Join us in our surf hostel next to the beaches of Praia das Maçãs and Praia Grande, Portugal



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    Surf teacher + dinner chef (Ref: Surf Host)

    Join our Surf & Yoga retreat in beautiful Sintra | Portugal for 3- 4 months as a Surf teacher and all hand’s on deck chef.

    Our surf camp is a former holiday colony for children of the Portuguese Railway workers. Set up beautifully in the 1940's between the pine forest and the rough Atlantic Ocean, it is still today a wonderful corner of the world closed to the world-famous waves of Nazareh.

    On site we run our yoga and surf retreats close to the Atlantic Ocean with the sounds of the waves and lots of Portuguese sun. Our guests are sleeping in hostel dorms and glamping tents on site.

    To take good care of our fantastic guests, we are looking for an equally fantastic Surf teacher that also will work as a chef three nights per week.

    These will be your tasks:
    Accompany our guests during part of their breakfast. Check if items are missing, guests are happy, greet everyone. Spread the vibe.
    Take our guests to the surf base at the beach, make sure all have their correct material, good fitting wetsuits and feel comfortable.
    Prepare a deliciously vegan breakfast for our retreat guests
    Prepare 3 dinners for our guests, some may be vegan/ vegetarian

    Besides your Surf teacher training we expect you to speak at least English. German would be a plus. Spanish or Portuguese fantastic
    As we are a small camp with max. 20 guests, we need a team player that engages with our clients and has an easy-going personality with the right vibes to share stories, travels and teaching experiences.
    As not all of our guests are vegetarians or vegans, you will also have to cater for normal dietary requirements

    On site
    With an international, open-minded environment, this is big get-together for all sorts of guests. It is a happy place, beautifully located, away from the stress of the big cities. We expect our staff to follow this flow, be always courteous, greet all guests they come across during the day, help clients whenever needed, give orientation or simply advise reception if some abnormality is detected.
    You work 40hs per week with 1,5 days off. Yet when you are visibly on site we expect the same courteous behaviour towards are guests and colleagues as when you are on duty.

    The position has two starting dates for a period of 3-4 months.

    April 1st OR July 15th

    The position comes with a 40hs working contract + accommodation + meals on site.

    If you are interested in the position, we would love to hear from you:
    Please state clearly the position: SURF HOST

    Please include

    Your CV
    a recent picture of yourself
    A video of your surfing class | teaching commitment

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  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will live amazingly closed to the sea, ideal if you a surfer or body boarder or just like to hang out at the beach. On our site you will find many interesting people from all walks of live with a great opportunity of being very close to magical Sintra.

  • Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers a wage in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

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    We are looking for Workawayers to shape our campsite for example crafting and painting signs, vlogging and blogging, gardening and simple construction tasks like manufacturing a kids play house.

    We need Workawayers with a EU passport please and ideal lenght is 4-8 weeks , if you like languages and reception work you might be able to stay for a longer period up to 16/20 weeks.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Portuguese

  • Accommodation


    You will stay in a 8 bed dorm in the staff house. You will find a kitchen and social hang out area for campers and staff alike plus all other services the site will offer (supermarket, yoga studio, bar, beer garden, café , volley ball field, and much more)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Surf and bodyboard at Praia Grande, Praia Pequeña or Praia das Maçãs (easy walking distance from campsite), Cabo de Roca, Sintra, bus station in front of the camp, little antique train also stops at ours... Lots of walking trails on the coastline and beautiful sunsets... a few villages also closed by (the closest being praia das maçãs in 350m walk)

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Food included

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