Da Silva Surfcamp (Lourinhã, Portugal)

Da Silva Surfcamp (Lourinhã, Portugal) starstarstar

Permit number 8651/AL

Rua Por do Sol N° 21, Praia da Areia Branca, Lourinha, Peniche Area, 2530-077, Portugal
Tel: +351 261 461 515,
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Booking on request
Prices from 340.00€  per week
Average Rating: 9.7
Total Votes:23
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You are cordially invited to spend an unforgettably wonderful surfing holiday in our surf camp. You will quickly and safely learn how to surf, and additionally get an intense impression of the Portuguese lifestyle and culture. We would like to introduce you to the “spirit of surfing“ standing for harmony among the surfers, respect for nature, ocean and culture of the respective country. Our typically Portuguese country house is surrounded by nature without any road traffic in the neighbourhood. The property is bordered by fields, granting a magnificent view to the landscape which stretches to the opposite villages. From the very large sun terrace you may take a look at the blue sea and the beach Praia da Areia Branca; in the evening you may enjoy dreamlike sunsets. Although you are close to the Atlantic Ocean, you have the feeling of being in the countryside far away of the beach life’s hustle and bustle. Nevertheless you will always reach the beach within short to take a break in one of the comfortable beach cafés, visit a good restaurant, pay a visit to surf shops or to have a party. Apart from the common dinners, we also organize spontaneous barbecue parties with campfire, which are often joined by some of our friends. When we are all sitting together around the campfire, it often happens that someone suddenly starts playing his guitar - the evening will surely take far longer than planned. Thus it is easy to get in contact with locals, so that you will soon feel integrated as member of the surfing team.

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Location and surf conditions
Country house in perfectly calm rural surroundings; 12km south of Peniche, 65km north of Lisbon, resort „Praia there Areia Branca “with cafés, restaurants and nightlife only 2km far away, sand beach with several excellent beach breaks 2km far away, ideal for beginners, district town Lourinhã (post office, bank, pharmacy, hospital) in a distance of 4km, bus stop 2km far away (express bus Lisbon-Peniche).

Camp character

The average age of the participants in our surf camp is approx. 20-25 years, but there are also younger and sometimes also significantly older people who are taught surfing. Sometimes even complete families stay with us joining one course. Max. 18 persons can live in our camp; that means it is a rather small house with familiar atmosphere. Due to the quiet area it is easy to relax here. The outdoor area (garden) is very large, so that you will always find there a nice spot just for you. Although we are Portuguese, German is mainly spoken. But we also speak English quite well, a bit of Spanish and of course we do speak Portuguese very well. As there is no road traffic far and wide, our camp is most suitable for children. Dogs are also welcome.

Camp operator
The surf camp is owned by Daniel Wohlang da Silva, born in Hamburg in 1967, grown up in Berlin with his parents (his mother being a native from Hamburg and his father being a Portuguese from Lisbon). All his life Daniel spent each summer holiday in Praia da Areia where he discovered a passion for surfing only at the age of 20 years. As this was 24 years ago, he can well be described as „old hand“. Since 2011 he has been conducting the surf camp with his Portuguese friend Ana Lucia.


Accommodation types
- Surf hostel (Bed + breakfast)
–camping also possible
– located in a quiet countryside with ocean views, beach in a distance of 2 km
– double rooms, multi-bed rooms, apartments, bungalows, holiday homes, caravans, tents
– parking space available, internet (W-Lan), SAT-TV, table tennis, football tables, skaters’ park in a distance of 3 km
– incl. bed-clothes and towels
– electrical adapter needed? NO
- valuable goods can be deposited
– non-smoking accommodation (smoking only permitted outside)!
- Breakfast every day: included in the price
– twice a week barbecue party with campfire: included in the price
– kitchen for self-catering available
– in-house cook where meals can be ordered (against payment)
– low-priced restaurant and café only 300m far away
– all meals are suitable for vegetarians/allergic persons.


Surf course details
Every morning our guests are picked up from our surf camp to be taken to the beach which offers the best waves in the surroundings. The surfing course comprises 20 hours per week with 2 sessions each day, incl. packed lunch on the beach. During the week-end all surfing equipment is available at your free disposal. Our surfing instructors only speak Portuguese and English. But that’s not a problem at all, as mainly practical lessons are given in which most of the things are either demonstrated or explained by using gestures. Until now we have never faced any communication problems between instructors and pupils. It also possible to book our surfing courses without staying in our surf camp.

