Surfcamp

SURFCAMP DIRECTLY AT THE BEACH – SURF WHEN AND AS MUCH AS YOU WANT

Our Surfcamps are all about 100 % surfing holidays: Our beach villa is located directly at the surfspot, so you can go surfing whenever you want. We offer surfing camps for beginners and for the more advanced.

Surf camp course content

Our surfing camps are designed so that you can quickly learn the basics of surfing and soon be able to ride your first wave. For more advanced surfers, we individually adapt the course content to your abilities.
  • Beginner

    Surf course content for beginners

    You will learn the basics of surfing in our beginner surfing camps and will get to ride your first waves.

    • Safety rules and introduction to the surfspot
    • Gliding and manoeuvring the surfboard
    • Paddling and catching waves
    • Takeoff in whitewater
    • Foot position and body position on the surfboard
    • Manoeuvring the softboard
    • Evaluating waves, “green” waves
    • Takeoff and surfing on green waves
    • Basic theory of surfing
    • Video analysis
    • Surf to your heart’s content!

    We only use new, high-quality soft and fibre boards on our training courses. We select the surfing spot and surfboards according to your ability and the current conditions.

  • Advanced

    Surf course content for advanced surfers

    The advanced surfing course (level 2+) is aimed at surfers who have successfully completed at least one week’s surfing course, can perform a safe takeoff, and every so often ride green waves.

    • Improve your paddling and diving technique
    • Assessing conditions (accurately analyse the tide & wind charts for your location)
    • Lining yourself up / timing and positioning of the lineup
    • Safely finding and surfing green waves
    • Mastering first manoeuvres (bottom turn / top turn)

    We adapt the course aims individually to your abilities; you train independently within your course group. Your surfing instructor will give you individual tips to improve your technique, including using video analysis. We also advise you on choosing the right surfboard; we have many different models and shapes for you to try out.

The week in our surf camp

A typical week in our surf camp looks somewhat like this:

  • Saturday
    Arrival and check-in from 2pm to midnight / 8pm big welcome BBQ
  • Sunday
    10am Breakfast / Welcome and briefing / SUP tour / Trial yoga session / 6pm Excursion & sunset dinner
  • Mon - Fri
    8 am Yoga / 9.30 am Breakfast / from 11 am surfing course until approx. 3.30 pm / Free surfing / 6 pm Yoga / 8 pm Dinner
  • Wednesday
    7 pm To the best fish restaurant in Portugal: the Cabana! / Party afterwards at the FishBar
  • Thursday
    10 pm Movie night in the lounge
  • Friday
    8 pm Cook your own pizza in the brick oven / Photos and videos of the week / Final evening at the FishBar
Surflehrer Luis beim Surfen im ElementFish Surfcamp Portugal

Surf camp packages

All surf camp deals include 7 nights accomodation in our spacious, beach-front camp villa and the surf course including all equipment (which you can use for free anyways thw whole time you stay with us).

  • 20 hours ISA-accredited intensive surfing course, spread across 5 days (Mon – Fri)
  • 7 nights in our in beautiful, top located surfcamp right at the surf spot (double room available with a surcharge)
  • Evaluation evening with video analysis at the camp to improve surfing technique
  • Free usage of surfboards and wet-suits 24/7
  • The week’s photos to take home with you
  • 1 free SUP session (on Sunday)
  • Free pick-up from the Esposende bus station (24/7 airport transfer possible subject to a surcharge)

Surf camp price list

Our surf camp package prices are per person per week and include 5 days of surfing lessons,  surf equipment, as well as 7 nights accommodation in a shared room (double room available with a surcharge).

Pre-season High season Post-season
until 28.5 from 28.5 until 8.10 from 8.10
from 329€ (per week) from 449€ (per week) from 399€ (per week)

Extras

Our surfcamp package prices are per week per person and include accommodation, surf course and all required equipment.

  • Twin room
    +€80 per person per week
  • Airport transfer
    +€45 per person (return trip)
  • Yoga session
    +10€ per person
  • Breakfast
    +8€ per person per day
  • Packed lunch
    +3€ per person per day
  • Evening meal
    +€12 per person per day
  • Accompanying persons
    we are happy to offer a special price for any accompanying persons not taking a kitesurfing course

Surf camps from 329€ / week

Bolli

Thanks to Luis’ incredible patience & detailed advice, I now swallow half as much water and surf twice as many waves :)

Bolli (Oct. 2016)

The camp

Situated right at the Atlantic ocean, in the dunes of the Ofir national park 30 minutes north of Porto, the ElementFish surfcamp offers perfect conditions for a relaxing surf holiday.

 

The rooms

  • 4x twin rooms (shared bath/WC for each two twin rooms)
  • 1x 4-bed room (with bath/WC)
  • 1x 6-bed room (with bath/WC)
  • extra bed possible on request

The camp

  • Fantastic location directly between the surfing beach and the kitesurfing lagoon
  • All surf and SUP spots within short walking distance
  • Free use of surfboards and neoprene wetsuits 24/7
  • Swimming pool
  • Skateboard ramp
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bright, pleasant double and multi-bed rooms
  • Yoga pavillon
  • Delicious breakfasts
  • Large terrace with BBQ and pizza oven
  • Table tennis table and table football
  • 2,500 m2 garden with views over the Ofir lagoon
  • The FishBar serves both hot & cold drinks as well as the finest Portuguese wine

Our surf spots

Surfspots am ElementFish Surfcamp Portugal
  • 1 Camp

    Our main surf spot, beachbreak with left and right breaking waves. Ideal for beginner and intermediate surfers. Sandy beach without any rocks and hardly any currents. Works best on high tide.
  • 2 Mole

    Beach break with long righthander. Holds bigger swells until 3+ meters. Ideal for beginners up to experienced surfers. No rocks or currents. Works best on low and mid tides.
  • 3 River mouth

    Secret spot. Beachbreak in front of a river mouth. Hollow but fast right and left waves. No rocks, but medium currents (depending on tide). Works best on incoming tides.

Surf camp staff

Mark Hummel - Gründer von ElementFish

Mark

The captain (also surf instructor)
Kay

Kay

1st officer (surf and SUP instructor)

Michi - surf programme supervisor

Michi

Surf programme supervisor

Simon - Leitung SUP-Schulungen (SUP-, Surf- und Kitelehrer)

Simon

SUP supervisor (SUP-, surf- and kite instructor)

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