The Surf Experience is the original European surf tour and surf school company all wrapped in one offering quality surf holiday with yoga and other activities.

Surf Camps (7)

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7 Day Multilevel Surf Camp in Lagos

Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec, 2024
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4 Day Thrilling Surf Camp in Lagos

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5 Day Refreshing Surf Camp in Lagos

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6 Day Ultimate Surf Camp in Lagos

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10 Day Uplifting Surf Camp in Lagos

Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov | Dec, 2024
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14 Day Amazing Surf Camp in Lagos

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3 Day Exciting Surf Camp in Lagos

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Instructors (8)

Mark Windsor

Bella Shannon

Rowan Tipping


Jorge Bicho

Katha Booger


Ross McGregor

Reviews (165)


from Germany, July 2024

"Alles zufrieden "

Das Zusammenleben

Olesia Pidoprygora

from Poland, July 2024

"Lovely place. Not just a surfing camp - that’s community!"

The location in the city center, good food, rooftop evenings, different activities organized by the hosts. Trainers are changed everyday, so you get different opinions and advices on your surfing activity

Marion Drouault

from France, June 2024

"Excellent experience"

That was my first surf lessons and the instructors were very good to learn the groupe and help to improve. The places we went were absolutely beautiful and I met very nice people during that camp !

Ellie Green

from United Kingdom, May 2024

"A great camp "

I was anxious about the surfing and social aspect of the camp because I came on my own and am pretty much a complete beginner, but the staff and guests were all lovely. The surf coaches were great, they worked really hard to give everyone feedback and help even on busier days and make sure everyone was safe and I felt like I learnt loads. The staff organize for people to go out to dinner most nights which is great for people there on their own. The surf house is comfy and clean and a practical spot to explore Lagos. Had a great time and was sad to leave. Would absolutely recommend.

Ingvald Rossebø

from Norway, May 2024


This stay was so fun. The surf was so exciting, and I learned a lot from the instructors. The food was amazing, and the opportunities socialize w/ the others staying there or doing the surf class was many. From happy hour to rooftop dinners, which were amazing. Felt really welcome by all the crew members. Thanks guys, definetely gonna swing by again!!

Yasmine Suliman

from Canada, May 2024

"Love this place!"

Love The Surf Experience. Amazing value for you r money, in only 5 days I made so much proceeds with my surfing and it’s crazy how even with a bigger group of surfers the instructors still manage to help everyone improve individually. I hurt myself the first day and lucy and ben (two of the instructors) were so kinda and helpful in taking care of my injury.

Also the lunches were amazing (all the food really) shout-out to chef Lily and the hosts!

I have made so many friends here and have just had the best time and even extended my stay another week. Would definitely recommend the surf experience to anyone wanting to learn how to surf.

George Barrett-hague

from United Kingdom, April 2024

"Awesome Surf Camp"

Awesome, Awesome, Awesome.

This was my first time surfing and the Surf Experience has given me the best introduction to the sport as one could hope for.

The instructions the instructors gave helped tremendously, so I was able to develop and ride the whitewash consistently. They're also lovely dudes and dudettes.

The breakfasts and lunches are clean, super healthy and filling. The treats lily cooks are to die for especially the cinannamon buns.

The hostel is great and good chance to meet loads of different people from all over and especially if you are travelling alone a good place to meet people and have a good time in the evening.


from United Kingdom, April 2024

"5 day surf trip"

We loved every single bit of our experience in the surf experience! From the food, to the socials, to the surfing itself, everything was absolutely perfect (save for the rainy weather we had on the first 2 days). The instructors were absolute amazing, all of them are so willing to help us catch some waves and even though it took us forever to get the hang of it, they never gave up on us! The food was delicious, everyone was absolutely lovely and the town of Lagos itself also had so much to offer! Honestly, on our last day we were already trying to figure out plans to come back again and bring a couple more of our friends. This was absolutely the best decision for a holiday I’ve made, ever! Thank you so much to the surf experience, even though I cannot feel my shoulders anymore I still am looking forward to coming back again to surf some more!!


from France, March 2024

"Perfect location for surfing"

Everything 😀

Very good lessons of surfing, good spots and instructions, the food was excellent, the room very clean and practical

Liam Pearson

from United Kingdom, December 2023

"Awesome time "

Great place and a great experience

There’s something to say that so many return multiple times a year to this place!

