Settled just 2-minute walk from a breathtaking coastline of the Atlantic Ocean , Cliff Surf & Yoga Camp is a place to be if you are craving for a memorable vacation. A spacious 3-level house with open terraces and glimpses of the sea, 11 originally decorated rooms and its own bar&lounge was created to become your secret holiday escape.
All it takes is just 200 meters down the path from our camp to find yourself in pristine and charming Praia da Vigia (Vigia Beach) one of 20 beaches belonging to Santa Cruz miles-long sandy shore. This area is lavishly gifted with great uncrowded waves almost allyear round.
The mission of Cliff Surfcamp goes far beyond just giving surf & Yoga retreats. We want to introduce you to the entire surf & Yoga lifestyle, which is about connecting to nature and other people, discovering yourself and enjoying unique moments. We want to take you to well-known places and secret spots; open to you our Portuguese heart and soul ; let you try new flavors and smell new odors. In other words, we simply want you to relax and have the time of your life.
Our Cliff Surf Camp team is here for you 24/7 to ensure the only thing you have to do is chilling and having fun. You can count on our service and full attention at every stage of your vacation - from preparation to actual stay to departure.
Be our guest!
With our heart,
CLIFF Surf House team
We love surfing, and our goal is to share this love with you, our guest! Whether it's your first rendezvous with the magic surf lifestyle, or you're already a ´hooked´ one, our team cannot wait to greet you on board! Monday to Friday, surf lessons take place at charming Vigia Beach, nestled just 200m away from our surf camp. The class schedules vary from day to day as they depend on ocean tides and weather conditions, but our team will always keep you updated.
In CSH, every surf lesson is composed in a way that enables joyful, step-by-step and easy-to-follow learning process. Even though each surf session is unique when it comes to feeling and content, there are core principles that form a solid basis for our surf teaching philosophy.
A spacious 3-level house with open terraces and glimpses of the sea, 10 originally decorated rooms and its own Lounge & Bar was created to become your secret holiday escape. We made sure that this place has everything you need for a comfortable and pleasant stay.
Fully equipped kitchen
Bar & Lounge
Open chill space
Free bikes & longboards
Whether you are traveling alone or with a group of friends, prefer privacy or constant company, opt for surf or not, we have holiday packages for various needs and budgets. Out of 10 originally decorated rooms, choose one that appeals most to your heart: private or shared, with a little balcony or own terrace, a minibar or a bathtub. Every room has its own shower and WC, which means… no morning and after surf queues! Whatever your choice is, you will find yourself in a tasteful interior with maximum comfort.
To surf better, one should eat well. This is why Cliff Surfcamp serves delicious and diverse breakfast for you every day. Prepared with a traditional touch (and a spoonful of love), our breakfast buffet comprises everything to start a day right: assortment of bread and pastries, cold cuts, muesli, yogurt, jams& jellies, hot & cold beverages, fresh seasonal fruit. The breakfast is complimented with a take-away beach snack (a sandwich, a packet of biscuits, water, juice and a fruit) to keep you energized throughout entire surf session. In case you don’t feel like cooking dinner tonight, pick one from our special menu, like BBQ's, Sushi, Vegetarian food and encompassing numerous options from local restaurants, and we will manage all the logistics. Sunrise to sunset, enjoy also yammy smoothies, healthy snacks and fresh salads from our lounge&bar. In Cliff Surfcamp we aim to turn meals into uniting and fun way to get to know each other, engage in interesting conversation and dive into cultural diversity. What can be better than sharing an excitement about an upcoming surf session with like-minded people over a morning cup of coffee?
SURF COURSE DETAILS
We will introduce you to essential safety and surf etiquette rules; ensure your physical and mental preparation for any kind of situations that may occur on water; tell you about favorable (and not) surf conditions and how to identify them; explain how to deal with surf equipment and make a surfboard your friend. In other words, we guarantee you receive all the critical knowledge and skills to surf safely.
Don't drop the (theory) base!
What is the nature of waves and how do they differ? How does the ocean live (yes, it´s alive!) and behave? How do you climb and even stand up onto that surfboard?! What is the difference between ´greens´ and ´foams´ and soft and hard boards? How do you paddle and turn? Basically, we will tell you everything we know (and even more!) about surfing, because surfing requires profound knowledge and understanding.
Practice makes surfers
At sunrise and sunset, at fast pace and in meditation-like mode, first on sand, then on water, you will practice all kind of exercises and techniques to master the art of surf, gradually and joyfully. You will learn how to:
- prepare your body for surf session with a proper warm-up
- enter the water in right place and right time
- Choose waves
- paddle efficiently and manage breath
- stand up on board
- hold balance and turn and many more things (we just don´t like listing!).
Each surf session is, therefore, a balanced mix of theory, practice and rest.
Surfing is our core (and most beloved) activity. Our qualified and passionate surf instructors will guide you into fascinating and magic world of surf, where human connects with the Ocean, Nature and other people alike.
Each with a special feel, both fun otherwise, skates and longboards are for your free use to ride those concrete waves. In case you seek some advice, our professional fellow skateboarder is happy to share with you few tricks and tips once a week.
Introduce yourself to YOGA - a India tradicional discipline, which is all about energy flow, relaxation and reaching equilibrium.
Turn head north, turn head south (and east) – you´ll find a bunch of world-famous destinations within 1h drive. Let us take you there and show around!
Buddha Eden Garden - Fantastic garden lavishly filled with pagodas, sculptures, and statues, will keep you surprised at each step across its vast territory.
Quinta da Almiara - a local winery.Take a peek into the entire process of wine-making and savour a glass or two to give your final verdict.
Lisbon - Immodestly historical and seductively hype, the capital of Portugal is waiting to be explored.
Nazaré - You will be speechlessly amazed facing one of the world´s biggest waves.
Obidos - Visitors love this tiny town for authentic medieval sensation and sturdy castle fortress.
Surfboards Factory - One cannot know alpha and omega of surf without understanding how a surf board is created. Let´s pay a visit to a local shaper and ask him few tricky questions!
Ways to get to the camp
If you have a reservation in our Surfcamp, we will assure the transfer from Lisbon airport to CLIFF Surf House, an authorized person will be waiting at the airport.
It is also possible to arrive by public transport, the journey takes longer tho. Get in touch and we will send you further details.
This package includes:
1 Welcome drink
1 Welcome dinner
7 Nights Stay
5 Days surf course (Mon – Fri)
o 1,5 hours surf lesson each day
o 5 Beach Snacks
o 1 theoretical lesson
o 1 Video Analysis
o Surf Equipment
o Transport to surf spot
o Certified instructors
o Insurance for sports accidents
1 Yoga Session
1 surf skate session
Single Room 570€ /room
Twin/double Room 1100€ /room
Triple room 1650€ /room
Single Room 650€ /room
Twin/double Room 1250€ /room
Triple room 1875€ /room
Surf Lesson - from 35 € per Day / Person
1,5 hours surf lesson
Board: 20 € / Day
Wetsuit: 20 € / Day
Board & Wetsuit: 30 € / Day
Board: 100 € / 7 Days
Wetsuit: 100 € / 7 Days
Board & Wetsuit: 150 € / 7 Days
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June, July, August, September
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