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Live music by Sarah Calvert at the Lodge

The 17th to the 24th of September Sarah Calvert will perform at the lodge!

Calvert’s music is ambient and experimental pop jazz with a cool Nordic sound, in all the right ways. With great band and with inspiration from artists such as Lykke Li, James Blake and Hanne Kolstø they create a diverse and dynamic sound with the perfect mix of organic and electronic elements. With direct and honest lyrics songwriter Sarah Calvert depict a dedicated view of situations and emotions, which most people can relate to. Calvert is releasing their debut album 23 of October!

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Quality Accommodation for the WCT in Peniche

Surfers Lodge Peniche is located in Baleal, a 5 minute drive from where the WCT contest is held. We have the highest standard of accommodation in the area, with a great restaurant focusing on fresh locally grown produce. On top of this we have an awesome roof top terrace with a pool and jacuzzi. Every day (when the weather allows) during the contest we will have Djs and live music for the sunsets. Come mingle with the pro surfers, who were regularly spotted here during last years contest, having dinner in the restaurant and cocktails on our terrace.

Choose one of our luxurious suites or comfortable double rooms. If your budget is smaller we also have some nice dormitories in the basement. We still have some rooms available, so do yourself a favour and book the most memorable holiday of your life.

For a complete listing of our packages and prices click Here

Surf Lesson : How to duck dive

Duck diving is one of the most important tricks for a surfer. Master it properly and you will save a lot of energy and time paddling out. If you do it badly you may spend the whole surf session battling the white water. It can be quite tricky before you get the hang of it but its well worth the effort to get it right.

Duck diving is something that you can practise on in flat water while waiting for waves. In this Surf Lesson pro surfer, Holly Beck teaches you the basics.

Good Luck!

Plastic and other garbage is becoming a huge problem around the world. Every big storm reminds us on how we treat our mother earth by delivering tons of trash onto our beloved beaches. Surfers are regular visiters to the beach and it is our responsibility to do what we can to help the earth. Take 3 is a non profit organisation founded in 2009 which aims to raise awareness to this problem. Every beach goer is encouraged to take three pieces of rubbish every time visit. Together we can make a change!

By doing this you will contribute to a cleaner environment for us all. One other way to help is to be conscious in what you buy. Do you really need an extra plastic bag for your groceries? How are the products you buy packaged? By smart shopping we can all help to reduce the amount of plastic being used.

So what can you do with the garbage you find on the beach? You could simply throw it in a rubbish bin, you can recycle it, or you can do what Skeleton Sea does. This Ericeira based company makes just about anything from stuff they found on the beach. Old flip flops become a mermaid. Boogie board fins are made into a huge shark or oil canisters into tables. Last easter Surfers Lodge Peniche teamed up with these up cycling geniuses and held an art exhibition on our terrace in order to raise awareness.

Having said this i want to see all of you out there cleaning our beaches and contributing to our collective well being!

Surfs up!

Learning to surf might be the most difficult task you will ever try in life but it could also be the most rewarding.  The feeling of gliding smoothly across the water for the first time is a very special feeling. Feel the energy of the wave under your feet and can’t help to put a large smile on your face. This feeling is what makes surfers return day after day in the water. Some even make it their spiritual practise and develop an addiction to it. The little fishing town Peniche, one hour north of Lisbon, in Portugal happens to have ideal contidions for learning to surf all year round. The forgiving beach breaks have taught countless people to surf throughout the year.

Surfers Lodge Peniche delivers high end accommodation, well cooked food and an authentic environment which will ensure you a great holiday. Choose between luxurious suites, comfortable double rooms or twin rooms. If your budget is tighter we suggest our dormitory where you sleep 6 people in each room. The beds are designed as booths in order to give you the privacy you need. Both dormitories have their own toilet and shower so there will be no long lines to have a shower.

Learn to surf with our Surf School teaches you the basic knowledge both in and out of the water. The teachers have many years of  experience in the art of wave riding. No matter how good you are we specialise the class to meet your requirements. If you are a complete beginner we suggest you take one of our week long courses. This will ensure  you to get enough basic knowledge in order to safely practice alone. one week packages include theory about waves, currents, boards and general behaviour in the water, video analysis of your surfing, practise in and out of the water. It also includes a skate board lesson and some basic stretching to help your body to adjust. After each week course you will get a written review and what you have learned and what you need to practise on. Yoga is a great way to improve mobility. Our qualified yoga instructor offers three lessons per week. We highly recommend this in order to get the most out of your surfing. If this is not enough you can  choose between a number of different massages. This is great for the end of the stay when you muscles are sore and your body needs a bit of a rest.

The Restaurant  focuses on honest food where most of our products are locally produced and cooked to perfection. There are generous dishes to fill your appetite after a long day out in the water. Try our tuna as a starter and then go for the sirloin steak. Portugal is an excellent producer of great wines. We have traveled the country to select the best wines available. A large part of our wines are organic and made with a lot of love.

Our Packages and Prices are designed to suit each ones needs. Choose between Bed & Breakfast or half board, with our without surf. You can also add massage or yoga.

See you soon!