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8 Days Exciting Surf Camp in Santa Cruz, Portugal

Surf2smile Surf Camp, Rua do Juncal, Vivenda Miro, Povoa Penafirme, 2560-046 Santa Cruz, Torres Vedras, Portugal

Exciting Surf Camp Portugal

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The whole concept of Surf2Smile's surf camp and yoga is based on adventure, safety, and fun. Being based between Peniche and Ericeira, the location plays a great role here since the area offers perfect learning conditions in uncrowded and friendly environment. Whether you are a beginner or intermediate surfer, Surf2Smile's instructors will take your surfing to the next level with systematic exercises, personal approach, and in safe and fun conditions.


  • Daily surf lessons
  • Video session and analysis
  • Qualified and friendly surf coaches
  • Complimentary use of surfboard and wetsuit
  • Transportation from and to the beach
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Accident insurance

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Surf2Smile surf camp has 3 double / twin bedrooms, 3 shared rooms for 4 or 6 persons, fully equipped kitchen, dining area, several bathrooms, large and cozy living room with fire place, and lots of space outside. Linen, blankets, and towels are also provided during your stay. The large living room is equipped with a TV, DVD player, and stereo to ensure a relaxing atmosphere. Surf2Smile is the place where you feed your soul, relax your mind, and enlighten your heart. The rooms use feng shui and interior design principles to stimulate beneficial energy and good vibe.


  • Idyllic garden with palm trees
  • Big swimming pool
  • Barbecue area
  • Living room
  • Slack line
  • Hammock
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Board games


Learn to surf or improve your level in authentic location with professional surf coaching. With Surf2Smile's enthusiastic and personal approach, you will experience exciting and fun sessions on the waves. They offer surf lessons for all levels. Classes consist of theoretical and practical part and are given in small groups. Besides practicing in the water, they also carry out dry-land training sessions backed up by video analysis for you to see your performance. Teaching methods include video analysis and 2 surf yoga sessions. Surf2Smile will make sure that at the end of the day, everyone leaves the beach with a taste of salt water and a big smile on their face.

Surf lesson

Surf2Smile will construct every surf lesson in a way for you to know exactly why you are learning a specific skill and how it will improve your surfing abilities. You will train surfing techniques, learn all about waves, weather, tides, currents, and other related topics. You will be coached directly in the water where every move will be demonstrated. A lot of attention is given to safety and ocean characteristics. The instructor will take you to the most appropriate surf breaks according to your personal level of surfing and provide you with the most proper equipment which will be available to you for your entire stay.

Video analysis

This is an important coaching tool and a crucial part of the surf lessons. After the session in the water, you will watch the footage on the big screen in Surf2Smile's surf house where your instructor will evaluate your performance and give you tips on how to improve faster.

Note: There are no lessons on Sundays.


Santa Cruz is a small, peaceful town with excellent position by the Atlantic Ocean. It is situated between Ericeira and Peniche and approximately 45-minute drive away from Lisbon. The surf camp is located in a traditional Portuguese village away from mass tourism and within walking distance to the town and the beach which is one of the most pristine in Portugal. This gives guests an opportunity for a unique surfing and cultural experience. The center of the village has many restaurants, cafes, local grocery stores, and ATM. On the beach, there are a few restaurants and cafes. It is a very peaceful place during the year. Meanwhile in summer, it gets quite lively with several concerts and beach events.

Nearby places

  • Lisbon - 45 minutes by car
  • Traditional restaurants, 300 meters


There are several traditional restaurants, snack bars, a bakery, and a take-away chicken all within 300 meters from the surf camp. Most of Surf2Smile’s guests eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the nearby village. Apart from this, Surf2Smile organizes fish or seafood barbecues on the beach or at the surf house and one group dinner per week in a typical Portuguese restaurant. Also, the surf house is self-catering with all the facilities to prepare your own meals.

Things to do (optional)

  • Enjoy many festivals and concerts
  • Paragliding
  • Shaping room tour
  • Visit Cabo da Roca
  • Visit medieval town of Obidos
  • Visit the magical city of Sintra

What's included

  • 2 surf yoga sessions, only from June to September
  • 6 days three-hour surf lesson
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Bicycle and long skate rental
  • Bus station transfer
  • Fully qualified and friendly surf coaches
  • Insurance cover for surf classes
  • Surfboard and wetsuit rental
  • Transport to the beach
  • Video session and individual analysis for each student

What's not included

  • Meals

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Surf2Smile can pick you up at the airport at an additional cost.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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