Circle Surfcamps


Porto, Portugal

5 / 5 - 30 reviews Open Gallery

What is included in this holiday?

Shared lodging

Average age: 20 - 40 years old (Min. 16)
Surf lessons included, all levels

All meals are included
Transfer(s) available
All year round
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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 expect some fun barbecues and possibly a couple of unexpected trips to some hidden surf spots.

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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.

Read more about this surf holiday

At Errant Surf we find it very important that you read about the experience that is offered at Circle Surfcamps. Our partner has provided the information you will read below. The booking tool will tell you exactly what you will get for what price.

The vibe at Circle Surfcamps

  • 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.

Guest Profile

  • Guests are typically between 20 and 40 years old. The minimum age is 16. Guests younger than 16 are welcome when accompanied by at least one parent.
  • This accommodation is suitable for .

Accommodation

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

Circle 1 - Double Room

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared tent with air mattresses. Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? 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 shared tent with air mattresses. Suitable for 2 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? 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 tent with air mattresses. Suitable for 6 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? 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 lockers.

Circle 4 - Family/Friends Room

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared tent with air mattresses. Suitable for 4 guests. Beds are made.
  • Bathroom Facilities: Shared sanitary.
  • Possible to book privately? 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.

Surfing at Circle Surfcamps

Circle Surfcamps is an ideal choice for beginner to advanced surfers. The environment in the Surfhouse breathes Surf and nice chats between experienced surfers and beginners are frequent. Our surf lessons package will be the week you will take in your memories for many years to come. It includes:

The 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 house.

8 Days Surfcamp Pack

  • 8 Days Surfcamp Pack : - 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 5 days, of 2 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

Practical information

  • The surf lessons are taught in .
  • 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, Wetsuit + surfboard: € 20,- per day, day
    • Surfboard only, Surfboard only: € 15,- per day, day

Surf storage

  • Surf storage: No information provided

What is there to do?

The activities below are available during most of the season. The add-ons 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: Included on a daily basis.
  • Dinner: Included on a daily basis.

Drinks

  • Drinks can be purchased at our bar.

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.

Location

Here the actual location of the surf house is displayed. Below you will find the best way(s) of how to get there.

The address of Circle Surfcamps

  • Av. da Boavista 3758, 4100-139 Porto, Portugal

How to reach Circle Surfcamps by Car

  • There is free parking outside of our surf accommodation.

How to reach Circle Surfcamps by Transfer

  • From Oporto Airport:
    • Price single trip per person: € 30,-
    • Price 2 ways per person: € 30,-

How to reach Circle Surfcamps by 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”.
      3. *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
      4. Go to that roundabout and there is the bus stop where you can catch the 201 or 502 bus
      5. Once you are there at the bus stop “Garcia da Orta”, the house in 10 meters back
  • 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

Practical information

  • Check-in: check-in is on Monday from 00:00.
  • Check-out: check-out is on Monday from 00:00.
  • 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: .
  • Insurances: For information about or if you would like to add insurance to your surf holiday see the following link.
  • Visa and health: visit our page with information on the current situation in regards to visas and health. This page does not include information in regards to covid.
  • GGTO Guarantee Fund: we are a member of the GGTO Guarantee Fund. A one-time contribution of € 7,50 per person will be charged on top of your booking.

Basic pack list

You will receive more information about 'what to pack' in the welcome information. For now we just would like to make you aware of the most important things:

  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen / after sun
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Passport / ID

Reviews

5 / 5 - 30 reviews

Circle Surfcamps 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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  • Surfcamp Pack

  • Accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast
  • 1 x 2 hour surfing lessons/day with certified and professional instructors
  • All the equipment
  • Insurance
  • From € 395,- per 1, person
  • On behalf of the GGTO Guarantee Fund a one-time contribution of € 7,50 per person is required.

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Small print

Terms and Conditions On this booking our booking terms apply.
Cancelations See our terms and conditions for the cancellation policy.
Modification of booking See our terms and conditions for the modification policy.
Travel Operator This surf holiday is operated by Errant Surf in collaboration with Circle Surfcamps.
Minimum age The minimum age to stay in this accommodation is 16 years old. Guests younger than the minimum age are welcome when accompanied by at least one parent.
Accommodation type You will be able to select the preferred accommodation type during the bookings process.
Exclusive You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Travel documents Open this page for information regarding travel documents.
Preferences If you pass this on afterwards, we cannot guarantee your preference.
Tourist tax Tourist tax must be paid on location.
Location and accommodation You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Duration of holiday You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Insurance Open this page for the information regarding trael insurance.
GGTO Guarantee Fund On behalf of the GGTO Guarantee Fund a one-time contribution of € 7,50 per person is required.
Disclaimer Every day we take great care and attention to keep the information about the hotel up to date. Nevertheless, it can happen that facilities, opening hours and / or possible costs change regularly.