8 Days Surf Camp in Lagos, Portugal

  • Villa, Rua da Pedra Alçada 1, Lagos 8600-546, Faro District, Algarve Region, Portugal

Surf Camp Portugal

Learn to surf and enjoying the beach lifestyle, it’s a perfect way to start your surfing career! The onsite staffs make sure you’ll spend an incredible holiday. The local professional surf guides at 9Ninelives will check the latest surf conditions and take you to the best surf breaks Algarve has to offer on the day.


  • 5 days surf lessons
  • 9 hours with qualified instructors
  • Professional surf photos and video
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transfer to surf spots
  • Surf equipment
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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You will be staying in a large three-level Portuguese style villa on the sunny Portuguese coast. Accommodation will be dorm style bunk beds in private four to six person bedrooms, or upgrade to one of their deluxe private rooms. All rooms consist of private bathrooms and built in wardrobes.

The onsite staffs make sure you’ll spend an incredible holiday. An indoor cinema, table tennis, balance boards, bikes, and much more will keep you entertained or relax in the backyard on the daybed for an afternoon bake in the sun whilst sipping a few beers or a glass of wine or port from the local vineyards.

You will receive five days surfing in this surf camp. Three days of intensive surf instructions one night of surf theory and two days of surf guiding.

The maximum group size will be eight people for one to two instructors. 9Ninelives only works with qualified, professional, and fully licensed surf instructors that also have a lifeguard qualification. The surf equipment (boards, leashes, and wet-suits) are free to use within the lesson days. You will also get an in house photographer and video recording to capture those epic moments of you surfing to share with all your friends and family.

Whether you are a beginner or pro, this is the perfect, most constant spot for people wanting to surf in Europe, since it has everything to make your trip a success; good waves, a relaxed atmosphere, great people, and lots of things to see and do. There is something for everyone and all within a 20 kilometers radius.

The Algarve region is uniquely located on the most south west tip of Portugal, allowing it to receive swell from a west or southerly direction, this ensures you will always be guaranteed a good days surf.

Free breakfast is included in the accommodation. You will get daily buffet breakfast with tea, coffee, juices, milk, cereals, honey, jam, fresh bread, fresh fruits, and yoghurt. Every night, 9Ninelives' on site chef will be cooking delicious homemade meals and you can join our dinner for affordable additional price. For a little snack during the day, they have their onsite shop that’s selling ice creams, snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, and little treats.

  • 5 days surf lessons
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Professional surf photos and video
  • Qualified instructors
  • Transfer to surf spots
  • Use of surf equipment
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Meals

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).

Arrival by bus

Sete Rios is the main bus station of Lisbon and is located on the blue metro line and connected by the Jardim Zoológico metro station. Renex coaches leave from the Gare do Oriente bus station which is part of the Expo Park development, to the east of Lisbon. This area is connected to the red metro line by the Expo metro station.

Gare do Oriente is the more modern, cleaner and safer bus station. The bus station in Lagos is about one and a half kilometers to the north of the city on the Largo Rossio de Sao Joao road and the ticket office is open every day from 7:30 to 20:30. Tickets for the Renex coach service are purchased from the market close to the bus station.

Arrival by train

First, take the bus from Faro Airport to the train station followed by the train to Lagos which costs 10 EUR each way. From Lagos train station, 9Ninelives can pick you up or you can walk to the surf house which is about a 15 minutes walk.

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 22% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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    Review by Anonymous

    2017-Aug-14 05:55:26

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    Review by Michelle Henriksson from Sweden

    2017-Jul-30 09:54:45

  • I
    Review by Ivy Kana from Canada

    Great place with the best owner that make you feel at home!

    2017-Jul-23 11:40:19

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    Review by Anonymous

    CONS Cons: 9ninelives

    PROS Pros: Fil surfschool was the best with Moreno!

    2017-Jul-18 15:48:18

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    Review by Daria Otdelnaya from Russia

    Surf camp 9lives

    CONS Cons: For me was uncomfortable a problem of transferring. From Faro to Lagos was simple to arrive by train. But from station to villa I had to take taxi although I wrote an E-mail some hours ago to pick up from the station because I was not sure where is my villa exactly. So the problem of transferring from airport to villa and backwards for me was the acute. I hope they improve the situation in this question.

