Surf with a Local for a week in Europe's Surf Mecca - Peniche

Riding level
beginner, intermediate
Group size
1 — 5
2 hours per day
Baleal, 2520 Ferrel, Portugal

Mario Matos

Mario Matos

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Spoken languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish


Being born in Peniche - Europe-s Surf Mecca and raised on my father's property just behind the world-known wave Supertubos, surfing was such a natural thing to do for me as riding a bike is to most kids. Now, I am a head coach of Rip Curl Surf Camp Portugal. Representing the ultimate surf brand, I take pride in the fact that my surf lessons are reflecting it's quality and innovation, and are the standard others are measured by. 

I am a certified Surf Instructor, who teaches surfing in a safe and responsible manner, and at the same time makes sure that you are having the best time of your life catching your first waves. Thanks to that, most of my students are able to stand on the board on the first lesson riding broken waves all the way to the beach, and by the end of the week surfing real green waves, turning both left and right. 


Whether you are complete beginner or an intermediate surfer looking for some tips to improve your performance, I provide personal, caring and professional surf lessons, adapting the teaching methods to each individual. That's also the reason why I keep the groups relatively small - 5 students max, for each student to get enough attention and optimal learning experience and still benefit from group motivation. 

Each surf lesson takes 2 hours. For the first timers, I implement a short briefing giving you a proper introduction to the sport of surfing and science behind it, including the detailed explanation of surf equipment and safety measures that need to be followed so a lesson runs safely and smoothly. Before entering the ever-changing environment in the water, we will practice the take off and some exercises at the beach.

Once in the water, I will be always by your side, restlessly giving you tips and pushing you to catch the waves until you develop your paddle to do so on your own. The more independent surfers will work on reaching the line-up, reading the waves, controlling their speed, rotation, drop and bottom turn to front and back side, later on also trimming and their first maneuvers. All of that while also learning about the surfing rules of priority and mutual respect among surfers and towards the environment.

In a weekly program I also include video analysis, which proved to be an indispensable method in the process of learning surfing, as it gives you a very clear insight of what is happening in the water from other perspective.      

Last but not least, as my student you will receive the appropriate equipment fitting your needs and level of surfing, as there will be wide range of surfboards and wetsuits at your disposal. You can also be completely relaxed, because you are completely covered by sports insurance for the full duration of the lesson. 

Included in the price: 
- 5 surf lessons
- 1 video analysis
- surf equipment fitting your needs and level of surfing (surfboard and wetsuit) for duration of the lessons
- sports insurance

Mario Matos

Mario Matos

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Spoken languages

English, Portuguese, Spanish

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