|Why Baleal Surf Camp?|
1. Europe's most flexible and consistent surf location
The Peniche Peninsula is considered ideal for both novice and expert surfers. There are a wide variety of waves – sand, reef, left, right, hollow, mellow – all within a few minutes of each other.
Also, because Peniche is on a peninsula, we get Atlantic swells from all directions. There is nearly always a clean wave to rip or cruise on. For more on area’s amazing waves and surf spots go to Portugal´s wave guarantee.
2. The best surf spot on the best beach in the area
We were the first surf camp in Peniche and Portugal, so we got the prime location. Our Surf Centre is right on the beach at Cantinho da Baia. The difference with us is that we are based here. When you are surfed out, just chill with a beer and watch the action.
Just five minutes to the South is Supertubos Peniche's Queen wave and just two minutes walking to the North is the amazing left hand reef break of Lagido.
3. Accommodation that is right for you
All of our accommodations are only 3 or 4 minutes walk from our Surf Center, which is literally on the beach. This means you can be in the water and surfing within 10 minutes of waking up. No complications, no waiting for mini-buses, no holiday time wasted.
Perhaps you like to be with others? Perhaps you prefer complete peace and quite? Whatever your preference or budget we can provide what is right for you, hostel accommodation or apartments accommodation.
4. Expert teachers and personalized surf lessons
Is it possible to learn to surf in just one week? It is possible, but only with good lessons. Here in Portugal we take the quality of our surf classes very seriously. Our maximum ratio of 8 to 10 students to two teachers means that each individual gets the attention they need , while remaining safe.
We are joined every year by trained surfers from around the world. This means teaching techniques are constantly improving and that we have experts who can teach a wide range of styles, moves and techniques.
|Baleal, the Surfing Center of Peniche|
Our Surf Centre & Surf School has a reserved area for surf classes, lifeguards, a restaurant and refreshments service, toilets, showers, and a Wi-Fi system, the very first in Portugal to have so. Also available are surfboard rental, wetsuit rental, and on location booking of surf classes and surf courses. Within a short walk you will find several famous surf spots in Peniche.
Baleal Surf Camp however is more than just a surf camp and school. We care about the environment and try to do something. That reflects on the way in involve our guests and staff on environmentally consciousness behavior, see how we do it. Honoring a long lasting social awareness of which we are proud, every year Baleal Surf Camp organizes in collaboration with local and national institutions a surf baptism to impaired or socially problematic children. See more about our social awareness here.
At night, our beach bar – named after the camp’s founder: Bruno’s Bar -- is one of the most outstanding beach bars in Peniche and Portugal, and its mythical evenings have for more than 15 years meant guaranteed good times.
The region has awarded golf courses, and Peniche is famous for its fish and shellfish. The area is also home to a number of excellent wineries, and, in Óbidos, to one of the most well-preserved places of historical heritage in all Portugal. These are great options to complement your surfing holiday in Peniche. Check some tips on Points of Interest in the Western Region of Portugal.