waves from May to August are generally excellent for learners. There’s loads of whitewash (the bubbly, foamy stuff you’ll be starting on) thanks to the shape of the big, wide beaches to the south of the city. Meanwhile, the points to the north tend to get better peeling waves that aren’t too big in the warmer months – great for longboarders. That means spring, summer, and the start of fall really do cater to all levels.

Surfboard rentals in Porto

Matosinhos beach

Matosinhos beach is the place to go to find surfboard rentals in Porto. It’s the closest area to the city center with its own array of surf shops and outfitters. Av. Norton de Matos runs parallel to the beach. Check there for rental outlets that offer day-long or week-long hires. In the summer, there are also likely to be pop-up surf rentals on the beach itself.

If you’re planning on heading further afield, to one of the surf spots around Porto (see above), then you shouldn’t have to lug a board from the city to the waves. Most of the local breaks are near a smaller surf town. Espinho , Esmoriz, Azurara – they all have surfboard rentals of their own. However, just be ready to pay a little extra than you’re used to in places like Cortegaca. The lack of competition in such small Porto surf spots means that prices aren’t forced down.

Travel essentials for Porto

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Convinced a Porto surf trip is the right way to go? Great! Below are a few of the travel ins and outs that might be helpful as you plan your jaunt to the Atlantic.

How to get around Porto

Getting around Porto is easy. An uber-efficient tram network links most of the major districts. But the town is also walking friendly, especially in the old area along the riverfront.

Local trains link to most of the surfing around Porto. They can be caught at Sao Bento station in the center. Alternatively, private surf trips offer shuttles out to the remoter beaches that lie to the north.

Anyone traveling to and from Porto surf spots with their board in tow should be sure to check the rules on public transport. It’s not common to see boards on the trains, and rules regarding this change year-on-year. Remember that most surf towns in the region have their own rental outlets and surf shops. You could just pick up your ride when you arrive.

Do I need a car to surf in Porto?

Nope. Not at all. We won’t pretend that a car hire won’t make getting to less-busy breaks easier. It definitely will. It’s just that Porto is one of the few cities in Europe with a surf break actually within city limits. We mean it – you can get there on the tram! On top of that, there are pretty great train links to most of the surf spots using the trains that go out of Sao Bento.

If you did rent a car then there are upsides. You could drive all the way up to what are probably the remotest surf breaks in Portugal, close to the Spanish border. And you’d be free to hit Espinho and the other breaks to the south whenever you wanted. Car hires are cheap too – we use RentalCars to book ours and usually pay something like 300 EUR/month!

The downside to a car hire is that parking in the city can be a nightmare. And that’s not even mentioning the driving you’ll need to do on the steep, cobbled roads. If you do get behind the wheel, it’s probably better to consider booking onto a surf camp near the center , drop the car off when you’re done with the waves, and then head in to see the sites.

What’s the currency in Porto

Porto uses the EUR (€).

It’s always wise to avoid money changers in the Ribeira neighborhood, the old town, and the airport. Try to get your currency before you arrive at Porto surf towns or surf spots – these can be small and without exchanges. ATMs are all over. We always recommend getting a Revolut card to travel with . It’s basically a pre-paid back card that you load from an app. It’s got 100% free transactions in foreign currencies and better FX rates than most providers. They pretty much made it for travelers.

This ultimate guide to Porto surf is always being updated and changed. If you think we’ve missed something or gotten something wrong, we’d sure love you to get in touch. You can use email or just drop a message in the comments below.

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Joe “Rich” Francis has been surfing for the best part of 15 years. He’s nowhere near as good as he should be at the end of all that, but hey ho. Born and bred in Swansea, South Wales (the current base of The Surf Atlas), Joe is a seasoned adventure travel writer with completed publications in the surf-travel and adventure-travel sphere for major publications like Lonely Planet and The Culture Trip.

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WHEN TO SURF IN PORTUGAL

When is the best time to travel to portugal an overview per region and per month ..

What are the best months to surf in Portugal? And do you need a wetsuit? And which wetsuit is the best?

Northern Portugal

See the wave  statistics for Espinho below. One of the best surfing spots in Northern Portugal near Porto. This environment is especially nice in the summer months until October.

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Central Portugal

And here are the statistics for Ericeira . Half an hour from Lisbon. From April to November it makes for an excellent environment for surfing.

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Southern Portugal

The Algarve is a great environment to surf in the fall and winter. This will be the perfect spot for you from October to April. And you also have the best weather in Europe. The statistics are from Carrapateira .

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When do you go where in Portugal?

Even in Portugal it can be winter and there is a possibility for snow. But you can also be really lucky. With or 16 to 18-degree weather in Lisbon. And around 20 degrees in the Algarve. You immediately feel the wonderful spring weather. A good wind and raincoat are recommended. Also, nice; January is one of the cheapest months to fly to Portugal.

Best location: Algarve

Wetsuit: 4/3

The water is now at its coldest. Around 15 degrees. The Algarve is your best choice for this month in terms of weather. It may still be spring-like, but there can also be storms and pure autumn. But with the south coast close by there is always a good wave to be found.

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The days are considerably longer. The sun is stronger. In other words, the days when it is good to stay, can be counted on multiple hands. And the wave machine is still running at full speed on the ocean. So, the best thing to do is to find the region where you can really find good shelter.

Best location: Lisbon , Alentejo and the Algarve

Wetsuit: 3/2 (and 4/3 if you are cold fast)

The Algarve is certainly still possible. But central Portugal is a fairly safe choice to find good weather and good surfing. So in the Lisbon area. Especially Ericeira and the spots on the south coast near Lisbon can now be surfed nicely. And tickets are cheap during this period.

Best location: Lisbon

Wetsuit: 3/2

Summer is here. For Dutch standards. Steady warm weather. Still plenty of waves in the neighborhood. The whole region between Porto and Lisbon are decent now (statistically). With, among other things, the fun spots such as Peniche and Ericeira.

Best location: Peniche and Ericeira .

The summer is now steady. No more rain. You will find waves mainly along the west coast. Just as in May, you can turn to spots such as Peniche and Ericeira in June.

Best location: Peniche and Ericeira.

The Algarve is hot. And it gets busier everywhere. Find the lesser known spots. In the Alentejo (between the Algarve and Lisbon) you will find good surfing spots. And there are good surfing spots between Ericeira and Porto. Ericeria is now full. Like Peniche.

Best location: Between the well-known spots, for example Alentejo.

The busiest, hottest month of the year. But still applies; if you either get to the water very early or if you along the coast you will find beautiful places. We advise you to travel more to the North and avoid the known regions.

Best location: North of Porto (like Espinho)

Still fantastic weather and the crowds are decreasing enormously. The more well-known spots thus become more attractive again. Actually, along with October this is one of the best months to go. Good weather, less crowded and cheaper accommodations. And autumn wells are approaching.

Best location: Lisbon and Porto region.

October is one of the best months to surf in Portugal. The whole country still has average summer weather. Think about 20 degrees Celsius, but even up to 30 degrees in the Algarve. And the ocean is already moving well with a great consistency of waves.

