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Surf Lodge Santa Cruz

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Surf Lodge Santa Cruz surf trip

Enjoy a European surf trip, without the crowds

  • Surf Lodge Santa Cruz with 30 world-class waves nearby – mediated by Surf Lodge Portugal
  • Large central garden area with pool, patio & plenty of space to relax
  • Ocean views from the balcony
  • Professional surf school with certified instructors
  • Located between Peniche & Ericeira along the Atlantic Coast
  • Comfortable, high quality accommodation
  • Surf Guiding & Surf Courses to suit every surfers’ skill level
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Description

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Take a look inside Surf Lodge Santa Cruz

Surf Lodge Santa Cruz offers superior rooms next to 30 of the best surf spots in Europe, as well as:

  • A large pool & terraced area
  • Surf Courses with former pro surfers
  • Surf course with former pro surfers
  • A garden area to relax and soak up the Portuguese sun
  • Onsite yoga courses
  • Camp Bikes
  • Day trips to Nazaré, Sintra, and the Portuguese capital, Lisbon

The recently renovated Surf Lodge Santa Cruz is the ideal destination for anybody looking to surf the best waves in Europe, then spend evenings in luxurious & comfortable accommodation. The Lodges’ location means you can easily access a varied array of surf spots, where the team can find the perfect waves for your skill level.

After your daily surf, you can relax & unwind poolside while enjoying a drink from the onsite bar, discover some of the tourist attractions in the area, or take part in a yoga session. Regardless of what you decide on, you are guaranteed to thoroughly enjoy your trip to Portugal.

Surroundings

Spectacular cliffs in Santa Cruz
Great waves for surfing
Amazing landscape to be explored
Iconic fishing boats
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The rugged cliffs along the coast around Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz
The small seaside town of Santa Cruz is easily accessible in a few minutes on foot, bike or car from the lodge. Santa Cruz has a great selection of high quality restaurants that cater to every taste. The team can recommend the authentic local cuisine, which is amazing, and uses fresh, locally sourced ingredients combined with the freshest seafood. There are also a variety of bars and cafés in town where you can relax after eventful days surfing, and exploring Portugal.

Santa Cruz also has a good selection of shops where you can buy souvenirs, surf equipment and any other items you may want.

Local Tips

Plenty of spots to go surfing
Perfect waves and empty line-ups
World class surfing conditions
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Perfect Atlantic Ocean surf

Pro Surfer & WSL Contests
The coast around the lodge is classed as a World Surf Reserve by the internationally recognised Save the Waves Coalition because of the huge selection of surf spots & constant waves. Every year 5 major surf contests are held in the area including the second to last stop of the WSL, the Quiksilver Pro, so if you time your trip well, you will get to see the best in the world battle it out only meters away from the beach.

The way the coast is shaped, and the rugged cliffs that line the beach, mean that regardless of the conditions, the local team can always find a wave that is perfect for your skill level.

Team

Sonny

Sonny
Originally from Italy, Sonny is the quintessential surfer dude. He’s relaxed, funny, a great surfer, an even better coach, and extremely motivated and hard working. He’s been surfing on the European Pro Longboard Tour but is slowly shifting his focus entirely on the lodge. He’s a qualified beach lifeguard and ISA level 2 surf instructor. Also, his real name is Andy.

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Accommodation

4 & 6 Person Rooms

Spacious dorms
Plenty of space for everyone in the dorm
Cosy rooms with little details
Lovingly furnished and clean bathrooms
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Comfortable rooms for groups & families

When you visit Surf Lodge Santa Cruz you have the option of booking 4 & 6 person rooms that are perfect to accommodate solo travellers who don’t mind sharing a room, or larger groups & families. There are two 4-person rooms in total, one of which has its own bathroom, the other shares a bathroom with a double room across the hall. There is one 6-person rooms which has a private bathroom.

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The entire building has been freshly renovated & furnished, meaning all the furniture, beds & mattresses are new. The rooms also come with a sound system, Wi-Fi and fresh towels & linen.

Double & Twin-Single Rooms

Double room equipped with bed and armchair
Modern bathrooms with everything you need
Cosy rooms surfer style
Multifunctional bathtub
Double rooms with private balcony
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Spacious double rooms with plenty of light

There are Double Rooms available at Surf Lodge Santa Cruz that come with one large double bed, perfect for couples, or the Twin Single option where you have two comfortable single beds, perfect for friends looking for a Portuguese getaway. You can choose if you would like your own private bathroom, or a shared bathroom in both the twin single & double rooms.

