The sessions take place on our beginner-friendly homespot Furadouro, wild beaches of Maceda, mellow waves of Cortegaça, funny beach breaks of Esmoriz or on the famous right handers of Espinho, so just grab your board, we do the search for you. Surf in a safe and beautifully natural environment.
Golden Waves offers an 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.
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 them do the wave search for you.
Portugal is blessed with all year round surfing, pleasant water temperatures and 300 days of sunshine a year. Surf for every level, from glassy 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 ripped. Depending on the swell and wind directions, there is always an option.
Even the National Competitions take place at our blue flag beaches.
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 suiting surf spots. You will get your 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.
If you wish to, Stephan Matters is the In-house photographer and can take incredible surf pictures of you, your friends and family.
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.
We provide a high quality range of surfboards, brand new beginner soft boards, Rip Curl performance wetsuits of all sizes, Rip Curl beach towels and 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 in crispy clear water was an amazing experience. The pine forest was so fragrant. I got really grounded and refreshed.