FAQ Surfing Salvador da Bahia

Booking procedures

Please fill out our online pre-booking form. This form in no way constitutes a formal booking but helps us to obtain and give you all the necessary information for your surfing holiday in Salvador da Bahia. Alternatively you can always email us with your specific query.
In order to confirm your booking and services contracted you agree to pay a deposit (a percentage of the total value of your booking). The remaining balance is to be paid locally upon arrival to the surf camp. Please read our booking terms and conditions.
You can book at any time but best to secure your place well in advance since we do get full, especially in peak seasons.
You can arrive and depart any day of the week and stay for as long as you want!
Yes. If there is availability for the new dates and when requested at least 2 weeks before due arrival date (subject to an admin fee).
We do have discounts available for longer durations. The more surfing you do the cheaper it gets. Also, if you are a regular costumer or a big group we can talk about it .o)

Accommodation

You can stay in the surfer's paradise lodge, a comfy wooden house with two spacious verandas with hammocks. The house includes two double suites and two shared rooms (up to 4 guests per room) with air-conditioning.
In addition to the wooden house we also have newer and larger bungalows, offering 5 suites with AC, private bathroom and balcony!
Check out our accommodation offer and surf holiday packages!
The bungalow suites take up to 3 persons and the shared wooden house rooms take up to 4 persons per room.
Only if you wish... you don't need one. Linen and towel are provided.
Don't forget to bring your own beach towel

Surf Camp & School Bahia

Yes, all surf equipment is included when you book surf school lessons or a surf camp pack.
We are happy to say that we have costumers from all around the world. We are an international surf company so we have worldwide guests who give a very good vibe in the surf house and at the beach, you know the usual routine: surf, siesta, relax, dinners, caipirinhas, sleep, surf,…
Yes! The surf camp is open all year round. Surf school only closes Sundays, Christmas day and New Year's Day.
We are experts in surf tuition for all levels. Besides surf lessons we also have many other activities that you might want to try, such as yoga, capoeira, kite surf, massages, excursions, city tours, visits to a turtle farm, Brazilian jiujitsu, etc.. Such activities are available on order so you’ll have the freedom to decide and pay for them locally.
The surf camp in Brazil provides beginner surf courses for those who have never surfed before, improvement courses for those who have already gone through some surf courses before and want to continue to improve their skills and surf different spots. We also have advanced surf days for experienced surfers who are ready to surf on their own, try reef spots, etc.
Everyday except Sunday.
We proud ourselves of a low ratio of maximum is 8 students per instructor.
Yes, we can arrange for private lessons, but only if we have available instructors, please contact us to confirm availability.
We also give lessons for private groups such as families, etc.
Around 2,5 hours per day during surf lessons and all the time you want on your own - the beach is just 60 meters away from the surf camp!
If a parent is present, the minimum age to join our group classes is 6 years old.
If there are no parents present, minimum age is 14 years old.
Yes, all clients have to know how to swim. It's important that you have good body resistance, absence of serious respiratory, pulmonary and cardiac illnesses and swimming ability.
They all speak Portuguese and English, some Spanish too.

How to get to us

The closest airport to the surf camp in Bahia is Salvador (SSA).
  • Direct transfers:
    Airport transfers are included in the surf camp pack!
    Transfers are only included from/to Salvador da Bahia International Airport and during the day. Transfers after 22h00 until 06h00 will be charged 25 Euros/each way. Transfers from any other address in Salvador da Bahia will be charged 35 Euros/each way.
  • Taxi from the airport to the surf camp:
    A direct taxi ride from the Salvador da Bahia airport to the surf camp surf camp will cost you a minimum of 80 EUR. Surcharges apply for night or Sunday rides, bulky goods transportation, etc.

Check our Location page for more details.

Weather & Waves

The weather in Salvador da Bahia is great all year long, and so are surfing conditions!
Expect air temperatures between 24-30 ºC (averaging 27 ºC) - all rooms have air conditioning to help you cool down!
Water temperature is also quite high (around 26 ºC), so there’s no need for a wetsuit.
Sea water is warm and swell is consistent all year long!
The summer season in Brazil goes from November to February and these months produce smaller waves, which are great to learn how to surf!
Waves get bigger during the winter season (March to October) so you can expect bigger swells and lower temperatures but still over 20°C. This is time of the year is excellent if you are an advanced surfer.

Most days conditions are great right in front of the camp, but there are other beaches within driving distance that are also great surf spots. Some of these beaches include: Salvador da Bahia:
Jardim de Allah, Psiu, Armação, Pescador, 3a ponte, Sesc, Itapuã, Pedra que Ronca, Farol de Itapuã, Musa Point, Pedra do Sal, Cepper, Secret, Corrente

North Coast Breaks:
Stella Maris, Platô do Stella, Aleluia, Ipitanga, Villas do Atlântico, Condominium, Jauá, Interlagos, Arembepe, Barra do Jacuipe, Scareef, Itacimirim, Praia do Forte, Imbassahi.

Every spot has some rips, the sand banks are always changing thus making the rips. But don't worry, you will surf at the safest spots and always under supervision!

What to Bring

The majority of the stores accept credit cards such as Visa and Master card but is always useful to have cash in hand. Many small commerce accepts cash only.
Adjust you budget to include tips, tours, meals and drinks outside the camp, souvenirs and other purchases outside your package.
Official currency in Brazil is the Brazilian Real.
No need for much... pack light! Here are some tips on some essentials to carry for your surf holiday in Brazil:

Clothes

  • Board shorts / Bikini
  • Regular shorts, T-shirts
  • Rash guards (no need for wetsuit, the water is warm throughout the year)
  • Nice shirt/dress (1 or 2)
  • Fleece/Sweatshirt for the evenings
  • Baseball Cap or Sun Hat
  • Sandals or flip-flops
  • Hiking Boots

Other stuff

  • Camera (film and/or memory cards)
  • Beach Towel(s)
  • Cash & Credit Card
  • Passport & Driver´s License
  • Airline Tickets & Vouchers
  • LOTS of Sunscreen: We recommend H2O proof, SPF 45
  • Portuguese "Quick Phrase" Book... You never know ;o)