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The entire Surf Lodge Santa Cruz has been remodelled and all of the furniture throughout has been upgraded. Each of the rooms has also been equipped with a sound system and you have Wi-Fi access throughout. Fresh towels & linen are also included for all the guests.

Communal Areas

Communal area with TV and fireplace
Dining room with surfboard deco
Communal area with couches to relax
Nicely decorated communal lounge
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Watch movies or view pictures of you surfing in the lounge

At the heart of the lodge is an open plan lounge where you can relax, watch a movie or stream an international surf contest. There is also a small bar where drinks & snack are available. The team also show the daily pictures of you out in the surf in the lounge so you can check your picture, while enjoying a cold drink & getting to know the other guests.

Outside you have a large pool surrounded by a terraced area perfect for enjoying the endless sunshine of Portugal. Next to the pool area you also have a manicured garden which you can enjoy anytime throughout your stay.

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Surfing

Key Facts

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Take a look inside the Surf School at Santa Cruz Surf Lodge

The location of Surf Lodge Santa Cruz, as well as the highly trained, experienced, professional and friendly surf crew mean that the courses offered are some of the best in the world.

  • Surf Course Basic 15h - 5 Day
  • 2-3 bonus free surf sessions per week accompanied by the surf crew
  • All coaches hold ISA Level 2 & beach lifeguard certification
  • Video Coaching available
  • Transfers to the waves, surfboard & wetsuit included
  • Extra surf time as an alternative, or on top of course times.

Price: Surf Course Basic 209€ (low season)
Price: Surf guiding: 275€ (with 4 participants)

Description

Surf Course Basic (15h)
The 15-Hour surf course is spread over 5 days and includes 2 surf sessions per day. Each of the 5 days you’ll spend in-between 3-4 hours in the water. Every morning the team take you to the desired surf spot for a more intensive session, with the team giving you lots of pointer and things to work on. Then the second session is more laid back and you work on what you learnt in the morning. There will also be 2 theory lessons back in the lodge as well as some video coaching.

Price 209€ (low season) / 229€ (peak season)*
*During peak season: Booking a surf course is mandatory. If you are travelling with a family, or group of 8 or more people, then at least 50% have to book a surf course.

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Surf the best waves with local guides

Surf Guiding (low season)
The Surf Guiding option is only available in the Low Season at Surf Lodge Santa Cruz. It enables you to surf as much as possible during your stay, with the helpful guidance of local surfers who will take you to the best waves, show you the ins & outs of each break including where the best channels are for paddling out, where the best take-off spots are, and which waves will break the best.

There are at least 10 guided surf sessions offered by the crew every week, during 3 of these sessions the crew will take video camera and take some footage so you can see yourself surf back camp, work on any problem you recognise, and enjoy an amazing souvenir of your trip to Portugal.

If you choose to take part in the Surf Guiding option you can surf as much as you want, or can, in a week. The crew make sure to find the best waves and don’t mind taking a drive down the coast to Caparica roughly an hour away, or as far north as Ferrel which is 40 minutes. 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 €

World-class Portuguese surf

Rental:
During the Low Season it is possible to rent a surfboard and wetsuit from Surf Lodge Santa Cruz who have a large selection of surfboards with a variety of shapes and sizes. There are longboards as well as high performance short boards available and even a few retro fish and alternative twin fins. The team also have a selection of wetsuits to fit everybody. The crew 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.

Surfboard rental is only available during the low season, and to surfers over 18 years of age who have more than 4 weeks surfing experience.

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

Surf Spots:
With a huge selection of surf spots to choose from, and a well-informed, local crew, you are guaranteed to score some fun waves during your trip to Portugal. If you’re a beginner the team usually take you down to Praia Azul, Santa Cruz or Santa Rita which are all beach breaks perfect for learners and advanced surfers alike. There are over 30 waves in the area and the surf coaches know how to read the weather charts perfectly to find the best waves for you and your skill level. You also have two more world famous surf regions nearby, Peniche and Ericeira north and south of the camp, so you have unlimited possibilities to catch the waves of your life.

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Catering

Breakfast

Healthy and tasty meals
Wide variety at the breakfast buffet
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Açai breakfast bowl to get you to get your day started

Breakfast is included
The team at Surf Lodge Santa Cruz provide a stunning daily breakfast buffet that will greet you every morning when you wake up. The buffet utilises the large variety of locally grown ingredients available to provide you with the energy you need to sustain you through the rigorous daily surf sessions.

