Moby Dick Lodge aims for guests to feel at home and be able to enjoy nature and all the amazing gems that this region has to offer.

Surf Camps (8)

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Instructors (2)

Caetano Machado

Pedro Machado

Reviews (31)

Aymen Gouba

from Germany, July 2024

Thank you so much to the entire team at Moby Dick for your incredible hospitality and top-notch surf lessons! Your friendly and welcoming atmosphere made my stay unforgettable, and the lessons were both fun and highly informative. Can't wait to come back!


from Germany, June 2024

"Easy-going, good vibes surf lessons and accommodation"

Had an awesome week with the guys and the other guests. Looking to visit again asap.

Robin Chagnet

from France, June 2024

"A beautiful week in a perfect surf hostel "

The place was awesome, felt like home and all the staff is super friendly. It’s a nice place to meet new people and share a beautiful surf experience. The host are here for you in case of any problem.

The transportation to the surf spots is included and always on time.

The surf instructors are very funny and helpful ! (Shout out to Caetano, Valentim and Pedro for the bike ride).

The weather was always nice expect it was very windy but the surf instructors bring you to the best spot hidden from the wind.


from France, June 2024

"A glimpse of the surf life"

The atmosphere in the lodge was really nice, with the large veranda and very agreable staff, the volunteers as well as the surf instructors.

Kristin Aparofsky

from Germany, January 2024

Vermieter und Personal waren sehr freundlich und engagiert.

Valeria Bulai

from Portugal, January 2024

"that was gorgeous!"

It was our first time in surf retreat and everything couldn’t be better! (Maybe only the weather bc it was winter🥶) the stuff was friendly and helping, everything was organized well, we spent our New Year at the lodge and got the sweetest memories. Thank you again for everything!

Marie Micolon

from France, November 2023

"Surf trip in November"

- having a large room with a beautiful view over the village of Malveira da Serra

- the very patient surf instructors

- the tour at the end to show us the natural reserve of Sintra Cascais

- little attentions like having pancakes the last day

Martina Krovinovic

from Spain, September 2023

"Good camp for young people"

Ok camp to get an idea about surfing, very good for 20year olds. Surf lessons very good. Nice tour of the local sights, evening activities.

Josef Wareham

from Great Britain, September 2023

"Amazing surf lessons; Cosy and friendly lodge"

Everyone at moby dick is super friendly and fun, everything is laid back while remaining organised and eventful. Really accommodating for surfers with or without experience, would recommend to all. Will definitely be back

Antonio Silva

from United States, September 2023

"A wonderful holiday!"

I had a great time at Moby Dick Lodge. Caetano and Mariana keep the activities well organized and everyone was very welcoming. As a beginner it was great for me to have such patient and encouraging instructors. Diogo was very observant and gave me very detailed and useful corrections. Souza was equally caring and gave me some challenges which was key to keep learning. Despite some wind in the first couple of days, they took us to a beach that was more sheltered and we all made the most of our time there. The beaches are beautiful and the area is very charming. The camaraderie among the other guests, the volunteers and the instructors made it really a fulfilling experience. Last but not least, the Yoga with Annelise was great and it really fits with the journey. I will definitely come back!


from Germany, September 2023

Sehr gute Surflehrer, alle waren sehr nett, zuvorkommend und hilfsbereit. Die Surfstunden waren zeitlich sehr angemessen und abhängig von Strömung und Wetter geplant. Mit dem Uber ist man gut überall hingekommen.

Manuel Mauricio Cardenas

from Italy, August 2023

"Amazing experience"

I went with my 17 y.o. son, was a pleasure to learn from great and kind Moby Dick’s team and enjoy the surf lessons with such great people from all over the world!


from Great Britain, July 2023

"Great experience and stay"

The atmosphere of the hostel and the friendly nature. The social areas are also really nice and comfortable. Overall, great experience!

Eleonora Scippa

from Italy, June 2023

Overall incredibile experience: all the surf instructors have been really helpful, dedicated and patient in teaching every one of us according to our surf levels. Mariana and the volunteers also made sure that the guests had a super pleasant stay at the lodge, which has an overall chill and relaxed vibe that will appeal to whoever is looking for a peaceful and friendly escape from routine. Also the location of the lodge is a plus if you'd like to combine surfing with sightseeing/hiking (Lisbon, Cascais, Sintra and more are all very close). Would definetely reccomend to everyone, as my only regret is that I couldn't spend more time there!


from Germany, May 2023

"A surfcamp you would like to rebook anytime!"

The owner of the Moby Dick Lodge and all the teachers create an incredibly friendly and helpful environment. From the moment you arrive, you feel genuinely welcomed and at ease. Whether you need recommendations or any kind of assistance, you can approach Mariana, Pedro, or Caetano without hesitation. Their warm and accommodating nature adds to the overall positive experience.

