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Secret Spots

Secret Spots

Well wel well... secrets are secrets. The only reason to be mentioning that there are any is because we would like to let you know there are more spots then what we previously mentioned.

We might be able to show you when you are here but we can´t broadcast them over the web.

Like they say "you don´t know if you don´t go".

 

Surfspots in Portugal can be more than fun and games, and more and more, surf is seen as a chance to ensure a brighter future for youth and impoverished communities. That is precisely the case of the project My Destiny, presented May 29th at 21h30 at the IES institute in Oeiras.

My Destiny, created by surfer Carolina Pereira, is an eco-social project with the Fair Surf stamp of approval, that means to discover a new destiny every year, through chronicles, photography, video and music, assigning each and new place with a sound track. "My Destiny: Stuck In Paradise", was a short documentary from a trip to Bali and Mentawai, and for Carolina, that"s where it all began. 

From the success spawning from that first video, Carolina went forward with the project and established a partnership with Liquid Future to create English classes, together with swimming and surf lessons in Madapegat. This is the seed from what now aims to take eco-social expeditions to Indonesia, Costa Rica, Australia, etc. surfspots portugal

For Carolina, surf can be an enriching experience for impoverished communities that sometimes live near surfing paradises and are incapable of taking advantage of the ecological treasures surrounding them. Above all, it is her belief that the sport can have a very positive eco-social impact. For that, the project does rely on key points that transcend surf, and part of the revenue from the expeditions will be geared towards acquiring water purification equipment. The intention is also there to teach populations in Indonesia to manufacture wooden surfboards in a sustainable fashion.

Such an interesting project shows how eco-friendly surf can be, making it perhaps the sport with the highest potential to change the way in which populations live and preserve the natural resources around them. If far away continents will be visited by this project, Portugal"s surfspots are also part of the itinerary, as while it may appear the country has minor social concerns, the truth is there remains many coastal towns, both in the mainland and islands, where a lot can be done to improve the local quality of life through surf.

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UNDERDOG SURF HOUSE PORTUGAL

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“HOME SWEET HOME...”

Only 5 min walking distance to the sand on the main beach of Areia Branca.
The Underdog Surf House welcomes a variety different guests each year. There is a mix of cultures and ahealthy social atmospherethat sparks agroup/family feel.
But, as not everybody wants to have a “new family” on their surf trip it´s OK cause this house has the dynamics that allows any and all guests to either interact with others guests or just enjoy their own space.

You will be located in walking distance of several surf spots and driving distance to a very large variety of other surf spots that alow any level of surfer the chance to have their ideal conditions close to home.

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ACTIVITIES

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SURFING

Surfing in Portugal – two words: “Europe´s Best”.Sure you can find other places to surf around the Europearn continent but nothing beats the country of Portugal when it comes to consistency. Portugal is known for a large variety of wave types...

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TOUR ACTIVITIES

Portugal is such a great place to surf but surfing is not the only thing available to do here.We have organised some extra stuff to do while you are visiting that we are sure can be a lot of fun!

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SHUTTLE SERVICES

-Lisbon Airport to/from surf house-Local Beaches-Large super market (free of charge)-Night party out of town

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RENTAL

If you are interested in doing things yourself you can find all the equipment needed to do so.What do you need to rent?

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SCUBA DIVING

Haliotis is a PADI 5 * center which was born from the passion for amateur diving.We propose to offer each visitor experiences with diving and snorkeling in the Natural Reserve of the Berlengas Islands.

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CLOSE TO HOME

Go-Cart riding.Horse Back riding or Chariot ride.Bicycle ridingRestaurant lunches/dinners.Night LifeLourinhã town´s dinosaur museum.Lourinhã town´s “Award Winning” cognac tasting.Skate Boarding at the Lourinhã skate park

WHAT DO YOU GET FROM 1 HOUR SURFING?

700KCAL
BURNED
280M
WAVE SURF
3720M
ROW SURF
30
MUSCLES GROUPS
Sebastian
"Wow. What a warm welcome. It was an awesome time! Kind of a family thing. Thank you guys!! Cheers,..."
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..."
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,..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Kat XXX
Quebec
"JAL & ISA ARE THE BEST!!! Such a good time here. Thanks!! Big kisses from Quebec!..."
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..."
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,..."
Mieke
Finland
"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..."
Darren
"Had a great time Friday night. Felt so hung over today! Hope your cousin feels better soon. Enjoy the rest of your holiday...."
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 ..."
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..."
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..."

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"SURFING IS VERY MUCH LIKE MAKING LOVE. IT ALWAYS FEELS GOOD, NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES YOU’VE DONE IT..."

Paul Strauch

CONTACT US

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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