Oporto Surf Apartments & Surf Villa - Esmoriz, Porto. Portugal
Surf in Porto whilst enjoying the tranquility of the traditional fishing village of Esmoriz, surrounded by the wild and well-preserved beaches or Maceda Natural Park.
Oporto Surcamp is a multicultural place, where people from all over the world can enjoy the Surf, make new friends and exchange experiences in a very chilled out and informal ambience.
Esmoriz, known as the best Surfspot triangle in the North of Portugal, offers you a great Surf with a peaceful and friendly crowd in a place where traditions are still alive. Lots of Party too !!
Casa Paulo first floor
A beautiful authentic house built in 1949. At the front of the house there is still a painting made of typical Portuguese tiles (azulejos) which tells the story of a woman and her children waiting for their dad to come back from fishing at the ocean.The house can accommodate max 6 persons.
Everything is on walking distance There are also parking spots for 2 cars and you can park in front of the house. Esmoriz has no paid parking yet. Wi-fi internet is available at the surf camp or at the café’s around.
Feel free to stop by at the surf camp for a drink or if you need some info and tips about the surroundings and surf conditions.
- Living room with TV and DVD
- Big dining table
- Fully equipped kitchen. On the outside patio is a bbq, a dining table and some lounge chairs to enjoy the sun. For children under 3 years old we also have a camping bed available. The house is located in the centre of the village, close to a supermarket, bakery, restaurants and the beach.
- 2 bedrooms with double bed
- 1 bedroom with double bed and a single bed
- Option to have a baby bed
- Sheets and towels included
- Bathroom with toilet, shower and bath
- Outside patio with bbq, table and loungechairs
- Walking distance from everything (beach, restaurants, shops, bakery)
- Wi fi available
THE SURF SCHOOL
We offers surf lessons for all ages! We provide lessons for beginners as well as for the more experienced surfers and advanced surfers. The more experienced surfers can also join us on our Surfari’s. Our passion is to help you improve your surfing skills as a sport, culture and lifestyle!
All our instructors have the required credentials (achieved by the Portuguese surf federation and ASI) and a wide knowledge and experience in surfing on educational level as well as in competing. With over 20 years of experience our instructors will advice, help and teach the ‘students’ according to their needs and level of surfing. We will show our beautiful beaches around and choose the best spot of the day so everyone learns also how to read the surfconditions as well.
Portugal’s North-West coast has a consistent swell all year round. This in combination with many uncrowded and untouched spots makes this the perfect place to surf! The beach breaks are ideal for beginners to learn how to surf. And because of the many uncrowded beaches you really get to focus on the surf. Along a 15 km coastline there are more than 20 clean beach breaks with waves for all levels.
The most famous and consistent wave is Espinho, also host of several surf events! It is known for its long and ‘barreling’ right-hander. For intermediate surfers the best wave is Cagalhotos, a long and easy right, perfect for you to develop your surf manoeuvres. In front of the house there is a fast and fun left-hander. South of the house you will find the multiple peaks of the natural beaches located in Maceda Natural Park, where the surf is in complete harmony with nature in its purest form.
- Wakesurf experience at the Douro river
- Yoga lessons
- Relaxing massages for all your (surf)muscles
- Bicycles for rent: Imported from holland, a nice mix between a beach cruiser and a very decent dutch bike you will cruise along the new bicycle paths they have been making in the last 2 years. You can now bike from Furadouro till Gaia, the south of Porto.
- Skate park
- Kart Racing
- Wall climbing
- Visit the market in Espinho on monday’s
- Porto tour
LOCATION & GETTING HERE
The North of Portugal is technically the birthplace of nowadays Portugal, as this is the place from where Portugal started expanding to the Portugal as we know it today. It has a unique historical patrimony where genuine traditions are still alive. It has always been famous for it’s gastronomy, wine production and the hospitality of it’s residents.
