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  • Beach Hostel

    Areia Branca Beach Hostel is the result of a wage between two friends on the passion for the beach and for their sports, surf, bodyboard, kitsurf, paddle, tennis and others.

    The place immediately captivates us with a superb view of an extensive beach, the smell of the sea and a relaxed atmosphere.

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  • Sala de estar

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    Facilities

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    Prices

    RATES PER NIGHT

    Price per person/night High Season
    July/August/September
    Mid Season
    May/June/October
    Low Season
    Rest of year
    Shared rooms
    Single bed in 5-bed shared room 20€ 19€ 18€
    Single bed in 3-bed shared room 22€ 20€ 19€
    Twin room 25€ 23€ 22€
    Private rooms
    Single room 26€ 24€ 23€
    Orange Private Twin 25€ 23€ 22€
    Green Private Twin 26€ 25€ 24€

    OUR RATES · SPECIAL PACKS

    PACK SURF = ACCOMMODATION + SURF

    Price per person High Season
    July/August/September
    Mid Season
    May/June/October
    Low Season
    Rest of year
    Shared rooms
    1 week 2 weeks 1 week 2 weeks 1 week 2 weeks
    Single bed in 5-bed shared room 340€ 598€ 300€ 521€ 259€ 443€
    Single bed in 3-bed shared room 354€ 626€ 307€ 535€ 266€ 457€
    Twin room
    375€ 668€ 328€ 577€ 287€ 499€
    Private rooms
    Single room 382€ 682€ 335€ 591€ 294€ 513€
    Orange Private Twin 375€ 668€ 328€ 577€ 287€ 499€
    Green Private Twin 382€ 682€ 342€ 605€ 301€ 527€
    • Includes:
    • Shared accommodation at 1 min walk from the beach
    • Surf course of 5 days with 20 hours of surf lessons / 2 sections per day of 2 hours each (Beginners)
    • Pack lunch between sessions (sandwich, cereal bar, fruit and juice) (optional 6€)
    • Transfers to other surf spots
    • Surfing equipment complete
    • Video Feedback (for improved performance)
    • Sports insurance
    • Sessions of Chi-Kung Session (optional)

    PACK KITESURF = ACCOMMODATION + KITESURF

    Price per person High Season
    July/August/September
    Mid Season
    May/June/October
    Low Season
    Rest of year
    Shared rooms
    1 week 2 weeks 1 week 2 weeks 1 week 2 weeks
    Single bed in 5-bed shared room 426€ 621€ 419€ 607€ 412€ 593€
    Single bed in 3-bed shared room 440€ 649€ 426€ 621€ 419€ 607€
    Twin room
    461€ 691€ 447€ 663€ 440€ 649€
    Private rooms
    Single room 468€ 705€ 454€ 677€ 447€ 663€
    Orange Private Twin 461€ 691€ 447€ 663€ 440€ 649€
    Green Private Twin 468€ 705€ 461€ 691€ 454€ 677€
    • Includes:
    • Shared accommodation at 1 min walk from the beach
    • Full course of kite - six classes in three days of 1h30 each. Corresponding to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd level
      • Level 1 - Learning theory / practice in piloting the kite
      • Level 2 - Level completely in water, the student will learn the Targeted Body Drag
      • Level 3 - Students will learn the Waterstart
    • For the package of 15 days, the second week has two classes in two days of 2 hours each. Corresponding to the next level of development.

    PACK SURF & KITESURF = ACCOMMODATION + SURF + KITESURF (2 WEEKS)

