PORTUGAL is blessed with some seriously sweet swells throughout most of the year. You can drive up the coast along 600km+ of open beach breaks and concealed bays. The whole coast is teaming with unknown spots begging to be found. You don't even have to go very far from famous/crowded beaches to find yourself alone with possibly an even better wave than 20-40 people are fighting for five minutes down the road. All you need in portugal is a vehicle and a little spirit and you'll be rewarded. The best swells come in late winter early spring.
The little fishing town of Peniche on the Portuguese coast is probably the most renowned surfing area in the country. Originally an island, Peniche became one with the mainland due to the silting up of the shallow channel that divided it from the rest of the country. Today that short and narrow spit of land contains an obscene amount of wave variety that can provide the goods in almost any conditions. Most famous is Supertubos, regarded by many as one of Europe's best beach breaks, but there are plenty of other barrels to pull into around Peniche. Peniche is a year round destination with swell exposure on the north side of the town and shelter on the south.
The town also sits at the dividing point between the cooler and wetter north and the dry, sunny south meaning that summers are long but tempered by cool sea breezes and the winters mild though occasionally stormy.
Urban Recovery have teamed up with the the boutique surfers hostel 'the surfers lodge' to offer its customers some comfort and luxury after a fun day in the ocean.
Our SUP guides for the trip will be the experienced SUP Xscape team led by ASI professionals Jason Pereira and Sally Brown. Their job is to find the best waves for us each day and introduce us to those special breaks which the other surfing tourists probably don't know about!