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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

  • UCPAs are like an upmarket hostel. However, they are always comfortable and if you want to meet people, the rooms of 4-6 are a great way of doing so. Even better is most of the UCPAs have some twin rooms...
    Anna R
  • 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
  • One click and you’ve booked everything. No searching around for lessons, ski-hire etc. And the best thing is you can keep adding people to your group.
    Anna R
  • 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
  • There is always a range of ages, nationalities, mixtures of solo travellers, couples, groups etc.  We have booked as a group of 6, a group of 36 (no joke) and even just me and my boyfriend – it works for all.
    Anna R
  • The food is great and there is tons of it from breakfast, lunch, snack time (after your day on the slopes) and dinner in the evening. My favourite meal this year was on the Thursday evening when it was...
    Peter E
  • I wish I had discovered UCPA earlier. 
    Oliver P
  • 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