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LAGIDE BALEAL Surf Guides, Surf School & Surf Hostel - Baleal, Peniche. Portugal

INTRODUCTION

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Lagide Baleal Surfcamp is a brand new surf camp located at 50 meters from Baleal – Peniche, a surfer’s paradise famous for the diversity of its numerous Surf spots and its amazing nightlife. It’s two Surfhouses are perfectly and strategically placed at 20 meters in front of the ocean and the surf spots. Its front yard is one of the best reef breaks in Portugal, Lagido. All the rooms have a direct view of the ocean, and you can even check several surf spots from your window.

 

The Surfcamp offers courses for beginners to advanced surfers with a maximum of 6 persons per instructor (unlike other Surfschools…), accommodation and surf guided tours for experienced surfers wishing to discover the numerous spots in the area. If you prefer to be independent you can also choose the option accommodation only. Watch the morning Surf while you’re preparing a delicious breakfast… Put your wetsuit on and go directly to Surf from your house !!!

 

The Surfcamp consists of two spacious Surf houses, both situated directly in front of the ocean: the Big House and the Small House. The Big House can accommodate 15 persons while the capacity of the Small house is of 9 persons. You can choose between three double rooms, three triple rooms, and two quadruple rooms. All these rooms are very spacious, comfortable, fully equipped and have a view to the beach.

THE ACCOMMODATION

TOP FLOOR

Recently we remodeled and redecorated the top floor of the main house and transformed it in two very spacious and stylish rooms. Both rooms can fit up to 4 persons each with total privacy and comfort with the most amazing views. These new premium accommodations are perfect for families, small groups, couples and single travelers that like to share the vibe but desire a little bit more privacy and space.

 

SEA VIEWS

Come and check the waves in most of the Baleal surf spots without leaving your room. Feel free to use the “Bauch and Lomb “ telescope to look at the stars and the moon.

 

ATMOSPHERE

Each of the top floor rooms can cater for up to 4 guests with total privacy and comfort with the most amazing views.

Both rooms are equipped with modern new bathrooms.

 

OUTDOOR AREAS

We have a variety of outdoor areas for you to enjoy during your stay. Our garden is ideal for football, surf warm ups or yoga, and our terraces always catch the sun regardless of the wind direction.

 

FRIENDLY

We take huge pride in providing a friendly atmosphere, and there is always someone at the main house should you require our help.

BIG HOUSE

Big House is the main house in the middle of our property, with all 5 bedrooms offering views across the spectacular coastline. No other house in the area sits in a position like the we do; we offer the finest location in Baleal. Since 1922, the house was used as a family holiday residence for many decades and much of the original furniture still exists to this day, making Big House an authentic and vintage Portuguese experience.

 

SEA VIEWS

All bedrooms have uninterrupted views of the coastline, and our lounge has four floor to ceiling windows that look out onto Lagide, the famous reef break right on our back yard.

 

ATMOSPHERE

The atmosphere in the Surfastle is that of warmth and cosiness throughout all our relaxing chillout areas. Our lounge is the perfect place to watch the surf endlessly from any angle, be it standing on the terrace, or relaxing on the comfortable sofas.

 

OUTDOOR AREAS

We have a variety of outdoor areas for you to enjoy during your stay. Our garden is ideal for football, surf warm ups or yoga, and our terraces always catch the sun regardless of the wind direction.

 

FRIENDLY

We take huge pride in providing a friendly atmosphere, and there is always someone at the main house should you require our help.

SMALL HOUSE

The Small House is located next door to the main house and offers perfect accommodation for groups and families, providing self-contained living in a charming house with 3 bedrooms. Guests of the small house have access to all the facilities of the main house. The house has an interesting history – it was used by the Portuguese national guard (‘guarda’) as a lookout over the coastline, who wanted to take advantage of the premium location of the house to police smuggling and other illegal activities.

 

SEA VIEWS

All rooms of Small House have views of the famous Lagido surf sport or the Beglas coast. The kitchen, in particular, provides the perfect place to cook a meal with your friends or family and watch the waves.

 

ATMOSPHERE

The small house has its own special atmosphere provided by its comfortable lounge with fireplace, private kitchen, and bathroom. Guests of the small house can also share in the warmth and comfort of the main house, where they will be enjoying breakfast every morning.

 

OUTDOOR AREAS

The small house has its own back yard right on the cliffs, where you can enjoy the sea views. We also have a variety of other outdoor areas for you to enjoy during your stay. Our front garden is ideal for football, surf warm ups or yoga and you can always find a windless, sunny spot on one of our many terraces.

 

FRIENDLY

We take huge pride in providing a friendly atmosphere, and there is always staff around should you require our help.

THE STUDIOS

The studios are located inside the property right next to the main house and offers perfect private accomodation for families, couples and small groups. The modern and stylish apartments provide self-contained living with west facing windows that catch sunshine all day.

 

PRIVACY

Our studio apartments offer total privacy with your own kitchen and bathroom, and studio guests still get access to all the facilities of the main house.

