Surfers Camp

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www.surferscamp.com Avenida da Barrinha,

00351 912 100 078 bookings@surferscamp.com


More than Learn to Surf. We aim to share not just the technical knowledge and fun of surfing, but also to share the broader surfing lifestyle with our guests. Like searching for waves, visiting new spots, fires on the beach, the little backyard bakeries, flat-day adventures and experiencing local culture.

Surfers Camp is based in the sunny village of Esmoriz in Porto Portugal, and run by local surf coach Rui Guimarães and his team / Surf Camp Porto. We are determined to create the best holiday surf environment for all guests independent of their age or surf level..

The surfspots surrounding the surf camp give all the conditions needed for you to learn or develop your surf techniques. The surf lessons last 2 hours and have a maximum of 10 students per lesson. All surf instructors are experienced and travelled surfers, and have all the credentials and knowledge needed to teach/guide according to each student’s needs, and that they have safety as a priority, inside and outside of the water. Esmoriz is 20 min. away from Porto city, making the surf camp a great surf holiday location.

Every day the surf instructors search for the best waves according to the level of the students, choosing one of the 20 surf spots located around the camp. The guest can have two surf lessons, if the surf conditions are bad then the students can improve their surf techniques as well as surf knowledge with some physical and theoretical training using the photos and videos to find the mistakes that need to be corrected.

Skate lessons are also possible, in a really cool skate park that is 15 min away from the camp. It´s also possible to have kitesurf lessons as well as many other fun activities like wakesurf and rafting. Oporto is a quick trip from the surf camp and is a great place for passing the day, take some cool photos and learn about history and culture.


The Surfers Camp & Guesthouse is situated 30Km south from the city of Oporto, in a traditional fishing village called Esmoriz. The surf camp Esmoriz is multicultural place where you can still learn to surf with small groups and have the feeling that you are part of the camp´s family. The surf spots surrounding the village are some of the most consistent and diverse of North Portugal, having a variety of beach and point breaks where you can still surf uncrowded beaches surrounded by the wild (Maceda Natural Park).

Esmoriz is an ideal place to relax, surf and enjoy the sun, where the Portuguese traditional lifestyle is still preserved. You can enjoy the local cuisine and pastry at reasonable prices as well as partying in the many beach bars. If you are looking for a relaxed and informal atmosphere where you can make a cheap learn to surf vacation in uncrowded beaches and search for the best condition suiting your level of surfing, then join us! We make sure that you will have a great time.

The city of Oporto is a 20 minute drive away, it’s considered on of the best destinations for 2012 according to the New York Times and European Consumers Choice, a multicultural adventure full of history, good food, great wine and a variety of night life activities . Known for it’s hospitality and genuine character, Oporto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1996, it’s home of the famous Port wine as well as some of europe’s leading architects. Oporto is a great destination and you can make cheap vacation pack and have lots of fun.

How to reach the Surfers Camp

By Plane:
Several low-cost companies fly everyday to Oporto
from various european cities.
Sá Carneiro Airport is 10 min from the city center.

By Metro:
You can take the metro at the airport and it takes you
directly to Campanha train station, where you can take a train to Esmoriz.

By Train:
You can take a train from São Bento (heart of the city)
or Campanha train station to Esmoriz.

Airport pick up:
Airport to surf camp is 35 euros with a maximum
capacity of 3 persons per pick up.


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