Maximum Surf Camp
Max Reuter, German champion senior class 2001 and former member of the National Surf Team Germany, founded one of the most successful surf camps in Peniche / Portugal in 1996.
From the beginning on, he has been supported by his experienced and well-coordinated team. The camp as it is today has been formed by Max' numerous surf experiences he has had all over the world as in Costa Rica or Indonesia.
The focus of the team has always been on providing the guests with professional and customised high-quality support: comfortable apartments, top-quality surf gear, and surf spots for all levels. Having fun while learning the fascinating sport is certainly the main goal!
This course is designed to introduce you step by step to the theoretical and practical basics of surfing. Basic practical goals of this course are learning how to take off in white water, getting to know diving techniques, and finally taking off in unbroken waves.
Besides that you will learn about the development of waves and currents and how to handle them correctly. In the beginner course we also focus on increased supervision in the water for your safety. A personal analysis via video is also part of this course.
In our surfer van we are able to reach the most suitable spot for the day, quickly. The course starts on Monday and finishes on Friday and includes 5 hours / day (there are no courses on the weekends). In the beginner course soft boards are used to guarantee a safe start. The equipment is available during class and on the weekends.
Target group: at least one week course experience, confident take-off in white water, basic theoretical knowledge
This course follows immediately after the beginner course and is designed to intensify basic skills. The main aim of this course is to learn how to take off on green waves and ride them on a hard board.
The instructors will give you tips to improve your surfing directly in the water. In the intermediate course you will learn about tides and the history of surfing and board shaping. We will also work with video analysis in this course.
To reach the most suitable spot matching the course level we will be able to drive you in our surfer van to different spots. The course starts on Monday and finishes on Friday and includes 5 hours / day (there are no courses on the weekends). The equipment is also available after class and on the weekends.
In the advanced course we focus on intensified and individual coaching. Advanced techniques like bottom turn, cutback, and correct timing are elements of this course.
Hard boards of different sizes are available during the whole time and can be chosen according to the surf conditions. In the evening we will watch surf movies – starring you guys!
The course starts on Monday and finishes on Friday, two times / day (there are no courses on the weekends). Local surf instructors will introduce and guide you to the most suitable spots in the area. The course can be booked following the intermediate course or individually. The equipment is available throughout the whole week.
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The spots around the peninsulas Peniche and Baleal are some of the most constant and best spots throughout Europe, located only 90 km north of Lisbon. There are around 40 different surf spots with crankin' waves in the reach of only 20 km so that no level of experience misses out! The icing on the cake is that it's always offshore – the area has it all: beaches directing to the north, west, and south.
In case the swell is too big, you can always find a sheltered spot with clean waves. And when the big lake out there literally turns into one we will check out our secret spots.
Our surfer vans and 12 years of local experience allow us to be at the right spot at the right time, quickly and spontaneously.
The camp is located only 300 m from the beach – only about a 5 minutes walk. It consists of cosy apartments containing sleeping rooms, a living room (incl. DVD/ TV), a kitchen, and a bathroom. The courtyard invites to chill and grill and from the roof-deck you can check the surf or enjoy the sunset.
A rich brekkie and delicious 'galão' are offered in the camp bistro where you can also check your emails at our iMac. All camp visitors benefit from discounts at our partners Peniche Surf Shop and Fatum Surfboards.
The camp is located only a 5 minutes walk away from several beaches, including the famous left hand reef break Lagido, the north facing beach break Prainha, and the west facing beach Cantinho.
Our facilities are typical for the coastal region in Portugal. They consist of several apartments surrounding a nice courtyard that invites to hang out, have a BBQ etc. Each apartment contains two to three rooms, ranging from single to 4-bed rooms. All apartments include a fully equipped kitchen, toilet, and bathroom with shower, living room with sofa, cable TV, and DVD/ VCR. Our quiet roof-deck tempts to relax and watch the sunset. Not far from the camp you can find supermarkets and many cafés, bars, and restaurants. To explore the beautiful landscape in the regions around the camp we recommend renting a bike.
Peniche & Baleal
Peniche and Baleal have a long history of excellent surfing in Europe. Beautiful, remote beaches with constantly breaking, perfect waves allow you to surf here all year long. The unique location of the long peninsular offers a huge variety of different surf spots for all levels and kind of skills.
The picturesque fishing village is located 80 km north of Lisbon and attracts surfers to travel here not only because of the good surf conditions but also because of the mild climate, the delicious, traditional food, and its friendly locals.
LocationsSpain + Portugal » LagideSpain + Portugal » SupertubosSpain + Portugal » Cantinho Da Baia
ServicesCamping Somewhere to pitch a tent or park your camper van. Facilities vary but can include showers, barbecues, electricity and water hook ups as well as a shop and eating or picnic areas. Surf School Schools with qualified surf instructors offering lessons and courses with equipment hire to individuals or groups, whether you are a total beginner, an intermediate surfer or an experienced surfer looking to improve your ability. Surf Hire For surf hire, wetsuit hire, boots, hats, gloves, leashes and anything else you may need to go surfing. A range of surfboard hire is usually available, whether you want to rent an SUP, body board, mini-mal or short board. Womens These businesses specialise in working with women surfers or women wanting to learn to surf. Surf Camp Surf camps can offer a variety of types of accommodation such as apartments, hotels, rooms, camping or dormitories together with food, surf lessons and group activities. Often included are guided surf tours of the best local spots along with surf hire, videos, photography, professional coaching and even some night life. Self Catering These businesses offer accommodation with the facilities to prepare your own food and meals. Accommodation Surfer friendly places to stay near some great surf spots. Including camp-sites, hostels, hotels, B&Bs and surf lodges. Local Information Information about the local area, not always from a surfers perspective. Surf Guide Watersport Centre Could offer a wide variety of water sports activities from coasteering and sea-kayaking to sailing, wakeboarding, climbing or even power boating, not forgetting surfing, stand up paddle, body boarding tuition and hire. Guided Surf Tours Experienced guides with local knowledge who offer surf trips and tours to the best breaks and secret spots by boat, 4x4 or bus.