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Baleal Surf Camp

Baleal, Ferrel - Peniche, Portugal
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Surf Camp

Shared & Private room options

Couples

Families

Groups

Solo travellers

Nearest Wave
50 metres

We were the first surf camp ever established in Portugal, way back in 1993!

We have a selection of different accommodation options:
to Our two main surf lodges which offer shared rooms
to Twin & Double Rooms in our Apartments beside our surf lodges, for those looking for a private option.

All options are within 100 to 500 metres from Cantinho da Baia surf beach. The Surf Lodge accommodation is the budget option. It is ideal for getting to know people from the world over, in a relaxed ambiance. 

The private accommodation is our most comfortable option. It’s ideal for couples and groups of friends that appreciate comfort and less busy lodges. In these apartments you sleep in a twin room and share the house.

We also own Bruno's Bar on the beach, 100 metres from the house, rumoured to have the best lunch, dinner & parties in Peniche!

Location

Located 100 metres from the surf beach in Baleal in Peniche, home to arguably the most relaible surf in Portugal and the Rip Curl Pro every October.

Whether you’re searching for world class barrels, fun beach breaks or long, peeling reef rides Baleal and Peniche offer the widest range of waves to meet your surfing needs.

The Baleal Surf Camp Surf Centre is situated right on the golden sands of Cantinho da Baia.So you can get to your ice beer before your hair's dry and kick back to watch the action on Cantinho da Baia from the ocean side deck.

  • Facilities
  • Room types
  • Getting there
  • Surf Lessons
  • Waves
  • Terms
Number of people: 60
Air Conditioning
Bath Towels
DVD
Heating
Kitchen
Kitchenette
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
Daily housekeeping
Dishwasher
Free shuttle bus to town centre
Laundry
Massage
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Bicycle rental
Skateboard hire
Surf school
Volleyball
Yoga

Extras:

- Surf photos (subject to availability)
- Massage
- Yoga
- Bikes to hire
- Laundry service
- Set of hand/shower towels
- DVD rental
Surf Lodge 1
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 16

Our Original Surf Lodge to located just 100m from the beach and our Surf Centre. It's a surfers friendly hostel within walking distance to several surf spots in Baleal and Peniche area.

The Baleal Surf Camp reception is located here.

It caters for young, easy to going people who prize meeting other people and socialising.

It has 4 rooms, 3 showers and a common kitchen and dining room.

In addition, it features a large lounge equipped with TV and DVD leading to a pleasant outdoor patio overlooking the sea, featuring large running tables and barbecue facilities.

There is a supermarket right next to it and various restaurants and surf shops close by.

Surf Lodge 2
Room Type: Shared - Mixed
Sleeps: 18

Our second Surf Lodge, opened in 2011 and located 100m from Surf Lodge 1 and only 200m away from the surf beach.

This refurbished semi to detached villa surf house has 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with showers. It also has a large living room with TV & DVD, a separate area for dinning and a fully equipped kitchen., The lodge has a private terrace and free WiFi.

Twin Room - Villa
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

The twin room Villa accommodation is ideal for couples, and groups of friends that appreciate some extra comfort. This accommodation is also less busy than the hostels.

The options available are the Beach House and Supertubos which are 4 bedroom Villas and the smaller Wipeout Villa has 2 bedrooms.

Located just 200m from the beach it as 4 twin bedrooms, 3 toilets with shower, a large and spacious living and dining rooms.
The villa has a fully equipped kitchen with micro to waves, water kettle, toaster stove and hoven. It has a private terrace with BBQ and a nice terrace in the entrance of the villa.It´s located in a quiet area and have parking space in front. Big TV and WIFI are included as well.
Within a short walking distance there are restaurants, coffee shops, supermarket, an ATM, surf shops and many surf spots. This Villa it´s also 1 minute away, and side by side of the 3 other small apartments we have available in the area.

Private Apartment
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 3

All the Private Apartments are within short walking distance to the beach and our Surf Centre.

