Surf camp Portugal is held in Peniche, which is situated just one hour of drive from Lisbon to the north, on a peninsula surrounded by a long sandy beaches on both its sides. Peniche area is famous for the reason that there is a dozen of various surf spots stretched on only few kilometres of the coast, so you can always find your own wave on one of them. With the ocean, beaches and waves from your dreams all around you, you’ll quickly get used to the surf lifestyle, and when if are too tired to surf all day, we recommend you to travel around and get to know better this beautiful country. You can go to a day trip to Lisbon, explore towns and the coast around Peniche (Obidos, Nazare, etc.), go to the nature reserve on the Berlenga island, 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)
free Wi-Fi in the surf house
Return flight from your city of residence is not included in price. There are numerous flight options to Lisbon with different airlines which you can find on Momondo or skyscanner flight search website.
We have 6 recommended weeks in the spring of 2017 and 6 recommended weeks in fall 2017., from 20th of May to 1st of July and from 16th of September to 28th of October. Arrivals and departures are usually on Saturdays, but if you wish you can come on any other day during the week and stay 7 or more nights.
The price for surf camp in duration of one week (7 nights) is 420€. All of you who want to stay longer, there is a possibility for 9 days of school with 10 nights of accommodation which cost 600€, and 12 days of school with 14 nights of accommodation which cost 840€. If you have any special wishes with different number of days in school or nights in the surf house, just send us inquiry for price calculation. We would recommend you to stay longer than one week in the camp for better improvement of your surfing skills.
transfer to/from the airport in Lisbon – 20-60€ per each way (min. 2 persons)
breakfast – 4€ per day
trip to Obidos – 15 € (min. 3 persons)
trip to Peniche and surroundings with a visit to the surf board factory – 15 € (min. 3 persons)
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 watch them from the shore and soon they tried the new sport with equipment borrowed from the Australians. Since then, surfing is an integral part of life in this place, where often come many of the best Portuguese surfers and bodyboarders. 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
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)
ride ATV-s on the sand dunes
golf courses (Praia d’El Rey Country Club)
visit to the natural reserve of Berlenga island by boat
visit to surfboard factory