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Unforgettable Surf Camp in Portugal

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Instruction in English
Maximum 16 participants
Breakfast included

Escape the office, school, or the bad weather and stay with The Kitesurf Lodge! They’ll make sure you’ll get your daily dose of kiting. This package is carefully selected to provide you a perfect week with lots of beach, sun, and activities. The packages include all kite equipment and are heavily discounted and are available for everyone.

Highlights

  • 15-hour kite rental
  • IKO license renewed
  • Introduction to surf spots
  • Enjoy kitesurfing in the Obidos lagoon
  • Assistance from kite instructors
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Skill level

  • Advanced

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 16
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Table tennis
  • Barbeque facilities
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge

You will staying at the dorm in The Kitesurf Lodge which is a luxury kite villa at the biggest salt water lagoon of Europe. The Kitesurf Lodge includes two kitchens, three bathrooms, five private rooms, one eight- bed dormitory, outdoor swimming pool, garden, and living room. The ground floor is a big studio with eight dorm beds, kitchen, bathroom, table tennis, and doors that opens directly to the pool.

On the first floor, you can find the entrance to the Kitesurf Lodge and it holds three guest rooms, a kitchen, bathroom, and a shared living room. The second floor includes a bathroom and the two biggest guest rooms which have a view over the lagoon. It is located five-minute walk from the lagoon, ocean, beach bars, and shops.

Program

During the eight days, you will have access to 15 hours of kite rental and assistance of kite instructors who will also provide you information on the surf spots. Please note that a rental kitesurf camp is only provided to experienced kiters that possess a license that shows their independent kite level and insurance that covers any material damage when used. The Kitesurf Lodge is an IKO affiliated school. Therefore they provide kitesurf courses according to the IKO lesson program where safety, fun and progression are the key factors.

The Obidos Lagoon

Water

The Obidos lagoon is the biggest salt water lagoon of Europe and therefore the safest kitesurf spot to teach and learn kitesurfing. The lagoon has shallow water and from time to time some choppy waves. Because of the shallow water there is no danger of being dragged out while you’re of the board. But when you’ve got the hang of staying on the board you’ll find this kitesurf spot has conditions perfect to start practicing your first jumps.

Wind

The wind is most of the time cross onshore which makes this lagoon very safe for inexperienced kitesurfers. There is no channel that will drag you out into open water and wind conditions are quite stable if you compare them with other kitesurf spots across Portugal and southern Europe. When the wind is coming from North-West, it’s immediately from the ocean so it has the minimum amount of gusts.

Dangers

Since the wind direction is never towards the Ocean, the Obidos lagoon has no channel, the water is shallow and the mouth of the lagoon is made of sand instead of rocks, the only dangerous factors at this kitesurf spot are how responsible you are yourself and how careful your fellow water sport enthusiasts are.

Wave spots

Water

Next to the lagoon lies the Atlantic Ocean. From the lagoon till Peniche are amazing kitesurf spots to enter the waves with your directional. The water is rather cold most of the year (so be sure to pack a 4/3 wetsuit), but for the experienced kiters that want to have some fun at a variety of kitesurf spots; waves are pretty much guaranteed here.

Wind

For those who want to kite in the Ocean The Kitesurf Lodge recommends to go in the summer. In summer (on average) the wind over the different kitesurf spots will be strongest in these months. If the wind direction is north there will be a possibility to go downwind all the way to Peniche.

Dangers

When you want to kite on the different kitesurf spots at the Ocean, The Kitesurf Lodge shouldn’t need to inform you too much about the dangers and risks, but for all that want some extra information about specific kitesurf spots, please come by The Kitesurf Lodge and they will happily tell you about our experiences.

Instructors

Kaj
Since Kaj started kitesurfing in 2008, he was hooked to the sport and he knew that this would change his life. After having a small kitesurf school in the Netherlands he searched for an adventure and went on a road trip through Europe. He loves to kitesurf in Portugal and fell in love with this country. The nature, the food, the Portuguese culture and the perfect kitesurf conditions make the silver coast a true paradise.
Jorginho
Jorginho is passionate about water sports and nature from a very small age. He has been a kite surfer since 2003, a kite instructor since 2008, and a manager of several schools in different countries. Now, he is in Portugal and managing his own kitesurf school in one of the best spots in Europe.
Jip
Kitesurfing has been Jip’s hobby since the first few meters he made on a kiteboard. After discovering the endless possibilities within the sport, his passion for kitesurfing has grown larger and becoming an instructor is only a natural step for him. He was born and raised in a small town in Groningen, the Netherlands, but he is currently studying hotel and event management in Utrecht. Doing an internship at the Kitesurf Lodge gives him the amazing opportunity to combine his study and his hobby.

Location

This surf camp is located in Obidos lagoon, Portugal. The area of the town of Óbidos is located on a hilltop and encircled by a fortified wall. Óbidos remains a rather well-preserved example of medieval architecture. Due to its streets, squares, walls, and its castle it is a popular tourist destination. The castle now houses a pousada. The municipality is also home to the famous Praia D’el Rey golf complex. This is probably one of the top golf resorts in Europe, and Royal Óbidos - Spa & Golf Resort.

Obidos is about 10 minutes drive and is a beautiful medieval town with a castle that has been kept in mint conditions. In case you come with a (rental) car there are many beautiful sights to see, spots to explore and cities to visit. The climate is very pleasant and excellent to do sports. On average the temperature is around 20 degrees in spring and autumn and goes up to 25 till 30 degrees in summer. After the sun sets (which creates a magical ambiance and sight at our many beaches) the fresh influence from the ocean makes perfect conditions to sleep so you can wake up fresh for a new day of kitesurfing at Portugal’s Bom Sucesso beach.

Nearby places

  • Caldas da rainha, 20 kilometers
  • Lisbon, 80 kilometers
  • Nazare, 50 kilometers
  • Peniche, 30 kilometers
  • Sao Martinho do Porto, 40 kilometers

Food

This surf camp includes daily breakfast. Portugal and especially this region is famous for its seafood, but for every diet, there is a suitable solution.

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)

When not kitesurfing you can try your hand in surfing, stand up paddling (SUP), kayaking, paragliding, mountain biking, or some golf.

What's included

  • 5 days of kite rental
  • Spot introduction
  • Assistance from kite instructors
  • Renewed IKO license
  • Daily breakfast
  • 7 nights' accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Drinks
  • Travel expenses
  • Kite rental beyond 5 days

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
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