Peniche Surf Lodge offers luxury, affordable accommodation, surfing lessons, and equipment hire by the ocean in Peniche, Portugal.

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Duncan Hall

Dane Hall


Reviews (121)

Erin Cavanagh

from United States, June 2024

"Fantastic Experience for all levels & personalities"

Family run, personal. Clare answers messages immediately. 2 houses, one for young crowd, one for quieter private rooms. Beautiful home. EXTREMELY CLEAN. Town is adorable, sm & authentic. Beach is amazing, the agenda is relaxed. It is for serious surfers & new adventure "lets try" folks. Tired of surf, can skip day or just hang. Good way to meet people. Great way to escape life. Price is fair and family is reputable. They have this organized like a well oiled machine. No shenanigans, but encourage fun w youth. Did this w 18 yr old daughter. We enjoyed being exposed to Portuguese beach life. Will pick you up at airport reliably. You dont need a car. They may open private apartments in future. This would be super. Fantastic opportunity for all. Nice people.

Tetiana Kalnysh

from Ukraine, May 2024

"I am happy I chose this place for my first surf camp 💓"

Claire, Duncan and Dane are super nice, friendly and supporting people.

The place is clean and cozy, I felt like I visited relatives for a weekend. Folks here were great as well, we not only supported and motivated each other, but even played boardgames almost every evening.

The beach camping where we relaxed between surf sessions was organized perfectly including not only umbrellas and towels and so but even stuff for beach games also.

Great place for the first surfing experience! (And for all next ones 😁) Will recommend to friends for sure.

Keenan Theron

from Estonia, February 2024

"Top class accomodation and skilled surf instructors!"

the surf lodge is clean and well maintained, the staff are super friendly, and the surf lessons were top class.

peniche itself is a beautiful town with all amenities nearby.

The lodge is well positioned and near the beach.

Overall everything exceeded my expectations.

Thank you!

Parker Whitley

from Spain, February 2024

"Peniche surf lodge 1"

Claire, Duncan, and Dane are awesome! The lodge is very well kept, plenty of room, and located in a great spot in Peniche and close to the water. Surfing everyday with Duncan and Dane is a blast, they are really good instructors and really helpful at not just improving surfing, but understanding the ocean to surf better on your own. The days I had at the surf lodge were very enjoyable, I highly recommend staying here if you really enjoy surfing or are looking to improve. Thank you Claire, Duncan, and Dane!

Victoria Langlois

from Canada, February 2024

"Not the kind of person that usually leaves reviews"

Reading the reviews you would think : this place can’t be perfect…especially for the price, right ? Wrong ! The peniche surf lodge exceeded my expectations. Lovely hosts, beautiful location, extensive et supportive lessons. I rarely, if ever, go back to the same places when I travel, but this place has my heart. It truly felt like home. I guess I was born in the wrong country.

Thanks again to the Hall family :)

Suzanne Roelands

from Belgium, January 2024

"The best week of my life."

The place is so cosy and home-like.

The kitchen has a lot of equipments to bake or cook something. You don't need to worry about towels. You can walk up to a store it's a 10 min walk of you are slow.

Across the street is a beautiful little hike to some impressive cliffs you can do if you need a day off from surfing.

The surfing: the way they organize everything is very lovely. You can be completely relaxed. You will get to the waves every day and they pick you up. They have several boards to choose, and played close attention to what you tell them about your surfing and improving. Also they will watch and suggest adjustments to you stance, paddle,.... So very good coaching in the water.

Claire is such a lovely host as well! I didn't see her very often because I wasn't spending too much time in the lodge but that is on me.I felt very welcomed at all times. And this is a place to SURF. I suggest to go here of you take it seriously.

Zafer Sahin

from Ireland, December 2023

"Great stay"

Claire and Duncan are very helpful and nice hosts. They are customer oriented and surf lessons are fun. Dean and Duncan are very professional and patient instructors and they approach flexible for all levels or choices. Surf Lodge also very friendly, i have seen a very good vibe all within surfers. I strongly recommend here.


from Cyprus, December 2023

"Great place, great service, great people"

Lodge is clean, comfy and had everything needed to have a good time.

The folks are super friendly and have a passion for surfing and teaching.

War child is comin back for sure 😂

-Alex D

Jeff Lopez

from United States, December 2023

"Totally Amazing experience "

Overall experience was Excellent!

Entire staff team -Duncan,Claire,and Dane did an amazing job taking care of my experience during the entire week. Location was great, got lucky with weather and able to surf for the week.

Dane, great surf instructor and patient helping me along way to be able to standup and provide great tips everyday, thank you so much !

Duncan, always on time and attentive to everyone in the group making us feel part of team, great surf stories as well!

Claire, nothing but great attention to the lodge and all areas, communication was great every step of way from arrival to departure- thank you !

Hands down best first surf experience, recommend to all levels as Peniche offers amazing waves, location, and of course this amazing team that will take very good care of you !

