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Golden Waves Surf Lodge

Rua Cidade de Elizabeth 253, Furadouro Ovar - Porto, Portugal
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Golden Waves Surf Lodge
Reviews (14)
5 out of 5

Just 30 km from Porto by the coast lies Furadouro,a picturesque seaside village nestled between endless virgin beaches,the Nature Park of Maceda Pine Forest and the Lagoon Ria de Aveiro.

The modern Beach Villa stands out with a clean line design inside and outside. Wooden elements provide elegance and cosiness. 7 High Comfort Suites for up to 5 people and a cosy Shared Bedroom for 6 people, in total we can accommodate up to 29 guests.The lounge area with king size sofa, Playstation,Plasma TV in front of the fireplace, extra long dining table invite to share good times together.

Our beautiful garden is blessed with old pine trees and reflects the special tranquility of the natural surrounding. Enjoy the Picnic Zone,comfortable sofas, hammocks and a variety of bean bags in the sunshine. Chill out at the Outdoor Pool Area with a refreshment kiosk, sun beds and showers or have a tennis or football match on the home court.

Do yoga, ride our free brand new mountain bikes, go on a Stand Up Paddle Tour or explore the Ocean and take some surf lessons with qualified teachers. After the surf we share a good Barbecue on the terrace. Relax your body and mind with professional Yoga sessions in our tasteful studio.To maintain your workout routine we proudly offer you our Fitness Center and Yoga Studio. A healthy breakfast buffet ,all you can eat, will wake up your senses. The spacious kitchen is fully equipped and ready to use 24/7. We provide free drinking water during your entire stay.

Location

The Lodge is perfect for surfers as it is just a short walk to the surf spot Praia da Furadouro with uncrowded peaks and a great base for exploring excellent waves around. Within a stretch of 15 km coastline, more than 25 waves wait to be discovered.

The Lagoon behind the Villa offers Kitesurfing and Stand Up Paddle conditions as well as stunning bike trails to go Birdwatching and observe Flamingos. The Lodge is just a short walk to Praia da Furadouro. All year round we have comfortable temperatures, 300 days of sunshine and pure Atlantic Ocean air. Surf for every level, from glassy peelers to powerful tubes on blue flag beaches. Depending on swell and wind directions, there is always an option.

Furadouro has a charming historic center. You will find superb local restaurants that serve Portuguese and International dishes for great prices. Not to mention the grilled fish plates, that arrived in the morning and were just caught from the local fishermen in the sea. Cosy cafés, fancy beach bars, delicious ice cream parlors and crêpe stands as well as a sparkling nightlife. It is all just a stone’s throw away.

Ovar, known as the living museum of tiles, is 3km away and easy to reach by bike. Porto, a class of its own, is just a 30min train ride, as well as Aveiro, the so called Venice of Portugal.

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Review from Soyeon
Soyeon
United Kingdom
June 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Really quite place
good to take a rest yourself
But it's little bit tricky to go to the city center of Porto


How were the surf lessons?

     

He's amazing
Best supporter

Review from David
David
United Kingdom
June 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Really comfortable room. Layout of house encourages socialising with others.
Slightly further from the beach than I had realised but still only a 5 min walk.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Very good instruction. Carefully selected best surfing beach depending on conditions.
Some lessons were quite late meeting at 6:30pm, sometimes meant we didn't get back until 10:30pm. - Quite late if you haven't eaten beforehand.

Review from Mariia
Mariia
London, United Kingdom
May 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Really comfortable stay! We lived in the private room. It is in the complete separate house, so we had many amenities dedicated just for our use (kitchen, living room, garden and so on). Surfing lessons are professional and great. Everything is provided for surf. Amazing waves and the cleanest beaches ever. Bicycles are free to use. To the beach - 10 min walk. Many cafes and restaurants. Must go - Doce Pão (bakery and coffee) and Casa Figueiras (seafood). We will be surely coming back!


How were the surf lessons?

     

The beach coast is long and there are many spots to surf at. Really professional coach! Loved it, amazing experience.

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Review from Monika
Monika
London, United Kingdom
May 2019
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The lodge was amazing! Very spacious, super clean (honestly cleaner than some of 5 star hotels). People working there were amazing and helpful.
The town felt empty as it was off season...restaurants basic, even the fresh sea food, we were quite disappointed.
However, lodge is short bike ride to the ocean, and its amazing, most beautiful beaches around.
Beautiful forest bike ride, really nice nature around.
The lodge offers free bikes which is great!


How were the surf lessons?

