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Praia do Guincho Surf Camp - Lisbon, Portugal. Portugal

INTRODUCTION

Praia do Guincho Surf Camp - Lisbon, Portugal Guests overall rating: ★★★★★ 5 based on 8 reviews.
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On top of the hill dominating the beach of Guincho one step behind of Cabo da Roca, stretched between the Natural park of Sintra and the road to the ocean, lies the Guincho Surf House !

 

Fifteen minutes walking from the beach with an informal and surfing atmosphere the surf house will make you feel at home with a wonderful ocean just in front of the terrace overlooking the valley and the ocean ! We offer kite surf lessons at Guincho beach and daily surf courses often opt for the nearby Cascais and Carcavelos when conditions for surf classes are better there !

 

You will be only 30 minutes from Lisbon centre and 5 minutes from the seaside resort of Cascais. Meanwhile the north national road who brings to Ericeira pass through the surf main beaches of the Lisbon nord coast : Praia Grande and Praia das Maças.

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THE ACCOMMODATION

The surf house is open from march until the end of november  and can accommodate up to 14 Guests in private or shared rooms only 15 minutes walking from Guincho beach.

 

Lying on the hill overlooking Guincho beach and the natural park of Serra da Sintra, this new and cosy surf house, will give you the opportunity to experience the surf on the north coast of Lisbon and the kitesurf in one of the most famous kite spots in Portugal !

 

Sea view private room.. for single or double occupancy with ensuite bathroom, sea view and access to the surfcamp facilities : Wi-Fi, kitchen, common area, etc.

 

Standard double and single room.. with shared bathroom facilities and access to the surfcamp facilities : Wi-Fi, kitchen, common area, etc.

 

Shared quadruple room.. up to 4 people and Mixed dorm for 6 people.

 

Featured with all the basic amenities you may need is the perfect spot in Lisbon if you’re looking a perfect balance of peaceful relaxation, nature and fun.

 

Surf house Facilities

  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Exterior Hot Showers
  • Plasma TV
  • Mp3 columns
  • DVD
  • Linen Included
  • Towels included (not beach towels)
  • Housekeeping included
  • Fully equipped Kitchenette
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Guide Books and maps
  • Security lockers

 

Under request :  

  • Massages & Yoga
  • Washing and drying machine for hire
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Thematic diners
  • Bikes for hire
  • Mountain bike, rock climbing and hiking
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THE ACTIVITIES

Kite surf lessons are taken in Guincho and daily surf courses often opt for the nearby Cascais and Carcavelos when surfing conditions are better there !  


SURF COURSES

1 or 2 LESSONS PER DAY

• Complete beginner

• Beginner/Intermediate

• Advanced

 

Surf School

It is a mobile surf school that will bring you surfing at the beach with best surf conditions. Depending on the seasons, surf forecast, and level or objectives of our guest surfers, our Surf Guides circulates to the following beaches – Carcavelos, S. Pedro do Estoril, Guincho, Praia Grande, Ericeira, Arrifana, Peniche (amazing barrels), Caparica, Baleal.

 

The surf school prides itself in giving first class instruction and highly skilled and experienced staff, where the attention focuses on the surf safety and ocean awareness of pupils.  They also keep a wide range of boards and wetsuits and continuously invest on having the best equipment to ensure you can get the most of your surfing adventure.

 

The school offers the best training program possible and guarantees our guests to be up and riding waves shortly while having fun, so that is the goal – having a good time all-round while developing and evolving the skills needed to have the time of your life in the water.

 

Surf instruction combine theory and practice to help pupils to improve their surfing skills quickly and steadily. If the north wind wind and swell gets too strong and the waves too big to surf the west coast, we can always place ourselves in 15 minutes in the Carcavelos river mouth with perfect glassy conditions.

Surf Guiding


Surf guided tours will take the experienced surfer to ride the best waves on Lisbon’s coast, with one of the most experienced portuguese surfer and former European Master Champion considered the father of Surfing in Portugal.

 

Our surf guides are fully certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation to ensure you the best training and support inside and outside the water, assisting every step of the way using photo and video analyses to keep track of your progress.

 

If you are staying at a hotel on the Estoril Coast or in Lisbon, the Surfcamp provides a shuttle service which will pick you up and take you surfing.