Like staying with family, great food, great people, great vibes.

Wonderful surf and great instructors

Thanks guys ! ❤️

Denys Bondariev

from Slovakia, November 2023

"Great experience"

Great instructors, good surf spots, tasty breakfasts and lunches. Central location of Surf house.

Elcin Arikaner

from Turkey, November 2023

Foods are delicious and team was quite good organize

Paul Rowan

from United Kingdom, November 2023

"Amazing introduction to surfing"

The staff and other guests were all incredibly friendly, the set up was brilliant. Can't fault this wonderful place and can't wait to return 🤙

George Gavrilita

from Italy, October 2023

The accommodation was above expectations, I could even do laundry. The nights out were great, one was even a comedy show.


from United Kingdom, October 2023

Very friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Felt comfortable and had fun. I learnt to surf very quickly and felt confident in the water

Othmane Bellagh

from France, September 2023

"Great experience "

The hospitality of hosts, some dedicated instructors , helped me surf good waves.

I recommend the place and definitely going back

Laura Marija Zore

from Slovenia, September 2023

"Amazing, incredible and exciting "

Incredibly warm and friendly hosts, trainers and other staff members as well as other guests. The atmosphere in the surf house was very cozy and welcoming. The trainers were very professional and helped a lot and gave great advice as you surfed. They were so encouraging and cheered you on, so it was very exciting to surf and made the whole experience extremely fun. Reservations and everything related to that before coming to the surf camp was done really well. The communication was excellent, all our questions were answered and the information regarding surf camp was given beforehand which made the whole process very smooth. Thank you for the incredible stay and experience, will be definitely coming again 😊

Ryan Neal

from United Kingdom, September 2023

"Highly Recommend"

I found the instruction at SurfEx was absolutely excellent - I learnt more in one day with them than I have in entire weeks at other surf camps. The instructors made time to give dedicated support to everyone on the camp, and the video analysis was also a really useful touch.

I'd recommend this surf camp to anyone travelling alone - they really made an effort to make sure activities were organised every evening, whether that was yoga lessons, meals on the roof, meals at a local restaurant, or nights out. And it's all done on an opt-in basis so if you'd prefer to do your own thing or need some time to yourself, there's no awkwardness.

Finally, the food was amazing. Their cook is very talented. Everything is vegetarian so it's accessible to everyone, and they also cater if you have any more specific dietary requirements.

I rarely revisit places I've visited, as I'd usually prefer to explore somewhere new, but I'd definitely return to SurfEx. Highly recommend to surfers of all ages and abilities.

Hugo Maillard

from France, August 2023

"French guys loving thé surfexperience"

All since we arrives there <3


from Ireland, July 2023

Have to say this was my 2nd surf experience and the guys more than delivered! Excellent food, a genuine warm friendly ethos, and the staff were very helpful and the surf lessons were well presented and differentiated, keep up the great work I’ll be back!!


from United States, July 2023

"Very organized surfing school with great instructors"

Surf school was well organized with experienced instructors and a practical website with access to complete information, timely online communication and ease of payment. The instructors were experienced and could explain techniques in a practical and logical way that made surfing tips easy to be remembered.

Megan Benson

from United States, June 2023

"10 days at the Surf Experience!"

I stayed with my friend at the surf experience for 10 days and I can truly say it was the best 10 days of my life and it was very hard to leave. The surf instructors and workers in the hostel were so friendly, welcoming and funny and contributed to making my trip one I will never forget. The beach was beautiful that we would surf at and the routine of surfing was perfect. We would get back in town by the late afternoon and would be able to explore the area. It was in the perfect location, right in the heart of the old town, so many amazing restaurants, always live music and close to a marina and other beaches. They did a great job of planning dinners for the hostel you could attend which was a great way to get to know the people staying at the surf experience and they also had planned events which were super fun. We wish we could have stayed longer and are so greatful for all the people we met. We cannot wait to come back!

Antonella Pirrone

from Italy, June 2023

"My surf experience"

I really enjoyed the overall experience, the girls at the surf house are really kind and nice, cooked super nice breakfasts and lunches. Surfing classes have been fun and the location is really great.


from Germany, May 2023

"Total neglect of safety and no surf guidance "

The social hosts are amazing and make tremendous efforts to make sure the quality of the food and activities are good.

The location of the camp is very good, its near to the centre where you have multiple options for food and night activities.

