Transform 2017 Portugal - Surf Outreach

Transform 2017 ( is a unified effort around Europe to create momentum for the gospel by mobilising people and training them in telling their personal God story. This outreach will work in the beach area of Porto and possibly other surfing areas within a short distance of the city.

Portugal has one of the best surfing coasts in the world - with world class surfing competitions, as well as beginners. Most days will be spent on the beach getting to know surfers and doing friendship evangelism. There may be other activities other than surfing (sports or street evangelism, for example). Sundays will be spent participating in Church activities.

Applicants must be 18 or over.

Price excludes flights & insurance, and is subject to change according to the exchange rate.

Unless you’ve recently been with us you will also need to complete a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) as part of our safeguarding policy which costs an additional £15.

Singles welcome
Married couples welcome
Families welcome
Groups welcome
Mon 10 Jul 2017 to Mon 24 Jul 2017
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575.00 GBP
Ministry details

The Transform Conference is a unique opportunity to meet and hear international speakers, and intercultural mission practitioners from the fields in the Mediterranean. You will be refreshed and equipped to reach those in the Mediterranean including refugees, Muslims & trafficked peoples. The conference includes an outreach in Cambrils where conference participants put into practice the training received.
10th to 15th July 2017 – central conference in Tarragona, Spain.
15 July - Travel to Porto for outreach
16th to 23rd July - Outreach on the beaches of Porto
24th July - Departure from Porto

Participant profile

Do you have a passion to share Christ through sport? Come join us! Anyone interested in learning to surf, or anyone who can already surf and is interested in teaching is welcome. You should be physically fit and able to keep up with the demands of surf.


During the conference accommodation will be at the conference centre, or nearby. During the Surf outreach it will probably be in a local church or other budget accommodation nearby.


During Transform all meals will be provided,except for the evening meal on the 13th of July on outreach in the city.
During the Surf Outreach all meals will be arranged by a local church. It will be very difficult to cater for special diets. If you have a a food intolerance, this may not be the best option for you


You need to book and pay for your own travel to conference in Barcelona on the 10th of July, from Barcelona to Portugal (Porto, OPO) on the 15th of July and from Portugal back home on the 24th of July.

How to find us: The conference will take place in the area of Barcelona. Detailed information about travel to the conference site will be given to you by your local OM office.


You should be in good health and able to keep up with the physical demands of surf. Non-European citizens need to ensure their own health insurance. European citizens should bring their European Health Insurance Card.


Portugal is part of the Schengen area of Europe. Travelers from conference location need no other visas than those needed to get to conference location.


If you have surf equipment please bring it. - The water on the Atlantic coast is COLD!

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