Surf trip in Santa Catarina, Brazil (26th Oct to 2nd Nov 2013)

GS teams up with Brazil Ecojourneys to organise a

8 day gay friendly surf trip in Brazil

– Trip begins in Florianopolis on October 26
– 2-night stay in Florianopolis
– 5 days surf camp in Praia do Rosa, Santa Catarina
– Trip ends on November 2nd in Florianopolis


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.


Pousada Casa do Ceo offers a mix of the native Santa Catarina architecture with the artisanal décor from colonial Minas Gerais, which creates surprising atmosphere. Surrounded by Atlantic Rainforest, green hills and the ocean, the Inn facilities include spacious and personalized rooms, a swimming pool and a sun deck with panoramic views of the mountains, the Ibiraquera Lagoon and Siriu Dunes, parking, Wi-Fi connection and an attentive and friendly service.
Our privileged location, with easy access to both the beach and local shops and restaurants, allow the guests tranquility, comfort and convenience to enjoy great moments be with your loved one or with your family.



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 swell direction. Winter sometimes brings big swells that attract pro-surfers, but most of the year it offers good conditions for all abilities.

Surf coach

Capitão David will be your 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 13,000 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!
For experienced surfers we offer a chance of touring the nearby beaches searching for the best waves in Brazil with a friendly local.



We add to the surf camp, a 2-night stay 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!



Day 1 (26 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.
Day 2 (27 October) – Day free to enjoy the beach (previous host to both WQS and WCT competitions) – optional afternoon tour of the Island.
Day 3 (28 October) – Transfer to Praia do Rosa. Check in at Pousada Casa do Ceo.
Afternoon introductory surf lesson for beginners with Capitão David.
Surf session with a local for the experienced.
Day 4 (29 October) Morning Yoga session at the Pousada followed by a late breakfast.
Afternoon lesson/surf session with a local
Day 5 (30 October) Early Breakfast. Morning for optional whale watching boat trip.
Afternoon lesson/surf session with a local
Day 6 (31 October) Morning Yoga Session followed by a late breakfast.
Afternoon lesson/surf session with a local
Day 7 (1 november) Breakfast. Morning free for trekking /whale watching from land
Afternoon lesson/surf session with a local
Farewell dinner at the Pousada.
Day 8 (2 november) Breakfast. Return to Florianopolis for you onward flights.


Cost per person

Single rooms- US$ 1599.00
Sharing Double rooms – US$ 1129.00
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)
• 5 surf lessons for beginners with Capitão David School or 5 Surf sessions with a local for experienced surfers ( with transport)
• 2 Yoga Group Sessions
• 2 dinners

Package does not include:
Flights, Visas, meals not mentioned, optional tours, insurance, tips, equipment (except during surf lessons)

To book please contact

**Extensions to Rio or other destinations in Brazil available- please consult us.**

15 thoughts on “Surf trip in Santa Catarina, Brazil (26th Oct to 2nd Nov 2013)

  1. i think I’m gonna try and do this. But the 17+ hour flight time to get there from San Fran is crazy! i guess i’ll have to stay a few days in Rio before or after to make it worth the long trip …

    1. Hi David

      Are you based near NYC?
      If you want any help suggesting flights and best way to get here , let me know. The airport of Florianopolis is FLN and your route here if you arte can be via Rio (GIG) , São Paulo (GRU) from JFK or other regional hubs if coming via Miami.

      Let me know as soon as possible if you are interested so I can reserve a space for you.

      All the best!


  2. Hi All

    We managed to have enough people to run it.
    So our Surf Camp is confirmed.

    If anyone else would like to join us, we can accommodate you.
    Don´t leave to the last minute- come and jouin us in Santa Catarina 26th October!

  3. Done! confirmed. I am arriving on sat 26 from Buenos Aires. I have requested frienship to the other attendants. Look forward to meeting you all, practice yoga and surfffffffffff 🙂

  4. Wow – what a great trip! Thank you, Marta, for organizing 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). I hope I am able to get out to Floripa, Praia do Rosa and Rio again in the future. Big hugs from San Francisco!

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