Lauren Currie

from Bosnia and Herzegovina, December 2023

"Amazing surf camp with a lovely family"

Amazing week of surfing in Peniche. The facilities in the lodge are perfect, great kitchens too for the guests to use, the house is in a great location also. The Hall family are so kind and accommodating and I learnt so much as a beginner surfer. Cannot recommend this surf camp enough :)

Miriam Dobson

from United Kingdom, November 2023

"Fantastic, didn't want to leave"

Couldn't imagine that I would learn so much in one week! Amazing tuition for a complete beginner and I felt so at home and looked after from start to finish. Would not hesitate to recommend and can't wait to come back another time!

Billiam Kan

from Switzerland, October 2023

"Super nice people , perfect wave , as good as it gets "

The surf coach are super nice and approachable. The whole vibe is amazing. Perfect surf trip if u really surf

Arman Kalabayev

from Romania, October 2023

"Great surf camp"

I had a great experience with the instructors and people I met there. The instructors really want to see your progress and guide you to new levels. Duncan, Dane and Felipe did a great job. Also it was very nice when Claire brought us some tea and cookies to the beach as a snack treat. Would definitely come back again!

Elias Fuchs

from Switzerland, October 2023

"Best teachers ever"

All of the teachers really want to make the best experience possible for every participant. They have put all their effort in every day. Was super great💪🏻

Teodora Toteva

from Switzerland, October 2023

"Had so much fun"

- Very supportive

- I learned a lot

- nice and kind people

- they do it with honest passion

- would go again


from Germany, September 2023

"A pleasant 1-week-surf trip "

pretty much everything is nearby (groceries, restaurant, laundry, surf shops, etc.); beach breaks surf spots to be enjoyed anytime of the year regardless of skills; all equipments provided incl. beach towels, poncho, umbrellas; free surfing in the afternoon (and tea & cookies); same lesson time (although it would be better if it's decided based on wave conditions)

Karin Andreasson

from Sweden, September 2023

"Amazing week with surf focus"

I had a fantastic week at the surf lodge! I really liked the routine of going to the beach together every day and set up the cosy camp.

Learned so much in a short time and it was amazing sharing the experience with the other guests as well as the Hall family. The lessons were so helpful for a beginner like myself, the teachers were very specific on what I needed to focus on to develop.

Claire was so helpful and arranged a transfer for me from the airport when my flight was very late.

The focus really is on surfing and I appreciated that so much. Most nights we cooked in the lodge and had early nights, so tired after full days in the water. Everything is very clean and hosts as well as guests took good care of the place.

All and all a wonderful week :)

Rebeca Hernandez

from Netherlands, September 2023

Claire, Duncan, Felipe, and Dane were really good hosts. I particularly loved the idea of having the beach camp all day at our disposal, and the free surfing in the afternoon. After a couple of days of assessing your surfing skills they were happy to divide the group according to the different levels (provided the conditions allowed it).

The surf instructors provide very targeted feedback, however, don't expect that they will 100% concentrate on you specially if it is a big group. If you want more feedback, you have to be vocal about it ;) They have an very complete Emergency Kit, and are familiar with injuries. I had a tiny accident and they were super helpful patching me up, and driving me to the hospital. Also, they were very accommodating when I wanted to get back in the water.

The overall experience was really good.

Rene Lessow

from Germany, September 2023

"Toller Surfurlaub"

Der Surfspot ist wirklich toll. Dieser liegt mit dem Auto ca. 10 Minuten vom Camp weg. Vor Ort ist zwar auch ein Strand, der ist aber weder zum Baden noch zum Surfen geeignet. Die Unterkunft an sich ist zum schlafen in Ordnung. In Peniche geht nicht viel, man muss immer nach Baleal fahren, wenn man neben dem Surfen auch Mal Abends ausgehen möchte. Aber es gibt super Restaurants und Supermärkte in der Nähe. Die Surflehrer und Claire waren sehr sympathisch und haben immer dafür gesorgt, dass es uns gut geht.

Kallie Dickens

from United Kingdom, September 2023

Such a nice camp, and a friendly family atmosphere! The surf lessons were great and the beach we went to was perfect for beginners and intermediates. Claire also brings tea and biscuits to the beach in the afternoon which is really lovely! The lodges bring people together, and we often went for dinners, caught the sunsets or went out partying together. I made some great friends while I was there and would definitely go back! 🥰

Maria Chatzigeorgiadou

from Greece, August 2023

"Great surfing experience"

Very good vibes, very organized and clean lodge, they responded very fast to whatever I asked

Katy Addison

from United Kingdom, August 2023

"Lovely family feel and amazing surfing"

I had an amazing time at the camp. Claire, Duncan and family were super welcoming and all lovely people. They made each person feel very at home and learned everyone’s name.

The beach was amazing for surfing and the instructors were great. I loved every minute.

The lodge itself was clean and easy to live in. The beds were comfortable. It is an intimate environment and you get to know the other surfers really well. It felt like a big family! I had so, so much fun.

