EasyDrop Surf Camp Itacare

Brazil: South Bahia

Beautiful surf house just steps away from the beach. Communal areas, delicious local breakfasts and an abundance of breaks in the region.

Rates & Packages

Rates & Dates 2017 / 2018

Lodging
Room type Dec Jan Feb / Jul Mar-Jun & Aug-Nov
Single room € 50 € 81 € 56 € 44
Double Room p.p. € 25 € 41 € 28 € 22
Dorm room Casarão Verde p.p. € 13 € 12
Surf courses
as of 4th to 5th day 6-10 days 11-15 days
€ 67 € 56 € 45

Please note:

  • Prices are quoted per person
One Week Surf Pack
Room Type Dec January Feb / Jul Mar-Jun & Aug-Nov
Single Room € 848 € 1067 € 892 € 805
Double Room p.p. € 620 € 730 € 642 € 598
Two Week Surf Pack
Room Type Dec January Feb / Jul Mar-Jun & Aug-Nov
Single Room € 1514 € 1952 € 1602 € 1427
Double Room p.p. € 1111 € 1330 € 1155 € 1067
Body 'n Soul Pack
Room Type Dec January Feb / Jul Mar-Jun & Aug-Nov
Single Room € 977 € 1195 € 1020 € 892
Double Room p.p. € 748 € 858 € 770 € 686
Green Surfer Pack
Room Type Dec January Feb / Jul Mar-Jun & Aug-Nov
Single Room € 448 + CO2 offset € 1067 + offset € 892 + offset € 805 + offset
Double Room p.p. € 620 + CO2 offset € 730 + offset € 642 + offset € 598 + offset

What is included / What not

 1 Week Pack

  • 6 days full surf lessons
  • 7 nights lodging + breakfast
  • airport shuttles
  • all surfing pictures in high resolution
  • all your waves on a video DVD

 

2 Week Pack

  • 12 days full surf lessons
  • 14 nights lodging + breakfast
  • airport shuttles
  • all surfing pictures in high resolution
  • all your waves on a video DVD

 

Body’n Soul Pack

  • 6 days full surf lessons
  • 2 x 60 minutes yoga sessions
  • 3 full body massages
  • 7 nights lodging + breakfast
  • airport shuttles
  • all surfing pictures in high resolution
  • all your waves on a video DVD

 

Green Surfer Pack

  • 5 days full surf lessons
  • 7 nights lodging + breakfast
  • airport shuttles
  • all surfing pictures in high resolution
  • all your waves on a video DVD
  • cost of growing the amount of native plants necessary to fully compensate for the carbon gas emissions caused by your stay

 

Surf Courses

Included

  • Benchmark quality surf lessons held on our daily choice of the best surf beaches in the region of Itacaré, including daily transportation by boat or van/jeep, and full surfing equipment (all surf board types and shapes provided, plus rash guards, spring suits, leashes, wax, hats, and carrying straps).
  • Each lesson is 4 hours NET surfing time (not counting preparation time or trips to the beaches).  Lessons are held in small groups of same-level students, with a guaranteed minimum ratio of 1 instructor per 5 students in order to provide you with the maximum individual learning potential during your class.
  • In order to speed up the learning process even more, all your surf classes from Monday to Friday are recorded on dedicated video and the resulting footage is discussed with you in detail during the daily theoretical evening seminar (average 1 ½ hours per seminar).
  • Take advantage of your own complete EasyDrop Surfing Handbook covering waves, tide, swells, currents, peaks, rules, and surf lingo.
  • Receive an email with a link & password to a downloadable high-resolution picture gallery, containing all the shots taken during your stay.

 

For courses from 6 days on

  • Take home a reminder of all your surfed waves, edited from our daily surf class video footage into your free personal EasyDrop DVD.

Extended Description

 1 Week Pack

6 glorious days! Our most popular starter

This one-week package is most popular with our first timers, although they often regret later not signing up for two weeks!  The setup is as follows:

 

Surfing

6 days of structured surf lessons, held on the best surfing beaches in the region of Itacaré, including daily transportation to the beaches and full surfing equipment (all surf board types and shapes provided, rash guards, spring suits, leashes, wax, hats, etc.).

Each lesson is 4 hours NET surfing time (not counting preparation time or trips to the beaches).  Lessons are held in small groups of same-level students, with a guaranteed minimum ratio of 1 instructor per 5 students, and video recording from Monday to Friday.

Video footage is discussed during your daily theoretical evening seminars (average one and a half hours per seminar).

Take advantage of your own complete EasyDrop Surfing Handbook covering waves, tide, swells, currents, peaks, rules, and surf lingo.

Back home, receive an email with a link & password to a downloadable high-resolution picture gallery, containing all the shots taken during your stay.

 

2 Week Pack

Dream of surfing like a pro?

Interested in really learning to surf like a pro? Our two-week package is your best bet!