The Private Apartments are the most exclusive type of lodging that our surfcamp offers.
With this option you can enjoy a totally equipped apartment just for yourself, taking full advantage of a totally private set up.

These Apartments are an excelent option for couples and small families, with one or two kids.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Lisbon and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €120
  • Price for more than 4: €150
  • - Nearest Airport: Lisbon
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 100
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1h
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Kaby

Pedro Soares

Whether you’re searching for world class barrels, fun beach breaks or long, peeling reef rides Baleal and Peniche offer the widest range of waves to meet your surfing needs. With North, South and West facing coastlines just minutes apart the Baleal and Peniche Peninsulas enjoy a unique aspect of the Atlantic Ocean swell and surf potential.

Main Surf Beach: Baleal Beach

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

Our location in Peniche makes it easier for you, a surf spot that has good conditions for children and teenager surf lessons with the surf centre based literally a stone throw away from the action!

You can sit and watch the children surfing from our panoramic varanda while enjoying a coffee or a fresh juice - isn't that great? 

From May and until end of October lessons at 12:00 (Children only).

Beginner Surf Lessons

As a beginner, our surf course will teach you the basics of surf as a sport. You’re supposed to be able to swim. Even if you’ve never seen the sea before, we guarantee that we will make you stand on a board and be able to surf a wave. That is our commitment and our mission.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

To be part of the intermediate surf course, you’re supposed to have surfed before and to be able to stand on the board on most of your attempts.

At this stage in your progress, you will learn to take the drop when surfing green waves and to descend to the base of the wave. The most important manoeuvre at this stage is to be able to do a bottom turn at the base of the wave.

Advanced Surf Lessons

We will teach you to select the right type of board for you at this stage.

The type of wave on which you will be practising your skills is equally of major importance for your progress. For the intermediate surf course it is also important to learn how to select the right wave to do your first manoeuvres, and thus be able to improve your surfing abilities, are also taken into account.

Private Surf Lessons

Private Lessons can be for all surf levels, Beginners, Intermediates or Advanced surfers.

You'll have an private session with one instructor that will be focus only in you and will try to correct all your mistakes and all of your doubts.

Surf Guide

The guided surf trips are done with one of our surf vans within an area that goes from Santa Cruz beach up the northern beaches of Baleal. Eventually, you can be lucky enough to see the infamous Nazaré beach break working, definitely something unique and worth it to see it live. (Attention, only to see not to surf!)

The trips are led by experienced and qualified surfers who know the region.

Yoga

Yoga is a great complement for surfing and surfing is a great sport to have a go at if you practice yoga. Many surfers practice different yoga styles, maybe not so many yoga fans have tried surfing...

That's why we are organizing a week mixing a bit of YOGA and SURF here at Baleal Surf Camp!!


Cantinho da Baia

Level: All Levels

Waves breaking in front of our bar and surf school.
Right to hand and left to hand beach break forming smoothly, ideal for beginners.

Tide – Half to tide or high tide

Swell – Western and northern.

Wind – East quadrant. However, it also works with south and north wind.

Level of difficulty to 1 out of 5

Wave size – up to 2 metres / 6 to 7 feet

Molho Leste

Level: Advanced

Right to hand point break on sandy sea bottom, forming by the pontoon of the Peniche harbour. Requires big swell to work. Waves feature excellent take to off and tubular sections. 

Tide – At high or half to tide

Swell – Western and southern

Wind to North / east quadrant 

Level of difficulty – 4 out of 5

Wave size – up to 3 metres / 12 feet

Supertubos

Level: Advanced

Queen wave of Peniche. World to class sand bar. Extremely fast, tubular waves.

Tide – At low or half to tide

Swell – Southern and western to northwest is better

Wind – North/East quadrant

Level of difficulty – 5 out of 5

Wave size – up to 3 metres / 10 feet

Prainha

Level: Beginner

Beach break with right to hand and left to hand peaks. This beach has good features for beginners.

