Yoga surf camps

YOGA SURFCAMP IN PRIME BEACH LOCATION – THE PERFECT SURFING HOLIDAY

Yoga and surfing complement each other perfectly. You learn the basic techniques of Vinyasa Yoga in our yoga surfcamps and immerse yourself in the world of wave-riding.

Yoga - Surfing - Yoga

Our yoga surfing camps give you a balanced mix of yoga & surfing on your holiday.
Yoga on the beach at ElementFish surf camp, Portugal

Surfing and yoga in our camp

We teach yoga twice a day in our surfcamp, surrounded by dunes, with a view of the lagoon or the Atlantic and a fresh sea breeze. The yoga lessons are versatile and contain pranayama (breathing exercises), changing asanas, meditation and relaxation phases. You will learn the traditional style of Hatha Yoga under the guidance of our trained yoga instructor Kayla, gently strengthening and becoming aware of your mind and body.

 

 

The yoga week with us will enrich your yoga experience and fill you with energy and strength, the perfect way to begin and end your surfing day.

Additionally, you can book physiotherapy massages by our physiotherapist Vici easily on premises.

Surfing course contents

Our yoga surf camps combine yoga and surf lessons in a very intensive yet relaxed way. Peace of mind guaranteed! While we teach beginners the basics of surfing, for more advanced surfers we'll adapt our courses individually to meet your needs.
  • Beginner

    In our beginner surf camps you'll quickly learn the basics of surfing, and soon ride your first wave.

    • 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

    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.

A week in our surfcamp

A typical week in our yoga 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 surf course approx. 3.30 pm / Free surfing & SUP / 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

Yoga surf camp packages

All our yoga surf camp packages include yoga sessions, surf course and accommodation in our beach-side camp.

  • 2x yoga session per day either on the beach or in our garden (Yoga mat and blanket provided)
  • 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)
Our yoga and surf instructors life right in the camp, you can always approach them.

Price list

Our yoga surf camp package prices are per person per week and include 5 days of surfing lessons, two yoga sessions per day, equipment, as well as 7 nights accommodation in a multi-bed 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 399€ (per week) from 549€ (per week) from 499€ (per week)

Extras

The following extras are not included in our above package offer, but can be easily add them to your booking request.
  • 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
Not 100% what you're looking for? No problem, we're happy to make you custom offers for you and your accompanying friends. It's our mission to make your surf holiday as pleasant as can be.

Yoga surf camps from 399€ / week

Perfect location, friendly staff, great wavesand very yummy food. We'll be back!
Max & Uli (Okt. 2016)

Our surf camp

Our surfcamp is ideally situated on the Ofir peninsula – with the surfspots right behind the dunes. Our beach-side camp is a relaxed place where you can enjoy your well-earned holiday, meet great people and instantly bond with like-minded individuals.

The camp

  • Fantastic location directly between the surfing beach and the kitesurfing lagoon
  • All surf, kite and SUP spots within 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
  • 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

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

Our surfspots

Die Surfspots des ElementFish Surfcamps 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.

Surfcamp staff

Mark Hummel - Founder

Mark

The captain (surf & kite instructor)
Michi - surf supervisor

Michi

Surf programme supervisor

Anna

yoga and vegetarian cuisine

Sebn

surf instructor

Simon - SUP supervisor + surf instructor

Simon

SUP supervisor + surf- and kite instructor

Vicky - physio therapists and horse whisperer

Vicky

physio therapists and horse whisperer

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