Baleal Surf Camp Peniche Portugal

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Acredited Surf School

Our Surf School was one the first schools opening in Peniche and Portugal, its main goal is to teach safe surfing using only adequate gear and to offer highly dynamic, fun classes that continuously focus on pupils’ progress.

Benifiting from beeing located in the most consistent surf spot in Peniche and Baleal Peninsulas our surf school has an ideal location for providing quality surf courses, great for beginners and intermediate surfers.

Surf student standing on board riding a wave


Since the School started in 1993, we have conducted over 5,600 surf courses for people from all sorts of nationalities with ages that span an equally wide range.

Surf Instructors teaching surf student in the water 

We are the only surf school in Portugal’s West Region that operates as a concessionary on a beach that has been exclusively reserved for water sports.
As a result, we operate in an area of about 150 metres of the Baleal Camping Park beach that has been exclusively reserved for our School during the holiday season, and are thus able to run our courses on that beach under very safe conditions.

Baleal Surf Camp Surf School in Peniche is accredited by the Portuguese Surfing Federation as well as the Peniche Harbour Captancy.

We are also ISA member and comply with standards so that the school is registered each year. 

International Surfing Association Certificate of Registration 2014 (PDF 50Kb)


Since many years now we are an active participant on local initiatives together with Surfrider Foundation Europe. On these activities we involve local community and staff as well as guests. Usually we either organize or just participate in beach cleanup events on beaches around Baleal and Peniche.



Surf School Official Recognitions

Our School has been certified both by the Portuguese Surf Federation as well as by the Peniche Harbour Captaincy. Therefore, the professionalism and qualification of our surf teachers has been accredited by the entities that regulate the practice of this sport.

Surf School Class Briefing

Official Awards & Honorable Mentions to Baleal Surf Camp - Peniche, Portugal

In 2000, the activities of our company were classified as “of national interest for tourism” by the country’s Directorate-General for Tourism, which has thus recognised the merit of the work that we’ve been developing since 1993 – and that classification constitutes an unquestionable “seal of guarantee” on the quality of the services we render. DECLARATION OF IMPORTANCE PORTUGAL  TURISM OFFICE  2000
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In 2007 Baleal Surf Camp - Escola de Surf do Baleal Lda. participated in a tourism award sanctioned by the national Directorate-General for Tourism, Deloitte and Publico (National Newspaper) and was in the final selection of participants and was awarded with an Honorable Mention. TURISM OFFICE DELOITTE HONOR MENTION 2007
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After several actions with Social Solidarity Institutions both local and national, Baleal Surf Camp received in 2008 an official recognition and letter of thanks from the Portuguese Federation of Social Solidarity Institutions. FENARCERCI RECOGNITION 2008
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The TripAdvisor independent travel review website awarded Baleal Surf Camp the 2010 Certificate of Excellence regarding a substantial amount of excellent costumer reviews. TRIP ADVISOR CERTIFICATE EXCELLENCE 2010
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The TripAdvisor independent travel review website awarded Baleal Surf Camp the 2013 Certificate of Excellence consequence        of severall excelente reviews. Certificate of Excellence 2013 - Baleal Surf Camp - Peniche, Portugal (PDF File 376KB)
The TripAdvisor independent travel review website awarded Baleal Surf Camp the 2014 Certificate of Excellence recognizing the various excellent reviews. Baleal Surf Camp | Peniche | Portugal | TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2014 (PDF File 221KB)

 Portuguese Surfing Federation      European Surfing Federation     Instituto Socorros a Naufragos


Logo of International Surfing Association Registered Surf School 2014


Surf School Testimonials

(...) as safety and convenience are priorities for us I found the Baleal Surf Camp (...) I was impressed with the website which immediately put safety of children in surf lessons as a priority (...)

I am really happy that my children under 10 take off down the beach with 'their friends'( the instructors) and have a very healthy, independent hour or so in the water.

I recommended the school to a number of other families who all had similar experiences and we will be using the school again next summer."

Cliona, UK. December 2010
Surf Lesson at Baleal Surf Camp - Peniche, Portugal


  "(...)What a terrific holiday.  The people were incredibly friendly; the prices reasonable, and we loved the fact that we could walk back and forth to the beach from our apartment.  No buses, and all of the equipment you need waiting for you as soon as you walk in.

Our instructor Filippe was perfect -- very patient with our children (ages 14, 12, and 9) and a great instructor.  

The kids were all very sad to leave, and are already begging to go back to see our new friend.  Baleal Surf Camp is owned by two brothers -- Marcos and Bruno -- who were extremely professional and friendly.  Thank you.(...)"

Bill, USA. June 2010
Children Surf Classes in Peniche, Portugal



Classes Schedule

Classes at 10:00 & 14:00

Classes at 09:30, 12:00 (children only) and 16:00.

To check last minute availability for surf classes or courses
CALL +351 262 184 998 

Central Portugal Tourism Board