    Price per person High Season
    July/August/September
    Mid Season
    May/June/October
    Low Season
    Rest of year
    2 weeks 2 weeks 2 weeks
    Shared rooms
    Single bed in 5-bed shared room 739€ 694€ 648€
    Single bed in 3-bed shared room 767€ 708€ 662€
    Twin room 809€ 750€ 704€
    Private rooms
    Single room 823€ 764€ 718€
    Orange Private Twin 809€ 750€ 704€
    Green Private Twin 823€ 778€ 732€
    • Includes:
    • Shared accommodation at 1 min walk from the beach
    • The week of Surf includes:
    • Surf course of 5 days with 20 hours of surf lessons / 2 sections per day of 2 hours each (Beginners)
    • Pack lunch between sessions (sandwich, cereal bar, fruit and juice) (optional 6€)
    • Transfers to other surf spots
    • Surfing equipment complete
    • Video Feedback (for improved performance)
    • Sports insurance
    • Sessions of Chi-Kung Session (optional)
    • The week of Kitesurfing includes:
    • Full course of kite - six classes in three days of 1h30 each. Corresponding to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd level
      • Level 1 - Learning theory / practice in piloting the kite
      • Level 2 - Level completely in water, the student will learn the Targeted Body Drag
      • Level 3 - Students will learn the Waterstart

    RENTAL EQUIPMENT & OTHER SERVICES

    EQUIPMENT RENTAL

    Rental of material
    Equipment 1/2 day 1 day 3 days 7 days
    Surfboard
    Bodyboard
    15€ 20€ 40€ 60€
    Wetsuit 10€ 15€ 30€ 60€
    Surf Menu
    Shortboard / Malibu
    + Wetsuit
    20€ 30€ 60€ 120€
    BB+ Swimming Fins
    + Wetsuit
    15€ 25€ 50€ 90€
    Extra day = Rental normal (10€ per day)
    Menu Renting = 12€ per day

    TRANSFER SERVICE

    Transfers
    City 1-4 people 5-6 people 7-8 people
    From Lisbon 90€ 110€ 135€
    O Porto 250€ Contact us Contact us
    Faro 250€ Contact us Contact us

    LAUNDRY SERVICE

    Laundry 3€/kg
  • Surf School

    Our services are targeted to those seeking a different concept of surf lessons, as we offer custom surf lessons.

    For us, the best surfer is the one that have most fun!

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    Kitesurf School

    The Kitesurfing is a sport that can be practiced from 8 to 88 years in total safety. As long as the you learned Kite (ASA) and which complies with the weather, in particular wind power suitable for the practice of Kite safe for both the practitioner and for third parties, which may be at the same local.

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  • Activities

    Beaches


    The natural conditions of our area cause the large expanse of beautiful beaches such as Peralta, Areal, Praia da Areia Branca, Vale Frades, Caniçal e Paimogo.
    You can stroll along the waterfront, practice exercise, volleyball and beach football, throw rackets or just sunbathing and listening to the waves. But the beach is part of an ecosystem that needs to be protected, so please do not pollue the environment and, if possible, clean the beach.

    Berlenga Island


    The lighthouse that seems to guard the island night and day, the typical fishing district, the caves and rocks that emerge in the clear waters abundant in fish are some of the experiences you can enjoy. There is a boat, which travels twice day from Peniche to Berlenga Island. For more information contact us.

    Óbidos


    Enter into the walls that protect the most typical villages of Portugal to keep their traditions and beliefs and explore other eras. Enjoy the famous and special drink ginjinha - typical drink of Obidos.
    More information: www.obidos.pt

    Scuba Diving in Berlengas


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    Bays with crystal waters filled with confident fishes, cliffs beaten by the Atlantic Ocean, with endless shoals of seabream, there's a whole endless dive spots for all levels of divers.
    Come dive in this wonderfull adventure with us!
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    Restaurants and bars

    More information: Zone Bars
    More information: Restaurants in the area

    Yoga & Surf


    Surfing and Yoga are two subjects that complement each other. Yoga enhances the surfing experience; the relationship with the sea is enhanced, leading the participant to be in total harmony with the cosmic environment.

