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THE WORLD CHAMP HEADS TO EUROPE

Jeff Hubbard Portugal Bodyboard Camp

THE WORLD CHAMP HEADS TO EUROPE

Jeff Hubbard Portugal Bodyboard Camp

  • Jeff Hubbard, 3 x IBA World Champion, will join our coaching team in Portugal

  • Be coached by the world’s best & take your riding to the next level

  • Bodyboard alongside Jeff, and watch his explosive skills in action

  • Improve your riding in Europe’s best bodyboard waves

  • Jeff Hubbard, 3 x IBA World Champion, will join our coaching team in Portugal
  • Be coached by the world’s best & take your riding to the next level
  • Bodyboard alongside Jeff, and watch his explosive skills in action
  • Improve your riding in Europe’s best bodyboard waves

Experience

Quick Facts

Quick Facts

  • Unique opportunity to learn from pro-bodyboarder Jeff Hubbard
  • Join our local team of passionate, fun and friendly instructors in Portugal
  • Accommodation is only a short walk from the beach
  • Southern Portugal: Mediterranean climate and consistent swell
  • Surf: 1ft – 8ft, perfect for all levels
  • An abundance of beaches and wedges
  • Water Temperature: 17°C to 21°C
  • Structured, personalised coaching
  • Daily video analysis and surf theory sessions
  • Open to bodyboarders of all abilities
  • All logistics and planning catered for
  • Create a network of everlasting friendships
  • Unforgettable memories to take home with you

Why join the Jeff Hubbard Portugal Bodyboard Camp?

Southern Portugal is home to endless swell, gorgeous weather, stunning coastline, incredible gastronomy, as well as super-friendly people, low costs, epic surf and the best thing? For our UK and Ireland customers it’s only 2 hours away…

Bodyboard Holidays is delighted to announce that Jeff Hubbard will be joining us as a guest-pro in Portugal in July 2024. Jeff Hubbard is 3 x IBA World Champion (2006, 2009, 2012), 5 x IBA Pipeline Champion, 11 x United States National Title Holder, and has many other podiums to his name. Jeff is from Kauai, Hawaii, but he’ll be joining our coaching team for one amazing week; this is your chance to learn from and bodyboard alongside the best.

Jeff is a dynamic bodyboarder, who after decades on the world tour is still a heavyweight contender. He is constantly pushing the boundaries of bodyboarding to new heights, and his technique is distinctive due to penchant for insane aerial manoeuvres. Jeff’s fitness and core strength are next level, giving him the confidence and ability to hit bigger sections on more sizable waves than any other bodyboarder in the world.

The Jeff Hubbard Portugal Bodyboard Camp is the bodyboarding equivalent of a football camp coached by David Beckham. You’ll get to bodyboard alongside Jeff and witness him shred in a way that’s leagues above anyone you’ve ever seen. You’ll receive top-level coaching and benefit from Jeff’s years on the world tour. 

What to expect?

Expect to be inspired, stoked to the max, and to have your love of bodyboarding skyrocket. You’ll be bodyboarding alongside Jeff everyday, receiving world-class coaching and catching the best waves Lagos has to offer. The afternoons are for focused video analysis and theory sessions; watching your footage is a hugely valuable learning tool that will improve your self awareness and fasttrack your progression. 

Soak up the incredible waves and culture of Lagos during this intensive bodyboarding week. Jeff’s trademark moves are his split leg invert and looped 360 airs, and he’s also one of the only bodyboarders to ever successfully land an aerial 720; so if being in the presence of this talent doesn’t get you hooked on the sport then nothing will.

Who is this trip for?

The Jeff Hubbard Portugal Bodyboard Camp is for bodyboarders of all abilities; we welcome beginners right up to advanced riders.

If you’re new to bodyboarding then what better way to kick start your journey than by learning from one of the greatest of all time. We’ll have you riding waves in no time, and will build your knowledge base so that over the course of the week you’ll become and independent and confident bodyboarder. 

If you’re an experienced rider who wants to finesse specific techniques, you’ll gain a lot from Jeff’s focused instruction and incredible demonstrations. If you’re keen on getting some aerial manoeuvres under your belt then Jeff is your go-to man. 

Every waking minute of the week will revolve around you, and your fellow guests. Jeff and our coaching team will ensure that everyone has a progression pathway mapped out and is getting personalised coaching and focused video analysis to help them reach their goals. Sprinkle in lots of fun, friendship and pro-shredder support along the way, and you have a recipe for one of the best weeks of your life.

