The Surfcastle surf school as 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 personalised coaching.

Our head surf coach is Pedro "Ginjas" Pulido Valente, who has been surfing at Baleal who has been surfing at Baleal since he was 10 years old and has been training surfers for the last fifteen years.

All our teachers are very experienced surfers and have been approved by the FPS - Federação Portuguesa de Surf (Portuguese Surf Federation).

  • Intro to the surf material
  • Geography of Peniche and it's influence in surfing
  • Beach analysis and specific conditions
  • Safety rules

  • Intro to surfing in Peniche
  • Surfer's diagnosis
  • Help on material choice
  • Drop a wave, bottom turn and surf the green wall

  • Transport to best wave of the day
  • Tour around the main surf spots of the Peniche area
  • Guidance and technical support for big wave riding

Only the best for you


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


    Our coaches see every wave of each student and will monitor progress closely, giving advice and feedback at 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.


    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.


    We have unrivalled knowledge of the local surf spots, being pioneers in surf coaching in this reigon. 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.


    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).


    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 Lessons 1 Lesson 3 Lessons 5 Lessons 10 Lessons
Per Person €50 €135 €200 €300
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