Surf Camp Lisbon

Learn to surf at our Surf Camp Near Lisbon

Gota Dagua Surf Camp

Gota Dagua surf camp is a surf camp near Lisbon that offers you a surf camp experience like no other. Including accommodation, surf courses, yoga sessions, camp activities, amazing food, live music & much more. Learn how to surf at our surf camp Lisbon or come with your own surf equipment while enjoying a surf camp Lisbon experience. Make lifelong memories with new people from around the world in one of the best surf camp in Portugal. Whether you are a solo traveller or a group of friends, you will share great surf experiences in a great surf holiday destination.

Surf Camp Packages

Surf camp surfing packages for all levels

We offer surf lessons near Lisbon as packages, including group surf lessons for beginners and surf coaching for intermediate and advanced surfers. Our focus is on providing high-quality surf coaching near Lisbon from certified and highly experienced surf instructors. We run weekly theory surf lessons which are delivered by our coaches, including presentations and video analysis designed to accelerate your progress during the surf camp week. The more you have fun, the better you will surf at Gota Dagua.

Surf Camp Location and Surf Houses

Costa da Caparica; one of the best surf spots near Lisbon

Our surf camp near Lisbon is located in the coastal town of Costa da Caparica, located just 15 minutes away from the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. Situated in one of the best surf spots in Portugal, which boasts the perfect waves to suit surfers of all levels. Here you will find the perfect balance between surfing holiday experience and local culture of the Lisbon region. You can enjoy the fully immersive Portugal surf camp atmosphere by staying where all the camp activities are located; or choose the Gota Dagua surf suites for a more family holiday destination atmosphere.

A typical day at Gota Dagua Surf Camp

Surf camp Portugal daily schedule

7:30 AM – Yoga
 9 AM – Breakfast
 10 AM – Surf Lesson
3 PM – Free Surfing
 7 PM – Dinner
 8 PM – Surf Camp Activities

*This Schedule may vary depending on the choice of packages, tide and events.


Gota Dagua Surf Camp Costa da Caparica

Our surf houses near Lisbon are located within walking distance of each other in the beautiful and calm neighborhood of São João da Caparica. You will find traditional cobblestone streets and cafes where you will be able to meet and greet the Portuguese locals. Ideally located just 8 minutes walk from the beach.

Surf Camp near Lisbon

Our surf houses for solo travellers, families and groups

Our surf camp near Lisbon is located in Costa da Caparica, currently we have 3 surf houses for all traveller categories. The main surf house is where all the camp activities happen, as well as our bar, chill out areas and games room. This surf house also hosts all the surf camp breakfasts and dinners. Our second and third surf houses, next door, consists of many surf camp suites for a more private surf camp experience. Especially for families and couples who wish to enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of the main surf camp villa.

Gota Dagua Surf Camp rooms


Extra benefits

Our surf beach near Lisbon location

Costa da Caparica - the best surf spot in lisbon

Just a 15 minute drive from Lisbon city centre, across the Tagus river, you will find the authentic and charming fishing village of Costa da Caparica. This beach break is one of the most consistent surf spots in Portugal, offering the perfect waves for surfers of all levels.

Costa da Caparica and the surrounding area boasts many stunning white sand beaches and untouched nature, surrounded by the breathtaking cliffs. The woodland that you will find here is dominated by stone pines and mastic-trees and is part of the Arriba Fossil botanical reserve. There are lots of pleasant walks near the surf camp villa to be found here which are outlined with trail signs.

Caparica is the perfect surf camp location for surfers of all surf levels. Due to its unique location we are blessed by great swells all year around. Most of the local portuguese surf beaches are divided by piers which help you grab the best waves and provide shelter on the windier days. You will find people surfing, skating, biking, jogging and doing workouts at the free outdoor gym located right next to our surf school in Portugal. Take one of our bikes or a skateboard along the promenade and explore the amazing view!

In Caparica town centre you’ll find plenty of local surf shops and markets to buy all your surf holiday essentials. After surfing you can chill in one of the beach bars or try a local Portuguese dish in one of the nearby restaurants.

