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The former & current pro surfers that run Surf Camp Figueira will get your surfing to the next level regardless if you are just getting started or if you’re a seasoned veteran.
Surf Camp Figuera, operated by Mystery Lda, has been mediated by Pure Surf Camps since it opened. The pro surfers push you to improve your surfing and build your confidence without leaving you feeling overwhelmed. Once you’re finished with your daily surf or two you have plenty of opportunities to get the most out of your holiday. Outside you can utilise the giant garden, hammocks, small swimming pool, or beach area after your surf to relax, enjoy the sun, or shade, and the fresh Atlantic Ocean air. If its winter, or you just want to spend a little time inside you have a big lounge and home cinema to lay back and watch a film.
The camp itself sits atop a small hill overlooking the coast to one side, which is a little under a kilometre away, and the town centre of Figueira da Foz on the other, which is about 15 minutes’ walk away.
Figueira da FozSurf Camp Figueira sits on a small hill surrounded by nature on the outskirt of the town of Figueira da Foz. You can see the town clearly from the camp, and it is easy to reach on foot, but it is still far enough away not to hear anything. If you look the other direction from the balcony or your room at camp you will see the swell rolling in from the Atlantic towards the points, reefs and beaches of the west coast of Portugal.
Figueira da Foz is is small and quaint little town that is well worth getting familiar with. The tourist boom hasn’t hit it as hard as some other coastal towns so you still find authentic, well priced and delicious restaurants, great little local bars and watering holes, as well as a couple of really interesting shops. You can easily walk there in 15 minutes or hitch a ride with the crew that go there at least once a day to go to the supermarket or to a restaurant
This stretch of coast is a perfect surf destination year-round, even in the relatively mild winters Portugal is well worth a visit. There are more than a dozen world class breaks in the area directly surrounding Figueira da Foz with two of the best being the point break of Buarcos and the beach break at Cabedelo.
Figueira da Foz sits at the mouth of the Mondego River with kilometres of golden sand beaches stretching to the north and south. If you get up early it’s easy to find an empty panoramic view or empty, perfect waves.
The little town is filled with great restaurants and bars. If you want to try an authentic Portuguese dish you can’t go past a Bacalhau, which is essentially the Portuguese take on grilled fish. In the old town center and along the beachfront promenade you have a bunch of great spots to grab a drink after your time in the ocean. There is even a couple of great nightclubs as well as a casino if you quickly want to try fund your next surf trip.
If you want some advice on the best restaurants, bars and nightclubs, just ask the crew at camp when you arrive and they’ll be more than happy to fill you in with any extra details.
YoyoYoyo is the camp manager who originally comes from Munich, Germany. He calls Figueira da Foz and the adjoining surf spots home and has become a true local both in and out of the water. When he visits his home town, which is rarely, you will most probably find him in the water surfing the standing wave in the Eisbach.
The 4-person dorm room is perfect for a group of friends or solo-travellers who want explore Portugal and surf great waves. The room has two bunk beds that have been handmade using recycled wooden pallets and fitted with luxurious modern mattresses.
The room has its own private bathroom and access to Wi-Fi. These rooms are perfect to enjoy the peace and quiet of the surroundings with your friends, or to meet other travellers on your journey, all while surfing and experiencing authentic Portuguese culture.
At Surf Camp Figuera there are 6 double rooms available. Each has its own bathroom and has either a double or 2 single beds. These rooms have large windows for plenty of light and air and overlook either the garden or beach, 4 of the rooms also have their own private balconies.
The rooms are kitted out with handmade wooden furniture that uses recycled wooden pallets that have been lovingly restored. Each of the beds has a new, high quality mattress meaning you’ll be well rested for the next day’s adventure.
The mix of lots of light, the wooden furniture, and the decoration of them evokes a very relaxed and inviting atmosphere making it the perfect place to relaxing & unwind in the evenings. All the rooms have internet access as well.
Fitness and relaxation are the two priorities of Surf Camp Figueira. Some things you can look forward to when you get to the camp are the home theatre to lay back and watch movies or classic surf films, swimming in the small pool to cool of on warm summer days, heading to the beach area to read a book and swing under the palm trees in one of the hammocks or chill in the new spa area. The camp overlooks the ocean and the town of Figueira da Foz so regardless of what you do, you’ll be enjoying a stunning view. There are also two fully equipped communal kitchens where you can hang out with other guests and whip up an evening feast.
