Do you dream about long smooth waves? Are you fascinated by people effortlessly walking up and down their board?
This unique retreat is designed for those who want to master their longboardsurfing skills and are looking forward to sharing waves with fellow longboard lovers.
Unlike other camps, our program is made for people who can catch waves on their own. Whether you are already working on your steps or simply surfing down the green wave, you are at the right place*. Our instructors will have a lot of experience and skills to share with you.
*If you are unsure about your level - reach out to us, and we'll take time to talk with you about it.
You will expand your knowledge about longboard surfing, as well as evolve your skills in 7 days of intense workshops and video-analysis.
Yoga lessons, longboard skate lessons, delicious food, cozy stay, free surf sessions during sunsets, events with local community - all this will help you reach your highest potential as a longboarder and get the inspiration you needed.
And hey, we are building the program based on the best conditions for a longboard session, and not the best time to have breakfast. As much as it's a fun trip, it's the one where you WILL progress, and that takes some effort and willpower to wake up before the sunrise. ;-)
We are taking care of ALL the organisation, so you can focus only on your longboarding journey and ENJOY the experience. Are you ready?
Born in Lisbon, Filipe started surfing at the age of 8 after getting hit by a longboard while bodyboarding. The surfer let him try the longboard and since then, he fell in love with the feeling of gliding on a wave. Most of his life decisions were made with the main priority of spending as much time in the ocean as possible.
Started competing recently in Longboard festivals, with his best results being a 4th place in the National Cup and 3rd place in the Gliding Barnacles international surf festival.
Filipe also competed in downhill skateboard, with the 1st place at Copa Centro Oeste in Brazil, a few 2nd and 3rd places in local and regional events, and a 13th place in the Red Bull Vista Chinesa world championship stage in Rio de Janeiro, at age 15.
Filipe is one of the main drivers for the recent longboard resurgence in the region of Peniche, striving to develop a community, with good values of respect, cooperation and sharing.
He will be sharing his experience and knowledge in the following topics
- How waves work: Where, how, and what to look for. - How boards work: Main difference in shapes, fins, curves. How weight change affects board performance - Basic techniques: Efficient paddle, functional take off variations, turning, trimming and cross stepping - Importance of visualization and exercises - Surf etiquette and safety.
Hi, we are Polina and Ruba. We have been living on the Portuguese coast for several years now. Surfing is what brought each one of us to this country in the first place, and later on it's what made us such close friends. Sharing waves and having fun in the water is a feeling that is hard to describe. We just wish everyone to experience it at some point in their surf life.
Longboard surfing came into our lives not so long ago, but this didn't stop us from falling in love with it so quickly and hopelessly. :-) Nah, we are not great surfers really, but the passion we have for it is huge. And we believe it's all about enJOYing what you do, no matter the level you have.
Our love for sharing waves is what brought us to creating this unique program for longboard lovers. We are gathering the best team and partners to help you achieve what you are dreaming about, and most importantly, have fun together.
In 2009, after a lot of years in and outside of Portugal Nico founded Wavegliders. From the will of creating a new segment of surfboards that have all the performance and functionality and also the artistic visual side.
All Wavegliders Surfboards are Handshape by Nico and 100% Craft at Ericeira Portugal with only the finest materials in the market.
Our surf house is a stone's throw away from some of the best waves in the Peniche area with a pool and jacuzzi. The surf house has a relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for learning how to surf or simply enjoying the incredible scenery. There is also a skate park in the yard and everything you need to throw a bbq party. Our friendly native Italian hosts will make you feel at home and soil you with delicious vegetarian breakfasts and dinners. Oh, Mama Mia!
Our accommodation consists of four rooms with individual beds. However, if you're coming as a couple/family, we have the possibility to adapt the rooms accordingly.
All the bedrooms are located on the first floor, as well as two bathrooms with showers and a living room area with a fireplace overlooking the backyard.
