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Baleal Surf Camp is a family run business in Peniche, Portugal. It is based on the prime location in Europe's most consistent and flexible surf spot. It was the first surf camp established in Portugal and focuses on quality service. Baleal, the surfing center of Peniche is the home for most surf camps and surf schools in Peniche district and is considered the prime surf camp location in Portugal. With a laid-back accommodation and location to suit all budgets, this surf camp is meant for all ages.
There is a hostel dorm accommodation available to share dorm rooms. These hostels have rooms with 4 to 6 beds. It's a great opportunity to meet, socialize and make friends with people from all over Europe. It's the preferred room option of our guests. You can stay in a shared apartment or villa double or twin room if you prefer less people around.
The surf centre and surf school includes reserved area for surf classes, lifeguards, a restaurant and refreshments service, toilets, showers, and a Wi-Fi system. These are all great pluses for the surf holiday in Peniche, as there is no daily shuttling back and forth wasting time. If you travel with your family, try the surf lessons for children, kids or teenagers, they will have a great day surfing. These are great options to complement your surfing holiday in Baleal. Within a short walk, you will find the various surf spots in Baleal and a short drive away all the incredible variety that makes Peniche the most consistent surf region in Portugal and Europe. Portugals western region has more; you'll find awarded golf courses, and Peniche is famous for its fish and shellfish. There are a number of excellent wineries, and, in bidos, to one of the most well-preserved places of historical heritage in all Portugal.
Portuguese Surfing Federation ISA-2 (Wave Surfing)
Founder and manager of Baleal Surf Camp. Bruno’s been surfing in Peniche since the age of sevens and running the camp since 1993. He is an experienced surfing instructor with a 2nd level degree from the Portuguese Surfing Federation and a life guard certificate. He graduated in International Relations and applied the theory to surfing.
Royal Lifeguard Society (Wave Surfing)
Brasilian Surfing Federation ISA-2 (Wave Surfing)
Felippe is the Head Coach responsible for the team of surf instructors. He was born in Vitoria ES Brasil and he has an impressive CV and surf experience. Certifications as International Surfing Coach Level 2 by ISA International Surfing Instructor Level 2 affiliated with ASP and CBS (Brasilian Surfing Federation). He’s also a ASP judge by ISA Level 2 and has completed with great success the Royal Lifeguard Society's Beach Lifeguard and Emergency First Aid Instruction. He’s well known to bring the Brazilian vibe to the camp and he can easily use his positive energy to teach how to surf.
ISA (Wave Surfing)
Local from Praia da Areia Branca, South of Peniche, Manel is one of our top Portuguese surfing coach. He shares his time coaching and running one small shaping bay in Baleal called “Live stoked”. An easy going guy with is particularly old school style. He’s a certified surf instructor and beach lifeguard by ISA.
She’s originally from Porto but she came to Peniche to study tourism few years ago. She’s super friendly with a contagious smile. Besides working as a surf instructor, she helps out on her parents organic farm with all the daily chores. Best surfing spot: Lagide. Years of surfing: 5 years. Working with Baleal Surf Camp for 3 years.
ISA-1 (Wave Surfing)
Kaby was born in Cape Verde. He’s a very positive person, always smiling, very enthusiastic and ready to have some good times. He is Certified with level 1 by ISA and also is a Beach Lifeguard and Emergency First Aid Instructor. Kaby is also a certified kitesurfing instructor. When the wind blows strong he is the first to jump in the water with his kite. Best surfing spot: Cantinho da Baia. Years of surfing: 10 years. Working with Baleal Surf Camp for 3 years
Portuguese Federation ISA-1 (Wave Surfing)
Roberto has a qualification in sports, specialization in swimming and water sports. He completed Level 1 Instructor course from the Portuguese Federation in 2006. He’s an easy person and very friendly. Best surfing spot: Cerros. Years of surfing: 20 years. Working with Baleal Surf Camp is 1 year.
Being a local from Peniche, Portugal and on the way to become a Seapilot, Tiago knows a lot about the sea and its conditions. He manages the surfschool at Baleal Surf Camp since 4 years and sails in Portuguese water when he finds the time for it. For him, it’s the good energy and the friendly people that make it very pleasant to be in Baleal.
The retreat takes place in the beautiful island of Baleal in Portugal.
Massages at an extra cost can be arranged at the spa.