Sure, you can find other places to surf around the European continent, but nothing beats Portugal when it comes to consistency. Portugal is known for a large variety of wave types and the most surfable days per year compared to other places.
It's a whole new story for surf in Portugal, a country at the western tip of Europe, with an ample Atlantic coast and one of the most balanced weathers in the whole continent, making up for warm summers and moderate winters. Naturally, water temperatures will go down in winter, but it never gets as cold as elsewhere, allowing for an all-year-long surf practice.
Our geography allows every type of waves: reef or point breaks, right or left waves: Portugal has got it all. Some of the country's better-known spots, like those around Peniche, feature sheltered bays and peninsulas, making for superb offshore wind conditions most of the time.
For lovers of surf, Portugal also represents excellent value. The country arrived late to the international surf scene but is catching up fast, and there are plenty of modern and safe infrastructures for surf practice, and most of all, very welcoming people, now well accustomed to surfers and beach sports. All this comes at very fair prices and with an ample choice of packages and programs. If you're planning a surf vacation, Portugal has plenty to offer, and you'll be hooked.
If you're looking for a surf hostel in Portugal, Underdog Surf House is the place to go. We are at Lourinhã, one of the best places for surfing in Portugal, where the average temperature is 16ºC / 61 F and there are over 12km / 7.5 miles beach fronts.
It's as a part of this project that Underdog came to be, with a firm commitment to offering surfers from around the world access to one of Europe's best surfing spots, regardless of your difficulty level, expectations, or family size.
It doesn't matter if you come alone, with friends or family. Nor does it matter if you are an experienced surfer or someone seeking to learn the ins and outs of riding a wave. We have crafted accommodations and activities that suit all your needs and expectations.
You can choose from different bedrooms equipped with wooden floors & balconies. Our private swimming pool, game room, gardens, and leisure area provide guests with multiple leisure areas all there to let you live like you deserve to.
The spacious and fully equipped kitchen allows easy cooking, while the lovely living room makes for a perfect indoor relaxing spot. Never has the house's comfort been an issue. It is perfect as a Surf House, your surf house. Welcome home!
Near the house, you may find several interesting things to do such as go-cart riding, horseback riding or chariot ride, bicycle riding, restaurant lunches/dinners, night Life, Lourinhã's town dinosaur museum, Lourinhã's "Award Winning" cognac tasting, skateboarding at the Lourinhã skate park.
Besides surfing, we have organized some extra stuff and day tours to do while you are visiting that we are sure can be a lot of fun!
The municipality is fully committed to creating some of the best infrastructures for surf in Portugal, all the while seeking to make the practice open to all ages, from summer to wintertime. The village is also very close to Lisbon and even closer to Peniche or the must-visit architectural beauty of Óbidos, so there's always something to do when you're not surfing. And did we mention Lourinhã is the Portuguese dinosaur capital?
Haliotis is a PADI 5 * center that was born from a passion for amateur diving. We propose to offer each visitor experiences with diving and snorkeling in the Natural Reserve of the Berlengas Islands.
Our facilities include classrooms, pool, spas, 4 vessels with a total capacity of about 60 people, staff trained to the highest level, two vans to transport clients and equipment.
In addition to the center in Peniche, we have two other centers operating today. One is located in Sesimbra in the Sesimbra Port Shelter and another in Santa Maria in the Azores Islands located in Harbor Village. We offer various activities and diving courses. All of which are available for those who have an affinity with the sea and the aquatic environment.
The Underdog Surf House has many attributes when it comes to comfort: great rooms, swimming pool, decks and much more. But when staying here, you will be staying close to the local surf community that frequently visits the house to enjoy the atmosphere with traveling surfers.
The house is run by a local surfer and team with top knowledge regarding all regional surf spots and will be more than happy to help travelers with surf conditions and the best places to surf on any given day.
Personal contact with all travelers is our key attribute, so guests can expect guidance to plan a great vacation.