Best location: Everything south of Porto

November may be a better month in terms of waves. Not for beginners. The chance of huge waves is now the greatest. The weather is still great, often around 20 degrees, but the temperature can now drop below that 20 degrees. And the first rain showers arrive.

Best location: Everything south of Peniche

Wetsuit: 3/2 and 4/3

When it comes to the weather you better leave Northern Portugal as it is. Although Porto remains a nice city. It would be better if you go south of Lisbon. The Algarve would actually be your best bet. Still nice weather. Occasional showers. And good shelter for the wind. So, there is a nice wave out there somewhere. For every level.

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Neat accommodations, relaxed people, good vibes, surfing & skating: The DROP IN is your surf camp in Portugal for beginners, advanced and experienced surfers.

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Drop In Surf Camp

The very special surf camp on the silver coast of Portugal.

At DROP IN Surfcamp Portugal you will experience a surf vacation of a special kind. Our surf camp on Portugal’s Atlantic coast is aimed at all those who want to spend their vacation in a family atmosphere and learn surfing in small groups. But also experienced surfers will find like-minded people and the best surf spots in Europe on our doorstep!

Whether you are traveling alone, as a couple or with your friends, a cool surf vacation in Portugal awaits you – and an unforgettable time.

And for those who like it more private, for families or for those who want to make home office by the sea, we offer besides our camp houses also cozy beach apartments!

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What awaits you at surf camp Portugal

For the perfect surf vacation in Portugal we offer you:

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The Camphouses & Beachapartments

You can choose between three camp houses: the Resort in Lourinhã and the Beachlodge and Beachhouse , the two locations near our house beach Praia do Areal. Each house accommodates a maximum of 16 to 20 people, so you can spend your vacation in a personal and family atmosphere. The DROP IN Surfcamp is a big surfer commune. The teammates and surf instructors live with you under one roof and take care of your well-being so that you have a great surf vacation with us in Portugal!

In our apartment house at Praia do Areal you can make yourself comfortable in your own apartment or hang out in the common outdoor area with the other guests and spend chilling barbecue evenings.

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What makes our surf camp and surfing in Portugal so special?

  • Our concept: We attach great importance to personal care and quality! That’s why our accommodations and surf lessons are small and well organized, so that no one feels neglected. Our teammates and surf instructors live with you, so you always have a contact person on site in case there are any questions.
  • The waves: All year round is surf season in Portugal. There are always waves that are considered beginner-friendly, especially in the summer, while in the winter they get bigger and advanced surfers also get their money’s worth.
  • The food: Portugal has a very special cuisine. Enjoy delicious BBQs and fresh fish with us at Drop In Surfcamp.
  • Getting there: The Drop In Surfcamp is super easy to reach. By plane you are only 2-3 hours away. If you want to spare the climate and have more time, you can also reach Portugal for your surf vacation via car or train.
  • The surroundings: You need a break from surfing, the weather doesn’t play along or you just want to discover Portugal? No problem, with us in the surrounding area there are countless excursion possibilities and sights. Enjoy cities like Lisbon, Nazaré or Óbidos or the Buddha and Dino Parque of Lourinhã. We will be happy to help you.

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Surfing at Drop In Surfcamp Portugal

Gently rolling out waves, thick barrels or easy spots with super peaks – it’s always a good idea to spend your surf vacation in Portugal. Because the country on the west coast of Europe is one of the best surf destinations on the continent. Here at the Atlantic Ocean you will find wonderful and suitable surf spots for every surf level. Whether beginner, advanced, professional – here everyone finds his spot that makes the surfer’s heart beat faster.

Portugal is a paradise for surfing: The wind over the Atlantic ensures that, in principle, one wave after another rolls towards the coast all year round.

It is therefore possible to surf wonderfully all year round. If you want to learn surfing on vacation, the best conditions are from April to October. It is warm, the wind often blows offshore, the waves are rather gentle.

Experienced surfers will of course find challenging spots all year round – but especially in the fall and winter months the Atlantic attracts with powerful swells. Cracks should schedule their surf vacation in Portugal at this time of year – that’s when the coasts really get busy.

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Beginner Lessons

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Advanced Lessons

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Apartment Lessons

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Free Surfing & Rental

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Why learn to surf at Drop In?

The DROP IN surf camp is located in the best place in Portugal to surf: the “Costa de Prata” – the Silver Coast. Situated only 70 kilometers north of Lisbon, fantastic surfing conditions await you here with us: Wide, partly untouched sandy beaches, surf spots with reef and beach breaks, left and right breaking waves – you name it. In the immediate vicinity are unique surf spots, such as Supertubos, Nazaré or Peniche – Peniche, by the way, is the place where surfing was “invented” in Portugal, so to speak.

At the better known surf spots it can sometimes get quite crowded. Our house beach Praia do Areal, on the other hand, is one of the Secret Spots in Portugal. The line-up is much more relaxed, the waves are usually emptier than elsewhere. And since the waves run constantly and cleanly towards the beach, Praia do Areal is the perfect place to surf in a relaxed way on vacation. But of course, socializing and relaxing are also provided for. Our house beach offers enough space for sunbathing and in the beach bar you can enjoy the sunset with a cool beer or cocktail.

Surfing is not just a sport. Surfing is lifestyle and pure life. Freedom, fascination and that special feeling when you’ve really catched the wave. And the best part is that anyone can learn to surf. All you need is simply a good surf instructor and a bit of will and desire to surf. And our trained and experienced surf coaches will show you how it’s done. Enjoy your vacation – anyone can learn to surf!

In our surf courses in Portugal you will learn not only surfing but also many other things you need to know about surfing, e.g. which boards there are and what materials they are made of. 1 time a week we visit the Fatum board workshop so you can see how surfboards are made and what types of surfboards there are. And of course, in the theory lessons you will also learn at which places and times you will find the best surfing conditions.

But surfing is not easy: How long you really need to learn surfing is not easy to say. Some participants surf the first wave already on the first day, others need until the end of the course. But it’s the fun that counts, and everyone gets their money’s worth!

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Location & surroundings of our surf camp

The No. 1 surf camp in Portugal with well-kept accommodation with pool, professional surf courses, skatebowl & miniramp, volleyball and much more. is located in Lourinhã (resort) and at Praia do Areal (beach lodge, beach house, beach apartments). Lourinhã, our house beach Praia do Areal as well as the beach resort Praia da Areia Branca are within walking or cycling distance from all accommodations.

Lourinhã is a charming small town with typical Portuguese flair, located about three kilometers behind the coast. The pedestrian zone is ideal for a leisurely stroll or a stop at a restaurant. The traditional fishing village Praia da Areia Branca – translated: “white sandy beach” – is located directly at the sea and is within walking distance from the Beachlodge, Beachhouse and Beach Apartments. Along the beach promenade you will find plenty of bars where you can party until the wee hours of the morning – if you want, this is also part of a surfing vacation in Portugal.

In the surrounding area there are also countless opportunities for excursions and sightseeing. Enjoy cities like Lisbon, Nazaré and Óbidos or the Buddha and Dino Parque of Lourinhã. We will be happy to help you.

If you need a break from surfing or want to use your vacation for other activities, DROP IN Surfcamp Portugal is the right place for you!

