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8 Days Amazing Surf Camp in Lagos, Portugal

Portugal Surf Camp

Salty wave surf school offer you excellent surf guiding and make sure that you will have suitable learning conditions regarding your surf level. They would be happy to help you out with some surf advice like: how to work on your technique, reading waves, surf spots, tides, wind options, reading entrance, and exit points at various surf spots.

Highlights

  • 5 days of surf lessons
  • Complimentary use of surf equipment
  • Great location to explore the beauty of Algarve
  • Transfers from and to the bus station
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Transfer to the beach
  • Beach lunch

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 8

Airport transfer available:
Faro Airport (US$23 per person)

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Accommodation

Praia da Luz campsite Vale Verde

The Salty wave surf school at Praia da Luz campsite has various accommodation solutions and services for all visitors who want to practice surfing and visit this beautiful area of Portugal. It is located in the green and quiet Praia da Luz, the campsite has apartments, bungalows, and mobile-homes for guests who want to remain independent and away from the city noise. For this option, the accommodation is self-catered and it is available all year round.

Boutique Taghostel

Salty wave surf school at Boutique Taghostel is located in Lagos for travelers and surfers. They have the best location in the city. Their rooms with sea view are very comfortable. You have private and shared rooms, breakfast included, a rooftop with sea view, and free wireless internet.This accommodation is available from May 1 until October 31.

In Lagos, all programs take place within 10 minutes walk. The beach, great for snorkeling, or a kayak tour, an outing to the Dolphins with seafaris, a diving course or a walk through the stunning cliffs to Ponta da Piedade, are some programs that you can do. They are not a party hostel because the party is out there. The nightlife is amazing with a lot of nice restaurants and bars. Here, at taghostel, you will rest and recover energy for the next day.

Godzilla Surf Camp Algarve Program

Beginner

  • Introduction to surf equipment and gear
  • Safety issues
  • How to position yourself on the board and how to paddle, handle, and sit on the board
  • How to clear the breaking zone and deal with white water
  • Priority rules
  • Initiation to take-off techniques (standing on the board)
  • Take-off timing

Intermediate

An intermediate rider is a surfer who can successfully paddle out alone at a familiar location and catch and ride waves to a logical finish frontside or backside, confidently using the three basic surfing turns; bottom turn, top turn, and cutback.

Intermediate goals

  • Interpret weather, swell, tides, wind direction, and speed information to work out surf conditions
  • Select a surfing location for the intermediate surfer
  • How surfers use rips to their advantage
  • Techniques to negotiate broken and unbroken waves including the duck dive
  • How to exiting water at different types of surf breaks
  • Choose suitable waves to ride
  • Identify the take-off position
  • Techniques for turning
  • Methods to get off the wave
  • Identify how parts of your board affect performance
  • Choose a surfboard for the intermediate surfer based on personal style and the surfing conditions
  • Identify surfing safety

Perform and link surfing maneuvers:

  • Top turn, bottom turn, cutback, re-entry on backhand and forehand
  • Experience surfing at a beach break, reef break, point break, and river mouth break

Advanced

An advanced rider is a surfer who can paddle out alone to a surf spot he or she has never ridden, assess the lineup, and catch and ride waves to his or her choice of finish, confidently using a full range of turns in a distinctive, effective style.

Advanced goals

  • Predict surf conditions at different surf breaks taking weather, tide, and land formations into consideration
  • Select a surfing location for the advanced surfer
  • Identify surf safety issues for the advanced surfer
  • How to negotiate larger waves
  • How to finish your ride on closing out and closed out waves
  • How to conserve energy
  • Different types of take-offs to help you catch waves
  • sing gravity and g-forces to control your board
  • Techniques to generate speed and power
  • Customise surfboards to suit your style and prevailing surf conditions
  • Surfing safety

Perform and link surfing maneuvers on forehand and backhand

  • Rail-to-rail maneuvers
  • Stall (to position one's self deeper in the tube or to position one's self in a more critical section of the wave in order to launch a maneuver like a re-entry or aerial)
  • Snap-vertical re-entry-floater-roundhouse cutback
  • Late take-off-Backdoor take-off-tube ride
  • Experience surfing at a beach break, reef break, point break, and river mouth break

Location

It was here that, in the 15th century, the Portuguese set off on the epic journey that led them to discover other peoples and cultures, and it is in the Algarve that they cheerfully welcome many of their visitors. Even the climate is mild and sunny all year round! There’s no shortage of high quality beaches either. Sandy stretches as far as the eye can see, framed by golden cliffs, virtually deserted islands marking the boundary between Ria Formosa and the sea, and small coves sheltered by the rocks.

The ocean, in every shade of blue and mostly calm and warm, invites you for long swims and to indulge in water sports. And there are also the mountains, where people live in harmony with nature and maintain traditions that they love to share. And the cities. Silves preserves traces of its Arab past and Lagos from the time of the Discoveries. More cosmopolitan Portimão and Albufeira are bustling towns by night and day. Tavira is a showcase for traditional architecture, and Faro, the gateway to the region, deserves a long stop to discover its beautiful historic center.

Food

Lunch at the beach is included in this package.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Things to do (optional)

  • Experience a two hours mountain biking adventure to the cliff top (25 EUR)
  • Enjoy a relaxing Pilates or yoga session (10 EUR)
  • Go on a two and a half hours SUP tour along the Lagos coastline with SUP lessons (25 EUR)
  • Two and a half hours sea kayaking tour along the Lagos coastline (25 EUR)

Spa treatments

After a day of surfing, or simply in order to maintain a healthy body, Luz Surf Village offer relaxing massages or specific massages for your sport activity. You can choose to get a relaxing massage or a deep tissue back neck and shoulder massage for 25 EUR for 30 minutes. You can also enjoy Boavista Spa's facilities with pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, and Turkish bath for 10 EUR per person.

What's included

  • 5 days of surf lessons
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Beach lunch
  • Transfer from and to the bus station or train station
  • Transfer to the beach
  • Use of surfboards and wetsuits

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Meals

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. Salty wave surf school can arrange airport transfer for you for 20 EUR per person one way.

Airport: Faro Airport Airport transfer available: Faro Airport (US$23 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% 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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