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Surf Lodge Santa Cruz

The best rated surf region in Europe

Surf Lodge Santa Cruz is the ideal destination for those searching for:

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Surf trip without the crowds

  • Surf Lodge Santa Cruz is surrounded by 30 breaks - mediated by Pure Surf Camps
  • Big pool, well groomed garden and balcony with an ocean view
  • Well-established surf school with certified instructors and video coaching
  • Located in Portugal surf central between Peniche and Ericeira
  • Social BBQ evenings at the camp
  • Surf Guiding & Surf Courses for all experience levels
  • An enthusiastic team with saltwater in their blood
  • High quality double & dorm rooms
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Check out Surf Lodge Santa Cruz!

Perfect location between Ericeira and Peniche surrounded by 30 surf spots

  • Onsite bar for drinks and snacks
  • Big pool, great garden and outdoor terrace to chill
  • Surf course with former pro surfers
  • Yoga course available
  • Beautiful beaches with empty line-ups
  • Portuguese capital Lisbon nearby
  • Day trips to Lisbon, Nazaré and Unesco World Heritage Site Sintra

Surf Lodge Santa Cruz is the perfect destination any surfer, from the seasoned veteran to the beginner, who is looking for a relaxed surf trip with great waves and great company. The camp has recently undergone a renovation with all the furniture in the communal area as well as in the bedrooms getting upgraded. At Santa Cruz Surf Lodge you also have a big pool, a manicured garden and terraced area to spend your afternoons and evenings relaxing. There is also a bar at the lodge so you can get a drink and swap stories with other guests about your best waves of the day. Another option is to spend the afternoon doing a yoga class to stretch and strengthen for the upcoming days of surfing.

Surroundings

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The rugged coastline around Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
You can walk from Surf Lodge Santa Cruz to the next beach in 10 minutes, and if you take one of the bikes from camp you’ll get there in 3. To check the surf though you only need to step onto the terrace and look west. If you want to check out Santa Cruz you can also walk there, or take one of the free bikes from camp for a quick ride.

Santa Cruz is an idyllic little coastal town filled with authentic Portuguese restaurants and little bars. Good food and drinks at unbeatable prices are super easy to find. The team and guests regularly go into town together for communal dinner trips and also to show you the best spots as well as some of the local delicacies. There are also a few shops scattered through town where you can buy souvenirs or surf gear. Another bonus is there is plenty of free parking at the lodge.

Local Tips

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Perfect waves produced by the wild Atlantic Ocean

Pro Surfer & WSL Contests
You could think you are dreaming when exploring the coast around Santa Cruz with the abundance of perfect waves and empty line-ups. It’s no surprise that every year there are 5 major international contests here, and a lot of international surfers come  to train as well. So if you want to see a pro surfer do their thing in the flesh, this is the place.

The way the coast is shaped means if the swell is to small or the wind isn’t right in front of Surf Lodge Santa Cruz, you take a short drive to the other side of the peninsula and there’s bound to be better waves. And there are a crazy amount of spots to choose from. In between Ericeira and Peniche you have 30 recognised surf breaks.

Team

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Sonny
His real name is Andy, but everyone calls him Sonny. He’s a chilled and positive character from Italy, who also happens to be a pro Longboarder currently competing on the European circuit. When not competing or running the lodge he will come out and get you onto your first waves as a surf coach. Sonny completed the International Surf Associations Level 2 instructor program and is a qualified beach lifeguard.

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Accommodation

Dorms

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Comfortable rooms for groups

At Surf Lodge Santa Cruz there are two 4-person rooms, one with its own bathroom, and one that shares a bathroom with a twin single room across the hall. There is also one 6-person room that his its own bathroom.

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Everything in the rooms is newly renovated and freshly furnished including the beds and mattresses. The rooms also all have Wi-Fi and a sound system which you can connect your cellphone too. These rooms are perfect for travelling groups, solo travellers and those who are on a budget who don’t want to sacrifice comfort or great waves. Linen and towels are also included for all guests.