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General info about Portugal

The best time to travel & climate.

Portugal borders on the Atlantic Ocean, which is also characteristic for the climate. You can find good waves for beginners, advanced and pros all year round. The winter months in Portugal are mild and the summer months are sunny and dry. The warmest months are June to September. But even then it doesn’t get oppressively hot, as the refreshing wind from the Atlantic always cools things down a bit. In summer it rains very rarely in Portugal.

Therefore, the best months to travel are from March to November. In autumn, winter and spring it can be below 20°C, but during the day it is still warm in the sun and the line-ups are emptier.

Since Portugal is located in the south of Europe, the days are long and sunny. Even in winter, when it gets dark early in Germany, you can still enjoy the day and dreamlike sunsets in Portugal.

Conclusion: The best time to travel to Portugal for a surf trip to our surf camp is all year round!

The arrival

The best and most uncomplicated way to get there is by plane. From our Drop In Surfcamp Portugal Lisbon is the closest airport. Lisbon is served by many airlines at super cheap rates. Just check one of the well-known portals like Skyscanner etc. to find the cheapest flights.

From Lisbon you can easily get to Drop In Surfcamp Portugal by public bus, rental car or our transfer (about 1 hour drive).

Portugal is part of the EU, so you only need a valid passport or ID card to enter the country.

In our FAQS you will find more detailed information about the journey.

The surf spots

You are spoilt for choice, because countless dream spots in the direct vicinity of our Drop In Surfcamp Portugal will make your surfing heart beat faster. Just to name a small selection: Our homebeach “Praia do Areal” is still a secret spot, Nazaré, Supertubos and other countless surf spots around Peniche offer best surf conditions all year round.

For all pros among you: Here you can find a direct spot overview .

Learn to surf on Portugal's enchanting coastline

Portugal is fantastically beautiful! It has a very special unique landscape with countless beaches, bays and cozy places and convinces not only with the most hours of sunshine, but also with the best waves and surf spots in Europe.

Portugal is very special because there are super conditions for learning to surf as well as perfect waves for advanced surfers & pros. Thanks to the coastline around our surf camp, which is oriented in different directions, you can find good waves in almost every wind and swell direction. In our surf camp in Portugal we offer surf lessons for all levels. This way you will be supported individually, so that you can progress quickly and have a lot of fun in the waves.

Portugal simply offers top conditions all year round and is the perfect place for a great surf vacation.

Here you can find more information about our surf camp in Portugal.

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WELCOME TO LISBON SURF CAMP

Enter Strangers, Leave Friends…

Welcome to your greatest surf experience

Passionate surfers from Portugal and the rest of the world that fell in love with the Portuguese Coast Line. Enjoy our unique adventures that we have to give you, our stories, our local knowledge, our good times and above all, the best time. We breathe surf and we sweat salt, with us, the Aloha vibe is guaranteed

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Time to Chill

In here, you’re going to be able to enjoy a surfing experience and to take your time and relax through the streets of Lisbon and Cascais.

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What’s Included?

5 Nights in a shared accommodation

5 Breakfasts

5 Days of all surfing materials

5 Surf lessons (2 hours per lesson)

Surfing Theory

Shuttles from the Surf Camp and back to the beach

1 Surfing photo session

1 Video analysis

1 BBQ Friday Night Goodbye Party (Dinner and Drinks)

Beginner - Intermediate - Advance

Surf Injection

Feel like surfing a bit more? Well, you are on the right place! In here we’re going to give you the opportunity to have waves for breakfast, for lunch and dinner!

10 Surf lessons (2 hours per lesson)

1 BBQ Friday Night Goodbye Party (Dinner and Drinks

Surf & Yoga Camp

The perfect combination of surfing, yoga and seeing the beautiful Portuguese coastline and city! You can connect with the sport and your body at the same time.

5 Surf lessons (2 hours per lesson

5 Yoga courses (1 hour per course)

Surf & Yoga Injections

This is what you need if you want to emerge on a full week of surfing and yoga activities. You’re going to come out fully connect to the body, mind and ocean. A must, if you want to have an awesome week!

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“We had an amazing surf weekend perfectly organized with flexibility and zero stress. Friendly staff, young entrepreneurs, always available to help and give advice, and good food at the surf house and in the area. The surfing itself was great thanks to our teacher Martim, the star of Carcavelos, who really made a difference in our experience. The yoga was also great and adapted to any level with our teacher Julia. There are many exciting projects to come at this surf house and we can’t wait to experience them. This has become one of our go to spots year round for good surfing, good friends, and good food.”

Lorenzo Vizzolo, IT

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A Gnarly Guide to Portugal’s Best Surfing Spots

Experience the mega waves in Nazaré, Portugal, or watch the professional surfers take on the challenge as you sit back and enjoy the view

From the beginner-friendly waves in Peniche to the monsters at Nazaré, here is Culture Trip’s rundown of the best surfing destinations in Portugal .

Feeling inspired? You can learn to surf in Comporta – an artsy town with superb beaches on the Tróia Peninsula – as part of Culture Trip’s exclusive nine-day Portugal adventure .

Most people don’t know it, but Portugal holds the Guinness World Record for the largest wave ever surfed. In November 2017, Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa rode an 80ft (24m) wave off the coast of Nazaré, a small fishing village 120km (74mi) north of Lisbon . Nazaré is just one of the many prime surf spots along the Portuguese coastline, however, it comes with plenty more accessible spots for beginners and intermediates. Here’s our guide to some of the finest places to go surfing in Portugal.

North coast

Northern Portugal may be less popular when compared to the beaches in the central and southern parts of the country, but Porto and its surrounding area are home to a few wave-riding spots. The sea in this region is significantly colder, but that doesn’t stop the free-spirited surfers who rush to the water on a regular basis.

Viana do Castelo

Just south of the Lima River from the nearby city of Viana do Castelo, Praia do Cabedelo is a 600yd (1km) long, arc-shaped beach surrounded by grassy dunes and a pine forest. The consistent onshore wind here is more suited to windsurfers and kitesurfers. Lighter wind reveals a steep, hollowing break that works at all stages of the tide – just watch out for the rip current.

Northern Portugal is a great destination for windsurfing

There are definitely more naturally alluring beaches in Portugal, but the proximity of Matosinhos to Porto – just a 15-minute metro journey from the city centre – is a major part of the appeal. The surf at this beach break is fairly mellow, increasing in size as you move further south down the beach. Plenty of surf schools dot the shoreline, aimed at beginners. Expect crowds when there’s a larger swell and clean offshore winds roll around.

Also reachable by a short train ride from Porto, Espinho is at the centre of a 17km (10mi) expanse of beaches stretching south from the estuary of the Douro River, featuring numerous prime surf spots. Neighbouring beaches Praia da Baía and Praia Azul – both close to the centre of Espinho – are especially popular with surfers. The waves here are generally more challenging to ride than those in Viana do Castelo and Matosinhos, making it a great spot for intermediate and advanced surfers.

