8 Days Full of Fun Surf Holiday Portugal

  • Shark's Lodge, Rua do Salgado-Baleal Sol Village II, Lote D1, Peniche, Portugal

Exciting Surf Holiday in Portugal

Join Shark’s Lodge for a whole new way to experience surfing with professional 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.

Highlights

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

  • Peniche hospital, 3 kilometers
  • Peniche pharmacy, 3 kilometers
  • Baia beach, 150 meters
  • Supertubos beach, 500 meters

During the holiday, you will be provided with daily delicious breakfast included in the package. Shark's Lodge also has a restaurant so you are in for a treat.

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).

Stand up paddle boarding

You can also learn how to SUP with the help of certified instructors who are familiar with the various beach breaks and local conditions. They also have the best rental gear you can find for your SUP vacations.

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 surf lessons with equipment
  • 7 nights shared accommodation
  • Access to swimming pool
  • Daily breakfast (except low season)
  • Full surf accident insurance during the surf classes
  • Surfboard and wetsuit adequate to your needs
  • Transfers to and from the Peniche bus terminal
  • Airfare
  • Additional activities
  • Airport transfer
  • Lunch and dinner

Distances

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.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

Testimonials

  • Review by Marcello Mezzabirra Pinna
    10 out of 10

    "woowwwww !!!! ... it's just .... WONDERFUL !!!! My best compliments !!!! :)"

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  • Review by Gustavo Dias
    10 out of 10

    "The world is a small place... here you always find a friend."

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  • Review by João Carlos Paulo
    10 out of 10

    "Nice place to stay and surf."

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  • Review by Channah Florence
    10 out of 10

    "Great hostel, friendly staff and best surf teacher (Mario)!!"

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  • Review by Jo White
    10 out of 10

    "You must come so helpful, friendly, great equipment, amazing surf and nothing too much trouble!"

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  • Review by Karolina Jarosz
    10 out of 10

    "Great team, perfect location, amazing atmosphere, ineffable surf <3"

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  • Review by Ricardo Nascimento
    10 out of 10

    "What a spot !!!! Lovely people !!! Nice energy!!! Good people !!!! From Caracas �� até breve pessoal ✌�️✌�✌�"

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  • Review by Carina Bö a
    10 out of 10

    "Best Holidays ever! The whole Team was friendly, I felt being part of some kind of family. The atmosphere was unique and my private room was clean. There is a kitchen where you can cook and come in contact with other guests that is really nice! My Surf teacher was also a nice guy and the surf lessons in small groups a lot of fun! I will come back!"

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  • Review by Cláudia Dias
    10 out of 10

    "Amazing friendly staff, fun culture and interaction with clients. Excellent location and superb surf lessons. To repeat! :)"

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  • Review by Philip Marsolais
    10 out of 10

    "Fantastic hostel ! Highly recommended if you are coming to peniche. The staff is super accommodating and nice and the facilities are great. The surf instructor Mario Matos is the man. I highly recommend taking lessons with him if you are staying at the hostel. He knows the area like the back of his hand and will bring you to all the best spots as well as get you up and running on waves in no time ! All in all really happy with my experience here. Thanks guys it was a pleasure ;)"

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  • Review by Matteo Mazzoni
    10 out of 10

    "The place is well located between Peniche and Baleal and the beach is only a short 5 minute walk away. Staff are friendly and helpful. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend to anybody looking for a chilled out week of surfing on the coast of Portugal."

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  • Review by Niels Thorkild Levinsen
    10 out of 10

    "Just returned from this place and this is the best experience i've had in a long time! Super warm, friendly and welcoming staff make you feel at home, and opens up the chance to meet new and interesting people. The hiring of lessons and equipment was easy, fair priced, and they are always ready to make the best solution for your personal needs. I spend (way) to much money in the excellent restaurant on 1st floor connected to the hostel, where you get the food from on of the best chef's in Portugal for very few money, seriously NO need to visit restaurants in Peniche or Baleal."

    "I was only supposed to stay in this hostel for 5 days but ended up spending furthermore 3 days, because I loved it so much, and a lot of the other guests i talked with, was just as impressed as i was. Many people regretted they didn't booked more nights. I lived in the boys dorm, with great cleaning and not very full. This place is both for the pro surfer, the family that wanna spend some beach time together and for travellers that only needs a bed for the night."

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  • Review by Marije Bakker
    10 out of 10

    "I've had the best time here! Met so many nice people (both other guests and staff) and just had a superrelaxed time. The surfing was great and Marcos is a fab teacher, yoga was good because yoga teacher Marcos prepared courses which fitted really well after the surfing. And I absolutely LOVED the food at Kuk restaurante. Antonio is an amazing chef and he is so passionated about food. As a foodie it was heaven, because he taught me how to make some delicious Portuguese dishes. Very inspiring how he talks about food!!"

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  • Review by Sam Hows
    10 out of 10

    "A fantastic experience.The owner has done a wonderful job to create this Hidden Gem in Peniche. A quiet yet beautiful location with a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. I liked the flexibility of the surfing / yoga schedule which allowed you to pick/ choose when you'd like to participate. I loved that everyone that stayed/ worked there were all from different countries but all had a love for surfing. "

    "The surfing instructor was fantastic for all levels of skill and the beach was ideal for learning. There were also many other beaches for experienced surfers. "

    "Breakfast was included and was delicious! "

    "The resturant on site "Kuk resturante" was amazing!! The chef was fantastic and creative with fresh foods/herbs and spices.. And so so accommodating to guests... "

    "Such great value for money also."

    "I had only planned on staying a few nights but immediately extended my stay."

    "Highly recommend"

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  • Review by a traveler from Barssel, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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
    10 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by Henning Neunzehnhundertneun
    10 out of 10

    "Haben uns eine Woche lang mehr als Wohl gefühlt! Alle Leute waren sehr herzlich und zuvorkommend! Der gebuchte Surfkurs fand mit höchsten 7 Leuten statt. Meistens sogar weniger, was natürlich sehr hilfreich zu Beginn ist.Wir würden jeder Zeit wieder kommen!"

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  • Review by Marco António Rodriguez Reguera
    10 out of 10

    "Optimo local para passar uns dias em excelente ambiente...Muito simpáticos. Continuação ...Obrigado"

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  • Review by Mélanie Martin-Zeiter
    10 out of 10

    "J ai passe une semaine hors du temps. Surf, yoga, ballade à vélo, découverte de la région, de l océan. C était une première pour moi et certainement pas la dernière."

    "��✨☀️�� Une belle énergie dégage de cet endroit! Merci"

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  • Review by Xavier Lambert
    10 out of 10

    "Super endroit pour apprendre le surf à Peniche à 5min de la plage et avec une magnifique piscine. Un grand merci à Adélaïde qui a permis à mes enfants de 8 et 4 ans de surfer leur première vague!"

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  • Review by Marco Schwab
    10 out of 10

    "Une magnifique semaine au rythme de l'océan. Un super accueil et du super surf. Can't wait to come back again."

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Peniche, Portugal

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

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8 days / 7 nights

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This vacation is available all year round with arrival on Saturday.

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