On the ground floor, you will find a fully equipped common kitchen, a spacious and bright multifunction space, and a dining area.
We've travelled across Portugal to pick the best spots
We organise our programs together with local community players
We share the respect and passion for the ocean
We're an experienced team successfully organising trips for 4 years now
We are surfers ourselves and know exactly what will make you happy during our programs
Our guests' reviews
I thank all of you from the bottom of my heart for being a part of this camp and thereby making it so special and unforgettable to me ❤️ Returning to Jenny's question about the happiest moment of the last six months, I can safely say that my highlight has been this week with you! You're all crazy cool, and I really hope to see you soon!
Girls, I'm going home and I have realized the trip is over. But I'm so glad we have plans to meet, and I'm incredibly happy to meet all of you. You're all unique, so different, and I'm sure there's still something we can learn from each other and learn about each other. Thank you so much for giving me so many unforgettable emotions.
Hope to see you ASAP!
booked the camp and my flights the following day, and a month later, I was in Portugal. I've been craving to do more things on my own and being out of my comfort zone because I needed time to think and disconnect to heal from a loss earlier this year and to be more creative in my work field. The camp kept me busy and all my responsibilities back home in NY on a five-hour time difference. It allowed me to meet humans from different backgrounds and in other creative fields, which opened my mind even more. I find it very valuable to open up your heart and mind to new individuals that will bring a different outlook on life. For this and many reasons, I'm forever grateful to you, Thiago and Zhenya. Thank you for showing me your beautiful and quaint town. It means the world.
Mucho mucho amor
Many thanks Karina for such beautiful words I laughed😁. I can't believe it's all over either. It's been an incredible week. Many thanks to Polina, Tiago and Zhenya for the organization, I learned a lot and stayed alive.
I'm actually a closed person (but Aperol helped me fix that haha) and I wanted to challenge myself by embarking on a solo journey. It was worth it, I gained great experiences and met such nice people. You are all so different but everyone was battling the ocean and that was a lot of fun. I will miss you. The world is round, maybe we'll meet again and jump into the pool together.😁Get home safe and take care🌸.
Guys, I wanted to thank every one of you for this wonderful week! Each one of you are a very special person and I'm glad I got to hear your stories, learn from you, laugh with you, surf, shoot and dance! My heart is full and I'm grateful we had such a wonderful team on board!!! In these hard times when there is so much violence and blind aggression happening, this island of freedom, kindness and humility was needed!!! ❤️ I hug you all for that 🙏🏼 You're more than welcome in my hometown in Germany or we meet anywhere else in the world!!! Stay positive and kind as you are. Hugs!!!!
Guys, thank you all so so so much! This week was just so much needed, I felt happy all the time and I felt like I was living every moment in full, feeling it every minute, enjoying this amazing world, the people and all the interactions. Thank you Zhenya, Polina and Tiago for making it possible. It feels like I would come to party with you every time you organize something. Simply because it feels so good, you attract such wonderful people. I'm certain we'll be meeting each other again and again. I wish you all the best days in front of you and happy smiles. Thank you for everything! Big hugs!!! ❤️❤️❤️
People, I've been sleeping all these 2 days 😂😂😂 And now I can finally write here some words as well😂 I'm endlessly grateful to @Polina Belo and @Zhenya Swan for organizing this trip!!! I truly loved every moment!!! But for sure it was not only interesting photography lectures or exciting surfing&longboard experience that made me like this journey so much; it is about the people that gathered together and created a very warm and friendly atmosphere!!! Thanks to everyone for being as great as you are!!! it was really an amazing experience to get to know all of you and I hope we will keep in touch and meet one day!! THANK YOU ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Big thanks to you, Tiago and Zhenya for organizing such an amazing trip for all of us. Enjoyed that very much. I can say that more than any other. trips, honestly) Dream came true (surfing), I saw the ocean, made friends, got really inspired for the rest of the year and had a lot of fun. Nothing else is needed, I think
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