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“Best Surf House” 5 of 5 stars
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Sr dos Aflitos, Esmoriz 3885, Portugal   |  
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Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
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“Best Surf House”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I spent some days with two friends in Surfer's Camp last year. We went surfing every day and had the best sessions with Rui. He knows the area and the conditions so well and lead us to the best spots! The atmosphere and the mood in the house is great and you feel like home immediately. see you in spring!!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers C, Owner at Surfer's Camp, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for a great review!!!!
We are happy that you enjoyed your time here.
Can´t wait to share some waves with all of you again!

Best regards from Surfers Camp Team.
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

I did a surf trip with a friend for two days. It was the first time I stayed in the Surfers Camp but I had done classes with Rui and Pedro before. They are kind friendly and easy going. Rui is a very good teacher and a great person, so is Pedro. It's easy to get there from Porto, Sao Bento Train Station. Really nice home located in a quite town, Esmoriz. Close to the home beach and 5-10 minutes to natural beaches, Cortegaça.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers C, Owner at Surfer's Camp, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for a great review!!!!
We are happy that you enjoyed your time here.
Can´t wait to share some waves with all of you again!

Best regards from Surfers Camp Team.
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Cassa de la Selva, Spain
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

No surfers camp se vive relajado!!! (In the Surfers Camp you live without stress)
Best definition of how you feel there.

It was my first experience with surf but Rui and Pedro were really supportive and my surf had been improving since I went back twice more. Great waves in Esmoriz area, depending on the day, morning/afternoon you have several spots at 5 minutes distance.

In the camp, I had great BBQ, I enjoyed brazilian meals with sufers of the area and I met people from around the world. And the most important, I really felt as it's my home!

Better stop reading what people explain here and try it by yourself!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers C, Owner at Surfer's Camp, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for a great review!!!!
We are happy that you enjoyed your time here.
Can´t wait to share some waves with all of you again!

Best regards from Surfers Camp Team.
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Vienna, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

Stayed at the Surfer's Camp last Summer. Easy to get there from Porto, really close by. Awesome place: The house is right next to the beach, great waves close by, little people and a relaxed atmosphere in the lineup.

We learned so much from Rui just from surfing with him – he's a really good teacher and always knows something to try out that helps your riding. We also went wake surfing on the Douro, spent a whole afternoon on the boat, lots of fun!

It was good to stay with a local not only because he always picks the beach where the surf is best, but also to get to know a bit more about the area and the country. Rui is a smart and super friendly guy that instantly makes you feel at home at his place. We really enjoyed cooking food together and hanging out on the balcony.

Next trip there is already planned — see you around!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers C, Owner at Surfer's Camp, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for a great review!!!!
We are happy that you enjoyed your time here.
Can´t wait to share some waves with all of you again!

Best regards from Surfers Camp Team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Very good days in Esmoriz!
Perfect waves, chill out, good vibes...You'll feel at your own home and you'll surf with a Pro...surf like a Pro...it's up to you!
Airport transfer, Surfari, Surf Lesson, Francesinha, Bidè, Super Bock, Friendly People, Memories, Wish to go Back Soon.
See ya soon Rui n Pedro!
MalakiBros

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Surfers C, Owner at Surfer's Camp, responded to this review, April 9, 2013
Thank you for a great review!!!!
We are happy that you enjoyed your time here.
Can´t wait to share some waves with all of you again!

Best regards from Surfers Camp Team.
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Tel Aviv, Israel
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

probably my favourite !
epic surf , welcoming locals and an amazing crew !
rui and pedro took me to the best points in the area.we surfed all day everyday! it seems like you can get good waves all day long, just let them take you to the right place...

next year I'm coming back no doubt !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you want a fantastic surf holiday in Portugal then stay at Surfer's Camp! You can get a cheap flight to Porto then a 30min train to Esmoriz and Rui from Surfer's camp will pick you up. Rui is great guy and fantastic surfer with amazing knowledge of the surf spots around Esmoriz. The accommodation at surfer's camp is really nice with a good balcony to relax on and watch the sun go down after a great days surf and its chilled out vibe makes you feel like you've been there before.The surfing in and around Esmoriz is uncrowded and can be world class waves on some days and Rui provides everything you need for surfing. Rui is a great surf instructor for any level surfer and I would definitely recommend his teaching experience if you want to improve your surfing. Esmoriz is a chilled out place with great seafood and friendly locals and you get into Porto easily by car or train. Overall if you have never surfed in Portugal then head to Surfer's camp in Esmoriz with Rui as your guide you will have an amazing holiday, I cant wait to go back !!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sr dos Aflitos, Esmoriz 3885, Portugal
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Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Aveiro District > Esmoriz
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Esmoriz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surfers Camp is based in the sunny village of Esmoriz and run by local surf coach Rui Guimarães. We want to create the best learn to surf environment for all guests independent of their age or surf level. We aim to share not just the technical knowledge and fun of surfing, but also the broader surfing lifestyle: searching for waves, new spots, fires on the beach, the little backyard bakeries, flat-day adventures and local culture. ... more   less 
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Surfer's Camp Portugal/Esmoriz

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