    • Improve your physical fitness and body awareness, resulting in more rapid advances in the surf. Balance, flexibility, stretching, quick reflexes and focused strengthening exercises
    • Improves lung capacity and breathing through application of techniques of Ancient Yoga
    • Mentalization, visualization and relaxation

    Buddha Eden Garden


    It is an extensive oriental garden. Over the 35 acres of property found numerous pieces evocative of Eastern spirituality, from the Chinese pagodas to the Buddha statues. In total, about six thousand tons of statues brought to this Buddhist Park, which is the largest outside China. www.buddhaeden.com

    DinoKart


    The Karting Lourinhã opened its doors in 2000, with a perimeter of 720 meters track, and was expanded in 2004 to 920 meters. www.dinokart.com.pt



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    Scuba Diving in Berlengas

    PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING – POOL ( DSDP )

    Description: A program which allows experiencing scuba-diving in a relaxed and supervised way.
    Content: Basic explanation of scuba diving techniques and equipments.
    Structure: Knowledge development session followed by a pool dive.
    Length: About two hours.
    Requirements: Minimum 10 years old. Parental permission, registration file.
    Included: All necessary gear to the activity, insurance.
    Granted: Participation card.

    PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING – BERLENGAS ( DSDM )

    Description: A program in sea which allows experiencing scuba-diving in a relaxed and supervised way.
    Content: Basic explanation of scuba diving techniques and equipments.
    Structure: A practical/knowledge development session followed by two dives in Berlengas Islands. We have also the option to replace the second dive for a guided tour through this wonderful Nature Reserve.
    Length: One day, this may be during the week or weekend.
    Requirements: Minimum 10 years old.
    Included: All necessary gear to the activity, a light meal between dives and insurance.
    Granted: Participation card.

    PADI DISCOVER SNORKELING BERLENGAS ( DSNORKB )

    Description: Program where you learn to observe the underwater world from the surface.
    Content: Focus on teaching the snorkelers the local specificities by taking them to the most adequate places.
    Structure: One day spend in Berlengas, watching the underwater world and its wonderful marine species. This program has two sessions of snorkeling, each of them with an hour.
    Length: One day.
    Requirements: None.
    Included: All gear, light meal between dives, insurance.
    Granted: N/A

    PADI SEALTEAM ( ST )

    Description: Entry level course for children where they can try scuba-diving in a pool in a relaxed and supervised way, while completing five exciting missions.
    Content: Basic explanation of scuba diving techniques and equipments.
    Structure: Five scuba missions, each one with knowledge development session, underwater tasks and amusing games.
    Length: One day.
    Requirements: Minimum 8 years old.
    Included: All gear, light snack between missions.
    Granted: Certification card, a degree and Seal team mission Stickers.

    FULL DAY DIVE-TRIP

    INCLUDED: Two dives, one in the morning and one in the afternoon, two 12 L cylinders, weights and gear bag, insurance and lunch between the dives.
    RENT OF ALL EQUIPMENT
    *INLCUDES: bcd, fins, mask, regulator, suit and boats.
    RENT OF EACH PIECE FOR DAY

    PADI SCUBA DIVER ( SD )

    Description: For those who aim to dive only occasionally. The diver gets the certification to dive to 12 m depth escorted by a professional PADI.
    Content: You learn the basic of diving, diving gear and techniques. Also learn the diving buddy system.
    Structure: Three knowledge development sessions with a knowledge review after each one. Three pool classes and two open water dives. Open water dives are in Berlengas Islands or in Sesimbra.
    Length: Two days, usually on the weekend, however it may be during the week with flexible working hours.
    Requirements: Minimum 10 years old.
    Included: All necessary gear, PADI Manual with chart, light meal between open water dives (only in Berlengas Islands) and insurance.
    Granted: International PADI certification card.

    PADI OPEN WATER DIVER ( OWD )

    Description: recognized first-level scuba certification. Ideal for those who want to start diving in a regular basis. This is the most recognized diving Education.
    Course: The diver gets the certification to dive independently to 18 meters.
    Content: Learning the fundamental concepts of scuba diving, gear and scuba techniques, as well as buddy system, planning a dive, underwater navigation and managing problems.
    Structure: Five knowledge development sessions followed by a quiz and a global exam in the end. Five pool sessions and four open water sessions. Open water dives are in Berlengas Islands or in Sesimbra.
    Length: Four days, either in sequence or in two weekends, however it may be during the week.
    Requirements: Minimum 10 years old.
    Included: PADI Manual in any requested language, all necessary gear, light meal between open water dives (only in Berlengas Islands) and insurance.
    Granted: International PADI certification card.

