Surf spot guiding Peniche & Baleal - Surf the best spots every day. Transfer included!
We will pick you up and take you to the best surf spot during the perfect tide. We carefully choose the spot according to your level of surf. We always consider the daily swell directions and size, wind speed and the tides.After arrival, you will receive a briefing on the particular circumstances of the surf spots on site. We will explain you the possible entry spots and channels, show you the best peaks and warn you about possible dangers. If you need surf equipment, or you would like to try a different board you can rent it directly from Surf Taxi Peniche.
After the session you will be picked up at the appointed time and taken to your accommodation. Optionally, two sessions can be arranged per day.
We guide to all surf spots within 15 kilometers of the peninsula of Peniche. Thanks to the geography of the area, some of the surf spots here are among the best surf spots in Portugal and worldwide. There are plenty of options to choose from. There are point breaks, reef breaks or even world class beach breaks like “Supertubos“, and depending on the level of your surfing, you can have it all.
The Surf Taxi Peniche surf spot guiding service is intended for more seasoned surfers with sufficient experience in surfing. You must be able to paddle out on your own, have your board under control at all times and you know how to behave in the water and with others in the surf community.
Peniche is certainly one the most well known of all Portugal’s surf towns. The Peniche peninsula is just over an hour’s
drive north of Lisbon. It is called Europe's “surf Mecca” for a good reason.
A variety of beaches arch out in both directions. Ranging from the wild
coast north of Baleal all the way down to the legendary Supertubos, you’ll find optimal surf conditions for all surf levels. There are
mellow beach breaks for beginners. There are rocky reef sections for
the pros. And there plenty of consistent A-frame spots for intermediate surfers.
We've got an ever-growing surf community, friendly and familiar atmosphere, original Portuguese cuisine, vibrant nightlife and accommodation for every budget. On the top of that you can explore the most iconic historical sites and natural parks in Portugal.
Long righthander point break which breaks on a stone bench. It has inconsistent surf. Summer, in particular, tends to be flat. This break works the best around low tide when the
tide is falling. It is generally not a crowded wave. Beware of urchins and rocks when you paddle out. There’s also a
left beach break next to the fortress also good but it only works with big swells.
Supertubos is one of the best waves in Europe. This beach break is home to Meo Pro Portugal (formerly known as Rip Curl Pro Portuga), official event of the WSL World Tour, held every year in October. There's one main peak
with a super-fast left, and a shorter right. On bigger days, it is very crowded and is suitable only for advanced surfers. On a small day less
experienced surfers may give it a try.
There are different peaks along the beach, but the quality ones will be packed on the good days.
When the waves at Supertubos are too big it’s worth checking Molho Leste, the beach just north of Supertubos. This is a powerful righthander point break which, on a big day, can
offer great barrels. Thanks to its sandy bottom, Molhe Leste can be a good trainig spot for less experienced surfers on the small days. This is also a wave surfed by mostly locals. If you want to surf this spot show respect for the wave and towards the local surfers.
The 4 km long bay between Peniche and Baleal is called Praia do Baleal Sul. The surf spots on the south side of the beach, close to Peniche, are called Gambôa and Cerro. These spots usually get less swell make it an ideal place for beginners with plenty of fun and mellow waves. It is also often less crowded that the northern end of the beach.
The middle of the bay is called Meio da Baia and this part of the beach picks up most of
the swell. With the right conditions these waves can generate some fun barrel sections attracting more experienced surfers. On smaller days the peaks offer perfect rides for intermediate surfers. They
are soft and breaking more slowly and therefore they are ideal to improve your surfing skills.
Know as 'corner of the bay' is an excellent beginner and intermediate surf spot. It delivers consistent and fun waves all year around. And it is the most consistent wave during the summer season. It breaks left and right, starting slow but as it gets to the inside becomes faster. Be aware, due to it's popularity among surf schools it can get pretty crowded at times.
North of the Baleal Peninsula you'll find Prainha which is a nice and
easy beach break, perfect for beginners and surf schools. There are peaks breaking both left and right depending on the swell direction and the position
of the sand banks, but the lefts are more common.
This is a famous left hander reef break, breaking on a flat coral
reef. TIt offers a mellow take off, before it walls up into a reeling top to
bottom lefthander that peels over the reef. There's a very easy (basically dry hair) paddle out around the break. Which makes this wave a very popular one for intermediat and advanced surfer. Expect a lot of competition when it's pumping.
Is a long sandy beach, north of Lagido. The spot is very consistent all year around and can deliver quality waves with most swells with the with some south wind. You can find lefts and rights here, but the lefts
are usually a bit better and longer. With its sandy bottoms, it attracts all kinds of surfers from beginners to advanced. The other advantage of this spot Almagreira that it gets less crowded when the bay fills up with surf schools. Keep in mind, that there aren't facilities here - access is via piste roads and it can be tricky after heavy rains.
Pico da Mota beautiful, long beach situated a few kilometers north of Peniche and it became world
famous when the Surf Championship Tour event first came to town a few years
back beacuse theinadequate conditions at Supertubos. There`s almost always an empty wave to be
found here, especially during the smaller summer days. Pico da Mota is one of the most consistent, yet uncrowded peaks around the area. When it works it offers fast, fun and rippable waves to ride. If you want to avoid the crowds and don't mind the lack of beach facilities, this spot is ideal for you.