SURF SPOTS

  • Guincho : Powerful beach break, right and left. Sandy bottom with rocks. Start working with 6ft and holds up to 10 feet, with all tides. Legendary beach north of Cascais and 5 minutes drive from the surf camp. In the last folds of the Sintra Range, the place combines golden sand beach and dunes with lush vegetation and the rough waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  Guincho is known for its waves generated by the directions of the tides, waves and wind. For these reasons, it is also ideal for windsurfing, kite surfing and SUP place. Best surfing conditions in the morning, before the wind rises.

 

  • Carcavelos : Regional classic next to the Fort of “São Julião da Barra”. Hollow beach break, right and left. Sandy bottom.  Start working with less than 3 ft. and holds up to 6 ft. Works at all tides.  North winds directions are offshore.  Head surf school, this urban beach is located just outside of the capital and 15 minutes drive from the surf camp. With its large sandy beach, ideal for everyone from the novice to the experienced surfer. Carcavelos is home to numerous national and international competitions such as the WQS. It has a beach break that works with all swells.

 

  • Costa da Caparica : Fast and powerful beach, right and left breaks. Sandy bottom with rocks. Start working with 3 feet to 8 feet is maintained with every tide.South of the Tagus estuary and the spectacular suspension bridge Lisbon, Costa da Caparica is a long stretch of sandy beach bordered by dunes and pine forest. There are numerous beach breaks along the long beach, fully exposed to waves west. Caparica has very consistent waves all year round and receives a mix of swell and wind. Winds from offshore.

 

  • S. Pedro de Estoril : Point break right wing. Advanced medium level. Offshore winds.

 

  • Ericeira – Ribeira de Ilhas :  World Surfing Reserve in Europe. It is home to the Pro Surfer Tiago Pires, the first Portuguese surfer on the ASP World Tour. Winds from the North West and offshore.

 

  • Bafureira : Fund reef breaks left and right. More suited for advanced surfers. Home of the annual Billabong WQS 6 stars women girls contest, sep / oct. North winds offshore.

LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

The fishing village of Guincho lies on the Estoril Coast, also known as Lisbon Riviera. This stretch of coast extending for 30 miles east of the capital on the Atlantic goes all the way from the surfspots of Carcavelos, just outside Lisbon, trough the seaside resorts of Estoril and Cascais, to end up in the folds of the Serra da Sintra and the famous surf, wind and kite spot of Guincho beach.

 

CLIMATE

 

Southern Atlantic, Mediterranean like climate : mild, wet winters and warm, dry summers.

 

Guincho

Protected from the cold northern wind by the Sintra range, a Mediterranean climate but with Atlantic swell awaits surfers here, with mild winter, hot summers and spring-like autumn with perfect offshore glassy waves. The region offers an attractive mix of sea, nature, city and historical treasures within a small area of a one hour drive radius.

 

Estoril

Once a small fishing village at the foot of the Sintra mountain range, the fate of Cascais changed in 1870 when the royal court came here for summer, with a trail of nobility in its wake. These have left their mark on the village and turned it into a quaint seaside resort. Today, Cascais is a favourite weekend destination for the people of Lisbon and a reputed international holiday destination.

 

It is also famous for its racetrack, venue of the annual motorbike Grand Prix. With a reputation as a playground of monarchs, Estoril is the chic resort along the Lisbon Riviera that gave its name to the coast – Costa do Estoril. The grand hotel Palacio, the Casino and the long beaches are the flagships of this seaside resort.

 

Sintra

Inland, the resort town of Sintra shelters at the foot of the pine covered Serra da Sintra mountain range. One of the oldest town in the country, Sintra was long favoured by the Portuguese Royalty and the English aristocracy as a summer retreat, as did the Moors long before them – the town was captured by the crusaders back in 1147. A favourite place of Lord Byron, the small town is a stylish and romantic architectural complex of lush gardens, old palaces and glamourous villas listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

Lisbon

One of the greatest maritime centres in history and the sailing harbour of the great Portuguese Discoverers such as Magellan. In its golden age, the city rivaled with Seville, Venice or London as the the centre of the world. One of the few European capitals to have both river and sea front, Lisbon  spreads across several hills overlooking the Tagus estuary, spanned by a towering suspended bridge, at his mouth on the Atlantic Ocean. Lisbon is charming capital with a laid back atmosphere and ramshackle glamour. Crisscrossed by narrow lanes with rattling streetcars and lovely backstreets, the town is a mix of pastel-coloured houses, grand palaces, old castles and monuments. In striking contrast with the historic city centre, the new waterfront development that hosted the World Exposition offers a wide choice of entertainment, sporting and business facilities.

