Join in a surf camp that is perfect for you, whether you want to learn how to surf, improve your skills, have cross training or yoga on the beautiful outside deck or enjoy a massage after a surf session at one of our world class surf breaks. Shark’s Lodge offers all of that and much more. In between your activities, the restaurant, outside swimming pool and toddler pool, pool-bar, and outdoor terrace are waiting for you!rrace are waiting for you!
You will be provided with 14 nights of accommodation in Shark's Lodge. It includes three shared rooms (for male, female, or mix). They include lockers for storage of personal items and shared bathrooms.
This can be the perfect choice for those who look forward to meeting new people from around the world. For more privacy, Shark's Lodge offers double rooms and rooms for four. Here, you can find a place that fits your needs and budget.
Whether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate surfer looking for some tips to improve your surfing, Shark's Lodge provides personal and professional surf lessons adapted to each individual. Each student will have enough attention and an optimal learning experience.
Classes are taught by certified surf instructors (ISA) who, thanks to 20 years of experience, are able to teach surfing in a safe and responsible manner so you can enjoy the experience of catching waves.
Each surf lesson takes about two hours. During the first lesson, the surf instructor implements a short safety briefing, giving you a proper introduction to the sport. You will receive the appropriate equipment that fits your needs and level of surfing.
Depending on your level, you will learn to dominate one or more of the following objectives:
Paulo is the director and co-owner of the company. He is Portuguese in over 25 years' experience in the outdoors, professional / vocational training, and expeditions. He was a technical director in the first rafting company in Portugal, director of the three first 500 kilometers 'adventure races, national team member in the Eco-Challenge, coordinator for Outward Bound, and owns two adventure companies in different countries.
Carlos is the head coach for surfing. He is Portuguese with over 30 years' experience of surfing. Started together with Paulo, he lived in the same street since childhood, went to the same school, owned a bar together, and after some years both work together again in Sharks.
Mónica is the technical director. She is Portuguese. MSc in Sports Education, she is responsible for the daily running of all the structures and sports staff.
Peniche is known as the wave capital in Europe due to its exclusive geography, providing the best surfing conditions for more than 300 days per year. This made Peniche widely known for its unique waves as it gave the name to the beach including Supertubos, Lagide, and Baleal. These facts and more led ASP in 2009 to establish one of the World Tour of Surfing stages here and it's also the proscenium to the Rip Curl Pro Peniche.
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During the holiday, you will be provided with daily delicious continental breakfast included in the package, except during the low season. Shark's Lodge also has a restaurant and bar where you can find quick snacks, daily dishes, and a la carte meals so you can restore your energy and be off to find some more waves. Also, make sure to try out the barbecue and Moqueca nights where you will eat and drink Portuguese style.
Limestone cliffs facing the sun, perfect for half a day outing when the surf is flat. From the crags, you can view the beautiful coastline of the Silver Coast, one of the best touristic regions in Portugal. The area is close to the Cabo Carvoeiro lighthouse, one of the most western points in Europe.
Shark’s Lodge does top or bottom rope, some areas are equipped for sports climbing and there is also an area for traditional climbing (Shark’s Lodge does not supply the equipment for this one).
Cross training is a dynamic, full-body workout that consists of functional movements performed at a relatively high intensity and Shark’s Lodge assures you that it will take your fitness to the next level.
Pole dance is a full-body workout and form of performing art which combines resistance training, cardio, and flexibility. Shark’s Lodge will teach you how to perform dance and acrobatic tricks with grace, strength, and sensuality, either suspending your weight or propelling it around a metal pole. The combination of athletic skill and artistic influence makes it incomparable to anything else. It is both dance and sport woven together into one beautiful, athletic art form.
Discover the transparent and amazing underwater world of Berlengas, a small archipelago located about 10 kilometers west of Peniche which is classified as a Nature Reserve since September 3, 1981. Its marine reserve is classified as a "Biosphere Reserve" by the Council of Europe since 2011 and "World Biosphere Reserve" by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The Berlenga Nature Reserve is a unique place due to its transparent sea and underwater treasures. It is a marine reserve and has been classified by the Council of Europe as a "Biosphere Reserve". The archipelago consists of a large island, Berlenga Grande, and some small granite islands and rocks (Estelas and Farilhões) which are situated some 7 miles off the headland of Cabo Carvoeiro to the northwest of Peniche.
The island of Berlenga Grande can be seen from the mainland when there is no sea mist. Here, you will find endemic species of flora, as well as one of the preferred nesting sites for seabirds. Built on a rock adjacent to the Berlenga island and connected to it by a small bridge, there stands the Forte de São João Baptista, a Manueline military fortress built in 1502. The island’s tiny beaches with their clear blue sea are very beautiful and ideal for swimming and diving.
Access to the island is by boat, with departures from Peniche harbor. It takes roughly 30 minutes to reach Berlenga Grande. There is also a restaurant on the island.
Shark’s Lodge offers unique activities like massage, swimming, tennis, and bike rental that you can try during your free time. They also organize barbecue nights.
Lisbon Portela Airport
Transfer available for additional US$113 per person
Please arrive at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). The best way is to get a taxi or shuttle bus from the airport to the central station with the address Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado - Rua das Laranjeiras and then get an “Expresso” bus to Peniche. Once you know what time your bus will arrive at Peniche, please call Shark's Lodge as they will organize your transfer from Peniche bus terminal to the retreat location.
Shark's Lodge also offers airport private service to pick you up at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) on your arrival. The transport fee will be 100 EUR. The pick-up service is also available for those who use the bus to go from Lisbon.
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