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Surf Camp in Portugal

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
Maximum 6 participants
Breakfast included
Airport transfer available

Surf Cascais is an amazing surf camp located in Cascais, the surf town of Lisbon Area. They have affordable packages which is suitable for beginners who want to give surfing a try and intermediates that are eager to improve and polish their surfing skills. The experienced surf instructors can run the surf lesson to suit your own individual ability. Aside from surfing, the camp offers yoga sessions in between. More than a surf camp, feel at home, surf with friends, and live a unique experience.

Meet the instructors

David, José, & Alejandro
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Highlights

  • 2 yoga sessions
  • 5 two-hour surf lessons
  • Surfing materials like board and wetsuit
  • Video or photo coaching in the middle of the week
  • Transport to the beach with the best waves around
  • Daily delicious buffet breakfast
  • 7 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish, English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
Airport transfer available:
Lisbon Portela Airport (US$76 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
11:00

In the really calm village of Murches, the surf villa is located five minutes by car from Guincho beach, the main place where surf lessons are given. The surf villa is divided into six large bedrooms, all designed and furnished to provide maximum comfort and convenience, combined with a unique design. It also offers you a wide and fully equipped kitchen, a beautiful and comfortable garden with two different environments and swimming pool, a living room with TV and several DVDs and a bar with plenty of games where fun and good drinks are guaranteed.

Private rooms

This Surf Villa has two large private rooms that can be set into double or twin rooms. Both are en-suite and have plenty of space and natural light. Each room as unique design to make you feel at home.

Shared rooms

There are four comfortable shared rooms in the camp with four or six beds. All rooms have solid and spacious Portuguese wood bunk beds and large lockers to save your stuff.

Program

Surf Cascais offers unique surf guiding sessions, to make the most of your surf experience. With an experienced surf guide on your side, you will surf the best breaks and secret spots, like a local. They take you to different places, always according to the best conditions, to help you improve your surf skills. They can either collect photo and film material of you or be in the water showing how the spot works and ride the best waves. The surf lessons have a duration of two hours with all material included (board and wetsuit) and full insurance.

Instructors

David Moore
(Surf Coach)
David has a big experience in the surfing world, not only as an experienced surfer but also as a Tourism expert, surf instructor, local guide, dining guru, and all-around point man. Born and raised in Lisbon, David has the local knowledge of where the best waves are, the best parties and restaurants in town and the best Lisbon attractions. Surfing since he was 13 years old and teaching how to surf for the past 10 years, gave him the know-how to be a successful manager of Surf Cascais. He has the Portuguese Surfing Federation Certificate for Surf Instructor and a Degree in Hotel Managment.
José Bica
Bica is one of those persons who feel sports, breathes sports, and lives sports. He is the one teaching and surfing during the weeks and competing in triathlons during the weekends. He is an energy machine ready for all kinds of sports. With his big smile and easygoing humor, the surfing is guaranteed to be fun and easy learning. With 12 years of experience in surfing, he feels as comfortable in the water as on land. And when you get that first wave, standing up, and screaming of happiness, that’s when you see him the happiest too.
Alejandro Van Oppen
Who would think that a guy from Cordoba in the middle of Argentina, would be such a true waterman? After travelling around for 3 years, Alejandro came to Cascais and stayed. With a degree in physical education and a background as a swim teacher, he is made to be in the water. Now working as a certified surf instructor, he gets to enjoy the cold waves of Atlantic every day. He is the guy who pushes the limits of the students in the lesson, making them perform the best they can. Full of Argentinian energy he will make sure you have the best surf lesson of your life.

Location

This surf camp will be held in beautiful Cascais, Portugal. Cascais is a village located 30 minutes from Lisbon. It is one of the most appreciated tourist destinations in Portugal, surrounded by wonderful beaches, gardens, and historic villas so as palaces.

Cascais is also a natural paradise for surfers, with world-class waves all year round. After an amazing surf day, you can have a delicious dinner, choosing one of the many fresh seafood restaurants spread around this village. A sublime cuisine, friendly and hospitable people, world class-waves, and a fantastic weather, makes Cascais a privileged destination.

Nearby places

  • Carcavelos - 15 minutes by car, 25 minutes by train
  • Guincho - 5 minutes by car, 10 minutes by bus
  • Lisbon - 30 minutes
  • Praia Grande - 20 minutes by car, 30 minutes by bus
  • Sao Pedro - 15 minutes by car, 25 minutes by train
  • Sintra - 20 Minutes

Features

Activities

  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Bar
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Kitchen

Services

  • Board rental
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi

Food

Daily buffet breakfast is included in the price. However, the villa has a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare your meals and a fridge where you can store your food. The breakfast menu includes two types of bread (white and dark), ham and cheese, two types of jam, cereals, fresh fruit, fresh orange juice, smoothies (extra price), yogurt, muesli, coffee, milk and more. The surf villa tries their best to serve organic products and those that are locally produced.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Day tour in Lisbon
  • Explore the Cascaise Village
  • Party at night
  • Ride the Lisbon Tram
  • Sailing in Cascais
  • Swimming in the pool villa
  • Visit the Historical Center
  • Visit Sintra which is known as the Capital of Romanticism
  • Watch the Cascais Bay sunset
  • Watch cable TV and DVD's

What's included

  • 5 surf lessons
  • 2 yoga sessions
  • Video and photo coaching
  • Board and wetsuit
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Insurance
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transport from Cascais center on check in / out days
  • Transport to the beach

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Fees for additional activities
  • Transfer services to and from the airport
  • Lunch and dinner

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon International Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

Cost of airport transfer is 55 EUR maximum of four persons and 65 EUR for five to ten person per trip. To avail of this, Surf Cascais requires the flight number, arrival hour in Lisbon International Airport (LIS), and a phone number to contact you in case of delays. Please request your transfer with at least 48 hours in advance.

Arrival by train

Take the Metro (Red line) on the airport and go to Alameda station. In Alameda station, you have to change from the Red line to the Green Line and go until the last stop in Cais do Sodré. In Cais do Sodré take the train all the way to the last stop that is Cascais. From the train station to Surf Cascais Welcome Center / Shop is a 10-minute walk. From the Welcome Center to the Villa, a free ride will be provided.

Arrival by taxi

From Lisbon International Airport (LIS), you can inform the driver to take you to Cascais Surf Villa Rua Fernando Pessoa 26, Alcabideche 2750 - 012, Cascais. It takes more or less 35 to 40 minutes and costs during the day around 40 EUR and during the night around 45 EUR for the ride.

Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport Airport transfer available: Lisbon Portela Airport (US$76 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 15 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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