Welcome to Baleal Surf Camp

Peniche, Portugal

Baleal Surf Camp is a family run business in Peniche Portugal. We occupy a stunning beach-front location at Europe’s most consistent and flexible surf spot.

Established in 1993, we were Portugal’s first surf camp.
By focusing on customer service and the environment we have grown to become one of the best loved surf schools on Europe’s Atlantic coast.
Teaching people how to surf and making sure they have the best possible surfing holiday is what we thrive on.
The surfcamp has a laid-back vibe and accommodation and equipment for all tastes and budgets.
We welcome everyone from singles to families, experts to novices.

A great surfing holiday is waiting for you here at Baleal Beach, Peniche, Portugal!


Baleal Surf Camp has a 5 star Tripadvisor traveller rating and is also rated #1 for Speciality lodging in Baleal Beach, Peniche Portugal.

  • The place to go for surfing!

    “There is nothing negative to say about this place. The hostel is clean and the rooms are nice, it’s close to the beach and some of the best surfspots in Portugal and the people working at the hostel and surfschool are both professional and nice.

    I want to give a special thanks to Ulisses who runs the camp flawlessly and to Pedro who gave me really good advice on how to improve my surfing.

    Don’t forgett to visit Bar do bruno for some hamburgers and beers!”

    Stayed March 2017, travelled solo

    erik111stockholm – Stockholm
  • Excellent surf school with good clean accommodation.

    “Just had an amazing week surfing with these guys and gals. Excellent communication during the booking process and leading up to arrival. Although it is very much off-season in February we were exceptionally well looked after. Any problems were taken care of immediately and the attitude of everyone working was first class. The accommodation was exactly as described, nothing fancy but clean, comfortable and with everything you need to successfully self-cater as we did. Good hot showers and when the temperature was a little cold on the first few nights we were supplied with extra heaters and blankets.
    The surf school is exceptionally well run and I cannot rate the quality of the instructors highly enough. I arrived as a complete beginner and my thirteen year old daughter as a surfer of four years experience. I have come away with an excellent grounding in the basic skills needed and even caught a few nice waves solo, which is way above what I hoped to achieve in just five days. My daughter has departed a much improved surfer due to the attention, kindness and fun that was brought to her lessons by the instructors. There was lots of laughter! And lots of attention to safety alongside technique. Pedro and Kaby…thank you again. You both made the surf experience unforgettable for us.
    Ulisses and Marta thank you for all the assistance with booking, arrival and day to to day enquiries.
    Bruno the owner has a great team at the camp and the bar. He too personally made us very welcome.
    We cannot wait to return!”

    Stayed February 2017, travelled with family
  • “Surf Trip” 

    “Stayed with Baleal Surf Camp for the first time in March 2017 in one of their Villa’s and wasn’t disappointed. From being collected at Peniche bus station by Ulisses i was made to feel more than welcome and nothing appeared to be too much trouble. I stayed for 1 week and had a great time. The surf coaches, Pedro and Kaby tailored their tuition to my level which meant i progressed throughout the week. On down time between surf sessions the surf camp crew kept us entertained with guided tours around the local surf spots and areas of interest.

    My accommodation was only a 5 minute walk to the beach/surf school and other local amenities. ”
    Stayed March 2017, travelled solo

    Si1340 – Portsmouth, United Kingdom

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