 

 

Double-/Twin Single Rooms

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Spacious, light double rooms

There are rooms available with one double bed, which are perfect for couples, that come with the option of a private, or shared bathroom. There are also rooms available with two single beds that are ideal for friends, and again, come with the option of sharing a bathroom or having your own.

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All the rooms have been freshly renovated and furnished and each comes with a sound system that you can attach your cellphone too. Linen and towels are also included for all guests staying at Surf Lodge Santa Cruz.

Communal Areas

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Watch surf movies or check out pictures of you catching waves

In the open plan living room there is a comfortable couch with a big flat screen TV where you can watch one of the surf movies from the camp, stream live surf contests, or look through the pictures that have been snapped by the team during the week. There’s also a small bar where you can get a drink, or snack, next to the dining area. Here you can meet, and socialise, with the other guests after your surf. Outside, you have a pool and big manicured garden if you want to spread yourself out and relax, swim, or read a book.

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Key Facts

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Surf Lodge Santa Cruz prides itself on having the best surf courses that are run by experienced surfers in great waves.

  • Surf Course Basic 15h - 5 Day
  • 2-3 free surfs with the coaches on top of your course
  • All coaches have ISA Level 2 certificate, as well as being qualified lifeguards
  • Video training
  • Transfers as well as gear included
  • Extra surf time as an alternative to lessons or as well as lessons

Price: Surf Course Basic 219 € (low season) / 239 € (Peak Season)
Price: Surf Guiding: 275€ (with 4 participants)

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Surf courses also for intermediate and advanced surfers

Surf Course Basic (15h)
This surf course runs for 5 days, with 2 surf sessions per day, meaning you’ll be in the water from 3 to 4 hours per day. The first session everyday is more intensive with the coaches giving you lots of info and lots to try, where the second session is more of a free surf, with the coach there to give you pointers and take some video. There will also be 2 theory lessons back in the hostel as well as some video coaching.

Price 219€ (low season) / 239€ (peak season)*
*During peak season: Booking a surf course is mandatory and if travelling with a family, or group of 8 or more people, at least 50% have to book a surf course.

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Surf Guiding (low season)
If you choose the surf guiding option you can surf as much as you want, or can, in a week. There is a minimum of 10 sessions. During 3 of these sessions the guides will get the camera out so they can do some video coaching back at the lodge. The surf guides will drive you to the best spots, sometimes going as far south as Caparica (1 hour) or as far north as Ferrel (40minutes) to find the best waves. If your skill level and the conditions line up they may even take you to Peniche or Ericeira.

Surf guiding is only available in the low season.

Price:
1 Surfer: 350 €
2 Surfers: 650 €
3 Surfers: 900 €
4 Surfers: 1100 €

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Rental:
During surf courses or surf guiding, the equipment is included. If you come in the low season however, you can also rent gear and surf at your own leisure. Santa Cruz surf Lodge has a large selection of surfboards with varying shapes and sizes as well as a variety of wetsuits. The crew at the camp are all passionate, experienced surfers and can help you pick out the right board for your skill level, the type of waves you’ll be riding, and your size. There are longboards as well as high performance short boards available and even a few retro fish and alternative twin fins. If you know what you want, you can always contact the team before your arrival and they can put something aside for you.

Board rental is only available in the low season for surfers with a minimum of 4 weeks surf experience that are 18 and over.

Surfboard: 90 €/ Week
Surfboard & Wetsuit: 130 €/ Week
Wetsuit: 50 €/ Week

Surf Spots:
With the massive number of surf spots in the area it's impossible not to find a wave that you’ll like. The beginners usually go down to the beach breaks at Praia Azul. Santa Cruz and Santa Rita with the surf school, but if the conditions aren’t right there are 30 other spots with 30 minutes from the camp. The surf coaches and team all know the intricacies of the coast so they will find the best waves regardless of the conditions. And with the two world famous surf regions of Peniche and Ericeira north and south of the camp as a backup, you know the chances of getting waves are extremely good.

