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Many surfers started at Surflife. This beautiful area offers up to 20 different surf breaks within half an hour hour drive from their Surflife Atlantic Riders Lodge. Surflife Atlantic Riders' favorite spots with consistent waves and conditions are suitable for everybody, no matter if you’re going to catch your first wave, or are on the hunt for the perfect barrel.
No matter whether your are traveling alone, with your family and friends, or as a couple; Surflife Atlantic Riders' lovely lodge offers many different accommodation options and they are always happy to assist you with the best choice. By offering bunk beds, shared or private double rooms, their different apartments can welcome up to eight guests.
Surfing is a unique activity that is both energetic and relaxing at the same time. Every surfer knows it: after you’re first wave you’re hooked to surfing forever. The ocean gives you relaxation and energy at the same time. Catch your first wave in no-time with the surf lessons by Surflife's licensed surf instructors. Try all sorts of surfboards: from short - to longboards. Or choose to go SUP-ing, body boarding, and skim boarding. For the tarmac surfers amongst you, Surflife's got longboard skateboards by Durkes and Sector 9.
Surflife Atlantic Riders offer professional surf lessons for all levels, taught by experienced and qualified instructors. The instructors are passionate about teaching you how to surf. Surfing is a water sport that requires a lot of patience and good instruction. By taking surf lessons, you can speed up the learning process significantly and quickly catch your first wave. This way you’ll get to know the basics of surfing in only a few days time. Got the basics worked out already? Lessons will still be ideal to learn to catch better waves and to perfect your take-offs, turns, and other skills. Whether you’re beginner, intermediate, or advanced, Surflife Atlantic Riders has the perfect lesson package for you.
Surfing and yoga complement each other perfectly. Surfing is pretty intense and nothing helps better against sore muscles than a good ‘stretch and relax’ yoga session. Besides that, yoga is the perfect training for a powerful surf stance. You can join yoga lessons taught by certified instructor on site and that are included in your package.
At Surflife, they love live music and parties! What’s better than to enjoy a live band or singer-songwriter? Many well known surf bands have visited them, like Chef’Special, Jack and the Weatherman, TentemPies, Marne, Pat Smith (Splendid), and Friends of the Family. Also great is their open mic night where everyone can listen to your own skills while enjoying a glass of fresh Sangria, or put on your dancing flip-flops for their DJ’s (like June, Tom Trago, Dab, and Chaos) at the legendary Surflife dance party.
To complete your Surflife experience, you’ll find a relaxed surf vibe at all Surflife's destinations. Discover their chill-out spots with hammocks and loungers, jump on one of their skate boards or Indo Boards, loosen up during yoga, or check-out surf movies in their surf bar. Surfllfe's ‘surf food’ is tasty, fresh, and lovingly prepared by their very own personal chefs. Wake up to the smells of an extensive breakfast buffet and enjoy the delicious party during their weekly surf barbecue.
The Surflife Atlantic Riders lodge is located on the west coast of the Algarve, within the stunning Costa Vincentina National Park, just between the small town of Aljezur and on of the popular surfing beaches, Praia de Vale Figueiras. Compared to others, their incredible location, in the middle of the nature, will amaze you right from the start of your holiday!
In this area, you’ll be able to find good waves for any level all year round. There’s a reason the Algarve is immensely popular amongst surfers and that’s something you’ll notice! In all the towns, you’ll find a true surf spirit mixed with the authentic Portuguese culture that can still be found everywhere on the west coast. The Surflife Atlantic Riders love their small town of Aljezur, where you’ll find many restaurants, bars, and (surf) shops. The closest beach is only a half an hour walk down the road, but you can hop on the daily beach shuttles as well.
Surflife Atlantic Riders' guests love their provided meals since being in the water and outside, all day long, makes food essential for everyone. They love to cater for vegans, vegetarians, or people with food intolerance. Please let them know your specific wishes beforehand.
Wake up and join the daily Surflife's breakfast buffet with homemade bread, a variety of sweet and savory fillings, cereal, fresh fruit, milk, orange juice, and a daily specialty. The breakfast buffet is included in the price.
After a day in the water, one more cookie won’t do any harm. Surflife's own Helen sells her irresistibly tasty cookies in many local restaurants and, of course, you’ll find them at the camp as well.
During your stay, you should definitely join Surflife's weekly tasty surf barbecue with fresh dishes prepared by their own chef. For only 10 EUR per person, they always turn these night into a party with delicious food, some drinks, and lots of music. All the appartments offer a kitchen, in case you would like to prepare a meal by yourself. However, joining Surflife during their dinners, might be more fun for everybody!
Once a week, you can join the shuttle service to Surflife's favorite restaurant to have a great night out! Believe Surflife when they say they know them all and that nobody ever returned unhappy at home!
Luckily, Surflife Atlantic Riders offer several additional packages that vary in amount of hours and number of students per instructor. This means there is always a package available that suits your needs. Kitesurfing is an extreme sport but, with the right instruction and gear, you’ll be able to keep it perfectly safe. It’s important to have basic control over the kite before you go on and practice by yourself. Of course, it depends per person how many instruction you’ll need to get to this point. At the end of your course, you can receive an IKO card which allows you to demonstrate you skill level anywhere in the world. This card is often a requirement in case you want to rent gear.
The average amount of hours taught is three hours per day, but depending on the conditions, this can vary daily. In the Alvor lagoon, they almost always kite surf on an offshore wind. This means that you’ll have to be able to execute the basics of going ‘upwind’ to be able to continue practice on your own.
With "private for two" lessons, it takes the average student about nine to 12 hours to get to this level. Of course, you can always choose to book less hours if you’ve already got some experience with kitesurfing or just want to get the feel of this awesome sport. Don’t worry about booking too many hours, because there is always a new trick to learn!
Please get back to Surflife Atlantic Riders during the first days of your stay, so that they can easily arrange massages and other spa related treatments for you.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.
Take the bus to Aljezur. Surflife Atlantic Riders will pick you up for free.
Take a shuttle to Lagos. Surflife Atlantic Riders will pick you up for free.
Take the train to Lagos. Surflife Atlantic Riders will pick you up for free.