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Espinho is home to several popular surf spots

Central coast

Head to the central coast for waves that have garnered worldwide attention. Most water-loving athletes make a beeline here, as the waves are among the fiercest not just in Portugal, but in all of Europe. Although, you’ll still find plenty of beginner-friendly breaks, too. Even if surfing isn’t your thing, it’s worth grabbing a drink at a nearby cafe and watching the pros do what they do best.

Figueira da Foz

Home to the longest right-hand break in Europe, Figueira da Foz – a small city at the mouth of the Mondego River around 40km (25mi) from Coimbra – offers some of the most exhilarating wave-riding opportunities in Portugal. There are three main breaks here: Tamagueira, Teimoso and Mina. When big swell rolls in from the northwest, these waves join together to create a seriously long point break. There’s a reason why it is called the J-Bay of Portugal, echoing the conditions of the world-class South African spot.

Figueira da Foz has some of the most thrilling waves in Portugal

Formerly a quiet fishing village, Nazaré has been propelled into the international spotlight in recent years – earning a reputation for its towering waves. Those at Praia do Norte are propelled to monstrous heights, thanks to the Nazaré Canyon – the largest underwater canyon in Europe – which converges the ocean swell from beneath.

Both the male and female Guinness World Records for the largest waves ever surfed have been recorded here. Rodrigo Koxa surfed an 80ft (24m) wave in November 2017 and Maya Gabeira surfed a 73.5ft (22.4m) wave in February 2020. Simultaneously terrifying and awe-inspiring, Nazaré isn’t the place for casual or even intermediate surfers – but you can take a funicular up to Sitio da Nazaré for views of the thundering waves crashing against the craggy coastline below.

Head to Sitio da Nazaré to see the giant waves of Nazaré

On a peninsula jutting out into the Atlantic, Peniche – the westernmost city in mainland Europe – is often considered the surfing capital of Portugal, with more than 30 surf spots of varying extremity. In the north, you’ll find a number of rookie-friendly breaks such as Gigi, Prainha and Cantinho da Baia where mellow waves break onto soft, sandy beaches. Expert surfers keen for a challenge must venture to Papoa, where the biggest waves rival Nazaré – or the fast barreling waves of the supertubes.

Peniche has more than 30 surf spots, with varying levels of difficulty

Ericeira was declared a World Surfing Reserve in 2011 by the Save the Waves Coalition – a non-profit organisation that seeks to protect the world’s outstanding surf spots and their ecosystems. Joining ranks with Baja California in Mexico, the Gold Coast in Australia, and Malibu in California, it remains the only place in Europe with this prestigious status due to its rich biodiversity – home to more than 1,000 marine species – and a variety of consistently excellent waves. From the gentler spots of Foz do Lizandro and São Julião in the south to the heftier swells of São Lourenço and Coxos in the north, Ericeira has plenty of fantastic surf spots for all skill levels – less than an hour’s drive from Lisbon.

Ericeira was named a World Surfing Reserve in 2011

Costa da Caparica

Speaking of Lisbon, one of the top spots for riding the waves near the capital is Costa da Caparica on the Setúbal peninsula, just a 20-minute drive from the city. The beach stretches for 30km (18mi) down the coast. Expect crowds closest to the town where more defined peaks break off the jetty. Featuring left and right breaks of varying intensity, Costa da Caparica is an ideal spot for beginners and intermediate-level surfers.

The Costa da Caparica is just a 20-minute drive from Lisbon

South coast

Although not quite as renowned as the surf spots along the central and northern coasts, the Algarve still offers several top beach breaks against the backdrop of dramatic cliffs and golden beaches. You’ll also find considerably warmer water here than elsewhere in the country.

Straddling a rocky headland on the southwestern tip of the Algarve, Sagres has the major advantage of two distinct coastlines – if the surfing conditions aren’t suitable in one area, you can easily try the other. Tonel and Beliche are two of the most enticing surf spots on the west coast for powerful, hollow waves – bear in mind that conditions are likely to be drastically better in winter than in summer.

On the south coast, Mareta, Martinhal and Praia do Zavial are calmer, more sheltered alternatives for learners – although the latter can get fairly choppy in winter, depending on the strength of the swell.

With two coastlines, Sagres has plenty of surf spots to sample

Head 50km (31mi) north of Sagres up the west coast and you’ll arrive at Arrifana, one of the most consistent surf spots in the Algarve – suitable for all abilities. Unlike other less predictable parts of the Algarve, you can surf here all year round and rarely ever come away disappointed. Towards Kangaroo Point at the north end of this crescent-shaped bay, the waves can get particularly zippy and break around jagged rocks – so steer well clear unless you really know what you’re doing.

The Algarve region of Portugal is popular with surfers from all over the world

This is an updated version of an article originally written by Nina Santos .

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Surfový kemp

Sbalit surfaře 7 noci, sdílená místnost.

480 € za osobu

Dvoulůžkový pokoj

760 € pro 1 osobu

960 € pro lidi 2

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Ponořte se do 7denního surfovacího kempu s výjimečným vybavením

Připojte se k našemu all-inclusive 7dennímu surfařskému kempu, který je navržen tak, aby zvýšil vaše surfařské dovednosti a zároveň poskytl nezapomenutelný zážitek z dovolené. Náš surfařský kemp Porto Portugalsko  balíček nabízí směs luxusu a dobrodružství s následujícími funkcemi:

  • Pohodlné ubytování na 7 nocí zajišťující klidný pobyt
  • Výborná každodenní snídaně, která podpoří vaše surfování
  • 6 profesionálně vedených lekcí surfování, které vylepší vaše dovednosti
  • Nejmodernější surfové vybavení a pojištění během lekcí pro váš klid
  • Pohodlná doprava na kurzy surfování a vzrušující aktivity
  • Snadný transfer na stanici metra Póvoa de Varzim, odkud se dostanete na letiště v Portu
  • Bezplatná videoanalýza a fotografie vašich surfovaných vln pro zachycení vašeho pokroku
  • Kola zdarma pro objevování okolních obrázků ve volném čase
  • První a poslední den žádné lekce surfování

Objevte ultimátní zážitek ze surfařského kempu a vytvořte si trvalé vzpomínky a zároveň vylepšete své surfařské dovednosti. Zarezervujte si nyní nezapomenutelné dobrodružství  surfařský kemp Portugalsko .

Extra balíček

Pobytová obecní daň.

1.5 € za noc až na maximálně 7 nocí. Děti do 16 let jsou od placení osvobozeny.

  •  Transfer na letiště v Portu včetně zpáteční (20 minut jízdy) 70€.

Lekce jógy 30 €

Extra lekce surfování 40 €

Stravování*

Večeře 20 € Čerstvé ryby z našeho moře 25 €

  • Všechny naše lahodné pokrmy jsou čerstvě připravené z místních čerstvých a přírodních produktů, jako jsou ryby dne, maso a zelenina.
  • Estela Surf & Hostel nabízí jako doprovod místní vína, jedinečná v příchutích a skvělé kvality.
  • Po dlouhém dni surfování vás lahodná vůně naší kuchyně navždy poznamená.

*Cokoliv mimo denní menu je nutné zaplatit zvlášť.

Sestavte si svého surfaře. Minimálně 4 noci.

