Surfaventura Surfcamp (Matosinhos, Portugal)

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A. General Norton de Matos, Passeio Marginal de Matosinhos. Armazéns Sul, Escola A., Matosinhos, North Portugal, 4450-206, Portugal
Tel: 0034 679 375 341,
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Booking on request
Prices from 345.00€  per week
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The Surfaventura Surf Camp is located in the area of Oporto, in northern Portugal. The Oporto city was considered the “Best European” destination in 2014. It is a nice and unique place where you´ll get to know one of the cities with more history of Europe while you´ll learn to surf  to surf in beautiful sandy beaches. Our teachers have a lot of experience in the practice and teaching of Surf. We´ll teach you the techniques to surf safely on the beach of Matosinhos and in other beaches nearby. The Camp is open from April 1 to October 30.

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Location and surf conditions:

You´ll be housed in the recently nice hostel, located in Oporto down town in a quiet street close to the historic and the nigthlife areas. You´ll stay in a shared room with breakfast included. The hostel is frequented by many young people from all around the world. 
If you prefer, you can stay in a hotel with private rooms, at Matosinhos City, 5 minutes walking  to our place. 
Our Surf School is in Matosinhos in the local sandy beach, were you can arrive in 25 min by bus or 15 min by our private transfer (Premium Pack) from the hostel. Also we can take you to other beachs nearby, were you can find different types of waves.

Camp character

Surfaventura Surfcamp offers a awsome surfing experience for people of all ages who want to learn to surf. Our staff will welcome you with sympathy. 
Oporto is one of the best spots for a Surf Camp in Portugal, because we have very good conditions to teach you in our beaches and waves, and also because you´ll have also the possibility to explore this nice City ,Oporto, with all it´s monuments, nature, great food, nightlife and nice people.

Camp operator

The Surfaventura  Camp is the result of work experience in teaching Surf and organizing activities by the Surfaventura School, in business since 2003.
Our instructors are trained professionals with years of experience as a surfer and teacher. The teachers have training by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) or International Surfinf Association ( ISA) and they may hold the lessons in multiple languages.



Accommodation types:

Type: hostel (1) or hotel (2) Situation: in the city center (1) or close to the beach (2). Room types: hostel (1) with shared rooms /bathroom; hotel (2) with double room Included: breakfast, bed linen, towels (except “light pack), storing of valuables

Extras: internet and TV provided Kitchen: not available Storing of valuables: available. -Non-Smoking  -No pets allowed    


Surf camp: breakfast included.  Self catering: no kitchen provided. Shopping facilities: many shops with affordable prices. Restaurants: many restaurants with good food and good prices in the area.



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

The week course, 7 days includes 5 days of instruction with 6 surf lessons, 5 practical lessons and 1 theory lesson. We give one lesson a day and each one lasts about 1h 30 min. 

The lessons are given in Matosinhos beach or in another one nearby, if there are better conditions to surf. All students have insurance included in their classes.

Depending on the pack (Light or Premiun) or place of accommodation, hostel in Porto or hotel in Matosinhos, it will be included transport to the beach and back to the hotel. Learn more at Packages & Prices.

Classes are taught in Portuguese or Spanish or English or in French.



The School offers surfing equipment adapted to the size, weight and age of the students, as well as its performance level.


In the free time, you can go on a boat trip, a wakeboard session, Oporto guided tours (by walk, bus, bike, etc), 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, stand-up-paddle, windsurf, sport adventure activities (like paintball for groups of 10 or more), etc.



The beach of Matosinhos where usually we give the Surf lessons is a sandy beach that has excellent conditions for learning to surf. Also the other nearby beaches are sandy and good to learn how to surf and we used to go there when the waves are too small at Matosinhos beach.   Spring and summer have temperatures of 20-30ºC, with the water at about 17-19ºC   The local people here are friendly and we always try to give lessons in places no crowds.


Located in the north of Portugal in the Douro region, the Portuguese city of Porto is the second largest city in the country and was elected the “Best European Destination 2012 and 2014” winning the title over 19 major European cities. It´s a small town with about 230,000 inhabitants. 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, byke, 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 restaurants and bars opening every.    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.  


Ways to get to the camp

Porto is served by Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport which is located about 12 km to the north of the city centre.The major lowcost companies (Ryanair, Easyjet, Transavia, etc.) have flights to Porto. The national flight company is TAP.

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.  

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.

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 METRO, 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
Surfaventura Surf Camp is glad to provide a shuttle service included in the “Premium Pack” and also in the "Light Pack” if you ask for it.  

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.  

Important details

Carry a visa card or credit because they are accepted in ATMs. It is also prudent to have the European Health Insurance Card or equivalent or health insurance.


Package A - "LIGHT PACK" / Hostel City Center from 345 € per Week / Person

This package includes:

• Welcome drink. 
• 7 nights’ accommodation in shared room with breakfast. 
• One shot drink per night. 
• 6 surf lessons: 5 practical lessons and 1 theorical lesson. 
• 5 days of free surf 2h / day.   
• Diploma for beginner surf course. 
• Photo report.  
• Ticket for public transports. 
• Insurance 

Package B - “PREMIUM PACK” " / Hostel City Center from 545 € per Week / Person

This package includes:

• Transfers: airport - hostel - airport / hostel - beach - hostel.
• Welcome drink.
• 7 nights’ accommodation in shared room with breakfast and dinner.
• Bath towel included.
• One shot drink per night.
• 6 surf lessons: 5 practical lessons and 1 theorical lesson.
• 5 days of free surf 2h / day.
• 1 Surfari to another beach.
• Diploma for beginner surf course.
• Photo report. 
• 1 City day tour.
• 1 Night tour through the city bars with offering drinks.
• 1 “Rabelo” boat tour and a visit tour to the cellars of Oporto wine.
• Insurance



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