This package offers the best of both surf instructions and surfari. It caters for those with some existing surf experience but who wish to take advantage of the expert advice from SaltyWay instructors, video analysis, ride to the best surf spots, yoga lessons, and development of their theoretical knowledge of surfing. Clients enrolled on the ‘Step-Up surf package’ benefit from 2 days of advanced surf instruction and a lift to the beach on those days.
SaltyWay will accommodate you for 7 nights. Their accommodation is a typical Portuguese ‘Moradia’. They recently renovated the building as well as the garden and created a place like home. The place comfortably accommodates 10 - 12 guests. It is a blend of typical Portuguese style furnishings with a cozy and intimate surf vibe. Their 3 rooms are available for 2 or 6 persons, those are clean, functional, and furnished, equipped with Wi-Fi access, towels, and linen.
There is a good-sized garden and chill out area with barbecue facilities and an outside shower. It is the perfect spot for barbecues, sunset beers, sunbathing, afternoon yoga, or chilling out in a hammock with a book. Self-catering is also available, they encourage communal shopping and cooking. The kitchen offers all you need to make a good meal and provides living areas that are equipped accordingly. In fact, over the years, the best evenings have definitely been when the group cook together and share a few glasses of local wine and tales from the day’s adventures.
This surf camp will take place at SaltyWay, located in Sintra, Portugal. SaltyWay's house is beautifully situated off the beaten track, right in the heart of nature in Colares near Lisbon. You will enjoy the tranquility of the Serra, a silent nights’ sleep and early surf wake ups with the birds. The house is also situated between Almocageme and Praia das Maças. Both are small picturesque Portuguese villages with a range of restaurants, bars, small shops and cheap local markets (a great place to buy your week’s supply of fresh fruit and vegetables).
Sintra has a variety of breaks suitable for riders of all abilities. From super fun beaches to endless point breaks and rippable reef breaks, you can find every type of wave here. The best surf spots in Sintra are Praia Grande and Praia Pequena, Praia Das Macas, Guincho, and Carcavelos.
You can book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). On arrival at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), you can take the airport bus for about 3.50 EUR to Rossio bus station in central Lisbon. Walk from Rossio bus stop to Rossio train station. Take a train (they leave every 30 minutes) to Sintra train station, the last stop on the line.
Once on the train, you can send a message to the SaltyWay to say that you are on your way and they will come to you. On arrival at the station, get out at the top end of the station and turn left at the exit. Turn left again and you will find them waiting for you in Rua Dr. Vasco Vidal. This street runs parallel with the train tracks. This pickup is not included in the price.