Welcome to Peste Surfcamp - Porto - Portugal
Peste Surfcamp was started by a family and is based in the North of Portugal - Porto.
It is known for being one of the oldest surf schools in Portugal. The owner, Luis Bessa, surfs since 1990 and teaches since 2004. The team is qualified as surf, kite and stand up paddle and his instructors also as lifeguards and school teachers with lots of experience and readiness to help.
The Surf Hostel is located 5 minutes walking from the beach. It is big Villa (an old family house) that has been renovated in 2010.It is an amazing place to be where you can make lots of new friends and have a great time surfing and relaxing in a family environment. where we are located there are 60 kms of surf spots for all types of surfers where you can find all types of waves with or without crowd. In the surroundings you can find cheap or expensive restaurants, bars where you can enjoy a good drink watching the sunset. You can also join us at our weekly parties at the hostel (normally the house is full of friendly people).
The owner, Luis Bessa, surfs since 1990 and teaches since 2004.
The team is qualified as surf, kite and stand up paddle and his instructors also as lifeguards and school teachers. They have a lot of experience and are always ready to help.
The hostel is an old family house, with four shared rooms served by two bathrooms and two double rooms with private bathroom, TV and DVD in the first floor.
The house has a big dinning/seating room with a nice open fireplace. In addition we have a big room with a bar where you can listen some good music, watch a surf movie or simply hang out with the other guests while drinking good wine or cold beer. In the garden you can enjoy the sunshine and have a good breath of pure air.
Meals can be cooked in the big kitchen where you can find everything you need.
On fridays we like to host a BBQ and everyone is invited to join the party.
The 1 day price includes: insurance, morning and afternoon surf course or surf guide, surf equipment, transport to and from the surf camp.
The week package price includes: insurance, 7 nights accomodation, 5 days surf course or surf guide, surf equipment, breakfast, transport to and from the beaches / camp.
Kite Surf School offers lessons every day from February until November. The complete course takes 10 hours and is broken into four sections. ( 3 afternoons and 1 theoretical lesson at our kite center ):
Phase 1 ( 3hrs ) - rules for flying kites safely with small and large dimensions on land. At the end of this phase the students are able to choose the best material for their physical conditionl and handles it safely.
Phase 2 ( 3+3 hrs ) - control the kite in the water, bodydrag techniques and make the first stand ups.
Phase 3 ( 1 hr ) - theoretical session at our kite center to review on-line forescast, spots and material. At the end of this phase the student gains independence, necessary for kite.
In addition we offer an 2 hour long UNHOOK course where you will perfect the technique of wake-style tricks, tuning the material, trip and "pop". This course is €60.
Phase 1 Details
analyze the site - obstacles
Determine the wind direction and strength
Analyze the security area
Mounting of equipment and tuning
Knowing the "wind window"
Know the safety systems assets and liabilities
Kite flying at the top of wind window in " underpowered"
Flying the kite from one side to the other of the wind window
Simulation od accident
Use security systems
b) Up and Land the kite in the corner with the help of a wizard
Driving in the area of power in "Under Powered"
Rotate around the bar with the kite in zenith
Know the wind window
Kite lift unaided
Driving in the area of power
Untangle the knots through the rotation of the body/bar in the water
Flying with harness
Use the "quick release harness"
Piloting the harness with one hand
"Relaunching" kite of water
Body dragging without a harness
Wrap the lines in the water.
Kite and use it as an aid to return to land - self rescue
Phase 2 Details
Specific warm up
Simulation of accident in the water
Activate the quick release, flying the kite back
Body dragging using body position and the kite to move letf and right
Driving with one hand in the water
Collect the board and put your feet on the foot-straps
Move the kite to promote buoyancy enough to rise to the board
Phase 3 Details
Analysis forecasts online to local beaches
Analysis of specific spots of North Portugal
Analysis of the best material for the student
Summary of safety rules
equipment, insurance, shared accomodation and transport.
The 10 day package includes everything of the 5 day package and additionally the UNHOOK course and more advanced lessons, based on the riders skills.
Stand up paddle doesn´t have an age limit. It's always possible to learn it.
We guarantee that you will stand up in the very first lesson, no matter which experience or ability you´ve got. And we are excited to be the first school in the north of Portugal, teaching Standup Paddle. Lessons begin in flat waters, such as Douro River or in the ocean bays. After a few lessons, when you start getting more comfortable you will be catching waves in no time.
Our hostel is surrounded by various bars and restaurants for having a drink and enjoying the sunset. We also offer the possibility to join our weekly parties at the hostel.
Ways to get to the camp
Transport to and from the the surf camp.
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|One week||extra week|
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Double room price is per person and it includes: private bathroom, dvd, tv
|1 lesson||2 lessons|
|High (May- September)
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|1 day||30 €||30 €|
|5 days||360 €||320 €|
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Phase 1 ( 3hrs ) - rules for safe kite flying of kites with small and large dimensions on land. At the end of this phase the student is able to choose the best material for their physical and handles it safely.
Kite Surf School has lessons everyday from February until November. The complete course takes 10 hours and is broken into four sections. ( 3 afternoons and 1 theoric lesson at our kite center ):
The 5 day package teaches the above 3 phase course and include equipment, insurance, shared accomodation and transport. The 10 day package includes everything from the 5 day package in addition the UNHOOK course and more advanced lessons based on the riders skills.
PACKAGE C - STAND UP PADDLE
|Year round prices
|5 days||280 €|
|3 days||170 €|
|1 day||37 €|
The packages include:
€20 per night
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|€30 per night||€35 per night||€40 per night|
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