    PROS Pros: I am very happy to choose Algarve for surfing. It's a wonderful place. I miss it now a lot. I think my villa is situated in a good location. There is a hipper market in front of house and our house is not far from center. About 10-15 min.

    2017-Jul-18 15:34:56

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    Review by Anonymous

    It could have been so Perfect

    CONS Cons: Our surfcamp began with a cold welcome. No one asked about a booking or our names, we were just informed about to split up and have to sleep in separate rooms - no one could expect that one of the beds are already meant for another person - which was when I came back already sleeping in my bed. At the next day everybody had its own bed. Furthermore, the package price says breakfast included, so you expect to get enough to eat. However, we got cereals with milk, jam and butter (no bread ). When we tried to talk with one of the staff members the reaction was unexpected: it is our fault when someone is lying in our beds it could happen to anyone we should have searched for another empty bed and about the breakfast it was getting better and better in the following days. But are our expectations too high - when we just want some bread, fruits... referring to the offer on booksurfcamps.com it was written 5 days of surf lessons- this is incorrect, because you get 3 days with a real surf instructor (outsourced surf academy) and 2 days equipment and a ride to a beach - the offer has to be corrected and be specific, because when you know exactly what is included in your package it is easier to meet the expectations. At the end we talked with boss of the hostel and pointed out our points - he got our points and we got some money back. In conclusion, the place is nice and some staff members are really friendly but the Organisation and communication is somewhat bad.

    PROS Pros: The Accomodation is really nice and from the rooftop Terrace you have a Great view over Lagos

    2017-Jul-16 09:22:51

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    Review by John Torta from United Kingdom

    2017-Jul-10 09:33:08

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    Review by Leonardo Scaglioni from Italy

    2017-Jun-25 12:32:07

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    Review by Endjilo Jordan from Switzerland

    Ninelives surf weekend

    CONS Cons: .

    PROS Pros: Die Vielfalt von Aktivitäten die man unternehmen kann.

    2017-May-31 20:41:51


  • Review by Andrew Comer
    10 out of 10

    "I had a wicked time in lagos staying at 9ninelives. brad the host is a super chilled out guy he made me feel welcome and gave me a good idea what i could do well i was in lagos. well i was there we went on a few surf trips it was great having some one with local knowledge i forget the names of the place we went but brad was able to find some where sheltered from the heavy on shore winds we had at the local beaches of lagos. i also did all the tours that he did from 9ninelives all were great experiences."

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  • Review by Marina Tikhonova
    10 out of 10

    "We have been in Portugal last summer, in the end of July:) I was with my friends and some people who I've known before) it was the best summer holidays for me, because of different reasons: 1) it was my dream to try serfing 2) my good friends were with me 3) we could take the scooters and see all the seaside (alagarve)4) we have transfer to serf spots, really beatiful and fantastic places!!! 5) Portugal is the good place to see Atlantic Ocean! 6) we lived in the big house near supermarket where you can buy smth you need 7) every Saturday the organisators of Surf Camp made special dinner for new guests, it was really nice to eat delicias grill food and meet new interesting people;) thank you very much for the possibility to try Surfing, to be with you, to enjoy the ocean, sunsets!!!!!"

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  • Review by Alexandra Kolosova
    10 out of 10

    "Guys, i recommend this place. Nice people, cool comfortable house, incredibly beautiful nature and right atmosphere - all you need to have fun or to realx. Looking for the opportunity to come back"

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  • Review by Julia E. from United Kingdom

    "Everything was really well organized from the first to the last minute. It was not my first time surfing, but the instructors are always on top of you helping you to improve in every single session. Overall, an amazing time. I can't wait to return."

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Lagos, Portugal

9Ninelives love teaching newbies to surf, so you can experience the joy of freedom, adventure, and creativity rolled into one - only a surfer knows the feeling!

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8 days / 7 nights


This vacation is available from April to September with arrival on Saturday, departure on Saturday.


Low season


  • April 1 - May 31


Mid season


  • June 1 - June 30


High season


  • July 1 - September 30

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