Breakfast consists of fresh bread, locally sourced fruit & muesli as well as freshly brewed coffee, tea & juice.

Dinner

The weekly sunset BBQ at Surf Lodge Santa Cruz

Dinner can be booked additionally
Surf Lodge Santa Cruz offer an inclusive dinner on the night of arrival, as well as the option of booking 4 extra nights dinner for 59 €, to take the hassle and stress out of your evenings. The cook prepares fresh, delicious, home-cooked meals using locally sourced ingredients. Not only is the food amazing, but it is also a great opportunity to mingle fellow guests & surfers, as well as the crew. Each meal is served with an aperitif, as well as water and one beer, wine or soft drink. During your stay, at least once a week the BBQ will get fired up. The price for four evenings dinner is 59€.

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Activities

Yoga to improve your surfing

Yoga
Surfing and Yoga complement one another perfectly. When you practice yoga you will improve balance and core strength, the ability to control breath and general flexibility, which will in turn improve all aspects of your surfing. Yoga also clears the mind and makes relaxing and really getting into the holiday mood possible.

At Surf Lodge Santa Cruz you can choose to take a yoga class with a qualified instructor for 15 €. These classes cater to full-fledged yogis as well as first timers and focus on working on areas that will improve your surfing.

4 yoga sessions cost 55€ and a single class is 15€.

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Bikes
The team at Surf Lodge Santa Cruz have bikes available for guests to borrow. This is a perfect way to discover the stunning coastline around the lodge, take a trip to town to go shopping or enjoy a seaside meal, or even take your surfboard and find a new surf spot for that evening surf session.

City trips to Lisbon
Plenty of day trips available
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Drinks overlooking Lisbon city

There are plenty of options to enjoy during your stay at Surf Lodge Santa Cruz including trips to Sintra, Obidos, Nazaré as well as to check out the WSL Surf Contest that takes place once a year. Every trip offered can be booked onsite once you arrive.

Sintra
Sintra was classified a UNESCO World Heritage because of its many architectural monuments including castles, forts & palaces with history dating back to the turn of the 11th century. The city gives an insight into Portuguese culture and history. The town is also set amongst a stunning landscape with the Atlantic Ocean nearby. The day trip costs 20 €.

Óbidos
Óbidos is a small walled in village along on a small hill near the coast that dates back to the year 713. Once you make it inside the fortifications you will find yourself inside a city once owned by the queen of Portugal, who predominantly stayed in the town during her rule. The city is immaculately kept and restored. A trip here costs 15€.

Nazaré
A wave Garrett McNamara surfed at Nazaré, measuring approximately 100ft, currently holds the world record for biggest wave ever surfed. If the swell charts start to flash red, you will see pro big wave surfers from around the world flock to the spot and write a bit of history. If you also happen to be there, you can surf a nice sheltered wave in the morning, then head down and watch mountainous waves roll in from the Atlantic and explode of the coast from the safety of the lighthouse. The trip cost depends on the number of participants.

WSL Contests
The WSL (World Surf League) moves to a surf spot called Supertubos near Peniche on the west coast of Portugal. There is also a WSL a qualification series at the nearby Guincho, as well as a Big Wave Tour visit Nazaré. If there is a competition on during your surf trip, 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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Prices

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 ROOM WITH BATHROOM 4 PERSON ROOM 4 PERSON ROOM WITH BATHROOM DOUBLE ROOM DOUBLE ROOM WITH BATHROOM
30.09. 28.10.2017 239 € 269 € 279 € 289 € 299 €
31.03. 16.06.2018 199 € 229 € 239 € 249 € 269 €
16.06. 14.07.2018 239 € 269 € 279 € 289 € 299 €
29.09. 03.11.2018 239 € 269 € 279 € 289 € 299 €

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 ROOM WITH BATHROOM 4 PERSON ROOM 4 PERSON ROOM WITH BATHROOM DOUBLE ROOM DOUBLE ROOM WITH BATHROOM
14.07. 29.09.2018 299 € 319 € 329 € 349 € 359 €

Optional Extras

Onsite booking. Price per Person:

OPTION PRICE
Surf Course Basic (15h) - Low Season 209 €
Surf Course Basic (15h) - Peak Season 229 €*
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

 

*During peak season booking a surf course is mandatory. If 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.



DINNER / DAY TRIP PRICE
4 x Dinner with Drinks ( including 1x BBQ Night) 59 €
Trip to Sintra 20 €
Trip to Obidos 15 €
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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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. 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. 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.

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