     

My partner loved his surf lessons. Instructor Victor was amazing and gave lot of energy and attention to train him so the last three days he was enjoying a proper surfing.
Each day, Victor would choose different beaches to go surfing, that made experience really amazing.

Review from dreamtrip1969
dreamtrip1969

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a fantastic stay at Golden Waves surf lodge. Jessy and Sergio are very kind and attentive hosts. They do their best to make sure your stay is enjoyable and comfortable. The accommodation is modern and beautiful. The rooms are clean, large and well maintained. There are lots of activities to do at the lodge such as tennis, cycling and swimming since guests have access to a leisure complex. It goes without saying that the surfing is amazing too. I didn't get the chance to properly see it but Ovar looked cultured and interesting (a nice day out when you need a rest). All in all I had a great time and I look forward to returning in the near future.


How were the surf lessons?

     

It goes without saying that the surfing is amazing too. You can find many uncrowded surfing spots around Furudouro / Esmoriz.

Review from Martha
Martha
Heilbronn
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

My stay at the Golden Waves Surf Lodge has exceeded my expectations of a Surf Camp. Lots of space, light, attractive design, very clean, all new. I could rest super well, comfortable beds and pleasant ambience in the house.
The breakfast buffet offers something for everyone,fresh fruit lots of cereals and warm bread from the bakery.The shared kitchen is very well equipped and always clean, like this cooking is fun. The pool area was top, garden well maintained with a Zen Area to chill out, hosts always open and helpful.Surf classes were spectacular!Uncrowded beaches,new material,funny instructors. They have new mountain bikes in the lodge for trips into nature. The beach and the village with all the shops and restaurants are easy to reach by foot. The fresh sea food is delicious!A perfect place to relax and surf, I will definitely be back


How were the surf lessons?

     

Beaches were super clean and uncrowded.The teachers super attentive and I learned a lot during my stay.
I liked the new material and good wetsuits to keep me warm.I liked the fact that we stayed on the beach much longer than it was included in the lessons, we just surfed until everybody was tired ;-)

Review from Stef
Stef
HAssocks, England
July 2018
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation great. Fantastic breakfast. Great variety.
Lovely hosts and really nice surf lessons.
Yoga sessions very good.
Town ok but restaurant choice not overwhelming.
There was supposed to be a BBQ but never happened and I think would have been nice also to do sth together with all people one evening.
Pool and sports facilities really good


How were the surf lessons?

     

Yes, all fab. Had a great time. Very good and well looked after equipment ! All clean and well organised

Review from Kristina
Kristina
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
July 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The house was super nice with a keen eye on design while still being cosy. We were in the newer second house which had its own kitchen area which made it easy to store food/drinks nearby. We opted for a private room which was really nice and cozy with a nice bathroom. One thing to note is that there wasn't wifi at the separate house, but it was easy enough to walk over to the main house whenever you wanted to use wifi. The main house had lots of great outdoor seating spots for relaxing.

Breakfasts in the morning were really nice -healthy organic foods, great coffee, and a nice chance to connect with others staying at the lodge and get fueled up for whatever your day had in store.

Other than that, the beach in town was very nice as was the pool in the complex. We basically bounced between yoga, surfing, the pool, and lounge spaces. There are cute cafes and beachfront bars, markets and little shops in town and it was fun to use the free bikes to go back and forth. Food and drink were affordable if you want to eat meals or get a drink in town in the evening.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lesson was a ton a fun. I'm a novice so I barely got up on the board (if at all) but we spent an amazing day at a beach that was further out and it was gorgeous. Loved the experience. Others who knew what they were doing surfed nearby.

Review from Peter
Peter
London, United Kingdom
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Amazing accommodation - great location, new, clean, tidy, and super friendly people - don't look any further for an ideal surf lodge !


How were the surf lessons?

     

Was amazing schooling - loved the surf and the lessons were very constructive!

Review from Patricia
Patricia
Bordeaux
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Hello!
I stayed two weeks at the Lodge in June
It was so clean even when the lodge was full with people. And it was a nice and calm atmosphere even with full house.
Whenever I asked for an extra towel or anything special Sergio and Jessi did everything to make it happen.
I was riding a bike every day. The bikes are brand new, great quality and it is absolutely fabulous that they are for free.
They two great hosts, they make you feel home.
Thank you Sergio and Jessi for those wonderful holidays at your place.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I just took one surf class to try it out and I instantly fell in love with this sport.
The beaches were a dream!Green Pine forest,white endless atlantic sand, turquoise mellow waves just for us.
Sergio motivated me a lot, as I was a bit afraid of the ocean in the beginning.
It was one of my most beautiful days I ever had.

