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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

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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