Live your life to the fullest with Wavy Surf Camp Portugal in this thrilling surf holiday. Learn and improve your surfing skills during your stay. Surf as much as you can using quality surf equipment, participate in all the activities and trips to the most beautiful beaches, and learn from others while you get a complete experience in nature. Live unforgettable moments, have lots of fun, and experience all the wonderful sensations that surfing and the ocean have to offer.
You will be accommodated in tents. Jump on the glamping bandwagon and let Wavy Surf Camp Portugal provide you with relaxation and a connection with nature. The camp's objective is to offer you maximum comfort and a perfect break in lodgings totally integrated in the natural surroundings. They offer spacious glamping and luxury glamping tents that are of high quality. To ensure your comfort, only two or three people maximum will be allowed in each tent.
The tents are decked out with an entrance carpet, a mattress base, visco-elastic mattresses, fresh bottom bed sheets, and a bedside table. You will also have electric lighting and a plug to charge your devices. These tents are especially designed to help you get in touch with the natural world while breaking away from the monotony and noise of the city with a uniquely liberating experience.
At Wavy Surf Camp, your vacation is organized for you. Everyday, there are fun activities to enjoy every moment. Besides days with surf lessons, you will have free time to enjoy other activities like yoga, kayaking, paddle surfing, and painting workshops among others. There's a beach bar, live music, and an active nightlife that you can spend even with your surf instructors themselves. Of course, you can also just indulge in relaxing quiet times that you surely deserve.
All the instructors are federated by the ISA (International Surfing Association) and are very well-acquainted with Portugal and Algarve in particular. They know all about the different waves, winds, and tides, assuring the best possible learning experience for every learner everyday on the various beaches in Algarve. The instructors are always looking out for the surfing problems that people encounter and they effectively pass on their experience and dedication to avoid recurrence.
Wavy Surf Camp sets itself apart from the rest by the way instructors tailor themselves to their learners both in and out of the water. Their instructors know how important it is to communicate with each learner individually in order to assure the best possible learning environment. They won’t hesitate to get in the water with the group and correct any mistakes after each wave. Their philosophy in the water is "make a mistake, rethink, learn, and practice what you learned".
The learners’ safety is of fundamental importance to Wavy Surf Camp, that’s why the surf groups are always small with eight people maximum. Each teacher is accompanied by an assistant to maximize safety and to guarantee as much individual attention as possible.
Wavy Surf Camp believes that offering you quality surfing equipment is fundamental, so all the boards and wetsuits that you will be using are sourced from major European brands. They are renewed on a regular basis to guarantee the best conditions for your learning in the water.
You will have ten surf lessons each week lasting two hours and 30 minutes each. The first lesson is for one hour and 30 minutes. Then there is a break and finally, a second lesson for one hour. The first lesson will be spent studying the theoretical side of surfing, from where you put your feet up to the different components that make up a board.
This theoretical section will include the warm up you need before getting in the water - this is a foundational part of surfing to avoid injury and also to help you do your best later on. The remaining hour will be spent exclusively on practical matters in the water. The second lesson will be spent warming up and discussing the theory behind your mistakes to conclude on the water.
Wavy Surf Camp is located in a plot in the Campsite of Sagres Orbitur which is situated in a marvelous natural environment inside Southwest Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park in the Algarve region, south of Portugal. Algarve has the best conditions for surfing in Europe given its location between two coasts - southern and western. Wavy Surf Camp can choose between them according to the swell and the wind. The quantity of waves and the excellent climate also make this the perfect place for the best surfing experience.
Sagres is the epicenter of surfing in Algarve. It offers countless beaches where you can enjoy surfing 365 days a year. Its old city has prestigious surf shops, and restaurants where you can taste the best Portuguese food. And if you want to drink a cold beer or cocktail, you should not miss the nightlife in its pubs and clubs that are full of surf and Portuguese flavor. You’ll never regret this unique experience.
Wavy Surf School chose Sagres to establish their Portuguese surf camp on because it offers the possibility of surfing a range of different beaches all within 15 kilometers. This is an advantage given that it guarantees waves every day and offers a unique, rich experience of the environment. You’ll get to know different coastal landscapes, surf their beaches, and connect with the incredible surrounding scenery.
