Not another one...
“Sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but the highest form of intelligence.”
- Oscar Wilde -
Luckily we are a bit different than your average surf hostel. We decided to name our Surf Camp ANOTHER SURF CAMP, because it is anything but the rehash of what is already out there. And we love sarcasm!
The sarcasm in our name will escape many, the good times we provide and the different concept will not. At ANOTHER SURF CAMP we believe the location, the concept and the people are key to a good time.
For our first surf camp, we chose our favorite surf spot in Europe's surf capital Portugal: Baleal, Peniche
You ask why this place? Simple: The waves and the vibe.
As the city of Peniche is a peninsula, you will find surfable waves for almost any wind direction. In fact, the waves are so good that Peniche hosts one of the World Surf League Championship Tour events every year at the famous Supertubos beach. Peniche is not only for professional surfers, though, as the various spots offer surf conditions for every skill level.
Peniche is a charming fishing village, which offers white windmills, ocean front chapels and long sandy beaches. Why do we mention windmills and chapels, when you are interested in surfing? Well, they are a part of Peniche's charm. When you look closer, you realize most things in Peniche are related to surfing. As a result, you get all skills levels of surfers, from the absolute beginner to the seasoned freak, from the students sleeping in a camper to the families taking an exclusive hotel room. They live and share their sport in an unusual harmony, which we find make the special vibe of Peniche in general and Baleal in particular.
ANOTHER SURF CAMP has teamed up with João de Macedo, Portugal's famous big-wave surfer, who wrote The Book on providing surf lessons. Joao's organization SURF ACADEMIA provides all surf lessons at ANOTHER SURF CAMP.