Surf school Porto, Matosinhos and Esmoriz

Discover North Portugal and its friendly people, amazing culture and perfect conditions for your surfing holiday. Surfivor Surf Camp Portugal is the first and most popular Surf School located on the Portuguese Northern Coast Line in Porto.

Our beachfront Hostel and Beach House offer you the perfect location to make this your best surf experience ever. Porto is at the moment one of Europe’s most trendy cities with many great attractions to visit. You can expect amazing beaches and some of the best uncrowded surfing spots in Portugal.

Besides Surfing we also offer many other activities you can enjoy during your stay:

  • Yoga Sessions
  • Guided City Tours
  • Bicycle tours
  • BBQ`s
  • Skate / Longboards
  • Ayurveda Massage
  • Horseback Riding
  • Natural Parks
  • Beach Walks

valid for booking until MARCH 31 for any MID and HIGH season bookings

from 374€

Surf Camps in Porto and Esmoriz | Surfing Portugal | The perfect spot for a surfing holidays 

Around our Surf Camp in Portugal there are many suitable surf spots for all levels and our home beach offers you waves within walking distance from our camp. There’s hardly any crowd and you can learn-to-surf in a safe environment free from any concerns.

If you plan to explore the north Portuguese coastline and want to ride the best waves in the region let our surf coaches take you the perfect spots and at the end of the day nothing better than to relax in our Surf Hostel in Portugal. We also offer help for any information about attractions and interesting things to see & do while you’re here.

Surf School Porto and Esmoriz


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Have an unforgettable experience Surfing Portugal

Our guests will not only be treated to a fantastic location directly on the beach, they will also encounter top-class amenities which have been designed to make your holiday experience relaxed and comfortable.

Yoga for Surfers

Bicycle tours


Guided City Tours

Skate / Longboards

Ayurvedic Massage

Horseback Riding

Natural Parks

Beach Walks

Surf Lessons for Beginners & Intermediates

Surf Rentals

Beachfront accommodations

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Surf school Porto, Matosinhos and Esmoriz



Questions? We’ve got all the answers for the best Surf Holidays in Portugal.

When attending the SurfCamp Pack all the equipment needed is included. If you book Bed & Breakfast only, there’s the possibility of renting a board or other equipment that you need.

In both options, you can bring your own equipment if preferred.

Yes! Once signed in, you will have access to your own surf gear for the entire time.  You will be responsible for your gear, meaning you’ll have to transport it to and from the beach on the day of your lessons and return it to the shop at the end.
Porto is one of Europe’s oldest cities and won the European Best Tourist Destination award in 2017. The top attractions include: Porto’s famous port wine cellars where you can taste the cities’ most famous export, a visit to the old Ribeira quarter by the river bank and a stroll across the impressive “D. Luis” bridge. You have a lot of excellent places to eat and drink in Porto, where you will have the chance to try a number of traditional portuguese dishes. A must-try is the famous and delicious “Francesinha” – literally ‘Frenchy’ or ‘little French girl’.
Book online here, or contact us. We are happy to book you in via email or on the phone as well.
If you are looking for bigger waves and a more challenging Surf experience we recommend late winter to early spring, with waves typically measuring 2-4.5m or 6-15ft but that doesn’t mean summer doesn’t provide its fair share of great waves too. This time of year is more appropriate for beginners because the waves tend to be gentler measuring around 1-1.5m or 3-5ft.
Surf Hostel Porto: Porto’s international airport Francisco Sá Carneiro is only 13km away, making the hostel easily accessible via taxi or public transport. Bus stations, old-style trams (the main tourist attraction in Porto) and a metro stop are close to the hostel.

Surf Hostel Esmoriz: Is only 35km away from Porto’s Airport, making it easily accessible via public transport. Guests also have the possibility to book our airport shuttle service on their arrival and departure days. (not included in the Surf Holiday Pack)

At Surfivor we offer beginner and intermediate classes all year round. So if you have never stood on a surfboard before, our friendly and qualified coaches will have you surfing in no time.

For those surfers who already have some surfing knowledge under their belt, we also offer intermediate courses, to take your skills to the next level.

The Holiday Pack Program is scheduled specifically from Sunday to Sunday. If you want to attend the SurfCamp on other days you can purchase the accommodation and lessons individually and for as long as you want.
We are committed to make your holidays a relaxed and comfortable experience as can be.

Besides Surfing, you can find a wide variety of activities such as Yoga, Bicycle tours, Beach walks, City Trips, Parties and BBQ’s.

Esmoriz is an incredible location for athletes and has a very active local community. Running, cycling, football, volleyball and surfing, of course, are the most popular activities. Right next to camp is Barrinha Lagoon, a protected nature reserve with a boardwalk for walkers, cyclists, runners and photographers. Esmoriz has a surprising number of great restaurants, and a few minimarkets in case you prefer to cook at camp. Prices are very affordable and the community is warm and welcoming. We offer a weekly BBQ and Porto City Tour, and Yoga sessions during summer months.


Porto is located across the street from the ocean, with stunning views. Outside of surf lessons, you can explore the beautiful cobbled streets of Old Town, sip Port Wine on the riverside, or run and bike along the beautiful coastal path just across from our hostel. Just 10 minutes walk from the hostel is Porto City Park, the largest green “lung” of Porto and the largest urban park in the country. With 83 hectares, you will find a rural and rustic landscape with 10 miles of trails, lakes, a rich and diverse fauna and flora.

The Surf holiday Pack is a package that includes accommodation, breakfast, free access to all surf equipment, surf lessons and amazing extra activities for a special weekly price. (Sunday to Sunday)

The perks of choosing the Surf Lessons individually is that you can purchase as many as you want and choose when you want to take them.

In terms of the locations it really depends on what kind of holiday you want: City Surf or Beach Holiday. Both camps are very sociable and our professional surf coaches always take you to the best local spots for your level.

Our original Surf Camp Portugal in Esmoriz has a beach front Surf House. It is the best location and offers very comfortable rooms, some with ocean views. The atmosphere is super laid back and right next to the top surf spots in the region (including Esmoriz, Cortegaca and Espinho), which are great for all surf levels.


Porto Surf Hostel is located a bus ride from the city center and a short ride from Matosinhos Beach which is very consistent and rated one of the best beginner waves in Europe. Matosinhos beach is one of the only surf spots in the world accessible by metro!