14 Days Surf Camp in Portugal

  • Avenida do Mar, 162 - Casais do Baleal, 2520 - 101, Peniche

Overview

Surf Camp in Peniche

We have surf lessons for all ages, levels and nationalities. From people that never saw a surfboard or the sea, to those that already have previous experience of surfing but still dont feel comfortable with it and those who have been surfing for years and want to improve their technique. You are going to have the opportunity to learn with our instructors, who have many years of experience. You will be using the best equipment in the market and surfboards suitable for your surf level.

Highlights

  • 20 surf lessons and equipment included
  • Transfers to Peniche bus station included
  • Accommodation less than 50 meters from the beach
  • Transfers to the beach included
  • Full surf accident insurance
  • 13 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

  • 13 days with instruction
  • English
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Surf School Functioning

This school is intended for the student who wants to dedicate his/her day exclusively to surfing, therefore he/she will have two surf sessions per day. This school functions 7 days a week, including weekends. We have surf courses starting everyday, therefore the student may start classes any day of the week. We separate the students by surf level: beginners are never in the same waves as the intermediates and advanced and vice versa. A class schedule is provided the day before but normally the meeting for classes is at 09:00.

To take to the beach students should bring a beach towel, sun protection, water, food (usually a sandwich and fruit) and his/her personal belongings. For use underneath the wetsuit, ladies and gents should bring a swim suit (similar to that used for swimming classes, tightly fitting to the body). If it is a students first class at Peniche Surf Camp we will ask him/her to arrive 30 minutes earlier than the other students already having classes, this is in order to cover their introduction to the surf instructors and vice versa, some basic instructions, as well as the provision of surf equipment.

Once all students and instructors are together there is an announcement made by one of the surf instructors who informs everyone of the activities of the surf school for that day and the school's surf spot for the day. Students then go to the beach, either in our transport or by foot, depending on which beach it has been decided has the best waves for the class. At the beach students are divided by their surf level in a ratio of approximately 5 students to one surf instructor. There is one surf class before lunch followed by a lunch break (attention: it is important that students either bring their own lunch, or they may buy it at the surf camp) and then there is a second surf lesson after lunch.

Private Class

This is a two hour class where the surf instructor focuses only on one student, or a small group of students (with a maximum of three students). The meeting point for the surf classes is the Peniche Surf Camp Reception. The surf instructor will carry out a diagnosis of the student's surf level and will try, through his teaching methods, to ensure the fastest possible development of the student.

Beginners Class Program

Youll be given a surfboard and wetsuit best suited to you. Your classes include all the basics, from learning how to look after a wetsuit and laying on a board, to surfing the green section of the wave. Then, according to your development, you may change to the advance group and learn other techniques. On Tuesdays and Thursdays all surf practice is filmed for later comment and discussion.

Class program:

Basic knowledge of surfing equipment and Peniche surfing geography

Recognition of the beaches and currents

Wave shapes and approaches

Safety rules

Paddling techniques

Sitting on and turning the board

The "duck-dive" or "eskimo-roll"(diving through the waves with the board)

Getting to your feet Standing up Surfing broken waves

Surf history

Priority rules

Learn how a surfboard is made

Position in the line up to catch unbroken waves

Surf the green waves bottom turn

Advanced manouvres

Class championship: understand how a surf championship works and be part of one. (This activity will be held if there are enough participants in a class)

Plus 15 hours of surf practice

Advanced Class Program

To be in this group you don't need to be world champion. You just need to know the basics. We developed this group because many people came to us and had surfed before. If you are one of these you don't have to go through all the basics again. We created the advanced group for you.

The focus of this group is on your individual surfing. After you learn how to take off on a wave and start to develop your own style, your specific surf problems need to be pointed out immediately so that you develop quickly and properly through individual advice. The 2 weekly video analysis sessions will be invaluable at this stage.

Class program:

Brief surfer diagnosis

Review surfing basics

Paddling and turning for the wave techniques (tricks and details)

Priority rules (review)

How a surfboard works

Distinguish types of waves and which surf you must apply on each of them

The Bottom turn and its importance for wave riding success

The importance of the upper body for the bottom turn

Duck dive techniques

The off the lip

The cut back

General surf manouvres

Ding repair workshop (learn how to repair your own surf board)

Peniche Surfcamp surf base is within walking distance or a short drive from all the waves in the peninsular of Peniche. It is located in Casais do Baleal. Baleal is a small island 5 minute drive from Peniche and 1 hour from Lisbon. There is regular public transport coming to and from Peniche.