Sinead Nolan

from New Zealand, May 2023

"Surf Experience"

Very inclusive surf house, well oranised, delicious and great staff and people, the BEST time, with the BEST people.

Rosemary Irving

from Portugal, April 2023

"Awesome experience!"

Loved the surf camp, went to some beautiful surf beaches and it was a very fun and social vibe. Will be back :)

Aleksandra Maciuk

from Ireland, April 2023

"A brief start"

For a first timer like me everything seemed right: the energy of the place, the optimism of instructors, the quality of equipment, the atmosphere of the accommodation and people living in it. A wonderful experience indeed that I'd like to share with my family and friends next time. Oh, and a hobby worth starting!


from United Kingdom, April 2023

"The best week of my life, no exaggeration"

Couldn't rate The Surf Experience highly enough, the 7 days I've spent with them has genuinely been the best week of my life. The quality of tuition and guidance is second to none, while the quality of the accomodation/stay, the food and energy & enthusiasm of the hosts is fantastic.

Vilmante Cepskyte

from Cyprus, November 2022

"Great surfcamp with positives vibes"

Convenient surfhouse location, daily breakfast and lunch, positive and friendly instructors, great organization of daily outings.

Elke Debruyne

from Belgium, November 2022

"nice introduction to golf surf"

we had a nice stay and friendly people around us. The surf lessons were very good and clear. The instructors motivated us.

Alberto Lopez Florenciano

from Spain, October 2022

"I would go back! And likely I will "

The vibes of the instructors and the overall organization of the week that I spent there.

Blandine Puyo

from France, September 2022

"Great vacations !"

The food was of high quality, the surfing spots and lessons were really great. The atmosphere at the surf house, its staff and the rooftop were amazing!


from Canada, September 2022


This was the best hostel experience I had! The people were incredible. Met so many cool people from all over. Lagos is a beautiful place to surf. Highly recommend!

James Vyvyan

from United Kingdom, September 2022

Very relaxed atmosphere, but well organised with great instructors. Loved the communal feel. Met lots of the other guests. Lagos itself is a great location. Accommodation is basic, but clean and well maintained. Food provided really nice.

Thomas Marton

from Germany, September 2022

"Einfach nur super!!! Super Team, super Schule!"

Das Team hat sich besonders viel Zeit für Anfänger genommen und falls nötig, auch kurzen Einzelunterricht gegeben.

Die Verpflegung innerhalb der Stunden war super und das Essen sehr lecker.

Leider kann ich Fredy nicht als Trainer bewerten, für uns der beste des Teams :)

Nochmals vielen Dank an das gesamte Team!!! Wir hatten eine tolle Zeit.

The team especially took a lot of time for beginners and if necessary, gave short individual lessons.

The catering within the hours was great and the food very tasty.

Unfortunately I can not rate Fredy as a trainer, for us the best of the team :)

Thanks again to the whole team!!! We had a great time.

Antti Kärkölä

from Finland, August 2022

"Good surfing experience"

Instructors were really good and friendly. Surf house was cool and there was plenty things to do with other people who were in this trip. Learned to surf a little and had a great time!

Nicolò Mascaretti

from Italy, August 2022

"Perfect for surfing and fun"

It was my first surfing experience. The accomodation was very clean and nice, right in the centre of the town. The staff was both super organized and friendly. I found the surfing instructors absolutely pleasant and skilled, they made me improve a lot! I appreciated the food as well, I had only quality dishes. The yoga classes were run by a professional teacher. The overall experience and vibe was great!

Alejandro Vallecillos

from Spain, August 2022

"Excellent surf camp - Totally recommended"

What i liked the most was the organisation, there was always something going on in the surfhouse, breakfast all together on the roof with the sun in the face before leaving to the beach in the morning, easy check-in and check-out, organised dinners and party in Lagos in the afternoon. I would say is prepared more for beginners than for advanced surfers, but is normal because 90-95% are new on this sport. Ben was not just an amazing surf instructor but a perfect monitor while driving to the beach. With people like him is an absolutely pleasure to try this sport and very easy to become a better surfer. Take care man


from Belgium, August 2022

"Great experience overall !"

The instructors and the accomodation were great.


from Spain, August 2022

Los dos profesores morenos, que no recuerdo el nombre pero que han hecho la clase muy personalizada.


from Germany, June 2022

"Very satisfied...will come back!!"

