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Surf Locations

The sessions take place at our beginner-friendly virgin homespot Furadouro, wild beaches of Maceda, mellow golden waves of Cortegaça, funny beach breaks of Esmoriz or the famous long right handers of Espinho. Just grab your board, we do the wave search for you. Surf in a safe and beautifully natural environment with our professional help.

Golden Waves offers a holistic surf experience. Nestled between endless beaches, the Nature Park of Maceda Pine Forest and the preserved Lagoon Ria de Aveiro, we are embraced by Nature and Ocean.

Surf Locations
Surf Instructors

Surf Instructors

Our instructors are experienced locals and very talented surfers with certificates from the Portuguese Surf Federation. They know the best spots and love to share their stoke with you. A lot of waves we enjoy are secret spots and not easy to find on your own. Trust our guides, lean back in our comfortable Volkswagen surf vans and let us do the wave search for you.

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Vitor Ribeiro

Portuguese Federation of Surf

Vitor will be your reliable buddy in the water while you are catching your first waves. As a passionate surfer since 25 years and professional surf instructor, certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surf, he is very experienced in the Atlantic waves and many more surf breaks around the world. Known for his powerful style in surfing, his goal is to share this precious Ocean knowledge with you and to help you on your journey of surf while sharing some of his life wisdom

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Alex Rodrigues

Big Waves, Tow-In and Rescue

Alex has a special appetite for big waves. He is part of a restricted group that surf one of the most intense and darkest waves of the Portuguese coast, Nazaré. His longlife passion for Jiujitsu helps him to keep his mind calm in times of stress. With these skills and as a certificated trainer in Tow-In Surfing and Jetski Rescue in big waves, you will be in best hands and feel the safety he transmits. Apart from being a brave surfer, he says ``surfing is a sport that should be practiced and shared with joy and enthusiasm``, and this is excactly what you experience when learning with him

Surf Conditions

Portugal is blessed with all year round surfing, pleasant water temperatures and 300 days of sunshine a year. Surf for every level, from perfect peelers to powerful tubes. The Lodge is perfect for surfers because it is just a short walk to the spot Praia da Furadouro and a great base for exploring excellent spots around. Within a stretch of 15 km coastline, you will find more than 25 waves to be ridden. Depending on the swell and wind directions, there is always an option.
Even the National Competitions take place at our blue flag beaches.

Surf Conditions
Surf Sessions

Surf Sessions

Our instructors provide safety, individual learning progress and fun. We don’t stop the time to end the sessions and always take you to the best working surf spots. You will get your best fitting Rip Curl wetsuit, a special Rip Curl beach towel and Rip Curl bag for your personal belongings during the sessions. Only the best material to ensure maximum pleasure. When everybody is happy and out surfed, the group goes out for a delicious lunch together. We will take you to our best kept culinary secrets. Traditional, economic and unbelievable delicious food will be landing on your plate.
As a special service after the surf, the team will take care of cleaning and drying the equipment.  Return from your session and relax right away. Enjoy the comfort of the Lodge and its unique service concept while focus on your surf experience.

4 HOURS EXPEDITION / 2 HOURS PURE SURF

Surf Equipment

We provide a high quality range of surfboards, beginner soft boards, advanced short boardsRip Curl performance wetsuits of all sizes, Rip Curl beach towels and Rip Curl beach bags. All surf material is included if you learn with our surf school or you can rent out our material for your own surf mission.

Surf Levels

  • Beginner

  • The beginner course is a step-by-step introduction to the art of surfing.
    We will show you how to understand the Ocean. You will experience the first contact with the water and its energy. The surf instructors will be your reliable buddies and help you to gain confidence. Of course, you will ride your first waves.
  • Intermediate

  • The intermediate course helps you to improve your surf skills. You will built up surf fitness, increase your amount of catching waves and focus on your Ocean awareness. Learn new techniques and improve old habits. Develop your own style and flow.

