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“Amazing time in Portugal”
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Surfer's Camp
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
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Surfers C, Owner at Surfer's Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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Surfers C, Owner at Surfer's Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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!
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  • Stayed: November 2012
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Surfers C, Owner at Surfer's Camp, responded to this reviewResponded 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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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
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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
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

This is an awsome place to spend your surfing holidays. Me and my girlfriend had a great time there. The house is very nice, has a balcony to watch the sunset and is not too big, so that the athmosphere stays familiar, and everything is located close to the beach. Good food and legendary barbecues!

Experienced surfer or beginner, we had a great time surfing in Esmoriz with the camp owner / surf teacher Rui, who is a nice guy and who lives for- and thinks about surfing 24 hours a day and 7 days per week. :) There are great uncrowded beachbreaks just around the corner and the guys from the camp know the area by heart and soul.

Great place... see ya again soon!!! :)

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

Rui was an amazing host and has become a great friend! The waves were amazing, so many different local breaks, no crowds, just a lot of fun.

The surfers camp house was perfectly situated close to the beach, had a really relaxed atmosphere, great rooms and always a friendly face to talk to.

Rui provided everything I needed for my two week stay so I didn't have to bring a board or wetsuit whilst pack packing through Europe. I can't wait for my next trip to Esmoriz, I will be back!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Additional Information about Surfer's Camp

Address: Sr dos Aflitos, Esmoriz 3885, Portugal
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: $18 - $78 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 
Also Known As:
Surfer's Camp Portugal/Esmoriz

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