202414julAll Day21Jeff Hubbard Portugal Camp 7 Nights£2499

PRE-WEEK

  • A Zoom call with the trip leader – Here we’ll discuss how to book your flights, insurance and where you will be met on arrival. We’ll cover your objectives, pre-trip planning, dietary requirements, physical preparation, kit list, trip expectations and you’ll have the chance to ask any burning questions about the holiday or bodyboarding in general.
  • Upon completion of the call you will receive the trip leader’s direct contact number so that you have a personal, immediate line of communication until arrival at the destination.
  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation fitness video.
  • Bespoke Bodyboard-Holiday preparation Yoga video geared toward bodyboarding flexibility and cramp reduction.
  • If you have footage of your riding, we can offer a pre-trip analysis.

 

POST-WEEK

  • Post week you will receive photos and videos from your sessions
  • Post week fitness routine to maintain and improve specific bodyboarding movements
  • Post week yoga stretches to maintain and improve specific bodyboarding flexibility, reduce aches and focus on key areas moving forward
  • Post week support with the Bodyboard Holidays team via email or telephone

AIRPORT ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE MEETING AND TRANSFERS

A member of our team will be waiting for you in arrivals at the airport, having tracked your flight. Airport pick up times are 2pm and 6pm. The transfer to our accommodation will include an explanation of the weather and waves forecast for the week, a guide to the local area, useful Portuguese language and complimentary drinks. After a surf stoked week we will return you to the airport in good time for a stress-free check-in.

ACCOMMODATION

Our Portuguese bodyboard week comprises 7 nights accommodation in a handpicked, beach side apartment in the historic seaside town of Lagos. 

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, gym and outdoor spaces for chilling out.
  • Quality towels and bed linen
  • Use of washing machine, dryer
  • Self-catering cooking facilities
  • 5 minute walk into Lagos

FOOD

  • A continental breakfast of cereals, toast, fruit, yoghurts, cheeses, hams, fruit juice, tea and coffee. All dietary requirements catered for.
  • Lunch included – grab bag ‘sack lunch’ to keep you fuelled between breakfast, dinner and your surf sessions.

 

One of the advantages of visiting Portugal is the excellent yet affordable restaurant options. We take pride in choosing the best coastal eateries for us to enjoy on a nightly basis. Evening meal price not included. Budget 15 euro per day.  This flexibility allows us to eat at a vast selection of coastal locations, near to the surf spots that we will visit, allowing a full flavour of Portugal. Full self-catering option available at the villa.

EQUIPMENT STORE

  • We have a selection of bodyboards and fins available to hire. Please get in touch for more details about our hire equipment.

GUIDING

  • Every day throughout the week our expert trip leaders will draw upon their collective 40+ years of experience to find the best waves for your ability. This includes all fuel, tolls and parking.
  • Each day we’ll have one long 3 to 4-hour session or this may be split into two shorter sessions. We work around the tides and daily conditions to guarantee the best waves for our guests.

COACHING

  • This is your chance to learn from the best as Jeff will deliver world class, personalised coaching
  • Jeff Hubbard is one of the most decorated bodyboarders in the world, and has been at the top of the rankings for over 20 years
  • He is an unbelievable aerialist and you’ll get to watch him in action
  • We will find the waves that suit your objectives discussed in pre-trip zoom call
  • Using our bespoke resource bank of explainer videos we will help you to overcome your bodyboarding challenges
  • Coaching can be optional, if it’s not for you we can focus more on free surfing, photography and good times. It’s your trip, we will facilitate your fun!

PHOTO AND VIDEO ANALYSIS

  • Land and in water photo and video package to take home with you (all uploaded to an online gallery for you)
  • Daily analysis sessions of the footage to see you improve fast
  • We pride ourselves on working hard to ensure that you receive an awesome selection of shots and video – you’ll be very pleasantly surprised!

BODYBOARDING WORKSHOPS

Throughout the week we will run several bodyboarding related workshops that are optional to attend.

  • Surf forecasting & travel
  • Equipment and latest tech
  • Duck diving and paddling efficiency
  • The secret to dropknee
  • 360 and roll workshop
  • Yoga, stretching and nutrition session
  • Ask Me Anything session (a workshop tailored to your burning questions)

FREE TIME

We spend a lot of time bodyboarding, but when it is finished for the day, people’s time is then their own to visit local tourist attractions, surf shops, walk to one of the many beachside cafes or explore Lagos’ old town and marina. We guide you to the areas of local interest.

EVENING ACTIVITIES

The evenings are for kicking back, hanging out and eating together.  Watching a stunning sunset at the beach with some cool drinks, or playing pool, table tennis, using the swimming pool or catching the latest bodyboarding film on the TV.

Jeff will be joining the crew for some of the dinners, so you’ll have a chance to hang out with him and get to know the man behind the legend.

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