Surf camp Portugal is held in Peniche, which is situated just one hour of drive to the north from Lisbon, on a peninsula surrounded by a long sandy beaches on both of its sides. Peniche area is famous for the reason that there is a dozen of various surf spots stretched on only few kilometres of coast, so you can easily find your own wave. With the ocean, beaches and waves from your dreams all around you, you’ll quickly get used to the surf lifestyle, and if you are too tired to surf all day long, we recommend you to explore around and get to know better this beautiful country. You can go for a day trip to Lisbon, explore towns and the coast around Peniche (Obidos, Nazare, etc.), go to the nature reserve on Berlenga islands, and there is still a bunch of other options that we will show you around. If you want to check nightlife after surfing, choose between Peniche, where you`ll find a few good night clubs and bars, or beach bars in Baleal where you can party until the first morning light.
- accommodation in the surf house (7 nights)
- 6 days of surf school held on english language (beginners, intermediate or advanced courses)
- transfer to the surf spots with surf van
- complete equipment included (surf board, wetsuit, leash, booties if needed)
- video analysis
- free Wi-Fi in the surf house
Surfing in Peniche began in the sixties when several unknown Australians came to town with surfboards and started to ride the local waves. Peniche locals, adventurous as they are and always ready for new challenges, didn`t want just to stay on the side and soon they tried new sport with equipment borrowed from the Australians. Since then, surfing is an integral part of life in this place, and many of the best Portuguese surfers and bodyboarders visit it. Thanks to the great location (about 90 km north of Lisbon) and a large number of spots, Peniche is an excellent destination for all surfers, from beginners to professionals.
School is going to be held by experienced Portuguese instructor in English language, and each day he will take you to the spot with best conditions for your surfing skills. Wave quality depends on wind and swell directions, tides, the size of the waves, and at the end it depends on the potential crowd factor. Your instructor will take care to avoid crowds and find ideal conditions to catch your first waves. Peniche and surroundings is the best region for surfing in Portugal because of the dozen of surf spots situated on relatively short stretch of the coast.
What is included in the surf school?
- 6 days of surf lessons – (theoretical + practical part)
- transport to the beach
- video analysis
- complete equipment – surfboard and wetsuit (you can use them all day long, not just in surf school)
Since surfing is a pretty exhausting sport, it is important to eat quality meals, and we will take care of that. Before the morning session, breakfast will be prepared (cereals, fruit, hot sandwiches etc.), and when you come back home hungry after an afternoon session, a delicious dinner will be served – every day a new specialty. If there will be some interest, there is a possibility of preparing of barbecue.
Surf house has 5 guest rooms for 2-6 persons, fully equipped kitchen and three bathrooms. In lounge area you can relax reading a surf magazine, watching TV or DVD, surfing on free Wi-Fi internet, or just hang out with the rest of the guests on the terrace in the back of the house.
What else can you do? (not included in the price)
- mini skatepark
- ride ATV-s on the sand dunes
- bike rental
- golf courses (Praia d’El Rey Country Club)
- visit to the natural reserve of Berlenga island by boat
- visit to surfboard factory