I had so much fun and learned a lot in this Surf Camp that I'm sure I'll come back sooner or later in the future. The program was well structured and carried out, so that I enjoyed a very healthy and productive lifestyle during the stay, not to mention I learned the first important things in surfing. The breakfast and lunch was always healthy and delicious. Top atmosphere, very helpful and patient coaches, friendly and open guests...Just to name a few!

Jan Christen

from Switzerland, June 2022

Everything was alright:)

Génesis Bravo

from United Kingdom, June 2022

Everything was amazing: excellent instructors that help you develop your skills as you progress in surfing ! I was a beginner and now feel capable and motivated to practice such a challenging sport more often. Many thanks to all the instructors and for the delicious food; I had the best experience during my stay in Lagos !

Darja Popova

from Latvia, June 2022

"Super nice experience! Will definitely come again!"

Training process, location and food was awesome!

Anna Dolman

from United Kingdom, May 2022

"Best thing I've done!!! "

Best week ever! All the staff members at surf experience were so friendly fun and helpful, they all went to such a big effort to make us feel welcome and to provide the best experience for us- felt like home!! The surf instructors were awesome and the quality of the sessions were amazing, learnt so much over just 5 days. Great accommodation, food and people. Would go back in a heartbeat! Thank you SO much!!

Alex N

from Spain, April 2022

"Episode IV: A New Hope"

From the minute I arrived, I felt the community. All the hosts and instructors were kind, patient, and gave feedback to help improve my skills. The food I will especially miss; all of it fresh, healthy, good proportions, and all in reusable containers. It's a great combination of planned activities and the freedom to do your own thing. I can't wait to go back!

Carina Frandsen

from Denmark, April 2022

"An amazing week"

Everything. My week could not have been better, everyone was so friendly and outgoing. The surf was great and all the instructors did their very best to help us all. Over all an amazing stay and I can’t wait to go back!

Julia Regehr-smith

from Portugal, November 2021

"Good vibes!"

Good vibes!

Marc Haentjens

from Germany, November 2021

"Great surfcamp"

All good.great people, great teacher, great staff.amating times .can only recommend :)

Harsh Chandan

from Germany, October 2021

"Just do it"

Amazing trainers (Hazel) extremely patient, amazing food and most of all the best vibe.

Filip Grooten

from Denmark, October 2021

"Wonderful experience"

Overall the experience has been good.

The people facilitating this surf camp are very good at creating a friendly and good experience. I like they take everything into consideration when creating a surf experience and don't just run on autopilot.

Also Mark is the best.

Dominic Paquin

from Netherlands, October 2021

Since it was a camp you got to know more people and make bigger connections. People are super enthusiastic and the instructors really know what they are doing. It was good to go our for dinner with them.


from Germany, October 2021

"Challenging but super fun surf camp!"

The 3-day surf camp is definitely recommendable!

The team seemed pretty well organized, the location is top, the food was 11/10 and the people were really nice and approachable.


from Portugal, September 2021

"its more about social than surf"

The food is good - healthy and varied.

The people are friendly and funny, you will meet a lot of people from different walks of life.

The overall vibe is good.

The beaches are beautiful.

Valentina Grande

from Italy, September 2021

"Best surfing week ever!"

Amazing from beginning to end. The staff was great in making feel everyone at home and by the end of the week I felt nostalgic leaving the surfhouse. I feel my surfing skills have definitely improved and I would totally recommend this experience to anyone! Loved it!

Chiara Colosio

from Italy, September 2021


What an awesome week!

As soon as we arrived the staff were lovely and welcoming, the food was EXCELLENT thanks to the chef Nina and there was so much of it!

You will have tons of practical lessons in the water with super legendary and patient instructors, doesn't matter your skill level, the coaches will bring out the inner surfer in everyone!

Absolutely loved everyone there and could not recommend it more.




from Germany, September 2021

"Amazing surf camp"

We enjoyed our time with the surf experience very much. The instructors were amazing and we learned a lot in the 5 days. We also enjoyed all the meals and the accommodations. We met some amazing people on this trip and we are looking forward to going back.

Bethan Jones

from United Kingdom, September 2021

"The perfect active holiday "

Location spot on - the beach that we surfed on wasn't overcrowded with tourists nor the sea too busy with other surf schools. There aren't any facilities on the beach (e.g. shop/ toilets) which is fine if you forward plan.

