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Wonderful Surf Camp Lisbon

All difficulty levels
Instruction in English
Breakfast included

Surflab Lisbon House is happy to welcome you in one of the coolest cities in Europe, Lisbon. Experience a combination of a great surfing and a fascinating city that is famous for its stories and culture. Find a huge variety of waves and beaches that will make you love to surf in Lisbon during your stay. What are you waiting for? Book your surf camp now and unite yourself with the beach of Portugal!

Highlights

  • 3-day surf classes
  • Use of surf equipment
  • Perfectly beautiful and ideal surf spots
  • Transport to the best surf spots
  • 3 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Barbeque facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Terrace

During this surf camp, you will stay in Surflab Lisbon House. This house is facilitated with one living area, a fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, fantastic lounge terrace with a barbecue grill, and two small balconies. You can choose to stay in a single, shared, or double room.

Single room

The room is very cozy with a single bed. The decoration of this room reminds of Lisbon's traditional elements and surfing. The big glass door leads you to a small balcony with the morning sun. This room is perfect for both a weekend and a longer stay with surfing and discovering Lisbon.

Shared room

The room offers two bunk beds and reading lights. You will be welcomed by a magnificent photo of Garrett McNamara surfing a giant wave in Nazaré. The picture is signed by the master himself. The two lower beds are covered with curtains providing private space.

Double room

The room offers two beds. In particular, the beautiful tiles from the 17th century known as azulejos are an eye-catcher. They give a touch of the real Lisbon alongside two vintage chairs that complete the look.

Program

Beginner

In the beginner level, you will get to know everything related to the material such as a surfboard, suit, leash, etc. You will also need to know the proper use of the surfing equipment and the safety rules involved in this water sport. Besides the strong practical component, the importance of a proper sea observation regarding the conditions and local practice will be emphasized in order to avoid ocean rip currents or other risk factors that may put your health in a danger. A qualified instructor will ensure to verify that the beach conditions are appropriate so that the class will take place on a safe spot.

At this stage, you will take waves correctly, put yourself standing on the board, keep balance, train to ride a wave, and practice simple turning. These techniques are the start to enjoy and to experience unique sensations this fantastic sport provides its practitioners with.

Program

  • Material presentation
  • Safety standards
  • Sea observation
  • Paddling
  • In-side surfing
  • Catching the wave
  • Take-off balance
  • Wipe-out
  • Directions / turns

Intermediate

In the intermediate level, you will be taught the basic maneuvers of surfing and the development of your ability to surf outside. The techniques such as duck-dive, priority in waves, or various types of existing waves are developed at this stage to ensure you a phased and organized learning. In this level, the video that records surfers’ performances will be introduced. This session is an important tool for more and better training.

Program

  • Types of wave introduction
  • Selection of waves to catch
  • Suitable material
  • Front side / back side technique
  • Duck-dive
  • Surfing outside
  • Get in into the wall of the wave
  • Different types of drops
  • Trimming
  • Bottom turn
  • Off-the-lip
  • Cut back
  • Snap
  • Floater
  • Re-entry

Advanced

This advanced level is characterized by a detailed embodiment of intermediate difficulty maneuvering, heat simulations, and a so-called “Advanced Maneuvers”. The important development points of this level are proper wave ridings where you will perform different types of maneuvers as well as the various ways to generate and maintain speed. Training will be carried out in order to prepare surfers for a competition. Furthermore, video monitoring will always present at this level. Sessions will be held at places other than Costa de Caparica in order to develop skills on the most diverse types of waves. Therefore, the instructors can ensure your greater and better development.

Program

  • Motoric coordination
  • Tube technique
  • Video performance analysis / DVD
  • Tail-slide
  • 360 technique
  • Reverse
  • Round-house-cut-back
  • Use and maintain the speed of the board
  • Maneuver sequences
  • Aerial techniques
  • Domain of personal boundaries in big waves
  • Behavior in crowd situations
  • Competition rules
  • Anxiety domain in line-up
  • Strategies and confidence under pressure from a Heat
  • Behaviors in competition

Instructors

Nuno Pombo
IPDJ (Portuguese Sports Institute) (Surf Coach)
Nuno Pombo is an experienced surfer both in educational and competitive level. He has surfed in many countries such as Indonesia, Morocco, Spain, Peru, France, the Azores, Madeira, Sri Lanka, etc. Nuno enrolled at IPDJ (Portuguese Sports Institute). There, he got Coach Surfing and Bodyboarding Level I in 2001 and Surf Coach Level II in 2003. He is a director of ASCC Surf School from 2002 to 2005, surfing champion of Portugal Cup 2001, and winner of several stages in the Inter-regional circuit of Costa Mesa and Surf Clube Sesimbra.
Diogo de Menzes
Diogo is one of SurfLab's surf instructors. He graduated in Psychology and specialized in Sport Psychology.

Location

Lisbon is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe. The city highly benefits from its perfect location at the Atlantic Ocean. Lisbon is located near one of the world’s surf reserves, Ericeira, and the world-famous surf spot, Peniche. Furthermore, Lisbon offers wonderful beaches with the best conditions for surfing.

There are various types of spots and waves that offer great surf experiences all around the year from Praia das Bicas located in the beautiful village of Meco along the coast of Caparica and Cascais until Praia Grande located in Sintra. Besides, Lisbon is also a historical city with characteristic and surprising sights, cultural treasures, and beautiful places deemed to be a paradise for walkers and photographers. With a thriving nightlife, Lisbon has established a reputation as one of the biggest party capitals in Europe.

Nearby places

  • Ericeira, 50 kilometers
  • Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) - 5 minutes
  • Sete Rios bus station - 5 minutes
  • The surfing beaches of Costa da Caparica or Cascais - 20 minutes

Food

Daily breakfast and a standard menu at Da Wave beach front bar will be prepared for you. Moreover, Surflab Lisbon House is facilitated with a fully equipped self-catering kitchen so that you can cook your own meals to re-energize your body.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

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

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
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)

  • Barbecue or eat sushi
  • Enjoy Lisbon’s nightlife
  • Explore the city of Alfama
  • Explore Torre de Belém and Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
  • Feira da Ladra visit
  • Get tattoos
  • Night guidance
  • Paddle surfing
  • Saint George's Castle visit
  • Sintra weekly tour
  • Traditional shopping in Chiado and Baixa
  • Walking tours
  • Yoga

What's included

  • 3-day surf classes
  • Use of surf equipment
  • Transport to the best surf spots
  • Daily breakfast
  • Standard menu at Da Wave
  • 3 nights' accommodation

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Surflab Lisbon House can transfer you from the airport to the surf camp at an additional cost. Please contact Surflab Lisbon House for more information.

Arrival by bus

The nearby bus station is Sete Rios. If you want to be picked up once you arrive at the nearby bus station, Surflab Lisbon House can transfer you from the station to the surf camp. Please contact Surflab Lisbon House for more information.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% 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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