Stories: March2017

Take an Easter Surf Trip to Portugal this April – it’s not too late to book! Surfers Lodge Peniche has Easter Surf Packages – discounts on accommodation and surf lessons – to help you reach your surf goals.
Surfs Up

Surfs Up

Come to Surfers Lodge Peniche for an Easter holiday centered around surf, in sync with the changing conditions of the sea.This is not a lazy beach vacation where you’ll work on your tan.  You’ll be challenged physically and mentally and be exhilarated to know what you can accomplish.
Warm up surf school

Warm Up

Book an Easter Surf Package and choose 7 Nights + 5 Surf Lessons or 5 Nights + 4 Surf Lessons.  A massage to soothe sore muscles and a changing poncho for your comfort compliment the offer.
Prainha Photo: Isa Martins

Prainha Photo: Isa Martins

Massage Room

Massage Room

Easter is the official start of the season in Peniche, with school holidays bringing visitors from all over Europe. The Lodge is almost fully booked for Easter Weekend -April 14-16- but we still have some availability.  One Bunkbed  Room with 6 beds is still free.  This is perfect for a group of family or friends. Twin Rooms are also available, for maximum comfort at an affordable price.
Family Bunkbed Room

Bunkbed Room

Twin Room

Twin Room

 Prices for the Easter Surf Packages are listed below:
 7 Nights + 5 Surf Lessons + Massage + Poncho
Suite                                             1 805,00 €
Double Room                             1 660,00 €
Twin Room                                 1 420,00 €
Twin Single                                 1 015,00 €
Bunkbed (per person, min 4)   665,00  €
5 Nights + 4 Surf Lessons + Massage + Poncho

Suite                                             1 375,00 €

Double Room                             1 250,00 €
Twin Room                                 1 100,00 €
Twin Single                                    770,00 €
Bunkbed (per person, min 4).    520,00 €
We have more rooms available throughout the month of April, and the promotion lasts all month. Take advantage of lower prices and fewer people in the water!
Peniche is the best place in Portugal to learn to surf.  With many forgiving sand-bottom beach breaks and protected spots, there is always a gentle wave in the vicinity. The abundance of waves thins out the crowd, giving you more space to feel comfortable on your first waves.
Learning to surf

Learning to surf

Spring weather in Peniche Portugal is beautiful, but not tropical. Some days have full sun and almost 20 degrees, and sometimes a spring storm rolls through the North Atlantic. The good news is that Peniche, due to a unique varied shoreline, has surf beaches facing in nearly every direction, meaning the wind is always offshore somewhere. Moreover, a little rain never stopped a good surf session!
Baleal - Photo by Tobias Ilsanker

Baleal – Photo by Tobias Ilsanker

Spring means new beginnings.  There is a feeling in the air that will inspire you to work towards your goals and set out on new adventures. Make this Spring the beginning of your surf education! See you soon!

Spring Surfer

Spring Surfer

Pop Quiz – What is a Surf Hotel?

What is a Surf Hotel?

A.) A hotel located in one of the world’s best surf spots
B.) A hotel inspired by surf culture
C.) A hotel with a surf school
D.) A hotel for surfers, with places to store boards, tips for best spots for the conditions, and a place to hang your wetsuit
E.) All of the above

Our answer is, E.) All of the above

Surfers Lodge Peniche

Surfers Lodge Peniche

When we set out to create Surfers Lodge Peniche, we looked to create a prototype of the ideal Surf Hotel. We imagined a space for a traveler looking for a high standard of comfort, thoughtful design, and a full range of surf-related amenities. We wanted to combine the best aspects of a surf camp with the best aspects of a boutique hotel.
surfer and marlene

Surf Class

Beatles Suite

Beatles Suite

We already had a lot going for us with the location – Peniche – one of the best, most consistent surf spots in Europe. Peniche has been a WCT Tour Stop for the last 5 years, thanks not only to the most famous world-class wave Supertubos, but also to the availability of solid alternative spots up the coast when the wind is wrong.  Not just for the pros, the area is also perfect for beginners with an abundance of gentle sandy beach breaks. The varied coast creates favorable conditions somewhere within a short drive or even walk, no matter the wind or swell direction.  Peniche is easy to access, just an hour drive from Lisbon, which is quickly becoming a low cost destination from many major cities in Europe.
WCT Supertubos

WCT Supertubos

North Coast Firing

North Coast Firing

At the heart of Surfers Lodge Peniche is the desire to spread surf stoke to the world.  We wanted to create a Surf School that provides week-long group lessons for all levels, like other surf camps, but also private lessons and programs sculpted to fit individual schedules and commitment.  We encourage just trying it out to see if you like it! For the occasional surfer we provide board and wetsuit rentals; for the seasoned surf traveler there’s a place to store your board and hang your wetsuit. Learn about the area through our personal surf guiding; or explore on your own with forecasts and advice on the best spots to surf given the conditions.
Beginners

Beginners

Photo: Tobias Ilsanker

Photo: Tobias Ilsanker

We’ve always loved the social aspect of a surf camp – adventuresome people from around the world, coming together to share waves and stories.  At Surfers Lodge Peniche you’ll meet people from all walks of life who are connected to surf in some way, whether first-time beginners or veteran surfers chasing swells, or even those just interested in the surf vibe. It’s always a fun mix and you’re sure to meet people you wouldn’t at a “regular” hotel. In the summer we have weekly Sunset Parties on the terrace and BBQs with live music in the backyard.  The Lodge is perfect for families too, and we love to see all ages hanging out together in the cozy Living Room or taking surf lessons together.

After Surf

After Surf

Sunset Party

Sunset Party

Surfing (as you may know) makes you REALLY hungry, so we have a full-service Restaurant to provide yummy, casual food, served in surfer’s portions.  We try to use local ingredients wherever possible and we offer only Portuguese wines.  The menu has both a healthy and a hearty side, making sure you’ll always leave the table satisfied.
Surfer Food

Surfer Food

Dinner with Friends

Dinner with Friends

We wanted to offer all of the above in a space inspired by Vintage Surf Culture, designed with comfort as a big priority.  We wanted to create a homey feeling, (living room instead of lobby,) centered around the fireplace and seriously comfy sofas like a Lodge in the mountains.  At the same time we honor the luxurious hotel tradition of extra-nice beds and sheets.  Each room has an impeccable attention to artistic details, with objects collected from family travels and always a Scandinavian sensibility to materials.

Surfers Lodge Living Room

Surfers Lodge Living Room

Hippie Room

Hippie Room