8 Days Surf Camp in Algarve, Portugal

  • Villa Caliças, Estrada da Albardeira, 8600-302 Lagos, Portugal

Overview

Surf Camp in Algarve, Portugal

Portugal is widely known as the absolute best surf destination within Europe. Algarve is one of the best choices for surfers due to the fabulous weather all year round suitable for beginner to professional level. Join us in a surf camp with full board accommodation which is the perfect place for people who like to go surfing, kite boarding, wakeboarding or windsurfing. For those whose enjoy yoga, or just want to have a try on it, Algarve Watersport also offer yoga sessions every week day with Jenny and Igor from the Lightroom, Lagos.

Highlights

  • 15 hours surf course
  • Well-experience surf instructors
  • Soft & hard top surfboard experience
  • Enjoy great waves at different spots
  • Plenty activities in kite house
  • 7 nights accommodations

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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You will stay at Kite House Lagos which features a pool, barbeque area, a big garden with trampolines, and outside multi-sport courts. In the Barraka Bar you can have a cold beer or cocktail while having the complimentary Wi-Fi, watching TV, playing table pool, or backgammon. The new Kite House is not a wild party house, but you are still only minutes away from the night action in the center of Lagos with all the pubs, clubs, restaurants, and street life.

The rooms

The camp house has double rooms and dorm rooms consisting of four bedrooms. Right in front of the pool, the camp also owns bungalows with private entrance, lounge, bathrooms, and separate bedrooms. This is a perfect place for families and guests looking for privacy.

For beginners, Algarve Watersport team of friendly and experienced instructors (all certified by ISA or FPS) will introduce you to surfing. At the Algarve you can choose of lots of different beaches to pick the appropriate surf spot depending on the conditions and skill level. At the beginning of the course you will learn the basics about waves, currents, tides and equipment, how to paddle and handle the board in the water without risking your and the others surfers health. Algarve Watersport usually get everybody up on the first day and with the first takeoff you start into a new watersport passion. The beginners use soft foam surfboards for safety and full length wetsuits to stay warm and comfortable.

If you already have some surfing experience, Algarve Watersport offer coaching to reach your personal goals. If you want to ride on the shoulder of the wave, doing bottom and top turns, duck diving or ride more vertical, Algarve Watersport coaches will be happy to paddle out with you and help you to bring your surfing to the next level. Algarve Watersport offer boards from NSP and Bic in different sizes depending on your level and weight.

  • Marcin

    Marcin is a professional, friendly, and easy going waterman in Algarve Watersport. Marcin has been windsurfing before actually he was able to walk properly. A few years later, he discovered kiteboarding, wakeboarding, and surfing, now getting wild about SUP on waves. His dream is to become Kelly Slater, but he has far too much hair.

You will have your windsurf lesson at the lagoon on the Odiáxere river, located between Lagos and Alvor. The lagoon offers ideal conditions to learn and practice windsurfing in the Algarve. The Nortada wind from the north is accelerated by the Serra de Monchique before reaching the water of the lagoon. This warm and strong wind allows you to learn new maneuvers quickly and allows for consistent improvement of your windsurfing skills.

Being located in a quiet area of Lagos above the famous Meia Praia Beach, this location is pretty well-known as the party capital of the Algarve. The young and crazy scenes come from all over the world where Aussies, Kiwis, Canadians, and Europeans have a party until dawn.

Nearby location

  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 75 minutes
  • Meia Praia beach - 5 minutes
  • Ria da Alvor kite spot - 10 minutes
  • The Algarve's surf spots - 30 minutes
  • The center of Lagos - 10 minutes
  • The marina in Lagos - 5 minutes
Activities
  • Fishing nearby
  • Surfing
  • Swimming pool
General
  • Bar
  • Barbecue facilities
  • Beach
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Night club nearby
  • Restaurant nearby
  • Terrace
Services
  • Board rental
  • Free Wi-Fi

Throughout the camp, you will be served with seven breakfast and five dinner courses included in the package. You will start the day with a heavenly breakfast prepared by the kitchen fairy, Eli. The breakfast menus will vary and include juices, tea, coffees, whole wheat bread, rolls, baguettes, cheese, ham, jam, eggs, yoghurt, fruits, cereals, fresh milkshakes, and smoothies.

For dinner, the meals are well-traveled as the recipes and culinary ideas come from all over the world. The dinner has the night's theme like Italian, Asian, Latin American, German, Danish, Hungarian, and of course, Portuguese, to pamper you with delicious, nutritious, and healthy meals after a long day in the water.

On Wednesday and Saturday evening, the kitchen is closed so you can try the great restaurants in Lagos. There will be also special meals offered to vegetarians or allergic sufferer. Please let know Algarve Watersport beforehand upon booking.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
(If you have special dietary requirements its a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)

Mountain biking

You will be shown some of the great trails along the wild south coast overlooking the ocean or through the rural backcountry of the western Algarve. Mountain biking tours start in front of the Kite House for the trips from Lagos to Luz or Burgau. For a longer trip, you will have a drive to the west coast to enjoy a scenic ride while discovering the secret beaches and a stunning sunset.