Lea Farina Sprenger

from Netherlands, August 2023

"We had a great time at Surf Lodge Peniche!"

My partner and I surfed for the first time this summer. It was a pleasure to get to know the rest of the group - coming from all over the world. Duncan, Clair and the whole family were great hosts. Overall, we really enjoyed surfing and made quick progress in the water. The lodge was clean and we had everything we needed :-) Would recommend!

Kathy Rosenthal

from United Kingdom, August 2023

"Surf camp"

I loved the atmosphere, Claire and Duncan are very friendly hosts and create an excellent experience.


from United Kingdom, August 2023

"Honest Feedback "

- My group at the lodge felt like a family.

- Being taught by such amazingly good surfers as Dane and Duncan.

- Opportunity to progress - waves all day every day (pretty much)

Philip Blache

from Germany, August 2023

"Absolutely great!"

Recommended for everyone, who wants to get in contact with new people and want to surf.

The Lodge is amazing. Not in a luxury way, but in a cozy way. Every day new people arriving, others leaving. That makes every single day special, just because of the character from that overall nice guys and girls.

Very good concept, what gives a feeling of freedom for an amazing price.

Benjamin Laffy

from Netherlands, August 2023

"Awesome introduction to surfing"

As a total novice surfer, I was a little nervous about going to a surf camp. But I needn't have worried because everyone involved with Peniche Surf Lodge made the experience an awesome one!

My expectations of my surfing were pretty low but to be able to stand up on the first lesson was such a great feeling. Just have to keep working on my pop up technique now!

Thanks to Claire, Duncan, Dane and Felipe for making my introduction to surfing an excellent one.

Natascha Eggert

from Germany, August 2023

I really enjoyed my stay at the lodge, everyone was incredibly friendly and fun.

The surfing was amazing; all of the instructors gave their best for the students and even though we were quite a few beginners, they took their time for feedback and tips.

Since we were allowed to use all the equipment also in the afternoon, there was a lot of time to practice on your own as well.

I’m very glad to have made my first surfing experiences at such a wonderful place!

Thank you so much :)

Mark Bailey

from United Kingdom, August 2023

"bucket list experience"

I came alone and was welcomed into a group like an old friend and family member. I learned to surf thanks to Duncan he got me to progress from a beginner up to intermediate and surfing on top of unbroken green waves. It's really a dream come true. Dane is an incredible world class surfer and was amazing to get coaching and to be out in the line up receiving direction and encouragement from him. He even did a 360 surfing on a wave next to me, what a thrill ! No matter how fit you are you'll come back fitter and stronger and get some solid lessons in a small group.


from Germany, July 2023

It was a fun time and they managed to get everyone up on the board on the first day already. When we came back home you could always recognize someone was there to clean the bathroom und the rubbish so it never felt dirty or something… also when they came back to the beach in the afternoon they brought cookies and tea which was so nice!

Laurine Gallay

from Switzerland, July 2023

The location is great, close to the ocean, the lodge is nice and the wifi is great! One of the participants did the welcoming for me, normally it's not like that, in my opinion the owner should do the welcoming.

Carolien Waard

from Portugal, July 2023

"Bad beats at the beach"

Cried like a little baby when I had to leave here, because I really felt like being part of a cool beach family for a little bit. Claire is so sweet and caring. Duncan provides the baddest beats and enriches your vocab with words of the day ('critique' was my fav) and Dane is that annoying older brother you never had (thankfully). Such a good mix of people at the hostel as well, and I definitely got some good advice on how to improve my surfing.

Yevhenii Zhuravskyi

from Luxembourg, July 2023

"Best place to start your surfing experience!"

Never surfed before and with super professional guidance from Duncan and Dane, managed to jump on the board and catch my first waves. The vibe, ambience, lodge and people there were absolutely amazing. Huge thanks to Claire, Duncan and Dane for creating such a wonderful surfing resort and sharing this family experience. This option is perfect for solo travellers or groups, with/without equipment - you will enjoy it for sure.

Kate Herring

from Italy, July 2023

"Great in every aspect"

The Halls are a beautiful family who make everyone feel welcome in their camp. We had a mix of young people solo travelling/ with friends and families during my time here - and everyone was catered for wonderfully. The lodge is in amazing condition and always clean, and the quality of the surf lessons is really really great. I cannot recommend this camp enough - we will be back for sure

Julia Croll

from Switzerland, July 2023


I had the best time at the Surflodge. I'm Solotraveling and it felt like a home away from home. I'm sure I will be back!!!


from Hungary, June 2023

"Excellent trip to Peniche"

Friendly family making an excellent surf camp with all of their heart. Also great for first time surfers. They teach you how to surf, create a friendly environment and the opportunity to meet new people and create a team from us all at the same time.


from Portugal, June 2023

I really liked the surf camp because of the friendly and cozy vibe overall. Claire and Duncan took care of us from the beginning until the end. I really appreciated the surf sessions with Dane who taught us a lot and made us feel always at ease.