The atmosphere at the lodge is exceptional, and it's difficult not to fall in love with it. The combination of a welcoming staff and the joy of surfing made my time here truly memorable. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I made the spontaneous decision to extend my trip. The passion for surfing that permeates the surfcamp is contagious and adds an extra layer of excitement to the entire experience.

If you're considering a surfcamp, I wholeheartedly recommend booking with Moby Dick Lodge. The friendly staff, welcoming atmosphere, and incredible surfing opportunities guarantee an enjoyable time. I am confident that you will love it just as much as I did.

Giedre Milkintaite

from Lithuania, September 2022

I really appreaciated everything. Part of this of course was due to the weather, the days were sunny. The other part -hostel atmosphere, lessons (surfing and yoga) were exceeding the expectatios - the staff and teachers really made an effort, there was always someone with an advise. I have learnt a lot, enjoyed. What can I say - this was an excellent choise!

Phillip Kress

from Germany, September 2022

Lovely arranged Lodge. Clean and sweet, has everything you need.

Surfing was really really fun, instructors were nice and helpful. Beautiful beaches with great conditions.

We met a lot of cool people, the whole expierience felt really familiar.

The lodge‘s location is also nice in a small calm town with a good connection to the bigger cities.

Would definetly recommend this Lodge to everyone!


from France, September 2022

"Im Großen und Ganzen top "

Alle waren sehr freundlich 😊

Hatte ein eigene Zimmer mit eigenem Bad das war der Hammer 👌🏽

Justine Hourriez

from France, September 2022

"Excellent experience"

We try for the first time surf lessons during 4 days. It was really great time. Instructors and hosts at Moby dick lodge are really nice, fun and we spent very good stay. We definitely recommend this camp. Location is near to a lot of different interesting place to visit. Lot of things to enjoy!!

Eleanor Mathews

from Ireland, September 2022

"Great experience! "

We had a great time at the Moby Dick Lodge. The beaches where we surfed were beautiful. The hostel was very cosy and friendly. Our room was very clean and had a great shower. It was my first time surfing and I found the instructors so helpful! My boyfriend was an intermediate surfer and he also found the instructors helpful for his level. We hope to go back some day :)

Kristian Kučera

from Germany, August 2022

"Great experience!"

We really enjoyed our stay at Moby Dick Lodge as well as the surfing lessons. House we stayed in had a perfect vibe also thanks to the staff and owners. Surf instructors were always helpful and took us to great beaches and spots for surfing. Great Value for money - totally recommended.

Alexandra Rijke

from Netherlands, July 2022

"Great atmosphere and best instructors "

I found my time at Moby Dick really excellent. The lodge has a homely and warm feel and Mariana, Caetano, Pedro, Diogo, Domingos and Miguel are the best. While the surfing was pretty challenging as a beginner, they were patient and always enthusiastic. After enjoying the first days I extended my stay. Would definitely stay here again!

Alisa Kniazieva

from Germany, July 2022

"Great experience"

We only booked 4 nights and 3 days of surfing, which we regretted later. I would prefer to stay for at least a week and have more surfing days. Everything was great, I enjoyed surfing very much, the beach is gorgeous, you can go up on a hill and enjoy a terrific sunset. Conditions and equipment for surfing are very good, instructors are great, explain all details and give helpful advices. I enjoyed yoga lessons as well, the instructor was very attentive. The atmosphere is the best, it's a pleasure to be there, enjoy the nature and hang out with people. A separate thanks here to volunteers Uliana and Carlie for their work and for unforgettable summer surf camp vibes.

Yulia Kinder

from Cyprus, July 2022

"Moby Dick Surf Week"

We have spent the best week at the surfing camp, was absolutely amazing and super fun. The room was nice and clean and in general the Lodge is very cosy and nice for the price we paid. The best part is the stuff working there Mariana was very sweet and helpful. Uliana and Carli working at lodge were super friendly and helped us with everything. Special thanks to Diogo, Miguel and Caetano for teaching us to surf. We have really enjoyed the stay and looking forward to come back soon.


from Great Britain, July 2022

"Good for the soul "

It was a lovely friends and family run business. The instructors put a lot of thought into the lessons in choosing the best spot for the day to surf meaning I saw a variety of beaches in the area.

Alina Tonca

from Romania, June 2022

"Great team and place to surf"

The lodge is very cozy and the stuff friendly and cool.They all make you feel like you're just living in a house with your friends.

We did a barbeque together one night and in another one of the guys cooked for all of us.

They also took us to a super nice tour of the Sintra reservation, Cabo da Roca and Sintra.

Also the surf instructors were super helpful, friendly and fun.The fact that they explain everything with patience ,help you practice and learn each step and give you constant feedback makes them very fit for every level of knowledge.

We loved every moment of the week spent at the lodge and hope to get back soon.