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Surfivor Surf Camp
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“perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2013

I only could stay over the weekend but it was very relaxing and nice. I really liked the possibility to cook and the nice bathroom. To rent a wetsuit and a board wasn't a problem and the hospitality was great. It was good organized, very friendly and the atmosphere between the guys who stayed there was also great. For me it was perfect.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

Layed back, easy going, still professional and superbly organised. Absolutely fantastic people and unique athmosphere. A place you never want to leave. Definately will return. One of the best weeks of my life!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
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Krasnogorsk, Russia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

We stayed at Surfivorcamp for a week from 18 to 25 August and were really fascinated by everything: staff, accomodation, location, schooling, attitude - everything was much better than we had expected. Our surf teachers were outstanding!

Everything is taken care of - even yoga lessons are included

We stayed in a Summer room which is a room for two and recommended if you need some privacy.

The camp is also a great place to find some friends from all over the world!

Mark & Alina

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alina I
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2013

Truly excellent experience!

Surf: Good conditions for beginner/ intermediate, good equipment (fell in love with the board I had there), great lessons, the teachers know their stuff :) both practically and theoretically, they taught me so much about how to catch waves, how to act in the water etc.

Hostel: Great service, fantastic people, had so much fun. The hostel is nice and clean, with good rooms, kitchen, living room with books and a guitar :) place to hang out, to cook together, or just chill in the backyard on the stationary boards practicing your pop-up :)

Surroundings: The hostel is right next to the beach, there are plenty of nice restaurants in Esmoriz (really cheap as well, according to Northern European standards :P ). There are shops and a supermarket at ~10 mins walk.

Other: Transportation to surf spots, trips to Porto or Espinho market, yoga, volleybal, the people are really nice and helpful.

I want to go back!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JH V
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Galliate, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

My staying at Surfivor Surf Camp lasted a week, from July, the 28th to August, the 4th 2013. The camp is located in Esmoriz, Portugal, only a 5 minute walk from the ocean. The atmosphere of the camp is very relaxed, warm and welcoming and in a few days you’ll be feeling like at home. A rich breakfast is served every morning from 8.30 to 10.00. The program of the day is written daily on a blackboard. The central part of the day is obviously represented by the surf lessons. The lessons are taught by experienced and proficient instructors who guide you step by step in learning the basics of surfing for beginners, or in improving the skills if you’re at a more advanced level. The practice lessons in the water always take place with the strict supervision of the instructors. There are also a couple of theory lessons, where you will learn the basics of currents, waves and surf gear. Even if the atmosphere is usually cheerful and relaxed, nothing is left to chance; the priority is the safety of the guests, so you’re constantly reminded of the basic procedures to avoid doing any harms to yourself and to others while out in the water.
Moreover, yoga classes are held before or after the surf sessions to improve your flexibility, focus and relax your mind.
During the week, the staff also organizes trips to the market of Espinho and to the city of Porto (UNESCO World Heritage).
For your accommodation you can choose between shared or private rooms. Every room is nicely furnished and is cleaned on a daily basis, like the rest of the house. The guest house also provides free wifi access and vouchers to be spent in a nearby restaurant at a convenient price.
Personally speaking, I couldn’t be more satisfied of the days spent there. I dont’ even know if I could define it a holiday, because it’s much more than that; besides the owners, Miguel and Soraya, and all the staff strive to improve themselves every year. I definitely recommend it to everyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2013

A spontaneous holiday, where you can have a lot of fun. I traveled alone, but it wasn't a problem at all. The surfivor surfcamp is a great place to stay if you are a beginner, advanced or expert surfer. For everyone there is enough to learn and laugh.
Yoga lessons were also included; which is great before or after surf lessons.
The teachers are very good in explaining how to improve your surf and yoga skills.

The doubleroom I had was clean and with a great view on the ocean. Breakfast was included as well, which was good as well.
Also excursions to the market, a medieval festival and Porto are included, if you want to see more than the ocean.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Austria
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2013

To be honest i was already expecting a lot before i came to surfivor surf camp. Within the first minutes of my arrival i could see how important it is for the whole team to make their surf guest feel comfortable and enjoy their stay.
The surf lessons where really professional and we always had great fun as well.
The facilities itself are basic, but the house is very close to the beach and offers anything you need on a surf trip.
I can highly recommend the Surfivor surfcamp in Esmoriz - i defenitely come back!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank AustriaStefan
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Additional Information about Surfivor Surf Camp

Property: Surfivor Surf Camp
Address: Rua Pero de Alenquer 555 | Praia De Esmoriz, Esmoriz 3885-607, Portugal
Location: Portugal > Northern Portugal > Aveiro District > Esmoriz
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Esmoriz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our classic Surfivor Camp since 2004 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, 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, cafes and little markets within walking range from the Surf Camp. ... more   less 
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