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A surfing holiday in Portugal is a great break for all levels of surfers, from professional surfers looking to find those endless point breaks, to the total new surfer looking at hitting the surf for the first time in fun, warm surf off the Portuguese coastline.
Hidden along the cobbled lanes of the historical town of Lagos lies the Lagos Surf House, and just a few streets away is the Pensao House. From here, their team of devoted surf guides and off-road vehicles will take you off the beaten track to surf some of south Portugal’s best surf breaks. The beaches around Lagos are some of the most beautiful in the Algarve region, like Praia de Dona Ana, which can be reached after a 25 minutes walk from the center of the town, Praia do Camilo, a little further on, and Meia Praia, whose sands stretch for 4 km (2.5 miles) east of Lagos. All this great weather, surf and history are a short flight away from Northern Europe, making this the number one surf destination for any surfer, at any level.
This peaceful and quiet accommodation is located in the heart of old town Lagos. The house is a short walk to the local bars, restaurants and cafes. A big roof terrace overlooks the town and surrounding beaches. The house has a fully equipped kitchen and living room. The living room has a library of surf DVD’s, a play station and stereo. The whole house has wireless internet and is lovingly looked after by our two maids. The rooms are simple in design and well looked after.
The team provide breakfast each morning, and take a packed lunch out when you go surfing. Typically they will throw a BBQ or all head into town for something to eat in the evenings.
The Algarve is one of Europe's best Surfing locations as you have the option of surfing both the West and South Coast depending on the swell direction. You'll have every wave imaginable on the epic stretch of coastline from mellow beach breaks for your first wave to thumping reefs to get spat out the barrel!
There is in fact 2 types of waves at Arrifana. When the banks are good it can produce a very fun and punchy beach break on the middle and southerly part of the beach. Which is great for beginners, however this beach is famous for it’s long right point break. It can work up to 15ft and the take off isn’t for the fair hearted as if you get it wrong it’s right in front of a huge rock. Having said that if you survive the take off then it powers you down for a 100m or so into a reforming beach break.
This is a long exposed beach with two main surfing areas. The southern end of the beach has a sort-of point break off the rocks but very dependent on the sand bars. The second area is about 200m up the beach with A-frame peaks on good days breaking on the sand bars.
This beach is home to some really fun peaks that run down the beach. On its day it can produce world-class hollow waves and also some great running waves if you’re after a fun session with friends. Beware this beach can get very busy and the car park fills up quick so a dawny cold be on the cards for this spot.
This is worth the trek if the swell direction is right as is can produce a world class left running all the way through to the beach break. The point can pretty weak but fun on a longboard around the 3-4ft range but anything above 5ft and its fun long running left. South Coast Surf Spots
Tonel can produce hollow waves but can be fickle with the wind. It has both right and lefts but can get very busy in the summer months with body boarders. Don’t let this put you off though as if people have all flocked to the west coast on a big swell this will be producing some smaller and cleaner little beauties!
This beach break can produce really peaks right on the center of the Beach along with a great point break that works a few times throughout the winter. You will also get the predominant wind blowing from the North in the winter and the southerly swells pushing through.
Due to its relatively protected position, Zavial needs sizable swell to really make this spot come alive. At low tide a wave breaks alongside the cliffs on the far west side of the beach. With steep take offs, on a good swell this is more aimed at the intermediate/advanced Surfer especially in the winter. During the summer strong thermal winds usually blow offshore in the evening providing fun rippable waves.
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Transfer directly with The Surf Camp Lagos; (Prices are each way)
- 1 Person £45pp each way
- 2 People £35pp each way
- 3 People or more £25pp each way
Train and Shuttles
This is the cheapest option but price varies throughout the year. You will need a taxi from the airport to the train station for about €6. Their online Booking System will give you a quote here: http://www.resorthoppa.com/
For groups of 4 or more this company is great value for money http://www.lagos.me.uk/transfers.html. For example 4 people can transfer for just €78 - that's just €19.50 each. With even more people the price comes right down to €10 each.