Getting Here

The surf house is 15 minutes walking from the main surfing beach in Guincho.

 

30 Km. W of Lisbon (Estoril Coast) Lisbon International Airport (LIS), 35 Km.

 

Please let us know your time of arrival with at least 48 hours of prior notice. A private transfer is available under request to pick you up at Lisbon International Airport or Cascais/Estoril train station.

 

Plane

 

Airport transfer from Lisbon :

 

45EUR  1-3 pax

60EUR 4 pax

 

Check your flights with : TAP, Iberia, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Alitalia and all major airlines. Air Berlin, Easyjet, Clickair, Vueling and other low cost airlines.

Car

Rent the car directly at the airport and get to the camp in less than 40 minutes. From Lisbon, takes the A5 motorway to Estoril/Cascais and at the way out #12 Estr. Malveira da Serra/N9-1.

Train

From Lisbon airport take a bus for Lisbon centre (Rossio, Maruqes do Pombal,Baixa-Chiado). Take the metro until Cais do Sodré than take the train to Cascais/Estoril. We can pick you up at the train station of Cascais.

 

Transfer from Estoril train station :

 

15EUR 1-3 pax

25EUR 4/6 pax

 

Transfer from Cascais: 

7EUR   1-3 pax

12 EUR 4/6 pax

 

PRICES & PACKAGES

ECONOMICAL PACKAGE

 LOW SEASON
1 nov - 31 mar
MID SEASON
1 apr - 15 jun / 1 - 31 Oct
HIGH SEASON
Easter / 16 jun - 31 sep
Single room sea view395€505€625€
Double room sea view235€325€385€
Single room (shared bathroom)345€445€535€
Double room (shared bathroom)235€295€355€
Shared room (4 pax)395€325€385€
Dorm (6pax)225€295€355€

 

 The prices are per person and include :

 

• 6 nights accommodation in shared or private room

• 5 days surf lessons (1 class per day)

• Daily transfer to the beach

• 2 hours/day Daily surf course (theory and practice)

• Materials (Surfboard and Wetsuit)

• Surf house facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Living room with TV and large sofas, dining area, kitchen and bathrooms.

• Discounts on all material at the Surfshop

• Discounts on other activities (yoga, bike, hike, massage and others)

 

Under request :

Daily breakfast EUR 35

 

Airport transfer from Lisbon

1-3 pax : EUR 45 

4 pax : EUR 60

 

Transfer from Estoril train station 

1-3 pax : EUR 15

4/6 pax : EUR 25

 

Transfer from Cascais

1-3 pax : EUR 7

4/6 pax :  EUR 12  

SURF SCHOOL PACKAGE

 LOW SEASON
1 nov - 31 mar
MID SEASON
1 Apr - 15 jun / 1 - 31 oct
HIGH SEASON
Easter / 16 jun - 31 sep
Single room sea view475€585€695€
Double room sea view325€405€485€
Single room (shared bathroom)415€525€635€
Double room (shared bathroom)295€375€455€
Shared room (4pax)325€405€485€
Dorm (6 pax)295€375€455€

 

 The prices are per person and include :

 

• 6 nights accommodation in shared or private room

• 5 days surf lessons (2 classes per day)

• Daily transfer to the beach

• 4 hours/day Daily surf course (theory and practice)

• Materials (Surfboard and Wetsuit)

• Surf house facilities: Free Wi-Fi, Living room with TV and large sofas, dining area, kitchen and bathrooms.

• Discounts on all material at the Surfshop

• Discounts on other activities (yoga, bike, hike, massage and others)

 

Under request :

 

Under request :

Daily breakfast EUR 35

 

Airport transfer from Lisbon

1-3 pax : EUR 45 

4 pax : EUR 60

 

Transfer from Estoril train station 

1-3 pax : EUR 15

4/6 pax : EUR 25

 

Transfer from Cascais

1-3 pax : EUR 7

4/6 pax :  EUR 12  

 

BED & BREAKFAST

 LOW SEASON
1 nov - 31 mar
MID SEASON
1 apr - 15 jun / 1 - 31 Oct
HIGH SEASON
Easter / 16 jun - 31 sep
Double room sea view50€60€70€
Double room (shared bathroom)40€50€60€
Shared room (4 pax)25€30€35€
Dorm (6pax)20€25€30€

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