Special Surf 78
Surfing & Windsurfing • Water Sports • Gear Rentals
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9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Special Surf 78 provides quality surf lessons on the best area in Peniche and Baleal for surfing. Our commitment to all our clients is to ensure with all our professionalism that you will have the best surfing experience of your life, making you progress in your learning quickly, consistently and effectively! In our school, you will effectively learn to surf and have an instructor who will always be accompanying you with the utmost attention, correcting and encouraging throughout the lesson. A reference school in Peniche characterized by the degree of professionalism of its instructors for the technical and scientific knowledge in teaching surf.
Peniche, Portugal

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vanderWel
Switzerland12 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
My husband and two children (aged 7 and 10) did 5 days of surf classes with the Special Surf 78 team and it was excellent in every way. The kids LOVED it (my 7 year old says it is his new favourite sport) and my husband was really impressed that we was able to stand up quite consistently after just five 2-hour sessions. The team is professional, but also really friendly and great with kids. We can't recommend them highly enough and will be back again for sure.
Written August 23, 2022
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susan g
Limerick, Ireland12 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We met Edgar, who was our surf instructor and as complete beginners we found him excellent. His instructions were very clear and practical and his teaching technique was tailored and personalised to each individuals ability in the group. All his time was spent in the water with us, providing hands on advice. We observed other schools which had very large groups and the instructors stood on the beach looking at their students and did not appear to be dispensing advice. These students were clearly doing wrong techniques e.g. in the way they carried their boards into the water with difficulty etc.
Special surf 78 is located right on the beach meaning no long walks or transportation issues. Superb service!
Written May 20, 2014
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Hello Susan, Thanks for choosing us to teach you, Edgar always works hard with is students but it always have beneficts as so teaching to surf, we are super glad you really enjoyed and also for being able to teach you techniques for the future. Hope to see you soon.
Written May 19, 2021
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Car1611
Pamplona, Spain229 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
We decided to have a surf lesson for begginners and it was a really good idea. It was really funny and the teacher was very helpful eith the waves and giving advices! It was a reslly good experience here in Peniche! Very recommendable! Thank you a lot
Written September 2, 2020
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Thank you!! Glad you liked it, we are very proud of our team, we do our best for everyone to have a great experience.
Written September 9, 2020
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joao p
Coimbra, Portugal63 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Fantastic team. Thank you very much from Inês, Guilherme and João from Coimbra. We will be back very soon. Be ready for us again!!!! :)
Written August 13, 2016
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Hello João, it was a pleasure for us to have you all surfing with us. we can't wait to have you all back any day soon.
Written May 19, 2021
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AnnabelD999
London, UK163 contributions
The team at Special surf have been so lovely and patient helping my husband and I learning to surf!!!! I am a beginner and they have helped me to get from flapping around in the water to standing on the board and riding small waves!!! I have wheel that fear of the sea and am certainly not a natural surf chick, so if they can get me (unfit and 47) to stand, they must be amazing 😁😁😁. Thank you so much - we are loving it... xxx
Written October 22, 2019
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Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us, it is very important to us that you both had fun and learned at the same time. For us to share the surfing experience is our passion.
Written May 19, 2021
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R0add0g
Port Townsend, WA154 contributions
Oct 2019
I rented a board and a suit and they were very nice. Totally helpful on getting me in the waves. Castle and windmill in the back ground at the break. Even gave me a ride to town to get pizza. I don't know when I will see them again, but I hope Soon.
Written October 16, 2019
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Hi, thanks a lot for your words, we really hope you enjoyed the day and it was a pleasure for us to give you rides and to help you to know the town. We really hope to see you soon.
Written May 19, 2021
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James B
Bournemouth, UK7 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
Me and my partner had never surfed before prior to this trip. We took two lessons, whilst on our weekend holiday. The three instructors we had over the two lessons were super friendly, really good teachers and gave clear and good advice to help our development - teaching my girlfriend a new technique when she struggled with the first. We were both standing up by the end of our session. Couldn’t recommend highly enough, top people and top lessons.
Written September 7, 2019
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Hello James, thanks for your words, it was a please to teach both of you and to teach you more then one way to surf, it was also a pleasure to see you evolving through the classes. Hope to see you soon.
Written May 19, 2021
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dcerun
St. Petersburg, FL157 contributions
This is my second trip to Peniche and my second time with Special Surf 78. The 1st time was with my son and now I brought 6 of my college students. They loved the surf lesson and we all had a blast. I wouldn't take lessons anywhere else.
Written June 28, 2019
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Thank you so much for choosing our school for your surfing experiences! We are very pleased to know that all of you enjoy our work and that you have a lot of fun with us. We would love to see you again, come back anytime!
Written May 19, 2021
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Jeras v
Antwerp, Belgium73 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
We took 2 lessons. The teachers are passioned about what they do. Explain really well in body language if you don't understand english well enough (like the kids). I was impressed by their patience and the positive encouragements. The name of the place is really well picked SPECIAL surf 78.

I'm not sure if it's linked but the bar which is right next to the place has improvement opportunities in terms of service and cleanliness
Written August 29, 2018
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Hello Jeras, it was a pleasure to teach you everything we could on the 2 lessons we had. We tried our hard to give you the best informations and to teach you in the best way possible for you to improve better and quicker. Come back anytime soon.
Written May 19, 2021
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Benedicte D
3 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We would recommend surfing at Special Surf 78 to EVERYBODY! To Edgar and Augustina and the whole special surf 78 team, we would like to say: SUPERTHANKS for 3 great surflessons! Edgar gives perfect advice, he pushes when needed and motivates you. We loved it and are greatfull and happy that we learnt how to surf! We are very motivated! Good material, great waves, lovely people, good vibes. We will remember to keep paddling, number 2 but most of all the great help of special surf 78!

Keep on doing a great job Edgar, Augustina and everyone on the special surf 78!

Rien and Bene
Written August 31, 2016
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Hello Rien and Bene, Thank you so much for those words and for choosing us, it was a pleasure for us to be able to teach you and we are very grateful you enjoyed everything we did with you both. It was very nice to see you improving during the lesson. Come back anytime soon.
Written May 19, 2021
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