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Estela Surf and Hostel

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Estela is a long beach break where perfect waves break all year round. Here you can surf perfect waves with very few people in the water. Estela's waves are suitable for experienced surfers, but on small days we can have excellent conditions for our surf lessons. 8 / 24
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Marco and Raquel have several trips around the world always looking for perfect waves. They will help you with the waves and make your stay memorable. 12 / 24
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Breakfast is a surfer's most important meal, our breakfast will give you good energy to catch good waves. 20 / 24
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Portugal is known for its high quality wines that go perfectly with our surf camp. 23 / 24
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What is included in this holiday?

What is included in this holiday?

Shared or private lodging
Solo travellers, friends, couples
Average age: 22 - jaar (Min. )
Surf lessons included, all levels

Breakfast is included
Transfer(s) available
Apr - Dec
Add dinners and yoga classes

Highlights

  • Surf in the countryside: Enjoy the relatively empty beaches and line ups in the North of Portugal and take selfies and pictures while riding some amazing waves. Let's go!
  • Want to surf or learn to surf?: Come and grab your seat at one of the best surfing camps in Portugal. Yes we are talking about Estela Surf and Hostel. It is a surf camp run by a local-friendly couple of local surfers.
  • Enjoy the life now!: The last year was a bit stressful for all of us, we were caged inside our homes fighting a deadly virus. But, now you can put all your worries at rest as the time to rejoice is just around the corner.

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About this surf holiday

At Errant Surf we find it very important that you read about the experience that is offered at . 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 Estela Surf and Hostel

  • Our accommodation is located in a gorgeous country house near beautiful white sandy beaches, where you can combine good waves in a calm and relaxed environment. We, Marco and Raquel, are the owners and together with our team we run this house. It's our mission to make you feel part of the family. In general we receive very great guests, with a very international character.

Guest Profile

  • Guests are typically between 22 and 36 years old. The minimum age is 18. Guests younger than 18 are welcome when accompanied by at least one parent.
  • This accommodation is suitable for solo travellers, friends, couples, families.
  • 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 house. See 'prices & book' for availability of the accommodation types.

Double Room Barranha

  • 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.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: Come and enjoy this incredible private room with a comfortable double bed, ideal for sharing with your other half, a friend or just for yourself. This room has a private balcony overlooking our beautiful garden

Shared room Golf

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared room with bunk bed(s). 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: The spacious rooms have comfortable bunk beds, ideal if you want to meet other guests. These rooms have access to a balcony where you can relax outdoors. It is also a very affordable option.

shared room Estela

  • Where do you sleep? You will stay in a shared room with bunk bed(s). 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: The spacious rooms have comfortable bunk beds, ideal if you would like to get to know your fellow guests. It's also a very affordable option.

Double room salgueira

  • 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.
  • Possible to book privately? This accommodation can be booked privately.
  • In addition to the above: Come and enjoy this incredible private room with a comfortable double bed, ideal for sharing with your other half, a friend or just for yourself. This room has a balcony where you can relax outdoors or socialize with other guests

Surfing at Estela Surf and Hostel

From the beginner to the professional, the variety of surfing beaches in Estela will easily satisfy any level of surfing. We have the fortune that we are located on one of Portugal's best surf spots, but without the crowds. In Estela you can actually learn how to surf without the presence of hundreds of other surfers in the water.

The Surf Levels

Estela Surf and Hostel offers surf lessons on the following surf levels:

Beginners

  • Never surfed, or very little experience.
  • Best months: Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct.

Intermediate

  • Able to surf comfortably and make small turns.
  • Best months: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov.

Advanced

  • At this stage, the surfer can perform floaters, off-the-lips, roundhouse cutbacks, close-out re-entries, and get barreled in medium surf conditions.
  • Best months: Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec.

Surf packages

The following surf packages are being offered by this .

