CLIFF surfcamp in Santa Cruz

Come as guest, leave as Friend

Settled just 2-minute walk from a breathtaking coastline of the Atlantic Ocean, CLIFF surfcamp is the place to be if you are craving for a memorable vacation. All it takes is just 200 meters down the path from our camp to find yourself in pristine and charming Praia da Vigia (Vigia Beach), one of the 20 beaches belonging to Santa Cruz miles-long sandy shore. This area is lavishly gifted with great uncrowded waves almost allyear round.

Our Mission

The mission of CLIFF surfcamp goes far beyond just giving surf lessons. We want to introduce you to the entire Surf lifestyle, which is about connecting to nature and other people, discovering yourself and enjoying unique moments. We want to take you to well-known places and secret spots; open to you our Portuguese heart and soul; let you try new flavours and smell new odours. In other words, we simply want you to relax and have the time of your life.
Our CLIFF surfcamp team is here for you to ensure the only thing you have to do is chilling and having fun. You can count on our service and full attention at every stage of your vacation - from preparation to actual stay to departure.

The Camp

A spacious 3-level house with open terraces and glimpses of the sea, 10 originally decorated rooms and its own bar&lounge, was created to become your secret holiday escape. We made sure that this place has everything you need for a comfortable and pleasant stay.


8 twin rooms with private bathroom
2 dorms with private bathroom
Fully equipped kitchen
Dining room
Yoga and fitness studio
Free Wi-Fi

Surf lessons

We love surfing, and our goal is to share this love with you, our guest! Whether it's your first rendezvous with the magic surf lifestyle, or you're already a "hooked" one, our team cannot wait to greet you on board!
You will enjoy a daily surf session of about 3 hours with a 30 min snack (or nap) break. The class' schedules vary from day to day as they depend on ocean tides and weather conditions, but our team will always keep you updated.
In CLIFF, every surf lesson is composed in a way that enables joyful, step-by-step and easy-to-follow learning process. Even though each surf session is unique when it comes to feeling and content, there are core principles that form a solid basis for our surf teaching philosophy.

At sunrise and sunset, at fast pace and in meditation-like mode, first on sand, then on water, you will practice all kind of exercises and techniques to master the art of surf, gradually and joyfully. You will learn how to:

  • prepare your body for surf session with a proper warm-up
  • enter the water in right place and right time
  • choose waves
  • paddle efficiently and manage breath
  • stand up on board
  • hold balance and turn and many more things (we just don´t like listing!) Each surf session is, therefore, a balanced mix of theory, practice and rest.

What's included

Transfer to surf spot
Beach snack


To surf better, one should eat well. This is why CLIFF surfcamp serves delicious and diverse breakfast for you every day. Prepared with a traditional touch (and a spoonful of love), our breakfast buffet comprises everything to start a day right: assortment of bread and pastries, cold cuts, muesli, yogurt, jams, hot & cold beverages, fresh fruit. The breakfast is complimented with a take-away beach snack to keep you energized throughout entire surf session.

In case you don’t feel like cooking dinner tonight, pick one from our special menu, like BBQ's, Sushi, Vegetarian food and encompassing numerous options from local restaurants, and we will manage all the logistics. Sunrise to sunset, enjoy also yummy smoothies, healthy snacks and fresh salads from our bar.

In CLIFF surfcamp we aim to turn meals into uniting and fun way to get to know each other, engage in interesting conversation and dive into cultural diversity. What can be better than sharing the excitement about an upcoming surf session with like-minded people over a morning cup of coffee?


If you are into something more relaxing and wish to minimize the harmful effects of the sedentary and equally stressful lifestyles we lead today, we offer you a selection of natural integrative therapies:
Relaxation and Sports Massage
Sound Massage with Tibetan Singing Bowls
Lymphatic Drainage
Tui Na
Rain Drop and Vita Flex Massage - Aromatherapy


Surf Board Shaper - SPO Surfboards
Local Winery with wine tasting
Buddha Eden

Other Activities

Longboard dancing
Skytour (aircraft flight)

Come, be our guest!

Low Season . April to June / October
High Season . July to September

CLIFF surfcamp

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Single room, Double room, Multi room
Spoken Languages:
German, English, Portuguese
Self, Breakfast, Halfboard
Max group size:
Open From/To:
Apr 01 - Jun 30, Jul 01 - Sep 15, Sep 15 - Oct 31
  • Yoga available
  • Free
  • Shuttle service
  • Near spot
  • Group offers
  • Organized trips
  • Adult camp
  • Near beach
  • Arrival by bus
  • Nightlife
  • Restaurants


Rua Sol e Atlântico, n10
2560-046 Santa Cruz

CLIFF Surf Pack

What's included:
1 Welcome Drink
7 Nights Stay
Daily breakfast buffet
5  Days surf course (Mon – Fri) 
 2 x 1,5h surf lesson each day*
 5 Beach Snacks
2 theoretical lessons
1 Video Analysis
1 Visit to surfboard shaper - SPO
Transport to surf spot
Certified instructors
2 Yoga Sessions
1 Welcome BBQ
1 Portuguese dinner
Surf camps party
Free use of skateboards
Free arrival/departure shuttle from/to Santa Cruz bus stop
50% discount on day shuttles** from/to Lisbon airport to CLIFF on Saturdays and Sundays only

For Surf pack bookings we recommend to check in/out on Saturdays or Sundays. This way everyone can start the surf course on Monday, and continue all the way through the week until Friday without breaks. This also allows the video and photo correction to be held in the middle of the week (halfway of your progress).

  • There might be days that surf conditions will not allow a three hours lesson (that's the down part of working with nature! ;) We can't control it). In these cases we will compensate on another day with a longer session or with two sessions, according to conditions. We look up the best spot for you to surf, from Santa Cruz to Peniche. ** Day shuttles are from 8:00 to 20:00

Low Season 405EUR/pax in dorm 525EUR/pax in twin
High Season 520EUR/pax in dorm 625EUR/pax in twin


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