Surfing & Body Boarding

Peniche: Europe’s Wave Capital


Whether searching for world class barrels, fun beach activities or long, peeling reef rides, Baleal and Peniche offer the widest range of waves to meet your surfing needs. With surf lessons from as little as €35 for a two-hour class with with further discounts for 3/5 day courses, this is a great way to get the most out this fantastic coastline.

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. Here in Peniche the geography allows you to easily work around the surf and wind conditions to find the right waves for you. 

Many of the surf camps hold Certificate of Excellence awards. Balaeal surf camp holds the award for 2013. It is family run business and it was the first surf camp established in Portugal back in 1993. By focusing on quality service, head instructors have surf rescue & lifeguard qualifications, thus setting high tuition and safety standards. You can even go along to one of their ‘Yoga vs Surf’ lessons which is a fantastic way of preparing your body for the waters. Along with their excellent Environment Awareness, it has grown to become one of the best known and best loved surf schools on the Atlantic.

There are many surf camps along the coast to choose from, all are very friendly and helpful and speak good English, you really will be spoilt for choice!