Happy Day Surf Camp (Porto, Portugal)

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Various, Porto, North Portugal, 4050, Portugal
Tel: 911721614,
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Prices from 375.00€  per week
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Summary

Happy Day Surf Camp is a team of experienced surfers with about 30 years of surf activity, between surf passion, competition and coaching. We have travelled all around the world looking for waves and we know what a surf tourist needs. Knowing all the secret spots is a key point to have the best experience, mainly when the time is limited. That is why we chose this region to make our offer. The Happy Day Surf camp is established in the region of Porto, place where all the team members are originary. We include a surf school and hostels with total capacity for over 100 persons.

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ABOUT THE SURF CAMP


LOCATION AND SURF CONDITIONS



This region, around Oporto offers perfect conditions to learn to surf, good weather, desert beaches, good food, cultural density and smooth nightlife. One of the problems that we live actually in surfing are the busy surf spots. Here are the less crowded beaches in Europe, ready to the learning and practice of surf without limitations.

Happy day surf camp is located in the centre of Porto, Portugal. From here the nearest beach is located 10 min from the accommodation and we are happy to make the transportation to the surf lessons.

In case that the nearest beach doesn't present the best conditions, we take the lesson to the best area, covering an area of about 60 km.


CAMP CHARACTER



Dedicated to people of all ages, individual or groups with capacity of up to 100 persons


ACCOMMODATION AND CATERING


ACCOMODATION TYPES



type: hotel or hostel
situation: in the city center
room types: single room, double room or shared;
private or shared bathroom
kitchen
extras: internet and TV provided
bed linen, towels, hair dryer,
storing of valuables
smoker or non-smoker accommodation.



CATERING



- surf camp: breakfast
- self catering: kitchen provided
- shopping facilities
- restaurants nearby


SURF COURSE AND ACTIVITIES


SURF COURSE DETAILS



Our surf courses are provided by certified surf instructors. The maximum number of person by class is 8 per each instructor.

The course includes 5 days of instruction with one class in the morning and one class in the afternoon, each class lasts about 1h 30 min. All classes are in the region of Porto (an area of about 30 km north or south). The surf school transport picks people uf at the accommodation and takes to the beach, in the afternoon brings people back to the accommodation when the classes are over.

Beaches are chosen according to the sea conditions and all the class has the instruction in the same beach

The classes are included in the surf packages.

Portuguese, English, Spanish and German are spoken by the instructors.


SURF MATERIALS



All the class material is for beginners and is adapted to the person profile. Participants are encouraged to take food and drinks to eat during the day.



OTHER ACTIVITIES



In the free time, the happy day surf camp can organize several activities such as dinners, Oporto guided tours (by walk, bus, segway or helicopter), nightlife guided tour, visit to the Oporto wine cellars, attendance to music concerts, theatre, visit to museums, monuments, expositions. Also acess to other sports like yoga, canoeing, paintball, etc.


MORE INFO, HOW TO GET THERE & FAQ


 SURF CONDITIONS
Breaks directly at the main spot and at nearby spots

The nearest beach is 10 min. from the city centre where the hotel or hostel are. Beaches are chosen according with the sea conditions and the surfers level. We are happy to transport all the guests to the surf lessons.

Seasonal conditions

Spring and summer have temperatures of 25-30ºC, with the water at about 18ºC

Crowd factor and local people

Local people are nice to tourists. Surfers are guided by experienced surfers to beaches with no crowd


 REGION



Located 300 km north from Lisbon, the Portuguese city of Porto is the second largest city in the country and was elected the “Best European Destination 2012” winning the title over 19 major European cities. Sponsored by the Tourism Offices across Europe the voting was carried online involving multiple social networks and a total of 212.688 voters.

Porto offers a variety of resources and historic authenticity to its visitors. At the mouth of the Rio Douro, the hilly city presents a diversity of styles from narrow medieval alleyways to extravagant baroque churches, romantic little squares and wide modern boulevards. Discovering Porto means discovering what makes it different: the famous Port Wine, an Historical Center designated World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO, museums and enchanting parks and gardens. A millenary city, Porto is also internationally known for exporting the famous Port wine.

Porto citizens are very characteristic and regionalist. It is a city with the biggest university in Portugal with about 32000 students and everybody is very open and receptive to tourists so is easy to find someone that speaks English.

The Porto city holyday is 24 June and the biggest party of the city is 23 June at night. During the summer months the city breathes parties, concerts and music festivals in the city several parks or city historical center streets.

The currency is EURO and the cost of living is low for Europe. You can easily find a meal for 8 € if you look for it.

No special vaccinations are required. Hospitals are public and Porto has several in the city center. Nevertheless, tourists are encouraged to make a basic travel insurance.

Activities and facilities

At Porto, besides surf you can practice all kind of sports such as yoga, canoeing, paintball, cycling or running near the river or beach, group sports, swimming, etc.

