8 Days Surf and Yoga Retreat in Esmoriz, Portugal

  • Rua de Pêro Alenquer, Esmoriz, Ovar, Aveiro, Centro, 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
  • 6 days with instruction
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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
  • Lunch and dinners

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
  • 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.


  • Review by Julia from Germany

    "It was a first surf camp in my life. And I got more than I expected. Nice surf team. The surf teacher is always with you in the water. Accommodation is very nice, clean and tidy. The crew proposes different entertainment in the evening. The connection from Porto is very easy and reachable by train."

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  • Review by Sarah

    "Great people, very friendly and helpfull staff. Accommodation was good, clean. Shower was cold one day but as soon as I told them, they fixed the problem (nice to have a hot shower after surfing in the coldish Portuguese waters). Good atmosphere and lucky to have a really nice, fun group of people that week. Missed the video analysing of surfing and lessons could be a bit more personal, more tips etc. would have expected to learn a bit more after a whole week of surf lessons. Still have fear for the bigger waves unfortunately (however, that means that we had some really great, not to big waves, awesome to improve my surfing). However, they are professional which I appreciated a lot. Great that they organise your gear and bring you to the good spots. I went in a more quiet period of time which made the place really quiet but I actually enjoyed that. If you are looking for a bit more liveliness and busy nightlife, you could catch a train to Porto (which is a great city b.t.w.). Location in Esmoriz just 1 minute walk to the beach (and another 5 minutes towards the surf spot)."

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  • Review by Tordowitz from Norway

    "Good standard on my private room and clean showers and toilets. Light breakfast, but enough to get to your energy for the surf and other activities. If you have tried surfing before, the coaches will give you advise on turning and give you tips to correct errors that you don't see yourself. Very useful."

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  • Review by Chris I from United Kingdom

    "Esmoriz is a little way from Porto airport but Miguel gave very helpful, precise directions on how to get there, and arranged a pick up from Esmoriz station. The staff and surf instructors were fantastic, enthusiastic and very friendly and approachable. The hostel itself is a little surf oasis, located virtually on the beach. The dorm and all the facilities were clean and in good order. There isn't much to do in the town itself but there are good restaurants, which is all you really need after a morning's surf. There was also an arranged trip to Porto (you just need to pay a few euros for the train and pay for a meal etc) which was great as I had no time to explore it myself.I'd really recommend a stay with the surf lessons package for any beginner surfers. And for people who already know how to surf who want a really chilled out, surf heavy trip Surfivor is a great place to be located and meet other surfers."

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  • Review by Davide M from United Kingdom

    "I spent a week in Surfivor Camp in Esmoriz and it was a great experience. The teachers are good, the house is very well kept, located by the beach and with many excursions near by. The staff looking after the house are really kind and helpful and will go to lengths to make you feel welcome and comfortable. Planning already a new visit."

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  • Review by Alex from Germany

    "I stayed a week in this hostel, and did surf lessons there. It was very good experience. All people were friendly and tried to help and tip about all questions I had."

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  • Review by Rick E from France

    "I spent one week there, the staff is simply amazing, friendly, caring, they know the area really well, and make sure you always have a good time, the surf instructors are awesome, and they'll take you the best surf spot around if the neighbouring beach doesn't have the best waves.The monday welcoming BBQ is great, and the breakfasts are very good. The hostel is really clean, the beds are comfy.Relaxing post-surf Yoga session on the beach? Well, they have that too!"

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  • Review by Emily E

    "When I think of my time in Surfvivor, you find a really warm and familiar atmosphere which makes people always come back to this great place."

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  • Review by Hanna S

    "In this surf hostel you find a really warm and familiar atmosphere which makes people always come back to this great place."

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  • Review by I. Talashova

    "Looking for kindness, warmth, hospitality, nice climate, new friends, amazing sunsets, curly waves, energy in its all senses? Then you should be on your way to a marvelous place in Portugal - Esmoriz immediately."

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Esmoriz, Portugal

Surf camp right on the beach, near the best surf spots in Esmoriz. Surf Camp holidays Portugal with lessons, rentals, guiding, hostel.

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8 days / 7 nights


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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