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 mellow 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 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 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
  • 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.

Prices

High Season: June 15 – September 15

No. Of DaysNo. Of GuestsAccommodationPrice Per Person (£)Price (£)
Small Groups74We offer a range of accommodation in the Sintra area6992799

Low Season: September 15 – June 15

No. Of DaysNo. Of GuestsAccommodationPrice Per Person (£)Price (£)
Small Groups74We offer a range of accommodation in the Sintra area5502199

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.

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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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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