The camp is located only a 5 minutes walk away from several beaches, including the famous left hand reef break Lagido, the north facing beach break Prainha, and the west facing beach Cantinho.
Max Reuter, German champion senior class 2001 and former member of the National Surf Team Germany, founded one of the most successful surf camps in Peniche/Portugal in 1996 the Maximum Surfcamp. From the start, he has been supported by his experienced and well-coordinated team. The camp as it is today has been formed by Max' numerous surf experiences he has had all over the world as in Costa Rica or Indonesia. The focus of the team has always been on providing the guests with professional and customised highquality support: comfortable apartments, top-quality surf gear, and surf spots for all levels. Having fun while learning the fascinating sport is certainly the main goal!
To provide excellent classes of high standard all instructors have completed officially approved training courses at national and international Surfing Associations. All instructors in the team are not only experienced and expert surfers but also highly motivated to help improve your skills.
Theirfacilities are typical for the coastal region in Portugal. They consistof several apartments surrounding a nice courtyard that invites to hangout, have a BBQ etc. Each apartment contains two to three rooms,ranging from single, double, triple to 4-bed rooms. All apartmentsinclude a fully equipped kitchen, toilet, and bathroom with shower,living room with sofa, cable TV, and DVD/ VCR.
The quiet roof-decktempts you to relax and watch the sunset. There are supermarkets andmany cafés, bars, and restaurants close by. To explore the beautifullandscape in the regions around the camp rent one of their beachcruisersor the skate longboards.
In the little lounge bar they provide you with everything you need for a full-on day of surfing:
coffee, tea, smoothies, fruit salads, sandwiches, burgers salads and much more.
Afterwards,you can relax with typical local drinks while watching surf videos onthe flat screen or flip through surf mags. In the evenings you have thepossibility to participate at the camp dinners
They offer you 3 dinners during the week: Asian Food, Mexican Dinner and Mega BBQ.
Mega BBQ is held on friday and afterwards we have our caipirinha party with various DJ‘s from all
over the world.
- Free Internet: Use the Internet at the camp on the iMac station or you can bring your own laptop to use the wireless Internet connection.
- Washing machine / Towels / Bed linen: Guests can wash their clothes up to 8 kilo in the camp washing machine. They offer towels and bed linen too.
- Massage: They have different kinds of massage available ranging from relaxing, gentle massages to therapeutic massages to help alleviate painful tense muscles. The massage room is located in the camp. Just perfect after a full-on surf day.
- Yoga: Possibility to join yoga classes twice a week after returning from the beach.
- Hatha Yoga: Relaxing static poses to develop flexibility and still the mind, helping to increase mental focus Vinyasa Flow Yoga: Functional surfing movements flowing from one to the other, improving flexibility,strenght and balance.
- Swimming pool.
HOW TO GET TO MAXIMUM SURFCAMP:
Theyprovide an airport shuttle to the surfcamp. Transportation vehiclesare modern vans which hold up to 8 people and take one hour to get tothe surfcamp. The cost is 120 euro one way which will be divided amongstthe passengers.
You can also take public transport which is really easy but it will take about 2 and half to 3 hours.
Surf & Other Activities
Target group: no experience at all to three-day course experience. This course is designed to introduce you step by step to the theoretical and practical basics of surfing. Basic practical goals of this course are learning how to take off in white water, getting to know duck diving techniques, and finally taking off in unbroken waves. Besides that you will learn about the development of waves and currents and how to handle them correctly. In the beginner course they also focus on increased supervision in the water for your safety.
A personal analysis via video is also part of this course. In the beginner course soft boards are used to guarantee a safe start.
Intermediate Course :
Target group: at least one week course experience, confident take-off in white water,
basic theoretical knowledge. This course follows immediately after the beginner course and is designed to intensify basic skills. The main aim of this course is to learn how to take off on green waves and ride them on a hard board. The instructors will give you tips to improve your surfing directly in the water. In the intermediate course you will learn about tides and the history of surfing and board shaping. They will also work with video analysis in this course.
Advanced Course :
Target group: confident take-off and ride in unbroken wave, knowledge of surfing rules. In the advanced course we focus on intensified and individual coaching. Advanced techniques like bottom turn, cutback, and correct timing are elements of this course.
Hard boards of different sizes are available during the whole time and can be chosen according to the surf conditions.
The course starts on Monday and finishes on Friday, twice a day (there are no courses on the weekends but you can use the material for free). To access the most suitable spot matching the course level they will drive you in our surfer van to different spots. Local surf instructors will introduce and guide you to the most suitable spots in the area. The equipment is also available after class and on the weekends.
Indivdual Classe :
Target group: everyone who seeks even faster improvement In private tuitions with our experienced instructors you will benefit from intensive, individual 1:1/ 1:2 supervision. Beginners start with the actual take-off on the first day. Advanced students will benefit from this individually specified training to improve their skills. Private lessons are held at the best possible surf spot depending on wave conditions and the student's level.
Spot Guiding tour
Once a week after the last surf lesson of the day, you will be able to join for a guided tour to all the surf spots in the area. Their local teachers will show you the best spots according to your surfing skill.
Fatum Surfboard Factory Tour :
In addition to surf lessons they take you Fatum Surfboards. It is based in Peniche and their surfboards are widely known in Europe. Here, you can learn everything about surfboards, the lastest shaping techniques and board styles. A tour through the factory exprains how a surfboard is created from the blank to the finished board.
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Surf Classes Package includes:
- 7 nights accommodation
- Breakfast and lunchpack
- 5 days of surf classes
- 7 days to use the equipment
- Free transport from and to the bus station on the day of arrival / departure
Apura Yoga Package includes:
- 7 nights accommodation
- Breakfast and lunchpack
- Yoga classes twice a day (Monday - Friday)
- Each day one session (2h) of intensive practical and theoretical surfing classes (Monday - Friday)
- 7 days to use the equipment
- Free transport from and to Peniche bus station on the day of arrival / departure
10% discount if you a stay a second week
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