I would definitely come back, and I recommend it without a dobut.

Yuqin Hu

from France, May 2023

"Professional guidance, warm hospitality "

Exchange with people from all over the world; experiences sharing from instructors, and of course, enjoy the adverturous sports with 'threats' from waves.

Carine Punt

from Netherlands, May 2023

"all previous positive reviews are completely true!!"

Hi Duncan, Claire and Dane! Thank you for an excellent first time surf camp experience! It was amazing; all the positive reviews I read on this website prior to my trip about the Peniche Surf Lodge are completely true. Surf lessons, accommodation and all top level services. A family business with soul and heart. I'm already looking forward to my next surftrip; you have certainly contributed to the passion I gained for surfing.

Miheer Soni

from United Kingdom, May 2023

"Wholesome camp with expert teaching"

The surfing. I had previously learnt an incorrect technique and Duncan and Dane did an awesome job of tweaking my style to get me up on the board. By the end of a week, I was riding a wave. Really helpful guidance and advice. You could really tell they were invested in our progress and wanted to see us do well.

The lodge - lovely, clean, really nice space that promotes mingling.

The people - all the other guests I had the pleasure of meeting were wonderful. I'm so glad I joined this camp. I can imagine other camps are filled with partying all the time and this was the perfect mix of surfing and exploring with having a good time.

The food - always plenty of fruit, bread, butter, milk, cereal in the pantry/fridge for us to use for breakfast. There was tea and biscuits after the surf and it was just the perfect pick me up.

Nadine Kasuch

from Germany, May 2023

"What a week! :-D"

Such a great experience, beyond everything what I expected!

I stayed only one week at the lodge, but it felt like a month. :D

Besides the lovely, interesting and very funny owner family Claire, Duncan and Dane I met so many great people from all over the world, nearly died of laughter, made huge progresses in surfing and discovered pretty nice places in Peniche! The beach is wonderful and the conditions for beginners are perfect. As well as the lessons, which are professional, but at the same time chill, funny and empathic.

The cozy lodges have everything you need for your stay and Peniche has everything you need for your free time, if you like it chilled (April/May).

So, no surprise, that I cant't wait to come back!

Thank you so much, Claire, Duncan and Dane. :)

Thea Muller

from Spain, May 2023

"Lovely family run hostel & surf school "

Friendly and accommodating, with great energy. They love the sea and nature and it you can see this is not a job but a lifestyle to them.

Adam Kennedy

from United Kingdom, May 2023

"Absolutely amazing!"

Clean, comfortable and spacious lodge. Could feel the family vibes! Surf instructors were attentive and excited to see their students progress. All around great people running this place! 100% returning here next time I get the itch to surf!


from Italy, May 2023

"Great Family business "

The hosts were super nice!

Ilia Borisov

from Portugal, April 2023

"It's about true surf"

I liked very comfortable accommodation, clean and cozy room really.

Also I liked maximum surfing scheme with all-day beach camp for rest and fun. You can surf as much as you want. Dane is amazing surfer! Duncan, Claire and Dane are also very friendly and positive people.

Jonas Ackermann

from Germany, April 2023

"Perfect choice!"

Super happy with my stay. Duncan and Claire created a place that makes feeling at home very easy. Its not realy a hostel like feeling rather than sharing an appartment with friends.

It was the first time surfing in Portugal for me, which is why I was looking for some guidance. Duncan and Dane really did a great job here, choosing spots, organizing transport and material and giving good advice in the water. Absolutely recommended!

Caroline Yang

from Czechia, April 2023

"Amazing week with great hosts :)"

I'd recommend this surf camp to anyone. The instructors were great and you fit in a TON of surf over the week. By the end, I was catching green waves on my own after having surfed only a couple times previously :)

But more importantly, I'd recommend PSL because of the hosts. They're truly the loveliest people and the atmosphere they create is just so friendly and relaxed. Claire and Duncan are both so great to talk to and you feel like you're home from day one.

Hogan Mckee

from United Kingdom, April 2023

"Lovely Surf Camp, Highly Recommend"

Such a wonderful holiday in Peniche, thank you so much Claire, Duncan, and Dane. I felt like I was part of the family, and had the best time. The accommodation was so clean and cosy, surfing was an absolute blast, and I met so many kind and friendly people. A perfect place for a solo female traveller. Claire also arranged airport transfers, so the whole trip was completely worry-free! One of my best vacations yet!

Josefina Curti

from Spain, April 2023

"Where Comfort, Community, and Incredible Waves Meet"

The experience exceeded all of my expectations. From the moment I arrived, I was greeted with warmth and kindness from Claire and Duncan, who went out of their way to make sure I felt right at home.

The lodge itself is cozy and comfortable, with a relaxed atmosphere that immediately put me at ease. The rooms are spacious and clean, with everything I needed for a comfortable stay. And the location is simply unbeatable - right in the heart of Peniche, with easy access to all the best surf spots and attractions the city has to offer.

