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Lisbon Surf Camp & Surf School - Cascais, Lisbon Estoril Coast. Portugal

INTRODUCTION

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Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais – build on 35 years surf experience

Based on his 35 years of surfing experience and the passion for adventure the Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais is the heart project of technical surfschool’s instructor Pedro Couto. The Surf Camp’s mission is to introduce you to the stockiness of surf, bodyboard surfing and SUP (standup paddling).

 

Surf adventure – Estoril Coast and famous surf spot Guincho is waiting for you

The coastline of Costa do Estoril, also known as Lisbon’s Riveria, starts at Carcavelos beach, 15 kms from Portugal’s capital Lisbon, combining sea, nature and city. The surf center & surf school is located in Carcavelos and since the Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais has a mobile surf school they can select and customize the surf trip to get you the best surf and waves along Lisbon’s sea coast. Be sure you will surf at the best beaches which suit your ability while taking weather & surf conditions into account. A 30 minute scenic drive on the “Marginal” along the coast, through to the picturesque historic fishing town of Cascais you reach the famous surf, wind and kite surf sport Guincho where the nice and intimate country surf house surrounded by pine tree woods is located in the quaint small village called Murches. Further, the Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais provides accommodations in Lisbon (Bairro Alto) and along the coast in Sao Pedro and Cascais.

 

Surfing for all levles – Beginner  lesson, surf guides and excape surf weekends

The Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais is dedicated to teach surfing to all levels (beginner, intermediate and advanced) and has surf offers for all occasions – a surf school for beginners, a guided surf tours for advanced surf travelers who wants to discover Lisbon’s amazing waves or the weekend package for spontaneous excape adventures. All options are with accommodation and full boarding available. The sights and delights of Portugal’s capital are a short drive away and can perfectly be enjoyed in the evening after a day at the beach!

 

Fun surf, adventures and sight seeing of Lisbon’s beautiful coast

While taking a day off from surfing there are a bunge of things to explore and do. Starting with SUP tours, continue with hiking, mountain climbing, biking and ending with yoga or a massage therapy to relax even more. 5 minutes from the surf house Cascais town offers anything from quiet bars and cafés to international lively bars and great local restaurants with a great choice of food. For the party animals Lisbon is a 30 min train ride where you will be lost for choice.

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THE ACCOMMODATION

Accomodations & Facilities of Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais

 

The idyllic country surf house in Guincho

This place is just the perfect mix of relaxation and fun. The surf house lies in a small village called Murches, next to Guincho, one of the best surfspots along Lisbon’s coast. Set in natural pine-tree woodlands in the green fold of the Serra da Sintra, and is 30 minutes East from Lisbon’s International Airport at the outskirts of the quaint seaside resort of Cascais (5 min away) located.

 

This cosy, stylish and well-appointed surf house is an intimate dwelling accommodation for maximum of twelve guests at a time. It has 3 bedrooms – 2 shared room for 4 pax and 1 double room with the possibility of an extra bed. Alternative lodgings are available for larger groups. (luxury villa for 32 pax, apartment for 6 pay in Aldeia de Juso, 4 man tents) . The house features bedroom accommodation with views over Cascais, Malveira and Sintra mountain range and a spacious lounge with comfortable sofas, a stove for cooler nights, flat screen satellite TV, DVD with surf videos and Wi-Fi in the main living room while a corner fireplace warms chilly nights. The beautiful outdoor terrace offer guests the perfect setting to have a barbecue, enjoying their dinner with a beautiful sunset. In the summer months breakfast and dinner can be served outside if the weather allows it. Vegetarians meals are also available please select this option in the booking form.

 

Other Accomodations of Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais along Coast Estoril

 

Surf & Stay in Sao Pedro

The accommodation is just a 20-minute drive away from the Lisbon city center and 5 minutes from the Estoril center. The São Pedro do Estoril train station is a 5-minute walk away. 17 designers and artists designed the beautiful decorated twin rooms, some with a private bathroom and other with access to shared bathroom facilities. Each room is customized and has an unique style. All units are featured with a balcony, patio and cable TV.

 

Surf & Stay in Bairro Alto (Lisbon) and Cascais Center

Both hostels are located in the heart and center of the town. Step out the hostel and you will find fado music, street parties, cafes/restaurants; shopping and much more The modern, clean and welcoming hostel have shared and separate bathrooms for men & women, mixed dorms, private rooms (with or without en-suite) and a relaxed atmosphere, so that everyone can feel comfortable.

 

A lobby fitted with free internet and a communal kitchen. 24 hour reception operates so that you can feel free to go out and enjoy your stay. They also have safe boxes for your belongings and an electronic door locking system for your room. Breakfast is included and is served in the lounge.

