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CLIFF SURF CAMP
Rua Sol e Atlântico 10
Praia da Vigia
2560-046 Póvoa de Penafirme
Portugal
Whatsapp Chat (9am – 6pm)  +351 915 355 613
Email: info(et)cliffsurfcamp.com
If we are not be able to respond directly, we are probably surfing but it shouldn’t take too long.


Team

4 people sitting on a surfboard watching the ocean
Great things are never done by just one person but a team. At Cliff we work together like a family. We care about each other. This creates the best vibe between us and our guests.
The Coaches

Guest reviews

We had such a great time at the camp. Thanks Maya for the great surf lessons (not for the shots at the party haha). Stay awesome!
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Sandra & Katha

Hello again. I had an other great week here and I will definitely come back! See you next year. You are amazing guys!
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Ruben

We came for a boys’ trip. Cliff means: The best atmosphere. The best crew. The best surf lessons. The best parties. The best town. And the best view. THANKS.
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Jannis & Dennis & Tim

It was my first time in Portugal and I will never forget this wonderful place and the amazing surf teachers, their patience and the time they spent pushing me in the water.
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Sofia

You are great. See you in October again. Peace.
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Ted & Michael

I had one of the best weeks of my live and made lots of new friends here. I never expected traveling alone would be so easy.
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Pia

Thank you so so much for the best experience. Thanks André for inspiring me to become a surfer.
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Jonas

It’s been a blast. Thanks for the time, it feels like in a big family house here.
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Maria & Johanna

Frequently asked questions

Staff, surfing, activities, place makes it a paradise. Stefan was the best surf coach ever. See you next season.
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Svea

  1. Please go to to our booking system and make your booking. (https://hotels.cloudbeds.com/reservation/OByJEr)
  2. According to your request, we will contact you with a quote that is valid for 48 hours after issuing date.
  3. If you accept our offer we will send you our bank details for the deposit.
    The booking deposit is 25% of the total amount of your reservation.
    Deposit shall be paid within 48 hours after the bank details were sent to you in order to validate your booking.
  4. After having received you payment we will send you a confirmation voucher with the details of your booking.

Due to property management reasons, we never guarantee a specific room to the guest, but will always try to meet your preferences when it’s possible!

Yes, we have private accommodation option. However, there is a surcharge applied to single occupancy of double rooms.

Yes, they are. So you have more space in your bag for bikinis or board shorts.

Yes, you can arrive and leave every day you want! We do not have a fixed arrival/departure day, so you can come when it suits you best. However, we recommend arriving during the weekend, as the surf course starts on Monday and most people change during the weekends.

When booking your stay with us, you have 3 options of payment: bank transfer, Paypal or credit card. On site you can pay with cash or credit card.

Yes, you can. We accept Visa and Mastercard. Unfortunately, we do not accept American Express.

No, you can join any day, however we think it’s best if you do so. We do not have a specific starting/ending day of the surf course, but recommend all guests to start at the same time on Mondays.

If you didn’t benefit from a certain service out of your choice (for example you did not wish to participate in the dinner) you cannot get a refund. If you didn’t benefit from a service because of external issues (for example an injury during a surf lesson that hinders you from continuing the surf course) CLIFF will issue a voucher for the remaining lessons.

Of course! Everybody is welcome to join our lessons. We love to share the passion for surf with everyone! Booking in advance is required. Please give us a call [00351 261 938 618] or send an e-mail [] with the following information: your name, age, how many people want to join, height and surf level (beginner, intermediate, never surfed before, already caught green waves).

Yes, you can. We want you to surf as much as possible during your stay! However, lessons on the weekend are considered extra lessons. So the group lessons included in the pack are not valid for Saturdays and Sundays. Please ask us for prices and availabilities.

No, it is not possible to hand over a service from the pack to another party. The content is personal and non-transferable.

This is unfortunately not possible. For safety reasons the surf schools from Santa Cruz no longer rent equipment.

For safety reasons the equipment can only be used during the surf lessons under the guidance of our coaches.

To get to the camp you have 4 options: with CLIFF’s shuttle, with your own car or a rental car or by public transport.

If you have a reservation for our Cliff airport shuttle, we will assure the transfer from Lisbon airport to CLIFF. An authorized person will be waiting for you (and maybe other guests) outside the airport at a specific meeting point.

Our shuttles need to be booked in advance so we can organize all the pick-ups. To do so we require the following details:

  • your flight number and arrival time
  • number of people traveling
  • if you carry any oversized luggage or boards
  • one mobile number to contact you

Our shuttle rates are:

from/to Lisbon Airport
8:00 – 20:00    60€ + 10€ extra per person  // 20:00 – 00:00    90€ + 10€ extra per person

e.g.: shuttle for 4 people: 60€ + 30€ / 4= 22,50 for each person.

To get here with public transport you’ll need to catch the underground and two buses.

Starting point is Lisbon airport.
1. Take the underground directly from the airport, red line direction “S. Sebastião”

2. Get off at “Alameda” station and switch to the green line direction “Telheiras”

3. Get off at “Campo Grande” station. Outside the underground you’ll find the bus station. Just across the street you’ll find the bus stop to “Torres Vedras”

4. Take a bus direction Torres Vedras – Directa A8. It goes directly via highway and takes about 40 minutes (only in the city of Torres Vedras it stops a couple of times).

5. Get off really at the end of the line, where the bus station is. There you can catch a bus to Santa Cruz/Póvoa de Penafirme. Our bus stop is “Vale de Janelas – Rotunda da Vigia”, just a two-minute walk. Not all the buses come all the way up here, some stop at the village center (the ones that end in “Santa Cruz” on the timetable). So let us know the estimated time of arrival at Santa Cruz and we come to pick you up. Please get off at the bus stop by the beach (it’s the last stop when the bus finishes at Santa Cruz).

Send us an e-mail and we will forward you the bus timetables.

Jobs

We are always looking for energetic and happy people to help out in our basic daily duties in exchange for a culture and surf experience in Santa Cruz.

There are currently no vacancies available. However, we are always keen to meet energetic and fun people who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and covering letter to

There are currently no vacancies available. However, we are always keen to meet energetic and fun people who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and covering letter to

There are currently no vacancies available. However, we are always keen to meet energetic and fun people who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and covering letter to

There are currently no vacancies available. However, we are always keen to meet energetic and fun people who would like to join our team. If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV and covering letter to