Beginner Surf Course Itinerary

What you will be learning as a beginner surfer:

  • Introduction to surf equipment and gear;
  • Safety issues;
  • How waves form in the ocean;
  • The geography of Peniche: waves and beaches;
  • The history of surf: From inception to today;
  • How to position yourself on the board and how to paddle, handle, and sit on the board;
  • How to clear the breaking zone and deal with white water;
  • Priority rules;
  • Initiation to take-off techniques (standing on the board);
  • Take-off timing;
  • Line-up positioning;
  • Surfing waves before they break;
  • Surfing green waves in safety and with some control.

What else in the Beginner Surf Course:

The course includes a visit to a renowned surfboard factory where you will get acquainted with the entire surfboard manufacturing process, in addition to one surf trip per week and video monitoring of your progress.

OK then, you’ve surfed a few times and already have some skill. You already have a measure of control over the board and you want to grow and improve your technique. Then, we can offer you the intermediate surfing course. You can bring your own surfboard or use one of our customised, intermediate level boards on the course.