The area around Guincho offers a variety of different conditions. If you are looking to learn kitesurfing we offer beginner courses. For lessons, we take you to the safe and wide beaches of Fonte da Telha or Lagoa de Albufeira in Costa da Caparica. The wind here is constant and side onshore, excellent conditions to make progress in a safe and fun environment to get you up and riding as soon as possible. Costa da Caparica beaches are located just 20 minutes from Lisbon and we provide all of the transportation, equipment, insurance and IKO certified instructors. The more advanced riders will appreciate the rough conditions at Guincho Beach with world class waves especially when the wind is above 25 knt. make sure to bring your waveboard and some skills and you will have some epic sessions with stunning views and lots of fun. Guincho is one of the windiest places in Portugal but it can be crowded during summer, especially during the weekends.
Guincho Wayra House is set in a picturesque valley, overlooking the breathtaking Guincho beach and the magical Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. The hostel offers a perfect balance between relaxation, tranquility and energy. We like to combine water and outdoor activities like kitesurfing, surfing, SUP paddleboarding and rock climbing with yoga sessions at our own charming shala. We offer packages to include all the activities you wish to enjoy while you stay with us.
Guincho is famed for its strong winds and waves and attracts more advanced kitesurfers but we still use our local beach to teach the first part of our kitesurfing course on the sand. Once you are able to handle and control the kite you will be ready to enter the water. For the next lessons we will be based at Fonte da Telha beach where you can enjoy your own kitesurfing paradise in an easier setting.
How to get in Wayra House
Let us know your flight details and we will send our driver to pick you up at the airport for an additional fee of €30.
From the Airport of Lisbon by car or taxi: -Take the highway A5 to Cascais 25KM including a toll (Km17). -After Estoril exit, start paying attention to the signs and take the exit 12 on your right (Malveira - Aldeia de Juzo- Cabo da Roca). -Follow the road 1km and after 3 round-abouts take a left by the sign (Charneca). -Follow the street 400m until the end and take a right after a small supermarket on your left. -Drive up the street 10m until the end and will see our hostel (a yellow house with a big white satellite dish on a little road leading downhill). The hostel has a big sign on the door saying ‘Guincho Wayra House’. -You can park your car down on the street, but please not beside our hostel neighbor nor the wall beside the bus stop as the bus needs that space for maneuvering around. -Walk down the little road and knock at the main door.
From Cais do Sodre, Lisboa (train station) by train: -Take the train from Lisbon to Cascais (departing every 20 minutes) and then bus 414 or 402 from Cascais bus station. -Get off the bus in Charneca village where the bus turns around next to the fountain. -The Hostel is a few seconds walk from the bus stop.
Optional Service Package "Intro mini course to Kitesurfing 6 hrs"
2 day - experience the kitesurf 6 hours.
Learn how to read the wind and check conditions. Get an introduction to the equipment and see how to set up the kite with safety measures and basic techniques. Get initial contact with the kitesurf and fly in the safety zone, hooked into a harness. You will also get a safety rescue lesson before going into the water. Fly the kite while dragging your body on the water, with both and one hand. Practice how to re-launch the kite from the water and board recovery.
Live guide: Spanish, English, Italian, french and Portuguese What's included:
- All equipment (kites, boards, harness, helmet, wetsuit etc.)
- Participants must know how to swim
Optional Service Package "Advanced Kitesurf course 8 hours"
3 days experience
“Learn about the wind”, how to check conditions, equipment, set up, safety measures and initial techniques. Fly the kite in the safety zone, hooked into a harness and safety rescue. Now we go into the water! Fly the kite while dragging your body in the water, with both and one hand. Practice how to re-launch the kite and board recovery. Now, you are ready to practice the water start! Put the board on your feet and ride!
- Live guide: Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese.
- Learn how to kitesurf in just 3 days.
- Get expert tuition from certified instructors.
- Learn on one of most beautiful beaches in Lisbon.
- Receive an IKO certificate recognized all over the world.
- All equipment (kites, boards, harness, helmet, wetsuit)
Not Included: . Transport
- Participants must know how to swim
Optional Service Package "SUP Experience + Trip in Cascais Bay"
1:30 hrs experience Minimum participants: 2
Explore the beautiful coastline of Cascais in this half-day paddle boarding course catering to all skill levels. Everyone is welcome, from absolute beginners to advanced paddle boarders. In the Level 1 class, learn how to row your paddleboard, and before long you’ll be standing up and paddling around with the right techniques.
Live guide: Spanish, English, Italian and Portuguese
- All the equipment + insurance + wetsuit
Your Host: Laura
Laura is your host for this accommodation and will take care of everything during your trip. Furthermore the host knows everything about this trip and will provide you will all information needed.