Tide – Half to tide and high tide

Swell – Northern and western

Wind – South and east quadrant

Level of difficulty – 2 out of 5

Wave size – up to 2 metres / 6 to 7 feet

Baia

Level: All Levels

Lefts and rights beachbreak that  connects Baleal to Peniche can handle very big waves and it is a good choice to escape crowds when there is south wind. Multiple peaks

Tide – All tides are good but the full is the best

Swell – West and north

Wind – South Wind and east

Level – 2 out of 5
 
Size – till 3 meters/ 9,10 feets

Porto Batel

Level: Advanced

Reef break on a rocky sea bottom and left to hand point break on the other side of the stronghold. The outside bears gigantic waves.
 
Tide – At middle tide

Swell – Southern and western is better

Wind – North/east quadrant

Level of difficulty to 3 out of 5
 
Wave size to up to 3 metres / 10 feet

Almagreira

Level: All Levels

Beach break com múltiplos picos de direitas e esquerdas. Ocasionalmente se os bancos de areia estiverem bons produz ondas de grande qualidade.
 
Maré – todas mas melhor meia maré até maré to cheia.
 
Ondulação – Norte e oeste
 
Vento – quadrante sul e leste
 
Dificuldade – 3 em 5
 
Tamanho – até 3 metros/ 9,10 pés

Lagido

Level: Intermediate

Left to hand reef break. Well to known and consistent waves, and therefore, usually a lot of surfers. Beware of sea urchins at low tide.
 
Tide – All, but better at half to tide, rising
 
Swell – Northern and Northwestern
 
Wind – South and east quadrant
 
Level of difficulty – 3 out of 5
 
Wave size – up to 4 metres / 10 to 12 feet

Cerros

Level: Beginner

Right to hand and left to hand beach break. Requires some swell to work. This spot is located at the beginning of the huge bay connecting Peniche to Baleal. This is an ideal spot for beginners.

Tide – All, but better at high tide
 
Swell – Western and northern
 
Wind – South and east quadrant
 
Level of difficulty – 1 out of 5
 
Wave size – up to 2 metres / 6 to 7 feet

Belgas

Level: Advanced

Beach break with multiple right to hand and left to hand peaks. Strong and sometimes tubular waves.
 
Tide – All, but better at half to tide to high tide
 
Swell – Northern and Western
 
Wind – South and east quadrant

Level of difficulty – 3 out of 5  
 
Wave size – up to 2.5 metres / 8 feet

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18°

The best thing about the Peniche & Baleal peninsula is that the beaches face both north and south, and are all within a few kilometres of each other. So on nearly all conditions there is surf - it is well known as one of Portugal's most consistent surf destinations and a great place for a Surfing Holiday.

The WSL World Tour comes to Peniche every year in October and is a great time to visit if you want to watch the worlds best surfers such as Kelly Slater, Gabriel Medina & Mick Fanning battle it out to win. Surf everyday while watching the event also.

The areas main surf beach is called Cantinho da Baía, its starts in Peniche and ends up in the area knows as Baleal. The spot is famous for its consistency and for being ideal for beginners and intermediate surfers and is where some of the best Baleal Surf Camps are located. Protected from the bigger swell by the headland makes it’s almost always possible to surf here even when there is big swell hitting the coast. The beach stretches 4kms further west with many spots to surf - a great place to get away from crowds.

On the other side of the Baleal headland is Prainha, another great protected surf spot for beginner and intermediate surfers. And next to this is Lagide , a reef break and one of the best surf spots in Portugal if you have big swell and southerly winds. It's a long perfect left with a shallow reef at low tides - great for intermediate/advanced surfers.

On the other side of Peniche (south) is the area's and arguably Portugal's most famous break Supertubos . It's a powerful wave breaking in very shallow sand bar, advanced/pro surfers only! Other waves such as Molhe Leste, Consolação, Porto Batel and Almagreira are all close by giving every kind of alternative including many uncrowded areas; a great area to explore and Surf Portugal's best waves!

And don't forget you can head south and surf Ericeira - less than an hour's drive away.

Come Surf Peniche with us…

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