Pack 2 Surf lessons

  • Pack 2 Surf lessons: Included: •2 hours of surf lessons with certified instructors. • Surf equipment and insurance during the classes. •Transport to surf lessons. •Free photos of your surfed waves. You will have 2 lessons, spread over 2 days, of 2 hours each.
  • Suitable for: (1 star refers to not suitable, 5 refers to very suitable)
    • Beginners:
    • Intermediate:
    • Advanced:

Pack 5 Surf lessons

  • Pack 5 Surf lessons: Included: •2 hours of surf lessons with certified instructors. • Surf equipment and insurance during the classes. • Transport to surf lessons. • Free photos of your surfed waves. 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:

Families / Children

  • Surfing for children: We offer surf lessons for children who are able to swim and min. 5 years old
  • Safety: All teachers are experienced with surf training to kids and have all required certificates to do so.

Practical information

  • The surf lessons are taught in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese.
  • 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 Estela Beach, but it could also happen that we go to Azurara Beach, or Ofir Beach.
  • 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.

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 add-ons which do not appear in the booking tool can be booked on location.

Activities

  • Bike exploration: You can use our bikes for free to get to know our fantastic local beaches and all its surrounding nature.
  • Day trip to cultural cities: If you still have energy left after surfing, you must discover the cities of Póvoa de Varzim, Vila do Conde or Esposende which fascinates tourists with its rich culture, impressive history and atmosphere.

Activities to add-on

  • Power yoga lessons: Yoga and surfing complement each other very well, so this vacation will be a wholesome experience for you! A basic surfing routine together with a regular yoga practice will improve your surfing and help you keep a strong and healthy body, enhancing every aspect of your life!

Food & Drinks

Breakfast is the most important food for an athlete, so Estela Surf & Hostel includes the best local products, natural juices and much more to start the day with good energy in a delicious continental breakfast. The delicious Portuguese dishes are freshly prepared by our chef Raquel, using local fresh and natural products such as fish of the day, meat and vegetables. To accompany meals, our surf camp serves the local wines, unique in flavors and of great quality. After a long day of surfing, the delicious smell of our kitchen will mark you forever. Estela Surf Bar is a fantastic bar located in our garden and is exclusive for our guests. Here you can always drink a coktail, and listen to good music.

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

  • 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 vegetarian, vegan 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 add-on.

Accommodation

  • WiFi
  • Electricity
  • Parking
  • Heating
  • Lockers
  • TV
  • Desk to work
  • Kitchen for guests
  • Fridge
  • Pet friendly
  • Family friendly
  • Wetsuit storage
  • Surf storage
  • Microwave
  • ATM nearby

Entertainment

  • Skateboards
  • Bikes
  • Bar
  • Excursions
  • Yoga
  • Board games

Services

  • Beach towel
  • Made beds
  • Shower gel
  • Coffee / tea
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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 Estela Surf and Hostel

  • Rua da Madrugada n°89, 4570-215 Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal

How to reach Estela Surf and Hostel by Car

  • Car rental: We recommend all our guests to rent a car. A car will make your stay even more amazing
  • There is free parking outside of our surf accommodation.

How to reach Estela Surf and Hostel by Transfer

  • From Estela (surf camp) to Oporto airport:
    • Price single trip per person: € 20,-
    • Price 2 ways per person: € 40,-
  • Please note: The transfer is done in our vans. The surf camp is only 20 minutes from Porto airport.

Practical information

  • Check-in check-in is every day from 15:00.
  • Check-out: check-out is every day from 12:00.
  • Payment options: Mastercard, Visa card, Maestro, Visa card, Visa card, ATM nearby.
  • 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:

  • Towel
  • Beach towel
  • Sunscreen / after sun
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Facemask
  • Plate, cup and cutlery
  • Passport / ID
  • Insurance details
  • Charger
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Reviews

Estela Surf and Hostel is rated with a 5 /5 on Google, based 77 reviews. Below you will find a maximum of 5 reviews:

5/ 5

Heleen Gerritsen

I absolutely loved my stay at Estela surf hostel. I’ve never been welcomed more warmly in a hostel or hotel than here. Raquel and Marco are both incredible. The hostel is be

utiful, clean and has a an amazing garden. The surf lessons were super fun and the beach we went to was super relaxed, not too many people, which is great when you want to surf. The food Raquel made was amazing. We also went out for dinner with Marco an Raquel a couple of times, which was also really nice. I’d love to come back here some say.

