#GaySurfBrazil2018

July 20, 2017 in Events, Surf Trip by Marta Dalla Chiesa

Gay Surf Brazil is the only LGBT Surf Camp in South America. Now on its 4th edition, it provides a safe and friendly environment for those in the community wanting to learn to surf or just to practice their surf amongst friends.

To book please contact info@brazilecojourneys.com

The camp is held annually in partnership with GaySurfers.net and run by Brazil Ecojourneys, an LGBT-owned company,  in Santa Catarina, South Brazil, an area known throughout South America for its great waves, beautiful beaches and mild climate.

The success of the Camp is illustrated by people from all over the world returning, year after year.The location helps: Praia do Rosa, the only bay in Brazil to be recognized as one of the 38 “Most Beautiful Bays in the World”, is famous for its perfect waves, laid-back atmosphere, rustic-chic guesthouses and great restaurants.

In 2018 the Camp will happen from 17-24 March, at the end of the Summer/beginning of the Brazilian Autumn, meaning that we should have fantastic weather and warm seas.

On top of the 5-day surf camp, where all levels are welcome, this trip also includes a 2-night stay in Florianopolis. Also known as “the Magic Island” or “Floripa”, this island has been known for its surfing culture and LGBT-friendliness since the 80’s!

Program:
Saturday 17 March – Arrival in Florianopolis. Check in at your Town Home right in front of Praia Mole- one of the best beaches for surfing on the Island and the most LGBT-friendly beach south of Ipanema. Afternoon free.
Welcome Dinner. Optional G& L nightlife tour.

Sunday 18 March – Breakfast at your leisure
Day free to enjoy the beach (previous host to both WQS and WCT competitions). Optional surf session (experienced only) or afternoon tour of the Island.

Monday 19 March– Early breakfast then transfer to Praia do Rosa.
11:00 am: Start of the Surf Camp: Surf Introduction for Beginners/ Evaluation session for experienced. Duration 3 hours.
2:30 pm: lunch and check-in at Village Praia do Rosa
5:30 pm: Yoga lesson/session to stretch those sore muscles

Tuesday 20 March 
8:30 am: Breakfast
10:00 am: Surf Clinic followed by Surf Session. Duration 4 hours.
2:30 pm: lunch at the Resort
Rest of the afternoon free for relaxation at the beach or by the pool.

Wednesday 21 March
07:30 am Yoga lesson/session
8:30 am: breakfast
10:00 am: Surf Clinic followed by Surf Session. Duration 4 hours.
2:30 pm: lunch at the Resort
Rest of the afternoon free for relaxation at the beach or by the pool.

Thursday 22 March
8:30 am: Breakfast
9:30 am: Departure for a full-day Surfari.
We will explore the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina looking for the best spots for our Surf Session. If conditions are good we will go up to Farol de Santa Marta, a remote fishing village with a famous lighthouse and good waves. On the way there, you’ll have the chance to see the famous Laguna Dolphins.

Friday 23 March

07:30 am: Yoga lesson/session
8:30 am: breakfast
10:00 am: Surf Clinic followed by Surf Session. Duration 4 hours.
2:30 pm: lunch at the Resort
Rest of the afternoon free for relaxation at the beach or by the pool.

Saturday 24 March:
Breakfast & Check Out.
Optional open surf session with invited local members of Gaysurfers.net (can you create this event for us?)
Afternoon transfer back to Florianopolis airport for return flights.


Cost per person:

Single room basis: US$1631.00
Double room basis: US$1496.00

Package includes:
• All transfers starting/ending Florianopolis airport with English-speaking driver or guide;
• Welcome dinner;
• 2 nights’ accommodation at a Town Home in Praia Mole, Florianopolis, with breakfast (shared house, private ensuite rooms);
• 5 nights’ accommodation at Village Praia do Rosa (shared houses, private ensuite rooms) with breakfast and lunch
• 4 days of Surf Camp with Capitão David School in Praia do Rosa;
o Surf Camp consists of lessons for beginners and intermediates, followed by surf clinic with exercises/practice for better performances aided by analysis of videos filmed during lessons/sessions. Experienced surfers will have “Surf with a Local” Sessions and the Surf Clinic (4 hours daily);
• 1 full-day Surfari with Capitão David School with picnic;
• 3 Yoga Group Sessions;
• English-speaking Tour Leader

Package does not include: 

Flights, Visas, meals not mentioned, optional tours and activities, insurance, tips, equipment (except during surf lessons)

Reserve your place now!