Welcome to Underdog Surf House in Praia da Areia Branca!
Our Surf House
The Underdog Surf House is your new home! And, with your new home you will also meet new "family members". What we focus on here is to get away from becoming just a vulgar accommodation location. Therefor so we set out to bring a whole different experience to our guests. You will be living a type of atmosphere that is of a local resident and what we aim to accomplish is when our guest leaves at the end of their holiday they receive a sensation of that the Underdog Surf House is like home. Besides all the real cool attributes this house has to offer you will also be in direct contact with the local surf community that will between surf sessions and off time bring you closer to what surfing is all about. We look forward to introducing you to our little secret. Come find out!
We looked into making a surfhouse that is more luxuriouse that any common surf house. Enjoy a spaciouse room with a counfortable bed and wooden floor that includes a varanda overseeing our private swiming pool or garden area. The surfhouse has a very open and spaciouse style to it that induces confront and luxory. Enjoy a game of snooker or kicker in our game room or chill out in our living room area while you watch a surf video or listen to some music. Our biggest bedroom has its own private bathroom and walk in closet. Other bedrooms share the main bathroom that is spaciouse and has its own shower and jacuzi. Two extra showers in the shower room make sure there are no line-ups for showering.Our swiming pool/barbeque area is one of the best parts of the surfhouse. Take a dive in the pool or lay back in one of the lazy chairs while enjoying the hot sun. We are a bunch of people that have fallen in love with surfing and this area of Europe and we belive that this is definatly something remarkable to share with all of you!
** Location:**Areia Branca is a small beach town 68 km north of Lisbon and 12 km south of Peniche (one of the most high quality surf areas in Europe). This town is a beutifull little beach arangement yet to be discovered by the rest of Europe. Its long sandy beaches extend for kilometers divided by subtle natural rock piles. The Areia Branca beaches provide us with optimal wave canditions for biginers and advaced surfers. Often unmarked beaches and othewise private settings here give us a fresh get away from the crowds found in the Peniche area. This creates surf sessions with a more surf trip like senssation. Because Areia Branca is so close to Penishe and Sta Cruz its easy for us to transport our classes or sessions to a more apropriate surf spot if the climate conditions indicate we should. Areia Branca, Peniche and Sta Cruz all together provide us with doesens of surf spots ranging from beginer to advanced point breaks or normal beach breaks. When you´re coming to this area to surf, you can be almost sure your in for some hot waves and jam sessions with quality.
Surf courses:The Surf courses are given normally from Monday to Friday. Depending on the conditions and on the level of the students, the lessons can take place at different surf spots within a range of 20 km from the surf school (15 minutes by car). In this case you will be away for a total of 5/6 hours.
One week Surf Course Includes:- Surf Course with 20 hours of surf lessons per week / 5 days / 2 sessions per day / 2 hours per each session
- Certified Surf Instructors
- Transfer to and from surf spots
- Board and wetsuit for the whole day (on course days
- Free equipment during weekends
- Sport insurance (on course days)
- Surf chat using videos and photos (mistake corrections and introduction to our surf culture)
- Video feedback (Improver Level)
- 2 Chi-Kung Sessions per week (optional)
- Discount on Backdoor surf shop (our partner since 2003
- Lunch Pack (sandwich, cereal bar, fruit and juice) available upon request + 6€ per day Surf Guiding: Our Basic Surf Guiding sessions take you to one predetermined spot decided at the house each day. You will be driven and put into the ideal spot determined by your choice of spot after a guide explains a study of the daily climate´s affects on the waves in the region and ways to avoid crowds. You get to make the best of your sessions due to the help from the guide´s local knowledge.
Premium Surf Guiding: Premium Surf Guiding sessions is a little more complete than your other option of the Basic Surf Guiding service. You get the full pack with surf equipment and an "in-water" guide with you the whole time. Each day you will be driven to the best surf spots depending on climate conditions and your surf capabilities. The daily routine is you will be away for at least 4 hours to score the coast and get a complete vision on what is out there for you and then surf the spot of your choice. Multiple spot checks and a constant presence of a guide will orientate you to the max.
Our surf teaching program relies on safety, individual approaches and fun concepts. Together now with almost 10 years of experience, we developed specific teaching techniques. The result is a unique stoke, and the tendency to forget that you are in a surf lesson.
The surf spot and class schedule choice is made according with the surf instructor's knowledge and experience, considering safety, sea and weather conditions, participants skills (and, sure, variety), splitting groups, whenever it seems convenient, and sending them to different spots that best match the skills of the corresponding group
Surfing Levels: We offer surfing tuition on two different surfing levels: Beginner and Improver level. We depend on nature conditions to offer quality surf lessons suitable to the different levels. To help you choose the best period to travel. In order to find the proper conditions according to your level, we recommend:
Beginner Level - From April till November, although due to our excellent location we can find proper spots for the basic level during the whole year.
Improver Level - From October till July
If you have done some surfing before, but are not sure which is the right course level for you, just book a beginner's course and on the first day we will evaluate your surfing.
Getting there: Underdog Surf House offers a shuttle service to the surf house from the nearby airports, train and bus stations. Select your transfer option in the formular, or let us know by email, date, time and place of arrival.
Portugal offers amazing surf conditions year-round. Join us in paradise for an unforgettable surf holiday! Write us an enquiry with the time period you desire. We will reply immediately and are happy to answer all your questions. Hope to see you soon - your Underdog Surf House team!