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Activities in Peniche

The coastline and waves around Peniche are well known for their surfing. The UCPA centre in Peniche focuses on surfing instruction. Outside of your surfing lessons, enjoy soaking up the sun, relaxing on the beach, or exploring the local area.

Activities  

Peniche is a specialist surfing centre. There are numerous amazing surf spots located close by to the centre and this ensures that you'll always find great waves.

Peniche is a year round destination with swell exposure on the north side of the town and shelter on the south. October – March sees the biggest swell, best waves, perfectly suited for intermediates and experts (depending on the spot). April – September: More Inconsistent and smaller waves. Perfect for beginners as well as intermediates.

Surfing  

Peniche has long been known by surfers for the diversity of its surf spots, including the legendary "Supertubos" which hosts each year one of the stages of the world championship. The surfing courses here are suitable for all levels of surfer and after your day on the waves, you can soak up the summer atmosphere and strong surf culture in the area, think cool shops, cafes and bars!

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Testimonials

  • All UCPAs are very friendly and sociable. The bar and dining areas are open with big tables, encouraging people to sit together and get to know each other. This makes it very easy as a solo traveller.
    Anna R
  • The quality of the equipment is second to none and the ability to easily swap things over if they’re not quite right is so useful. 
    Amelia S
  • There is always such a friendly and open atmosphere and the nights provide a great opportunity to meet new people. Making new friends from all over the world is a virtual certainty and for me personally, this was the...
    Richard J
  • The food provided was up to a very good standard for all meals with a soup starter available every dinner followed by two or three hot meal choices, a salad bar and a variety of tasty deserts and fruit.
    Richard J
  • The lessons are brilliant with fun instructors who know how to give everyone individual instruction and to party when its time to party.
    Asim A
  • Alongside the excellent equipment, lessons, food and accommodation, the thing that brings me back year on year is the atmosphere, as made by the people who go to UCPA.
    Elliot B
  • The food offers great variety, choice (several options each night), quantity (as much as you want) and quality is decent.  Cheese and yoghurts coming out of your ears, packed lunch option, afternoon tea and cake and you can drink your own wine at dinner.
    Anna R
  • Imagine moules mariniereier, steak (cooked how you like it) and paella just to name a few options during our week and you get a picture of how well fed you will be at UCPA.
    Elliot B