 

Surfing

12 days of structured surf lessons, held on the best surfing beaches in the region of Itacaré, including daily transportation to the beaches and full surfing equipment (all surf board types and shapes provided, rash guards, spring suits, leashes, wax, hats, etc.).

Each lesson is 4 hours NET surfing time (not counting preparation time or trips to the beaches).  Lessons are held in small groups of same-level students, with a guaranteed minimum ratio of 1 instructor per 5 students, and video recording from Monday to Friday.

Video footage is discussed during your daily theoretical evening seminars (average one and a half hours per seminar).

After your first week, our instructor team will complete a detailed individual analysis of your acquired surfing skills so far, then develop a personalized set of goals and techniques for you to be applied during the second week.  This will help you attain your maximum individual surfing progress. Your goals and techniques will be constantly shared, discussed, and refined with you during your second surfing week.

Take advantage of your own complete EasyDrop Surfing Handbook covering waves, tide, swells, currents, peaks, rules, and surf lingo.

You’ll also receive a DVD for each week of your stay, a reminder of all the waves you surfed during that week.

Back home, receive an email with a link & password to a downloadable high-resolution picture gallery, containing all the shots taken during your stay.

 

 

Body’n Soul Pack

The Zen Surfing Experience

Enrich your one-week EasyDrop experience with total relaxation through therapeutic massages and Yoga sessions.

 

Surfing

6 days of structured surf lessons, held on the best surfing beaches in the region of Itacaré, including daily transportation to the beaches and full surfing equipment (all surf board types and shapes provided, rash guards, spring suits, leashes, wax, hats, etc.).

Each lesson is 4 hours NET surfing time (not counting preparation time or trips to the beaches). Lessons are held in small groups of same-level students, with a guaranteed minimum ratio of 1 instructor per 5 students, and video recording from Monday to Friday.

Video footage is discussed during your daily theoretical evening seminars (average one and a half hours per seminar).

Take advantage of your own complete EasyDrop Surfing Handbook covering waves, tide, swells, currents, peaks, rules, and surf lingo.

You’ll also receive a DVD for each week of your stay, a reminder of all the waves you surfed during that week.

Back home, receive an email with a link & password to a downloadable high-resolution picture gallery, containing all the shots taken during your stay.

 

Massages

Relax your sore surfing muscles through three professional therapeutic massages (75 minutes each) at the EasyDrop Revitalize Spa available to you any day of the week.

 

Yoga

Renew, calm, strengthen and balance your body and mind through two Vinyasa Yoga sessions (60 minutes each) at "Ilha Verde," held on Tuesday and Thursday and scheduled in harmony with our practical and theoretical surf lessons.

 

Green Surfer Pack

Save the planet while you surf!

We all know that international surf vacations (and other travel) contribute significantly to global warming. So here is an easy way to surf with us and still be green by compensating the CO2 trace left during your stay in Itacaré.

Besides neutralizing the carbon emissions of your trip, you will also have the opportunity to visit the compensation program at work and take a fantastic sightseeing tour through the region’s precious Atlantic rain forest biosphere.

 

Surfing

5 days of structured surf lessons, held on the best surfing beaches in the region of Itacaré, including daily transportation to the beaches and full surfing equipment (all surf board types and shapes provided, rash guards, spring suits, leashes, wax, hats, etc.).

Each lesson is 4 hours NET surfing time (not counting preparation time or trips to the beaches). Lessons are held in small groups of same-level students, with a guaranteed minimum ratio of 1 instructor per 5 students, and video recording from Monday to Friday.

Video footage is discussed during your daily theoretical evening seminars (average one and a half hours per seminar).

Take advantage of your own complete EasyDrop Surfing Handbook covering waves, tide, swells, currents, peaks, rules, and surf lingo.

Back home, receive an email with a link & password to a downloadable high-resolution picture gallery, containing all the shots taken during your stay.

 

Carbon offset

By purchasing this package at a fixed rate corresponding to the cost of planting and growing the amount of native plants necessary to fully compensate for the carbon gas emissions causes by your stay in Itacaré, you will be contributing to the "Mecenas da Vida" Program (get to know their work here). In addition, your fourth day in Itacaré is dedicated to visiting the farmers and NGO who maintain this program and take a professionally guided tour through the Atlantic rain forest.

To identify you as a CO2 compensating tourist, you'll get the program's t-shirt as our gift.

As an extension of this package, you might also consider compensating your flight trip to and from Itacaré through this carbon offset program.

 

Surf Courses

Practical Classes

The teaching methods we apply in our surf lessons were developed by EasyDrop and are considered to be a global benchmark in surf school structure.  By breaking the process down into easy-to-learn steps, we can maximize your ability to learn the fine details of each movement.  We focus on each individual step first on land, then in the water.  Our knowledge of a variety of approaches to learning proper technique allows us to personalize your education based on individual bio-mechanical characteristics and style.