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    FAQs

    Reservations

    How many days in advance can I book?

    We can only guarantee availability 20 days before arrival, but while there is availability you are welcome. We give you chance to make a last minute booking, send us an email.

    Dates can be changed after booking?

    Yes, if there is availability for the new dates, these can be changed. In some cases a small fee may apply. But only in extraordinary cases such as last minute changes or for the following year.

    After we pay the deposit of the reservation when we have to pay the remainder?

    You can pay the rest before you come, when you arrive or up to 4 days before you leave.

    Can you do a discount?

    We make discounts for groups of 6 or more persons, who have the package of classes and accommodation (minimum 7 nights and five days of surf lessons). We also discount to regular customers.

    How do we pay the 20%?

    With Paypal using a credit card or by bank transfer

    We can call to give credit card details?

    No. We prefer to send you the Paypal link. Once you click on the link, you will be asked the detail for the payment. It is a very secure system.

    Are you open during all year?

    Yes, we are open all year round.

    Can I have lodging and classes and the person who comes to me only have accommodation?

    Yes, you can get a hosting package and classes and the other person has just accommodation.

    We will arrive on Sunday and leave on Sunday?

    No, you can arrive the day you want. You can also stay longer without having surf or kite lessons.

    What should we bring?

    • Protection for the ears, for the case you have hearing problems
    • Swim suit and a rash fast to wear underneath the wetsuit
    • Very strong sun protection cream (at least more than factor nº 50)
    • Sun block for the face or Zink Cream for sensitive areas (nose and lips)
    • Sun glasses and cap
    • Aloe Vera (relieves sun burn)
    • Beach towel
    • Water proof hear plugs in case of hear problems
    • European Health Card
    • Some warm clothes for the nights (the air temperatures drops a bit when the sun goes down)
    • Camera

    Getting there

    What is the nearest airport?

    Lisbon airport is the closest (45 minutes by car, bus 1h15m).

    What is the better way to get to Areia Branca Beach Hostel?

    The best way to arrive is by ordering our transfer service. We will wait for you at the airport arrivals and bring you to the Areia Branca Beach Hostel.

    If we rent a car at the airport as we arrived at the Areia Branca Beach Hostel?

    Ask at the airport, where to rent a car and how to get the road IC17. Then you must go out to the highway A8 direction LOURES. Once you travel about 50km on A8 a sign will appear saying LOURINHÃ. After the toll you turn left towards Lourinhã (20 minutes straight ahead). Arriving at Lourinhã 1st roundabout turn to 1st exit, 2nd roundabout turn to 2nd exit, at the 3rd roundabout exit to the 2nd exit, at the 4th roundabout exit to the 1st exit (indicates White Sand Beach), 5th roundabout turn to 2nd exit, the 6th roundabout take the second output. Follow that road for 2 minutes and you will see a sign saying Areia Branca, turn left and you entered the Praia da Areia Branca. At the roundabout go in front. Then turn on the 2nd left to a cobblestone street 100m on your right is the White Sand Beach Hostel.

    It has parking?

    Yes, outdoors covered parking 20 meters away for free.

    How we go by bus from Lisbon to Praia da Areia Branca?

    To go from Lisbon to Praia da Areia Branca by bus, the best way is to take a taxi from the airport to the bus station, address: Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado - Rua das Laranjeiras and then buy a ticket "Express" bus to White Sand Beach. Schedules are available here. After you know what time you arrive at White Sand Beach, just call us and someone will be waiting at the bus stop just 300 m from our Hostel.

    Services

    Provide sheets and blankets?

    Yes, we provide sheets, blankets.

    The food is included in the price?

    Only the breakfast.
    The package includes accommodation + surf lunch between classes.

    Near the Hostel

    Where is the nearest ATM?

    It is 50 meters away, near the tourist office.

    Bars?

    Various yes, for all tastes.

    Where is the nearest hospital?

    In Peniche (12 km) but also in Lourinhã has a Health Centre just 3 km away. We can take you anytime.

    Where is the nearest pharmacy?

    There are several in Lourinhã about 3 km, there is always one which is open 24 hours.

    Where is the nearest restaurant?

