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.
KIM is the funnest ball of energy and will keep you alive with it. A firm favourite with all clients. She is a surf skate legend and will host these sessions with Vero.
Mark Windsor was from Cornwall and he came to Lagos on a surf holiday and came again a few times and decided the sun and heat are better than the clouds and cold.
Alice grew up here in Lagos and is a local legend in and out of the water. Once of the calmest yet full of laughter people you will have the pleasure to meet !!
Sophie Everard is a fitness instructor, lifestyle expert, Roxy ambassador, free-surfer, and adventure-nut. She is the host for The Surf Experience.
Rui is a surf instructor for The Surf Experience.
Igor has always been fascinated by big words, freedom, and goodness especially. What does it mean to be free and be a good person? He now knows that while the answer to those two questions cannot be known but must be felt, the questioning itself is a powerful force that gives his life meaning and direction. Being able to question life without anxiety opens him to meet the experience with a child’s curiosity and keeps him present.
JORGE is a local legend with insane amounts of local knowledge. one of nicest guys you will know.
Manuel "necas" Mestre is one of the most revered longboard legends of Portugal with four Algarve champions and two national champions. European ranking of four and world ranking of 16. Represented Portugal at worlds seven times and was team PORTUGAL winner once.
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.
"Not worth the money"
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 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
from Republic of Lithuania, September 2019
"I have enjoyed camp :) "
from Great Britain, September 2019
"5 days of great surf"
Great location, lovely hosts, welcoming and helpful staff. My surfing improved through fantastic lessons.
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!
Joana Isabel Abrantes
from Great Britain, 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 :)
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 Switzerland, September 2018
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 👌🏼
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
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"
Long surfing sessions
Enthusiasm of Abbey and Kim during the surf lessons!
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.
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.
from Germany, August 2020
Excellent trainers, nice people, Well located near city center, good place to stay longer
from Great Britain, 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.
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!!!
from Germany, November 2019
- 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 Great Britain, October 2019
Great food, great lessons and great people
from Latvia, October 2019
"short get away"
the weather, beac hes, Lagos as city in general
from Great Britain, 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 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 Great Britain, August 2019
I was an amazing experience, And we hope to come again.
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
from United States, July 2019
Very friendly and fun. Great diversity in surf house. Made new mates from around the world.
from Great Britain, July 2019
Amazing experience, lovely food, great people!
from Ireland, June 2019
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.
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.
from Great Britain, 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 Great Britain, October 2018
Overall atmosphere in the surfcamp, relation between participants, hostel staff and instructors - you could feel really comfortable and relaxed
from Portugal, September 2018
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
from Austria, September 2018
The beach was amazing
The overall mood of the people
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.
from Germany, October 2019
Die meisten des Personals waren sehr nett u. offen.
from Germany, June 2019
"Great surf experience"
Lovely people, great staff, nice atmosphere!
I will come back for sure. :)
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