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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

  • 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
  • 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
  • Having never used UCPA before I was not sure what to expect but the week I spent there was absolutely fantastic and I genuinely can’t wait to go back.
    Richard J
  • 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
  • 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 UCPA has its own bar which is slightly cheaper than anywhere else in the resort. It has a pool table, comfy seats and a good atmosphere. 
    Ron H
  • Describing the UCPA is difficult. Not because there is a lack of adjectives to adequately convey the amount of fun you’ll have while you are there, the friendliness of the instructors, the quality of the food...
    Mark D
  • I love the system at UCPA where you can go as a group of friends, but still spend a full day out with other people right at your own level. 
    Amelia S