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Portugal Surf Camp for Beginners and Intermediate

Beginner difficulty
Instruction in English
All meals included

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Jho'La Surf Camp, in partnership with Future Surfing School, proudly presents an all-inclusive surf package in the best surf location in Algarve, Portugal. You will learn with certified professionals while discovering the Portuguese way of life just by walking around. Whether you are new to surfing or already have the basic knowledge of surfing and are looking forward to improving skills in paddling out, Jho'La Surf Camp will welcome you and provide the best experience possible!

Highlights

  • 5 days of surfing lessons
  • Certified and qualified instructors
  • Complimentary use of surf equipment
  • Surf in most beautiful beaches and waves
  • Transfer from and to the beach
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi

The villa has two floors and allows a maximum occupation of eight people. Downstairs, there are three bedrooms, two of them with a bunkbed and two bathrooms. There is also a toilet upstairs. There is free Wi-Fi in all the house and cable TV in the spacious living room. Outside, there are several balconies with hammocks and puffs where you can relax after a surfing day or just chill out with a nice bottle of Portuguese wine.

Program

During your stay in the holiday, you and your surf instructors generally will leave after breakfast and drive to the best beach for the prevailing conditions (waves, wind, and more). You will receive three to four hours of surf coaching plus extra time on the beach and will be brought back to the camp in the afternoon or in the evening.

All the equipment such as surfboard and wetsuit will be provided at no extra charge and you may use the equipment for as long as there is a surf instructor on the beach with you. However, you will not be allowed to use the equipment independently after the course.

Instructors

Gustavo Gouveia
Gustavo was the 2001 Portuguese national surf champion. He has been a surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1998, a managing partner, and founder of Future Surfing School in 1998. He is a responsible surf coach for the advanced and competition classes.
Ricardo Gonçalves
Ricardo is a surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1996, managing partner of Future Surfing School since 2005, polyvalent surf coach, and mainly responsible for the surf school internal surf coaches training, founder member of the APTS (Portuguese Surf Coaches Association), and lifesaver from the Portuguese Red Cross and the Life Saving Club Great Britain.
Eduardo Lima
Eduardo (Edu) is a surf coach by the FSS since 2008 and by the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) since 2013, long time lifesaver by the ISN, lifesaver by the Surf Life Saving Club Great Britain, and polyvalent surf coach.

Location

The surf camp is located in Vila da Luz right next to the city of Lagos in the Algarve, Portugal. Everything is within walking distance: two minutes to the beach, two minutes to the nearest bars and restaurants, and five minutes to the supermarket and pharmacy.

Nearby places

  • Beach - 2 minutes' walking
  • Bars and restaurants - 2 minutes' walking
  • Supermarket and pharmacy - 5 minutes' walking
  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 50 minutes by car

Food

During this surfing holiday, you will be served daily breakfast, five lunch packs, and five dinners. Jho'La Surf Camp provides vegan and gluten-free diet at a little extra cost. Please be sure to tell them in advanced if you have any food allergies or intolerances.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 5 days of surfing classes in the west or south coast (3 to 4 hours of coaching)
  • 5 dinners and 5 lunch snack-packs
  • 7 nights' accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Daily three to four hours of coaching
  • Surfboard and wetsuit rental
  • Transfer from and to Lagos
  • Transfer from and to the beach

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO), which is about a 50-minute drive from the surf camp.

Apart from Faro, you can get cheap flights to Lisbon and Seville, both of which are approximately 300 kilometers away. Jho'La Surf Camp encourages the arrival on Sunday to start the surf course on Monday. Transfers from and to the airport are available upon request.

Arrival by bus

From Faro, you can take the bus to Lagos and then the local bus to Luz.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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Availability

This vacation is available from April 1, 2017 to October 31, 2017.

 

Low season
  • May 1 - May 30

 

High season
  • April 1 - April 30
  • June 1 - October 31

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