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8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Esmoriz, Portugal

Surf and Yoga Retreat in Esmoriz

Learn to surf and experience a great surf camp holiday at our classic surf camp in Esmoriz. Meet people from all over the world and enjoy the beautiful sandy beaches and natural surroundings of north Portugal. Surf lessons for beginners and advanced, by professional surf instructors with years of experience. Get the best service and surf safely at Surfivor Surf Camp.The Surfivor Surf Camp in Esmoriz is perfect for travelers looking for a relaxing place to enjoy the beach and natural surroundings. Learn to surf at one of Europes best surf spots.


  • Welcome BBQ
  • 3x hourly yoga session per week
  • 2x surf theory & 1x video analyses
  • 5x days surf school with a professional surf coach
  • Free extra activities like - city/market tour, beach sports, party at Esmoriz
  • Ayurvedic massage available on extra charge
  • 7 days delicious buffet breakfast
  • 7 nights accomodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Guests staying at Surfivor in Esmoriz will not only be living directly by the sea, but also encounter the best amenities to make their surf holiday a wonderful experience. There is a fully equipped kitchen available for self-catering and a dining area with TV, internet, a small library, a large sunny garden area with shaded seating, and hammocks perfect to chill and relax in the sun. Free Wi-Fi is available in the entire Surf Camp area. Oportos international airport Francisco Sa Carneiro is only 35 km away and easy to reach by taxi or public transport. Guests have also the possibility to hire our airport shuttle on arrival and departure.


Single / Double

Comfortable private room, ideal for couples or single travelers. Queen size bed or twin option, Wi-Fi, breakfast included.

Mixed dorm

Shared room with a sunny terrace and ocean view, ideal for small groups, 4-bed dorm, single beds, Wi-Fi, lockers, and breakfast included.

Private suite

Comfortable double room with extra bed or baby cot and a private bathroom. This type is ideal for families with 1 child, couples, and single travelers who like the idea of a private bathroom. Available are queen or twin size bed options, wifi, and breakfast included.

Surfivor Camp Surf and Yoga Retreat in Esmoriz Program

Every year, hundreds of people from all over the world learn to surf at the Surfivor Surf School. The reason they are so popular is that their experience and professionalism guarantee for a quality service and a great surf holiday experience in Portugal. Everyone at Surfivor can join our yoga for surfers program that focuses on balancing between your physical effort while surfing and the much needed relaxation afterwards. It has been very popular among our guests, even for those who never tried yoga before and special exercises will help you relax your muscles at the end of the day and keep your mind set for surfing.

Surf lessons for every level

Beginner: for people with zero experience or a few basic notions.

This course gives you a step by step introduction to the theoretical and practical basics of surfing. Professional surf lessons taught by highly qualified surf instructors!

Novice: for people who previously already had 1-2 week surfing experience with lessons.

These courses follow the beginners course and aims at improving your paddling techniques and fasten your take off. You will increase your wave count and start catching your first green waves. Professional surf lessons taught by highly qualified surf instructors!

Advanced: for people who already surf and want to develop their skills.

In the Advanced Surf Clinic you will have a local surf coach next to you, who knows all the best surf spots and who will give you professional assistance in the water. The goal of this course to increase your wave count in some of the bigger waves and riding them in the green. This level requires a good amount of experience and physical preparation.

Surf theory & video coaching

Beside the 20-hour weekly surf course taking place on the beach, we also organize two weekly theory and video-coaching sessions in the surf camp. Here you will learn about the main aspects of climatic conditions necessary to generate waves and which allow surfers to ride waves. Many people have discovered things they never really thought about and learned about how the oceans really work.its a huge fun and our entertaining video analyses sessions are a great moment to follow the groups progress throughout the week and it also teaches you a lot on how to improve your surfing skills.


Everyone at Surfivor can join their yoga for Surfers program from June to September. It focuses on balancing between your physical effort while surfing and the much needed relaxation afterwards. Its been very popular among their guests, even for those who never tried yoga before and special exercises will help you relax your muscles at the end of the day and keep your mind set for surfing.

Extra activities

Surfivor keeps your holiday active and you are free to join the many extra activities like a game of beach volley or just cruising through the nearby forest park with the long boards or bicycle. Also they take you to try the delicious and fresh Portuguese cuisine. Capitao Gancho is a local restaurant right on the beach in front of our Surf Hostel. They serve a special menu to all their guests and its a great place to enjoy excellent seafood with a stunning ocean view.


Surfivor Camp is located in the small fishing village of Esmoriz, just 25 km south of Porto. Esmoriz is an amazing surfing community with a beautiful sandy beaches and quality waves for every level, surrounded by friendly people with a true passion for surfing. Here you can enjoy the quietness and the perfect beach front location of the Surf Camp, only a stone throw away.The town of Esmoriz has a variety of typical Portuguese restaurants that serve delicious fish and seafood and there are several beach bars, cafs and little markets within walking range from the surf camp.

Nearby places

  • Porto, 25 kilometers south



  • Cycling
  • Cycling nearby
  • Diving
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming nearby


  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Bar nearby
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Beach
  • Beach nearby
  • Caf
  • Caf nearby
  • Concierge desk
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Hammock
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Restaurant
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Special menu request
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Wi-Fi / computer
  • Internet access
  • In-room dining
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Shop
  • Shop nearby
  • Wireless internet


Try the delicious and fresh Portuguese cuisine. Capitao Gancho is a local restaurant right on the beach in front of the surf hostel. They serve a special menu of fish and seafood to all guests and its a great place to enjoy excellent sea food with a stunning ocean view.


Lunch and dinners are not included in the retreat package

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Attend beach party at Esmoriz.
  • City tour
  • Cruise through nearby forest park with long boards or bicycle.
  • Enjoy beach volleyball with friends.
  • Explore the coastline and surf the best breaks in the region.
  • Game of beach volleyball.
  • Savor excellent seafood delights and fresh Portuguese cuisine with a stunning ocean view.
  • Visit Capitao Gancho, a local restaurant along the beach and savor their delicious and fresh Portugese cuisines.

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic massage is available for 30, 60 or 90 minutes at incredible prices.

What's included

  • Extra activities such as Oporto City and market tours, beach party and volleyball
  • Free access to internet and Wi-Fi
  • Free transfer to other surf spots
  • Free use of skate / long boards
  • All surf equipment needed
  • Daily breakfast
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Lunch and dinners

How to get there

Arrive at Esmoriz train station

Transfer from Esmoriz train station at arrival included in price package.

Service is available between 09:00 - 19:00.

Outside these times contact SSC to arrange a taxi.

Arrival Espinho train station

Guests arriving via Lisbon, will need to take the train to Espinho, where SSC can pick you up.

Cost of transfer is 5 EUR per trip and per person. Minimum 4 persons.


  • Avenida do Aeroporto - 34 minutes

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
8 days / 7 nights
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This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

Mid season
  • March 26 – June 3
  • October 1 – October 28


High season
  • June 4 – Semtember 30

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