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5/ 5

Jubla Dreif und Bümpliz

I usually like to travel to places I've never been, but Rachel and Marco's Surf Hostel is definitely a place I will return to. I fell in love with the beautiful garden where y

u can lay in a hammock, eat fruit from the trees and play guitar and sing together. Estela is a simple village that shows daily life in Portugal. The atmosphere in the hostel is family, everything is very clean and the food is delicious. And of course the best part is the surfing. The lessons start with a warm up before you go into the water. You learn how to do the take-off and they give you tips on how to improve. In the afternoon you have free time so you can visit the towns around Estela or just relax in the garden. Sometimes in the evening we would go somewhere to watch the sunset together and then go to a restaurant. It was a very nice holiday, many thanks to the entire team!

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Minke Wang

Rachel and Marco are really the best hosts and coach I hade ever met. Super friendly and always ready to help. Just like all the coaches here. Rachel cooked for us every eveni

g wonderful dinner with love! fresh and delicious. Can’t describe how appreciate am I about all the things they done for us. Always would like to come here again!!!!

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5/ 5

Mirthe Mampaey

Had an amazing time at Estela Surf hostel. I went there alone but was very warmly welcomed by Rachel and Marco. The surf lessons were very good and I improved my surfing a lot

The food made by Rachel was amazing and I would definitely come back for the clean hostel, the beautiful garden and the nice people!

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5/ 5

Nadezhda P

We took only the surfing lesson, and unfortunately did not stay in the hotel. They picked us up in the metro, arranged a great half a day, and recommended where to eat. Everyo

e managed to stand up. Marco and his team are such great instructors! We soon go back to Netherlands but I hope to come back to this hotel and take more surfing lessons someday!

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  • Pack Surfer 7 nights, shared room.

  • 7 nights accommodation in shared room
  • Breakfast is included
  • 5 surf lessons
  • Oporto airport transfers optional
  • Add dinners and yoga
  • Free Bikes
  • Book from € 350,- per person

    A one-off fee of €7.50 per person will be charged for the benefit of the GGTO Guarantee Fund.

  • Pack Surfer 7 nights, double room.

  • 7 nights accommodation in double room
  • Breakfast is included
  • 5 surf lessons
  • Oporto airport transfers optional
  • Add dinners and yoga
  • Book from € 800,- per couple

    A one-off fee of €7.50 per person will be charged for the benefit of the GGTO Guarantee Fund.

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About the partner

This surf holiday takes place at Estela Surf Hostel in Estela (Porto), Portugal.

Raquel and Marco are a couple who put their heart and soul into running the surf camp just North of Porto. The contact with them is always good and they really have energy for 10.

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Small print

Terms & 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 carried out by SurfaWhile in collaboration with Estela Surf Hostel.
Minimum age The minimum age to stay in this accommodation is 18 years old. Guests younger than the minimum age are welcome when accompanied by at least one parent.
Accommodation type During the booking process you can select the desired accommodation type.
Exclusive You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Travel documents The travel documents for this surfing holiday will be sent by email in due course. If information about visa is relevant, we would like to refer you to this page.
Preferences If you pass this on afterwards, we cannot guarantee your preference.
Tourist tax Tourist tax must be paid on location.
Location and accommodation Location: this surf holiday takes place in Estela (Porto) in Portugal.
Duration of holiday You will be able to select the included components of the trip during the booking process.
Insurances Open this page for information about travel insurance and cancellation insurance.
GGTO Guarantee Fund We are affiliated with the GGTO Guarantee Fund (number: 1395). We are obliged to ask for a one-off contribution of € 7.50 per person.
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.