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Indoor surfing in the center of Lisbon – team building & group activity

Surfing all year round in a safe and monitored environment.
The brand new artificial wave center in Lisbon is perfect for active groups and team buildings for dynamic groups!

The center is located 7 minutes from the airport in the Alvalade district of Lisbon. The activity is a great introduction to surf adjusted to all levels.

The center has two large restaurants and 2 outdoor terraces making it possible to combine activities!

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Peniche, surfing and boating paradise on the Silver coast of Portugal

Go Discover Peniche

Peniche on the west coast of Portugal is 100Km North west of Lisbon. It is a peninsula of roughly 5km diameter set on high cliffs and rocky formations that plunge their way in the wild Atlantic ocean below. Originally a fishing village, fishing still plays a large part in the life of the inhabitants but in current times it is more famous for its offer to surfers and the port which gives access to the nature reserve of the Berlengas Islands, 5 KM from the coast.

It has some of the best surfing waves of Portugal and some of longest beaches on the Silver coast of Portugal.

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Peniche view from the cliff shore

Surfing in Peniche

To the north of Peniche you will find 5KM of beach and to the south 6KM. The most impressive beach for surfers has to be the beach called Supertubos on the southern beach stretch as this is where the waves are highest and can reach up to 4 meters. Notibly these waves are the queen waves best suited to experienced surfers. A more common surfing area are the beaches that lead up to the Baleal island to the north of Peniche and this is also were you will find the biggest concentration of surf schools, equipment shops, hostels and beach bars. Here you will waves up to 3 meters in rough seas but mostly lower waves perfect for beginning and intermediate surfers.

Peniche surf
Waiting for the surfing waves in Peniche

Visiting the Berlengas islands

The Berlengas are are group of small islands of the coast of Peniche that are a nature reserve and listed as part of to the World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2011. Inhabited since ancient times by different cultures including the Romans, Moorish and vikings it is currently uninhabited. It is a reserve for birds but has little vegetation. Its water a rich in fish and its a favorite spot for divers.
Interesting points on the Island are a 16th century monastery founded to aid victims of the frequent shipwrecks in the area, no longer a monastery as it was demolished and its building material reused to build a fort, the lighthouse, some of the beaches and various grotto’s found on the main island.

View of the Berlengas islands
View of the Berlengas islands seen from the ighthouse

The town and its monuments

Peniche was a small and modest fishing community and you will not find many grand monuments. However this white-washed old fishing town with its intertwining streets, fisherman houses, local restaurants and small shops is a nice refreshing place to stroll. Most impressive is the ocean route which travels up and down the cliffs on the coast.

Some points of interest are the large forte which has free entry. The Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora dos Remedios a chapel build into the rock on the coastline, and the museum of Peniche lace. A unique lace made by hand using ancient methods unique to Peniche.

Peniche Lace making
Peniche Lace making according to ancient tradition

Peniche and tourism

Not yet overrun by tourism, in Peniche you will meet more than the average amount of surfers, boating people and beach lovers, the beaches are large enough to guarantee anybody plenty of space for a private event.  Beach parties with picnics and guitars are not an uncommon site. Neither is fresh fish and a score of good restaurants serving it. It is a great place for coastline hikes, birdwatching and observing the sometimes awe inspiring waves as they crash into the shores!

oceanThe ocean at Peniche
oceanThe ocean at Peniche along the city shore

Soon we will be back in Peniche to Go Discover peoples favorite surf spots!

Need us to help you plan your trip? Its free, no spam, no added costs, no obligations! Call 00351 918354714  or use the following form.

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Flyboard Porto

New in the North of Portugal, flyboard in Porto!

Flyboard is the newest most exciting activity that has hit the Portuguese waters in the last few years! Flyboard consist of standing on a board (with attached boots) that is connected to a long hose that in turn is connected to a jet ski.