    All restaurants are within a range 200m from the Areia Branca Beach Hostel.

    They need a car to go to places?

    No, everything is very close from the beach, supermarket and ATMs.

    There are shops nearby?

    Yes, there are clothing stores; crafts, surf shop etc. within a range 200m from the Areia Branca Beach Hostel.

    Where is the nearest point of access to the Internet?

    We have wireless connection so you can bring your PC.

    The Praia da Areia Branca has all the facilities for quality holidays?

    Yes, it is a small seaside village, but has everything you may need. Supermarkets, local market with fresh fruits, restaurants, bars, snack bars, ATMs and places to relax. Sympathy reigns. You can walk everywhere without any problem!
  • Contacts

    Hugo Fonseca
    Client Manager

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    +351 910 971 329
    +351 261 412 366
    +351 308 803 274
    abbhostel@gmail.com
    Rua da Foz nº 5
    2530-221 Lourinhã

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  • Beach Hostel

    Sala de estar

    Situated in the center of Praia da Areia Branca, a small seaside town in the county of Lourinhã, has a prime location, 1 minutes walk from the beach and various services (ATM, supermarket, restaurants, bars, etc..). The town, still protected from the mass tourism becomes warm and homely, with a serene and youthful, ideal for spending a relaxing holiday at low cost in the west of Portugal. However, its privileged geographical location is close to the big cities such as Lisbon (Portugal capital) and Peniche. At night, a sudden animation takes care of the beach bars and parties take place. The surrounding beaches are a beauty hard to beat and have great conditions for the practice of sports in the water such as surfing, bodyboarding, kitesurfing and paddleboard. Ideal place to whom wants to practice sports but also for those who want a quiet holiday at the seaside.

    Areia Branca Beach Hostel is a hostel for all types of clients practicing sports or not. It has two floors, 4 bedrooms, leisure areas and fully equipped kitchen. The decor has kept traces of the beach house and relaxed atmosphere you want on holiday.

    We believe that here in the Areia Branca Beach Hostel you will have all the ingredients for an amazing vacation... beach, sun, warmth and good humor.

  • Surf School - Ripar

    Surf

    Concept

    Our services are targeted to those seeking a different concept of surf lessons, as we offer custom surf lessons.

    For us, the best surfer is the one that have most fun!

    Our surf lessons are as basic principles, safety, fun and individual approaches. Along with more than 10 years of experience, we developed teaching techniques and gathered the knowledge to choose the best equipment. The result is great, you will just have fun and forget it is a surf lesson.

    In surfing, as in many other sports, your development depends on your personal and physical skills. The direct relationship with nature, in particular with the sea, is what makes surf a very special sport.

    The choice of location and time of the surf lessons is made in accordance with the experience of surfing instructor, considering the sea, safety and weather conditions as well the participants' experience and diversity of the group, so we can send our students to different spots that best suit your personal characteristics.

    Surf levels

    We offer surf lessons for two different levels: Beginner and Advanced.

    The quality of our surf lessons for all levels is dependent on natural conditions. To help you choose the best time to travel, so you meet the conditions appropriate to your level, we recommend:

    • Beginners - From April to November, but due to our excellent location, we can find spots suitable for this level throughout the year.
    • Advanced - From October to July. If you already have surfed before, but you are unsure which level is right for you, book a course for beginners and on the very first day we will assess your level of surfing.

    Equipment

    Your progression in the surf depends primarily on good teaching, good natural conditions and the proper equipment.

    Our extensive experience helps us to increase the quality standards of our equipment, and be precise in the selection of boards, always with the ultimate aim to satisfy your needs.

    The material we have includes surfboards of all shapes and sizes, with different materials such as polyester fiber, epoxy and foam.

    We have a variety of wetsuits for all sexes and sizes.

    IMPORTANT: We recommend the use of jersey, which helps protect skin from the neck of the wetsuit. You can purchase a one in your local surf shop or in the Backdoor surf shop in Praia da Areia Branca.

    Certificate

    The RIPAR is certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation and has the license number of active and sports tourism 21/2008 that ensures quality services and reliable insurance for all services.

