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Gota Dagua Surf Camp

Duration
2+ nights
Accommodation
Private & shared rooms

The perfect balance between the beach & the city

"We are in one of the best surf spots in Portugal, with perfect waves that suit surfers of all levels. Here you will find the perfect balance between a relaxing beach holiday and a wonderful city culture. When you aren’t in the water catching waves, we have lots of amazing activities planned so you can make the most of your time here."

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Portugal is one of the most consistent places to surf in the world. Our west coast picks up most swells, which means that during the winter months, it gets big sometimes. That's the perfect season for advanced surfers. From mid-May to October, temperatures are warmer and the waves smaller, but there will always be a spot on for every level.

Due to the number of jetties that provide variety and stability to the sandbars, Costa Caparica is one of the most consistent surf areas near Lisbon. Here, you will have access to many different breaks for all levels.

The lodge

Our surf camp is in the coastal town of Costa da Caparica, located just 15 minutes away from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon: one of the best surf spots in Portugal, which boasts the perfect waves to suit surfers of all levels.

Surf camp

Gota D'Áagua offers you a surf holiday experience like no other. Including accommodation, surf courses, daily group activities, amazing food, live music, unforgettable memories & much more. You will learn how to surf or improve upon your current skills while sharing lifelong memories with new people from around the world.

We offer surf holiday packages, including group surf courses for beginners and surf coaching for intermediate and advanced surfers. Our focus is on providing high-quality coaching from certified and highly experienced surf instructors utilizing the best equipment available. In addition, we run weekly theory lessons which are delivered by our coaches with presentations and video analysis designed to accelerate your progress inside the water.

Ensuring you have the right equipment and gear for the conditions has a huge impact on your performance. That’s why in our surf school we have a wide selection of surfboards and wetsuits for you to choose from to suit all surf conditions. We want you to make the most out of every surf session.

We have wide and regular soft boards, also known as foammies, that are perfect for beginners or for a fun session when the conditions aren’t optimal. Epoxy and high-performance boards are also available for more advanced surfers. In addition, we have a full range of wetsuits in all sizes and thicknesses. We ensure our wetsuits are always clean and kept in good condition. Our goal is to keep you warm and provide you with the necessary equipment so that you can focus on just one thing, surfing.

Activities

Although our main focus will always be on delivering the best quality surf lessons throughout your stay with us, we still want to ensure you have a range of other great activities and experiences to take part in during your free time. During your stay, we offer lots of activities (free and paid) that can be added to your package. From magical sunsets on the Arriba Fossil cliffs and exploring hidden beaches to BBQ nights and beach parties, it’s sure to be a surf holiday like no other.

Getting there
Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela - LIS). From there, it is a 25-minute drive to Gota D'Água Surf Camp.
Fly to Humberto Delgado Airport (Lisbon Portela - LIS). From there, it is a 25-minute drive to Gota D'Água Surf Camp.

Gota Dagua Surf School & Surf Camp was founded by four friends that share a common passion. To live a fulfilled life and share the Portuguese surf lifestyle with the world. We dream of being a pillar of excellence within the surf industry, not just in Portugal but worldwide.

Every year we are focused on improving the quality of our service by adding exceptional people to our team and continuously improving upon our business model. We are dedicated to providing the surf holiday of a lifetime for all our guests, delivering consistently high-quality surf coaching, and creating unforgettable memories.

The family that we have gathered along our journey keeps us motivated and inspires us every day to keep striving for our dreams. We are a surf community spread across all parts of the world and we want to continue expanding with each year that passes.

Languages: English, Portuguese
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 10 hours

4.72 · 4 reviews

Germany
Davina
Avid surfer, Aug 2022
Gota Dagua is by far the best experience I have ever had ! Learning how to surf and creating friendships for a lifetime is amazing and that’s exa... show more
Gota Dagua is by far the best experience I have ever had ! Learning how to surf and creating friendships for a lifetime is amazing and that’s exactly what the Gota Dagua... show more
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Joe
Casual surfer, Jul 2022
Firstly, this was amazing. If you want to learn how to surf then seriously look no further, the teachers are incredible. There were a couple of i... show more
Firstly, this was amazing. If you want to learn how to surf then seriously look no further, the teachers are incredible. There were a couple of issues with the camp but t... show more
Mexico
Fernanda
Casual surfer, May 2022
Very cool experience great people from all over!!
Very cool experience great people from all over!!
United States of America
Haley
Casual surfer, May 2022
I don’t know where to start because everything was so amazing. The team is so professional and kind and entertaining. You arrive and are immediat... show more
I don’t know where to start because everything was so amazing. The team is so professional and kind and entertaining. You arrive and are immediately taken in and taken ca... show more

Choose your accommodation

For families, we recommend our T2 apartment with 2 private bedroo... more
From $36 / night
The shared room has 2 bunk beds with a total of 4 places to sleep... more
From $50 / night
Our starter package includes: - 7 nights accommodation - Dai... more
From $65 / night
The shared room has 2 bunk beds with a total of 4 places to sleep... more
From $68 / night
The shared room has 2 bunk beds with a total of 4 places to sleep... more
From $72 / night
Our surf package includes: - 7 nights accommodation - Daily h... more
From $83 / night
The cozy private room with a shared bathroom located in the attic... more
From $86 / night
Our surf & yoga package includes: - 7 nights accommodation -... more
From $88 / night
The private room with a shared bathroom can have a double bed or... more
From $91 / night
The private room with a private bathroom can have a double bed or... more
From $95 / night
The cozy private room with a shared bathroom located in the attic... more
From $105 / night
The cozy private room with a shared bathroom located in the attic... more
From $109 / night
The private room with a shared bathroom can have a double bed or... more
From $109 / night
The private room with a shared bathroom can have a double bed or... more
From $114 / night
The private room with a private bathroom can have a double bed or... more
From $114 / night
The private room with a private bathroom can have a double bed or... more
From $118 / night
A private studio with one room, suitable for 2 people. Equipped w... more
From $134 / night
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Questions?

What's included?
Accommodation, six family dinners, camp activities, daily healthy breakfast, bike and skateboard rental, towel, linen, and room cleaning.
What's not included?
Flights, airport transfers, one dinner a week is not included, lunches during the week, alcoholic beverages, different tours, and travel insurance.
Are there bars, restaurants and supermarkets nearby?
Within walking distance of the camp, you will find a supermarket, coffee shops, restaurants, a laundrette, ATM’s and a pharmacy. You can find everything else in Caparica town center, near our surf sch... read more
How big are the surf groups?
The surf groups for adults have a maximum capacity of 5 students per instructor. We divide the groups according to your experience level.
How does free surfing work?
You can use the surf equipment (wetsuits and surfboard) throughout your whole stay during and before/after lessons. You can also change your equipment depending on the wave conditions.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.