Surf Camp Baleal - Surf School, Surf Clinic and Surfaris in Peniche


Surf knows no gender or age limit...

We have surf lessons for all ages, levels and nationalities. From people that never saw a surfboard or the sea, to those that have already had a previous experience with surfing but still don`t feel comfortable with it or don't get to practice much. Also surf courses and guiding for those that have been surfing for years and want to improve their technique or just surf really good waves in maximum safety.


Surf School in Baleal  - Peniche, Portugal


Surf in PortugalYou are going to have the opportunity to learn how to surf or improve your style with certified surf instructors, all with many years of experience. The school's equipment is up to date and special for teaching this wonderful sport. Safety is our main concern. Classes are imparted in safe beaches in the Peniche area, always bearing in mind the students level and best conditions for the day.

The Peniche area is a peninsula (see map) thus allowing any swell or wind for perfect surfing conditions. We will always look for the best spot for the day taking in consideration your level.

The Peniche surf camp and surf shop are located in Baleal, a small village just 2km from Peniche.

Here you can enjoy the calm of a relaxing holiday close to some of the best surf spots in Europe (Peniche, Ericeira, etc.). The perfect place for your surfing holiday in Portugal.


What is included in one day surf classes?

  • 2 x 2 hour Surf classes (morning and afternoon)
  • All Surf equipment (board/wetsuit/leach/lycra)
  • Transportation to the beach (if required)
  • Certified Instructors
  • Insurance
  • Lots of Surf, Fun and Tan...



Surf Courses for Beginners


Surf School - Peniche - PortugalYou can do 1 (or more) day of surf lessons. For best results take our complete surf course (5 days)

A surfboard and wetsuit best suited to you will be provided.

Surf classes include all the basics from learning how to look after a wetsuit and laying on a board to surf the green section of the wave.

Then, according to your development, you may change to the advance group and learn other techniques. On Tuesdays and Thursdays all surf practice is filmed for later comment and discussion.



  • Surfing lessons in PortugalBasic knowledge of surfing equipment and Peniche surfing geography
  • Recognition of the beaches and currents
  • Wave shapes and approaches
  • Safety rules
  • Paddling techniques
  • Sitting on and turning the board
  • The "duck-dive" or "eskimo-roll"(diving through the waves with the board)
  • Getting to your feet – Standing up Surfing broken waves
  • Surf history
  • Priority rules
  • Learn how a surfboard is made
  • Position on the line up to catch unbroken waves
  • Surf the green waves – bottom turn
  • Advanced manoeuvres
  • Class championship: understand how a surf championship works and be part of one. (This activity will take place if there are enough participants in a class)
  • Plus 15 hours of surf practice

ALL SURF EQUIPMENT INCLUDED (Board, Wetsuit, Vest/Lycra and Leach)

We recommend 2 weeks surf camp for best results


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Surf Clinic for intermediate surfers


surf clinin - pecniche - portugalIf you already did a level 1 surf course, you surf but not regularly and want to improve your skills or simply want to surf in a very good and safe atmosphere without having to carry your own material… this is the level for you …

Our team of surf instructors (all certified and experienced surfers) will evaluate your skills and supervise your training, advising or correcting whatever is necessary to improve your surf. You will rapidly improve and develop your surf learning new tricks…  All in maximum safety. Our instructors are also certified beach lifeguards.

To be in this group you don't need to be world champion. You just need to know the basics. We developed this group because many people came to us and had surfed sometime before. If you are one of them you don't have to go through all the basics again. We created for you the advance group.

The focus of this group is on your individual surfing skills. After you learn how to take off on a wave and start to develop your own style, your specific surf problems and bad habits can be pointed out to you immediately so that you develop fast and properly through individual advice. Our bi-weekly video analysis sessions are invaluable at this stage.


  • surf improvement classes in peniche, portugalBrief surfer diagnose
  • Review surfing basics
  • Paddling and turning for the wave techniques (tricks and details)
  • Priority rules (review)
  • How a surfboard works
  • Distinguish types of waves and which surf you must apply on each one of them
  • The “Bottom turn” and its importance for wave riding success
  • The importance of the upper body for the bottom turning.
  • “Duck dive” techniques
  • The “off the lip”
  • The “cut – back”
  • General surf manoeuvres
  • Ding repair workshop (learn how to repair your own surf board)

This level we'll help you perfect your style and work on all the "bad habits" acquired through out your free surfing days. You'll learn how to duck dive correctly, manoeuvre correctly, the bottom turn, cut back... and a lot more. This courses take place at the same beaches and schedules as level 1 courses.

ALL SURF EQUIPMENT INCLUDED (Board, Wetsuit, Vest/Lycra and Leach)

We recommend 2 weeks surf camp for best results


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Surf equiopment - surf camp penichePeniche Surf Camp is proud of our large variety of surfboards. We have more than 150 boards to choose from, in all shapes and sizes, meaning that you will have the opportunity not only to surf with the right surfboard for your level but also to try other types of surfboards.

From Malibu learning surfboard to several types of short boards for the more experienced ones. A chance to find out which one works better with you.


Surf school penciheOur wetsuits are Rip Curl! We have more than 250 to choose from, in all sizes, for children, men and women.

Rip Curl is one of the best wetsuit manufactures in the world and surfers like Tom Curren, Mick Fanning and others. Rip Curl wetsuits incorporate Elastomax in the upper body part to give you maximum liberty of movements.

You won't feel like you are trapped in your wetsuit.


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Video Correction

surfing in Portugal - PenicheTwice a week (Tuesdays and Thursdays) the classes are filmed and we organize a video session in the surf camp, usually followed by a barbecue. An excellent opportunity to see yourself surfing, which is the best way for you to understand where and what you can improve.

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Class Championship


surf school champoinship - surf camp peniche - portugalIf there are enough participants in our surf classes we always like to hold a Surfing Championship at the end of the Surf Course week.

Surely, you have already seen it before on television or even live. Have you ever wondered how the professional surfers feel during the competition, Peniche Surf Camp gives you this opportunity. But most importantly you will learn the rules of how a surf championship works.

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