Instructors were great - Jorge is hilarious and the rest are so patient and genuinely seem to enjoy supporting your progress. Full body warm up to ensure you don't pull anything, video analysis of your tekkers or lack thereof and regular coaching in the water. I was also really impressed that we got pulled out of the water when another surfer hit me quite badly + on a separate occasion I took a very bad wipeout. Very attentive, safety conscious and eager to teach.

Food was spot on - fresh and healthy. Similar to other reviews, the breakfast probably needs to be bigger. It would be pretty cheap to put out toast every day as need carb alongside yoghurt/ fruit. That said, so long as you know this, then just bring your own second breakfast. The value is very good.

Accomodation spot on. I stayed in Pensao which is a minute up the hill. It is spotless and receives daily cleaning. Own shower ensuite, kitchen (with kettle, oven, fridge-freezer) and an outdoor terrace to dry clothes, eat, read book. I travelled solo and loved everything about the experience. My dorm days are over so was very glad to have this option so readily available. I think the surf house is noisier from dogs barking and nightlife. Pensao is really well priced and you wake up to bird song.

Nadja Jovanovic

from Serbia, August 2021

"It really is a surf EXPERIENCE! "

I really enjoyed everything in the camp - surfing sessions, accomodation, food, but above all the overall atmosphere. The instructors are all very professional and encourage every student to actually learn how to surf at their own pace. The volunteers were doing a great job bringing us all together which helped make friends. I highly recommend The Surf Experience for solo travellers and surf beginners.

Sabina Orazem

from Belgium, August 2021

"Exceeded all my expectations "

Instructors and other staff is kind and professional. Very easy to talk to and fun. Organization is very efficient, not only transport to the beach and surfing, but also "after hours" like yoga, group dinners and drinks, movies,... Surfing is split in small groups and instructors have an eye on you the whole time. One can learn a lot in just a day. Food is the best! Healthy and delicious breakfast and lunches. Accommodation is very comfortable and modern. The most I liked how instructors integrate with guests and make us feel like we're all old friends. Can't wait for my next vacation with them! :)


from Italy, August 2021

"Nice experience, learned surfing green waves in 4 days"

Surfing location, my instructor and day schedule

Beatrice Maria Rosso

from Italy, August 2021

"Amazing experience!"

Everything was so fun! Amazing vibe and people, I strongly raccomend it. The instructors were so nice!


from Switzerland, August 2021

Ben is not yet in the instructor list! I rate him excellent.

Carlo Pasqua

from Italy, August 2021

"Great experience for beginners!"

Chill environment. Passionate instructors. Overall, highly recommended. I’d come back!

Aleksandra Milewska

from Poland, July 2021

"Glad I didn't cancel!"

I was feeling quite adventurous when i booked the 5 day experience. I'll be honest - after the first day I was thinking about shortening the trip. After the second I was almost sure of it. My whole body was sore, I couldn't do much on the board. In all fairness - i'm not the most fit person in the world, but it could be worse! Luckily, the staff convinced me to give it another ago. Aaaand I'm glad i did! Not saying I'm a surfer now (although my friends DO make funny of me saying that), but I did manage to catch a few waves, sometimes even by myself. So all in all - a great experience that I'm proud to say not to regret, not even a bit.

Special shout out to Rui (MOM), for pretty much being my private instructor daily. And also George for giving LOUD advice on what to do, while I'm already on the board.

My advice for people who are not sure - just do it. But don't give up after the first day. Or even the second one. It's totally worth it!

Oh and the breakfast pancakes on my last day were aaaaamazing! Glad your cook is back. She's a star.


from Portugal, July 2021

Really loved the vibe of the place and best of all is the connection and the bond you get with all the people from the SurfExperience, feels like a family just after few days.

Steven García Mckenzie

from Spain, June 2021

"Awesome experience, great vibes"

I loved the breakfasts at the rooftop, the special care that they all put in keeping a positive chilled atmosphere.

The fact I got to surf at two different beaches in three days and catch green waves the second day!

The homemade lunches were delicious

Joël Kiana

from Switzerland, April 2021

"Go for it! "

Friendly people taking care of you.

Good surf vibes, nice lessons, delicious food. Located in the city centre The Surf House has everything you need. Definitely worth it, don't hesitate just go for it!


from Netherlands, November 2020

"Great place for party-surfers"

Super food

Long surfing sessions

Enthusiasm of Abbey and Kim during the surf lessons!