69 € za osobu. Cena za noc.

109 € pro 1 osobu. Cena za noc.

137 € pro 2 osoby. Cena za noc.

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Zažijte Ultimate Surf Camp Adventure s prémiovým vybavením a službami

Vydejte se na vzrušující cestu do surfařského kempu, který je navržen tak, aby zdokonalil vaše dovednosti a poskytl nezapomenutelný zážitek z dovolené. Náš balíček surfařských kempů kombinuje pohodlí a vzrušení s následujícími výjimečnými nabídkami:

  • Útulné ubytování pro relaxační pobyt
  • Delikátní každodenní snídaně, která povzbudí vaše surfovací dobrodružství
  • Odborné lekce surfování, které zvýší vaše dovednosti a sebevědomí
  • Komplexní surfové vybavení a pojištění během lekcí pro zážitek bez starostí
  • Bezproblémová doprava na kurzy surfování a poutavé aktivity
  • Špičkové surfařské vybavení pro vaše pohodlí
  • Snadný přestup na stanici metra Póvoa de Varzim nebo autobusové nádraží pro bezproblémové spojení
  • Bezplatné fotografie vašich surfovaných vln, abyste ocenili váš pokrok

Nenechte si ujít šanci pozvednout své surfařské schopnosti a užít si úchvatný útěk. Rezervujte si své místo ještě dnes pro nezapomenutelný zážitek surfařský kemp poblíž Porta.

  •  Letiště v Portu včetně zpáteční (20 minut jízdy) 70 €.

Estela má skvělá místa pro surfování na krásných plážích, které jsou stále málo známé.

Projekt Surfový kemp v Portu se nachází v klidné vesnici Estela, 20 minut od letiště Porto a 10 minut od stanice metra Póvoa de Varzim.

Máme několik programů, kde můžete přidat svůj pobyt k našemu krásnému surfařský kemp Porto Portugalsko s lekcemi surfování. Dopravu na lekce vždy zajišťujeme my.

Naše ubytování má tři společné ložnice a jeden dvoulůžkový pokoj pro ty, kteří chtějí trochu více soukromí.

Surfový kemp

Vaše nejlepší možnosti pro surfování na severu Portugalska

Projekt nejlepší surfové kempy v Portugalsku!! Portugalsko dělá srdce surfařů plechovkou emocí. Nachází se v jihovýchodní Evropě, na severu a východě sousedí se Španělskem a na jihu a západě s Atlantským oceánem. Díky této poloze má Portugalsko jednu z nejlepších vln v celé Evropě, která shromažďuje všechny vlny ze severu, jihu nebo západu. Bez ohledu na to, kde se mezi 1794 km pobřeží země nacházíte, je jisté, že k dobrým vlnám vás dělí jen kousek. Rozšíření pobřeží Portugalska nabízí velké množství příbojů.

Od začátečníků po profesionály, kteří jsou na surfovém výletu na severu Portugalska, rozmanitost surfařských pláží v Portugalsku snadno uspokojí jakoukoli úroveň surfování. Není pochyb o tom, proč je Portugalsko jednou z oblíbených destinací pro surfovací dovolenou v Evropě! Využít Portský surfový kemp!!

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Welcome to Russo Surf camp

Russo Surfcamp is one of the first Algarve surf camps, that appeard in Portugal, back in 2003. It was found by portuguese surf pioneer Rui Russo , called so for his unusal blond hair. It´s an unique and top-rated location, that takes place in the middle of the Natural Park of Costa Vicentina

We recently became a host for many Yoga retreats and Surf and Yoga retreats in Portugal.

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Group Lessons

Private lessons, rent and ride, family surfing, the trips in our surfing school in lagos.

Surf Trips with daily departures from Lagos and Praia da Luz to the West or South coast beaches, depending on surf conditions. Our surf trips include transportation, surfboard and wetsuit hire, lessons from beginners to advanced with credited instructors, sports insurance and a lunch pack. With no more than 8 surfers per instructor, our lessons focus on safety and give our clients the confidence they need to improve.

Locations Visited

Happy clients, surf emotions.

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What We Can Offer for You

You will miss absolutely Nothing and Enjoy Everything

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Surf Lessons

We can accommodate all kinds of surfers from absolute beginners. to Pro’s on our surf guiding days. 

We are preparing the most amazing Surf Camps and Retreats in Lagos. Interested? contact us!

Surf Guiding

Let's go by Van! We provide transport and guidance, our trips will offer you the true safari Surfing experience

Friendly Staff

Our staff and instructors will be by your side in every single step of the process. Just ask if you have any question.

Board Rentals

If you wish just to rent the our surfing equipment in Lagos and take a ride contact us, we got you!

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Our Incredible Gallery

This is where we Immortalize our Rides, Waves and Moments

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Take a look at our packages and if you can’t find a solution that speaks to you, Contact us!

  • 1 Day Surfing - 60€
  • 2 Day Surfing - 120€
  • 3 Day Surfing - 165€
  • 4 Day Surfing - 220€
  • 5 Day Surfing - 250€

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  • 2 People Maximum
  • Wetsuit and Surfboard
  • Sports Insurance
  • Transportation
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Amazing experience in this Surf School in Lagos! Igor and Jason are such great teachers! I loved everything: the surf lessons, the breaks on the beach, the transfer to the spot with the van, the music and their adorable dog Bowie. Thank you again for your smile and your vibe.

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I would highly recommend Lagos Surf Safari. Both trainers are very knowledgeable and had such a great attitude throughout the entire class. The beach where they took us had great conditions. Overall it was a great experience and can’t wait to go back and do more sessions with them. 5 stars guys, great work!

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TEXT ARRANGEMENT SURF ORIGINALITY

The Surf Experience kicked off in 1992. It pre-dates pretty much everything out there and was created for love rather than money.  

The same philosophy continues. We provide Surf School, Surf Camp, Surf Guiding, Premium Surf Coaching - Longboard, Shortboard, Yoga, Fitness and Culture weeks; together this can be combined with the best music and social events.

All centrally located in the lively & beautiful beach town of Lagos, Portugal in accommodation choices of Townhouse, Pensão and Hotel Options…

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We have a FREE yoga week every month should you wish to seek your inner peace. It is a great way to stretch out & improve your surfing form.

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Katha is a sports and wellness massage therapist specializing in the treatment of muscle groups stressed through surfing.  

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Portugalsko, základní informace:, dostupné termíny:.

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Sever Portugalska na hranicích se Španělskem vás mile překvapí kombinací krásných pláží s písečnými dunami a horami v pozadí. Historická městečka, modré laguny a vodopády jako na Kostarice, malé lokální restaurace levnější než u nás, pivo za euro, zde je svět ještě v pořádku.

