Arrifana Surf Lodge

Arrifana Surf Lodge is a family run surf chalet offering surfing, yoga and yummy organic meals.

Instructors 6

Aldo

Aldo was born in South Africa and has been surfing for over 17 years. Aldo understands the importance of good instructing and you will always see him in the water with his pupils pushing students onto waves and yelling plenty of encouragement!

ISA-2 (Wave Surfing)

Braulio

As a youngster Braulio was always seen playing at the shore rolling on the foams, first bodysurfing and after a time with a boogie board. He is qualified with the Portuguese Surfing Federation. He is also a trained & qualified lifeguard and first aid.

Antonio

Antonio's creative approach to his classes ensure everyone has a fun and memorable time. As a qualified homeopath he also likes to add his alternative knowledge including yoga in his lessons.

Aldo

One of the founder's and the head instructor at Arrifana Surf Lodge. Aldo was born in South Africa and has been surfing for over 17 years. Aldo is also an experienced surf instructor with a level 2 surfing degree from the International Surf Association and the Portuguese Surfing Federation and he is also a trained and qualified life guard.

Mandala

Mandala has been surfing more than 20 years now. He is instructing surf since four years ago but he brings in his luggage the pedagogic skills from teaching music since a long time ago. He is qualified with a level 2 surfing degree from the International Surf Association and the Portuguese Surfing Federation.

Braulio

Braulio has been in the water for the last 25 years. He has been lucky to have always lived near the sea. As a youngster, he was always seen playing at the shore rolling on the foams, first bodysurfing, and after a time with a boogie board. He is qualified with the Portuguese Surfing Federation. He is also a trained and qualified life guard and first aid.

Reviews 8

Anna Trandasir

from Italy, September 2018

"I love this place!"

I literally liked everything: surfing lessons, yoga, massage, food, atmosphere in the house! I am sure I will go there again. :-)

Sarah and Aldo, thank you very much!! XX

Muriel Kosovsky

from United Kingdom, April 2018

"Outstanding surf and yoga retreat!!"

Relaxed atmosphere, clean house full of warm and welcoming people. Great surf instructors who are very professional and positive. Excellent yoga classes to relax from the surf.

Aleksandra Sersniova

from United Kingdom, July 2017

"Home away from home"

Amazing place, wonderful and friendly people, delicious food, cosy accommodation, great surf instructors and yoga teacher. Overall - Arrifana Surf Lodge truly are a home away from home, had an amazing time and will definitely be coming back.

Marte Simons

from United States, July 2018

"Had a wondeful week in Arrifana! Truly a home away from home"

Surfing and yoga was a great combination and being in the ocean all day was truly relaxing. Coming home everyday to a lovely dinner and having the best team of instructors and volunteers made it a great and relaxing vacation.

Jenifer Metz

from France, May 2018

"Excellent! Rien à dire, que du bonheur!!"

Ambiance extra, nourriture plus que délicieuse et copieuse, hébergement au top, emplacement parfait, rapport qualité prix rien à dire.

Tout est super bien organisé.

Seulement à se reposer et profiter!!

Ellen Benningen

from United States, October 2017

"The perfect surfspot"

The lodge has everything you need! Amazing food, a nice bed and very good and nice surfinstructors. The diversity of visitors makes it a lot of fun too. Sarah and Aldo, are such nice people, they litterly do everything to make your stay as pleasant as possible. No bad words for this surf lodge. I will deffinetly come back!

Testimonials 3

Vera

Arrifana Surf Lodge website

Dear Aldo and Sarah, thank you for the wonderful week in the Surf Lodge! We're still dreaming about the relaxed atmosphere, funny evenings playing cards, excellent food and the waves of course. Thanks also, Antonio and Braulio, for great surfing lessons and yoga on the beach. We will definitely come back!

Simina Jonker

Arrifana Surf Lodge website

After staying at the Arrifana Surf Lodge in July of this year, I was hooked! So I knew I could not wait a year of even longer to be back and decided to come again for not one but two weeks in November! And again time flew by way too fast. Sarah, Aldo, Braulio, Antonio, Pedro & the rest of the team are the best! Arrifana Surf Lodge truly lives up to their tagline “your home away from home”. Everything was just perfect, food, accommodation, people, yoga, massage and surfing lessons ! They made a surf girl out of me, I’ll be definitely coming back next year for at least one week. Don’t look any further, go to Arrifana Surf Lodge, enjoy one of the best things Portugal has to offer and I’ll guarantee you’ll have a fantastic time! Oh and you must book a massage by Sonia, best one ever!

Wolfgang

Arrifana Surf Lodge website

Lieber Aldo and Braulio, thank you very much for your instructions! They were perfectly adapted to our needs. As a beginner, we were very curious and unsure, whether waveriden is the right thing for us. It is! The first steps are done, the waveriden is not as difficult as we thought. Next year we will definitely be back.

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