 

 

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Breakfast

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Breakfast bowl to get you surf ready

Breakfast is included
At Surf Lodge Santa Cruz you will awake to an amazing daily breakfast buffet. The crew source fresh local produce to get your day started right, and give you plenty of energy when you tackle the surf. Breakfast includes freshly brewed coffee and tea as well as an assortment of food including fresh bread, muesli and fresh fruit.

Dinner

The weekly sunset BBQ

Dinner can be booked additionally
On the night of your arrival dinner is included. If you want you can also book dinner for the next 4 nights. The meals get prepared freshly in the onsite kitchen and utilise fresh ingredients from the surrounding province. Every meal is accompanied with an aperitif, water, and one beer, wine or soft drink. Once a week the BBQ gets fired up and you get to watch the sunset behind the Atlantic Ocean while sitting next to the pool enjoying a freshly cooked meal. The price for four evenings dinner is 59€.

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Activities

Yoga to improve your surfing

Yoga
Surfing and Yoga compliment one another perfectly by improving balance and core strength as well as improving the ability to control breathing and general flexibility. The yoga sessions at Surf Lodge Santa Cruz take place in the garden or inside either early in the morning or around sunset. 4 yoga sessions cost 55€ and a single class is 15€.

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Bikes
The camp offers comfortable beach cruisers to use. You can go for a quick ride to town and see what’s happening in Santa Cruz, check your favourite surf spot early in the morning or just explore and enjoy the stunning landscape.

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Plenty of things to check out in Lisbon

On the long list of tours and day trips available from Surf Lodge Santa Cruz, a few favourites are the trip to Sintra, Obidos, Nazaré and going to check out the WSL Surf Contests. All these trips can be booked from the camp once you are there.

Sintra
Sintra is a small historical town that is recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here you will see amazing castles, forts and palaces while learning about the history of Portugal, and Portuguese culture. The trip costs 20 €.

Óbidos
Óbidos is a picturesque medieval village still enclosed in the original city wall. Once inside the fortifications you will find yourself inside a city once owned by the queen, which is immaculately kept and is filled with stunning small alleyways lined with white washed buildings and brightly coloured doors. There is also a spectacular church at its heart. A trip here costs 15€.

Nazaré
Nazaré produces the biggest waves in the world holding the current world record for biggest wave surfed. When the swell picks up you will find big waves surfers from every corner of the planet jumping on flights to get there and you can watch them from a dramatic cliff top viewing area behind the lighthouse. The price for this trip depends on the amount of people going.

WSL Contests
The WSL comes to Peniche on the west coast of Portugal annually to finish the European leg of the tour. There is a WSL qualification series stop at Guincho and the Big Wave Tour also visits Nazaré. If there is a competition on during your stay the crew will definitely tell you about it because they love showing the guests the pros surf and also enjoy watching themselves. The price again depends on how many people go.

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Overview

Navigate via the tabs to find the prices for different accommodation options, and various optional extras. Here you will see an example:

1 Week including breakfast from 199€!

  • 7 nights in booked accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast including coffee and tea
  • Dinner on you day of arrival
  • Towels and Linen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bike Rental
  • Use of the pool, garden and living room
  • Tips regarding surf spots in the surrounding area

Detailed price overview through: Low / Peak Season

Low Season

Price per Person per Week

In the Low Season arrival and departure preferably on Saturday, but contact us if you would like to arrive or depart another day.

Included

  • 7 nights in booked accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast including coffee and tea
  • Dinner on you day of arrival
  • Towels and Linen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bike Rental
  • Use of the pool, garden and living room
  • Tips regarding surf spots in the surrounding area

PERIOD FROM PERIOD TILL 6 PERSON DORM WITH BATHROOM 4 PERSON DORM 4 PERSON DORM WITH BATHROOM DOUBLE ROOM DOUBLE ROOM WITH BATHROOM
17.03.2018 16.06.2018 199 € 229 € 239 € 249 € 269 €
16.06.2018 14.07.2018 249 € 269 € 289 € 309 € 329 €
29.09.2018 31.10.2018 249 € 269 € 289 € 309 € 329 €

Peak Season

Price per Person per Week

In the Peak Season, arrival and departure is always on Saturday.

