“Amazing family surf camp with great, professional and happy staff!”

We participated in the family surf camp in Aug 2019. From start to finish, everything ran extremely smoothly: all staff were professional and friendly, and the surf instructors extremely skilled, patient and fun! Kids were in a group of their own with three fabulous teachers, and us absolute beginner parents were seen to by two other instructors. The location is beautiful as well, and we ended up having good food at Bar do Bruno at the “surf base” almost every day. Definitely recommend!

Stayed: August 2019


“Amazing surf camp experience”

I joined the family surf camp in July 2019 with my 10 years old son and 8 years old daughter. We were the only family in the camp and in the beginning I was not sure if I’ll be able to leave the kids and go surfing on my own but the instructors were so friendly, open and skilled so the kids felt comfortable without me standing near and holding their hands 🙂 My goal was to show my children what the surfing is about and give them a chance to like it so that some years later we could surf together. Now I see that I’ve chosen the right first school to achieve the goal – the Baleal Surfcamp 🙂 We are planning to come back next summer and repeat.
Many thanks to our instructors Gonsalo and Lucia!
The staff in the camp was also very friendly and helpful.


So we all definitely had an amazing week with the Baleal Surfcamp. See you in 2020! 🙂

Stayed: July 2019


“Unforgettable experience to share!!!”

It doesn’t need to go too far away to live the dream….three weeks in Peniche, 15 surf lessons each , for my daughter Clarissa and me, and the dream came true…I am very greatful to my landlord who advised me to choose the Baleal surf camp. We spent three amazing weeks learning the basics of surf, masterfully taught by two really outstanding instructors: Ulysses and Luis. Proficient as much as nice professionals, we were able to gradually improve, day after day, thanks to their precious teachings and solid competence. I really appreciated their approach, assertive but easygoing at the same time. Ulysses and Luis focused on our weaknesses and failings and prompted us to “push the envelope” when necessary, helping to build up our self-confidence and enhancing progressively our skills. The proper ratio instructor-students (normally no over 1:4) and the wide experience of the instructors allowed both of us (especially me who I am past my prime !) to reach unexpected results….in my third week I started to catch  my first “green waves” by myself….simply awesome!! And my daughter is more keen on surfing than ever and looks forward to repeat this exciting experience!! So, once again, I want to thank the Baleal surf camp staff, and Ulysses and Luis above all; not only did they live up (and beyond) to our expectations, they also contributed to make me live and share this  unforgettable experience with my daughter…memories we will keep for ever. I strongly
recommend the Baleal Surf Camp to whoever wants to learn surf from real professionals as well as have fun!! Give them a chance; you won’t be disappointed!!

Stayed: July 2019

Paolo, Italy

“Top notch surf camp”

“My friends and I joined the surf camp this July 2019. The staff of Baleal Surfcamp was extremely helpful since the very beginning, accommodating our requests for different schedules/arrangements (A special thank to Marta, who was patient enough to reply to all my annoying emails 🙂 and making everything easy, from booking to getting there.
Accommodation was just perfect: hostel 2 is a beautiful surf house, with all facilities and daily cleaning service. The atmosphere is chilled and relaxed and we made good friends with the other guests.
The surf classes were very well organised, with a good ratio 2 instructors/8 students. Diogo and Zeca were always in the water with us, explaining over and over what to do and encouraging us to keep on trying. The school also organises visits in the area (Fatum surf factory, Supertubos beach, medieval festival in Obidos) which give you a nice glimpse of the surf and local culture.
On top of all this, Bar do Bruno. The school bar on the beach is an amazing place, with friendly staff and good food (I highly recommend the daily baked cake). Having dinner there on our last day, watching the sunset over the ocean, just made us think we did not want to leave.
Overall, a great experience, and we all hope to be back soon.”

Stayed: July 2019

Claudia, Italy

“Best Instructors and such a good vibe”

“Perfect location and amazing waves. Best Surfcamp.
The class schedule depends on the tides to ensure the best waves depending on your level. The instructor, André shows a great knowledge of the ocean and on the video correction teach you how to improve your surfing skills no matter your style is (Longboard, short board, classic etc. ) Great Coach!!. Also Tiago and Luis are really good when teaching and giving feedback on the water.
The hostel is just five minutes walking from the beach and it has anything you need to enjoy the camp experience.
On top there is Bar do Bruno, just on the perfect spot to provide you a high-quality and yummy food after surfing or in between lessons.
Very good experience”

Stayed: October 2019

Laura, Spain

“Best time at a Surfcamp!” 

“It was the second time I have been to Baleal SurfCamp and will come back again and again. The location is very close to the beach, the waves are amazing and the instructors are the best. Andre especially had a lot of patience with each of us and taught us not only surf skills but also the right mindset to have in the water. And he help me catch my very first green waves!! Safety is very important for him so appreciated when he took time to help me get out of the water when the waves became a bit more powerful. We also had lots of other fun activities as we went to skateboard, eat ice cream and watch some useful tutorials together. And thanks to Felipe we got some amazing pics to take home and remember the good times we had!
The camp is also a chance to meet fellow surfers and I had a great time meeting people from different countries and having fun together.”

Stayed: September 2019

Roxana, United Kingdom