Welcome to *solfun* Surf Camp, School & Hotel (Praia das Maças)
We offer a fun and quality way to learn surf! What we believe to be the most funny sport in the world.
It´s all about learning to surf the right way, with how really knows, in a fun, friendly, safe environment, with professional instruction and catching the best waves in Portugal
The *solfun* Surf School is certified by the Federação Portuguesa de Surf and by Turismo de Portugal. Through our highly qualified professional Team, also certified by the Federação Portuguesa de Surf and the Instituto Português do Desporto, we can assure teaching methods and adequate equipment which provide the best quality classes and strict observation of all the requiredl safety measures along our activities. Inside of the Surf Hotel you can find a lounge to relax with, videos, music and television with cable and wifi internet. We have single rooms, double rooms/twins room and shared room for 3 persons. The rooms are cleaned every days, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Each room has its own bathroom, central heating, phone, wi-fi and T.V to watch the Soccer World Championships
Come and have the best surf holidays with us :)
LOCATION AND SURF CONDITIONS
Praia das Maças Surf Hotel is located a few kilometers from Lisbon, in a small village (Praia das Maçãs) encircled by the cheerfull nature of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.
The Surfcamp is located directly at the surfspots and we are a nice peaceful and quiete camp for relaxing for the whole family. We are surounded by a beautiful landscape, organize tours and provide a restaurant inside of the camp.
Luis Barros Owner
The accommodation consists of hotel rooms, each sleeping from 1 - 3 persons, some with beachview, some with view to Serra de Sintra. Each room has its own bathroom, central heating, phone and T.V to watch the Soccer World Championships.
At the hotel’s entrance you will find a bus and train stop, and a few metres away a tennis court, football field, and praia das Magas swimming pools. All you need for an unbeatable holiday!
Accommodation with Breakfast just 30 metres from the Beach and a restaurant inside the camp.
SURF COURSE DETAILS
There are three, five or seven day Surfcourses for all level surfers, from beginners to highly experienced. Surfcourses consist of two daily lessons, each one lasting one hour and thirty minutes, one in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
All the Surf material is included: board, suit, leash, etc.
Surfing for Beginners
This is where you will learn all the basics for Surfing: Safety, water entrance, positioning, swell directions, equipment, phisical preparation and surfing techniques.
Beginners Surfcourse includes:
• Four surfers per instructor
• Age divided groups
• Full Supervision whilst in the water
• All material suited for your level
For surfers who want to gain those extra skills there is advanced training provided. This includes learning a bit more about the equipment, and which to choose, learning new skills and how to read a wave, and adding some style on your surf! The Surf coach is Luis Barros, a experienced Surf coach, a travelling soul surfer, fortunate to have already surfed the best waves of the world in Hawaii, Mexico, USA, Indonesia, Australia, Africa, Costa Rica and Latin America, Brazil and, of course, Portugal. The training will be analysed and filmed.
All surf instructors are fully qualified with the Portuguese Surfing Federation. They will share all their knowledge and use their experience to teach you all they know about surfing in a passionate and profesional manner.
Praia das Maças: Powerful beach break, right and left. Sandy bottom with rocks. Start working with 3 ft. and holds up to 6 ft. Works at all tides In the last folds of the Sintra Range, Praia das Maças has two surfspots, Praia Grande (Big Beach) and Praia Pequenha (Small Beach). Both offer excellent and steady waves during the whole year and being beach breaks, they offer perfect conditions of surf for all levels, in particular beginners.
Are totally included in your package and adapted to your level.
Transfers avaible from airoport: 70€
Bicycle rental: 5€ per day
surfboard rental: 15€ per day
Yoga and organized trips on a regular basis
Crowd factor and local people
A quiet place and the locals share the waves with others
SURROUNDINGS / REGION
Characterization of surroundings/region
Praia das Maças Surfcamp is located a few kilometers from Lisbon, in a small village encircled by the cheerfull nature of Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The hotel is withing walking distance of the train station, bars, restaurants, shops, Praia Grande and Praia Pequeña beaches, where all the surfing action takes place and offering high quality waves all year!
Activities and facilities
Sports on offer- excursions, guided tours- shopping- cinemas, bars, discotheques- special events- other
Ways to get to the camp
You can also reach the surf hotel by public transportation: subway, train and bus. Take the subway from Airport station to Restauradores station (it is necessary to switch lines in between). Once in Restauradores, take the Sintra railway and get out at Portela de Sintra (the penultimate stop).
There is a Taxis stop in Lisbon Airport. We recommend using black and white or cream taxis. Avoid unauthorized taxis. You can ask the driver how much the trip costs before taking it.
This package includes:
7 nights Hotel Accommodation with Breakfast just 30 metres from the Beach
5 days of surfing lessons (mornings and afternoons)
All Levels (beginners, intermediates and advanced)
Transportation to the surf spots
High Season (July & August)
Single Room: 590 EUR per person/week
Double Room: 460 EUR per person/week
Mid Season (June, September & October)
Single Room: 530 EUR per person/week
Double Room: 395 EUR per person/week
Low Season (November - May)
Single Room: 485 EUR per person/week
Double Room: 370 EUR per person/week
ONLY Surfcourse A - from 150 € per Week / Person
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