But what really made my stay at Peniche Surf Lodge so special was the people. I had the opportunity to meet some truly wonderful individuals from all over the world, and I came away with memories and friendships that I will cherish for a lifetime.

And let's not forget the surf lessons! The instructors were top-notch, patient and encouraging, and they really helped me improve my skills in the water. Whether you're a seasoned surfer or a complete beginner, you'll find something to love about the lessons here.

Overall, I can't recommend Peniche Surf Lodge highly enough. If you're looking for a welcoming, comfortable place to stay in Peniche, with excellent surf lessons and a great community of people, this is the place for you. I'll definitely be coming back!

Lara Murdock

from United Kingdom, April 2023

"An amazing week in Peniche"

I had such a wonderful week in Peniche. I was a solo traveller and did not know what to expect but I would highly recommend this for anyone who is travelling alone and looking for a fun, social, family vibe. It is such a great place to learn to surf. I had virtually no surfing experience and I am quite nervous about strong waves and the ocean in general. Duncan, Dane and Rico were each incredible at supporting me and encouraging me as much as possible. They are all highly qualified and very knowledgable and they know exactly what I needed. I definitely felt a lot more comfortable being the ocean by the end of the trip which is a win for me! The lodge was clean and the other guests were friendly as well as tidy/clean. Claire was brilliant at responding to any queries! Everyone was very enthusiastic about surfing and keen to progress with their surfing. It was a surf camp for all levels so no one felt left out. I would definitely come again :)

Gregory Krist

from Switzerland, April 2023

It was so nice and friendly

Jo Sherwood

from United Kingdom, April 2023

"Fantastic and friendly place to surf"

I visited the surf hostel a few weeks ago and its been the best experience I've had learning to surf (been to around 3 other spots over the years), great hostel and value for money and a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. The surf lessons were great, Claire, Duncan and Rico were all fab and made you feel at home annnd its a beautiful area, could not recommend highly enough, will be back very soon!


from United Kingdom, April 2023

"Better than I expected in every way "

Claire, Duncan, Dane and Rico were all so lovely. Friendly, welcoming and really helpful with so many things. Amazing surf lessons and free surf time. The lodge was clean and really well stocked. I had one of the private rooms with ensuite and it was perfect for me. There was a second kitchen downstairs which I wasn’t expecting!

There were loads of different surf areas really close by to suit all levels.

I had the best time with so many different people of all ages and nationalities.

Loved everything about it.

I’ll be back 🏄‍♀️

Natalie Schuster

from Germany, April 2023

From the very first day I had a really great time at the Hostel and especially while surfing. Claire and Dane are amazing hosts and made me feel welcome and at home right from the start. Dane and Duncan are also truly talented teachers so I could learn a lot from them. The whole atmosphere was really warm and welcoming: driving in the car together to the best surfing spots, having tea and cookies after the afternoon session and sometimes even homemade bananabread. All in all it was a great experience spending so much quality time with all those nice people and spending a lot of time in the sea.

I would recommend everyone to go there because it was one of the best holidays I've ever had! :)

Omer Doruk Suder

from Germany, April 2023

"Great surfing experience for a beginner"

Everything was amazingly organized, great place to start surfing. The house was super cozy and everyone gets to connect on a personal level with the other guests as well as the owners, Claire and Duncan. I would recommend it to everyone and possibly coming back myself to improve!

Elina Radzwill

from Germany, March 2023

"Home away from Home :-) "

Peniche surf lodge was one of my favorite places to stay, I can highly recommend it!

Duncan and Claire are the heart and soul of this place and you can see how much love and effort they put in making it a lovely home away from home for everyone who stays :)

The Lodge itself and the rooms were very clean and cozy with a nice big kitchen and common area to lounge around together.

Peniche itself has great beaches, coastlines and nice local bars and restaurants.

In the mornings Duncan picked us up and drove us to different beaches were we had our surf lessons with either Duncan or Rico. Both were very patient and attentive with newbies like me, so everyone could learn the proper technique, progress and get hooked on surfing!

In the afternoon we went out for another session where we could practice and most of the times Duncan joined us in the water and looked out for us, which made it a very safe space to practice individually. Claire made a lovely beach camp with umbrellas and wind breakers so we could also take breaks and nap in the sun. Claire and Duncan always had tea and Cookies prepared for the end of every day, so we could all gather together, share some lovely chats, banter and get to know each other more :)

I met some great people from all places who were also solo traveling during my stay. We cooked, went out together and even had a movie night so by the end it felt like one big family!

Thank you so much for the amazing time and hope to see you again soon!

