Within a mere 20-minute radius, an array of Surf Spots awaits

Portugal ➝ Leiria ➝ Peniche

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Nestled in the picturesque town of Baleal, adjacent to the Peniche Peninsula, Peniche, once an island, is now seamlessly connected to the mainland by a stretch of sandy terrain. This unique geographical configuration gives rise to beaches on both the northern and southern flanks, ensuring a constant array of surfable points. Within a mere 20-minute radius, an array of Surf Spots awaits, including the renowned Supertubes, serving as the epicenter for the esteemed Rip Curl event—an unparalleled opportunity to witness the world's foremost surfers in action.

At the helm of Alex Surf School is Alex Silva, a seasoned local surfer turned instructor with over 12 years of experience. The one-week Surf Camp offers five days of surf classes, featuring two daily sessions, surf equipment tailored to your skill level, and two enlightening video-analysis sessions. Additionally, group surf excursions for 3 to 6 participants are available.

For those desiring the liberty of independent surfing, the school provides a rental service encompassing a diverse array of neoprene boards and attire.

Accommodation options cater to varied preferences, with the choice of the surfer-centric Alex Surf Hostel in Baleal or private beach houses. The ambiance of Baleal is distinctly surf-oriented, particularly during the summer season. Immerse yourself in the gastronomic delights of excellent seafood restaurants, and as the sun sets, experience the vibrant nocturnal atmosphere, adding an extra layer of excitement to your vacation.