GIRLS’ SURF WEEK – Dec 15 – 22

This December we host the first of many Girls’ Surf Weeks at the Lodge!
Join us for all or part of the week. All ages and levels welcome, but girls and women only! Let’s surf, hang out, and support each other!


Package Includes:

  • 7 Nights Accommodation
  • 5 Surf Lessons
  • 3 Yoga Lessons
  • Video Correction
  • Photo Session
  • Tour to Óbidos or Nazaré
Bunk Bed (per person)  595.00 €
Twin Single                      659.00 €
Twin (2 people).            1261.00 €
Double (2 people)         1324.00 €
Suite (2 people)             1513.00 €
Use code GIRLSURF when booking – enter in “additional info”


Ring in the New Year with a surf getaway! Get a head start on your fitness resolutions while enjoying exclusive discounts on surf lessons and accommodation over the holiday.

Package includes:

  • 5 Nights Accommodation
  • 3 Semi-Private Surf Lessons (up to 2 people/instructor)
  • New Year’s Eve Dinner – 3 courses w/wine and champagne
Bunk Bed (per person)  430.00 €
Twin Single                      500.00 €
Twin (2 people)                955.00 €
Double (2 people)         1005.00 €
Suite (2 people)             1155.00 €
Use code NEWYEAR when booking – enter in “additional info”

NAZARE! For Last-Minute Travellers

Winter swells are here! November and December are the best months to see the biggest waves in the world live and in person.
Keep an eye on the forecast, come down for an XXL swell, and score exclusive discounts on accommodation!


November | Price per night:

Twin Single                 € 49.00
Twin                              € 89.00
Double                          € 99.00
Suite                            € 129.00

December | Price per night: 

Twin Single                     44.00 €
Twin                                 80.00 €
Double                            89.00  €
Suite                               116.00 €

Use code NAZARE when booking – enter in “additonal info”

November Events

November is a great month to visit us in Peniche! The crowds disappear and you can enjoy empty peaks and some of the best surf conditions all year.  We’ve got some special events happening at the Lodge this November, along with exclusive discounts for returning guests!


Surf Training Camp
Oct 28 – Nov 3

Join master surf coach Turko Adi for an intensive week of surf training!

Camp includes:

  • 6 Nights Accommodation + Breakfast
  • 5 Surf Lessons
  • 5 Video/Photo Corrections
  • 2 Yoga Lessons
  • 3 Surf Fitness Lessons
  • Tour of Fatum Surfboard Factory
Price per person (2 people per room):
Twin Room                   € 725.00
Double Room               € 785.00
Suite                               € 845.00
Twin Single Occ           € 935.00
Use code SURFIT when booking – enter in “additonal info”

Yoga Retreat
Nov 13 – 18

Join us by the sea for a Healing Yoga Retreat with Magic Elisabeth Ippel!
Elisabeth will guide us through 4 days of Healing Yoga, meditation, and time connecting with the ocean.
Check In: 13th of November – Evening Welcome Circle
Check Out: 18th of November – Breakfast + Goodbyes
Price includes:
  • 5 Nights Accommodation + Breakfast
  • Daily Yoga Program:
      • Morning = 2 hr yoga + meditation
      • Evening = 1.5 hours of nature and yoga

Price per person (2 people per room):
Twin Room                   € 591,50
Double Room               € 616,50
Suite                               € 691,50
Twin Single Occ           € 614.00


For Last-Minute Travellers

November is the month when the sleeping giant of Nazaré wakes up.  It’s a great time to see the biggest waves in the world live and in person.  Last year the WSL ran their paddle-in contest on 16 November, and it was a truly epic event to watch.
Keep an eye on the forecast, come down for an XXL swell, and score exclusive discounts on accommodation!

Price per night:

Twin Single                 € 49.00
Twin                              € 89.00
Double                          € 99.00
Suite                            € 129.00
Use code NAZARE when booking – enter in “additional info”

5 Best Months to Visit Peniche

Keeping in mind that our priorities include: good waves, no crowds, sun, and fun, we’ve put together a list of the 5 best months to visit Peniche.  Our picks may surprise you; read through for all the inside info:

5.) MAY

The long pre-summer days stretch out the surfing window, and you can go at different times to avoid the mid-season crowds – (think sunrise!) Swells are smaller and conditions can be nice to take out the longboard and cruise.  Beginner and Intermediate surf students enjoy this month immensely!



Average rainfall in December is less than June! Winter is definitely the best time to avoid crowds and get lowest room rates.  Surfers take note – if you like it double overhead, December is your month.  Last minute travellers – check the forecast 1 week in advance for best days of swell and sun.



Crowds thin out and it begins to look like low season. You can go to dinner without booking a table in advance, which for us is a big luxury! The surf conditions can be some of the best all year: 2 years ago we had 3 weeks of perfect waves in a row with blue skies and no wind.  



Average temperatures in October are a bit higher than June, making it the 4th warmest month and unofficially still summer!  At the same time, swells begin to build and Peniche gets a taste of what the Atlantic can deliver.  The WSL Championship Tour comes to town in the later half of the month, bringing a fun atmosphere of pure stoke and the opportunity to watch your favorite pros in action!



September is the best month to visit Peniche because you can have the best mix of weather and waves.  The second warmest month after August, it hardly ever rains in September.  The kids go back to school and holiday goers leave the beach in droves.  The water is warm and ground swells are plentiful, while the likelihood of offshore winds increases.

In summary, the best time to take a surf trip to Peniche is not the Summer high season! Autumn into early Winter delivers the best conditions and fewer people in the lineup and around town.  Late spring can also bring some fun waves without the hassle.  Because the weather in Peniche changes so much, flexible travelers have an advantage if they can book last minute, to lock-in the best swell/sun combination.