Also, Oporto guided tours (by walk, bus, segway or helicopter) are very usefull to get a general idea of the city by day and a nightlife guided tour to get to know hottest city spots. Porto has a strong center night activity, with bars and discotheques opening almost every day and in the majority of them there is no entrance fee so people can go from one to the other in the same night.

A visit to the Oporto wine cellars is very interesting to know the process of production and taste the several kinds of Porto wines. Can be also arranged a visit the city museums, monuments, expositions, music concerts or theaters.


 JOURNEY



Ways to get to the camp

Plane

Porto is served by Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport which is located about15 km to the north-west of the city centre.The major lowcost companies (Ryanair, Easyjet, Transavia, etc.) have flights to Porto. The national flight company is TAP.

Train

Porto's main railway station is situated in Campanhã, located in the eastern part of the city (connecting to the lines of Douro (Peso da Régua/Tua/Pocinho), Minho (Barcelos/Viana do Castelo/Valença) and Norte (on the main line to Aveiro, Coimbra and Lisbon). From here, both light rail and suburban rail services connect to the city centre. The main central station is São Bento Station, which is itself a notable landmark located in the heart of Porto.

 Buses

The city has an extensive bus network run by the STCP (Sociedade dos Transportes Colectivos do Porto, or Porto Public Transport Society) which also operates lines in the neighboring cities. Several bus companies make the connection with all the major cities in Portugal.

 Trams

A tram network, of which only four lines remain one of them being a tourist line on the shores of the Douro. The lines in operation today all use vintage tramcars, so the service has become a heritage tramway.

Subway/Light rail

Porto has a modern and useful subway net, with access to all the city, to the airport and to the surrounding metropolitan area.

Shuttle service from airport/train station to camp

Happy Day Surf Camp is glad to provide a shuttle service.

Distance camp-airport

The distance from the airport to the camp is 15 km. The taxi costs about 20 € each way and the subway about 2,5 € per person each way.

 

PACKAGES & PRICES


PACKAGE A - Pack Hostel Shared Room, from 375 Euros / Week



Includes

- 7 nights accommodation in a shared room of a city center hostel;
- breakfast;
- 5 days of surf lessons (two classes per day);
- transportation from the hostel to the beach.

Extras

- Airport transfers;
- Dinners;
- Oporto guided tours (by walk, bus, segway or helicopter);
- Nightlife guided tour;
- Visit to the Oporto wine cellars;
- Music concerts, theatre;
- Museums, monuments, expositions…
- Wide range of other activities like yoga, canoeing, paintball…

Other extras by request.


PACKAGE B - Pack Hostel Double Room, from 399 Euros / Week



 Includes

- 7 nights accommodation in a double room of a city center hostel;
- breakfast;
- 5 days of surf lessons (two classes per day);
- transportation from the hostel to the beach.

 

Extras

- Airport transfers;
- Dinners;
- Oporto guided tours (by walk, bus, segway or helicopter);
- Nightlife guided tour;
- Visit to the Oporto wine cellars;
- Music concerts, theatre;
- Museums, monuments, expositions…
- Wide range of other activities like yoga, canoeing, paintball…

Other extras by request.

 


PACKAGE C - Pack Hotel Shared Room, from 470 Euros / Week



Includes

- 7 nights accommodation in a shared room of a city center hotel;
- breakfast;
- 5 days of surf lessons (two classes per day);
- transportation from the hostel to the beach.

 
Extras

- Airport transfers;
- Dinners;
- Oporto guided tours (by walk, bus, segway or helicopter);
- Nightlife guided tour;
- Visit to the Oporto wine cellars;
- Music concerts, theatre;
- Museums, monuments, expositions…
- Wide range of other activities like yoga, canoeing, paintball…

Other extras by request.


PACKAGE D - Pack Hotel Double room, from 499 Euro



Includes

- 7 nights accommodation in a double room of a city center hotel;
- breakfast;
- 5 days of surf lessons (two classes per day);
- transportation from the hostel to the beach.

Extras

- Airport transfers;
- Dinners;
- Oporto guided tours (by walk, bus, segway or helicopter);
- Nightlife guided tour;
- Visit to the Oporto wine cellars;
- Music concerts, theatre;
- Museums, monuments, expositions…
- Wide range of other activities like yoga, canoeing, paintball…

Other extras by request.

 


PACKAGE E - from 699 Euros / Week



Includes

- 7 nights accommodation in a single room of a city center hotel;
- breakfast;
- 5 days of surf lessons (two classes per day);
- transportation from the hostel to the beach.

Extras

- Airport transfers;
- Dinners;
- Oporto guided tours (by walk, bus, segway or helicopter);
- Nightlife guided tour;
- Visit to the Oporto wine cellars;
- Music concerts, theatre;
- Museums, monuments, expositions…
- Wide range of other activities like yoga, canoeing, paintball…

Other extras by request.

 


SURFCOURSE ONLY - from 50 € per day / Person



Days     July and August     Other Months
1 day surfcourse     € 60     € 50
3 days surfcourse     € 165     € 135
5 days surfcourse     € 240     € 200

 

 

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