The house is located in the picturesque and traditional fisherman’s village of Praia de Esmoriz. Close by you will find multiple great uncrowded surfspots and the beautiful forest of Maceda Nature Park. Besides surfing there are many other things around, such as a great skatepark in the forest, kart racing, wake surfing, cycling (we have bikes for rent) and a breathtaking national park a bit North-West of Porto.
In the village itself are some nice restaurants, bars, traditional shops, atm and a supermarket. There are also some beautiful places to visit outside Praia de Esmoriz:
Porto is 30 km north of Esmoriz and it takes only a 30 minute train ride to get to the historical centre of Porto. In 2001 Unesco Foundation elected Porto as ‘European Capital of Culture’, thanks to its beautiful architecture, wine making traditions (Port wine), gastronomy and unique characteristics. The city of Porto is right next to the Atlantic ocean and the famous Douro river, the ideal place to chill out by the beach, or enjoy the city’s social life and breathtaking views.
Aveiro is 40 km south of Esmoriz and it takes a 40 minute train ride from Esmoriz to the city centre. Aveiro is known for its unique geographical features where sea and land connect in a strange way creating Inner City Rivers. Therefore it is called the Portuguese “Venetia” and is a truly romantic city. In Aveiro are several Universities located, which gives the city a young and well-animated population where parties and concerts occur on a daily base.
Santa Maria da Feira is only 8 km east of Esmoriz and it takes a 10 minute ride by car to the town centre. The city is internationally known for its special annual event “Medieval Fest”, where the city literally goes back in time, taking you back to the way it was 400 years ago. The whole population parties and welcomes the large number of visitors. At night the old part of town has animated bars and impressive nightclubs.
The North of Portugal is located along the Atlantic ocean and therefore has a sea climate with mild winters (16 c°) and warm summers (27 c°). The water temperature varies between 15 c° and 20 c°. Because of a nice sea breeze it almost never gets too hot.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
From the airport you catch the metro to Porto – Campanha. (the second last stop, €2,50, 35min.) From there you catch the train (it’s called Urbano) in the direction of Ovar or Aveiro and you get out in Esmoriz. (€2,00, 25min.) We will pick you up from the trainstation of Esmoriz. Just give us a call or textmessage when the metro is leaving from the airport. So we can make sure one of is here to pick you up.
We can also arrange a transfer for you. We work already for many years with our taxi driver Sr. Agosto who will always take you safe to the surfcamp or airport and is always on time to pick you up. He will be waiting for you when you come out of the bagage hall with our logo. The price is €48 (max 4 guests.) for one way and €70 for a taxi bus who can take max 8 guests. A transfer can be very handy if you have an early departure or late arrival. Please confirm with us if you would like to have a transfer:
From the airport it takes about 40 / 45 minutes by car to reach the surfcamp. We have free parking spaces in front of the surfcamp. You will get full address when your confirm you booking.
PRICES & PACKAGES
SURFCAMP & SURFARIS
- 7 nights accommodation
- 5 days surf course (morning + afternoon)
- … or 5 surfaris with guide
- All the surf material, all day!
- Transferts beach – surfcamp
- 1 or 2 videos analyses a week with surf theory
- One visit to Porto’s Historical Centre
- Transfers to and from Esmoriz train station
|Surfcamps/Surfaris||Accommodation||Week||Extra Week||Extra Day|
|Low Season||Shared||300 EUR||250 EUR||50 EUR|
|Oct > Mar||Double||350 EUR||300 EUR||60 EUR|
|Mid Season||Shared||350 EUR||300 EUR||55 EUR|
|Apr > Jun||Double||400 EUR||350 EUR||65 EUR|
|High Season||Shared||400 EUR||350 EUR||60 EUR|
|Jul >Sep||Doube||450 EUR||400 EUR||70 EUR|
Surf Board: 20 EUR/day, 120 EUR/week
Wetsuit: 10 EUR/day, 60 EUR/week
Surf Lessons: 35 EUR/lesson
*All above rates are per person