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Sever Portugalska, to jsou nádherné pláže s téměř bílým pískem, skryté za písečnými dunami a horami v pozadí. Surfový turismus se sem teprve pomalu vkrádá, takže se nemusíte bát, že se budete prát o vlny. Náš surfcamp je v této oblasti první. Ubytování se nachází v malém městečku Caminha, na severozápadě Portugalska, asi hodinu cesty od Porta. Caminha je součástí pobřežní části portugalské cesty Camino de Santiago, a zároveň je na jižní straně ústí řeky Minho, která tvoří hranici mezi Portugalskem a Španělskem. Celá oblast je velmi malebná, široké ústí řeky při odlivu odkrývá písečné pláže, všude okolo jsou pastviny a zelená venkovská krajina, zahrady plné citrusovníků a květin, lemované borovicovými lesy, které skrývají modré laguny a vodopády jako na Kostarice. Každému se líbí zdejší svěží podnebí, čisté písečné pláže a čerstvé dary moře. V letních měsících je zde spousta hudebních a kulturních festivalů. Pro aktuální nabídku se optejte Inés, naší kulturní referentky:)

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SURFCAMP VE DVOULŮŽKOVÉM POKOJI 13800 Kč

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7x ubytování v surfové vile se zahradou a BBQ nebo v hostelu ve dvoulůžkovém pokoji s vlastní koupelnou a toaletou 7x snídaně 5x 1,5 hodiny surfových lekcí zapůjčení surfařského vybavení včetně neoprenu doprava na surfové lekce a zpět surfové fotky z lekcí plně vybavená kuchyň k používání asistence a organizace během pobytu jóga matky na cvičení závěrečný úklid lázeňský poplatek pojištění CK proti úpadku Free Wifi

Na tento pobyt lze uplatnit body Benefit Plus

SURFCAMP VE TŘÍLŮŽKOVÉM POKOJI 13600 Kč

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7x ubytování v surfové vile se zahradou a BBQ v pokoji s dvoulůžkem a samostatným pokojem, oddělené koupelnou s toaletou 7x snídaně 5x 1,5 hodiny surfových lekcí zapůjčení surfařského vybavení včetně neoprenu doprava na surfové lekce a zpět surfové fotky z lekcí plně vybavená kuchyň k používání asistenci a organizaci během pobytu jóga matky na cvičení závěrečný úklid lázeňský poplatek pojištění CK proti úpadku Free Wifi

SURFCAMP VE ČTYŘLŮŽKOVÉM POKOJI 13500 Kč

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7x ubytování v hostelu ve čtyřlůžkovém pokoji s vlastní koupelnou a toaletou 7x snídaně 5x 1,5 hodiny surfových lekcí zapůjčení surfařského vybavení včetně neoprenu doprava na surfové lekce a zpět surfové fotky z lekcí plně vybavená kuchyň k používání asistenci a organizaci během pobytu jóga matky na cvičení závěrečný úklid lázeňský poplatek pojištění CK proti úpadku Free Wifi

SURFCAMP V SAMOSTATNÉM POKOJI 14800 Kč

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7x ubytování v hostelu v samostatném single pokoji s vlastní koupelnou a toaletou 7x snídaně 5x 1,5 hodiny surfových lekcí zapůjčení surfařského vybavení včetně neoprenu doprava na surfové lekce a zpět surfové fotky z lekcí plně vybavená kuchyň k používání asistenci a organizaci během pobytu jóga matky na cvičení závěrečný úklid lázeňský poplatek pojištění CK proti úpadku Free Wifi

DOPROVOD 9400 Kč

7x ubytování v surfové vile se zahradou a BBQ nebo v hostelu ve dvoulůžkovém pokoji s vlastní koupelnou a toaletou 7x snídaně doprava na pláž na surfové lekce a zpět plně vybavená kuchyň k používání asistenci a organizaci během pobytu jóga matky na cvičení závěrečný úklid lázeňský poplatek pojištění CK proti úpadku Free Wifi

Jóga patří již neodmyslitelně k surfingu, její protahovací cviky hodně pomáhají před i po surfingu. Na vile jsou pro vás k dispozici jógové podložky,  na kterých se můžete pořádně protáhnout na terase. Vedené lekce stojí 16EUR za osobu při skupinové józe nebo 25EUR soukromá hodinová lekce.

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Surfové lekce probíhají v angličtině pod vedením zkušených místních instruktorů Kika a Andrého, kteří mají licenci na všechny pláže v rozmezí 30Km. To znamená, že vždy pro vás najdou ty nejlepší podmínky na surfování a nemusíte zůstávat každý den na stejné pláži.  Všechny pláže jsou pískové, tedy bezpečné na lekce, které trvají 1,5 hodiny. Po skončení si můžete ještě ponechat surf a neopren na další 3 hodiny za příplatek 15 EUR. Těšit se můžete na Praia Moledo s krásným výhledem na hory a západem slunce, Praia Ancora schovanou za písečnou dunou stejně jako  Praia da Arda nebo Praia do Cabedelo, kde je neskutečně krásná a dlouhá pravotočivá vlna. Tato poslední surfová oáza v Evropě je hotový poklad bez davů surfařů a tak si můžete v klidu užít lekce i freesurfing. Pokud nebudete mít dost, můžete si vyzkoušet také Kite surfing nebo Foil. 

Ubytování je ve stylové, surfové vile  v městečku Caminha, případně v hostelu pár metrů od vily, kde také budou každé ráno probíhat snídaně formou bufetu. Ve vile  jsou 2 dvoulůžkové pokoje s manželskou postelí a vlastní koupelnou a jeden pokoj s dvoulůžkem a samostatným pokojem, který je oddělený koupelnou s toaletou. Vila má prostornou vybavenou kuchyň s obývacím pokojem a chill zónou, terasou a velkou zahradou.  Druhé ubytování je v hostelu třicet metrů od vily. Zde jsou k dispozici jednolůžkové, dvoulůžkové a čtyřlůžkové pokoje, všechny s vlastními koupelnami. V hostelu je také plně vybavená kuchyň, terasa a bar, kde se budou podávat již zmíněné snídaně. Po celé vile i hostelu je bezplatné Wi-Fi připojení k internetu. Surfovat tak můžete nejen ve vlnách! V bezprostředním okolí surfhousu jsou malé obchůdky, kavárny, pekárny s nejlepšími pastel de nata, restaurace s obědovým menu za 7EUR a bary, s vždy přátelskými lokály. Do centra dojdete malebnými portugalskými uličkami za minutku. Nic vám tak nebrání na procházky městečkem a objevování místní gastronomie. 

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Přímý spoj Praha – Porto nabízí Easyjet za cca 6 tisíc Kč (letá vždy v sobotu). Levnější variantou může být spoj s Lufthansou či Swissair s jedním přestupem, kdy se cena pohybuje i pod 5 tisíc Kč.

Pro vyhledávání letenek doporučujeme využít skyscanner.cz či kiwi.com (vždy otvírejte v anonymním okně), kde najdete aktuální nabídku dle vybraného termínu. Čím dříve letenky koupíte, tím je cena nižší.  

Pokud si je nemůžete koupit sami, pomůžeme  vám s rezervací a nákupem u našeho letenkáře, který si účtuje administrační poplatek 500Kč.

PRONÁJEM AUTA

Doporučujeme si na celý pobyt pronajmout na letišti auto. Usnadní Vám to cestu z letiště a zároveň budete moci po lekcích vyjet objevovat další pláže, hory, vodopády či malebné okolní vesničky. Pronájem auta je nejlepší přes rentalcars.com a cena se pohybuje okolo 7 EUR na den.  