How to find us

By public transport:

Take the No.123 bus from Areeiro station direct to Costa Da Caparica and then it’s just a short walk to our surf school portugal located at Praia do Tarquínio (Approx. €3 in total).

From Cais do Sodré, take the short ferry across to Cacilhas and then grab an Uber from there directly to our surf school portugal (Approx. €10 in total)

By Uber

An Uber directly from Lisbon city centre will cost around €12 - €15

Local amenities

Supermarket, pharmacy, ATM etc.

Within walking distance of our surf camp houses you will find all the local amenities you need during your surfing holiday in Portugal including a supermarket, pharmacy, surf shops, coffee shops and restaurants. There is also an outdoor gym, kids playground, a park and the beautiful beach of São João da Caparica. Don’t forget, we offer free use of our bikes and skateboards to get you everywhere you need to go.

Places to visit nearby

Some tips from the locals

Here are some of our top tips on how to make the most of your experience in portugal

– Make it your mission once you leave the airport to find a local Portuguese coffee shop and try out our famous custard tart, the renowned “Pastel de Nata”.

– We have over 100 different dishes made using cod fish, so you should definitely sample some of the most famous while you’re here. Bacalhau com natas, Bacalhau à brás, Bacalhau à Gomes de Sá and Bacalhau á Minhota.

– Here in Portugal we have two famous beers, Super Bock and Sagres. You will find them everywhere you go, make sure to try both and let us know which is your favourite.

– Greet the locals and practice your Portuguese. Good morning – Bom dia / Thank you – Obrigado/Obrigada

– Our most famous meat dish is the Bitoque which is a must try. It consists of beef steak served with fried potatoes, rice and a fried egg. Don’t worry we know where you can find the best one in town.

Things to do

Weekly surf camp activities

Additional surfing holiday activities

Our main focus at our surf camp Lisbon will always be on delivering the best quality surf lessons throughout your surfing holiday in Portugal . We still want to ensure you have a range of other great camp activities and experiences to take part in during your free time. During your stay at our Gota Dagua surf camp near Lisbon, we will have lots of free surf camp activities to choose from as well as extra surf camp activities which can be added onto 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 surfing holiday like no other.

Free activities

Add on activities

Surf levels

Learn how to surf in Portugal

Level 1 - surfing for beginners

Maybe it’s your first time surfing or you have tried a few times before. Perhaps you need some extra support perfecting your technique and would like to increase your surfing knowledge? If so, this level is perfect for you!

Join our beginner surf lessons in Portugal! You will learn all the beginner surf basics in a safe and supportive environment. You will also learn about the surf equipment and how to take care of it properly, as well as safety information and surf etiquette. You will gain an understanding of how the wind, tide, swell and currents interact with each other and how it affects the waves you surf.

When you complete this level you will be able catch a nice selection of waves and understand surf hazards and currents. You will have sufficient practice of paddling, board control, standing up on the board, correcting your balancing stance and even starting to make small manoeuvres.

Level 2 - surfing for intermediates

You have surfed many times, have a good paddling technique and have already mastered the basic surfing knowledge (waves, winds, swell, currents etc.) If you are ready to bring your surfing skills to the next level then this is the one for you. 

Our at surf school in Portugal, you will be more focused on catching unbroken green waves while continuing to make you comfortable on the waves you choose to surf. The intermediate surfing lessons will dive deeper into your surfing knowledge. You will learn how to read tide charts alongside the swell forecasts. This surfing knowledge will help you determine the best times for your surfing experience. We will use tools such as video coaching and analysis to accelerate your progress.

When you complete this level you will be able to catch unbroken green waves without assistance while generating speed and cleaner manoeuvres as well as acquire spatial awareness of the line up.

Level 3 - surfing for advanced intermediates

At this stage you are surfing regularly, have gained a lot of experience and are able to catch waves alone on both sides. You know how to paddle out safely, get to the line up comfortably. You new feel ready to start making more advanced surf manoeuvres to perfect your surf style . You will have personalized coaching, through a continuous cycle of in depth video analyses, review and feedback.

We will focus on your timing and mastering a powerful take off. You will be introduced to the bottom and top turn, cut back and re-entry manoeuvres. All the while staying mindful of other surfers in the line-up.

