Portugal / Small Groups

Portugal / Small Groups

Portugal is the most awesome place for a bodyboarding trip with a group of friends. Join us!

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

Are you and a bunch of mates 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 bohemian lifestyle, then this is the perfect trip for you!


Our Aim

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

He rips both prone and dropknee and knows the place better than any local.

The Waves

Portugal is not only blessed with year round waves but the variety of first rate bodyboarding spots in Sintra is second to none. It’s no coincidence that there are as many, if not more bodyboarders than surfers in Portugal. Having such consistency and such a great range of waves means that there really is something for everyone whether it’s your first time on a bodyboard or you’re a seasoned veteran.

The Sintra area boasts breakwall wedges, peaky beach breaks, long walling pointbreaks, world class reefbreaks and fun shories. 90minutes North and you have the big barrels of Supertubos, and the notorious big wave spot Praia do Norte in Nazare. So whatever your tipple in waves is, Portugal has it all!

 

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 packages. 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!

Coaching

Matt will deliver daily tuition tailored to your 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
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We accept debit card, credit card, online transfers and paypal payments. Simply email us for an information pack for further details. Payment plans can be set up if required.

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.

Prices

High Season: June 15 – September 15

No. Of DaysNo. Of GuestsPrice (£)Price Per Person (£)Accommodation
Small Groups742799699Praia Grande Gardens

Low Season: September 15 – June 15

No. Of DaysNo. Of GuestsPrice (£)Price Per Person (£)Accommodation
Small Groups742199550Praia Grande Gardens

Holiday Extras

ActivitiesPrice (€)
Yoga50 for 1h15m session
Massage45 for 1hr session
Imagery
Photo Package*60 per week
Video Package*30 per week
Equipment
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.

Price

Available all year round.

£699 per person. June 15 to November 1. Minimum of four people.

£550 per person. November 1 to June 14. Minimum of four people.



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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.


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