Welcome to Uprise Surf School


Our surf lessons in Peniche, Praia da Areia Branca, and Baleal are in small groups, ensuring safety and lots of fun for everyone at the best spots in Europe.


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mild climate

There are beaches and waves for all levels, even for the world’s best who compete in Peniche as part of the world Surfing circuit, known as the Rip Curl Pro.

You can stay at the Surf Camp, Hostel, House/Apartment, or travel in our campervans, learn or improve your surfing skills, get to know the best waves in Portugal and Europe. Take the opportunity to explore Nazaré and the world’s biggest wave!

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By purchasing one of our packages, you can complement your stay with surf lessons at Praia da Areia Branca, Peniche, or Baleal, as well as yoga and other activities.

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Surf School

As nossas aulas são adequadas a todas as idades e temos várias tipologias, onde terás a oportunidade de aprender ou aperfeiçoar o teu surf ao teu ritmo, ou alugar material.

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Estás a fazer Erasmus em Portugal e pretendes aprender ou aperfeiçoar o teu surf sozinho ou com os teus colegas, vem surfar em Peniche, Baleal e Areia Branca onde podes encontrar ondas para todos os níveis 365 dias por ano.

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Our base is at the Surf Camp, but we have a mobile school so you can surf every day at the best surf spots, the best waves for your level.

Discover and surf at the best spots in Europe.

While you learn or improve your surfing, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Nazaré and its Giant waves or watch the world’s best surfers at Supertubos beach during the Rip Curl Pro World Surfing Championship… These are unforgettable experiences…

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About us

Our coaches have local experience, are certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation, and hold degrees in Physical Education.

Tiago Castro - UpRise
Tiago Castro
João Arsénio - UpRise
João Arsénio
Nuno Faria - UpRise
Nuno Faria
Rodolfo dos Lagos - UpRise
Rodolfo dos Lagos
Mariana Silva - UpRise
Mariana Silva
João Ferreira - UpRise
João Ferreira
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Certificados pela Federação Portuguesa de Surf

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We love Surfing… Paddling and watching a wave break, all while feeling the sun and salty water on our faces, are unforgettable experiences, but not at any cost… We work every day to reduce our environmental footprint.


What they say
about us

"The instructor provided the basic concepts so that we could have our first surf lesson in the best way, 100% profitable, safe, and fun, good equipment. Looking forward to repeating, thank you.”

Looking forward to repeating, thank you.”

Patrícia Silva

"The right people in the right place!! I will never forgetthose tips and insights on reading theocean that Daniel taught me; it was such a holistic approach! The best spots on Earth to learn to surf from scratch to an advanced level. "

Aleksandra Grzywacz

"Great teaching - very experienced, attentive and encouraging. Good new equipment and friendly and flexible approach. Can't wait to go back. "

Helen Alexander

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Enjoy a location with perfect surf conditions and our professional coaches