Keep your kids happy with surfing holidays in Portugal

Did you know that for the website European Best Destinations, two of the best beaches in Europe for 2015 are in Portugal?

So, while that is bound to attract many tourists to our sandy beaches, the question remains of how to make the most of your time here.kids

Most parents are unsure about how they can keep their offspring well entertained during vacations abroad, but, this summer, taking surf holidays in Portugal may be your answer. In fact, after a year of surfing the web, sporty vacations might just be what you and your family need to recharge your batteries after a long year of work.

From the north to the south, Portugal is considered one of the best places in Europe for surf holidays. The sport is currently very popular and throughout the summer time, there are several championships taking place. But what is most important about the popularity of surf in Portugal is that the country has a rich offer of surf learning centres and schools where your kids and even you yourself can easily take lessons to learn how to surf. 

Safe spots for your kids

From April to August is indeed the ideal time for beginners, and in the beaches around Lourinhã and Peniche you'll find a lot of very safe spots where your kids can ride their first waves in perfect safety. Surf schools and surf hostels there have a long standing tradition of introducing younger generations to surfing and are very family-friendly, recognizing they operate in a region that is very sought-after by many thousands of tourists who come here to enjoy the fabulous Portuguese weather and clean Atlantic waters.

Lourinhã is indeed a privileged location in Portugal for anyone who wants to surf, but doesn't want to miss out on the local culture, thanks to the very friendly local communities and the wealth of wildlife and historical architecture all around. Lourinhã is also just a short hop away from the magnificent Lisbon, the city of the seven hills, the city many think was founded by Ulysses, should you be in the mood for something other than sand and sea.

Whichever way you look at it, there are plenty of reasons to turn your trip into surfing holidays in Portugal. Your family will love them!

Beth X
"See you Guys!! I had the most fun I´ve had in a long time!! Great meting you all and hopefully I will run into you in the future. Lots of Love..."
"I don´t want to leave! Great house! Awesome people! Thank you so much for making me feel so welcome & at home. I hope to come back very soon..."
Simon & Ina
"We had a great time @ Underdog Thank you guys for being so open-minded and welcoming us in this "big family" We will come back home again! Tons of love..."
xoxo Anja
"Hey Daniel, I´m so glad, I found this place! I really felt like home this 2 weeks. You have done such great work with this house. Even on the day we couldn´t surf, it was awesome just to hang around with the people in here. I really want to come back very soon. Lots of Love & Hugs to you &a..."
Carina & Ruben
"Dear Elida, Isa, Malthe & Daniel, We had a fantastic time in the Underdog house. There is a really good atmosphere in and around the house!! Cheers on many more anniversary parties. And a special tip for Elida, Isa and Hanna: never travel without GPS/TomTom in Portugal again :). Warm regards ..."
"Best surfhouse ever! Great hospitality and even better people.The Ndrdog will always be my choice in Portugal. Daniel and his house are just awesome and you will always find someone to have a great time with a beer after surfing Hope to see you soon bro! Big hug from the jetguys ;)..."
"JAL & ISA ARE THE BEST!!! Such a good time here. Thanks!! Big kisses from Quebec!..."
"A wonderful holiday, good surfing and great parties! Thank you, see you next year :)..."
Inge Martin & Maria
"Thank you for a great stay (again) at the Underdog SH. We love this place and all the beautiful people. We will definitely be backnext year. :) Team Scandinavia..."
Ana B.
"After a lot of research on the internet I finally found Underdog... and I´m so happy I did!!! I am definitely comming back sooner than later. Thank you all for your hospitality!!! Muchos besos,..."
"Thanks for the warm welcome and great hospitality during my stay. Both the surfing and the chilling out was a wonderfull experience. This place has got me stoked! All the best,..."
"Had a great time Friday night. Felt so hung over today! Hope your cousin feels better soon. Enjoy the rest of your holiday...."
Rebecca, Henne & Sabine
"This surf house has a lot to offer!!nice rooms, Daniel as an very cool owner,the pool (priceless after our surf lessons!!), an big BBQ, Kickers and lot more..we felt at home and had an wunderful week there....."
"Wow. What a warm welcome. It was an awesome time! Kind of a family thing. Thank you guys!! Cheers,..."
Nina & Julian
"Underdog Surf house it already felt like being at home with all the friendly people our new little family nice & long talks, pizza&pasta night and unforgetable nights at Barraca. Thank you for all of it. We´ll definitely come back for the third time! Loads of love..."
Ane and Heidi
"Holy cow! We love it here!:) The beaches are unbelievably beautiful, and we have even tasted the sand while surfing. Not bad actually. Thank you Daniel for a warm welcome to Areia Branca. And thanks a mill to Elida for imiting us to this amazing place. We have so much enjoyed partying, playing an..."
"Home is where you heart belongs to... I´m so glad I have this home here in Praia Areia Branca and know there´s a next time we will see us again. Thank you so much for everything. I had an awesome time! Daniel, Isa, Elida & Malthe you´re doing a great job! See you next time, take care, part..."


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Underdog Surf House

Av. António José do Vale, 7
Praia da Areia Branca,
2530-213 Lourinhã,

TEL: +351 261 419 533
MOB: +351 912 214 416