For us sun-deprived Brit surfers, the not so far flung shores of Portugal and Morocco are an easy hop, skip and jump away from here. Easy to get to, cheap when you’re there, with hours of sunshine (almost) guaranteed, a week’s break at one of these surf camps will take the stress out of travelling whatever level of surfer you are. And if you’re planning to go alone then it will give you the chance to meet and surf with like-minded people. So what are you waiting for? A week’s break this winter is just what the doctor ordered.
Main Photo: Greg Martin
A sure thing in winter for sun and good times is the wave rich land of Portugal. an epic coast of empty waves stretching from Porto in the north down the hidden coves of the Algarve. It’s mercifully warm year round on land and while the water needs a decent suit it’s still lush compared to here in January.
RIDE351 – SURF TRIPS PORTUGAL
Discover Portugal in one unforgettable experience of surf, culture and gastronomy with all included. Portugal’s geographical position is unique in Europe: benefit from around 800 km of open beach-breaks, reef-breaks and gorgeous bays blessed with great swells during most of the year. The whole coast is rich in surfing spots, some very well known but also some unknown ones which are equally good or even better. They are less crowded and with perfect waves, but you really have to know how to get there.
At Ride351 – Surf Trips Portugal we provide surf experiences for all surfers’ ages and levels. We want to present you the best spots to surf, the best of gastronomy and the most beautiful places to visit. All for you to enjoy one unforgettable surf experience while you are travelling with us! Wanna Surf and Travel, Ride with us! The most complete surf experience in Portugal.
The Surf Experience
Since 1992 The Surf Experience has been setting the standard, and after 24 years we have created the ultimate surf holiday. Options of surf school, surf safaris, pro bootcamps, longboard and yoga weeks, combined with awesome accommodation options and unrivalled catering, make this one of the greats. Originality. Quality. Vibe. Culture. Love.
With a warm climate and fantastic long right hand points, it’s easy to see why Morocco is a popular getaway for European surfers.
A surf camp with all private rooms (no bunk beds!), hotel-quality sheets and bathrobes! Have breakfast and check the surf from the best view in Taghazout (see photo above right). But still great prices and amazing value! Mint Surf caters to all levels (and groups/couples with mixed levels) and all budgets with a range of surf camp packages, taking you to the best breaks of the day. Stay in our beautiful oceanfront apartments for more space and privacy. Certificate of Excellence on TripAdvisor. Yoga, too!
Surf Maroc is Morocco’s leading surf travel company. Since 2003 they have provided unrivalled surfing holidays, incredible service and great value at several unique beachside locations. New this Autumn, Surf Maroc will open it’s latest addition, The Amouage, a purpose built surf hotel. Conceptualised and designed by Surf Maroc the design marries minimalist architecture with Moroccan craftsmanship, it promises to be like nothing else on the coastline. The oceanfront hotel will feature; 12 large ocean front ensuite rooms, huge board storage and wet room, spa and hammam, infinity pool overlooking Anchor point, bar and dining room, outdoor cinema, rooftop yoga space and garden.