Nearby places

  • Baleal island - 5 minute drive
  • Lisbon - 1 hour drive
Activities
  • Activities
  • Diving nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Sailing nearby
  • Scuba diving nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Stand up paddle boarding nearby
  • Surfing
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming
  • Swimming nearby
  • Table tennis
General
  • General
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach
  • Beach nearby
  • Caf nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
Services
  • Services
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Board rental
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Currency exchange nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Internet access
  • Local market
  • Room cleaning
  • Tour assistance
  • Tour assistance nearby

At Peniche Surfcamp each meal of the day is available exclusively for our guests, so that you are guaranteed total comfort during your stay. Peniche Surfcamp can supply daily lunch packs for those who wish to have lunch at the beach, these consist of a wide range of sandwiches or salads to suit all tastes. If you prefer to have lunch at the surf camp, this can be taken at Peniche Surfcamp restaurant with quality service and a relaxed environment.

In this area you are able to consume any other meal of the day during your stay, whilst taking advantage of the various cocktails and national wines available, or simply a beer. At night you have a choice of the best both national and international cuisine through our wide range of dishes (not forgetting vegetarian options, too) while inevitably socializing with the Peniche Surfcamp staff and other surfer guests from around the world.

Peniche Surfcamp is located by the ocean, so any activity related to the ocean like fishing, scuba diving, etc. may be arranged. As Lisbon is just 1 hour by the car and bidos (medieval castle) 15 minutes by car, Guests can explore them. Peniche itself is also a beautiful town to be explored.

  • 13 nights accommodation
  • 20 surf lessons
  • Certified instructors
  • Equipment suitable for your level
  • Transfers to and from Peniche bus station
  • Transfers to the beach
  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance

Driving directions

There are 3 major routes into Portugal for those coming from other European countries. The North entrance, through Salamanca, the Centre entrance through Badajoz and the South entrance through Sevilha / Huelva.

Arrival by airplane

  • You will arrive to either Lisbon (LIS), Porto (OPO) or Faro (FAO). Transfers available on request and not included in the price.

GPS

  • 920'7.15"W
  • 3922'19.21"N
For information about the booking conditions, please send Peniche Surfcamp an inquiry.
  • Review by Mahmut S
    9 out of 10

    "Very well organized, good communication, great location. We recommend Peniche Surf Camp to everybody."

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  • Review by Benjamin Vergard
    9 out of 10

    "Booking was easy as pie. If you really want to learn, the learning curve goes through the roof and the sky is the limit. You get a lot out of your stay. And I would recommend it to anyone. The surf teachers Pedro and Jorge were world class. They respect your level, and send you further when you are ready for it. If all the teachers are like them, you have a good thing going. Awesome guys. The next day we arrived back home in Norway, we were checking out flights for October."

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  • Review by David E.
    9 out of 10

    "The home was comfortable and tidy. Very beautiful decorations. The surf classes were very useful and clear, in 5 days I learned much more than in 1 year of surfing. Tiago, Pedro and Rico are the best teachers I ever had, friendly and they explain very well. Good equipment for all types of people. Dinner helped me to socialize with people from other countries. It was great fun. One of my best holidays!"

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  • Review by Carolina Frade
    9 out of 10

    "The reception by Piri was very nice, I got all the information I needed about the surf camp organization, surf lessons and practical information like supermarkets, restaurants, etc. The shared apartment was perfect, enough place for everyone and regularly cleaned. Lessons were very well organized: warm up, technical information and then, water! Teachers are always giving explanations and correcting mistakes. They also show in the water how to do the different steps, it was perfect. I had lessons with Tiago and Pedro, the best teachers I have ever had: patient, clear and so nice. A diner was organized by the teachers once a week during the time I spent at the Peniche Surfcamp. Dinner in a beach restaurant with very good food and good wine."

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Peniche, Portugal

Peniche Surfcamp: surf lessons for all ages and levels.

Speaks English

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14 days / 13 nights

Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.


Out of season
  • November 14 - 20 March

Low season
  • March 21 - June 12 & September 12 - November 13

Mid season
  • June 13 - July 10 & August 15 - September 11

Peak season
  • July 11 - August 14

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