North Portugal
Surf Road Trip

MACEDA to VILA PRAIA DA ANCORA

JULY TO SEPTEMBER 2022

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READY TO EXPLORE
THE NORTH OF PORTUGAL?

Explore the North of Portugal on a surf house on wheels.

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WHERE?

AVEIRO - PRAIA DA ANCORA
Portugal's North Coast

From Aveiro, through the charming city of Porto and north to some of the most incredible (and uncrowded) beaches of Portugal.

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WHEN?

SUMMER / AUTUMN 2022
July - September

Although it’s high season, heading north  means experiencing an often overlooked region of Portugal.

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WHAT?

ROAD TRIPPING
Find freedom on the road

Spend one week in the Surf Truck, a surfhouse on wheels. Culture, adventure and tons of surfing. The North of Portugal is for the explorer.

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PERFECT FOR?

ALL LEVELS
Escape the crowds

For the surfer that loves to explore different spots and experience different waves. Challenge yourself, learn and discover a piece of Portugal on the road.

"CLEAN & SAFE" CERTIFIED

Safety is our priority.
We reduced the number of participants to max. 7 guests.
This surf adventure is certified "Clean & Safe"!
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Discover Northern Portugal on an unforgettable surf road trip

Spend one incredible week traveling from Aveiro to Praia da Ancora and discover the north of Portugal on a surf house on wheels.
All levels

Discover the surf spots of the north

Discover the surf spots of the north
A comfortable house on wheels with everything you'll need

A comfortable house on wheels with everything you'll need

Our local hosts Daniela & Eduardo love their surf truck experience, you will too

Our local hosts Daniela & Eduardo love their surf truck experience, you will too!

Experience freedom on the road

Experience freedom on the road

Improve your surfing skills with surf guiding sessions and video analysis

Improve your surf skills with surf guiding sessions and video analysis

Your home with a view for a week

Your home with a view for a week

Live in the surf truck, your mobile home for the week.

THE PACKAGE

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Surfing, adventure & a visit to Porto. Experience the surprising North, on the road.

Surf Lessons

FOR BEGINNERS +
  • Accommodation & breakfasts

  • 6 days surf lessons

    Surf equipment

  • Excursions & outdoor activities

from €849per person

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Surf Guiding

FOR INTERMEDIATES +
  • Accommodation & breakfasts

  • 6 days of surf guiding

    Video Analysis

  • Excursions & outdoor activities

from €789per person

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Surf Lessons

FOR BEGINNERS +
  • Accommodation & breakfasts

  • 6 days of surf lessons

  • Surf equipment

  • Excursions & outdoor activities

from €849per person

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Surf Guiding

FOR INTERMEDIATES +
  • Accommodation & breakfasts

  • 6 days of surf guiding

  • 1 yoga lesson

  • Excursions & outdoor activities

from €789per person

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Get a €50 voucher for this surf trip!

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THE ITINERARY

Day #1 SAO PEDRO

After picking you up at Porto airport we'll have a briefing at the surf truck and then go for a warm up skate session or a short forest exploration. We'll end the day with a dinner at the truck.

surf truck parked in front of the beach

Day #2 AVEIRO & ESPINHO

After breakfast we'll hit the road in search for the best surf spot. We can't miss a stop at the local fresh market for lunch before getting back to the water for the 2nd session. In the evening we'll watch the surf videos of the day.

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Day #3 up to PORTO

Let's start the day with a yoga lesson before our first surf session. After lunch we'll visit Porto historical center (or have another surf session) and end the day at a local restaurant with view on the Douro river.

birds-eye view of the city of Porto

Day #4 PORTO

A day of exploration and surf in the Porto region is waiting for us. We'll end day with dinner at the truck and a video analysis session to improve your technique.

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Day #5 VIANA DO CASTELO

After breakfast we'll start our search for the best surf spots. We'll have lunch at the beach before our 2nd surf session. In the evening we'll visit the amazing sanctuary of Santa Luzia and end the day chilling at the truck and having fun with the slack line.

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Day #6 VILA PRAIA DE ANCORA

Let's explore the surf spots around Praia de Ancora. After lunch we'll explore the mountains and the waterfalls nearby and swim in natural pools. We'll have dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day #7 FAREWELL

After our daily breakfast we'll say goodbye to you and we'll organize 1 shuttle to the bus station in Viana do Castelo from where you'll be able to reach Porto airport.

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This is a general plan of how the itinerary #1 will roll. This plan and the schedules
may have a few adjustments, according to the waves forecast and the group
expectations.

You will spend the week in a Mercedes truck with a special system that allows the walls and the ceiling to expand upwards, thus transforming the truck into a double-decker hotel on wheels.

Daniela and Eduardo  be your hosts and surf guides for the week. They love surfing and traveling with their Surf Truck... and you will love it too!

On the top floor of the truck you find the rooms: 4 shared double rooms with bunk bed
, and 1 private double room with a double bed. We recommend you the private double room if you're traveling with a partner. Every room comes with air conditioning and a locker.

On the bottom floor you find a living room with couches and a table (and a projector to check the surf footage in the evening!). The kitchen is fully equipped and you can cook your own meals. Also on the bottom floor, there is a toilet and – in the room next to it – a bathroom with a nice warm shower.