Review from Laura
Laura
Birmingham, United Kingdom
May 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I treated my boyfriend for my birthday and we absolutely loved it. We spent 3 nights in a private room. We hired a car and check in was immediate and easy. Loads of information and use of free bikes and so on. The house was fantastic, so clean and economic! Tidy up after yourself policy but you are able to have free use of the kitchen and lounge and garden.

The town was quiet but as this was a yoga and surf retreat we didn't mind! I'm sure in high season it picks up. A gorgeous beach where you surf with cafes and restaurants. Go to Scala if you like Italian! Also a huge supermarket only 10-minute cycle or a 5-minute drive.

We went to Porto for the morning before we left and I would recommend you stay a night. A charming city full of alleys with beautiful cafes and restaurants. We were so sad to leave!

We had the inclusive BBQ on the Saturday night includes salad, unlimited wine and amazing company from all over the world. We are English and the house was full of German, American, Swiss and Spanish - so lovely.

Sergio & Jessie THANK YOU we loved it and will try to return one day.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The waves were admittedly far too hard for me as a beginner. However one of the surf instructors said the sea was like a Winter swell (we went in May), and it was abnormally more rough than usual. I definitely would have enjoyed it more if the waves were smaller and less aggressive but that's nature! The beach was beautiful with white soft sand. My boyfriend has more practise than me at surfing so he enjoyed it but again, found it hard.

Review from Julio
Julio
Zamora
May 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Simply beautiful. We had a great time at the Golden Waves Surf Lodge. The staff was very friendly, the rooms and the house clean and very creatively furnished. The owners gave us great tips and were extremely helpful. The surf instructor were so helpful for me as a beginner and I really learned a lot with his calm and professional style, but also my husband as an advanced surfer improved a lot. The location of the lodge is also recommendable as it is not far from the beautiful beach. We met ideal conditions there (early May). Ovar is a very sweet little town with so much charm, we were very happy with the bicycles. For us it was fantastic two weeks holiday. I can only recommend the Lodge to anyone who wants to experience the authentic Portugal and likes to do water sports or relax in the nature. We will be coming back.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf instructor was so helpful for me as a beginner and I really learned a lot with his calm and professional style, but also my husband as an advanced surfer improved a lot.

Review from Hana
Hana
London, United Kingdom
April 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

New, untouched interior, like a model home! The surf lodge is gorgeous and stylish. Sergio and Jessy gave us so many great tips about the area it is just a shame we didn't have longer to explore.
Can't recommend Golden Waves highly enough!


How were the surf lessons with Surfaventura?

     

Surf lessons were great, excellent teacher! We are beginners so needed a lot of help but Rui was fantastic and lots of fun. My husband managed to catch a big wave on his second day with the great instructor!
The beach we went to was in a pine forest, it was so clean and fragrant and we could surf without a care in the world.

Review from Erich
Erich
Bonn
April 2018
Travelled with family

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Delicious breakfast, almost too clean and nice for a surfhostel ..I have never stayed in such a luxury Lodge before for that cheap price.The kitchen is a dream for everyone who likes to be cook while seeing through huge windows. The large and well-kept garden is super quiet and the hammocks,bean bags and sunbeds invite to sunbath. You can buy good fish, vegetables etc. in the supermarkets directly by the ocean, 3 minutes by bike away. Good bikes are also at the start. The people, the place, the beaches, ... everything its own class. I got really grounded and refreshed here.

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Massage
Outdoor Swimming Pool
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Pool bar
Snack bar
Vending machine
Bicycle rental
Bowling
Darts
Hiking
Mountain biking
Skateboard hire
SUP
Surf school
Yoga

Extras:

Extra bed 20€ per night
Premium Shared Bedroom
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 4

Our 4 Bed Premium Dorm with exclusive garden access and private terrace is the economic choice while still enjoying all the luxury and pleasures of the Lodge.
The high standard comfort shared bathroom with organic amenities has an ensuite bedroom.
A personalized sound system to connect electronic devices and a colour lighting allow to create individual ambience however you feel like.
Plenty of storage space in the wardrobe and personal laptop size safes for each guest.
The 2 Bunk Beds are equipped with high quality comfort mattresses and superior bed linen, towels included.
A rich and healthy Breakfast Buffet and free drinking water make your holidays complete.

Private High Comfort Suite
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 4

Beautiful and spacious Suites with garden views and private luxury bathrooms.
Extra beds for 20€/ night are available if you are a group of 5 guests.
The suites feature Wi to Fi, luxury bathrooms with organic soap, central heating, personal laptop size safes, sound systems, blackout curtains, color ambience lighting, fragrance sticks and memory foam mattresses.
A daily healthy breakfast buffet and free drinking water make your stay complete.

