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Peek at the list of World Surf League CT surfers and you’ll see quite a few Brazilian flags accenting the list. Some stats say they are over a million local surfers paddling out in the water, and Brazil hosts the world’s largest subtropical coastline. With a bit of napkin math, this means there’s 125 surfers per kilometer of coastline.
Surf spots in Brazil sprawl along the entire coastline, some more crowded than others. Beginner surfes might find the crowds intimidating, while others will find the competition in the water just part of the sport.
If you want to learn how to surf (or pick up new skills), join a surf camp. It’s the best way to surf in a more relaxed environment, make friends and enjoy the laidback beach life. Not sure where to go? We think these are the best surf camps in Brazil.
If you need to work amidst your surf trip, you’ll be in good company at Surf N Stay Hostel.
Near the beach, the hostel is known for their 8-day co-living program.
Mornings are dedicated for yoga. Stretched out and relax, yogis head to the water for surf lessons taught by a local instructor. If you want (need) to work, there is a co-working space with a decent Wi-Fi connection. A conference call room awaits those who need privacy or have stiff bosses.
Meals are not included in the package. But you can always cook your favorite dish at the kitchen or dine out and taste local flavors.
Located in the southern region of Brazil is Florianopolis, an island fabled to once have sorcerers and witches cursing spells to whoever sets foot on its soil.
Today, it is popularly called the Magic Island, but without the dark sorcery and witchcraft. With over 40 beaches, waterfalls and lagoons, the only spell you’ll encounter is falling in love with the island’s beauty.
Location: Florianopolis, Santa Catalina, South Brazil
The best surf camp in Brazil for a week-long vacation
If you’ve got a week to surf in Brazil, head to a 7-day program at Sea Wolf Surf Club. There’s also a 4-day option, that includes yoga.
While the camp can accommodate 12 guests, surfing lessons are grouped and catered according to experience.
The gentle breakers make for a perfect playground for beginner surfers. Those who want more can head to nearby Praia da Joaquina, a world-class wave. Because they’re so much variety when it comes to wave selection around here, it’s a great cam for groups of friends or couples who differ in interest and skill level. Lessons typically take place in the morning and last two hours.
Brazil isn’t just about surfing. If you’re keen to learn how to kite, or have it on your list of things to do when the surf is flat, head to Cumbuco where the surf camp of Bada Hostel caters to kitesurfers of all levels.
The best time to come is from June to January, when the wind is consistent. For two hours a day, you’ll have lessons with ABK and IKO certified kite instructors.
Expect nature’s serene sounds, and the occasional party at the Bada Bar. The hostel is within walking distance from restaurants, bars, and the beach. Private and shared rooms available. Breakfast is included with your stay.
The best surf camp in Brazil for personalized coaching
Bahia Surf Camp caters to surfers of all skill levels, but if you’re already pretty experienced, you’ll get a lot of of the coaches here. At Bahia Surf Camp, your instructor is a Bahian surf champion and a local legend. Their 8-day fun surf program covers the dynamics of the wave, how to surf green waves, turns, and etiquette.
You have 3 choices of accommodation at Bahia Surf Camp. Surf house suites, bungalow suites, or a room in their wooden house.
All meals are included in the package. Soak in the nearby natural surroundings, which happens to be a protected environmental preservation area.