Sabina Orazem

from Belgium, March 2023

"Be part of a loving family and high quality lessons"

The most I liked the high quality lessons and the quality equipment. The facilities were amazing and the family will always make you feel like you are a part of them! There are two surf sessions per day, so I was able to work remotely and still join the surf for the lunch time and after work - this is amazing! The house where I was staying felt more like home than my own house ;) The two surf lodges are connected so it's always fun because there are more people staying with them. Absolutely recommended! <3

Riccardo Cremonese

from Italy, March 2023

"Wonderful experience"

I just want to thank Duncan Claire and Rico for the great experience the atmposphere is relaxed the lodge is wonderful and both owners and other guests are wonderful people! We will meet again guys 🤙🤙

Philip Jones

from United Kingdom, March 2023

"Amazing Surfing Experience "

Got to be some of the friendliest people ever. So welcoming and couldn't do enough for us while we where there.

The lodges were very well kept along with the surf equipment.

The instructors were so knowledgeable and passionate about surfing and Peniche.

Once in a lifetime trip where you could surf everyday without worrying about the outside world.


from United States, March 2023

"Highly recommend"

The lodge was beautiful and clean and the lessons were so fun. I learned so much about surfing and Peniche is a lovely little spot to unwind and catch some waves. Great family run place with good student to teacher ratio as well


from Morocco, March 2023

"The best surf camp experience "

Would definitely recommend this surf camp to anyone. Nothing bad to say. The lodge is so cozy

Elisabetta Bandolin

from France, March 2023

"Only good vibes in here! "

Staying at the lodge was an amazing experience, Claire, Dane and Duncan have created this space with all their heart and they made all of us feel like home. It’s the perfect place to make new friendship, creating good memories and discovering the surfing world. Be careful, once you’re there you won’t want to go home!

Manon Van Ginkel

from Netherlands, March 2023

"Worth it!!"

It is rare to find such caring and communicative hosts as Claire and Duncan!

I felt at home in the Lodge right away, as it is a super comfy place, the people were great and they always found us a good place to surf. Lessons were personal in small groups, unlike other surfschools I have seen in Peniche. The tea and cookies after surfing were the cherry on the cake ;)

I really recommend staying here!

Luke Robinson

from United Kingdom, March 2023

"Great camp"

Great atmosphere, instruction and facilities. Would definitely go again:)

Julie Perreault

from Portugal, March 2023

"Family Vibe"

Claire, Duncan and Dane are a really sweet family that work really hard. They keep the place really clean, pour their heart in their lessons, and take good care of the guests. I was sick when I was there and Claire went to the store to buy me soup. You don’t get that often.

The atmosphere at the lodge is really smooth. Everyone that is there want to surf for real.

I highly recommend this place.

Tim Roesner

from Spain, March 2023

"Excellent Surf Lodge"

Great Camp with plenty of surfing. Lessons are in the morning and free surf in the afternoon. Equipment and transportation is provided for both, and Duncan makes sure to take you to the spot with the best conditions in town. Lodge is located close to grocery stores and other restaurants.

Perfect for solo traveling as you'll meet many like minded people and get to hang out as a group all week.


from United Kingdom, March 2023

"Brilliant holiday "

Claire, Duncan and Dane are really friendly and helpful. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The accommodation, surf lessons, equipment rental and transport was all great. Missing Peniche already!

Francesco Mallamaci

from Italy, February 2023

"Really nice and intense surfing experience"

Really nice place, well managed. You have the possibility to surf in the morning with an instructor and in the afternoon independently. By practicing twice a day, improvements are seen quickly. In peniche the waves are really good, a great place to practice. Claire, Dan and Duncan were always helpful friendly and great instructors

Theresa Blaich

from Spain, February 2023

"Perfect Surf Experience "

The family makes you feel instantly welcome at the lodge and takes care of their guests in- and outside the water. Duncan and Dane are experienced surf instructors who are able to convey their love for surfing and made my first time surfing a success. The accommodation itself is cozy and clean and offers a relaxing atmosphere to spend time with other guests, perfect also for solo travellers. All in all I had a truly amazing time surfing and staying at the Peniche Surf Lodge!


from United Kingdom, February 2023

"Won't get better"

The lodges are spotless clean. The Family goes above and beyond to make your trip the best it can be. They take you in as one of their own. Can't thank them enough for the help in surfing, helping organis or trip and just helping in general, we are a family of 4, wife who doesn't surf, but was made more then welcome, a 17yr 14yr and 47yr we all loved it and was more then looked after. Will be going back.

Kathy Rosenthal

from United Kingdom, February 2023

"Amazing stay at Peniche Surf Lodge- felt like home!"

I loved how friendly Claire, Duncan and Dane were. Dane and Duncan were amazing and experienced instructors in the water and made you feel like you were improving everyday with surfing. The lodge felt like home and it was a lovely place to stay.

