Peniche is at 90km from Lisbon (Portugal's capital) and 270km from Porto where the two major airports are located and both are European Cultural cities. It's a small fisherman's city located on a Peninsula and due to its location we can get off shore winds almost every day and we get all swell directions too. Its the perfect place to come and surf, kite surf, wind surf, golfing, scuba diving, spear fishing, fishing, boat fishing, and all water related sports and activities.
When in Peniche you should visit the Island of Baleal and the Island of Berlengas. If you want some cultural luggage, you should visit the Fort of Peniche, Cabo Carvoeiro, Berlengas Fort, the Castle of Obidos, etc. You may also come for the various festivals that take place all year long in Peniche or in Obidos. We got some wicked parties like Ferrel Folk party, Flavors of the Sea in Peniche, Medieval market and chocolate fair in Obidos.
Peniche became Portugal's Capital of Waves due to the quality of its surf and gets the World's top surfers every year in October. Peniche is a touristic city that gets twice as much people in the summer months than the rest of the year.
Lodging & Location
Our House is open to guest all year long because the surf is so great in the Winter time even if its a little bit colder. Water temperature doesn't oscillate much during the year, we are fortunate to have a moderate climate.
The House is at a 3min walk from the beach and at a walking distance from all amenities in Baleal like: the supermarket, ATM, restaurants, Bars and Club's and surf shops. And you also can walk to some of the best surf spots like Baia, Cantinho, Prainha and Lagido.
In the house we got a big living room with a huge kitchenette,1 bathroom, 1 restroom, board room, and 4 rooms where you may sleep alone, with another person or in a bunker bed room. Outside of the house we got a big barbecue area and a board/wetsuit room.
You may come at any time of the week and get a surf package. In high season we don#t accept one night stays.
The Surf Classes
Our surf classes usually take place in front of the house, because its the most consistent place around and it doesn't get packed with people because its a very long sandy beach, if we walk we will find a wave for ourselves!
With the Surf package you get 5 classes per week (2h class, 5 persons max) and you may use the surf material as much as you want. Our surf class is very intensive and we would like you to have time to assimilate and practice what you have learned, so that next day you are surfing better and we can help you in other small details. We will do video coaching and try to catch you on camera too.
As mentioned before Peniche/Baleal#has a wide range of beginner, intermediate and advanced surfing waves. If you are starting to surf with us you will love the Bay/Baia, Cantinho and Prainha; and when there's less swell you will enjoy the great natural scenery of Almagreira/Belgas. If you prefer reef breaks you may walk to Lagido or to an advanced wave behind the Island of Baleal (works with 1.5m and up). There are more spots on the other side of the Peninsula, like the World famous Supertubos and other reef and point breaks.
Our surf team is very experienced, we are locals from Peniche and have been surfing for over 20y. We all have competitive experience and are connected in many ways with the Surfing World (international surf judges, ASP speakers, surf photographers). We can teach you from the very beginning till competition level.