Arnaud Charpentier

from Netherlands, October 2020

"Couldn't recommend them highly enough!"

Serious about surf (and food :)), relaxed and fun about everything else. The perfect combination for enjoying a great holidays while taking your surfing skills to the next level. I'll definitely go back if I ever have the opportunity to.


September 2020

"Not worth the money"

Tilgher Valentina

from Italy, August 2020

"Everything was better than expected, really open people"

I Really liked the surfing and the frequency of the sessions, also the people were really great and very disponibile.

Joachim Niederberger

from Germany, August 2020

Excellent trainers, nice people, Well located near city center, good place to stay longer

Imane El Rhomri El Fatmi

from Spain, August 2020

"3 Diferents instructors"

The staff is great and friendly.The beginnig of the class was good, with clear and interesant instructions from each of the three instructor.


from United Kingdom, January 2020

"Excellent instruction and great surfing vibe"

Instructors were really good and friendly. They provided constant feedback during sessions. I felt like I learnt so much.

Bed was really comfy. Loved the duvet!!! Also terrace was a great area to socialise.

Food was healthy and there were good quantities.

Hester Pellegrino

from Ireland, November 2019

"Have fun, improve your surf and enjoy Portugal"

The surf house is a very nice, cozy and clean place, where you can always have lovely chats with the staff and meet always new people from all the world, the beaches they drove us where amazing spots and I had great tips to improve in surfing. Instructors are professional and very nice too, the location is in the centre of the old town and you can have lovely relaxing strolls around or explore the algarve after your surf. Looking forward to do it again!!!

Darragh O'keeffe

from Ireland, November 2019

"Amazing experience "

Loved the freindliness of the staff, the camo is very welcoming, the lunches are amazing and the travel time to the beaches is perfect

Robert Kose

from Germany, November 2019

"Mixed Experiences"

- The hostel was really worth the money. Good rooms, clean and friendly.

- We had a lot of time on the beach and in the waves

- Nice mix of guests, from 30-50 years, so a pretty qiet an relaxed stay, no party kiddies


from United Kingdom, October 2019

Great food, great lessons and great people

Irene Matlingere

from Latvia, October 2019

"short get away"

the weather, beac hes, Lagos as city in general

Jörg Trautmann

from Germany, October 2019

Die meisten des Personals waren sehr nett u. offen.

Lässige Atmosphäre.

Steve Murray

from United Kingdom, October 2019

"Great Surf Experience"

A fantastic week in Lagos, organised and run by a friendly crew. Everyone from the instructors to the staff where amazingly friendly and made you feel welcome from the moment you arrived.

The lessons where great and tailored to my needs and each day my skills improved. A great variety of surf experiences throughout the week and a variety of wave sizes.

The food through out the camp is of the highest quality and tasty! Recommend the dinners at the surf-house.

I would highly recommend this to anyone and will be returning as soon as I can.


from Lithuania, September 2019

"I have enjoyed camp :) "




Lukasz Mickiewicz

from Poland, September 2019

"Time of my life!"

I had a feeling that this 4 days surf camp is going to be great and it was just how I wished for. Friendly people, cool atmosphere, a true surf experience with packing up the van, going to the beach, unpacking, dressing in swimsuits, work-out, surfing for 1,5 hour, having a break, lunch on the beach, chilling, going for 2nd surfing round, chilling, packing the van and going back to Lagos.

What I liked the most: great beach we were surfing at Atlantic Ocean (1 day was on a beach in Lagos, for a change), tasty lunches (breakfasts were nothing fancy, but were ok), great spot right next to old town market (easy access to bars/restaurants etc).

It's also good value for money, yet the money is really reasonable, so don't expect a 4 star hotel rooms:-)

One remark I want to share about surf experiences as a guy who did it fot the first time: surfing is tough and phisically demanding. So if you expect to really surt after a 4 or 7 days, you need to be really fit to maximaze the stay. Otherwise you can just have a nice time, surf a bit, catch white waves, relax on a beach a bit, take a day off etc. That's my advice to manage expectations: either prepare well (swimming, running, etc.) or just go for the course as for a nice holiday with surf-elements.

And when you decide to do that in Algavre, The Surf Experience is definately the place to go! :-D


from United Kingdom, September 2019

"5 days of great surf"

Great location, lovely hosts, welcoming and helpful staff. My surfing improved through fantastic lessons.

