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6 Days Peniche Surf Holiday

  • Rua do Salgado, Baleal Sol Village 2, Lote D1, 2520-193 Peniche, Portugal


Exciting Surf Holiday in Portugal

Join Shark’s Lodge for a whole new way to experience surfing combined with professional and experienced instructors who put emphasis on your safety and prioritize the excitement in the water. Portugal is an amazing place to provide your holidays with a privileged location and facilities located in such an exclusive and best surfing spot in Europe. There, you may have the chance to experience beach breaks, reefs, point breaks, and mixed spots.


  • 5 surf lessons
  • Surf insurance during classes
  • Equipment during surf lessons
  • Daily breakfast (except low season)
  • 5 nights shared accommodation
  • Peniche bus terminal transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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Shark's Lodge has a varied accommodation offer that includes three shared rooms (for male, female, or mix) with four bunk beds in each room. All of the bright dormitory rooms feature natural light through large windows, and the rooms are decorated in a surfing theme. 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. Private rooms for 4 or 6 pax and double room. Here, you can find a place that fits your needs and your budget.

Whether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate surfer looking for some tips to improve your surfing, we provide personal, caring, and professional surf lessons adapting the teaching technics to each individual. With relatively small groups, each student will have enough attention and optimal learning experience.

Classes are taught by experienced surfers and certified surf Instructors (ISA) who teach surfing in a safe and responsible manner while ensuring that you have the best time of your life catching waves.

Each surf lesson takes two hours. On the first lesson, the surf instructor implements a short briefing, giving you a proper introduction to the sport of surfing and the science behind it, including a detailed explanation of safety measures that have to be followed.

In a surf program for a week, you will also get photos. Last but not least, you will receive the appropriate equipment that fits your needs and level of surfing. Shark's Lodge has a wide range of surfboards and wetsuits at your disposal.

Shark's Lodge's surf teachers have been introducing beginner surfers to the sport of surfing for close to 20 years. Through its long experience, they have refined their teachings and offer the best beginner courses available anywhere. The multi-day beginner courses are available for everyone.

The lessons

  • Standing on a surfboard and riding waves
  • How to position yourself correctly on the board
  • How to paddle
  • How to stand correctly
  • Technical correction - the surfer’s stance
  • How to keep your speed when riding waves
  • How to catch unbroken waves
  • How to take the drop
  • How to turn
  • How to ride across the waves
  • Etiquette
  • How to read the beach for the best waves, rips and currents
  • How to get started with the right board on your own

Unique activities

  • Cross training
  • Massage
  • Pole dance
  • Swimming-pools
  • Tennis

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 "Supertubos", Lagide and Baleal. These facts and more led ASP in 2009 to establish one of the World Tour of Surfing stage's here and it's also the proscenium to the Rip Curl Pro Peniche.

Nearby places

  • Baia beach, 150 meters
  • Peniche hospital, 3 kilometers
  • Peniche pharmacy, 3 kilometers
  • Supertubos beach, 500 meters
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool
  • Beach
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • ATM / banking nearby
  • Board rental
  • Convenience / grocery store nearby
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Tour assistance

During the holiday, you will be provided with daily delicious breakfast included in the package, except during the low season. Shark's Lodge also has a new restaurant with one of the best chefs of Portugal, António Mauritti, so you are in for a treat.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

Scuba diving

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).

Trip to Berlengas

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.

Other unique activities

Shark’s Lodge offers unique activities like massage, swimming, tennis, pole dance, and cross training that you can try during your free time.

  • 5 nights shared accommodation
  • 5 surf lessons (two hours each lesson)
  • Access to swimming pool
  • Daily breakfast
  • Equipment for surf lessons
  • Full surf accident insurance during the surf classes
  • Surfboard and wetsuit adequate to your needs
  • Transfers to and from the Peniche bus terminal
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Additional activities
  • Lunch and dinner


Lisbon Airport (LIS) - 45 minutes by car

Driving directions from Lisbon

  • Take the A8 Highway and drive North direction Leiria / Porto.
  • Stop at the tool to collect a ticket and pay on the next tool. Drive towards Peniche exiting via the IP6 off-ramp.
  • At the last roundabout (Nossa Senhora da Boa Viagem roundabout) and before you enter Peniche turn right in the direction of Baleal, you’ll find us, when you enter in Sol village II in Rua do Salgado, Lote D1.

Arrival by airplane and public bus

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.

Arrival by airplane and private transfer

Please arrive at the Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Shark's Lodge offers airport private service to pick you up at the Lisbon 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.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Shark’s Lodge an inquiry.


  • Review by a traveler from Barssel, Germany

    "The infrastructure is really well done for all what a surfer needs, wide halls, huge rooms, TV with a USB stick and surf videos, with a little bit of experience surfing you can have really a good experience here. Things that I thing would be better is the food, the staff in general is nice but they can offer a better meals service and the Wi-Fi doesn't work everywhere but people is the to surf at the beach not in the internet."

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  • Review by Louie

    "This surf camp is the best camp in Peniche. Just a few meters away from the beach, especially for beginners surf in a great location, with swimming pool, tennis court, and a lounge area where we spent most of the time when we are not in the water bring perfect place when you learn how to surf like to stay, meet nice people and have a really good time."

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  • Review by Daphne

    "If you're looking for a quiet place to concentrate your only surfing to the right place for you. In special, because you are only a short walk from the best surf spot in Peniche for beginners to pros!"

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  • Review by Nathaniel from Lisbon, Portugal

    "A great pool! Sympathy in attendance! A delicious fish soup. Some rooms are fabulous others are poorly lit / ventilated. A great stay with the taste of surf and beach. 200 meters from the beach."

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  • Review by Hugo from Portugal

    "This Hostel is very well located; it has a swimming pool and beach accessible on foot. The conditions of the rooms are very good, has all the amenities necessary for a good time, with the only drawback for having some light the most. Breakfast is reasonable only sinning by not having hot milk."

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  • Review by Mike from Lisbon, Portugal

    "As the name suggests, a hostel with a surfer feeling young. Tremendous quality-price ratio, with clean facilities and good quality. The pool dimensions are QB and tennis courts have a very careful look. When we return to Peniche, I will definitely stay in this hostel."

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Peniche, Portugal

Shark's Lodge offers whole new way to experience surfing with the help of professional and experienced instructors.

Speaks English

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6 days / 5 nights


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


Low season
  • November - March 


Mid season
  • September, October, April, May, June


High season
  • July - August 

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