The best holiday surf environment.

Portugal ➝ Aveiro ➝ Esmoriz

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  • Beginner
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Portuguese

The Surfers Camp & Guesthouse is nestled in the charming fishing village of Esmoriz, just 30 kilometers south of Porto, Portugal. This surf camp offers a multicultural and family-like atmosphere where small groups of surf enthusiasts come together to learn and enjoy the sport. Esmoriz boasts some of the most consistent and diverse surf spots in North Portugal, featuring various beach and point breaks. Here, you can still experience uncrowded beaches set against the backdrop of the wild Maceda Natural Park.

Esmoriz is not only an ideal place for surfing but also a haven for relaxation and sunshine. It preserves the Portuguese traditional lifestyle, allowing you to savor local cuisine and pastries at reasonable prices and enjoy the vibrant beach bars. If you seek a laid-back and informal environment for an affordable learn-to-surf vacation on uncrowded beaches, this is the place to be.
The nearby city of Porto, just a 20-minute drive away, offers a rich cultural experience and was even considered one of the best destinations in 2012 by the New York Times and European Consumers Choice. Porto is renowned for its history, delectable food, exquisite wine, and diverse nightlife. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is home to the famous Port wine and the creations of some of Europe's leading architects, making it a captivating destination for a fun and budget-friendly vacation.

The Surfers Camp in Esmoriz, run by local surf coach Rui Guimarães and his team, is dedicated to creating the best surf holiday environment for all guests, regardless of their age or surf level.

The surf spots surrounding the camp offer ideal conditions for learning and developing surf techniques. Surf lessons last for 2 hours and are conducted in small groups, with a maximum of 25 students per lesson. All surf instructors are experienced and well-traveled surfers with the necessary qualifications and knowledge to tailor their teaching to each student's needs while prioritizing safety both in and out of the water.
Esmoriz is conveniently located 20 minutes from Porto, making it an excellent surf holiday destination. The surf instructors at the camp carefully select the best waves based on the students' skill levels, with a choice of 20 surf spots within the vicinity. If surf conditions are less than ideal, students can improve their techniques and surf knowledge through physical and theoretical training, using photos and videos to identify and correct mistakes.

Porto is a short trip from the surf camp and offers a delightful day of exploration, photography, and cultural discovery.
The guest house is conveniently located near the beach, with easy access to gentle waves and a beautiful beach area. To the south, there's a large forest area that stretches along the shoreline, providing good waves, clean water, and fantastic running and cycling paths. On the northern side, you'll find a lovely lagoon area with wooden walkways, perfect for leisurely walks or cycling tours.


  • Television
  • wifi
  • common room
  • hot water showers
  • terrace
  • effective
  • breakfast included,
  • grill (barbecue)
  • kitchen
  • microwave
  • oven
  • toaster