Shared Bedroom
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 6

Our 6 Bed Dorm with garden view is the economic choice while still enjoying all the luxury and pleasures of the Lodge.
The high standard comfort shared bathroom with organic amenities is located next to the bedroom.
A personalized sound system to connect electronic devices and a colour lighting allow to create individual ambience however you feel like.
Plenty of storage space in the wardrobe and personal laptop size safes for each guest.
The 3 Bunk Beds are equipped with high quality comfort mattresses and superior bed linen, towels included.
A rich Breakfast Buffet and free drinking water make your holidays complete.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Porto and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €70
  • Price for more than 4: €70
  • - Nearest Airport: Porto
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 40
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 40
  • - There is a train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Vitor

Sergio

We have something for everyone.Our beginner-friendly home spot Praia do Furadouro, the wild beaches of Maceda Natural Park, mellow waves of Cortegaça, funny beach breaks of Esmoriz or famous long right handers of Espinho.Blessed with pleasant water temperatures, 300 days of sunshine, glassy peelers to powerful tubes.In a stretch of 15 km coastline, you will find more than 25 waves to be ripped.

Main Surf Beach: Praia do Furadouro,Praia da Maceda, Cortegaça, Esmoriz, Espinho

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

The best surfer is the one having most fun. The more time you spend in the water, the better you get. This is why we do not to rush our guests with their learning progress and end Surf Sessions when everybody comes out of the water happily. A step-by-step introduction to the art of Surfing: Learn to understand the Ocean, ride your first wave and get an idea of this passion only a Surfer can know.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

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. We do not to rush our guests with their learning progress and end Surf Sessions when everybody comes out of the water happily. The Instructors will be your reliable buddies and help you to gain confidence.

Advanced Surf Lessons

For experienced Surfers who would like to get the best out of their surf.
We will take you to the best spots at that day and that moment and share with you our local knowledge.We are your professional company in the line up.

Surf Guide

For experienced Surfers who would like to get the best out of their surf.
We will take you to the best spots at that day and that moment and share with you our local knowledge.We are your professional company in the line up.

Yoga

We've teamed up with internationally renowned Yoga instructors to connect their magic Yoga style with our inspiring life by the Ocean! Enjoy your daily practice of flexibility, mindfulness and deeper breathing. Let yourself melt in blissful relaxation and feel rejuvenated. They will sooth your body in their Restorative Zen and Vinyasa Yoga Sessions.


Powerful Summer Beachbreak

Powerful Summer Beachbreak

Level: Advanced

Praia do Furadouro

Praia do Furadouro

Level: Intermediate

Just grab the board and surf

Secret spot

Secret spot

Level: Intermediate

loooong right that breaks off a jetty

Praia do Furadouro

Praia do Furadouro

Level: Beginner

Our homebreak in the summer

Praia do Furadouro

Praia do Furadouro

Level: Beginner

Surf Lessons

SUP Tours

SUP Tours

Level: All Levels

Sup Tours in our Lagoon behind the Lodge

just a 10 min drive

just a 10 min drive

Level: All Levels

Happily outsurfed!

Our beach breaks

Our beach breaks

Level: Beginner

Easy entry, no crowds,pure fun

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The best time to surf Porto is between Spring through to Autumn. It's main surf beach is Matosinhos beach, the best surf spot in Porto for beginner and intermediates. Its a long 1km sandy beach with a few different points on it. The set up is a mix of beach break and reef break and parts of it are sheltered so it handles larger swell. Easy to get to and consistent.

Next to Matosinhos is International Beach. A lovely spot that begins where the city park ends. Its also a great learner spot, and a great place to hang out both during day and at night. Further north is Leca, a very consistent beach break protected by the harbour.

In and around the city there are small little beaches all worth exploring, particularly for the more advanced surfers wanting to discover the best Porto surf breaks.

There are more surf breaks further south including Barra do Porto and Miramar and then 20km south of Porto are the towns of Esphino and Esmoriz. Its arguably the North's most famous surf area and the beaches have a real nice surf culture. The area's 3 main beaches are Silvade, beach, Blue beach and Baia beach. A mix of sandy beach breaks and reef spots that suit beginner and advanced. Hang around and score some long barreling right & left handers all to yourself.

Come Surf Porto with us...

PAYMENT

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  • Your balance is due at check in.

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  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • If a customer cancels up to 30 days prior to arrival we will not charge them. After 30 days prior to arrival we will charge 50% of the total value of the reservation. Upon arrival and during your stay we will not make any refund. In case of No-show, we charge 100% of the reservation.

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