The Cabedelo beach in the region of Viana do Castelo in Portugal has a worldwide reputation as one of the best windsurfing spots in the world. The town is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean and is known for the constant winds that blow throughout the year. The main season lasts from the end of April to the end of September, when the typical, reliable and constant wind "Nortada" blows, which has a thermodynamic effect. Due to its characteristics, the Cabedelo beach is an excellent starting point for all levels of windsurfing skills. Besides the ocean, there is a spot on the nearby Lima river, which is an excellent point for beginners or those who want to practice their skills in a more protected environment. In case of weaker winds, the spot offers countless other options that will keep you on the water in any case: from surfing on waves, SUPing, experiences in the wake park, experiences in wing foiling - we will make sure that these holidays are a true "waterman" experience.
In Viana we organize BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE, ADVANCED and FREESTYLE/WAVE windsurf courses.
Woohoo! Registrations for the April term are already open, you can reserve your place HERE.
We fly flight with Ryanair from Venice-Treviso airport to Porto. You can join us or try to find similar flight from other countries.
26.4.2024 FR2161, 11:10 TREVISO - PORTO
03.5.2024 FR2160, 7:05 PORTO - TREVISO
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Sport center FeelViana is the largest and most complete water sports center in the country. It is located directly on Cabedelo beach in Viana do Castelo. You can choose from a wide range of JP Australia boards and NeilPryde sails, which are almost completely replaced every season. The selection is wide, from NeilPryde Atlas HD, Combat HD, Speedster, Ryde, Dragonfly & Racing Evo sails, to JP Ultimate Pro, Ultimate Wave, Freestyle Wave, Magic Ride Pro, Super Ride Pro, Slalom, Freefoil, Hydrofoil boards, all available in almost all sizes.
In Portugal, we will take care of both - those who want a bit more pampering and those who seek the true surfing momentum. For the former, we will provide various accommodation options at the FeelViana Sport Hotel. FeelViana is a sustainable four-star hotel, entirely made of wood and perfectly integrated into the surrounding landscape, nestled in a pine forest on Cabedelo beach. The hotel has 55 rooms, decorated in a simple and functional style, designed to make you feel at home and truly enjoy your stay. All available room types feature a lovely balcony that allows you to relax in harmony with nature. With an indoor and outdoor pool, large glass windows, and an exceptional seaside location (200 meters away), this sports hotel is the perfect haven, whether for family vacations or for a proper dose of comfort after a day on the water and wind.
The second accommodation option is the Itaca surf house, located in close proximity to the FeelViana hotel and windsurf center, forests, and the sea, on Cabedelo beach. Itaca offers 5 apartments for 3-5 people, each fully equipped (kitchen, living room, bathroom), and just a few steps away from excellent windsurfing or surfing conditions.
Accommodation at the FeelViana Sport Hotel includes breakfast, which can also be added at an additional cost for those staying in other accommodations (price: 20 euros). Small bakeries known for Portuguese delicacies are located near all accommodations, and Itaca apartments have a fully equipped kitchen. There is a grocery store in the immediate vicinity, so you can take care of your own meals. For larger purchases, you can go to the nearby larger city (Viana do Castelo), which is regularly serviced by a small ferry across the river.
What's going on?:
As with every Quiksilver windsurfing school camp, the days will consist of windsurfing lessons, morning warm-ups or afternoon stretches, and video analysis. What sets the experience in Portugal apart from other camps is the true "waterman/waterwoman" experience - if the wind is not in our favor, we have all water toys available - from surfboards (for catching the first waves), SUP (an unforgettable trip up the river), wing-foil, etc. And if anyone truly doesn't feel like being on the water, we can organize a bike tour to nearby points of interest.