Introducing our new Yoga Teacher

We are so excited to introduce our new yoga teacher for this season!

Meet Elisabeth Ippel : Yoga Coach – Reiki Therapist – Chakra Healer

Elizabeth has been practicing yoga for over 16 years, developing into a passionate yoga coach and healer.  She has been teaching and leading  yoga retreats around the world for the past 5 years.  Notably, she has been involved with Solar Impulse (the first solar plane to fly around the world, teaching Yoga to the founder and pilot André Borschberg, as well as to the whole team.

After learning to surf in Hawaii in 2016, Elisabeth decided to exchange mountain life in Switzerland for life near the ocean.  In May 2018, Elisabeth moved to Portugal with her husband and cat, and has been living the dream working remotely as a PR consultant.  Her daily routine includes long walks on the beach, surfing, and teaching yoga daily at the Lodge.

 Elisabeth’s yoga classes are concentrated around the 7 chakras in the body. Chakras are energy points which are mostly out of balance as of our daily life and experiences. Those imbalances can be felt through physical pain like stiffness or by uncomfortable emotions like fear/ anger etc.. During her yoga sessions, students work on balancing those chakras.

Elisabeth’s yoga style is like a cocoon in which the students can relax into. It is important that everybody feels fully accepted and integrated, beginner as well as advanced.  She assists gently during the asanas with hands on while giving some Reiki so that everyone leaves with a full heart.

Classes are held Monday to Friday, and if you join all week, you will experience a balanced body and mind work out. Starting  with the the legs and arms, and working up to the hips, to the stomach (core stability) to the shoulders and the neck.   

Guests who sign up for 5 surf lessons have 5 yoga sessions included in their package. Surfers will benefit from joining every day, as it will help them to get more stable as well as relaxed on their surfboards. They will have a better sense of their body while learning to surf or while learning new tricks on the surfboard. It will be also a good way to relax all the muscles they used during surfing sessions to be physically and mentally ready for the next day.

Elisabeth’s Qualifications

Certified Shiatsu 1 therapist, U.K. 2005
Certified Yoga Alliance teacher, Switzerland, 2014 Certified Reiki 1 & 2 therapist, Switzerland, 2016 Certified Spiritual therapist, Switzerland, 2018 Languages: German, English, French, Italian

Founder of magicyogaretreats – organizer of Yoga Retreats in Europe

Email [email protected] Phone 00491799692316
Facebook @magicyogaretreats
Instagram @magicelisabeth

Girls Surf Getaway

Looking to open your mind through travel and new experiences? Interested in learning how to surf? In need of some time away from it all with your best girlfriends?  Take a long weekend and join us at Surfers Lodge Peniche for a Girls Surf Getaway!

If you’ve never tried surfing before, even if you’re scared of the ocean, don’t worry!  Our surf instructors will make sure you stay safe and enjoy your time in the water.

Our small surf groups mean that you can have a dedicated instructor just for you and your friends.

We’ll have you catching waves in no time!

With your girls cheering you on, you’ll be able to achieve more than you ever thought possible!  With style!

In between surf lessons, take time for adventure. Travel by boat from Peniche to the magical islands of Berlengas.

Discover the natural and man-made treasures of the big island (Berlenga Grande), as you hike through the rugged terrain with views from another world.

After a day of exploring, return to the Lodge to relax and recap over tea.

Feeling inspired, stoked, and hungry for more surf!

Finally, retire to your cozy room for a good night’s sleep before your next surf lesson.

Big love to Xana, Nell, Jax, Nikki, and Anna for bringing this story to life and taking lovely photos along the way!


Surfers Lodge


New Surf Bikes are here!

We’ve just received a batch of new surf bikes at the Lodge!  These stylish beach cruisers were made especially for us by Ronin Customs, a custom bike shop in Lisbon.

Taking a classic cruiser silhouette, and incorporating comfy banana seats and some recycled parts, Ronin has created a bike that inspires us to ride to the beach and beyond.

Equipped with surf racks, these bikes make it simple to go on a surf adventure around the area without a car.

Just strap in your board and go! No stress about traffic or finding a parking spot.

Nothing better than cruising around hunting waves, wind in your hair, board by your side.

Our bikes are FREE for our guests to use during their stay. Just ask in the Reception and they’ll hook you up!

Happy riding!




No more plastic bottles!

No more plastic bottles! This year we are focusing on reducing our plastic dependence. One easy way is to refuse single-use plastic water bottles and use your own re-fillable water bottle instead.

We are now selling these beauties in the Reception! They are made from the highest grade stainless steel and are completely BPA free. Buy one at check-in and get FREE purified water throughout your stay!

Our disposable culture needs to change, and we all play a part with the choices we make. We want to make it easy for our guests to choose useful, good looking products designed to last. We want to make it easier to skip single-use plastics while traveling.  It’s a choice that’s better for your health,  and better for the planet too.




Upcycling old wetsuits with FLAHICA

What to do when old wetsuits are past their prime? Call Inês Catarino!  Inês is one of our surf instructors, and creates one-of-a-kind bags made by hand, under the name FLAHICA.

In preparing our surf school for this season, we had some old wetsuits that we won’t use anymore.  Before putting them up for sale, we asked Inês to choose some of the most well-worn suits to upcycle into beautiful and useful bags, giving the material a whole new life.

She will layer the neoprene under fabric to create the padding for laptop cases, phone cases, and inner pockets for her signature surfboard bags.  This kind of creative re-use really inspires us! And we like to think the old wetsuit holds a bit of the surf spirit, bringing it into things you use every day.

We’re so stoked to have people like Inês on our team! Creative, hands-on, and dedicated to quality and reducing our environmental impact. Check out her Facebook page FLAHICA to see more styles and for contact information.

All photos by: Daniel Espirito Santo