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Connect people with nature and ocean life by providing charm houses , surfing, life experiences and good vibes in Porto.


About us

Olá! We are Pura vida surfing school, We are based in Porto and we are specialist in surf camps , surf retreats and surf classes. Located in an area where surf culture merges with the vibrant energy of Porto, this school is much more than just a place to learn to master the waves.

We are always looking for the perfect wave, and trust me, we always find it!

Founded by surf enthusiast, the school not only offers exceptional classes but also serves as a meeting point for surfing enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels. With passionate and experienced instructors, the school is committed not only to teaching surfing techniques but also to conveying the essence of the ‘pura vida’ lifestyle.

The welcoming and inclusive atmosphere of the school creates an environment where everyone feels welcome. From beginners to more experienced surfers, each student is greeted with enthusiasm and guided to develop their surfing skills in a fun and safe manner.”

our team

Surf instructor Porto
Bernardo Head coach - Born and raised in Porto, Tired from working in a office oppened his own surfschool. he has been surfing for over 20 years, he is highly experienced as surf coach and he is Certified Surf Instructor by the Portuguese Surfing Federation Level 1 and 2.


porto is what we call a perfect city for surf & culture. considered for multiple times the european best destination is a city perched along the douro river, porto exudes timeless charm with its unesco-awarded architecture, cobbled streets, and famed port wine. a blend of history and modernity, this city captives with its vibrant culture, gastronomic delights, and welcoming locals. explore winding alleys, savor local flavors, and feel the heartbeat of porto in its art, festivals, and seaside allure.
porto is the perfect city to enjoy some good surf lessons in the morning in places with barely no crowd and get into the portuguese culture in the afternoon

10min – Gaia beaches
10min – Matosinhos
5min – Espinho beaches

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