Surfing Science Weekshop

How can you ensure this person reaches the best performance possible in just one week?

The only way is by knowledge. Knowing exactly where we can shorten their learning curve, how can we make them feel right, and also how they can understand the sea – an element that never quite repeats itself.

The learning process has much to consider. We should work with what is given, in this case the real biomechanical, physical, electrical and chemical functioning necessary for the retention of sensory-motor information in memory.

The science

Neuroscience tells us that in order to learn, a specific chemical is needed – the dopamine. And this chemical is released into our bloodstream when this learning is done with excitement, happy and pleasant conditions.

Dopamine increases brain memory and also creates motivational pathwaysNegative emotions, such as the frustration of failing and the comparison with other people’s unwillingness, promote barriers to motor and brain memory.

Therefore, learning can and should be easy and fun. Falling over and over again it’s not fun. From this point of view, I think,  everyone needs adjusted learning process for individual skill and physical conditioning, especially any adult!

Surf Education

We will be organizing your program after a first session to analyze your skills and needs. Considering the forecast for that week, we will propose the best day-by-day practice for your best performance. We will surf at the best spots and tides for a whole week.

Nothing less than the best wind and swell combination for your level of surfing. Leave it all up to us. You will have a break day in the middle of the week, to relax and explore our amazing Baleal backyard and take advantage of one of our complimentary extra activities.

This is a unique experience with a professional Surfer and advanced Sports teacher – Inês Tralha, former National Portuguese Champ, and her dedicated training crew.

Who is this program to:

  • If you have never surfed before – You are welcome.
  • If you surfed once or twice, in schools, camps or with friends, this program is for you.
  • If you’ve been in other programs, but your Standing/Staying up is not consistent, you are welcome. By consistency I mean: in every 10 waves, you are successful in at least 6 to 10. Like in any other exam, if your average is below this result, come to our Level 0 Certification.
  • If you wish to learn about the science behind Surf and give yourself the possibilities of learning my method of the step by step in Surfing, this is absolutely for you.

You should get your place certification fast because we will only receive 8 persons.

Grow your level in small steps. Skills will be learned and consolidate!

What’s Included

7 nights accommodation in our Catus Homie or walking distance apartments.
12 hours of Surf Education (theory, practice, frame analyses, and personal discussion about each one’s difficulties, split the best way for your effective learning process along the week).
Breakfast basket – eggs, cheese, oats, fruit, coffee, water and tea.
– A Portuguese Dinner served with my brother’s Wine.
Insurance, all the gear – adjusted to your level and to the weather.
Photographs from your week.
– Only 4 to 8 of You, to 2 to 3 of Us.


EXTENDED VERSION10 days – Extra 141€
Private room – Extra 280€.
Private apartment – Extra 300€ (for you, or for two, in case you want to bring someone who doesn’t want to join the program or is already Free Surfer).
– Airport transfer 
Car rental (under consulting). You will have plenty of time and many many things to visit…
Bike or Skate Rental – around 5€ per day.
Photography Session – Under consulting
– In Water Photo Session – Under consulting
Drone Video Session – Under consulting
Performance board rental – Under Consulting
Smart Surfboard Rental – No ding Policy – From 14€ + With 20% discount

How much does it cost

  • 7 days Version – 799€
  • NEW!! – EXTENDED VERSION  – 10 days – 940€

Surfing Science possible combinations:

The long 10 days program can cost from 940€ if you are coming alone, 840€ if you are joining another friend, or a little more if you prefer private accommodations 1099€ if you prefer a private apartment…

7 days program1 pax in a private bedroom at Catus Homie – 799€ 

7 days program2 friends at  shared bed and room at Catus Homie – 799€ first + 719€ 2nd person

7 days program – 1 person in private apartment – extra 140 = 939

7 days program2 friends at  shared bed or room at private apartment  – 939€ first pax – 799€ 2nd pax 


  • 2nd to 9th Sep – Surfing Science Level 0 Certification
  • 9th to 16th  Sep – Surfing Science Level 0 Certification
  • 9th to  19th Sep – Surfing Science Level 0 Certification – EXTENDED VERSION
  • 30th Sep to 7th Oct – Surfing Science Level 0 Certification
  • 30th Sep to 10th Oct – Surfing Science Level 0 Certification – EXTENDED
  • Closing season – 21 a 31 All Levels Program (10 days extended version)

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