Circle Surfcamps


Porto, Portugal

5 / 5 - 30 reviews Open Gallery

What is included in this holiday?

Shared or private lodging in surf camp
Solo travellers, friends
Average age guest: 20 - 40 years old
Surf lessons optional, all levels

Breakfast is included
Airport transfers available
All year round
Yoga Lessons

Highlights

  • Fantastic City with Great Surf: Wanna visit a great city but don't want to lose contact with the ocean every day? Coming to Circle Surf Camp is a way to do just that. Circle Surf Camp is located in Portugal's second-largest city while still offering you the best spot to surf. Combine your holiday with a city tour if you wish and enjoy both the vibrant city and a fantastic surf camp!
  • Amazing Surf: Porto has great Surf spots whether you are a beginner or a pro. You will be able to choose between "Matosinhos" and "Azurara" when the sea is too big, "Leça" when the sea is smaller or Espinho if you want to carve perfect tubular world class waves. There are also many secret spots that we might reveal to you when you arrive...
  • The Best vibes you can Find: Our team of hosts and instructors are just prepared to help you with anything you may need. Either joining you for a city tour after the surf session, or simply letting you go as you wish for the most relaxed and chilled pause in your daily life. Expect some fun barbecues, possibly a couple of unexpected trips to some hidden surf spots and for sure lots of fun from the moment you wake up to the time you go back to your comfortable bed.

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A Message from your host

Daniel, Owner

Welcome to Circle Surfcamps. The kind of place you will save on your memories for years to come. Our main goal is to transform your life with the Surf.
We aim to provide you the best time you can have. This is the only Surfcamp in the city of Porto and it´´ is located at a very short distance from the the sea. All we´ have built and everything we do is just thinking of you and having your comfort in mind so you can really relax and recharge your batteries between surf sessions. The amazing Porto has a lot to offer after the Surf and we will be so glad to show you a multitude of possibilities so you won´´t get enough of it.

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Guest Profile

  • Guests are typically between 20 and 40 years old. The minimum age is 16.
  • Our accommodation is very quiet and chilled. Usually the environment is very relaxed as most of the guest are really wanting to relax after then enthusiastic surf sessions.
  • This accommodation is suitable for Solo travellers, friends, couples, families.
  • This accommodation is family friendly. Every now and then, one or more families join us. But if you book, you might be the only family.

Accommodation

The following accommodation types are being offered by this surf camp:

Circle 1 - Double Room

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private room with double bed(s). Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: Spacious Double room with lots of natural light coming from the two windows facing south and west. The double bed (160x200) is so comfortable that you will sleep like a baby. There is also a comfortable couch to sit and relax while reading a nice book or drinking a coffee.

Circle 2 - Twin Room

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private room with twin bed(s) or double bed(s). Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: In this nice room there are 2 single beds (80x200) that can be separated as a twin room or set together for a couple as a double bed (160x200).

Circle 3 - Shared Room

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared room with single bed(s). Suitable for 6 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: This mixed shared room has 3 nice wooden bunkbeds made by a local carpenter. Each bed has a quality comfortable mattress and individual light. The room is facing south so it has great natural light coming from its big windows that open to a nice balcony over the garden. There are 6 lockers in the room, one for each guest.

Circle 4 - Family/Friends Room

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a private room with double bed(s). Suitable for 4 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Private sanitary.
  • Private room: This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: This room fits the maximum of 4 guests. It has 2 divisions separated by a door, one having a double bed (140x200) and the other has one bunk bed for 2 more guests. The room is private so it can be booked by 1, 2, 3 or 4 friends or relatives. It has also a private wc.

Surf Levels

Circle Surfcamps offers surf lessons on the following surf levels:
  • Beginners: Never surfed before or surfed less than 7 - 10 times.
    • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.
  • Intermediate: Managing the paddle and performing pop-up with some comfort already.
    • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.
  • Advanced: Already surf green waves and want to improve your turning skills and your wave reading.
    • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Surf packages

The following surf packages are being offered by this surf camp:

8 Days Surfcamp Pack at the best spots around Porto

  • 8 Days Surfcamp Pack at the best spots around Porto: This Surfcamp Pack is the week you will take in your memories for many years to come. It includes: - 7 nights Accommodation (in private or shared room); - Delicious breakfast everymorning; - 5 x 2h Surf Sessions; - All the surf gear needed for the lessons; - Transfer to the beach and back to the house in lesson days; - All the help and guidance you may need; - An amazing city to explore after the Surf. You will have 5 lessons, spread over days, of 2 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

When and Where?

  • The surf lessons will be planned according to the weather and wave conditions, so it's impossible to communicate the hours of your lessons prior to your arrival.
  • The surf lessons take place at Matosinhos, but it could also happen that we go to Azurara, or Cortegaça.
  • There won't be any surf lessons on the day of your arrival.

Surf equipment

  • Surf equipment: When booking a surf package, making use of a surfboard and a wetsuit is included for all guests throughout their stay.
  • Rental costs:
    • Wetsuit + surfboard: € 20,- per day
    • Surfboard only: € 15,- per day

Surf storage

  • Surf storage: It is possible to store your own surf equipment in our storage.

What is there to do?

The activities below are available during most of the season. The addons which do not appear in the booking tool can be booked on location.

Activities

  • Sunset Pic-nics at the beach with our hosts: Our host organize some pic-nic at the beach with the guest. Usually each one takes their own food, or just buy all together and head to the beach before sunset.

