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WHAT´S HAPPENING?

Its not a surf hostel in Portugal, its even better...

A yellow van of 16 seats, two friends and a great will to make their life out of wave sports. And voilà. The conditions for Daniel Beirôco, 35, and Gonçalo Pereira, 32, to release the Surf Bus, at their own stake were finally together. Because «Portugal is increasingly recognized as a surfing destination», they both told the Observer newspaper. It's not a surf hostel in Portugal, it's even better.

surf hostelTen years ago, nothing would predict that the career of both would pass by the sea. Or by the access to it. With higher education courses in the field of economics and management, Daniel and Gonçalo met at staffing firm Michael Page, where they both worked. They became friends. In common, a passion for bodyboarding, a sport they both practiced since they were 15 years old. The rest came later, with an unemployment situation.

Daniel and Gonçalo's project doesn't aim to compete with any surf hostel in Portugal

Michael Page went to Multipessoal, now inserted in Espírito Santo Group, but left three years later. «There was a big wear», explained Daniel Beirôco, who left the company in September 2013. Gonçalo Pereira had left a month earlier. First, they thought to open a surf hostel in Portugal, but the idea never left the paper.

When they decided to move forward with the Surf Bus, they said «goodbye» to unemployment benefits. With this project, they want to create a direct and secure link between Lisbon and ideal beaches for users to learn, hone the technique and enjoy the waves aboard a van of 16 seats.

The project came up to fill surf student´s needs

Those who do not have classes, but usually do surf, have the same problem: they rely on transport as the train, boat or bus to go surfing. They both advance the goal is not to compete with surf schools or with the surf hostel in Portugal. They are, rather, a service that provides to these entities. «We try to position ourselves as an aggregator. The challenge is to try to combine things from one side to another», says Daniel.

Tourists, young students, surfing students and bodyboarding schools. This is the target audience of 16 places in the Surf Bus, a project that took a year to be released because of regulations that exist in the transport sector. In order to exercise this activity, both entrepreneurs had to pay nine thousand euros.

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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..."
Darren
"Had a great time Friday night. Felt so hung over today! Hope your cousin feels better soon. Enjoy the rest of your holiday...."
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..."
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..."
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 ..."
Kevin
"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,..."
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,..."
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..."
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..."
Sebastian
"Wow. What a warm welcome. It was an awesome time! Kind of a family thing. Thank you guys!! Cheers,..."
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..."
Kat XXX
Quebec
"JAL & ISA ARE THE BEST!!! Such a good time here. Thanks!! Big kisses from Quebec!..."
Natalia
"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..."
Susanne
"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..."
Mieke
Finland
"A wonderful holiday, good surfing and great parties! Thank you, see you next year :)..."

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Underdog Surf House

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

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

underdogsurf@gmail.com