In terms of the locations it really depends on what kind of holiday you want. Both are very sociable and the surf coaches always take you to the best local spots for your level. Our beach front Surf House in Esmoriz is a 30 second walk from the beach! It is very comfortable and laid back, and a short drive from the top surf spots in the region (including Cortegaça, Maceda and Espinho) which are great for all surf levels. Our Surf Hostel in Porto is located a bus ride from the city center and a short ride from Matosinhos Beach which is very consistent and rated the best wave in Europe for beginners.
Our weekly surf camp package which includes accommodation and breakfast, 2x 2 hour lessons from Monday – Saturday, wetsuit and board rental and transportation to the breaks. In Esmoriz we also include a Welcome BBQ on Monday night, a guided visit to Porto and yoga lessons in the high season (June – September).
We offer Surf Day’s from Monday to Friday. Our Surf Day includes a full day of lessons (3-4 hours, scheduled around the best tides) starting at 9:00 at the hostel, wetsuit and board rental, and transportation to the beach for €40.
We offer 3 yoga lessons per week in Esmoriz as a part of your Surf Camp Package, during the high season only (July – September). Our yoga lessons change each year so please email us if you’d like to know more about the styles of yoga we offer.
Surf camp is a great place to meet people! The average age of our guests is early 30’s, but ages range from 20 to 60 somethings! Both hostels have lovely and comfortable communal spaces to chillax with new friends. We also welcome families but please email us directly if you’d like to come with the kids, so we can make the best arrangement for you.
Over the course of the week we try to offer activities outside of surf lessons, such as bike rides, ayurvedic massage, beach bar sunsets, BBQ’s, dinners at our favourite local restuarants, and nights out, if you’ve got the energy, dancing until dawn!

We love our communities in both Porto and Esmoriz, and want to share the best bits of Portuguese culture with you during your visit. Each hostel offers something a little different, so feel free to drop us an email to figure out the best location for your holiday. Or, why not book two weeks and sample a week in each?!

The fastest and easiest way to get to Surfivor Porto Surf Hostel from the airport (OPO) is by taxi (24h a day). It costs between €15 – €20 and takes around 15 minutes (12km).

If you want to save some money you can come by metro and bus between 6:00am and 11:00pm. It costs around €2,50 per person and takes around 90 minutes.

There are multiple options but I recommend this one:

Buy a ticket “Andante” Z4 at the airport, this is all you need. You can use it on the Metro and on the Bus.

Take the metro from the “Aeroporto” to “São Bento” (change at “Trindade”)

Take the BUS 500 from “São Bento” direction “Matosinhos (mercado)” until “Molhe” and you are almost in front of Surfivor Porto Surf Hostel.


More info at:


Surfivor Surf Hostel Porto
Avenida do Brasil 816
4150-154 Porto
, Portugal

You have the option of arranging a direct transfer with us from the airport (€50 each way) or you can take the Metro and Train, and we will pick you up from the station in Esmoriz (from 9:00 – 20:00 only):

You take the METRO from beneath the airport to CAMPANHA train station. From there walk over to the main building of the train station and buy a ticket to ESMORIZ at the counter. Take the yellow train in the direction of AVEIRO or OVAR. Your stop is ESMORIZ. Send us an SMS to +351 933 6434 when you are leaving CAMPANHA, so we can pick you up at the station in Esmoriz.  

Surfivor Surf Camp, Esmoriz
Rua Pero Alenquer 555
3885-607 Esmoriz, 

ATTENTION! There is no 24 hour reception. Please respect our Check In times:
Check In: 14:00 – 20:00
Check Out: 12:00
For arrivals after 20:00, please send us a notification email 24h prior to your arrival in order to arrange your access. If your arrival transfer has already been arranged, please ignore this email.