Christina Hardeland

from Portugal, February 2023

"Fantastic week of surfing"

Peniche Surf Lodge is an amazing surf camp with a cozy and inviting atmosphere. Claire, Duncan and Dane are incredibly kind and supportive, and they provide a personal and laid-back experience. I felt challenged and supported in my efforts to catch some good waves. Overall, I would absolutely recommend Peniche Surf Lodge to anyone looking for a fun and relaxing surf trip.


from Germany, February 2023

Warm-hearted, amazing positive spirit, cared for everyone, best instructors and all around best surf and hosting experience

Monica Saborio

from Portugal, February 2023

"Surf Camp that felt like home"

It was my first time surfing so I was very nervous, however Claire assured me before I came that there were other beginners. I was taught by both Dane and Duncan and I enjoyed every lesson! They both pushed me and believed in me and I’m so proud of my progress. The house itself has a warm feeling and from the first night the other surfers and I were having family dinners together. Great family business, would recommend to any level of surfer. Can’t wait to go back!


from Switzerland, February 2023

"Cozy family vibes - surf trip"

Thank you, it's been nice meeting you guys. Laura


from Bulgaria, December 2022

"Great place for surfing vacation even during winter months"

We have visited different beaches every day, bad weather did not stop us for having surf classes. Private room on the top floor of the lodge was very comfortable and quite. Atmosphere is very friendly. Kitchen has all the facilities to prepare own meals.

Soeren Moeller Christensen

from Denmark, December 2022

"Cozy family guest house for the "

Duncan, Dane and Claire are running a nice surf hostel/guest house + surf school that is going above and beyond to make sure you have a good surf trip. 2 surf sessions a day will get you plenty of surfing, and there will always be something that kinda works.

Eleni Kaliakatsou

from Greece, December 2022

"The most Perfect surf camp "

Everyone was so kind and welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay there. The room was perfect, very nicely decorated and clean. Dane was an excellent instructor, he was very helpful and could understand easily our weaknesses in surfing and help us improve. We had a lot of fun while surfing I thing I caught the best waves of my life so far ☺️Duncan and Claire are awesome too. I feel very lucky to have picked this surf camp and met these people ✌🏽🌊🏄🏼‍♀️I hope I will come back again one day 😁

Philip Moryson

from Spain, December 2022

"Beginner surfer"

Amazing surf camp the hostel is more like a house and the family takes really good care of it.

The surfing is a lot of fun and the instructors actually get you in the water and definitely know what they’re doing. Absolutely recommend

Chris Fetterolf

from United States, December 2022

"Amazing week of surfing"

Duncan, Dane, and Claire provided an amazing week of surfing for an intermediate looking for the best waves in Peniche. They have a great selection of boards to suit all ability levels, take you out twice a day, check multiple spots to optimize conditions, and surf alongside you to provide feedback in the water. It’s an incredibly personal, laid-back atmosphere that only comes from a family-run business like this, and made for a great week in Peniche. Highly recommend to folks looking for some fun relaxing surf!

Maksym Starukh

from Germany, October 2022

"Fantastic week in Peniche Surf Lodge"

- warm atmosphere that Claire and Duncan created: I had a feeling that I was visiting my relatives :) Thank you very much for that!

- Super cool surf lessons from Dane with attention to every surfer

- Comfortable room

- Nice and cozy Beach Camp

Denis Malikov

from Poland, September 2022


Everything was on the highest level. It was my firs adventure in surfing. Dane and Duncan are very funny, Claire is very nice. I higly recommend to people who is going to Peniche and want to spend the time cheerfully and usefully.

Daniela Weber

from Germany, September 2022

"all inclusive "

We had a great time at the lodge. Everything is arranged that all ages are welcome, you can travel with friends or alone and you will make friends. To have fun is the aim - and we had a lot. In Peniche you still find spots that are run by their owners with love - pubs, restaurants and surf camps: the Peniche Surf Lodge is one them. Go there, if you want to relax - while waiting for your wave!


from United Kingdom, September 2022

Homely atmosphere, friendly team and good surf instructors, high quality Lodge.

Chris Seaby

from United Kingdom, August 2022

"Great location and lovely people."

The surfing lessons were brilliant with groups split into beginners and intermediates so there was something for every level, Dane was a fantastic teacher and incredibly knowledgeable. Clair and Duncan were also an absolute pleasure. The hostle is clean and well kept and everyone staying there was kind and considerate. There is also lots to do in the evening in peniche with great resteraunta and bars.. Will 100 percent be returning.


from France, August 2022

"Really happy to stay and surf at this place "

Very personal and individual touch, warm welcome and incredible people hosting this place.

It was my first experience of surfing and being a part of the camp. I really enjoyed it and will definitely come back to continue improving my surfing skills but also meeting again the people who have made it so unforgettable ❤️ thank you Claire, Duncan and Dave !

Sina Riegger

from Germany, August 2022

"Surf Camp "

Ich habe mir leider beim surfen meinen Fuß gebrochen.

Claire hat sich sehr lieb um mich gekümmert und ich konnte Peniche auch ohne surfen genießen.

Vielen Dank für eure Unterstützung!

Luke Presant-collins

from United Kingdom, August 2022

"An incredible atmosphere"

The Hall family have created something very special in this corner of the world and would highly recommend it to anyone looking to begin their surfing adventure or refine their skills.

The organisation is first class and runs like a well oiled machine with the guys finding great spots to surf and able to quickly work out where you can improve.

