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Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« on: August 10 2005 13:08:00 »
Hi there, want to come to Portugal for surfing in late september, early october. Don't have a car and little money... From my research so far I figured that Peniche seems to be the best place for me because of it's consistency (important when U don't have a car!), now I'm trying to find the cheapest way to stay there. Saw in some other posts the suggestion to camp at the beach. Would be actually perfect, but does anyone know, how accepted that is? And how cold is it around this time? Is it safe for 1 or 2 girls (my best friend thinks about coming with me, but isn't sure yet)? Or any other idea where I could stay? Couldn't spend more than 10 €/night. I know a tough budget, but don't need much comfort, as long as I can surf!!! :-D Besides it would be great to meet some people to surf and hang out with, Looking forward to Ur replys, Cheers, Katrin
RE: Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« Reply #1 on: August 11 2005 00:08:00 »
Katrin, I am going to be in Portugal surfing for the month of Sept. This is my first time doing this sort of thing and I have about the same budget as you. I am always interested in making new friends and having some people to surf with. Email me and maybe we can figure something out.
RE: Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« Reply #2 on: August 11 2005 00:08:00 »
Katrin, I forgot to say that I am flying into Lisbon on the 6th of September and flying back home to California on the 11th of Oct. So if we stay in touch I might have some better info for you in late september after I have been there for a bit. Email me; email@example.com
RE: Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« Reply #3 on: August 11 2005 04:08:00 »
Hi Katrin, as far as camping in the beach is concerned, let me tell you that, according to our laws, it is forbidden. How ever, I think you can spend the night at one spot and then move along to another. There what is most common is to wake up with the GNR (police) telling you to move along and that you can't be there. I usually do that but in the south in Costa Vicentina, but forget it if you don't have a car. For security I must tell you that I've never had any probs but I'm a man and I usually don't camp at spots as Peniche where there is a village near by. I think you would be better of in Camping Park, they can be really cheap that time of year, and you'll have a hot shower.
RE: Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« Reply #4 on: August 11 2005 04:08:00 »
Climate - Peniche can be cold and very humid but with a mid range tent and a good sleeping bag you'll manage.
Consistency - Peniche is a good spot because it manages NW, W and SW swells.
I hope this can help you, and your friends, in your surf trip.
If you wish, let me know by email when you arrive.
RE: Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« Reply #5 on: August 12 2005 03:08:00 »
A mate and me will fly to Lisbao at the 4th Sept. Than head for Ericea first and stay in Portugal for 5 weeks. We also are going to bagback and all we want is to surf, surf and surf a little. So mail me...
RE: Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« Reply #6 on: August 15 2005 21:08:00 »
Hi, first of all thx for the replys! Found some new information now, I want to share with others, who maybe got the same problem as me. First of all: thought about camping at the beach, cause I heard there are no camping grounds in Portugal which R close to the beach. But now I learned otherwise :-) Called the Parque de Campismo Municipal de Peniche, and they told me, they R located close to 2 surfing beaches: Supertubos and Baleal. U can't book in advance, but apparently that's not nessecary in september anyway (low season). And I think the prices R also very reasonable: 2,10 €/person, 1,80 €/tent. There R busses from Lissabon to Peniche for 10 € (takes about 2 hours) and U can ask the bus driver to drop U at the camping ground. Sounds perfect, doesn't it?
RE: Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« Reply #7 on: August 15 2005 21:08:00 »
Now all I need is a cheap flight... Still looking... That's why I am not sure yet about the exact dates, but can leave earliest 14.9. and have to be back latest 9.10. Would like to stay about 3 weeks. Just hope I find something cheap in that period!
@ Jacob: any plans yet, where U want to go? Would B cool to meet up! Will let U know, once I know the exact dates when I will B there... Will also send U an e-mail, in case U don't check this site
@ Pedro: Thanks a lot for the information! :-) Suppose U R from Portugal? What Area? Do U know if it's true, that the campsite is in walking distance to surfable beaches? Will e-mail U, once I found out when exactly I am coming
@ Ste: already sent U an e-mail
@ Everybody: hope to C U all there! :-D
RE: Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« Reply #8 on: August 16 2005 04:08:00 »
That's right, I'm from Lisbon.
Sorry but I don't know if that specific campsite is next to dose beaches, but they are definitely surfing ones and, if they told you it is next to them you may believe it. Try to look a site for the campsite in Google.
I’ll be waiting for your email.
Good luck with the flights.
RE: Sleeping at the beach? +looking for surf buddies in sept« Reply #9 on: August 19 2005 01:08:00 »
Katrin I tried to email you but it wouldn't go through for some reason. No exact plans yet but I doubt there ever will be. i know I want to go to Peniche, at least for a litlle while, my friends tell me it's the place to go, better waves less people. Email if you get a chance Jacob