Portugal based surf camps deliver up your perfect surf trip
As you might expect with any surf camp option, the vibe here is fun, funky and sociable but surf camps Portuguese style typically serve up something with greater emphasis on the laid back and tranquil rather than a full-on party scene. Although après surf partying is possible, these camps are all about having a wide range of fun stuff to do with an almost obscene variety of great surf close by.
Ocean based diversion comes in many forms – fancy a spot of scuba diving?.......a whale and dolphin watching boat trip?.......snorkeling?.....fishing? Or perhaps you'd like to try your hand at kite-surfing, wind-surfing or stand up paddle surfing (SUP) to get a different view of your waves? If you find yourself nodding vigorously along to any of that then a Portugal based surf camp might just deliver up your perfect surf trip.
Away from the ocean get balanced with some yoga
Away from the ocean you can ease away the surf aches with a massage, get balanced with some yoga, use up any energy excesses with a spot of tennis/golf/horse riding or mingle with the locals on a cultural themed excursion. You probably get the picture anyway – there's lots to do and all at your fingertips. Alternatively, if rest and relaxation are your aim, you can also do absolutely nothing in your non-surfing hours, simply soaking up the camp vibe, in a choice of beautiful surroundings.
Portugals climate and surf conditions
Portugal offers a year round surf destination with the biggest and most consistent swells occurring from October to April. Its several 100s of km coastline crams in an incredible amount of break options and with reefs, river-mouths, world class beach breaks and points all on the menu it is guaranteed to have any surfer licking their lips with anticipation.
Portuguese based surf camps
Half of the Portuguese based surf camps are located in either Ericeira or Peniche which together make up the central Atlantic coast area of the country. Ericeira, the Mecca of Portugal's surfing world, offers up mostly reefs while Peniche, with its mix of break types, is home to Supertubos widely recognized as Europe's best beach break.
The Algarve (North and South) and Alentjo regions, which form Portugal's southern Atlantic and Mediterranean surf options, are typically less crowded than Ericeira and Peniche and with a little effort and exploration still offer the possibility of empty waves.
All in all, Portugal offers up a wonderful wave choice which means beginners won't be intimidated while advanced surfers will also be able to find choices for their adrenalin fixes and new boundary pushing.
Surf camp accommodation types
Accommodation types offered by the surf camps in Portugal come in all shapes and sizes, from camping right through to stylish comfort choices. Bed down for the night in a bunk-bed in a dorm room, opt for privacy and retreat with apartment rooms or even a boutique surf villa and for something completely different..... how about a tree-house?
All room configurations are offered with single, doubles and triple room options throughout a range of surf houses, surf hostels and surf lodges and, for those more self-contained, independent surfers, there is the option of pitching up your own tent or surf van.
Each Portugal based surf camp offers something a little different but almost universally, and as you would expect from a surf camp, there are areas where you can mix and mingle with others such as chill out terraces, roof decks, DVD/TV rooms, bars and barbeque areas. If you want the opportunity of a little alone mind-surfing time then you can roam the gardens, sneak off to a well-placed hammock or collapse beside a swimming pool.
Portugals waves and beaches
Many of the surf camps in Portugal place you a short walk from the beach and waves and often conveniently close to a town and the facilities there but if you like the wave on your doorstep idea then opt for one of the choices which places you beachfront.
The varied nature of Portugal surf camps means they attract a diverse, international crowd. The budget options and social vibe draws groups and solo travelers while the mid range options appeal to couples and families seeking a camp atmosphere with some added comfort.
With all of our Portugal surf camps offering tuition and classes, they are also a great place for those totally new to surfing or for those who are looking to up their surfing standard to the next level.
Surf camp packages
Most of the packages on offer start off as basic with accommodation and sometimes meals included, most typically on a bed and breakfast basis. However, upgrades are possible to include further meals up to full board and such things as lessons, guiding/spot transfer and equipment rental.
The Portugal surf camps can be a real steal for independent, self-equipped surfers who are just looking for an accommodation only, fun base.
Often the hardest part of any trip is making the decision of where to go and sorting through possible choices until you start seeing double and your head hurts. A call to the LUEX experts means you sidestep this time consuming process and ensure you end up with a trip which makes the most of your hard earned money and still matches all your requirements. That's what we are here for.