6 Days Epic Surf Experience - Santa Cruz Surf House in Praia da Areia Branca & Santa Cruz, Portugal

Surf camp package

Sep, Oct

What is included:

5 days of surf course
Use of surfboards, wetsuit, and all necessary technical equipment for the surf course
Personal accident insurance
Experienced and skilled instructors
5 nights accommodation
10 1.5-hour surf lessons
With an exciting Explore Season! Trips to watch the Giant waves of Nazaré, or to watch the world Tour Championship in Peniche, or Exploring and enjoying Medieval town of Óbidos or Torres Vedras.
Trekking tour
Daily Breakfast in Mid and High Season (excluded on Explore season)

You have the option of shared accommodation or get a double room. The apartments have a shared living room, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, as well as TV, telephone, and internet. The accommodation also has a swimming pool and a garden.

Safety & Cleaning
Uses cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus.
Linens, towels and laundry washed in line with local authority guidelines.
Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays.
The accommodation partner we work with follows the guidelines of local authorities.
Equipment for activities is disinfected before and/or after use.
Physical distancing
Physical distancing is maintained.
Instructors maintain a distance from the client at all times possible.
Activities take place outside where possible.
Safety features
Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by the local government.
Hand sanitizer available in guest rooms and key areas.
Process in place to check the health of guests.
First aid kit available.
A room is available to isolate suspected or infected COVID-19 patients.
Protective masks are available for all staff.


from $428.42

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Select your arrival date from any of the 'AVAILABLE' dates shown in the calendar.

Once your arrival date is selected, you will be shown confirmation of any relevant options available for this package.

You will then be able to select your preferred option and book!



Praia Azul is a west coast gem, totally off the beaten track.
A Paradise by the sea!
Next to Santa Cruz, and in between the crowded surf towns of Peniche and Ericeira.
Just 45 min from Lisbon airport and 15 min from Torres Vedras, it’s great spot with a great location.
Super relaxing environment, you have party town just 5 min from it.
Just 30 min from the medieval town of Óbidos, in case you want immerse yourself in history.
Bus services run between Lisbon and Torres Vedras or Santa Cruz, making transfers easy should you not come by car.

The Place

Atlantic Coast Surf School combines a kickass rock and roll surf holiday, enabling you to meet other like-minded individuals and enjoy different cultural and surfing experiences. From beginner to advanced, come and join the Atlantic Coast family! They explored Portugal's Atlantic Coast extensively to find the best waves for you to offer on any given day for whatever level you are. The quest is to help guests to experience and learn surfing, safely and efficiently no matter if it’s riding the first wave or the first barrel.

The Santa Cruz Surf House is an adapted family villa in the heart of beautiful Santa Cruz. The house is social, full of features, and has cool decor. The property offers comfortable rooms with two distinct floors. There are four shared rooms on the ground floor and five double rooms on the first floor if you want a little more privacy.

Large and fully equipped kitchen, daily maid service, large lounge, and free Wi-Fi are some of its facilities. There’s also huge terrace with barbecue area, pool, and a large garden. There are many common places of relaxation where you can listen to music, watch a movie, or relax in the garden after the long day of surf. You can also chill out by the pool or check what’s up in Santa Cruz.


  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath Towels
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Parking (free)
  • TV
  • WIFI (free)
  • ATM
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free shuttle bus to town centre
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Surfboard hire
  • Surfboard Storage Area
  • Washer
  • Westuit storage area
  • Wetsuit hire
  • BBQ Facilities
  • Dinner (additional)
  • Mini-Market
  • Restaurant
  • Bicycle rental
  • Golf course
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding

Guest Reviews

Santa Cruz Surf House
Reviews (3)
5 out of 5

Frederic Weinmann

Travelled solo

August 2022

How did you like the accommodation?


"The whole team was just great. Both the organisation, the teaching and the staff in the hostel."

Amy Lee Benton Byrne

Travelled with friends

August 2022

How did you like the accommodation?


"The best experience ever...would definitely recommend!!
All of the instructors and the staff were amazing...they really made this whole experience. The instructors were very professional and extremely patient.Myself and my sister had the best time ever. The surf villa was perfect..we really enjoyed the pool and the BBQ at the end of the week. Big shout out to Steph, Tomas, Marta and Johnny (love you guys) xxxx"


Getting there

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 Aeroporto Humberto Delgado and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €80
  • - Nearest Airport: Aeroporto Humberto Delgado
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 62
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 55min
  • - There is no train from the airport
  • - There is no bus from the airport

Surf Lessons Available



Pedro B

Luís P

Portugal is a very consistent surf spot, there are waves all year round. It is considered to be one of the most consistent countries to surf. This program will take place just a five-minute walk to the beach.

Main Surf Beach: Praia Azul, Santa Cruz

Surf Lessons we offer:

Kids Surf Lessons

We offer surf lessons from six to sixty nine year old. We have a 1:6 instructor to student ratio. Kids wetsuit and adapted soft surfboards are included.
We give our students the best support and help to advance fast.The goal of the lessons is to familiarize you with the sea and waves to make you feel comfortable in the water and have the feeling of riding a wave.

Beginner Surf Lessons

We have a 1:6 instructor to student ratio. Top quality Wetsuits and Soft Surfboards are included.
In the BEGINNER surf courses we teach you the right take-off technique to make you stand on the board. The goal of the lessons is to familiarize you with the sea and waves to make you feel comfortable in the water and have the feeling of riding a wave.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

The INTERMEDIATE surf courses are for surfers who are already familiar with surfing the whitewater. We want to surf the first unbroken waves with you and try to teach you the first turns. We will give you good tips to get your surfing to the next level.
In our lessons we treat surfers of all levels individually, to give them the best support and help to advance fast.

Advanced Surf Lessons

So you are able to surf green waves and you feel comfortable in waves up to 1.50 m? Then you will be taught in our ADVANCED surf courses. Your surf coach will go surfing with you and try to spot and correct your mistakes. You will get valuable tips so you get the chance to optimize your surfing and improve your abilities on the board during the time of your stay.

Private Surf Lessons

Furthermore, it is very important where the lessons take place. Surfing in Peniche or Surfing in Santa Cruz, we take you to carefully chosen spots where the conditions are best for you.
Above all we want you to enjoy your holiday, come and have fun, give surfing a try! It’s good for the mind, body and soul!:)
Boost your skills with our experienced, certified coache

Surf Guide

It is very important where the surf sessions take place. Surfing in Lisbon region, Ericeira, Peniche or in Santa Cruz, we take you to carefully chosen spots where the conditions are best for you.

Surf conditions in Praia da Areia Branca & Santa Cruz


  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due at check in.


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