Take a wave with us

Small waves, big waves – the most famous waves, Baleal has something for everyone: all levels, all ages.  EVERYDAY!

Learn to surf 

No matter if you've ever stood on a board 
or not – we can teach you how to ride a wave 
and move like the ocean. 

Have the time 
of your life 

From the moment you start your Drop Surf Center 
adventure you'll feel the passion and enthusiasm 
that we have for the surf and beach culture. 

Drop Surf Center Baleal

We are a dedicated surf school located in Baleal, 4KM from Peniche and provide surf classes for all ages and abilities. Surf course packages can be tailored to suit your needs: group classes; a refresher course; individual classes, family packs or competition training. Our instructors are qualified and have many years of surfing and teaching experience with adults and children. We work with small groups and are highly focused on quality surf coaching. 

What we are made of 

Founder, owner and Head Surf Coach

Nelson Silva has been surfing for more than 20 years and has over 15 years teaching experience. When he's not busy teaching people from all over the world and of every age to surf in Baleal, he enjoys the waves in other countries or gets on his snowboard for some off pist riding in the alps.  

What people say about us

Continuing to deliver high quality, focussed coaching in small focussed groups. At Drop Surf Center "we make surfers". We cover all bases, theory, safety, ocean awareness and practical techniques. Visit tripadvisor reviews and see what our clients think of us.

Baleal - Surfer's paradise 

No matter what the conditions are – we have a wave – almost every day! Because: The shape of the Balaia peninsula (Baleal), with the big bay connecting Baleal with the Peniche peninsula, together with the big open Atlantic coast south of Peniche and North of Baleal offers both protected and exposed areas which makes this place one of Europe’s top best surfing destinations. Beach breaks, reefs, point breaks, lefts, rights, beginner waves, top class waves, this area has it all and will satisfy any surfer of any level.

An ALL YEAR destination

All year around the swell is consistent. During the summer Baleal and Peniche are quite busy, and the swell a bit smaller. During the winter the number of people drop together with the temperature but the size of the waves and consistency grows – Perfect for the surfer who wants calm days, empty spots and quality waves. Spring and Autumn is the ideal time to come here for surfing. Most often good weather, good temperature, not much crowd, good swell and cool vibe in the village.  


Want to know more?

Do you have a question or are you keen to find out more about taking some surf classes with us? We'd love to hear from you and are always happy to help.

What our clients say about us

"Only at this surf school I really learned to surf. The teachers took a lot of time and responded to my needs." Mareike Bergunde

What our clients say about us

"I‘ve thought that I would learn to surf that quick – thanks to amazing surf teachers." Marie Beck

What our clients say about us

"The absolute best surf school in Baleal. I come back every year." Paul Hoffmann

What our clients say about us

"I have never had surf lessons this intensive before. Absolutely recommendable!" Martin Koopmann