fbEasy Life — Thermal
Accommodation
Private rooms
Duration
2+ nights
Nearest major airport
Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)

The essence of surfing

"Quietness, harmony, natural surroundings and peace of mind. Skip the weather report and feel free to roam. Surf uncrowded waves and beaches, try the best gastronomy in town and stay in intimate places with a home feeling. Every journey is exclusive and your experience will be unique."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell
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Coming from the South, we find five sandy bottom beaches. But in fact, we can find 12 peaks with great surf conditions, depending on the swell direction, wind, and tide hours.

The beaches we surf have in common sandy bottoms, an average air temperature of 79 F (26ºC), and an average water temperature of 61 F (16ºC). The quality of the water is very good, awarded every year for its cleanliness, as well as the sand itself. We can find both lefts and rights to surf, an average of 60 meters of surfable waves. There are exceptions, for better.

We can find hollow waves, easy waves, fast and clean waves. The swells are consistent, quick, and with a precise direction. Either we can find heavy water as smooth waves as well. There are all-year-round waves, despite the swell size differing from season to season. From November to April, the average size is 5-6 ft.; from May to October is 2-5 ft.

If you are a beginner, the best time to surf with us is between May and September and for intermediate and advanced surfers, from March to November.

The adventure

Surf sessions in uncrowded waves and beaches, high-level gastronomy, premium accommodation, and an intimate sense of place feeling that you will reach with the tours that are designed for Easy Life lovers. At this adventure, we aim to provide a premium life experience to each one of our guests so you can experience the exclusiveness of each journey.

From two (minimum) to six surfers (maximum), beginners, medium and advanced level surfers are welcome, with a tailored program for each one: boards, wetsuits, and monitors included.

The adventure

We will start from Porto, where we will pick you up from the airport. For the next few days, you will be surfing and touring the most incredible places in the region, out of the usual sightseeing spots.

You will be staying in one of our premium accommodations, according to your preferences.

As this is a very wave-consistent region, the surf will be up! We will have warm-up sessions based on cross-fitting methods before getting in the water for the surf guiding. We will make sure you will be surfing the best wave according to weather conditions during your trip.

Surfboards, wetsuits and accredited instructors fully dedicated are included in this adventure.

The surf school

A lot of experience and great enthusiasm Our instructors are enthusiastic surfers themselves and have many years of teaching experience. Their commitment and empathy will get you on the board and the wave. They are at home at the surf beaches of the city and its surroundings. You can be confident that they find the perfect beach for you to practice, every day.

Sharing love and passion for surfing all our instructors are surfers of passion who are in love with the sea and wish to share with you this love and passion. Our goal is not only to teach you surfing with a big fun factor but also to bring you closer to the unique world of surfing. Established standards and maximum safety You can leave the issue of quality and safety completely to our surf instructors. All instructors are licensed by international standards and genuinely familiar with local conditions. In addition, they are trained specifically to safeguard your safety in the water for you to be able to concentrate entirely on surfing.

Accommodation

The concept “Premium”, for Easy Life as an operator, means getting out of everything usual for the common tourism, such as ordinary bungalows, surf camps, snack bars, or restaurants. Means above all a special care on welcome at a family house, providing services and goods just like they are supposed to be: natural and unpretentious. Two family-owned properties assure the high level of accommodation provided by Easy Life. They are Casa de Esteiró and Casa de Cristelo.

Casa de Cristelo

Casa de Cristelo is a family-owned house located some 300 meters from Moledo beach, an oasis of tranquility with three small houses, a garden and an orchard, surrounded by high walls. These are old lodgings that have been refurbished used in a rural tourism setting.

The well-kept garden and the swimming pool of unusual design offer the adequate means to enjoy the rural atmosphere in a cool comfort zone. The large house has two rooms with a bathroom, two kitchenettes, two common rooms on the first floor, a balcony with a view towards the garden and the mountains, besides several ways out to the garden and remaining facilities.

Casa do Meio is located in a separate building, with a double bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, and living room on the first floor. Through the living room, you can go out to an old threshing floor where you can find a table and stone benches. The Along the Way House is an ample room, with a bathroom and a door that leads into an old threshing floor with tables and stone benches.

Casa do de Esteiró

Near Caminha, the rural tourism house Casa de Esteiró is surrounded by an idyllic and peaceful garden. This 18th Century Manor House is located in the river Minho mouth, near the beach, and surrounded by a medieval forest. The house was originally built as a hunting lodge in the eighteenth century by the Visconde de Guilhomil, an ancestor of the present owner.

In the gardens there is a separate house which has been converted into three self catering apartments. Two of these have two bedrooms each and the other is a studio apartment.

In the modern annex, located in the outstanding gardens and woods which surround Casa de Esteiró, we have two apartments for four people, consisting of two bedrooms, one sitting room, kitchenette, and a bathroom, as well as a terrace. We also offer a “studio” for two people, with a kitchenette, bathroom and a terrace. All the apartments have central heating.

The rural tourism house Casa de Esteiró is situated 1 km to the south of Caminha, at the River Minho mouth, in one of the most beautiful regions of Portugal, only a few minutes' walk from the river and the sea.

Long sandy beaches and golden dunes, covered with wild bushes and flowers, lie between the medieval forest of Camarido and the Atlantic, opposite the dark granite castle of the Ínsua Island. The two rivers of Caminha – Minho and Coura – attract fishermen and tourists, not only for sports events but also by the account of its romantic setting and atmosphere. The green hills and darker mountains of Alto Minho rise only a few hundred yards from Casa de Esteiró.

Location

Europe/Portugal/Minho & Douro
Getting there
Fly to Porto airport (OPO). We will pick you up from there and drive you to Easy Life surf spot or to your accommodation.

Easy Life

Leading trips since 1992
João
Owner
João
João

We are a premium surf tourism operator that will guide you to a 12 Km coastline in the North of Portugal – 50 minutes from Porto – on a lifetime journey with everything you will get for a fantastic surfing experience. We are experts fully dedicated to welcoming small groups of friends, families and solo travelers.

João is a surfer and an entrepreneur in the surf area since the late ’80s. Surf filmmaker and producer. The organizer of national and open surf competitions (on those years…), soon captured the spirit of what should be done. And this is it: a premium operator. Warm weather, nice people, world-class waves. No crowds, no social networks. This isn't for everyone, he knows that. He’s taking the risk. 51 years old, graduated in International Relations and Communications, worked for several multinational companies in this area. Until he understood that was not in the right way because there’s so much to catch in this life than ordinary day-to-day. This should and must be shared and disseminated on a small scale to a large minority, he thought.

Languages: English, Portuguese
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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Airport transfers, surf guiding, surf equipment and accommodation.
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Flights, travel insurance, meals, shopping, and not mentioned activities.
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