When I was coming to Baleal for surfing I had several thouhts in my mind how it might look like but I had truely no idea that it was going to be THAT amazing.
Firstly, very professional, friendly and simply cool surf instructors who do their best to share your passion with you and teach you as quickly as possible how to catch the waves and, of course, have fun doing it. It was very motivating when after every wave you caught, you could hear a round of cheers from them! In addition, they have very personal attitude to every student. Therefore, you can feel very comfortable and improve your skills faster. We make surf trips as well to try surfing in other conditions(usually stronger current and bigger waves) which makes you more experienced and a little disappointed with your skills after you thought that actually you were doing quite well :P
Also, you can learn there that surfing is not just about sport, it changes somehow the way you want to spend your time and also your view on other people. Everybody there is very positive, inspiring and enjoys life simply.
To sum up, I'd like to make my review more balanced and to include some weak points but I really cannot complain on anything that I saw and experienced there. Accomodation, other students, instructors, barbecues(Bar do Bruno!), parties, atmosphere - everything was super cool. Oh, actually there is a bad thing about this camp, finally it ends and you have to come back home.
I recommend the camp to EVERYBODY, regardless of the age. Next year, I'm coming for at least 4 weeks, so see you there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Baleal Surf Camp is a family run local business in Peniche Portugal, based on prime location in Europe’s most consistent and flexible surf spot. It was the first surf camp established in Portugal in 1993. By focusing on quality service and the environment it has grown to become one of the best known and loved surf schools on Europe's Atlantic coast. Teaching people how to surf here in Peniche and making sure they have the best possible surfing holidays is our main goal and what we thrive on. The surfcamp has a laid-back vibe and accommodation for all tastes and budgets. We welcome everyone from singles to families, experts to novices, a great surfing vacation is waiting for you here in Baleal beach, Peniche-Portugal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Baleal Surf Camp Hotel Baleal