Portugal / Families

Portugal / Families

A bodyboarding holiday to Portugal for one, two, three or the ALL of the family!

Ability: All abilities welcome, from new bodyboarders to experienced shredders

Is mum or dad and/or the whole family eager to get away, score sick waves, sky rocket your bodyboarding performance, have fun in the sun and get a real feel for Portugal’s culture, then this is the perfect trip for you!

Our Aim

Our man on the ground in Portugal Matt ‘Mave’ Davies will coach and guide you to the very best bodyboarding waves his adopted home has to offer.

He will pick up mum or dad each morning and drop them back after their epic session so they can spend the afternoon with the family. Alternatively, bring the whole family bodyboarding and get everyone in the water enjoying the waves. We can also create a family holiday to remember by offering the best on-the-ground advice for your family to get the best of Portugal’s incredible restaurants, tourist attractions and beaches.

The Waves

The area of Sintra is not only blessed with beautiful mountains, historical richness and a Mediterranean climate but it has an incredible selection of awesome bodyboarding beaches. There are small gentle waves, fun peaky waves, long walling waves to hollow wedges and heavy reefs. Such variety means Sintra has something for everyone, whether it’s the first time the family is getting to grips with bodyboarding or whether Mum and/or Dad are advanced riders.

Sintra’s beaches are not only perfect for bodyboarding but are incredibly beautiful and boast a range of cafés and restaurants and are lifeguarded during the summer months May to October.



The water temperature fluctuates from 14°C to 18°C and air temps between 14°C in winter and 35+°C in summer, which means this place is never too hot or too cold, in or out the water.


We have a wonderful range of properties to offer our family holidays. All of our properties have their own charm and are located in the beautiful Sintra Natural Park. All properties come with a swimming pool, Wifi, a BBQ chill out area and a great view of the Serra de Sintra. The perfect way to combine bodyboarding and relaxation!


Matt will deliver daily tuition tailored to you or your family’s ability. He is lifeguard qualified and has some twenty years of surfing experience and fifteen years of worldwide travel experience. He was personally trained by British team coach, Rob Barber.

Intermediate and advanced level coaching is tailored towards the individual.

Beginner coaching includes:

  • Oceanography class at the start of the week to understand breaks, rips and currents
  • Bodyboarding safety, beach awareness and how to catch waves
  • How to paddle out, gain speed, duck dive and wipe out safely
  • Learning moves such as cutbacks, barrel rolls and three-sixty spins
  • How to get the most from your equipment while having heaps of fun
  • Pro standard bodyboard kit available to hire at great prices

In order to book, follow these steps.
1. Fill in the form on the right hand side of this page
2. You will then be emailed an information pack and a Frequently Asked Questions sheet.
3. Read the information and follow the instructions to contact us to pay.
4. Remember we have limited numbers on each trip so please book early for the best price.
5. If you want to hear what other bodyboarders have thought of the holidays, read our Trip Advisor reviews here.
6. Once you have paid you will receive an online enrolment form, when you have completed and returned this you will be confirmed on the trip.

We don’t book your air travel but super-cheap flights are always on offer through budget airlines to Lisbon. It’s only 2.5 hours from the UK with fantastic air links with the rest of Europe and the States.

You can fly to Lisbon Airport (LIS) from London, Manchester, Birmingham and London airports with Easyjet and Ryanair. Check out Sky Scanner to find the nearest flights to your location. When booking, make sure you check airline baggage charges by weight and bag number so you don’t discover any nasty hidden fees and you pack accordingly.

Remember that we hire equipment, which works out cheaper than paying for your board bag and also saves you carrying your bag!

All of our properties have fully equipped kitchens if you wish to prepare your own meals. Alternatively, you may want to explore the local village and its variety of great yet affordable restaurants. The choice is yours!

All of our bespoke packages include:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days guiding and coaching to the best bodyboarding waves in Portugal. Typically, you are picked up at 8am and returned to your accommodation at 4pm. You may be joined by other boogers during some coaching sessions.
  • Video / photo coaching and analysis
  • Airport transfers

Bodyboarding equipment not included in the price. Please contact us if you would like to hire or buy equipment for the trip.


High Season: June 15 – September 15

No. Of DaysNo. Of GuestsPrice (£)Price Per Person (£)Accommodation
Family Package741899799 for one bodyboarderPraia Grande Gardens

Low Season: September 15 – June 15

No. Of DaysNo. Of GuestsPrice (£)Price Per Person (£)Accommodation
Family Package741699799 for one bodyboarderPraia Grande Gardens

Holiday Extras

ActivitiesPrice (€)
Yoga50 for 1h15m session
Massage45 for 1hr session
Photo Package*60 per week
Video Package*30 per week
Board & Leash40 per week
Wetsuit & Rash Top40 per week
Fins, Socks & Savers20 per week

* By purchasing the photo and/or video package, families will be able to take home all the photos and video imagery gathered and edited during the holiday. This will include awesome surfing actions shots and a selection of family holiday/lifestyle photos.

Prices (based on a family of 3 or 4)
Available all year round 
£1699 low season
£1899 high season

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You Organise Your Flights

We work closely with Dial A Flight, if you’re departing from the UK, they can organise all of your flights. Just give them a call and ask to speak to our agent, Lee.