SURFING OR BODY BOARD CLINIC
The Portuguese Coast is renowned for its striking cliffs, beautiful beaches and great surf, playing host every year to international competitions and boasting Europe’s first World Surfing Reserve at Ericeira. The ‘Dream Coast’ is a haven for surfers and kite-surfers of all ages and abilities—so there’s no excuse not to join in the fun! Mornings tend to bring lighter winds and calmer seas, optimum conditions for surfers. Begin with a spot of body-boarding (the art of catching a wave on a small body-sized piece of polystyrene): a fun introduction to wave-riding that’ll refresh your mind and boost your co-ordination. From your starting point in the shallow whitewater, our experts will teach you all you need to know, from where to place your board to how to get airborne! We’ll supply you with the best board for your height, weight and riding style and guide you till you’re happily chasing the breaks yourself. For those ready to take it a step further, we’ll teach you all the tricks required to get you upright with your very own surf clinic. Learn how to master the take-off on the beach before transferring your skills to the waves, all on soft, safe boards with expert instructors close at hand. Just bring your swimmers and a sense of adventure!
Up to 2 hours
Suitable for groups of up to 25 people. Participants must be competent swimmers
On request with a minimum of 24 hrs notice
KITE SURF CLINIC
Kitesurfing (or kiteboarding) is the fastest growing water sport in the world. Combining the adrenalin and techniques of surfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, and kite-flying, it’s an exhilarating and potentially high-speed venture into freestyle flying. Not for the faint-hearted, the sport uses a large, powerful kite to propel you on a board across a large body of water. Think jumps, tricks and stunts: the height of cool for thrill-seeking water babies.
Up to 2 hours
Suitable for groups of up to 25 people
On request with a minimum
of 24 hrs notice
Cool tip: You can actually watch a live feed of several of Portugal’s beaches, in this link: http://beachcam.sapo.pt/
For instance, here’s Guincho, live: http://beachcam.sapo.pt/praias/praia-do-guincho/