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Portugal Praia das Maçãs Surf Camp

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Airport transfer available

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In two of the most beautiful and emblematic beaches of Sintra, Praia das Maçãs and Praia Grande; is a surf school that offers lessons to experienced and inexperienced surfers of all ages. Surf At Praia das Maçãs Surf School takes pleasure in teaching every single aspect of surfing in the easiest, most secure, and fun way. The team will be proud to be the one who pushed you on your first wave and to see your evolution making sure that your experience will be the one-time memory that you will never forget about Portugal!

Meet the instructors

Goncalo & Pedro
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Highlights

  • 5 surfing lessons
  • Learn from highly qualified and skilled instructors
  • Surf camp for all levels in an incredible surfing spot
  • The camp is certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation
  • Transportation to the best surf spots will be provided
  • Free use of equipment adapted to your level
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$59 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
Check-out Time:
11:30

Facilities

  • Volleyball court
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Honesty bar
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Meditation garden
  • Multilingual staff
  • Picnic area
  • Restaurant
  • Smoke-free property
  • Terrace
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio
  • ATM / banking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Child care
  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Newspapers
  • Wireless internet
  • Outdoor shower

You are offered hostel accommodation in family, twin, or double rooms with ensuite bathrooms and dormitory rooms with 4, 6, or 8 beds including ensuite bathrooms. All beds have heavenly Nordic duvet covers, crispy linen, and a small locker compartment to put your belongings away. Bring a padlock or purchase one at the reception.

In the campers lounge, you will find a kitchen to cook and a fridge to store your groceries. Make good use of the barbecue and enjoy the wonderful Sintra nights. Also, you can relax at the hostel living room, read that book that you wanted to finish for many weeks, and/or just be outside on one of the many terraces and decks and enjoy the special Sintra ocean air.

If you want, you could book your yoga in advance so they are able to secure the classes for you. Everybody is welcome, whether a beginner or a pro, and classes can always be taught at least in English and Portuguese. German and French surf and bodyboard classes are also available.

Program

All year, every day and until the timetable determined under the sea condition and tidal team, Surf At Praia das Maçãs and Surf At Praia Grande surf school sessions have lasting 2-hour lessons. These lessons come with a ratio of one instructor for every five students in order to waive the required attention and instruction to each student.

All equipment is included and adapted to the level of each surfer. These highly skilled and experienced instructors know all the surrounding breaks and will take you there according to the best conditions. The instructors will paddle out with the students and explain each rip current and where to position oneself on the lineup. All equipment, insurance, and transfer if you need to move to other beaches, are included.

Instructors

Goncalo Cabral

Pedro Marques

Location

Aldeia da Praia sits right between a sandy pine forest and the two Sintra beaches of Praia das Maçãs and Praia Grande. It is a seven-minute walk from the camp to both destinations with fine, white sand where the waves are rolling in. At sunset, you will have the most beautiful view with the sun disappearing into the sea. You'll find a common kitchen, supermarket, and a few cafés and restaurants, all around the Aldeia da Praia where the hostel is located.

Surf conditions

Surf spot:

 Lisbon District

Monthly wave size

Best months for beginner surfers

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Best months for advanced surfers

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Food

Upon requests and with additional costs, the surf house offers a Portuguese standard breakfast with fresh bread, fruit, and treats. There is a supermarket in the camp and there are also some amazing options to eat at the camp like a sushi restaurant, rustic pizzas, pasta, burgers, and an artisanal beer bar.

Things to do (optional)

  • 5 additional surf lessons at extra cost
  • Yoga lessons
  • Bicycle rental

What's included

  • 5 surf lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transport/transfers to a different beach

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Yoga classes
  • All meals
  • Roundtrip airport transfers
  • Additional activities

How to get there

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Driving directions

Just 8 kilometers out of Sintra, you will find the village in between the beaches of Praia Grande and Praia das Maçãs. When coming from Sintra, take a right in Colares, heading towards Praia das Maçãs for 2 kilometers. Go straight on the round-about (first exit) and after 200 meters, you'll find the hostel and glamping, Aldeia da Praia, to your right.

Arrival by bus

If you take the bus from Sintra Portela station, catch the 441 (to Praia das Maçãs) and get off at the roundabout where Telepizza is. The stop is called Ponte Rodizio. The venue is just in front of there. You will see already the tall water tower painted all in white. Alternatively, you can take the 439 (direction Praia Grande) and walk for 5 minutes down the hill.

Arrival by train

From the Lisbon Airport, take the metro, three stops to Oriente train station and from there, catch the train to Sintra Portela. From there, take the 441 bus as indicated above or take the antique tram (the eléctrico) that rides you right into the center of Sintra in a wonderfully slow 45-minute ride in the red, antique cable car (only during summertime).

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$59 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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Season information
Low season
  • November 2021 – February 2022
Midseason
  • April – June
  • September – October
High season
  • July –  August

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