Join the GS surf trip in Brazil Oct 25 – Nov 01 2014.

Surf, Yoga and Whales in Gay-friendly Santa Catarina

Santa Catarina in South Brazil, is a secret Brazilian kept for many years. Known for its gorgeous beaches and mild climate it has grown in recent years as a gay and lesbian-friendly destination.

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Praia do Rosa

Praia do Rosa, on the Southern Coast of Santa Catarina, is famous in Brazil for its perfect waves, its rustic-chic guesthouses and restaurants and for receiving the visit of the Southern Right whales in winter.

Due to its shape, the half-moon bay of Rosa is considered a “Disneyland” for surfers, as there is always an option for good surfing, independently of wind or swells direction. Winter sometimes brings big swells that attract pro-surfers, but most of the year it offers good conditions for all abilities.

Adding to that, there is Capitão David: surf coach and owner of the oldest local surf school, established in Rosa since 1995. The Captain, as he is known by his more than 15,000 student/friends, is a friendly character that has taught generations of beginners and trained some serious surfers. His first lesson can last hours and it will teach you more than any other surf school ever did!


Surfing and Whales

For experienced surfers we offer opportunities to Surf in the best waves in Brazil with a friendly local, besides the expertise of the Captain to improve performance.

We add to the surf camp, a 2-night stay at the gay beach in Florianopolis, the Magic Island, and a place known for its surfing culture and gay-friendliness since the 80’s!

To make the week even more special, you might have a very close encounter with one of the gentle giants of the seas- the Southern Right Whale.This will be a Surfing holiday that you will never forget!



Saturday 25 October – 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 gayest beach south of Ipanema. Afternoon free.
Welcome Dinner. Optional G& L nightlife tour.

Sunday 26 October – Breakfast at your own pace.
Day free to enjoy the beach (previous host to both WQS and WCT competitions) – optional afternoon tour of the Island.

Monday 27 October – Early breakfast then transfer to Praia do Rosa. Check in at Pousada Casa do Ceo.
2 pm: Start of the Surf Camp: Surf Introduction for Beginners/ Evaluation session for experienced. Duration 3 hours.
6:30 pm: Yoga lesson

Tuesday 28 October
08:30: Breakfast
10 am: Surf session & Clinic. Duration 4 hours.
Rest of the afternoon free for relaxation at the beach or by the pool.

Wednesday 29 October.
08:30: Breakfast
10 am: Surf session & Clinic. Duration 4 hours.
6:30 pm: Yoga lesson

Thursday 30 October
09:30 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, opportunity to see Southern Right Whales and the famous Laguna Dolphins.

Friday 31 October.
08:30: Breakfast
10 am: Surf session & Clinic. Duration 4 hours.
7 pm: Caipirinha Workshop, Sundowners and Farewell Dinner

Saturday 1 November:
Breakfast & Check Out. Transfer back to Florianopolis airport for return flights.

Costs per person:

Single room basis: US$ 1899.00
Twin room basis: US$ 1499.00
Double room basis: US$ 1429.00

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Package includes:

  • All transfers starting/ending Florianopolis airport with English-speaking driver or guide
  • 2 nights’ accommodation at a Town Home in Praia Mole, Florianopolis, with breakfast (shared house, private ensuite rooms)
  • 5 nights’ accommodation at the charming Pousada Casa do Ceo in Praia do Rosa (private ensuite rooms) with breakfast
  • 4days of Surf Camp with Capitão David School in Praia do Rosa.
    •  Surf Camp consists of lessons for beginners and intermediates, followed by surf clinic with exercises/practice for better performances aided by analysis of films made 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;
    • 1 DVD with photos/films of your session
    • 2 Yoga Group Sessions
    • 2 dinners
    • English-speaking Tour Leader

Package does not include:

Flights, Visas, meals not mentioned, optional tours, insurance, tips, equipment (except during surf lessons)
**Extensions to Rio or other destinations in Brazil available- please consult us.**

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“…For the past few years I have been wanting to take some time off to learn how to surf, but due to hectic work responsibilities and not finding others with the same interest my plans got delayed. Then, one day browsing on, I was surprised and happy to find out that Brazil Ecojourneys organized trips for surfers in Brazil. I enrolled in 2013 surf trip. It took place in the perfect spot (beautiful Santa Catarina in Brazil), with an amazing group of people from all over! There are classes for different levels so each surfer learns at his own pace. The day activities are perfectly combined:  couple of hours taking clases and surfing in the sea, then some yoga, delicious food plus time for new friends and socials!. Meeting others who shared the same passion for surf had a direct impact in my motivation and now, I cant wait for every weekend I can to lay footprints on the sand and taking a plounge with my surfboard.”  Gabriel, Buenos Aires Argentina

“Wow – what a great trip! Thank you, Marta, for organising a very memorable trip for all of us who made the journey. A gay ‘ol time was had by all – (US, Canada, Brazil and Argentina were all represented). Jeff, CA, USA.”

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