Activities to add-on

  • City Tour: Join our Hosts in a nice tour exploring some hidden gems of Porto. Taste the famous Porto Wine or drink a beer at the sunset by the river.
  • Natural Park - Gerês Tour: Visit the great Natural Park of Gerês and dive in the cristal clear water of the several lagoons hidden in the mountains. From June to September ( Min 4 guests)

Nightlife

  • Porto has a great nightlife getting more famous each year. So you can choose if you wanna go to bed early to prepare for the morning surf session or set the day to enjoy and spend some energy at night

Food & Drinks

What to expect?

This is an overview of what you can expect in terms of food & drinks. When selecting your prefered package during the booking process, you will know exactly on how many meals you can count.
  • Breakfast: Included on a daily basis.
  • Lunch: Can be purchased throughout your stay.
  • Dinner: Can be purchased throughout your stay.

Drinks

  • There is no bar but you can bring your own drinks to the camp.

Cooking facilities

  • We have a kitchen which is available to our guests at all times.

Dietary requirements

  • In case you have any particular dietary requirements, please inform us.
  • We cater diets.
  • In case your requirements are very specific, please clarify this during the booking process so we can prepare our kitchen for you.

Facilities

Below you will find the facilities that are available for most of the season. A EUR sign (€) refers to a paid addon.

Accommodation

  • WiFi
  • Electricity
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Lockers
  • TV
  • Wash machine
  • Desk to work
  • Kitchen
  • Fridge
  • Family friendly
  • Coffee / tea
  • Wetsuit storage
  • Surf storage
  • Microwave
  • ATM nearby

Entertainment

  • Skateboards
  • Animation
  • Excursions
  • Yoga
  • Board games

Services

  • Day care
  • Made beds
  • Shower gel
  • Coffee / tea
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Location

Transfer

  • From Oporto Airport:
    • Price single trip per car of 4 persons: € 30,-
    • Price return trip per car of 4 persons: € 30,-

Public transport

  • From Oporto Airport
    • Route steps:
      1. From OPO airport you can get in metro and get out at the station “Casa da Música”
      2. then take a bus (201 or 502) at the roundabout bus stop* and get out at bus stop ” Garcia de Orta”. (*When you arrive to the metro station “Casa da Música”, in the street look around to find a big mark/column with a a lion on the top of an eagle – Go to that roundabout and there is the bus stop where you can catch the 201 or 502 bus – https://goo.gl/maps/qNkaNKf6Nwk ). Once you are there at the bus stop “Garcia da Orta”, the house in 10 meters back and it has the numbers 3758 and 3762 at the door.
    • Extra information: UBER is a great way to go from airport to the Surfhouse for aroun 11€/trip. Use my promo code in case you never used this app before: nndv2z

Car

  • There is free parking outside of our surf accommodation.

Address

  • Avenida da Boavista 3758, 4100-122 Porto

Practical information

  • Check-in: check-in is every day from 15:00.
  • Check-out: check-out is every day from 11:00.
  • Check-in / check-out extra information: Check in time is from 15:00-21:00. (For check-in after 21:00 we charge a tax of 10€ to be paid directly to the host who will receive you at the Surfhouse).Check-out must be made at 11:00 max so we can have time to prepare the room for next guests. Pls inform us about your arrival time 2 days before.
  • Payment options: 1

Reviews

5 / 5 - 30 reviews

is rated with a 5 /5 on Google, based on 30 reviews. Below are a maximum of 5 reviews:

Diego Borgo 5 / 5

Incredible place with amazing vibes and great location! Ideal for someone that is looking for surfing, like minded people and a truly home feeling. This is the type of place w

ere you make friends at the very first second you arrive. Beds are super clean, stuff is really friendly, everything was very uncomplicated and location couldn't be better. It's my second time here (spent 5 weeks in total) and I'll be definitely be coming back soon. Ps: in case you are wondering whether is a good work/travel type of place, 100%! Internet was super realiable and video calls were a breeze.

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Fátima Sanz de Leon 5 / 5

This place is heaven on earth... I went once and came back.. I missed my experience there so much.. I will be back.. Pedro, Conny host you like you are family. Daniel, the own

r is just a great person too... Location, infrastructure, atmosphere, and staff, everything top. Thank you so much!!!

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Michał Bulak 5 / 5

My gf and I spent 4 days at the house and did 4 surf lessons. First of all, a smooth booking experience with Daniel. Great communication. We booked a room for ourselves and co

ld use the fully equipped kitchen anytime. Really chill hosts, Pedro and Conny, made it a very comfortable and relaxed stay. During the surf lessons, Cristiano made sure we hit the best surf conditions, and provided advice suited to each of us individually. Most importantly, nice vibes, both thumbs up and would recommend it.

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Mieke van der Veen 5 / 5

I really enjoyed my surf holiday at Circle Surfcamp. The staff and surfteachers are great, a lot of personal care. The house is beautiful, lovely rooms and the garden is so am

zing (all the figs!!). It's close to the beach and beautiful and huge city park. The city center is not walking distance but easy to go to by bus or uber. I would definitely go again!

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Rainer Efinger 5 / 5

It's an excellent surf camp. Nice house with a garden about 20 minutes walk to the beach and 20 to Downtown Porto by bus. The hosts are great and make you feel like home. -->

heers to Connie and Pedro ---- Christiano, the instructor is a professional and knows exactly what to work on. It was a great surfing experience.. and there was still time for some barbecue and partying... ;-)

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