Three daily meals are included in the price of this retreat, except Thursday nights' dinner as you will dine out. The breakfast is a buffet which is created in a varied and balanced way to recharge all the energy needed to give the best of yourself in the water. During this time, you can make some sandwiches and take some fruit and sweets with you for lunch at the beach. For dinner, the camp's Andalusian chef will prepare delicious international food with a Spanish taste, plus dessert. Vegetarian options can be catered to with prior notice.
All the activities below are optional and some of them come at an additional cost. So if one day you’re tired or you just feel like chilling and enjoying the surf camp atmosphere, it’s totally alright. Wavy Surf Camp Portugal will always work around your preferences.
If you’ve never played this game, now is your time. Flunkyball is a surf camp classic that demands precision, accuracy, and speed.
There’s nothing better to relax tired muscles on your rest day than a trip in a kayak past the delights on offer along the coast of Lagos in Algarve. Sign up for this adventure in the sea and don’t miss the experience of knowing hidden beaches, caves, and tunnels which are formed in the cliffs of the Lagos coast. Moreover, at the halfway point, you will have a break to go snorkeling and exploring the deep sea.
Do you like live music? Wavy Surf Camp in Sagres loves it. That’s why they organize open-air concerts for their guests. The best musicians from Algarve are looking forward to share their music with you. The camp also has a variety of musical instruments such as the ukulele, guitar, bongo, timbales, and cajon. Don’t hesitate to try any of them to let your artistic side out and to share your music with the rest of the camp.
Make the most of your time on the camp and enjoy the nightlife - Wavy Surf Camp Portugal will organize it for you. Discover the charms and nooks of this beautiful city in Algarve. Don't miss the opportunity to be in some of the beaches named as the most beautiful in the world, walk around the center, visit monuments, soak in the street life, and try authentic Portuguese food. Immerse yourself in the exciting nightlife and enjoy meeting people from different parts of the world.
Staying on a board and the closeness it offers to the sea below you, it is highly-recommended to dedicate a quiet rest day to unwind and experience stand-up paddle boarding (SUP). This three-hour trip along the coast of Sagres is a great introduction to paddle surfing, enjoying secret courses, hidden beaches, and fantastic cliffs.
Your safety is Wavy Surf Camp Portugal's priority, so this activity will only go ahead if the weather permits. If not, you can enjoy another route through the still waters of beautiful lakes and see the other, lesser-known side of Portugal which is the interior. Don’t worry if you’re totally new to this sport, the surf camp's team members will show you the techniques you'll need to get you on your way in no time at all.
Wavy Surf Camp Portugal will draw out your inner creative artist by painting the recycled materials on offer at surf camp. You don’t need to be an artist to participate in this activity. The only requirement is to unplug, let your imagination roam free, and appreciate the small details.
Get yourself a good doubles partner and show your skill in this sport. There is stiff competition each summer so smash some records and get the prizes that await you if you win the tournament.
At surf camp, there’s nothing better after a few days of surfing and doing activities than enjoying a film in the fantastic summer cinema.
After a few days of training at surf camp, sign up for the volleyball tournament and win fantastic prizes. This activity is guaranteed fun.
Yoga, for those of you who might already know, originated in India and has a distant connection to surfing. It benefits you in three areas fundamental to the sport - physical, mental, and emotional. In physical terms, you will work on strength, flexibility, balance, endurance, and coordination. Mentally, it develops your concentration. On an emotional level, it will help you to maintain your inner tranquility to be relaxed, focused, and free even in the most demanding situations. These important aspects can benefit you, not only in your surfing, but also in your day-to-day life.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO), Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS), or Seville Airport (SVQ). Transfer from and to Faro Airport (FAO) is available upon request.
Wavy Surf Camp Portugal offers shuttle transfers to different locations nearby. The price will depend on the place and time that you need the transfer. It also will depend on the company booked. Wavy Surf Camp works with some companies to offer you the best price possible. Kindly reach out to them and send them your flight number, the number of people in your group, and time that you need the transfer and they will manage your reservation.
The train station nearest to the surf camp is that of Lagos and of Albufeira. If you want, Wavy Surf Camp can pick you up from these stations or you can go by taxi or bus to Sagres. You can see different routes by train at Rail Europe or CP Passengers.