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During this holiday, you will discover a unique destination in Portugal where you will be surrounded by pure nature! Stay in a breathtaking location with a view over the ocean and natural park. Learn to surf or progress at a faster rate, as well as learning the right techniques. Choose a deep stretching or "surf yoga flow" during yoga sessions. Connect with yourself while enjoying your surroundings.
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. The bungalow area consists of cozy wooden bungalows with private shady terraces. Bungalows are located in the yard with swimming pool and beautiful garden. There's a large bar area with free Wi-Fi internet, satellite TV, and mini-football table. Chillout inside the house or outside, the awesome place for barbeque. The facilities of the accommodation are as follows:
Russo-Vale Figueiras Surf Camp made up a special surf course program to help students to learn the right technique and progress at a faster rate. It includes three hours of lessons per day, dividing into two sessions of one and a half 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.
Russo-Vale Figueiras Surf Camp suggests to start the surf course on Monday, so you can enjoy the full course, adapting from the beginning. Surf courses are from Monday until Friday and a free surf on Saturday. Soft boards for beginners and hard boards for more intermediates / advanced surfers are available. Vale Figueiras Surf Camp offers surf courses for all levels.
Yoga classes are a thoughtfully handcrafted collection of asanas (postures), connecting body with the breath in a creative flow. A morning flow will awaken and stretch the body creating power for surf; and an evening flow will soothe and nourish your salty souls. Meditation and pranayama (breathe work) will also be part of your practice.
Live Music event take place every Saturday, with the portuguese band from Portimao - Sticky Fingers. Live music starts after the BBQ, about 21:00 and finishes about midnight, 01 or 02 o'clock. Live music event happens with the min 10 guests at the resort.
We include the Photo and Video sessions, we usually provide on Tuesday and Thursday, with presentation on the evening.
Videos, which are taken, are free, and you can get the SD with videous to copy from the photographer. Photoes are 25EUR per package, on your choice, if you wish to stay with them. package include all shots of you taken, edited pics and will be send to you by email.
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!"
Lauren is our Yoga instructor, RYT 500 Yoga Alliance. "My crush on yoga began over half my lifetime ago (22 years I have been practicing and teaching for 14). I travel the world to study and learn from great teachers. From Hawaii, California, London, Europe to India. I specialize in Surf Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Therapeutic, Yin Yoga, Prenatal and SUP yoga, Surf Flow Yoga. Every class is a thoughtfully handcrafted collection of asanas (postures). Connecting the body with the breath in a creative flow. All levels are oh so very welcome."
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.
Surf Camp is situated on the west coast of the south region of Algarve, Portugal: the warmest place in whole Europe. Surf Camp is located in the middle of National Park Costa Vicentina. When you book, Russo-Vale Figueiras Surf Camp will send you the exact directions of how to get to the Surf Camp plus the GPS coordinates.
This is a unique paradise with an attractive landscape, hidden beaches, and wild habitant life. The Algarve is a year-round surf destination, famous for its constant swells, uncrowded beaches, crystal-clear water, and sunny weather.
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Monthly recommended wetsuit
Russo Surf Camp - Vale Figueiras prepares healthy and good quality food for their guests. Vegetarians and pescetarians are very welcomed.
Bread straight from the oven, croissants, bacon and scrambled eggs, fresh orange juice, healthy cereals and mueslis, different kinds of hams, salamis, sausages, salads, cheeses, jams, yogurts, coffee, and tea.
Before leaving for the beach, each guest is given an individual lunch bag with two sandwiches or one sandwich and other kind of food (salads / pasta / etc.), fruit, water, juice, and snacks.
Russo Surf Resort & Yoga Retreat - Vale Figueiras has its own kitchen and the chef cook, preparing healthy and tasty food for the guests. The staff often go fishing and collecting seafood. Three-course dinners, entrees, soup, main course, wine, and sangria. On the day of arrival, dinner is served before 19:00.
Transfer available for additional US$136 per person
Lisbon Portela Airport
Transfer available for additional US$330 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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