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Peniche: welcome to surf central in Portugal

Ever wanted to learn how to surf? Or watch surfers from all over the world take on the Portuguese waves?
Then we recommend you go to Peniche.

This fishing town on a small peninsula, has grown into one of the largest surf centres. Not only in Portugal, but in Europe. So there's no shortage of surf schools, for those very first waves.

Your best bet for rentals and classes is to head for the northern beach, Praia Baleal. Supertubos to the south of the town, is more for the experienced surfers.

Every March, the world's best surfers descent on Supertubos to compete. Go and have a look, if you're around at that time. It's free.

Peniche itself, has all the amenities you expect from a larger beach town. And Portugal's most beautiful town, Óbidos, is close by. Making this a perfect day trip.