Multisport – from April to October
Multisport – from April to October
The old fisherman’s town of Esposende may seem calm and quiet at a first, but a closer look will reveal many treasures for anyone passionate of water sports. Flat water, steady winds, waves spots, vivid nightlife and genuine gastronomy are just a few.
With over 14km of natural coastline, it is a particularly privileged area of beauty, with some of the best beaches in the North of Portugal. Foz do Rio Cavado, Apulia and Ofir provide a unique beauty to the region, and all the beaches are protected under conservation laws.
The gastronomy of Esposende is also rich with great maritime influence, with emphasis on the bass baked in the oven, mullet, flounder, lamprey and of course, fresh locally caught seafood, all watered down with local wine from the regions of Portugal.
However, during the summer months of July and August, Esposende transforms into one of Southern Europe’s premier locations and best kept secrets. This is where the youthful, cool and beautiful people of Portugal, Spain and France come to party and take their vacations, with the cool thermal winds and hot summer sun, it´s the perfect recipe for kite boarders and sun worshipers alike.
Imagine an awesome day of wind in your sail and sun on your face, or perhaps the exhilaration of a down winder with the kites along the magnificent coastline. Of course Mother Nature does not all ways bless us, what if there is no wind? No problem, we will enjoy a day of Stand Up Paddleboard, in the waves or on the river, Mountainbiking in the surrounding hills overlooking the sea, or simply relaxed on the beach enjoying the sun. Either way you will be enjoying the sea, sun and nature, all this followed by Caipirinha sundowners at bar MareBaza overlooking the river, barbecue with the fishermen and then out for an anticipated summer night session at the renowned Club Pacha…
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Apart from kitesurfing, there are many other things to do in Esposende. During the calm mornings or when you are tired of kitesurfing, try one of the other activities offered by our Activity Center. You can spend more time in the water surfing and stand up paddling, improve your wakeboard skills at the cable park or just rent a bike and check out the neighborhood. On one of our special skateboards, the streets become waves for you to ride. Or you can join us for a volley ball game on the beach.
If you just want to relax, that’s perfectly fine too! Read a book on the beach or sleep in the shade of a tree in the garden.
Discover the traditional local food at one of the many restaurants near the camp. When it’s time for dinner, we usually don’t hang around the camp. Esposende offers amazing food around every corner and we make sure to show you the best spots. Every evening, we go to a new restaurant but don’t worry, the prices are as good as the food. A complete dinner including starters, main course, wine or beer, desert and coffee rarely exceeds 15€ but it will most likely exceed your expectations. Locally produced meat and fish are on the menu, and even the hungriest kitesurfer will be satisfied. Not feeling like meat or fish? Relax, there are vegetarian alternatives.
In a mix of old an young, classic, modern and very genuine, a night out can become anything you want. Unravel life’s mysteries of Porto wines and whiskeys and travel in time with pirate captain Sergio in his mythical bar Fôjo, or dance until sunrise with up to 5000 others in one of Europe’s first Pacha nightclub.
Did anyone said foam party? Enjoy the summer nights at Bib’Ofir, where an entire nightclub is set in the backyard of an abandoned hotel, making over 2000 people dance together under the stars.
Not in a dancing mood? Just sit down, relax, and enjoy a refined gin and tonic at Vermelhinho, a place for true gin lovers. And dont worry, it’s all within walking or biking distance of our camp.
Esposende offers a unique spot for water sports. The river Cávado flows next to the sea, separated from the Atlantic ocean only by a sand dune. The river offers flat waters, perfect for everyone from complete beginners to the most advanced riders in kitesurf, surf and stand up paddle. With the dune blocking all the waves, you can learn to kitesurf or practice new tricks on waters flat as your living room floor with our boat always ready to pick you up. If you cross the dune, you get access to the Atlantic Ocean, with its swell rolling in, creating a natural playground for surfing and kitesurfing strapless in the waves.
During the summer months, a NW wind, locally known as “Nortada” is almost always blowing from 15 to 30 knots. NW here means side shore in the river and side/side-on on the ocean side, giving perfect conditions for teaching and riding. High tide create lagoons in the river with locally offshore winds perfect for freestyle and photoshoots. Weather systems in the atlantic during the summer are generating a steady Nortada wind, which then gets topped off by thermal effects thanks to the cool Atlantic Ocean and hot inland.
Select your type of accommodation and decide if you want lessons or not.
We are running four guest houses in Esposende, prepared for you to relax, enjoy and meet friends, new ones and old ones. Choose between Standard or Superior category, and Multiple or Double/Single bedroom.
If you don’t have you mind set on a specific water sport and want to discover a bit of everything, or if you want to mix surf and paddle lessons with yoga sessions for instance, send us an email at email@example.com explaining what you would like to do. There is a good chance that we can offer you a custom-made camp with everything you are looking for!
If you have any question, or if you don’t find what you are looking for in the booking system, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can often find places even though the camp looks full.
Send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will take care of answering you as quickly as possible.
➤ Airport or train station transfer
➤ Boat transfer to the beach
➤ Rescue boat service
➤ Hot showers in the Activity Center
➤ Evening activities organisation
➤ Good times!
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