Sao Miguel, the main island of the Azores, is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and is still an insider tip among travelers and surfers. In the unique landscape, the volcanic origins of the island can be seen everywhere, whether while hiking through the impressive highlands with crater lakes or taking a dip in the hot springs. Even marine life in the Azores leaves nothing to be desired: dolphins and whales can be seen on a boat trip and you can explore the underwater world while snorkeling. At the end of the day you can enjoy the view of the breathtaking sunset from the beach or one of the viewpoints.
Sao Miguel offers world-class surfing conditions. Thanks to the orientation of the beaches in all directions, the conditions for surfing are almost always very good, as you can easily find an ideal bay depending on the swell and wind direction.
A little more hidden between the green hilly landscapes you find beautiful cascades. The paths there lead you through the varied, beautiful vegetation of the Azores and reward you with a refreshing dip under the waterfall. You can indulge in culinary delights in traditional fish restaurants in the small villages. What was fished here during the day comes deliciously prepared in the evening with sweet potatoes and vegetables on the plates.
4 REASONS FOR A SUDDEN RUSH SURF TRIP TO THE AZORES:
- Paradisiacal and diversified island with great surf beaches
- The best surf coaches and guides on the island (Locals know best!)
- Perfect combination of Surf & Yoga
- Beautiful accommodation with optimal location and family atmosphere, here you will feel right at home!
The beautiful surf house of Black Sand Surfcamp is located on the south coast of the Azores island of Sao Miguel and offers a beautiful view of the green volcanic landscape. It is just a 5-minute walk from The Beaches of Praia do Populo and Praia das Milcias in Livramento.
The five stylishly decorated rooms are each equipped with a bathroom and a double bed or two single beds and offer ample comfort and privacy. Next to a large living room, our large outdoor area with a terrace and a garden full of delicacies awaits. Whether for sunbathing, yoga or relaxing, there is always a place and the fireplace is perfect for comfortable sitting together.
Campfire, BBQ & Sound
Once a week there is a small “gathering” with local grill specialties, delicious drinks, large campfire and good sound. Let yourself be surprised and enjoy a wonderful evening with all the guests and the whole team. Definitely a highlight of the week!
With our fresh and balanced breakfast buffet you can start your day well strengthened. There are cereals, local bread, cheese specialties, sausage, jam, Nutella and fruit from the private garden. There is also coffee, local tea and orange juice.
After an eventful day, you can sit back and enjoy a glass of Portuguese wine and the delicacies of the Island’s cuisine. With ingredients fresh from the market, our chef conjures up the traditional dishes “just like mum”.
Sao Miguel offers perfect conditions for a surfing holiday, as you can choose the spots between the north and south coast depending on the waves and wind.
All offered surfing activities are carried out with the camp’s own local surf school. The team knows its way around, they’re well-coordinated and offer maximum safety, professionalism and quality. The material is from Ocean Earth and meets the highest quality standards!
- Camp-own local surf school
- Certified surf instructors with Lifeguard training
- Ocean and Earth material, meets the highest quality standards
- Surf lessons for all levels
- A surf session on a day with theory and practice
- Material and spot transfer included
The surf coaches know each other very well and teach you surfing at The Beachbreak – easy, safe and with a lot of fun! The surf course takes place in small groups with max. 6 students/surf instructors and is carried out by professionally trained surf instructors (ISA certified), always with the highest safety standards and top training material. You should learn to ride waves, have fun with it and enjoy the breathtaking nature.
Our surf courses for beginners take place on the south coast of Praia das Milcias, Praia do Pépulo, Praia de Sao Roque (every 5 min from the surf house) or on the north coast in Praia de Santa Barbara or Monte Verde, depending on the wind and wave size.
Surfguiding is just right for all advanced surfers. Local Pros are your surf guides: Born and raised on the island, they know exactly which spot is running under what conditions and during the sessions they will be at your side with tips & tricks.
The camp has a good selection of surfboards to rent, there is something for everyone: soft-top beginner boards, NSP mini-males, shortboards, longboards, quads, fishes and twin-fins.
Summer-Season: 01. April bis 31. October
Winter-Season: 01. November bis 31. March
Important: Arrival/departure always on Saturdays.
Surf Course Package
- 7 nights accommodation
- 7x Frühstück
- 1x BBQ evening
- 1x Yoga Session
- 6x Surf course
- Surf equipment
- Spot transfers
- Airport transfer
Long Term Stay from November to March
Secure your spot for a long term stay. Regardless of whether you are looking for a home office near a wave or you want to fully indulge in the breathtaking island and its waves: From November to March the beautiful surf camp villa is transformed into an ideal meeting point for a long-term stay. Here you meet like-minded people and can exchange ideas in the shared kitchen, living room with fireplace, large inner courtyard with veranda, pool, skate mini ramp, table tennis & billiards. There are a total of 7 single rooms (and therefore a maximum of 7 people), all with their own bathroom. A laundry room is also available and the length of stay can be chosen freely.
Price per person and per month: EUR 990.- / CHF 1090.-
Includes: single room with private bathroom, daily breakfast, access to the entire infrastructure.
You can reach Sao Miguel by a flight to Ponta Delgada (PDL). There are direk flights from major cities in Europe, otherwise with 1 stopover in Lisbon or Porto (with TAP and Ryanair).
Airport transfer is included in the package price.
Jump on a mountain bike after surfing and discover the unique natural richness of the island on the marked trails around the island. Whether along the water, downhill or on the breathtaking crater paths around the lagoons, also on the bike are S. Miguel is an action paradise.
Salto do Prego Trek
Passing fruit trees, over small bridges and streams and in the middle of the varied plant diversity of the Azores, we go on the small hike to Salto do Prego. After a breathtaking view of the waterfall from above, only a few steps are missing until you can dive into the pool. After cooling off, the path continues to a small village where traditional houses and smaller estates can be discovered.
Ilhéu de Vila Franca
The small island is located about 1km off the coast and originated from the crater of an ancient submarine volcano. Inside there is an almost completely round natural swimming pool with a magical beach, whose crystal clear and calm water is perfect for swimming.
Recharge your batteries on the mat, practice mindfulness and composure and switch off really nicely. Yoga is ideal for your own well-being and to get fit for the waves. Therefore, one yoga class per week is included in our surf camp.
Hold on and enjoy a boat trip across the Atlantic where you can discover playing dolphins and whales. Accompanied by the sea creatures, this is truly an exciting and unforgettable experience along the coast.
Sao Roque is the perfect place for snorkelling, just a 15-minute walk from the surf house. Perfect to marvel at the beauty of the rock formations and the biodiversity of the underwater world after surfing.