     

  • Advanced

  • For experienced surfers who know how to surf and would like to get the most out of their surf trip. We will take you to the perfect spot at that day and that moment and share with you our local knowledge. Learn from the best how to get barreled, do aerials or ride big waves. We are your professional company in the line up.
  • NEVER ENDING STOKE
  • Surf Packages Include from459€/ Person
    • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights
    • HEALTHY FOOD: 7 breakfast buffets
    • 5-STAR DINNER: 1 all inclusive at famous Oxala
    • SELF-CATERING: fully equipped kitchen
    • SURF: 6 days surf lessons / 12 hours surf course
    • GETTING AROUND: Transfers to the best surf spots
    • ALL MATERIAL YOU NEED
    • FREE Ovar train station pick-up
    • FREE INTERNET
    • FREE DRINKING WATER
    • FREE BIKES
  • LUXURY OCEAN ESCAPE
  • Surf Breaks Include from129€/ Person
    • ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights
    • HEALTHY FOOD: 2 breakfast buffets
    • SELF-CATERING: fully equipped kitchen
    • SURF: 2 days surf lessons / 4 hours surf course
    • GETTING AROUND: Transfers to the best surf spots
    • ALL MATERIAL YOU NEED
    • FREE Ovar train station pick-up
    • FREE INTERNET
    • FREE DRINKING WATER
    • FREE BIKES
  • FIND FLUIDITY IN LIFE AND SURF
  • Premium Surf & Yoga Packages Include from559€/ Person
    • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights
    • HEALTHY FOOD: 7 breakfast buffets
    • 5-STAR DINNER: 1 all inclusive at famous Oxala
    • SELF-CATERING: fully equipped kitchen
    • SURF: 6 days surf lessons / 12 hours surf course
    • RELAXATION: 8 yoga sessions
    • GETTING AROUND: Transfers to the best surf spots
    • ALL MATERIAL YOU NEED
    • FREE Ovar train station pick-up
    • FREE INTERNET
    • FREE DRINKING WATER
    • FREE BIKES
  • LIVE THE MOMENT
  • Premium Surf & Yoga Breaks Include from149€/ Person
    • ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights
    • HEALTHY FOOD: 2 breakfast buffets
    • SELF-CATERING: fully equipped kitchen
    • SURF: 2 days surf lessons / 4 hours surf course
    • RELAXATION: 2 yoga sessions
    • GETTING AROUND: Transfers to the best surf spots
    • ALL MATERIAL YOU NEED
    • FREE Ovar train station pick-up
    • FREE INTERNET
    • FREE DRINKING WATER
    • FREE BIKES

Surf Packages Include

  • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights
  • HEALTHY FOOD: 7 breakfast buffets
  • SURF:  5 days surf lessons (Mon-Fri)
  • GETTING AROUND: Transfers to the best surf spots
  • ALL MATERIAL YOU NEED
  • SERVICE: Ovar train station pick-up
  • INTERNET 
  • DRINKING WATER: 24/7
  • NEVER ENDING STOKE from 385€/person

 Premium Surf & Yoga Packages Include

    • ACCOMMODATION: 7 nights
    • HEALTHY FOOD: 7 breakfast buffets
    • SURF:  5 days surf lessons (Mon-Fri)
    • RELAXATION: 6 yoga sessions (Mon-Sat)
    • GETTING AROUND: Transfers to the best surf spots
    • ALL MATERIAL YOU NEED
    • SERVICE: Ovar train station pick-up
    • INTERNET 
    • DRINKING WATER: 24/7

FIND FLUIDITY IN LIFE AND SURF  from 445€/person

Surf Breaks Include

    • ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights
    • HEALTHY FOOD: 2 breakfast buffets
    • SURF: 2 days surf lessons
    • GETTING AROUND: Transfers to the best surf spots
    • ALL MATERIAL YOU NEED
    • SERVICE: Ovar train station Pick-up
    • INTERNET 
    • DRINKING WATER: 24/7

LUXURY OCEAN ESCAPE  From 119€/person

Premium Surf & Yoga Breaks Include

      • ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights
      • HEALTHY FOOD: 2 breakfast buffets
      • SURF: 2 days surf lessons
      • RELAXATION: 2 yoga sessions
      • GETTING AROUND: Transfers to the best surf spots
      • ALL MATERIAL YOU NEED
      • SERVICE: Ovar train station pick-up
      • INTERNET 
      • DRINKING WATER: 24/7

LIVE THE MOMENT • From 159€/person