Free surf

We have a wide selection of surfboards including softboards, shortboards, mini malibus and also longboards for you to choose from at our surf school in Portugal. If you are comfortable and have the experience surfing without an instructor you can always grab a board and go surf the waves alone. The surf school in Portugal is always here should you require surf rentals near Lisbon or surf lessons near Lisbon. Stay psyched and stay safe!

Our surf packages

Examples of surf packages

Surf & Yoga Pack

Yoga lesson at the garden in Gota Dagua Surf Camp Portugal

FORM 499€

  7 Nights Accommodation

  Daily Healthy Breakfasts

  6 Family Dinners

  10h Surf Coaching

  Theory & Video Coaching

  5 Yoga Lessons Course

  Free Access of all Surf Equipment

  Bike & Skateboards

  Camp Activities

  Towel, linen and room cleaning

Surf Pack

FORM 469€

  7 Nights Accommodation

  Daily Healthy Breakfasts

  6 Family Dinners

  10h Surf Coaching

  Theory & Video Coaching

  Free Access of all Surf Equipment

  Bike & Skateboards

  Camp Activities

  Towel, linen and room cleaning

Basic Pack

FORM 379€

  7 Nights Accommodation

  Daily Healthy Breakfasts

  6 Family Dinners

  Free Access of all Surf Equipment

  Bike & Skateboards

  Camp Activities

  Towel, linen and room cleaning

What is not included in your package


Transfer from the airport

1 Dinner a week is not included

Lunchs during the week

Alcoolic drinks

Extra tours



We welcome a lot of guests who are solo travelers. It’s our mission to create an inclusive environment that welcomes everyone. Whether you’re travelling alone or as part of a group we guarantee you’ll make friends along the way. 80% of our guests travel alone therefore we are well prepared to create an amazing experience for solo travellers.

The typical age range of our guests is around 21-40. However, there are always exceptions and we welcome guests of all ages.

We are always flexible and will do our best to accommodate even last minute bookings. However we do advise to book early if you plan to travel during peak season as we get booked up quickly in the summer months!

Of course – with so many activities and places to visit in the local area we welcome everyone not just for surfing.

We will ensure that you get to experience the local Portuguese cuisine including a variety of meat, fish and vegetarian options. Don’t worry, no matter what your requirements we will do our best to accommodate.

Check-in is from 3pm to 9pm and check-out is before 11am. However we are flexible and if you need to arrange a different time just contact us to let us know in advance.

Within walking distance of the camp you will find a supermarket, coffee shops, restaurants, a laundrette, ATM’s and a pharmacy. Everything else you can find in Caparica town centre, nearby to our surf school.

We have free parking right outside our surf camp.

Beginners: May to October

Advanced: All year

However, even as a beginner if you decide to visit during winter or spring we will always find a nice spot for you to catch some waves.

The surf groups for adults have a maximum capacity of 5 students per instructor. We divide the groups according to your experience level.

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.

Flights are not included.

We are offering free cancellations and rebooking opportunities for all bookings with travel dates 2021. Free cancellation is applicable within 7 days after we received the booking form with exception of bookings made within 45 days before arrival dates. Rebooking needs to be done 14 days prior to the arrival date. Customers can rebook with an arrival date within 12 months of the change date.  

In all cases we advise you to always follow these steps:

  1. Contact your private insurance company for any refund requests
  2. Contact your flight company for issues regarding your tickets 

Send us a written cancellation with the number of your Booking Confirmation and your account number included, and we will refund the amount within 2 weeks from the cancellation date.

The date on which we receive the cancellation will be crucial for the amount of the refund / the Traveler’s payment responsibilities.

Cancellation in days before departure; the percentage of total refund:

  • From 61 days or more to arrival; 75% (you will be charged 25 % of the total amount)
  • 60 days or less to arrival: 50% (you will be charged 50 % of the total amount)
  • Under 45 days to arrival: 0% (you will be charged 100 % of the total amount)

The initial reservation to secure your booking along with the first installment of 25% (or payment in full) should be made online. The remaining 75% should be paid no less than 45 days prior to the arrival date online. Bookings made within 45 days of the date of arrival are paid in full at the time of booking.

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