 

ATMOSPHERE

The atmosphere is that of warmth and cosiness throughout all our relaxing chillout areas. The lounge of the main house is the perfect place to watch the surf endlessly from any angle, be it standing on the terrace, or relaxing on the comfortable sofas. You also enjoy breakfast every morning in the main house.

 

OUTDOOR AREAS

We have a variety of outdoor areas for you to enjoy during your stay. Our front garden is ideal for football, surf warm ups or yoga and you can always find a windless, sunny spot on one of our many terraces.

 

FRIENDLY

We take huge pride in providing a friendly atmosphere, and there is always staff around should you require our help.

 

THE ACTIVITIES

SURF SCHOOL

The surf school has been working since 2007 bringing unique surf experiences to all our trainees. We take into account both physical and technical characteristics of each surfer who comes to our academy, giving tailored and personalized coaching.

 

Our head surf coach is Pedro “Ginjas” Pulido Valente, who has been surfing at Baleal for the last twenty years and training surfers for the last ten years. All our teachers are very experienced surfers and have been approved by the FPS – Federação Portuguesa de Surf (Portuguese Surf Federation).

 

// STUDENT CENTRIC

We only have a maximum of 6 trainees per teacher, allowing us to offer a much more intimate and focused surf school service compared with other local schools. We feel strongly that every trainee is different and requires equal attention out in the water.

 

// EVERY WAVE

Our coaches see every wave of each student and will monitor progress closely, giving advice and feedback on the beach and also in the water, as well as filming you while you surf to offer feedback in the comfort of the Surfcastle lounge.

 

// BEST MATERIALS

We use the best materials and our teachers are highly qualified in order to provide our guests with the best surfing experience. The equipment selected for you will closely match your surfing ability, and we’ll always make sure your progression matches the gear you take out.

 

// LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

We have an unrivaled knowledge of the local surf spots, being pioneers in surf coaching in this region. Rather than stick to a rigid timetable, you can rely on your coach to take you to the ideal surf spot for your lesson every day, or even twice a day.

 

// VIDEO CORRECTIONS

Our surf coaches will often take video of you, and after the session, we will analyze and correct your surfing in the comfort of the Surfcastle lounge (an image is worth a thousand words).

 

// FREEDOM TO SURF

We know how addictive surfing can be, so once you’re ready we’ll encourage you to go out and enjoy the freedom to catch waves on your own using our equipment.

SURF GUIDING

We have been sharing the fantastic waves of hour region with friends for the last 25 years. Our surf guiding is all about trying to help our visitors to explore some less accessible waves that only local knowledge can provide. We check the waves from the Surf lodge and immediately know which surf spot is the best of the day. Then, we drive you to the spot and either surf with you or film you, on your request.

 

If you are an experienced surfer you will be able to surf in many different conditions, and also learn how to find good surf with any wind or swell direction in the Peniche area. Our insight will definitely help you find and charge some of the fantastic waves of our region. From wedgie beach breaks to uncrowded rocky point breaks, in a good week of surf, you can get it all.

EQUIPMENT RENTAL

The surf material is made by some of the best brands in the market and we always try to match the equipment we give you to your surfing abilities. We have a wide range of warm, comfortable wetsuits (for children, women, and men) and a range of surfboards from soft beginner boards to advanced Lost fibreglassed boards.

 

One of our experienced staff will be able to help you select your gear for you on arrival.

 

HIGH-PERFORMANCE GEAR

For the advanced surfers, we have a big range of LOST surfboards with FCS fins. Our head surf coach Ginjas can help make an expert decision about the right board for you depending on your experience and surf conditions on the day.

 

FREEDOM SURFING

When you book any full pack, not only will be provided with the best surf material, you will also be able to use the gear for free surfs on your own when your surf skills are ready.

SURF SPOTS

A surfers’ paradise! Peniche is a small peninsula where you will always find the right beach with a light offshore wind creating hollow waves, regardless of the wind direction. Along with a fifteen kilometer stretch of coast, there are more than 20 breaks for surfers of all levels. Here is a fast description of some of them

 

Praia do Baleal: Beach with multiple peaks. Mixed spots with rocks and sand Ideal for intermediate surfers. During summer this beach is exclusive for swimmers (no Surfing) Swell direction: West and North Wind: South

 

Lagido: Shallow reef break that provides powerful lefts and mellow rights. Swell direction: West and North. Wind: South

 

Almagreira: Beach with multiple peaks. Sand bars and mixed spots with rocks / sand Swell direction: All Wind: South & East

 

Cantinho da Baia: Sand bar that provides long lefts and rights. Very consistent and ideal for beginners. Swell direction: North and west Wind: North and East

 

Meio da Baia: Very long beach with multiple sandbars. Perfect waves without crowds just ten minutes away from the Surfcamp (walking distance) Swell direction: All Wind: East South

 

