Surf School Functioning
This school is intended for the student who wants to dedicate his/her day exclusively to surfing, therefore he/she will have two surf sessions per day. This school functions 7 days a week, including weekends.
We have surf courses starting everyday, therefore the student may start classes any day of the week.
We separate the students by surf level: beginners are never in the same waves as the intermediates and advanced and vice versa.
A class schedule is provided the day before but normally the meeting for classes is at 9am.
To take to the beach students should bring a beach towel, sun protection, water, food (usually a sandwich and fruit) and his/her personal belongings. For use underneath the wetsuit, ladies and gents should bring a swim suit (similar to that used for swimming classes, tightly fitting to the body).
If it is a student’s first class at Peniche Surf Camp we will ask him/her to arrive 30 minutes earlier than the other students already having classes, this is in order to cover their introduction to the surf instructors and vice versa, some basic instructions, as well as the provision of surf equipment.
Once all students and instructors are together there is an announcement made by one of the surf instructors who informs everyone of the activities of the surf school for that day and the school's surf spot for the day. Students then go to the beach, either in our transport or by foot, depending on which beach it has been decided has the best waves for the class. At the beach students are divided by their surf level in a ratio of approximately 5 students to one surf instructor. There is one surf class before lunch followed by a lunch break (attention: it is important that students either bring their own lunch, or they may buy it at the surf camp) and then there is a second surf lesson after lunch.
Following the second surf class students return to the Surf Camp where on certain days the students will have video analysis and correction of their surf performance. After this students are then free to enjoy the rest of the day knowing that the next day they will all meet up again in the morning for surf classes.