 

All Surf & Stay packages includes

  • Free Wi-Fi6 night stay with breakfast and free wifi
  • 10 / 5 surf sessions (according to package choice)
  • Surf courses: Monday to Saturday morning ( to avoid weekend crowded road & beach )
  • Daily transport to the beach
  • Surfing equipment (surfboard and wetsuit)
  • 1 video/photo sessions (under request)
  • Discounts on surf material
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THE ACTIVITIES

Lisbon Surf Camp customize surf for the perfect surf experience

The Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais is a mobile surf school, so they select and customize the trip to get you the best surf. 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.

 

Best surf spot of Estoril Coast

Next to Fort of “Sao Juliao da Barra” – hollow beach break – sandy bottom – right and left waves – works with al tides and less than 3 ft. – holds up to 6 ft. – north winds directions offshore – that is Carcavelos ! With mellow and steady waves it is one of the best surf spots along the Estoril and Lisbon’s coast with and ideal for beginners. The surf school prides itself in giving first class instruction and highly skilled and experienced staff especially focuses on the surf safety and ocean awareness.

 

The surf school of Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais

The surf school is located at Perola Bar- Restaurant in Carcavelos. You can walk from the train station to the beach and surf school easily. The school offers the best training program possible and guarantees guests to be up and riding waves shortly while having fun. so that is also the prior goal – having a good time all-round while developing and evolving the skills needed to have the time of your life in the water. Every day we hold 2 lessons, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, which includes theory and practice.

Surf topics covered in the week:

  • The basics of surfing
  • Paddling the board
  • Catching waves
  • Standing up on the board
  • Wave selection
  • Turning techniques
  • Surf etiquette
  • Ocean awareness
  • Surf safety

The Surf school has 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.

Surf instruction combine theory and practice to help pupils to improve their surfing skills quickly and steadily. If you are staying at a hotel on the Estoril Coast or in Lisbon, the Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais provides a shuttle service which will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the surf school.

If the north 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 guided tours with one of the best experienced surfer

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.

 

 

SUP tours around the coast

The Sup tours a held with a minimum of 3 persons. They can be taken at Cascais to Boca de Inferno 2 hours (level II ), Guincho to Figueira do Guincho 2 hours (level III ), Fonte da Telha 2 hours (level I) and Lagoa de Albufeira 2 hours ( level I)

Surf lessons take 2 hours, since you get to the beach, splited in:

  • Gear choice
  • Warm up
  • Theory
  • Practice
  • Conclusion
  • All insurances included.

Shuttle sevice is available from Lisbon (15 EUR) and Cascais (7 EUR) to the SUP spot and school in Guincho.

 

 

More than a surf paradise – best hiks and mountain bike trails in Protugal

Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais is not only located at a surfers paradise but also really great for mountain bikers and hikers as it is located at the foot of Sintra Hills – a top mountain biking and hiking destination in Portugal. You can explore Sintra´s best trails either on a mountain bike or by foot with our local guide who is been riding these trails since 1992! Both mountain bikers and hikers will find sweet single tracks, trails along the Atlantic coast, and an amazing landscape. Join us a get to know Portugal´s best trails – only 30 minutes away from Lisbon!

 

Relax and heal your body with shiatsu massage

After a full day of surf and action heal yourself with a relaxing shiatsu. The therapist has over 15 years of experience and has been well- trained and a practitioner in Australia and other parts of the globe. He has all the skill that will allow you to understand and recover effectively in a long lasting way.

 

Yoga goes perfectly together with surfing

Yoga is one of the best complementary activities for surfing. Stretch, build strength, resistance and develop your breath with 1hr class of Okido Yoga. It is connecting mind and body perfectly. What you must do is, firstly, laugh and have the mind of gratitude and, secondly, give up all your ideas about yourself.

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LOCATION & GETTING HERE

Location

Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais surrounded by best surf spots and magical landscapes

The Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais lies just outside the seaside resort of Cascais on the Estoril Coast (also known as Lisbon Riviera) offers some of the best surf spots on the globe draws surfers from around the wolrd to the it’s wave rich shores. It is blast with a variety of great waves, consistent swells, and incredible surf culture. Combined with magical natural landscapes the coastline of Costa do Estoril starts at Carcavelos beach, 15 kms from the Capital City Lisbon, goes over a scenic drive on the “Marginal” along the coast through to the picturesque historic fishing town of Cascais and ends up in the folds of the Serra da Sintra and the famous surf, wind and kite spot of Guincho.

 

Carcavelos Beach

is located next to the Fort of “São Julião da Barra”, and is the home base of the Surf School “Planob” (planb) which is 15 minutes away from the surf camp by car. The extended beach is ideal for all surf lovers, from beginner surfers to advanced professionals. It’s also venue for national and international competitions like WQS. It has a beach break that works with all swells. North winds directions are offshore.

