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Reviewed 31 March 2021

I came to this lodge with a friend that had already been there previous summer and wanted to come back.
Best experience ever! Could not have imagined it better. Me and my friend travel a lot together and we had one our best stays in Peniche with Duncan and Claire.

The accommodation was really spacious and clean. We were staying at the second lodge (they own two at the moment). There was a common room with sofas and TV, a huge terrace with sea view and a big kitchen with lots of utilities and a huge fridge (really important, after surfing you will just think about food).

Our room had views to the ocean. You could hear the waves breaking from the room, sometimes even smell it! We didn't have ensuite bathroom but didn't matter whatsoever because the shared bathrooms were kept clean all the time.

The quality of the surf lessons was amazing, as there were not a lot of people during our stay we could almost have private lessons with Duncan. He payed attention to every detail you could improve, you could notice how he really wanted you to learn and have big time. Lessons were long enough and at the end you caught loads of waves.

But the best by far was the family feeling. Duncan was picking us up every morning and afternoon to the beach, trying to find the best spot for our level of surf, making sure we had a good time on the boards and joining us for the lessons.
He was always caring and friendly, told us stories, recommended us great places to visit nearby in Portugal. It was much fun being with him and sometimes even Claire joined the group. Lovely!

I cannot recommend it enough as I am already planning to come back with other friends.

Date of stay: March 2021
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claire Hall, General Manager at Peniche Surf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Thankyou so much Victor for this amazing review ,it is very true and detailed and will really help our future guests to know what to expect with us ,we did not get chance to make our usual daily beach camps as we were not meant to spend too much time on the beach during lockdown but it was great you both came and had such fantastic weather, surf and enjoyed staying with us ,also visiting nearby towns .
It was truly great to meet you ,we are so pleased that you progressed so quickly with your surfing and we do hope you will return with your friends once again and maybe experience the lodge and vibe in its usual summer time glory !
We wish you all our very best and see you next time ,your PSL family Xx

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Reviewed 29 September 2020

Claire, Duncan and Dane run a business that smells like family and surf, you feel it from your arrival.

The lodge is more a shared house than a hostel, super nice and clean, with two kitchens and a big living room with sofas, tv and lots of surf magazines. I've found my bedroom clean and confortable, perfect to rest after a whole day surfing.
They're super organized, fast in answering your emails, and, most of all, bighearted people and big-smile-faces to welcome you and managing your stay at the best.

Anyway, SURF is the reason you go to Peniche, and here's why I'd choose Peniche Surf Lodge again: they have huge experience in surfing and surfing in Peniche, so they come every morning at the lodge, load the van with baords and wetsuits for the guests, you jump in and they will drive you to the best spot of that day, giving you advices where to enter, how the waves behave, what to whatch out for.

Finally, DANE.
He's just an incredible coach: being a prosurfer himself, not only you might have the chance to witness his amazing, insane tricks on waves, but if you're having lessons with him, which I truly suggest, you'll see your surf skills progressing in a way you wouldn't have wished for.

BEST CHOICE EVER.

(Namastè :P )

Date of stay: September 2020
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claire Hall, General Manager at Peniche Surf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Thankyou so much Cinzia for your fantastic review it truly means a lot to our business and especially in these times of doubt for travel !
We loved having you here surfing with us you have such a great energetic positive spirit that is the best for improving your surfing ,we are so happy you loved your experience with us .
We all hope you can come back and surf with us once again ,until then we wish you all our very best Claire Duncan and Dane Xx

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Reviewed 12 September 2020 via mobile

I stayed at Peniche Surf Lodge for a week. Accomodation is very clean, comfortable and well equipped, conveniently located, communication with Claire was fast and easy. Surfing with Duncan and Dane was the best, as well as chilling together at the beach with all the amazing fellow surfers staying at the lodge (all of them wonderful people!). I’ll definitely return soon!

Date of stay: September 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
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claire Hall, General Manager at Peniche Surf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Thankyou for writing this great review Tym ,it was really great to meet you and we are so happy you loved your stay at our lodge with our other amazing guests and at the beach hanging out at the camp and surfing all day too ,would be great if you could come and stay with us again ,we wish you all our very best ,Claire Duncan and Dane

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Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

We stayed at the lodge for a week and had a great time. Everything from the airport pick up, to the daily surflessons worked out perfectly.
Claire and Duncan are very accommodating hosts that have many great tips about the area and are helpful with anything needed. Dane was the one teaching us surfing from scratch and did an amazing job, explaining it really well and hands-on. They are overall a really friendly family and we felt well cared for during our stay.
If you’re in Peniche during peak season it might be a good tip to make reservations at restaurants, as they fill up quickly in the evenings. Even if they do, there are many take-away options though.
We were really happy we chose Peniche Surflodge, are hooked on surfing now and wanna say thanks for everything to Claire, Duncan and Dane!

Date of stay: August 2020
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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claire Hall, General Manager at Peniche Surf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Thankyou so much for your great review ,it truly means a lot to our little family business in these uncertain times of travel ,we are so happy you loved your stay and the surfing with us ,we truly hope you can return and we want to return to those times of summer business once again ,surfing beaches days and lovely dinners ,we send you all our very best form you Peniche Surf family Xx

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Reviewed 27 August 2020

Peniche Surf Hostel is the PERFECT option for anyone coming to Peniche to surf, regardless of your level, especially if you’re planning on renting equipment or do not have transport. Duncan, Claire and Dane truly care about their customers and make sure to find you the best waves each day. The lodge is well located, always clean, super cozy and full of good vibes. There’s a reason so many people return, and I will most definitely be one of them.

Thanks again ❤️

Date of stay: August 2020
Trip type: Travelled solo
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claire Hall, General Manager at Peniche Surf Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2021

Thankyou Kristen for coming to stay and surf with us and also taking time to write this amazing review ,it truly helps our little family business in these uncertain times for travel ! We are so happy you loved your stay and met some fantastic people while you were here and we are also very happy you will return ,until then we wish you all our very best ,form Claire Duncan and Dane Xx

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