VLAK A AUTOBUS

Pokud cestujete sami, vyplatí se jet vlakem či autobusem. Spojení najdete přes https://www.rome2rio.com  

Z letiště do centra na vybranou stanici pojedete fialovou linkou metra E. Metro odjíždí každých 20 až 30 minut v závislosti na dnech v týdnu a denní době. Cesta do centra trvá přibližně 30 minut a nestojí ani 2 EUR.  

Vlak do Caminha jede z Porta ze stanice Campanhã cca 1,5 – 2 hod, cena je okolo 10EUR a výstupní stanice je přímo u surfvily a hostelu. Spojení najdete na https://www.cp.pt/passageiros/en .  

Ze stejné stanice jede Flixbus, ten Vás odveze do města Viana de Castelo (cena 4 EURA). Odtud pak pojedete 20 min vlakem do Caminha přímo k ubytování (cena cca 3 EURA)

Nejlepší je Uber, cena cca 75EUR za jednu cestu. Je to o polovinu levnější než taxi. Výhodné pro skupinky 4 osob.

Společně s pojišťovnou Union nabízíme cestovní pojištění SPORT zahrnující léčebné výlohy v zahraničí při aktivních sportech. Více informací a ceny najdete na tomto odkazu:   PDF

Máte-li zájem o pojištění, v přihlášce dejte do poznámky CHCI POJIŠTĚNÍ a připište  datum narození, národnost, typ pojištění, a zda-li chcete také připojištění na sport či nikoliv.

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FAQ - DOTAZY

Můžu se zúčastnit surfcampu pokud pojedu sám/a? Určitě ano, nebudeš jediný/á,  hodně účastníků jezdí single a někteří pak dokonce odjíždí double:) Před cestou vás vždy všechny spojíme, takže můžete cestovat společně a na místě je společný program. Na pokoj tě dáme s dalšími jednotlivci nebo menšími skupinkami, takže se opravdu nemusíš bát vyrazit sám/a.

Na surfu jsem nikdy nestál/a, mohu se přesto zúčastnit? Všechny naše surfcampy jsou určené jak pro úplné začátečníky, tak i pro pokročilejší surfaře. Naprostá většina jsou však úplní začátečníci jako ty, takže se nemusíš bát, nebudeš sám/a.

S kým budu bydlet, když nejedu ve větší skupince? Snažíme se vždy rozdělit účastníky na klučičí a holčičí pokoje, pakliže chceš vlastní pokoj, můžeš si objednat balíček se samostatným pokojem

Je program surfcampu povinný a musím se všeho účastnit? Celý program je nepovinný, takže pokud budeš cítit únavu, nebo si chceš jen tak dát chillíček, řekni nám to, hoď nohy nahoru v hamace nebo si dej pohodičku na pláži. Máš dovolenou:)

Musím po přihlášení uhradit plnou částku? Po potvrzení rezervace zaplatíš zálohu 3900,- Kč, doplatek surfcampu pak tři týdny před konáním zájezdu.

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První a poslední den je určen pouze na příjezd a odjezd. Surfové lekce začínají vždy druhý den ráno po příjezdu. V rámci balíčku je celkem 5 surfových dní a jeden volný den na odpočinek a výlet za okolními krásami. Většinou se surfuje první 3 dny, následuje jeden den volna a pak další 2 dny surfování. To vše záleží na aktuálních podmínkách a počasí, pořadí se tedy může změnit. Ráno po snídani vás odvezeme na pláž a po skončení lekcí nebo freesurfingu pak zpět na ubytování. Odpoledne máte volné na výlety po okolních krásách, vodopády, laguny, procházky podél řeky, či pro ochutnávky místních specialit.

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Surfování v Portugalsku

Surf Camp probíhá v surfovém regionu Peniche, ve středisku Baleal. Surfuješ jak přes den, tak i při západu slunce a čeká na Tebe ubytování v surf haciendě 5 min pěšky od oceánu, posurfové aktivity, večerní párty, táboráky s kytarou, výlety…

Navíc : Tím, že bydlíme tak blízko oceánu, máš tu výhodu, že si kdykoliv můžeš vzít surfboard a jít si zasurfovat s ostatními kamarády nebo týmem i mimo lekce.

Už od roku 2009 plníme lidem jejich sny o nejlepší aktivní dovolené, přijeď a nech si splnit i ty své.

Termíny : od 17. června do 28. října 2024 Kdy: od soboty do soboty

Letenka : Každý se dopravuje sám dle možností: 1. možnost: hlavní spoj je Praha-Lisabon přes aerolinky TAP. Podle tohoto spoje budeme také organizovat hromadné transfery. 2. možnost: Kombinace letů Ryanair, EasyJet, KLM apod, cena vychází s přestupem docela hezky 3. možnost – přiletět jiný den a projít si Lisabon nebo 4. možnost – pěšky, cesta trvá 528 hodin z Prahy, ale příroda je prý krásná.

Transfer : v sobotu jedeme hromadným transferem z Lisabonu na Surf haciendu v ca. 17–17:30 (po tom, co přiletí spoj Tap v 16:00). Jestli máš zájem se svézt, naplánuj si prosím přílet, ať tam jsi v tuto dobu. Pokud Ti to nevyjde, tak se to také dá jet autobusem, ale je to delší cesta a autobusy v noci už nejezdí, tak si prosím nekupuj sobotní letenku s příletem večer/ v noci. Info o busech: sekce Doprava → více

Cena : od 16.500,–/os./týden

Vhodné pro : začátečníci (i úplní), lehce i středně pokročilí.

Region Peniche, přezdívaný na „Capital das Ondas“ neboli hlavní město vln, je nejlepší evropská surfová destinace. Leží 80 km severně od Lisabonu a díky své geografické poloze zde nalezneš konzistentní vlny vhodné pro začátečníky i pokročilé surfaře po celý rok.

Bydlíme ve stylové portugalské surf haciendě pár minut od oceánu! Je to v bezprostřední blízkosti pláží, barů, restaurací, supermarketu a obchodů. Vila má kulečník, pingpong, volleyball hřiště, bar, wifi, BBQ, ohniště a jiné vymoženosti a navíc máme výhled přímo na oceán a ty západy tam...<3

Surfová škola

V rámci týdenního Surf Campu čeká každého 6 půldenních surfových lekcí (30 min. teoretická a 90 min praktická část), garantujeme poměr MAX 5 kempíků na 1 instruktora. Kurz vedou zkušení licencovaní místní a čeští instruktoři. Surfová lekce zahrnuje výcvik, zapůjčení surfové výbavy (surfboard, neopren, leash), pojištění PŘI LEKCÍCH a transport surfboardů dodávkou na pláž a zpět.

Netrmácej se 20 h autobusem k moři, když můžeš být za 6 hodin u oceánu. Cesta Praha – Lisabon trvá 3,5 hodiny a my jsme cca hodinu cesty z letiště. Každý létá každý, ale když budeš potřebovat poradit, tak nám napiš (z Prahy létá přímý spoj s TAP Airlines. Sraz je v Lisabonu na letišti v sobotu v 17-17:30 a dodávka Tě odveze přímo na barák a to samé na konci kempu.

