The basic idea of the Porto Surf Company was to create a place in the north of Portugal where beach lovers, surfers and friends of urban experiences and culture can find a common place to go and enjoy a relaxed holiday in a family atmosphere. To achieve this we have created two locations in Porto: One directly in the center of the city and the other right at the beach, 25 kilometers further north.
R. Eng. Mario Almeida, n°235
4480 - 088 Árvore
+351 926 204 963
Rua Miguel Bombarda, n°155
4050 - 381 Porto
+351 911 721 614
The PORTO SURF COMPANY (PSC) is founded by the three surf buddies Hugo Taipa, Stefan Strauss and João Cavalho. For decades they have not only been on the surfboard themselves, but also live and work in the world of surfing. Each of them has set his own individual focus, such as competition surfing, the organization of surf competitions, writing surf books, running a surf school as well as the organization and implementation of surf camps and surf trips.
Today PORTO SURF COMPANY is managed by our international team, comprising experts for water sports like Surfing and SUP, professional instructors, passionate surfers, nature lovers and tourism experts as guides and competent service staff.
We attach great importance to the holiday of our guests and participants while making their stay as perfect as possible. Whether in the surf course, on our tours or in the Beach Lodge – we bring commitment, passion and expertise to our work to assure an unforgettable surf AND vacation experience. We take pleasure in what we do and we are proud of what we jointly achieved.
Besides passion and commitment, quality and safety is extremely important for us. All our coaches, instructors and guides are trained and licensed to international standards and very familiar with the local conditions. Specially trained to ensure your safety in the water, you don´t have to worry about anything but to concentrate on surfing. Our friendly lodge crew will make you feel like home anytime, bring you closer to Portuguese culture and local life.
Sustainability is an important concern for us. In all areas of the Porto Surf Company we are therefore constantly striving to act as environmentally friendly as possible in order to minimize our ecological impact, step by step. To this end, we regularly evaluate our operating processes and try to cover them with eco-friendly alternatives without compromising on service quality and comfort for our guests. Our measures for sustainability have an impact on purchasing, the reduction and recycling of our waste, cleaning, use of energy as well as on social aspects. At Porto Beach Lodge, our efforts for sustainable tourism 2020 have also been rewarded with the Green Key certification, one of the leading international eco-labels in the tourism industry.