SURF GUEST HOUSE, SURF CAMP, SURF SCHOOL & SURF GUIDE

Our Surf Camp, Surf House and Surf School are based in Baleal, a picturesque village located on a small island at the north end of Peniche. Baleal island with it’s eclectic mix of traditional houses retains it’s original Portuguese charm/character which is why it’s popular with both locals and tourists. On each side of the island you will find pristine white sandy beaches which are ideal for surfing and sunbathing. The island has a handful of cafes/bars and a local shop however you’re only a short walk away from the mainland which offers a wider range of amenities. The popular coastal town of Peniche with it’s working fishing harbour and cosmopolitan atomosphere is only a short drive away.

The Peniche coastline is a wave magnet with several surfable coastlines to explore and as it’s a peninsular you are almost guaranteed to find an offshore wave in this area. This coastline offers a variety of beach breaks that will suit beginners/intermediates and world class waves such as Supertubos and Molho Leste that will suit experienced surfers. Spring, Summer and Autumn are ideal times to visit for the warmer climate and consistent surf. Winter is a good time to visit for bigger uncrowded waves.

Apres surf you can chill out in the surf house or head down to one of the many local surf & beach bars and watch the sunset over the ocean.

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Surf Camp Overview: Surf Accommodation | Surf School

THE BALEAL SURF CAMP Holiday Includes:

• 3 OR 7 Nights Accommodation in Surf House
• Shared Bedrooms (*optional private rooms)
• Chillout Lounge and Fully Equipped Kitchen
• Self Catering Basis
Beginners/Intermediates: 5 Day Surf Course (Approx 4h per day)
Experienced Surfers***: 5 Day Guided Surfari
• Theory & Video Coaching Session
• All Equipment: Softdecks, Epoxy & Custom boards, Wetsuit, Leash etc
• FPS Qualified Surf Instructors
• Low instructor to student ratio (Max 1/6)
• Transport to best surf spots in region
• Insuarnce
• Cable/Sat TV, DVD
• Free WIFI
• Organised evenings out
• Discounts local surf shop

In addition to the Surfing Holiday described above we also have the flexibility in this location to tailor a package to suit your individual needs combining private accommodation with surf lessons or surf guide. Please contact the ZOCO Team for a personalised quote.

Prices from 139€

KEY POINTS

• Location: Baleal, Peniche, Lisbon region, Portugal
• Airport: Lisbon International Airport
• Transfer Time from Airport: 45 minutes drive, 1h 35m by bus
• Airport Transfers: Yes, see prices below.
• Join a Surf Camp: Anytime

 

PRICES & SEASONS

LOW SEASON: NOVEMBER to FEBRUARY
MID SEASON: MARCH to JUNE // 8th SEPTEMBER to END OCTOBER
HIGH SEASON: JULY to 7th SEPTEMBER

DURATION
ROOM TYPE
LOW
MID
HIGH
SURF CAMP WITH SURF LESSONS
3 NIGHTS SHARED ROOM
139 €
155 €
195 €
1 WEEK SHARED ROOM
259 €
305 €
389 €
SURF CAMP WITH GUIDED SURFARI
3 NIGHTS SHARED ROOM
145 €
155 €
169 €
1 WEEK SHARED ROOM
269 €
305 €
335 €
SURF CAMP EXTRAS
LOW
MID
HIGH
Private Room Supplement (1-2px)
30 € pw
60 € pw
90 € pw
Airport transfers LISBON (1-4px)
85 € Each Way

Please note: all prices are per person and places are subject to availability at time of booking. We accept payment in Euros (€ EUR). Flights are not included in price, check out our Getting There guide for low cost flights to Faro International Airport.

*** Please note that Surfboard, Wetsuit and Insurance is not included in the guided surfari package. Surfboards and wetsuits can be rented and paid for locally. Please ask Zoco team for details.

accommodation

The Surf House is a small traditional Portuguese house located in the heart of the village on Baleal island witin easy walking distance to local amenities, the main beaches and nightlife. The house has a great vibe and atmosphere and the local team will help make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.

OVERVIEW: The house comprises of a fully equipped kitchen/dining area, communal living area, variety of shared bedrooms and a good distribution of bathrooms/WC.

KITCHEN: The communal kitchen provides basic cooking facilities including: two ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, toaster plus all the kitchen corckery and utensils.

BEDROOMS: The house can cater for the needs of single travellers, or groups of young friends. Options are as follows:

There are 3 bedrooms in total including:
1 x Twin bunk room to sleep 2 people
1 x Quad bunk room to sleep 4 people
1 x Double room to sleep 1 or 2 people
2 x Bathrooms and additional shower area

FACILITIES: Satellite TV, DVD player, Free WIFI.

SERVICES: Bedrooms are typically cleaned twice a week. Bed linen is provided and usually changed once a week. Bath and hand towels are provided and changed mid week. A washing machine/laudry service is also available to guests. There’s also a local English speaking manager.

Surf School & Surf Lessons

The Lagido Surf School & Surf Camp was setup in February 2010 by local surfer and all round waterman “Guilhas”. All of his family are from the Baleal area, he has surfed since the age of 10 and has a genuine passion for the area, it’s people, the culture, the ocean and free diving.

The Surf School is registered/affiliated via the Portuguese Surfing Federation, the Portuguese Tourist Board and the local Peniche Surf School Association. The Surf Instructors are all qualified via the Potuguese Surfing Federation (FPS) and they all have the necessary skills and patience to help you progress in a safe but fun enviroment at your own pace. The coaching is specifically aimed at those who have never surfed before or those who have already taken some some lessons but feel they need to improve further. Surfing is progressive and there is always something new to be experienced and learnt!

For safety reasons and to ensure you get the attention you need on dry land and in the water, the Surf Lessons have a low student to instructor ratio. All students are placed with an instructor who specialize in teaching at a particular level.

TYPICAL SURF LESSON PLAN

  • Warm-up, Stretching and Specific body excercises
  • Beach safety and Basic safety rules in the water
  • Equipment choice according to your level: wetsuits, boards, accessories
  • Prone position, Pop-up, Stance
  • Paddling technique
  • Take off technique
  • Duck dive and other technique, to get out back through the whitewater
  • Peaks, line-up and rip/currents dynamics
  • Surf Etiquette and Priority rules
  • Angled take offs, Riding (rights and lefts) Forehand and Backhand
  • First turns, tricks and maneaouvres
  • Surfboard shaping
  • Weather and Surf forecasting

All the equipment used by the Surf School is specifically designed for beginners and intermediates with safety being the key factor. Beginners will use softdeck boards specifically designed for both stability and safety. Intermediates will use Epoxy boards which provide a good blend of stability, manouverability and performance. The instructors will select a board suitable for your size, weight and ability.