Peniche Norte: Multiple reef breaks. Small and medium swells from west and north. This area is considered dangerous for unexperienced surfers. Access is difficult and the reefs are packed with sea urchins. Swell direction: West and North Wind: South

 

Supertubos: World famous break known for its perfectly tubular waves. This spot is famous for its lefts but also provides epic rights. It’s a very difficult and powerful wave that suits experienced surfers. Supertubos was acknowledged by Surfer Mag as being one of the best waves in the world. Swell direction: SouthWest Wind: Northeast

 

Molhe Leste: Tubular right wave that breaks close to a pier. This wave works when Supertubos is too big. Swell direction: North and west Wind: Northeast

 

Consolaçao: Rocky bay with long rights. The wave has a smooth beginning but usually ends with a powerful inside section. The access is difficult and some of the reefs are covered with sea urchins. Swell direction: Southwest and West Wind: North and East

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LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Peniche

Eighty kilometres north of Lisbon, Peniche is one of Portugal’s busiest fishing harbour. An island until the 12th Century, it is now connected to the mainland by a narrow causeway bordered by wide sandy beaches. Its “Fortaleza” was one of the country’s most notorious jails, now an impressive monument against fascism. The town has been a magnet for surfers for at least a decade, due to the large variety of spots working in different conditions and all within a fifteen kilometres radius. North swells can be breathtaking on the northern beaches while in South swells or northern winds, the southern beaches offer powerful waves, such as the famous “Supertubos” perfect tube. Northwards of Peniche, the crowd thins out substantially.

 

Costa da Prata

The region of Peniche and Costa da Prata (Silver Coast) is famous for its miles long pristine beaches and the Berlanga Islands, a tiny rocky archipelago listed as a natural reserve and a favourite destination for divers – in season, daily ferries take visitors from Peniche to the main island. Also well worth a visit is the nearby walled town of Obidos.

 

This perfectly preserved mediaeval town is a maze of narrow cobbled streets and small squares lined by churches and lovely whitewashed houses with flower bedecked windows. The town was a leading merchant harbour until the 16th century, when river access to the sea was silted up. Obidos lost importance and its development was halted, the town remaining pretty much the same ever since. Today, the tranquil waters of the Obidos (Arelho) lagoon has become a favourite spot for windsurfers and its river mouth a reputed surf spot.

Getting Here

Peniche is 80 km. N of Lisbon 50 km. N of Ericeira 270 km. S of Porto

 

Pick up

Lisbon Airport pick-up: 100 EUR (per ride, máx 4 four surfers each time)

Porto Airport pick-up: 200 EUR (per ride, máx 4 four surfers each time)

 

Bus Service

Regular bus service Lisbon-Peniche, buses leave every hour or so from “Sete Rios” Bus Station in Lisbon Take a taxi from the airport to the bus station Call the surf camp before boarding the bus to advise time of arrival in Peniche Free transfers from Peniche Bus Station.

PRICES & PACKAGES

SURFCAMP & SURFARIS

Including:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation in the Surfhouse
  • Welcome BBQ
  • Breakfast
  • 5 days Surf school with 2 surf lesson per day (beginners)
  • or Surf guiding to the best spots of the area (experienced surfers)
  • 2 surf sessions per day from Monday to Friday
  • All the Surf equipment
  • Surf Insurance
  • Transport to the beaches and back

 

20 % OFF Winter Rates !!!

 

Surfcamp (1 Week) Big House Small House  
Winter: Nov/1 – Mar/20 425 EUR 375 EUR  
Spring: Mar/21 – Jun/20 520 EUR 465 EUR  
Verano: Jun/21 – Sep/20 600 EUR 510 EUR  
Autumn: Sep/21 – Oct/31 560 EUR 480 EUR 

All rates are per person Note: 15% reduction on the second week

 

BED & BREAKFAST

Including:

  • Accommodation in the Surfhouse
  • Welcome BBQ
  • Breakfast

 

Bed & Brekfast   Big House Week   Big House Day   Small House Week   Small House Day  
  Winter: Nov/1 – Mar/20   275 EUR   45 EUR   225 EUR   35 EUR  
Spring: Mar/21 – Jun/20 340 EUR 55 EUR 285 EUR 45 EUR  
Verano: Jun/21 – Sep/20 420 EUR 65 EUR 330 EUR 50 EUR  
Autumn: Sep/21 – Oct/31 380 EUR 60 EUR 300 EUR 47 EUR  

All rates are per person Note: 15% reduction on the second week

 

SURF COURSE

Including:

  • 2 hours of Surf lesson
  • All the Surf equipment
  • Surf Insurance

1 Lesson: 40 EUR per person

3 Lessons: 100 EUR per person

5 Lessons: 150 EUR per person

10 Lessons: 200 EUR per person

 

SURF RENTAL

Surfboard + Wetsuit

 

1 Day: 40 EUR per person

3 Days: 100 EUR per person

5 Days: 150 EUR per person

10 Days: 200 EUR per person

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