Kristina Altengof

from Russia, August 2019

"Great experience "

I liked absolutely everything!!

Accommodation, food, training, surfing, team, parties, atmosphere

This camp experience made my summer!!

I would definitely recommend it to everyone and would love to come back soon again!

Nicole Jones

from United Kingdom, August 2019

I was an amazing experience, And we hope to come again.

Joana Isabel Abrantes

from United Kingdom, August 2019

Óptima experiência para pessoas a viajar sozinhas que procuram alguma diversão e descontração! Apesar da falta de experiência e jeito para o surf toda a gente foi muito motivadora tornando a experiência agradável (mesmo quando as quedas na água pareciam o modo centrifugação da máquina de lavar). Todos os dias conheci pessoas novas e acabei por me divertir imenso nos jantares e convívios proporcionados pelos voluntários! Experiência a repetir :)

Samantha Claire

from Denmark, July 2019

"Honeymoon surf experience"

Best 4 days of my life. We loved every moment.

We cant wait to come again with the kids


Jamiel Sultan

from United States, July 2019


Very friendly and fun. Great diversity in surf house. Made new mates from around the world.


from United Kingdom, July 2019


Amazing experience, lovely food, great people!

Stefani Maricic

from Norway, June 2019

"how one hater suddenly loved it all"

Very chill atmosphere but still very productive days.perfect balance of hard work, fun and relaxation. Staff was very approachable and positive. They managed to stay cool despite my relentless questioning! thanks! thanks to Louis for very good tips! Relaxation yoga with Igor was amazing. Great memories of Rachel's food and Rachel per se. But most of all i enjoyed the big sea, nature and atmosphere of the place. And all the instructors so good lookin ;)


from Ireland, June 2019

The experience

Katja Caspers

from Germany, June 2019

"Great surf experience"

Lovely people, great staff, nice atmosphere!

I will come back for sure. :)

Jo Horsnell

from Jersey, May 2019

"3 days of fun and learning "

The organisation, banter in the group, food and options were all excellent. Transport efficient and guidance great.

Esmeralda Lundén

from Sweden, April 2019

"Wonderful days with so much progression "

I got so impressed by the alertness of the instructors, their wonderful feedback made me really grow as a surfer. And I enjoyed the super nice and laidback feeling of the whole camp.

Christian Türk

from Germany, March 2019

Das ganze Team ist super nett und die Unterkunft ist echt klasse eingerichtet. Mit dem Van wird jeden Tag der Strand mit den besten Bedingungen angefahren. Nach der ersten surfeinheit gibt es jeden Mittag am Strand ein lunch. Das Essen ist wirklich richtig gut und alles ist einfach top organisiert. Ich kann dieses surfcamp jedem empfehlen. Ich habe dort sehr nette und hilfsbereite Menschen getroffen

Gary Waters

from United Kingdom, October 2018

"Can't wait to go back and do it all again"

I loved everything to be honest. Every single member of staff were always happy and helpful. I stayed in the main house and would do this again. The house was filled with laughter and fun from morning to night. I met so many awesome people there. The surf lessons were great, especially as I was a total beginner. Even other guest, with more experience, were happy to help and encourage you. I only arrived back yesterday and I'm already planning my next trip out to see everyone again. I would highly recommend this camp to everyone.


from United Kingdom, October 2018

Overall atmosphere in the surfcamp, relation between participants, hostel staff and instructors - you could feel really comfortable and relaxed

Lisanne Hoen

from Portugal, September 2018

"Thank you"

I had a great time, during the day surf lessons with delicious lunch and a nice group and enthusiastic motivated instructors. in the evening there was often a dinner on the roof terrace, such as paella or BBQ, other days we went to the city to eat something with the group. I am very grateful for this week

Wolfgang Sowitsch

from Austria, September 2018

"Great experience"

The beach was amazing

The overall mood of the people

Enes Karatas

from Switzerland, September 2018

""The Experience""

As soon as I arrived I felt rather welcome. The instructors, the people were just great! And I absolutely loved the food from Rachel and I am going to cook it at home 😝 If you need to just shut down and have a great time, go for it 👌🏼

Zoë Inderwisch

from Netherlands, August 2018

"The real deal"

The people were natural. They could be understanding or just frank, silly or serious, but at any time I felt part of something real.