If you’re not quite ready to lay down after your surf there is the option of partaking in the surf specific fitness program that consists of a mixture of Yoga, CrossFit, coordination training, cardio and boxing that take place either out in the garden or in the fitness room.
Regardless if you have never touched a surfboard or if you have surfed your whole life, the team at Surf Camp Figueira will improve your skills in the water dramatically during your stay.
It’s not every day you get to surf with Pro surfers, let alone be taught by them. So, this is a rare opportunity to learn from the best, and it doesn’t matter if you are beginning, or consider yourself fairly advanced, the tips that you will receive are unlike anything other coaches will be able to share with you.
After a short bit of theory on the beach you hit the water. The team then can quickly analyse your skills in the ocean and help you out with exactly what you need help with. They’ll also bring you to the perfect waves for you, meaning you won’t be bored with the conditions, but they won’t be overly daunting either. The more waves you catch, the more confidence in yourself you’ll have to catch bigger and better surf as you progress through your stay.
The team are all qualified through the ISA (International Surf Association) and have plenty of experience both coaching, and along the Atlantic Coast. There are up to 2 surf lessons a day plus one fitness class, but you can choose how intensive your daily program is going to be.
The courses at Surf Camp Figueira are customised to everyone’s individual ability. You can customise your surf package by choosing to surf once or twice a day, as well as having an option of incorporating a surf specific fitness program into your day.
|Course||Dec – Feb||Oct – Nov & Mar – May||Jun – Sep|
|Surf: 6-Day Course, 1 Session / Day||100 €||115 €||135 €|
|Surf: 6-Day Course, 2 Sessions / Day||200 €||230 €||270 €|
|Surf: 1 Session||25 €||25 €||25 €|
This is an ideal way for already advanced surfers to learn a few new tricks and build confidence in epic surf. The pro coaches will give you pointers on your technique and the waves while leading by example out in the water.
Alongside the beginner and medium courses offered by Surf Camp Figueira you can also opt to choose Spot Guiding and Surf Coaching that caters to more advanced, and even pro surfers. The coaches have years of professional surfing experience that can help even the most advanced surfer improve. To work not only your surf skills but also your fitness you can choose to join a tailored fitness program that will help you get surf-fit. Around the camp there are plenty of waves to choose from and the crew knows the coast and the conditions so you can rest assured you’ll be surfing the best, least crowded waves possible.
This stretch of course has an international reputation and attracts the WSL (World Surf League) competition every year. Some of the most renowned breaks are:
The surf specific fitness program will push your ability in the water to new levels and give you something to do at home to improve your surfing if you don’t live near the ocean.
|Dec – Feb||Oct – Nov & Mar – May||Jun – Sep|
|Fitness: 6-Day Course, 1 Session / Day||100 €||115 €||135 €|
|Fitness: 1 Fitness Session||25 €||25 €||25 €|
Naturally the team at Surf Camp Figueira rent equipment onsite. You can rent a range of boards, from longboards to high performance shortboards, wetsuits to suit the conditions and booties if it’s cold. Being comfortable and having a board that suits your skill level, size, and the type of surfing you are wanting to do is vital to improve quickly. The team knows the equipment and has taught and coached countless surfers so they are sure to get the right gear to make your surf trip a success.
You can obviously bring your own gear with you, but if it’s too much of a hassle, or too expensive to take it in the plane you don’t need to panic.
At Surf Camp Figueira you have a huge selection of top model Surfboards, Wetsuits und Booties to rent. You can change surfboards during your stay if you improve or want to surf some different spots.
|1 Hour||1/2 Day||1 Day||1 Week|
|Shortboard||5 €||8 €||15 €||60 €|
|Malibu / Longboard||8 €||15 €||20 €||80 €|
|Wetsuit||5 €||10 €||15 €||60 €|
|Booties||/||2 €||4 €||22 €|
Healthy & appetising breakfast buffet includedThe team at Surf Camp Figueira will get a delicious breakfast buffet ready to greet you every morning when you wake up. The aim is to get you ready for long das out in the water so the food is healthy and nutritious. On a standard morning you’ll find fresh bread, spreads, vegetables, cheese, homemade muesli, fresh fruit and yoghurt.
In the evenings, you can use one of the onsite kitchens to cook yourself a meal with your friends, partner or other guests you’ve met during your stay. You can also jump in the City-Shuttle and check out some of the local restaurants that cater to every budget and taste. Ask the team who all know the city incredibly well and can help you find what you’re looking for. They will probably end up joining you for the meal anyway.