General surf class setup

Our surf lessons consist of groups of up to 12 students, with EasyDrop providing at least one instructor for every five students. Students are then grouped together based on similar skill levels. Remember that our goal is to maximize your surfing success, so that means if one student’s ability doesn’t match the rest of the class they will still receive individualized instruction from our team at no additional cost. 

The entire group will benefit from universal lesson topics such as assessing surf conditions and proper stretching. In addition, EasyDrop’s trademark video review and theoretical analysis are done together daily so that the entire group can be exposed to a wide variety of skill & performance. This also provides a fun & unique experience for students to get to know one another. With this setup, we can meet the needs of all different levels, from beginner to advanced surfers. 

 

Key techniques for beginners

During the first half of our two-week beginner’s course, students learn to master the basic skills.

  • detailed paddling technique
  • sitting on the board - and staying there!
  • quick controlled turn while sitting
  • paddling turns
  • diving under the board (turtle diving)
  • “emergency brake” just before taking off
  • controlled wipe out
  • paddling for waves
  • standing up and riding broken whitewater waves
  • vertical tip & tail control during a ride
  • controlled turning while riding broken whitewater waves
  • successful sea condition appraisal

During the second half of our comprehensive beginner’s course, students use all of these techniques in real situations on the outside (unbroken waves).  Meanwhile, our instructors will be with you in the water & another one on the shore tracking your progress with our camcorder. 


Intermediate & advanced techniques

For our intermediate & advanced students, we offer individualized training plans that aim to systematically improve technique through specific exercises and personal coaching.  These surfers also benefit from the use of our video technology.  In addition, select EasyDrop instructors with many years of competitive experience assist advanced students with professional advice and tips.

 

Theoretical Classes

Theoretical surf classes are held from Monday through Friday at the EasyDrop headquarters located in the historical center of Itacaré.  They consist of detailed video feedback as well as the exploration of nine content modules related to technique & safety.  These sessions run on a weekly cycle, are accompanied by an EasyDrop surf manual, and last approximately one and a half hours.  

An EasyDrop surf instructor facilitates a discussion of the daily video footage and together with the group, identifies correct technique as well as areas for improvement using slow motion and repetitive playback.  Being able to watch yourself surf is a fundamental way to translate our instructor’s suggestions.  In each session, instructors will also help you set new goals for the following day. 


Theory topics

  • the physics of waves and surfboards
  • swell formation
  • wave patterns
  • currents
  • tides
  • rules of priority
  • surfer etiquette
  • safety techniques
  • surfboard building
  • safety

 

Additional surf insurance

Exclusive EasyDrop “Safe Surfing” accident insurance during your surf lessons, covering personal, medical, and hospital expenditures that hopefully you never need to use!

 

Equipment

High equipment standards and cutting edge technology have had a place at EasyDrop since we opened in 1998. Our experience with the intelligent use of technology has proved that it tremendously enhances learning and performance. It is our belief that a good surf school should provide a wide variety of surf equipment, learning conditions, well-prepared instructors and excellent technological tools to help support their students. Take a closer look at what we’ve got.

 

Surfing equipment

Our comprehensive stock of surfboards includes all shapes and lengths made from both polyester and eps. However, the majority are traditional polyester longboards and softboards.

In order to protect you from the sun and getting cold in the water, we offer a full range of rash guards as well as long wetsuits. All of our leashes are heavy duty.

 

Video equipment

In order to provide the best quality video of all EasyDrop practical surf classes, we own several professional digital high resolution camcorders.

Every Saturday, we create a 60-minute compilation of your best rides and most fantastic wipeouts as well as scenes from the beach and around town. These DVDs are our free gift to you memorializing all you’ve accomplished!

 

Photo equipment

On Saturdays, you will be joined by one of our photographers carrying professional-grade Canon digital SLR cameras. Our EF-only lenses provide focal lengths of 1400mm (35mm equivalent), so be sure to smile out there!

 

The EasyDrop Manual

Our manual is provided to each student and covers all surf-related topics including:

 

1. Evaluating Surf Conditions

  • Wind

  • Tide

  • Swell

  • Currents

  • Peaks / wave formation

  • Local surfers

  • Sea animals

  • Weather and water temperature

  • Planning a surf session

 

2. Types of Surf Breaks

  • Shorebreak

  • Beachbreak

  • Pointbreak

  • Reefbreak

  • Riverbreak

 

3. The Surfing Equipment

  • Surfboards

  • Types of boards

  • Construction

  • More details on shapes and their significance

  • Other equipment

  • Use and maintenance of surf equipment

 

4. Safety behavior for Surfers

  • Rules of priority and etiquette

  • Falling safely

  • Safe end to a surf ride

  • More safety

 

5. Basic surfing techniques

  • Paddling to the outside

  • Duck dive

  • Turtle dive

  • Line up and reading waves

  • Paddling for the Wave and Standing

 

6. Intermediate surfing techniques

  • General concept of turning

  • Bottom turn

  • Off the lip

  • Cut back

  • Rail to rail pumping