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Russo Surf Resort - Vale Figueiras is a unique destination where you would be surrounded by pure nature! Stay in a breathtaking location with views over the ocean and natural park. The resort is run by the local surf pioneers and has existed since 2003. There are international and local surf coaches, headed by the most recognizable surf coach in Algarve region - Luis Marreiros. The professional team is famous for their skill in teaching high quality lessons for beginners, intermediates, and upper-intermediate levels. A step-by-step surf course program is created to help students to learn the right technique, improve, and progress at a faster rate. The surf resort facilities will allow you to fully concentrate on surfing, with good company, helpful staff, healthy food, and some relaxing extras. Do not miss it!
The resort is a huge modern Portuguese country house, situated in the middle of a natural park with a stunning view of the ocean and forest. There is a huge green lawn with swimming pool, skate ramp, and trampoline.
Almost all the rooms, including the shared rooms, have doors to terraces outside with the view.
There's a large bar area with free Wi-Fi internet, satellite TV, and snooker table. Chill out inside the house or outside, the awesome place for barbecue and chill out with hammocks.
Russo Surf Camp made up a special surf course program to help students learn the right technique and progress at a faster rate. They pay the most attention to provide students with high quality lessons, so apart from having fun, you would be able to learn properly.
Beginners, who starts from zero, and beginners-intermediates, that need to improve their technique, would be taught by one of the member of the Luis Marreiros surf team. Luis is the most recognizable and well known surf coach in Algarve region. He will take care mostly of the intermediates and upper intermediates surfers.
Yes, they are going to correct all your little mistakes, position the body and weight the right way, teach you about the tides, waves, conditions, and make you try to do your best and catch the great surf moments.
Luis's intermediates prepare to push the limits and achieve the goals! It includes three hours of lessons per day, dividing into two sessions of 1.5 hours. This will all depend on the conditions the ocean provides on the day. Lessons are structured with a warm-up, theoretical exercises on the beach, and a practical part in the water.
Vale Figueiras Surf Camp suggests to start a surf course on Monday, so you can enjoy the full course, adapting from the beginning. Surf courses are from Monday until Friday and free surf on Saturday. Soft boards for beginners and hard boards for more intermediates / advanced surfers are available. Russo Surf Camp offers surf courses for all levels.
During this surf camp, you will have photo and video sessions (from April till October).
Luis Marreiros is the head chef of the surf team. He is the most respected and recognizable surf instructor of the whole Algarve coast. Have you seen that fearless intermediates in rough conditions? That might be Luis's students! Luis has a gift to balance the rigor and joke, inspire the students, push the limits, always being attentive and controlling the situation. Many guests come and return just to have classes with him. Luis is a local from Vale Figueiras beach area, and started to give surf classes since the very opening of the surf school in 2003. Certified with ISA.
Hannah is a surf instructor at Russo surf camp already over 8 years. She grew up on the west coast of Australia. She has been surfing for 17 years and competed for 5 years. She was the captain of the Western Australian junior surfing team in 2012. She is the right hand of Luis and one of the most trusted instructors and her classes are well-structured and fun for Beginners and Beginners-Intermediates. "Surfing for me is an activity that presents challenges no matter where you go or the size of the waves. It gives me freedom to do what I want in such a big and unpredictable place as the ocean!"
Egor is our young, but oh gosh experienced surfer and ISA-qualified surf coach! English, Russian, and Portuguese speaker. Egor is constantly training by himself with best coaches of the world, so he knows many tricks and valuable advice, teache Intermediates and Beginners too. By the way, Egor is a member of Russian National Team, 2nd in Russian National competitions, participant in championships in Europe and ISA World Surfing Championship. He started to surf when he was 10 years old and was one of the first guests of our summer Teenage surf camps, which we have been organizing since 2009.
The resort is situated on the west coast of the south region of Portugal - Algarve - the warmest place in the whole of Europe, in the middle of National Park Costa Vicentina.
The surf camp is located in the middle of National Park Costa Vicentina. It's a unique paradise, famous for its attractive landscape, colorful hills, hidden beaches, and wildlife.
The famous hiking track – Rota Vicentina – passes just behind the gates of the surf camp. Rota Vicentina is a route, that runs along Atlantic coast and includes 400 kilometers of walking trails.
The closest beach – Praia da Vale Figueiras (just 2 kilometers away) – one of the wildest and uncrowded beaches in the area, provides great conditions for surfing.
Aljezur, 15 kilometers away, is the closest point of civilization: pretty Portuguese town, with old moorish castle surrounded by whitewashed village.
The south coast of Algarve is a famous touristic destination. It is formed by a long stretch of fabulous beaches with crystal-clean water and impressive reddish cliffs. On the other hand all those towns (Lagos, Portimao, or Albufeira - which is called a Mini-Ibiza) offer unforgettable nightlife.
Lagos is Algarve's party capital with plenty of bars, inhabited by Aussies, Kiwis, Canadians, and Americans going bar hopping. For those young travelers that want to attend the surf camp: do not worry - it is easy to get from the camp till Aljezur, Sagres, or Lagos to spend a legendary night.
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Russo Surf Camp - Vale Figueiras prepares healthy and good quality food for their guests. Professional chef - the grandma, always makes her best, cooking tasty meals, as if for her own grandchildren.
If you have any muscle tenses or just feel for a good relaxing massage – it's time for the professional massage therapists! Please book in advance, especially in high season.
Jesper is an educated body therapist and masseur. He originally started as a relaxation therapist in Denmark, working with ergonomical analyses of people's physical body problems. He tried solving any ailments possible by giving strengthening and/or stretching exercises plus muscular treatment.
Jesper will talk about your explanation and his experience, so you will quickly know which specific treatment you need, to resolve any muscle or ligament pain, strain, or tiredness.
The treatment can be a full body massage. Either deep tissue, sports, or relaxing massage. If necessary, it can also be a shorter massage concentrated on a specific body area, i.e. back, shoulder, legs.
It's all dependent on your need and wishes. The massage always leaves you relaxed, rejuvenated, and well.
The massage is not included in the price of the package.
Transfer not provided
Transfer available for additional US$135 per person
Lisbon Portela Airport
Transfer available for additional US$328 per person
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO) or Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS). Transfers from these airports are available upon request. Transfers from Faro Airport (FAO) have a cost of 125 EUR one-way for a maximum of four persons. A one-way transfer from Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) costs 350 EUR for a maximum of four persons.
Russo Surfcamp-Vale Figueiras surf camp provides transfers from the closest towns Aljezur and Lagos. Pick-ups and drop-offs time for free transfers from Lagos and Aljezur:
There are free transfers to / from the local bus stop “Monte Novo, Vale Figueiras, Cha Bouco”. The bus stop is on the way Lagos to Odeceixe.
During the High season months (July, August, September) pick up and drop off for Lagos and Aljezur are available on Saturdays and Sundays.
On a weekdays we provide with FREE transfer to/from local bus stop “Monte Novo, Vale Figueiras, Cha Bouco” timetable via eva-bus webpage. The bus stop is on the way Lagos – Odeceixe.
From Faro, you can travel by bus or door-to-door transfer for a cost of 20 EUR. From Lisbon, you have the option of taking a bus (directions Aljezur or Lagos). From Seville, you can take a bus to Lagos (19 EUR or 23 EUR, depending on the day).
From Faro, you also have the option of travel by train. The cost is 7 EUR. You can also take a train to Lagos from Lisbon for a cost of 16 to 20 EUR.
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