The lodge itself provides the perfect environment to socialise with the rest of the guests and hang out after an amazing day. The lodge is cleaned daily so is kept in spotless condition.

Can’t recommend this place enough, and looking forward to go back next year already!

Sihan Jiang

from Germany, August 2022

"Very nice memories"

Thank you Claire, Duncan and Dane.

We had a lot of fun with surfing. Also enjoyed to meet nice and interesting ppl.

Duncan and Dane are both very patiently when they teach surfing.

One of the best trips I ever had. Thanks again. Looking forward to com back again 😍

Monika N

from Poland, August 2022

I'm really happy that I stayed in Peniche Surf Lodge. I've really enjoyed surfing lessons and made significant progress. Claire, Duncan and Dane cared for everything. Accommodation was very comfortable. It was really amazing time for me - for sure I will visit again :)

Ekaterina Shilova

from Norway, August 2022

Beautiful place! Amazing people! Inspiring instructors! Quality accommodation! Thanks to Claire, Duncan and Dane!


from Switzerland, August 2022

Claire, Dane and Duncan did a fantastic job getting us to the right beaches, waves and restaurants! As beginners, the surf was a bit challenging for us, but Dane and Duncan were great at teaching and motivating us to keep trying. Peniche is a lovely town that has everything you need during a camp like this – and Claire knows just where to point you if you are looking for good food or some entertainment. We really enjoyed our stay!

Rasmus Carøe

from Denmark, August 2022

Everything was good. Structured surf lessons with good instructors, and always some tweaks about how to improve your surfing. A good way of huddling up people from all around the world, with a cozy camp at the beach. Living quarters was very good as well, nice and firm beds. The distance to the "main city" and bars in the area was also very good.

I would recomend this for people who travel alone for the first time in their lives - you really get to try it in a safe environment, where there are always people to talk with.

Leo Sivonen

from Finland, July 2022

"A Week stay and surf for a beginner and intermediate surfers"

The people here had such a good vibe.

You won't get a usual in and out school experience but rather a genuine and holistic experience with really good teaching in the surf lessons. Definitely a great stay if you want to improve your surfing skills and meet people.

The Lodge is run by the Hall family who have years of experience of hosting surf camps in Peniche but also professional surfing. Claire and Duncan take care of your stay while Dane gives well phased, helpful and personal guidance during the lessons depending on your skill level.

Accommotadion was neat and clean in an easily accessible location. A bit longer walk away from the Baleal beach but within an easy distance from the town's acitivities (restaurants, clubs, bars/cafes) and sights. Things were taken care of very naturally and properly from gear maintenance stuff to rides to the beach..

The overall experience of accommodation for 7 nights + 5 surf lessons was absolutely great and time went fast. Smashed some waves, had plenty of fun. Couldn’t have asked for more.

Would absolutely go again!

Mikus Alberts

from Latvia, June 2022

"Like visiting friends & surfing together"

A truly pleasant surfing experience. You could really tell that the Hall family aren't just after your money. They are simply sharing their idillic surfing lifestyle with likeminded people. It felt like staying with friends or family who were making sure we had a great time both on and outside the beach. On average we spent around 5-6 hours on the beach every day. 1-2h of that time was a guided surf lesson and during the rest of the time we could surf even more, chill in our beach homebase (umbrellas, towels, sunscreen, snacks, wind guards, different types of surfboards and good company) or explore our surroundings. Another great thing was that we weren't stuck to a single beach, the coaches checked the weather conditions and drove us to the best location every day. Now I understand why a large portion of the visitors are regulars. Definitely would like to come back.

Thank you, Duncan, Dane & Claire!

With love,

The Latvians

Jason Todd

from United States, April 2022

"The BEST all level surf camp in Portugal"

I've been to surf camps/lodges all over the world over the past ~15 years. Peniche Surf Lodge is absolutely one of the best. Common issues with these camps are that the instructors aren't able to provide much 1:1 instruction or actual helpful guidance, the board selection is terrible, and there's not a lot of variability in wave type. You will not have any issue with any of those things at Peniche. Dane and Duncan are top-notch surf coaches. Great attitudes, super-specific and helpful instruction, goal-oriented. I'm an intermediate surfer and felt like I have been plateauing, with these guys, I improved on my surfing every day. They have a huge selection of boards. From foam, to epoxy, to fiberglass. Longboards, shortboards, pintails, quad fish...I'm pretty sure if they don't have it they'd find it for you somehow. Lastly, between the conditions in Peniche and the knowledge of the local area they will find waves for you. The one day we didn't have waves (we did it was just insanely windy) during the two weeks I was there Duncan took everyone out for a longboard skate session which was super fun and helped with our turning skills.

On top of all of that, they get a lot of return customers, and it really feels like you're part of a family. The lodge is super comfortable and social. I made a lot of friends there and one night Duncan drove us to one of their favorite local restaurants for an incredible meal. Great people, great surfing, incredible time. I'll be back for sure!