K pohodě přispívají výlety, ohně s kytarou, nespočet letních festivalů, středověkých slavností, „beachparties“ i hudebních koncertů. Relaxujeme na pláži, diskutujeme o surfování, objevujeme krásy Portugalska, jezdíme lodí na oceán, pochutnáváme si na místních dobrotách a degustujeme výborná vína.

Kemp pro lehce pokročilé surfaře

Pojď se zaměřit na techniku a ponoř se s námi do surfingu hlouběji. Vedle klasického surf kurzu můžeš zažít i kurz pro pokročilejší surfaře Advanced Surf Camp. Čekají Tě výzvy ve vlnách s novými technikami a zdokonalení stylu s mistryní ČR v Surfingu Janou Kašovou a to vše za stejnou cenu jako klasický kemp! Posuň svůj surfing na novou úroveň!

Surf Camp obsahuje

Letenka obsahuje, transféry obsahují, balíček neobsahuje.

(*) výše uvedené ceny za Surfcamp na 14 platí pouze na kempy od 30.9.2023. Na kempy v hlavní sezóně: (červen, červenec, srpen, září) je cena kempu na 14 dní rovná dvojnásobku ceny za 7 dní. Tzn. například: cena 14denního kempu 6-Lůžko v červenci se rovná 33.000,–/os. 

Ptáš se, zda to není drahé? Kvalita se pozná…! Proč si vybrat zrovna nás? Jsme profesionální tým lidí pracující s kvalitním vybavením v těch nejlepších podmínkách. Intenzivní kurz surfingu, posurfové aktivity (videocoaching, photoshooting, přednáška, spot guiding), surfuješ na nejlepších vlnách v Evropě. Jsme ubytováni blízko oceánu v privátní beach vile. Hezky na samotě! Je Ti k dispozici ochotný český tým s mnohaletými organizačními zkušenostmi. Kdo tu byl, potvrdí…:) na SURF CAMPU již od roku 2009 plníme lidem jejich sny o nejlepší aktivní dovolené, přijeď a nech si splnit i ty Tvé… :-) Žádosti o změnu data příletu/odletu řešíme individuálně. *Podrobnosti o ubytování a vybavenosti pokojů najdete v sekci UBYTOVÁNÍ .

Jak to vypadá v naší surf destinaci?

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A fourth person has been arrested over the alleged murders of Perth brothers Callum and Jake Robinson , who were killed while on a surf trip in Mexico.

Brothers Jake, 30, and Callum Robinson, 33, and their friend Jack Rhoad, 30, had been on a surfing and camping trip in the Baja California region of Mexico, near Ensenada when they vanished on April 27.

Family and friends took to social media to ask for help to find them after they failed to check into their Airbnb in Rosarito, near the US-Mexico border.

A fourth person has now been arrested in connection to the alleged murders , after the brother’s bodies were discovered 10 meters down a well, Nine reports.

The authorities have not disclosed any details of the man arrested.

The trio’s bodies were found weeks after their disappearance near their remote campsite, with three Mexicans arrested soon after.

Police were able to make the initial three arrests after one of the brothers’ mobile phones was turned back on and pinged a local tower.

Callum Robinson and Jake Robinson

A woman was found in possession of the phone as well as some illicit drugs.

She was arrested along with two other men.

The incident is believed to be a “robbery gone wrong”, with Mexican authorities alleging the three men were shot in the head by locals attempting to steal the tires from their pick-up truck.

Jesus Gerardo, the accused ringleader of the trio also known as “El Kekas”, faced court and is set to remain behind bars until his hearing in November later this year.

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Mr. Gerardo was arrested along with his brother Cristian Alejandro and girlfriend Ari Gisel.

The brothers were commemorated by their friends and family in a paddle out at Sorrento Beach, north of Perth this month, six weeks after they were killed.

Parents Debra and Martin Robinson paid tribute to their sons as they delivered an emotional speech to the 800 grieving friends and family watching the service, which was also live streamed.

Hundreds attended the paddle out, heading out into the ocean on surf boards or boats and formed a circle with their oars in the air.

The truck of the missing surfers, found burnt on a nearby ranch

The Sorrento Surf Lifesaving Club posted on their Facebook page about the ceremony.

“It will provide these communities with an opportunity to come together to commemorate and remember these two wonderful boys and show their support for their family,” the post read.

“WA surfers, surf life savers and ocean paddlers will all come together as one group as they paddle out to form a circle and remember Callum and Jake.”

Callum and Jake’s mother, Debra Robinson paid tribute to her sons, along with her husband Martin during their service.

“We loved that Jake was curious, kind and happy and never judgmental,” she said.

“Callum always made a conscious decision to wake up and be positive every day. He saw so much fun in life. We miss you beyond description, Callum and Jakey boy, please shine on us.”

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Perth brothers Callum and Jake Robinson farewelled at emotional memorial service

Six weeks after their lives were cut short while on a surfing trip in Mexico, two Australian brothers have been laid to rest on home soil.

Jake Robinson, 31 had been travelling the Baja California coastline with his brother Callum, 33, and their American friend Carter Rhoad, 30, when they disappeared in late April, sparking a frantic manhunt that made international headlines.

The men were found at the bottom of a well near their camp, with local police alleging they had been shot dead after resisting the theft of their car.

Callum and Jake smiling and holding a dog.

As investigators continue to piece together what happened, Debra and Martin Robinson joined loved ones to honour their sons at a memorial service in Perth on Saturday.

Two men stand together with their arms around each other

The service was held at Sacred Heart College in Sorrento, in Perth's north-western suburbs where the brothers graduated from school.

A video montage filled with photos of the brothers with their loved ones was played at the memorial as hundreds watched on to celebrate their lives.

It was also live-streamed, with friends of Callum's, described as his "second family", watching on from America where he spent the last 14 years of his life.

In an emotional speech, their parents thanked loved ones in Australia and abroad for their support and expressed just how much their sons meant to them.

A tearful couple speak at a podium in dark clothes, Older, mid fifties

"We're not here to dwell on the where or the how or try to understand the why of their passing but instead to say goodbye to two young men and hopefully start the healing process for everyone," Mr Robinson said.

Ms Robinson said her boys loved life, followed their dreams and "had so much more to offer the world".

"We loved that Jake was curious, kind and happy and never judgemental. Callum always made a conscious decision to wake up and be positive every day. He saw so much fun in life," she said.

"We look around the room today at everyone and it gives us strength, so thank you.

"We have cried many tears and we will cry many more … We miss you beyond description, Callum and Jakie boy, please shine on us."

Authorities continue to investigate the possibility of cartel involvement , but Mexican national Jesús Gerardo, also known as "El Kekas", is the only person charged to date over the men's disappearance.

Prosecutors have alleged Jesús's then-girlfriend Ari Gisell, 23, t old authorities her partner had admitted to killing the three men.

The charges against Jesús have yet to be upgraded to murder, and he has not entered any pleas.

The case has sparked calls for improved safety at Mexico's beaches, with several memorial paddle-outs held at popular surfing spots after the deaths.

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