 

S.Pedro de Estoril

Right Point break. Good for intermediate and advanced level. Better from low to high tide. Same offshore winds as Carcavelos and Bafureira.

 

Lisbon

Hhas one of the greatest maritime centers and 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 center of the world. Having 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-colored houses, grand palaces, old castles and monuments. In striking contrast with the historic city center, the new waterfront development that hosted the World Exposition offers a wide choice of entertainment, sporting and business facilities.

 

Cascais

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.

 

Guincho

5 minutes away from the surf camp located and protected from the cold northern wind by the hill side of Sintra and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean a mediterranean climate awaits surfers here. Guincho is known to be a great surf/ kite and windsurf spot due to the swell and wind direction. Mild winter, hot summers and spring-like autumn with perfect offshore glassy waves waiting for you. The region offers an attractive mix of sea, nature, city and historical treasures within a small area of a one hour drive radius.

 

Climate

Protected from the cold northern wind by the Sintra range, a Mediterranean climate but with Atlantic swell awaits surfers here, with mild winter, hot sunny summers with average temperatures between 22ºC to 30ºC and spring-like autumn with perfect offshore glassy waves. Lisbon’s coast can truly say it boasts an endless summer in Europe – 300+ days of it, topped by a typical Mediterranean clime.

Getting Here

Get easily around with our shuttle service

Airlines who fly to Lisboa: TAP, Iberia, British Airways, Air France, Lufthansa, Alitalia and all major airlines Air Berlin, Easyjet, Clickair, Vueling and other low cost airlines

 

You can drive by your own: From Lisbon, takes the A5 motorway to Estoril and at the way out #11 (end of motorway), take the direction of Murches

 

Get to surf school by public transport: The surf school is in Carcavelos so just get the subway to Cais do Sodré train station, then a train to Carcavelos (400 mt walk to the beach) or Cascais (according to swell forecast) where we will pick you up for FREE.

 

Use our shuttle service: If you are staying at a hotel on the Estoril Coast or in Lisbon, the Lisbon Surf Camp Cascais provides a shuttle service which will pick you up at your hotel and take you to the surf school. Here you can find also the  the pick up prices for the transfer  the  surf house:

 

Extras & Transfer

one way (1-3 pax.)

one way (4 -6 pax.)

Lisboa from/to the Surfhouse (one way)

45

60

Linha Estoril from/to the Surfhouse:

15

25

Cascais from/to the Surfhouse:

7

12

Peniche from/to Lisboa International airport:

80

120

 

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PRICES & PACKAGES

Surf Packs

 

 Price per person 

Mid Season*

High Season**

6 lessons 11 lessons 6 lessons 11 lesson
Double (1pax) 465 EUR 545 EUR  565 EUR 645 EUR
Double (2pax) 365 EUR  445 EUR  465 EUR 545 EUR
Double/twin-shared bath.(1pax) 405 EUR  485 EUR  505 EUR 585 EUR
Double/twin-shared bath.(2pax) 335 EUR  415 EUR  435 EUR 515 EUR
Shared room (3 or 4 pax) 325 EUR  405 EUR  425 EUR  505 EUR

*Mid Season: 15 Sep to 15 Nov + 1 Mar to 15 Jun

**High Season:Easter, New Year’s & 15 June to 15 Sept.

Inclusions

  • 6-night stay breakfast
  • Shower/beach towel
  • Free wifi
  • 10 / 5 surf sessions (according to package choice)
  • Daily shuttle house-beach-house
  • Surfing equipment (surfboard and wetsuit)
  • 1 video/photo sessions (under client request, it’s a extra service)
  • Discounts on surf material
  • Discounts on other activities (yoga, bike, hike, others)
  • All insurances and gear included

Transfers

Lisboa from/to the Surfhouse (one way)

35 EUR -1/3 pax

50 EUR > 4 pax

 

Linha Estoril from/to the Surfhouse:

15 EUR -1/3 pax

25 EUR > 6 pax

 

Cascais from/to the Surfhouse

7 EUR – 1/3 pax

12 EUR > 6 pax

Surf Lessons

30 EUR per session per person

Pack 5 lessons 125 EUR
Pack 10 lessons 195 EUR

1 or 2… lessons Every day we hold 2 lessons, one in the morning and the other in the afternoon, which includes theory and practice.

Locations: Carcavelos or Guincho 

Pick up at Cascais train station.

 

Surf lessons take 2 hours, since you get to the beach, split in:

  • Gear choice
  • Warm up
  • Theory
  • Practice
  • Conclusion
  • All insurances included.

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