    At our surf school, all teachers responsible for classes and for the safety of our students are certified by the following organizations:

    • - Portuguese Surfing Federation
    • - European Federation of Surf
    • - Australian Surfriders Association
    • - Institute of the Shipwreck Rescue Association)

    Surf courses

    Description

    Typically, surf courses are given Monday through Friday. Depending on the conditions and the level of students, classes may occur in different spots within a radius of 20 km of the surf school (15 minutes by car). In these cases, you'll be away for 5/6 hours. The surf course of a week includes:

    • • 20 hours of surf lessons per week (5 days - 2 sessions per day - 2 hour search)
    • • Lunch during the days of the course (sandwiches, cereal bars, fruit juice)
    • • Surfboard and wetsuit for the entire day (day course)
    • • Sport insurance (days of course)
    • • Transfer to other surf spots (when necessary)
    • • Session of Chi Kung
    • • Lots of fun
    • • Wipeouts!
    Regular time
    • • 09:50 - Meeting point at RIPAR Surf Camp
    • • 10.00 - Departure to the beach
    • • 10:15 – Lesson Start
    • • 12:15 - Lunch time!
    • • 13:00 - In the water
    • • 15:00 - Return to Surf Camp

    • * Times may change due to natural conditions (tides, waves, etc)

      Beginners

      Theory

      • - Short history of surfing
      • - Weather, tides, currents, waves, etc
      • - Surf Equipment
      • - Safety rules and priority rules

      Techniques

      • - Rowing, sitting on the board
      • - Basic techniques on foam (first wave)
      • - Take-off (put yourself standing on the board) - a practice in the sand
      • - Take-off (put yourself standing on the board) - a practice in water
      • - Turn on the foam

      Advanced

      Theory

      • Correct position on the wave
      • - Priority rules
      • - Shape, size and direction of the wave

      Techniques

      • - Practice paddling into the wave
      • - Practice the take-off on waves wall
      • - Front-side and back-side surf
      • - Maneuvers: trimming, bottom turn, top turn
      • - Advanced Techniques
  • Kitesurf School

    Kitesurf

    The Kitesurfing is a sport that can be practiced from 8 to 88 years in total safety. As long as the you learned Kite (ASA) and which complies with the weather, in particular wind power suitable for the practice of Kite safe for both the practitioner and for third parties, which may be at the same local.

    The School of NoLimits4Fun Kite, teaches courses since 2003 and is a nomad school who moves from Ericeira to the Foz do Arelho, adapting to the characteristics and needs of the level at which the student plans to begin:

    Baptism of Kite

    - 1h30 duration

    Here the student will have his 1st experience with a Kite.
    You will feel the force of traction and learn to fly the kite in the wind window.
    It will be the begin of a new passion.

    Level 1 - Kitesurf

    - 3 hour

    Learning theory / practice in piloting the kite.
    The student learns to stand on land, fly and land the kite safely.
    At the end of the day the student can already perform all maneuvers autonomously within the wind window.

    Level 2 - Kitesurfing

    - 3 hour

    Completely in water, the student will learn the Body Targeted Drag = Drag of the student by Kite in the water on full steering control and traction kite. Technique that is useful in the recovery of the board, after a fall in which the board is left behind or to fly the kite without a board until land.
    At the end of the day the student Should be able to independently make Body drag, as well as raise the Kite from the water, in case the kite falls.

    Level 3 - Kitesurfing

    - 3 hour

    The student will learn the waterstart = Start with the water board in coordination with the traction of the kite. At the end of the day the student will be able to make their first edges of navigation, as well as be autonomous to start practicing Kitesurfing in undisturbed water. Now it's just practice, practice. Soon you will be at sea and sail to your first jumps.

    Level - NoLimits4Fun

    - 3 hour

    It is intended for students already have experience in the smooth waters of Kite, who want to start up in the sea. The student will learn how to surf the waves in perfect harmony with the Kite, where you can use your usual surfboard or take the next step and learn from one of the many surfboards that we provide. At the end of the day it is intended that the student is independent in the choice of board required for sea conditions and that it make its first rides on the waves wall.

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