Surf camp Algarve, Portugal

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Best beginner months for Surf Camp Algarve, Portugal Best beginner months
Apr - Sep
Best advanced months for Surf Camp Algarve, Portugal Best advanced months
Oct - Mar
Instructor student ratio for Surf Camp Algarve, Portugal Instructor student ratio
1 / 5
Standard accommodation for Surf Camp Algarve, Portugal Standard accommodation
Shared room
Upgraded accommodation for Surf Camp Algarve, Portugal Upgraded accommodation
Private room
Beach distance for Surf Camp Algarve, Portugal Beach distance
1 km
City distance for Surf Camp Algarve, Portugal City distance
5 km

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Surf camp Algarve

Surf camp Algarve is located in the beautiful Vincenta National Park in the Algarve region in southern Portugal.

Located at the southwestern point of Portugal, the area receives a consistent Atlantic swell year round, making it one of the best places in the world for surfing. There are lots of lovely white sandy beaches, perfect for beginners, as well as challenging point breaks and reef breaks for the more experienced surfers to be explored.

The surf lodge is located close to Arrifana beach, which currently is one of the most popular beaches to surf in Portugal. Ask the locals and you'll see! Other beaches within short proximity of the lodge include Monte Clerigo, Amoreira, and Praia De Canal.

The spot is extremely calm and relaxed, with the party life consisting of the weekly karaoke night in the local bar Piranha, where you can watch surfers and local hangarounds hitting the karaoke machine. A short drive away is the historical town of Aljezur, with its great local restaurants and fresh food markets.

Algarve has a hot Mediterranean climate and receives the greatest number of sunny days per year in all of Europe. In the summer months (July to September) the air temperature usually stays between 25C and 32C. In the winter months (December to February) the temperature drops to around 13C, and you usually have an increase in rain and wind. In the spring and autumn the temperatures stays around 22C, with mild winds and usually sunny days.

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Surf school

Learn how to surf

The surf school takes place on Arrifana, Amoreira or Monte Clerigo beach depending on the current conditions. You and the other campers are taken to the beach by car.

The camp supplies you with all equipment needed, and the instructors are experienced surfers who are passionate to teach you loads about waves, wind and water. Groups are always kept to a maximum of 8 people per session so everyone will get a chance at one to one tuition. All surf instructors are BSA qualified and are certified lifeguards.

We guarantee that after one week of surf school the complete beginner will be able to surf and the experienced surfer will have improved greatly.

The surf school package includes:

  • Accommodation in the surf lodge
  • 4h surf school, five days per week
  • All surf equipment needed
  • Daily transport to different beaches
  • Supervised excursions to Lagos and other places of interest
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Loads of fresh fruit, light snacks and beverages
  • 5 evening meals (Thursday and Sundays you have the option to dine out or cook a meal using our kitchen facilities)
  • Pick up/drop off in Lagos or Aljezur on arrival and departure

If you have arranged your own accommodation, you can also book surf school only. This includes 4 hours of surf lessons, pick up at your hotel in the Lagos area and all surf equipment needed.

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Surfari

Guided surf trips

Surfari is a great option for the experienced surfer. You will stay in the surf lodge located right by Arrifana beach and wherever the best waves are breaking is where you will head for the day!

Along the Portuguese coastline you find innumerable great surf spots, and going on a surfari hooks you up with a local surf guide who knows just where to go! Within a 10 min drive from the surf lodge you find great beach breaks like Arrifana, Monte Clerigo, Amoreira, and Praia De Canal, and if you are more into reef breaks there's the Kangaroo Beach.

The surfari only operates from October to March when the swell is at it's best, to make sure you will be surfing the best possible waves during your stay!

The following is included in the surfari:

  • Accommodation in the surf lodge
  • Experienced surf guide
  • Daily transport to different surf spots
  • Supervised excursions to Lagos and other places of interest
  • Breakfast and lunch
  • Loads of fresh fruit, light snacks and beverages
  • 5 evening meals (Thursday and Sunday you have the option to dine out or cook a meal using our kitchen facilities)
  • Pick up/drop off in Logos or Aljezur on arrival and departure

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Accomodation

Surf camp accomodation

The accommodation we offer is a spacious surf lodge with a very homely feel, with a maximum of 10 guests staying at the same time. Depending on your preferences we can offer you two types of accommodation, standard or upgraded.

Standard accommodation means that you will share the room with a maximum of 6 other surfers. Except for the housing, everything stated in the surf school package is included (see "Surf school")

With upgraded accommodation you get a private double or twin room, as well as what is stated in the surf school package. This option can only be booked by groups of at least 2 people.

Ideal for couples, there's also aprivate en-suite double room available in our sister lodge. This accommodation also has a pool that guests can use.

Accommodation only is an option for those who only needs a place to stay. The price includes housing, pick up and breakfast.

There is a shared open lounge and kitchen area for all guests to use where you can help yourself to tea, coffee and soft drinks. The house has WiFi and guests are more than welcome to use the computer, play DVDs, or just hang out on one of the two huge terraces where breakfast and dinner are served.

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Arrival

How to get here

Going to Surf Camp Algarve, you can choose to fly either to Faro (airport code: FAO) or Lisbon (airport code: LIS). Cheap flights can be found with Thompsonfly, Ryanair and several regular companies.

From Faro, you take an airport transfer shuttle to Lagos, which takes about 1h and costs 55 EUR for both ways (book online at Shuttle Direct). From Lagos a staff member will meet you and give you a ride to the surf camp (free of charge). Upon departure you will get a ride back to Lagos to catch the airport transfer.

From Lisbon there are buses going to Aljezur, from where the surf camp will pick you up. The bus tickets cost around 35 EUR for both ways, and takes about 5 hours (so remember to bring a book!) Tickets can be bought at Rede Expressos), or in a ticket office in Lisbon.

We also offer private airport transfers from Faro for 90 EUR per vehicle each way (max 4 per vehicle). The private airport transfer fees are paid upon arrival at the surf camp.

The drive from the airport to the lodge is approximately 1hr and 15 minutes. When using Shuttle Direct the trip will be slightly longer due to more stops.

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Surf camp Algarve prices

Surf school package 7 nights 14 nights 1 night/1 day
Standard accomodation 495 EUR 900 EUR 80 EUR
Upgraded accomodation 550 EUR 1000 EUR 90 EUR
Surfari package 7 nights 14 nights 1 night/1 day
Standard accomodation 325 EUR 575 EUR 55 EUR
Upgraded accomodation 375 EUR 675 EUR 65 EUR
Accomodation only 7 nights 14 nights 1 night/1 day
Standard accomodation 245 EUR 450 EUR 35 EUR
Upgraded accomodation 295 EUR 550 EUR 45 EUR
Surf lessons only Daily price
Any level 50 EUR

Prices are depending on what kind of accommodation and activity you prefer as well as how long you are planning to stay. Note that the total cost is based on how many nights you stay and that prices for upgraded accommodation is based on a minimum of 2 people per booking.

All prices are stated in terms of price per person.

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