Portugal / Families

Portugal / Families

A bodyboarding holiday to Portugal for the whole 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.

 

Climate

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.

Accommodation

We have a wonderful range of properties to offer our small group holidays. All of our properties have their own charm and are located in the beautiful Sintra Natural Park. Some of our properties are hidden in the peace and tranquillity of Sintra’s pine forest while others are in the heart of the village and walking distance from the beach. Prior to booking we’ll send you photos and let you decide which accommodation you’d prefer. All properties come with towels, linen, TV, Wifi, and a BBQ chill out area. The perfect way to combine bodyboarding and relaxation!

Coaching

Matt will deliver expert daily tuition tailored to 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 and holds an ISA surf coaching qualification.

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
  • Video and photo analysis
  • Beach safety
  • 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. Please contact us before booking so that we can recommend the most suitable flight.

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 accommodation has fully equipped kitchens if you wish to prepare your own meals. In the local village there are several grocery stores and a variety of great yet affordable restaurants if you prefer eating out. The choice is yours! Self-catering shouldn’t cost more than 40 Euros for the week. Budget 5 – 10 Euros per meal at local restaurants.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 7 days guiding and coaching to the best bodyboarding waves in Portugal.  (You may be joined by other boogers during some coaching sessions)
  • Pick ups and drop offs at Lisbon Airport
  • Bodyboard guidance to the best waves for your ability
  • Video and photo analysis
  • Expert daily coaching geared to your ability
  • Pro standard bodyboard kit available to hire at great prices
  • Good times!

We offer kit hire for the week, which needs to be booked well in advance;

Equipment Price (£) per day
Board & Leash 8
Wetsuit and rash top 8
Fins, socks & savers 4
TOTAL 15

Free storage 

Want to save on airfares? We also offer a free and secure storage service for bodyboarding equipment. This is a popular service for those who know they’ll be back for more trips in Portugal.

Holiday Extras

Holiday extras include yoga, massage, equipment hire, and our photo and video package. Please request an information pack and FAQs for more information.

Prices (based on a family of 3 or 4)

*All of our family holidays run from Saturday to Saturday and coincide with UK school holidays.


DATESEVENT NAMEEVENT TYPEPRICE
7 APR 2018 > 14 APR 2018PORTUGAL FAMILYHOLIDAY£1699
26 MAY 2018 > 2 JUN 2018PORTUGAL FAMILYHOLIDAY£1699
21 JUL 2018 > 28 JUL 2018PORTUGAL FAMILYHOLIDAY£1899
28 JUL 2018 > 4 AUG 2018PORTUGAL FAMILYHOLIDAY£1899
4 AUG 2018 > 11 AUG 2018PORTUGAL FAMILYHOLIDAY£1899
11 AUG 2018 > 18 AUG 2018PORTUGAL FAMILYHOLIDAY£1899
18 AUG 2018 > 25 AUG 2018PORTUGAL FAMILYHOLIDAY£1899
25 AUG 2018 > 1 SEP 2018PORTUGAL FAMILYHOLIDAY£1899



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