For adrenaline junkies, you are also offered the tours to the highlands of the Monchique mountains. From the peak of the Foia, you will have an amazing view over Portimao, the Ria do Alvor, Lagos, and even the west coast as a whole.

Yoga and Pilates

Yoga and Pilates are great ways to keep your body, mind, and soul sharp until the next time you get in the water. Many of professional water women and men like Kelly Slater (nine times surf champion), Kristine Boese, (nine times kiteboarding champion), and Larid Hamilton (a big wave surf legend) have found yoga and Pilates to be one of the key preparation tools for their watersport careers.

By practicing yoga and Pilates, you can improve core strength, flexibility, agility, balance, lung capacity, concentration, and calmness in challenging wave situations. Yoga and Pilates also help to prevent your body from getting hurt and it shortens the recovering time between the sessions.

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • 15 hour surf course
  • Beach transfers
  • FPS and ISA (Portuguese and international surfing association) certified instructors
  • Lagos bus and train station pick up
  • Use of Wi-Fi, lounge, pool table and Barraka Bar pool & trampoline
  • Surfboard (soft & hard top)
  • Wetsuit
  • Airfare
  • Extra meals
  • Extra yoga sessions
  • Other activities

Driving directions from Lagos

  • Find the roundabout with the police station or McDonalds in Lagos and drive about 100 meters direction to Portimao on the N 125. *Next roundabout, follow signs to Meia Praia Beach.
  • Straight over the next small roundabout until you get to a big roundabout with a concrete construction on it.
  • You turn left going uphill (only road that goes uphill).
  • After 300 meters, you see Marina Park or Vita Sol Park on your left.
  • Go straight until the road splits and stay left.
  • After 50 meters, you can see the Kite House or Villa Calicas on the left.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS). Transfer from and to the airport is available upon request.

Arrival by bus

From the entrance of the Faro Airport (FAO) terminal, you will find a bus stop of the bus line EVA. With the bus line 14 or 16 which costs about 1.50 EUR, you will reach the bus central station Avendia or the train station of Faro. Both stations are located in the center and only a couple hundred feet fare from one another. The trip from Faro to Lagos by bus takes about two hours.

From Lisbon, you are recommended take the bus for it is usually quicker and more comfortable. From Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, just get a taxi to Terminal Rodoviário de SeteRios. From there, there are four busses leaving to Lagos every day.

Arrival by shuttle

Algarve Watersport offers private shuttles from Faro Airport (FAO) straight to the Kite House. If you like to book it, you will have to let them know your flight number, your origin, and your arrival time at least 36 hours before arrival. For the four-person capacity, this facility costs 80 EUR and 100 EUR for the eight-person capacity.

Arrival by taxi

From Faro Airport or Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport, there is a taxi stand available. For simpler yet little bit more costly transportation, taking a taxi to the Kite House is another option that will be the quickest way for you.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Algarve Watersport an inquiry.
  • Review by a traveler from Cologne, Germany

    "I had my best holiday ever at Algarve Watersport in Lagos! I went for kitesurfing, but if it's not windy enough, you can try wave surfing and stand up paddle boarding or go for wake boarding which is incredibly funny. The staff is super nice and helpful and tried hard to make it a special holiday for its clients; I can absolutely recommend to stay at Algarve Watersport even as a couple, singles or groups have also fun there."

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  • Review by a traveler from Toronto, Canada

    "What a beautiful place to visit! I have been all over the Caribbean but those place tops it off! The contrast between the rock, cliff, and water is breathtaking and reminds me how beautiful travel is. We have such a beautiful world to discover, it is all for us!"

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  • Review by a surfer from London, United Kingdom

    "I don't normally post but I thought I'd give these guys thumbs up because I didn't know what to expect, I came solo to windsurf and had a super nice time! Went there in late September so it was peaceful location, nice staff, good instructor, relaxed atmosphere. Made lots of friends. Big thanks to the cook too! Lovely food everyday and an amazing barbecue! For big wind though go there earlier in the year, September is a bit quiet."

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  • Review by Bence Hérincs from Portugal

    "The best place to spend your holiday in the heart of Algarve in Lagos! A lot of opportunities to be extreme, nice food, crazy staff, and nightlife."

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  • Review by Alessandro Lugaresi from Lagos, Portugal

    "Awesome camp in south of Portugal! With a lot of activities such as surf, kite, windsurf, wakeboard, cable wake, and stand up paddle boarding, great place with a pool, nice food, cool staff, and good vibes!"

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  • Review by June Nardiello from Portugal

    "Best camp in the area and action always guaranteed! You can go surfing on the beautiful west coast one day, go wake boarding with the boat in the early morning, stand up paddling in the afternoon, and on a sunset bike tour in the evening another day. Then maybe try some kiting or wind surfing and chill a day at the pool with a free morning yoga session."

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  • Review by Lukas von Rotz

    "Thanks for the amazing stay! I will definitely recommend this camp to everyone!"

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Lagos, Portugal

Algarve Watersport offers water sport activities like surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, standup paddle surfing, and wake boarding at the sunny Algarve.

Speaks English

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8 days / 7 nights

Availability

This vacation is available from May to mid-October, with arrival on Saturday or Sunday, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season

 

  • May, June, and October

 

High season

 

  • July and September

 

Super high season

 

  • August

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