Surf materials
NSP surfboards are used in our surfing courses. Surfboards and wetsuits are included in the price. We recommend to bring your own Lycra-shirt with you. This is all what is needed. Fiberglass-boards are held at the disposal of advancers. During the week-end all surfing equipment is at your disposal free of charge. Rental fee for surfboards: 3 days  40 EUR / 7 days 80 EUR; Rental fee for wetsuits:3 days 30 EUR / 7 days 60 EUR; short board/Malibu + Wetsuit:3 days 60 EUR / 7 days 120 EUR
Other activities
Following the surfing course you are always offered the opportunity of joint activities. There are almost unlimited possibilities as for example: bike tours – skateboard sessions in the skaters’ park of Lourinhã – trips to nearby interesting places (Peniche, Óbidos, Lisbon, etc...) – visit of a surfboard-shaper – boat trip to the Berlengas (all-day) – dinner in typical restaurants – campfire with guitar music and singing – spontaneous barbecue parties – visit of popular bars, clubs and discos in the neighbourhood – night hikes – and many other offers….. There is no fixed program, but we discuss on the spot what you would like to do most. We will then comply with the majority’s decision. We are responsible for the trip in our shuttle-bus. Any costs arising at the respective destination are to be borne by you. Everything is voluntary and will be agreed on the spot spontaneously and individually.



Breaks directly at the main spot and at nearby spots
The sand beach of Praia da Areia Branca is located in a distance of 2km to our surf camp. The beach extending to more than 5-6 km offers numerous lonely beach breaks. In the north you will find 2-3 bays with excellent reef breaks for advanced surfers.

The water is rather cold (approx. 18°C) – very pleasing at the high temperatures outside. A light breeze – preferably offshore - is often blowing. There are waves at all times. Be sure that we will always take you to that beach which offers the most suitable waves in the whole area.

Our surf spots are not as well-known as the surf spots of Peniche (although they are located only 12 km south of them). Our surfing courses principally take place at surf spots where on the one hand no other surfing school gives lessons and on the other hand where will be no other further surfers. Thus confrontations with local surfers are excluded. Apart from the fact that we ourselves are locals and know all people in the water. Advancers who are surfing with us at the respective spots are accepted as our friends and respected by the other locals.


Activities and facilities
65km north to Lisbon, 12 km south of Peniche, culturally very interesting, many castles, palaces, churches and cathedrals, many old towns with town walls etc. Accepted currency is Euro. The living costs are substantially lower than in Germany, particularly with regard to catering. A hospital and several pharmacies are located in the district town which is 3km far away. There is no need of particular vaccinations.


Ways to get to the camp
Arrival: flying to Lisbon (65km), then taking the express bus to Praia Areia Branca where we will be pleased to pick you up. We offer a shuttle service at the price of 70 EUR, a cab ride is just as expensive.

Important details:
No visa is required for members of the EC-states. The costs for going by express bus will be approx. 12 EUR/person. A bus schedule will be attached with the arrival information to be submitted to you.


Surfcourse - form 200€ per week

Low Season Mid Season High Season
Days Sessions 1/11 - 31/3 1/4 - 15/7
16/7 - 30/9
1 2 50 € 50 € 60 €
5 10 200 € 220 € 240 €
10 20 380 € 400 € 420 €

Surfpackage - from 340€ per week

- Praia da Areia Branca, Lourinhã, Portugal
- 12 km south of Peniche
- Country house in quiet location with sea view
- nice contact to the locals
- Partylife at the Beach Bed & Breakfast
+ 2 x 10 hours surf course incl. surf equipment
+ Free Surf Weekend
+ shuttle bus to the best waves
+ 2x barbecue party
+ Beachcruiser rental

The surf camp is opened at least from April to the end of October. Bookings at earlier or later dates can only be made on request. It is ideal to arrive and leave on Sundays as the surfing courses always start on Mondays. You may arrive at any time. It is also possible to extend your stay – even without surfing course – if sufficient accommodations are available.




Da Silva Surfcamp (Lourinhã, Portugal) Average Rating: 9.7 - Total Votes: 23

Value for money
This reviewer told us :

Super tolles Camp!! Kann ich nur jedem weiterempfehlen der Surfen und nette Leute kennen lernen möchte! Man muss zwar ein wenig zum Strand laufen aber es sind Fahrräder (Beachcruiser!) gestellt, mit denen man auch zum Strand fahren kann. Außerdem ergab sich oft eine Mitfahrgelegenheit (im Auto) wenn jemand vom Camp Richtung Strand fuhr. Es war ein wirklich toller Urlaub den ich mit Sicherheit wiederholen werde.



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Value for money
This reviewer told us :

Tolles Surf Camp, nette Leute! Das Surfen, ausgerichtet durch die portugiesische Ripar-Surfschule mit eigenem Fotografen - geil! Wunderschönes Wetter! Das Haus ist zwar ein bisschen vom Strand entfernt… Dafür ist es sehr ruhig gelegen mit wunderschönem Ausblick auf Meer und Land… Daniel kümmert sich wirklich bestens um seine Gäste!!! Ich komme sehr gerne wieder! Vielen Dank an da Silva-Familie und Birthe


Das Surfen, ausgerichtet durch die portugiesische Ripar-Surfschule mit eigenem Fotografen - geil!

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