Yoga releases built up tension from daily life as well as from the previous days surfing, builds muscle, improves flexibility as well as balance, all of which are vital to successful surfing. 1 or 2 times a day there will be a 1.5 to 2 hour yoga session in the garden, fitness area or on the beach. One single class costs 10€ and if you take more than five they cost 8.50€ each. If you want to unwind even more after your day you can book a massage for after your yoga class directly at the camp.
As an added bonus to your customised surf coaching you will also be able to join a fitness program personalised to improve your surfing. The program combines a mix of CrossFit, coordination training, functional training, boxing and Tabata. The classes are catered to your level of fitness and work on the elements that will help you the most out in the water.
If you live somewhere further away from the ocean than you’d like, what you learn here is something you can take home and work on to get you surf fit for your next trip away.
Figueira has plenty of restaurants and bars that offer great Portuguese wine and amazing local dishes, great for an after-surf evening meal. There is also a large casino in town if you’d like to try your hand at a round of Blackjack.
There are also a few other activities you can spend your afternoons doing, like going out on a fishing trip on one of the local charter boats or a trip to check out local sea salt production, which is surprisingly interesting and amazing to look at. If you need any advice about what to do, where/what to eat, or where to party. Ask the crew and they will be more than happy to point you in the right direction.
Navigate via the tabs to find the prices for different accommodation options, and various optional extras. Here you will see an example:
Detailed price overview through: Accommodation
Arrival and Departure possible any day of the week
|DOUBLE / DORM ROOM||1 WEEK||2 WEEKS|
|Dec – Feb||250 €||450 €|
|Mar – May||320 €||600 €|
|Jun – Sep||380 €||700 €|
|Oct – Nov||320 €||600 €|
The Surf and fitness courses as well as equipment rental can be booked spontaneously when you arrive at the camp.
|Surf Course||Dec – Feb||Oct – Nov & Mar – May||Jun – Sep|
|6 Days Surf Course (1x/Day)||100 €||115 €||135 €|
|6 Days Surf Course (2x/Day)||200 €||230 €||270 €|
|1 Surf Lesson||25 €||25 €||25 €|
|Fitness Course||Dec – Feb||Oct – Nov & Mar – May||Jun – Sep|
|6 Days Fitness Course (1x/Day)||100 €||115 €||135 €|
|1 Fitness Class||25 €||25 €||25 €|
|Yoga||Dec – Feb||Oct – Nov & Mar – May||Jun – Sep|
|One single Yoga Session (1.5 – 2 Hours)||10 €||10 €||10 €|
|5 or more Sessions||8.50 € per Session||8.50 € per Session||8.50 € per Session|
|Equipment Rental||1 Hour||1/2 Day||1 Day||1 Week|
|Shortboard||5 €||8 €||15 €||60 €|
|Malibu / Longboard||8 €||15 €||20 €||80 €|
|Wetsuit||5 €||10 €||15 €||60 €|
|Booties||/||2 €||4 €||22 €|
|Airport Transfer||Price per trip|
*Send flight, train or bus details directly to the camp manager after booking. Contact details are on your Pure Surf Camp invoice.
Porto (OPO) is the closest airport to Surf Camp Figueira and is roughly 1.5 hours away (100km). Lisbon is another possibility, it is 2 hours away (180km)
We offer an extra service where we will find you a cheap, available flight. We’ll double-check the prices and availability and will contact you with the final offer. Cheap flights are available starting from as little as 80 Euro!
For those of you who would rather find and book flights yourself we recommend Skyscanner which will give you a good overview of the available flights and where they depart from. An alternative is Kayak. These two flight search sites look through all airlines apart from RyanAir
You can also find cheap flights to Porto (OPO) through TAP.
Cheap Airlines from the UK:
You can book an airport shuttle directly through Surf Camp Figueira. Per trip it costs 110€ to Porto Airport (OPO) and 140€ to Lisbon Airport (LIS). Let the team know as soon as you have your flight details so they know when to pick you up.
From Porto and Lisbon you can catch a bus straight to Figueira da Foz. the price ranges from 10€ to 20€.
We recommend renting a car! In Portugal there are very cheap rental cars available that start at 80€ per week. At Sunny Cars you'll find the cheapest rental cars around! Getting a rental car will allow you to spontaneously explore the coastline. It will also give you the freedom to take early morning drives up the coast to go to your favourite surf spot.