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.
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.
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.
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.
|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 €|
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.
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.
Other (e.g. Surroundings, Nightlife, etc.):
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
Other (e.g. Surroundings, Nightlife, etc.):
Das Surfen, ausgerichtet durch die portugiesische Ripar-Surfschule mit eigenem Fotografen - geil!
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