For season 2017 we are happy to announce the possibility of both flyboard and wake board in Porto currently in the center of Porto for groups of 6 upwards and 30KM from Porto for gorups of 3 upwards.

Flyboard is accesible for anybody over the age of 16 and able to swim. Darting in an out of the water and flying high above it is a fun way to discover the Portuguese waters. The sport is possible the entire year around depending on the location and weather/water conditions. Flyboard has an easy learning curve making it a fast sport to learn and even on your first session you are likely to already reach some heights.

Watch the promotional video by the inventors of the Flyboard, Zapata racing!



Flyboard is exciting, fun and an experience you will remember and repeat!

Price for 20 minutes – 75 euros ( 1 person)

For groups of 10 upwards 70Euro per person

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Flyboard Algarve, NEW! Flyboard in Portimão

We are sorry to inform you that after complaints and uncleared situation we no longer work with the flyboard provider in Portimao. We now provide flyboard in Albufeira and Vilamoura with different providers.

 

15 minutes – 60 euros ( 1 person)

30 minutes – 120 euros ( 1 or 2 people)

60 minutes – 180 euros ( 1, 2, or 3 people)

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Paddle boarding for Families, Algarve

Paddle boarding is one of the funniest, fastest growing water activities of the moment. Its accessible to all ages and makes a great pastime for families, wanting to spent some good quality time together.

Family Day paddleboarding the Algarve comes complete with transfers from your accommodation (anywhere between Lagos, Sagres and Aljezur**) from where we’ll drive you to one of our beautiful Standup paddleboard locations right in the heart of the Natural Park. This will ideally be at a river or lagoon just behind the beaches of Bordeira or Amoreira on the west coast, where the water is calm and warm, perfect and safe to learn SUP.

For those who already have experience there is also a caves and coast tour available.

In this family day you will learn all the SUP basics and safety techniques and you’ll spend plenty of time practising on the water! We also have wetsuits and buoyancy aids if required. All you need to bring is a towel, swimming costume and sunscreen.

The sport of SUP consists of standing and balancing on top of a huge surfboard (ie. the SUP board) while using a paddle to move forward, turn and manoeuvre it around. It provides quite a challenge, though much easier and safer than surfing and gives you an advantage point of view over the water, ocean and surf letting you see really far, but also letting you see what lies underneath the surface, like fish, corals and rocks. Making it ideal for touring and exploring the local wildlife, rivers, lagoons, coastline, grottoes, cliffs, hidden beaches and even catch a couple of waves too!

Included:

Pick-up and drop off (** July and August only in Sagres area)

Transfers

Insurance

Equipment: Standup Board, Paddle, wetsuit, buoyancy aid

Total activity time 4-5h; Water time 2-3h

Pictures of your session

Fully qualified guide and instructor.

Prices:

Adults 40€ pp* Oct. – May 50€ pp Jun. – Sep.

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Windsurf Algarve

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Windsurf in the Algarve can be learned and practiced in Lagos and Sagres.
Windsurfing is an exciting water sport that combines sailing with surfing,
Wind is what powers this type of surf and there are different ways to practice this sport and use the wind to power the sail. You can glide peacefully on a smooth sea, jump the waves or get high speed surfing using the wind to gain speed.

To practice this sport in Portugal we chose the best spots in Meia Praia on Baia de Lagos and Martinhal, near Sagres, the prevailing wind in the summer is from the Northwest heat off shore wind, flat water and strong wind allow for Freeride, Slalom and Freestyle windsurfing.

The condition are right for windsurf baptisms for all ages that are capable of standing on the board and hold the sail and we provide lessons conducted by professional teachers using the latest equipment. Equipment rent is also possible.
Prices
Baptism (introduction)
Chlid € 40 1 hour
Adult € 60 2 hours

Beginner
Chlid € 140 6 hour
Adult € 190 10 hours

Refreher

Adult € 95 4 hours

Private lesson
€ 60 1 hour

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