Peniche is such a great surf spot that has been called the surf capital of Portugal. Being a small peninsula, there a surf spots on both sides of Peniche. Peniche is also the place to be for watching pros doing their slick tricks during the many competitions, happening mostly around October. All surf levels are represented in great surf spots: from the pros (Supertubos) to experienced surfers (Molhe Leste, Consolacao), and beginners (Cantinho da Baia, Praia do Pisao) with many more spots. With such wave varieties, it’s no wonder that Peniche is such a popular surf camp destination!
Peniche is famous for quite a few things – long sandy beaches, surfing, sardines, and Supertubos, one of the best beach breaks on the planet. It is also mainland Europe’s westernmost city and one of the best places to learn to surf in Portugal.
The jewel in the crown of Portuguese surf, Ericeira is often compared to Mexico’s Baja California and Australia’s Gold Coast. Are you wondering why?
From a surfer’s standpoint, Portugal has it all. It’s not just the awesome waves, but also the surf culture, its authentic charm, and the fact that it’s inexpensive that make it one of the world’s top surfing destinations.