LEVEL UP YOUR SURFING WITH OUR
SURF TRAINING PROGRAM
Based in Peniche, Portugal, SURF IT EASY has the main focus on providing custom made surf training to our students, to make their surfing better, with more speed, board control and with the right technique on every turn. Tools such as surfskate and video analysis allow us to build the perfect mix and adjust the training to your needs and pace.
The best surfer will always be the one having most fun!
The Surf Coach
Lourenço is the coach and founder of SURF IT EASY. He skates since he remembers and surfs since a bit after, already worked in Morocco and Brazil and has been teaching in the beaches of Peniche for the past 8 years. However it's his passion for riding boards, people and the ocean that makes this project possible every day.
Surf in Peniche
Peniche is a small fishermen town located around 1h driving from Lisbon. It consists of a peninsula in the Portuguese coast and its geography speaks by itself: surf's up almost every day of the year. Along with the consistency, variety is also one of the perks in Peniche, which attracts all sorts. It's home to one of the WSL Championship Tour events at Supertubos (one of Europe's best beach break) and very close to Nazaré where we can see some of the biggest waves ever surfed.
WHAT IS THE BEST EXERCISE FOR SURFING?
The best way to improve surfing is always to surf more. However there are some technical points that can be unlocked much faster with some surf training on land. Our favorite tool is the surfskate, it allows you to practice the movements over and over and at some point you will start gaining muscle memory and doing it automatically in the water. It also massively improves your dynamic balance. Surfing depends on the waves, and we can't control or predict nature completely, so a surfer has to be able to change the center of mass relatively to the board several times, depending on the power and shape of the wave, the maneuver you want to do in a section, etc. That is why we call it dynamic balance and a surf simulator - surfskate - will definitely be a great help.
WHERE ARE YOU BASED AT?
We are based in Baleal, Peniche. If you are staying in this area we can pick you up and drop you off at your accommodation!
DO YOU HAVE A MONTHLY PROGRAM FOR DIGITAL NOMADS?
We do! Meet Surf it Easy Academy. The Academy was created with the aim of providing a continuous surf training to people living in Peniche, it doesn't matter for how long as long as you stay for at least 1 month. We have 2 monthly packages available at the moment and you can find all the details in our page ACADEMY.
I NEVER SURFED BEFORE, CAN I JOIN YOUR CLASSES?
You definitely can! We schedule and group the surfers according to their level and we take in consideration the strenght of the ocean, the tide and the crowd to choose the best spot to make you work towards your own goals and needs.
UNTIL WHAT AGE CAN YOU LEARN TO SURF?
As Kelly says "It's all about where your mind's at" - the age doesn't really matter, as long as you want to spend some time in the ocean, have lots of fun and catch some waves you're fit to go and we are looking forward to meet you!
IS SURF GOOD FOR MENTAL HEALTH?
Surfing is proved to be one of the tools to improve our mental health. The nature by itself already has a powerful impact on our Nervous System. Excersice, cold water and new challenges trigger the release of happy chemicals in our brain which will instantly make us feel more confident, more powerful and at peace. The little voices in our head disappear and the only thing we focus on is our board, our body and the ocean - what a beatiful mix.