Included

  • 7 nights in booked accommodation
  • Daily Breakfast including coffee and tea
  • Dinner on you day of arrival
  • Towels and Linen
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Bike Rental
  • Use of the pool, garden and living room
  • Tips regarding surf spots in the surrounding area

PERIOD FROM PERIOD TILL 6 PERSON DORM WITH BATHROOM 4 PERSON DORM 4 PERSON DORM WITH BATHROOM DOUBLE ROOM DOUBLE ROOM WITH BATHROOM
14.07.2018 29.09.2018 289 € 319 € 339 € 369 € 389 €

 

*During peak season, booking a Surf Course Basic (15-Hours 229 €) is mandatory. If you are travelling with a family, or group of 8 or more people, at least 50% have to book a surf course.
**Surf Guiding is only available in the Low Season.

Optional Extras

Onsite booking. Price per Person:

OPTION PRICE
Surf Course Basic (15h) - Low Season 219 €
Surf Course Basic (15h) - Peak Season 239 €*
Surf Guiding - 1 Person 350 €**
Surf Guiding - 2 People 650 €**
Surf Guiding - 3 People 900 €**
Surf Guiding - 4 People 1100 €**
Surfboard & Wetsuit 130 €/ Week
Surfboard 90 €/ Week
Wetsuit 50 €/ Week



Onsite booking available, Price per Person:

DINNER / DAY TRIP PRICE
4 x Dinner with Drinks ( including 1x BBQ Night) 59 €
Wine Tasting 20 €
Trip to Obidos 20 €
Nazaré and WSL Depends on participant numbers
4 x Yoga 55 €
1 x Yoga 15 €

 

 

Contact camp before departure to organise pick-up. Payable on arrival:

PICKUP LOCATION PREIS
Lisbon Airport 1 – 3 People 70 €
Lisbon Airport 4 – 6 People 80 €
Ericeira Bus Station / Torres Vedras 1 – 3 People 20 €
Ericeira Bus Station / Torres Vedras 4 – 6 People 30 €

 

Shuttle services from Lisbon Airport, Torres Vedras or Ericeira Bus Station are one-way and the price is divided amongst passengers.

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Arrivals

Flights

Lisbon (LIS)

We offer an extra service where we will find you a cheap, available flight. We’ll double-check the prices and availability and will contact you with the final offer. Cheap flights are available starting from as little as 80 Euro! Best option is to fly directly to Lisbon (LIS) and then book an airport transfer.

For those of you who would rather find and book flights yourself we recommend Skyscanner which will give you a good overview of the available flights and where they depart from. An alternative is Kayak. These two flight search sites look through all airlines apart from RyanAir

Cheap Airlines from the UK:
RyanAir and Easyjet provide cheap and easy ways to get to Lisbon, Portugal from most airports in and around all major centres in the UK.

Airport Shuttle

Surf Lodge Santa Cruz offers Airport Transfers to Lisbon International (LIS), which take around 1 hour.

Price one-way: 70 € per trip (1 to 3 passengers)
Price one-way: 80 € per trip (4 to 6 passengers)
The Surf Lodge team can also pick you up from the bus stations at Ericeira and Torres Vedra.
Price one-way: 20€ per trip (1 to 3 passengers)
Price one-way: 30€ per trip (4 to 6 passengers)

Public Transport

In a car the trip will take around 30 minutes form the airport to the lodge, whereas public transport will take around 2.5 hours. Best way once you arrive if you plan to use public transport is to leave the airport and get on the purple metro line to Lisboa Oriente.  Once there you should get off the metro and go to Portale de Sintra. Once you have arrived here, you will need to change bus and go to Ericeira Terminal. If you are planning to get to the camp via public transport feel free to ask us and we will give you more information.

Here you can find out more about Public Transport in and around Lisbon. 

Rental Car

We recommend renting a car! In Portugal there are very cheap rental cars available that start at 80€ per week. At Sunny Cars you'll find the cheapest rental cars around! Getting a rental car will allow you to spontaneously explore the coastline or nearby Lisbon. It will also give you the freedom to take early morning drives up the coast to go to your favourite surf spot and be first in the water.

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