Why you will absolutely love surf in Portugal

The many reasons to surf in Portugal

The world is full of gorgeous beaches and mighty swells, but there are plenty of reasons why for Surf, Portugal is your must-go to destination.

Forget Northern Europe. It's gorgeous, right? But you can't exactly surf in the Norwegian fjords!3f400465c6 3dbd12ac0b surf

It's a whole new story for surf in Portugal, a country at the western tip of Europe, with an ample Atlantic coast and one of the most balanced weathers in the whole continent, making up for warm Summers and moderate winters. Water temperatures will go down in winter, but it never gets really as cold as elsewhere, allowing for an all year long surf practice.

The country's geography means any wave you want, you will have it, since it doesn't matter if you want reef or point breaks, right or left waves: Portugal has got it all. Some of the country's better known spots, like those around Peniche, feature sheltered bays and peninsulas, making for superb offshore wind conditions most of the time. Indeed, there aren't many places in the world that can top Portugals high index of surf days per year.

For lovers of surf, Portugal also represents great value. The country arrived late to the international surf scene, but is catching up fast and there are plenty of modern and safe infrastructures for surf practice, and most of all a very welcoming people, now well accustomed to surfers and beach sports. All this comes at very fair prices and with an ample choice of packages and programs. If you're planning a surf vacation, Portugal has plenty to offer, and you'll be definitely hooked. 


A surf hostel for all

If you're looking for a surf hostel in Portugal, Underdog Surf House is place to go. We are at Lourinhã, one of the best places for surf in Portugal, where the average temperature is 16ºC and there are over 12Km of beach fronts. The municipality is fully committed with creating some of the best infrastructures for surf in Portugal, all the while seeking to make the practice open to all ages, from Summer to Winter time. The village is also very close to Lisbon, only 63Km from the capital, and even closer to Peniche or the must-visit architectural beauty of Óbidos, so there's always something to do when you're not surfing. And did we mention Lourinhã is the Portuguese dinosaur capital? f9b7ece4c1 rooms under

That's right: there are hundreds of fossilized traces of dinosaur life, including eggs. That means we cater to even the most Jurassic of surfers!

So, if its interesting in the sea, its certainly not boring on land either. This means we can provide you with some of the most interesting off-water activities to make sure you make the most of your stay in Portugal and enjoy Summer to the full.

It's as a part of this project that Underdog came to be, with a firm commitment to offering surfers from around the world the access to one of Europe's best surfing spots, regardless of your difficulty level, expectations or family size. It doesn't matter if you come alone, with friends or your family, nor does it matter if you are an experienced surfer or someone seeking to learn the ins and outs of riding a wave: Underdog has crafted accommodations and activities that will suit all your needs and expectations. We are very family friendly, with strong considerations for all around safety, so why don't you surf Portugal with us and your loved ones?



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 ;)..."
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..."
"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..."
"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..."
"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..."
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..."
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,..."
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..."
"Had a great time Friday night. Felt so hung over today! Hope your cousin feels better soon. Enjoy the rest of your holiday...."
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,..."
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..."
"A wonderful holiday, good surfing and great parties! Thank you, see you next year :)..."
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..."


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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