Family Surf Camp : Premium Family Holiday In Portugal

  • Organizer: I Surf Portugal
  • Type: Yoga Retreat
  • Starting From: 10-August-2019
  • Duration: 1 Week
  • Area: Portugal
  • Food: Vegetarian,Vegan
  • Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Close To Nature


Welcome to our family surf camp in the beautiful area of Porto in Portugal!

Here the love for surfing is combined with a premium family holiday for every age and level. On the Family Camp, you find a big communal area with hammocks, games for the kids and a kitchen tent where we prepare healthy, nutritious breakfast and dinner for you.


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    Core Subject: Surf Instructor

    Miguel is the head surf instructor with over 15 years’ experience surfing and teaching, he is a qualified Physical Education teacher and swimming instructor.

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    Core Subject: Surf Instructor

    Widely travelled and having surfed different seas for many years, Jorge is your best man to learn from at the beginning level. He has an easy way of instructing surfers and makes them able to have a lot of fun.

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    Core Subject: Logistics and Hospitality

    She is in charge of logistics and hospitality. Buzz her up for anything you need on the days of your stay with Porto Surf Camp and Kim’s is going to take care of it.

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    Core Subject: Photography, Sports, and Travel

    Margina is here to take you around town in Porto and Povoa de Varzim. She speaks the language, knows about the best places to eat, shop, and chill at, and takes a keen interest in nature, photography, sports, and travel.


The camp is located on the Orbitur Rio Alto campsite near Póvoa de Varzim, a calm area North of Porto, surrounded by agriculture and empty, long beaches. The four-star campsite, located right on the beach, offers a family friendly environment with a swimming pool, playground, restaurant and a little shop. And all directly next to one of the best golf courses Portugal has to offer!

We offer 1-, 3- or 5-day surf courses consisting of 1.5 to 2 hours per day for children and adults of all surf levels. The children are taught in groups with a maximum of 5 participants, the adult groups have a maximum capacity of 8 students. In the lessons, we are not only teaching the students the basics of surfing but also water safety and surf theory, bringing you a fun, yet educational holiday.

On top, we offer a 4-day yoga course for all adults who want to spend some time working with their mind, body and spirit, whether it’s to stretch the muscles after a surf or to relax as much as possible.

Saturday: Welcome to our family camp! Check in from 3 pm and make yourself at home. At dinner time you will meet the crew and the rest of the families.

Sunday: Our surf instructors talk you through the surf theory, board handling, and water safety aspects before taking you to the beach for your first lesson.

Monday: Today, surf and yoga lessons as usual. Tonight, we all go to a local Portuguese tapas restaurant. If you prefer to stay at the camp, you can use our fully equipped kitchen to cook.

Tuesday: Another day full of summer, sun, waves, beach, and fun!

Wednesday: Today we give you a surf break. Many families use this day to explore the region, visit Porto and go out for dinner. If you´d rather hang out at the camp and surf, feel free - the boards and wetsuits are available to you throughout your whole stay.

Thursday: We hope you have a bit of stamina left because tonight you´ll need to show your best side.  Our weekly Open Mic Night awaits! The stage is open to everyone, no matter if you´re a natural born entertainer or want to try your performance potential for the first time.

Friday: On Fridays, we organize a friendly surf jam where all family members can show what they've learned in the week. Our weekends with a big BBQ on the camp with fresh Sangria and happy vibes!

Saturday: Time to say goodbye, it´s departure day already. Check out is at 11 am.

The schedule gives an accurate idea of what to expect on a daily and weekly basis. It can, however, change, as we might need to adapt activities and timing depending on ocean and weather conditions during your stay.

Every family sleeps in a spacious 6m wide x 3.5m high tipi tent. The tents are equipped with a double bed and two single beds, all with comfortable mattresses, bedding and bed linen. Additionally, you’ll find enough storage for all of your clothes, a table, chairs, electricity and lights. Of course, we also provide cooking and eating utensils, so you don’t need to carry any extra luggage with you.

Families bigger than four or families with older children also have the option to extend their living space with an extra mini tipi with two additional beds! The sanitary block with toilets and warm showers as well as wash basins is located right next to the camp for easy access even for small children. 

Being parents ourselves, we know what families need on their holidays! Therefore a we will prepare healthy, nutritious and child-friendly continental breakfast for all families in the morning and on five days per week we serve you fresh dinner made from local produce. We will suit the needs of all kinds of diets! 

We provide a nanny who takes care of the children on the beach while the parents join the surf or yoga lessons, allowing every family member to enjoy their preferred activities without having to keep an eye on the kids. The surfboards and wetsuits for the families are also included in the price and are free to use outside the surf lessons.

  • 7 Nights Accommodation In A Tipi Tent Per Family
  • Camp Based In 4-Star Camping Park On The Beach With Swimming Pool And Playground
  • Breakfast And Dinner Included (Lunch Optional)
  • Surf Equipment (Board & Wetsuit) Included
  • Use Of Surf Equipment Outside Surf Lessons
  • Choose Surf Lessons And/Or Yoga Lessons
  • Babysitter While Parents Have Surf Or Yoga Lessons
  • Beautiful Accommodation In Big, Fully Equipped Tipi Tents Directly On The Beach
  • Stay In A Spacious And Fully Equipped Private Tipi Tent With One Double And Two Single Beds On Our 
  • Daily Breakfast Buffet With Continental Selection
  •  5x Dinner Including Salad And A Dessert For The Whole Family(Lunch Optional)
  • Kids Animation And Nanny During Adult Surf Lessons And Yoga Lessons
  • Use Of All Facilities Of The Family Surf Camp Estela And The Campsite Rio Do Alto

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Portugal is the best place to learn to surf in Europe; it has nearly 1800 km of coastline with beaches for surfing almost everywhere. The beaches of Porto and the North of Portugal are probably where you can have some of the best surf in Portugal. Our Surf Camp is based directly at the beautiful beach of Estela – Póvoa de Varzim, which is one of the calmest strips of line-up in Portugal, so you can expect truly uncrowded surf and beach days.

Our Surf Camp is based in the North of Porto (close to Póvoa de Varzim) on a 4-star campsite located right on the beach and it has all the amenities needed to have a great holiday: swimming pool, sports court, café, and restaurant...