Surf camp Porto, Portugal

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Best beginner months for Surf Camp Porto, Portugal Best beginner months
May - Sep
Best advanced months for Surf Camp Porto, Portugal Best advanced months
Oct- Apr
Instructor student ratio for Surf Camp Porto, Portugal Instructor student ratio
1 / 8
Standard accommodation for Surf Camp Porto, Portugal Standard accommodation
Shared dorm
Upgraded accommodation for Surf Camp Porto, Portugal Upgraded accommodation
Private room
Beach distance for Surf Camp Porto, Portugal Beach distance
8 km / 20 min
City distance for Surf Camp Porto, Portugal City distance
0 m (Porto)


Surf camp Porto

Surf camp Porto offers the ultimate 'surf and the city' getaway, in an exciting city full of interesting sights, parties and activity.

The port wine city of Porto is located in the Costa Verde region in the northernmost part of Portugal. It is a beautiful, lush green, hilly city, with heaps of old impressive buildings, cool restaurants, chilled wine bars and amazing sights.

The surf camp is beautiful Historic City Centre, 20 min from Matosinhos beach, where you find great surfing conditions for beginners as well as more advanced surfers all year round.

Summers in the Costa Verde region tend to be sunny, dry and clear, with an average temperature of 25 degrees C, and the warm weather conditions last well into September. The winter is colder (around 13 degrees C) and it sometimes rains a bit, but it rarely persists for longer periods.

Winter and early spring is when the biggest swells occur. During the summer months the swell is generally smaller, which makes it an ideal time for beginners who are just starting to surf.

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Surf school

Learn how to surf

The surf school is based at Matosinhos beach a 20 min drive from the accommodation. Lessons are planned daily by the surf instructors, taking into consideration the participants surf level and the meteorological conditions. The instructors speak Portuguese, English and Spanish.

We guarantee that after one week of surf school the complete beginner will be able to surf and the experienced surfer will have improved greatly.

The following is included for students attending the surf school:

  • Accommodation at the surf camp
  • 3 h surf school per day, five days per week
  • Transport between the surf house and Matosinhos beach
  • All surf equipment needed (boards, wet suits etc.)
  • Breakfast
  • Weekly barbeque and other social activities
  • Pick up/ drop off at Porto Airport/ train station/ bus station

If you have arranged your own acommodation, you can also book surf lessons only. This includes 3 hours of surflessons and all surf equipment needed. We can also arrange transport between your hotel and the surf school for 10 EUR for two ways.

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Guided surf trips

Surfari is a great option for more experienced surfers. Every day there is a different swell, a different wind etc. This doesn't matter if you book a surfari. Every day you will be accompanied by a professional local surf guide who will show you the best breaks of the region, places that just the locals know, taking you to discover new surf spots where you can enjoy perfect waves surrounded by beautiful untouched nature.

There are lots of different surf spots where you can end up surfing if you book a surfari. For example you can end up surfing the powerful waves of Espinho, or ripping the long mellow waves of Matosinhos.

The following is included in the surfari:

  • Accommodation at the surf camp
  • Full day surfaris with a local guide, five days per week
  • Free usage of the surf boards, wet suits etc. at the surf camp
  • Breakfast
  • Weekly barbeque and social activities
  • Pick up/ drop off at Porto Airport/ train station/ bus station

Surfaris are available all year round. The best swells come in late winter and early spring, but there are good waves to be explored the rest of the year as well.

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Surf camp accomodation

The accommodation we offer is a great deal. You will be staying at our surf hostel in the very centre of Porto, located a 10 min drive from Matosinhos beach (20 min by metro).

The hostel has several dorm rooms (standard accommodation) and private double/twin rooms (upgraded accommodation). The facilities are completely furnished and include a fully equiped kitchen, five bathrooms with hot water showers and a lounge with free WiFi, cable TV, books and music.

Since the hostel is located in the centre of the city, you will have a lot of restaurants, shops, supermarkets and a metro station close by. At night you will also only need a short stroll to get to the nightclubs and bars.

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How to get here

Arrival at the Costa Verde region is easily done by air. The regional capital, Porto (Oporto in Portuguese), has airline links with all major European cities. You can usually find a cheap flight with Ryanair or with some of the regular companies.

The international airport of Porto is called Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (airport code: OPO) and is located just 10 km southeast of the surf camp. When you arrive at the airport a staff members will meet you and give you a ride to the surf camp. Upon departure you will get a ride back to the airport.

It is also possible to fly to Lisbon and then catch a train or a bus to Porto (3,5 hours). For detailed prices and schedules for buses, check out and For information about trains check out and

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November - May

Prices for 7 nights/days Standard Accommodation Upgraded Accommodation
Surf School 330 EUR 380 EUR
Surfari 330 EUR 380 EUR

June - October

Prices for 7 nights/days Standard Accommodation Upgraded Accommodation
Surf School 380 EUR 450 EUR
Surfari 380 EUR 450 EUR

Price conditions:

  • All prices above are stated in terms of price per person and week (7 nights/days).
  • If you book more than 7 days you receive 10% discount from day 8 an onward.
  • If you book less than 7 days your daily price is calculated as the week price divided by 6.
  • The minimum stay is 2 nights/days.
  • Prices for upgraded accommodation is based on a minimum of 2 people per booking.
  • Single travelers may book upgraded accommodation to a supplement cost of 17 EUR per night.

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