On the outside terrace you can chill on the bean bags, relax and enjoy beautiful sunsets.

YOUR SURF-HOUSE ON WHEELS

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YOUR SURF-HOUSE ON WHEELS

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Daniela and Eduardo  be your hosts and surf guides for the week. They love surfing and traveling with their Surf Truck... and you will love it too!

On the top floor of the truck you find the rooms: 4 shared double rooms with bunk bed
, and 1 private double room with a double bed. We recommend you the private double room if you're traveling with a partner. Every room comes with air conditioning and a locker.

On the bottom floor you find a living room with couches and a table (and a projector to check the surf footage in the evening!). The kitchen is fully equipped and you can cook your own meals. Also on the bottom floor, there is a toilet and – in the room next to it – a bathroom with a nice warm shower.
You will spend the week in a Mercedes truck with a special system that allows the walls and the ceiling to expand upwards, thus transforming the truck into a double-decker hotel on wheels.

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Read our past Surf Tribers' Reviews

Watch our surf mission in Portugal

some impressions from the time we spent in the South of Portugal. Watch all the videos of our adventures.

Don't take just our word for it... get ready to live an unforgettable surf experience.

All you need to know

Have questions about our surf trip? We've got all the answers you need.
You can also get in touch directly via e-mail or WhatsApp.

Covid-19 Infos

We know, right now it's not so easy to pull the plug and travel, but us surfers, we always find a way.
We always strive to make booking your next surf trip as easy and flexible as possible.

Find the links to the country's requirements at the end of the page or click here "Travel with confidence".
Learn more or get in touch with us. We'll be happy to talk surfing and help you make the best choice.

Required surf level

This surf adventure is open for all levels: beginners, intermediates and advanced.

You need no prior surfing experience to participate in this surf trip.

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Price & package


Surf Lessons Package

  • 6 nights accommodation private double room or private single room, bath and towels.
  • 6 days surf lessons
  • Surf equipment
  • Video analysis sessions to improve your technique
  • Daily breakfast
  • Use of all truck facilities (shower, toilet, fully equipped kitchen, living room, barbecue)
  • City/village tours along the road
  • Excursions to natural places: waterfalls, swimming, trekking, sightseeing
  • 1 yoga session
  • Daily cleaning
  • Free wi-fi, air conditioning & sound system
  • 24/7 staff on the spot
  • Free transfers from Porto airport and to Viana do Castelo bus station.

Price per person from: € 849


Surf Guiding Package

  • 6 nights accommodation private double room or private single room, bath and towels.
  • 6 days surf guiding to the best surf spots
  • Video analysis sessions to improve your technique
  • Daily breakfast
  • Use of all truck facilities (shower, toilet, fully equipped kitchen, living room, barbecue)
  • City/village tours along the road
  • Excursions to natural places: waterfalls, swimming, trekking, sightseeing
  • 1 yoga session
  • Daily cleaning
  • Free wi-fi, air conditioning & sound system
  • 24/7 staff on the spot
  • Free transfers from Porto airport and to Viana do Castelo bus station.

Price per person from: € 789

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Available Weeks

SUMMER 2022

10 July - 16 July 2022
17 July - 23 July
24 July - 30 July 2022
31 July - 06 August 2022

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SUMMER / AUTUMN 2022

07 August - 13 August 2022
14 August - 20 August 2022 (week full)
25 September - 01 October 2022
02 October - 08 October 2022

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What is not included?

  • Wetsuit rental 10€/day (only for surf guiding)
  • Surfboard rental 10€/day (only for surf guiding)
  • Wetsuit + surfboard rental 15€/day (only for surf guiding)
  • Lunches and dinners (you will have the chance to try delicious local bars and restaurants & there will be always the possibility to stop at supermarkets and use the shared kitchen in the truck)

Discover the surfboard quiver here!

Extra & optional activities

This are the extra and optional activities you can do during your surf trip and that can be booked directly on the spot.
Optional activities can be done as an alternative to the second surf session.

  • Wine tasting in a vineyard 15€/person (optional)
  • Bike rental 25€/person
  • Massage 40€/person

The itinerary

Itinerary #1
Maceda - Porto - Póvoa Varzim - Viana do Castelo - Vila Praia de Ancora

The transfer is from/to Porto airport.

Weeks:

24 July - 30 July 2022
07 August - 13 August 2022

Itinerary #2
Vila Praia de Ancora - Viana do Castelo - Póvoa Varzim - Porto - Maceda

The transfer is from/to Viana do Castelo Bus Station.

Weeks:

10 July - 16 July 2022
17 July - 23 July 2022
31 July - 06 August 2022
14 August - 20 August 2022
25 September - 01 October 2022
02 October - 08 October 2022

Surf conditions

The northern provinces of Minho and Douro have largely skipped the attention of visiting surfers, despite having a super-consistent stretch of coast that grabs the maximum from any swell direction. There’s a wide range of wave breaking surfaces from gentle beaches and rivermouths to sheer slab reefs.

Rcommended wetsuit

3/2mm for the summer.

Avg. water temperature

18 C° during the summer months.

Crowd factor

low to medium especially on weekend. Typically less crowded than the south.

Weather

Summers are sunny and gentle with occasional heat waves or rainy oceanic fronts.

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