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The Surf Experience

21 Rua dos Ferreiros, Lagos, Portugal
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The Surf Experience
Reviews (63)
4.5 out of 5

The original Surf Experience Surf House to longest running surf camp in Portugal established 1992. Old traditional townhouse converted and exclusive designs by Joao Rei. Perfect for solo, couples or groups. Breakfast and Lunch included. Centre of town. Roof top BBQs in summer. 5 to 10 minutes walk to the local beaches.

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Located in Lagos, a beautiful town just 1 hour west of Faro. The house is on a quiet street in the centre of town 50 metres from lively bars, restaurants and surf shops.

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63 REVIEWS
     

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Accommodation
     
Surf Lessons
     
Review from Raj
Raj
London, United Kingdom
May 2019
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Booked the sharing room with bunk beds - bunk bed was rocking whenever the person at bottom bunk moves. worst was that the ladder to climb up was towards the wall with tables and wires underneath making it a health and safety issue.

Had to ask for change of bed after I tripped and had an accident. I was given a different room the next day but then had to surf with injured legs for the rest of the trip.

Having stayed at lot of hostels, the bunk bed was the worst. although may visit again but definitely avoiding the bunk beds there.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf instructors were good. Although surf conditions were not the best but that’s down to luck.



Message from Toby
Reply from Toby

Cheers Raj. I´ll get on the bunks now.

See you again soon !!

Cheers
toby.m


Review from John
John
Dublin 3, Ireland
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed in the Pensao which was lovely. Lots of space and totally spotless. The surflodge itself was nice but a little crowded and there wa salways a queue for the bathroom. If going back I would definitely go fro the Pensao option again.
I've been to Lagos before and it never disappoints. Beautiful town, lovely marina, great beaches. Full of nice bars and restaurants.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons were very good. Staff / student ration was good. The whole operation was organised very well and was great fun at the same time. The instructors were good - motivated and friendly.Also flexible depending on conditions. Lunch on th esurfboard on the beach was always good.

The actual beaches were a bit disappointing. Th econditions weren't great the three days I went surfing - very strong white water mainly. Also thwere were rocks which the instructors had to stay at to ensure we didnt hit them. I still cut the soles of my feet which didnt help! Still it is an adventure sport so no complaints.

In particular it was the most sociable school I've been to. The staff ( both house and instructors) were so friendly it wa shard to believe. There was a restaurant outing or a meal on the roof terrace every evening if you wanted. Most people did and it was great fun. Everyone was helpful and friendly.

Review from John
John
Dublin 3, Ireland
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed in the Pensao which was lovely. Lots of space and totally spotless. The surflodge itself was nice but a little crowded and there wa salways a queue for the bathroom. If going back I would definitely go fro the Pensao option again.
I've been to Lagos before and it never disappoints. Beautiful town, lovely marina, great beaches. Full of nice bars and restaurants.

In particular it was the most sociable school I've been to. The staff ( both house and instructors) were so friendly it wa shard to believe. There was a restaurant outing or a meal on the roof terrace every evening if you wanted. Most people did and it was great fun. Everyone was helpful and friendly.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons were very good. Staff / student ration was good. The whole operation was organised very well and was great fun at the same time. The instructors were good - motivated and friendly.Also flexible depending on conditions. Lunch on th esurfboard on the beach was always good.

The actual beaches were a bit disappointing. Th econditions weren't great the three days I went surfing - very strong white water mainly. Also thwere were rocks which the instructors had to stay at to ensure we didnt hit them. I still cut the soles of my feet which didnt help! Still it is an adventure sport so no complaints.

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Review from John
John
Dublin 3, Ireland
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed in the Pensao which was lovely. Lots of space and totally spotless. The surflodge itself was nice but a little crowded and there wa salways a queue for the bathroom. If going back I would definitely go fro the Pensao option again.
I've been to Lagos before and it never disappoints. Beautiful town, lovely marina, great beaches. Full of nice bars and restaurants.

In particular it was the most sociable school I've been to. The staff ( both house and instructors) were so friendly it wa shard to believe. There was a restaurant outing or a meal on the roof terrace every evening if you wanted. Most people did and it was great fun. Everyone was helpful and friendly.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lessons were very good. Staff / student ration was good. The whole operation was organised very well and was great fun at the same time. The instructors were good - motivated and friendly.Also flexible depending on conditions. Lunch on th esurfboard on the beach was always good.

The actual beaches were a bit disappointing. Th econditions weren't great the three days I went surfing - very strong white water mainly. Also thwere were rocks which the instructors had to stay at to ensure we didnt hit them. I still cut the soles of my feet which didnt help! Still it is an adventure sport so no complaints.

Review from Natalia
Natalia
Hamburg, Germany
September 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation was good, nice room, toilet/bathroom for several rooms, but it is enough.
Open terrace with beanbags, where you may have breakfast, dinner or beer and chat.
The location in the town is fantastic, right in the old centre, yet on a quiet street.
At the same time 10 minutes walk from railway station (if you use it to get to the town), 3 minutes walk to the port and 10 minutes walk to the beach.


How were the surf lessons?

     

We stayed 6 days and took surf lessons every day. (Watch out for wetsuits: most of them are fine, but some have holes, so the water can come in, not very pleasant if the ocean is cold.)
Instructors are very good: they teach, observe, discuss your mistakes.
Unfortunately, we were only at one beach surfing, but the place is really great.

Review from Ben
Ben
London, United Kingdom
September 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was great, the hostel has a brilliant communal roof terrace. Great for BBQ and Paella night. (Highly recommended)
Very central location to all of the bars and restaurants perfect whether you fancy a chilled night or a night out.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The instructors were very observant to everyone's individual needs and were keen for everyone to progress.
I felt I learnt a lot the week that I spent there and would definitely return.

Review from Faye
Faye
Dublin, Ireland
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation is brilliant, a beautiful roof terrace and great facilities.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons are fantastic - all the instructors and volunteers are so supportive; it can be intimidating starting out and trying to improve and they are amazing at guiding you through, giving you confidence and making you feel like they really care and want you to succeed. The quality of the instructors is really great you can learn so much at every level.

Review from Sarah
Sarah
Farnborough , United Kingdom
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The surf experience make you feel like part of the family from the moment you turn up. You are invited to and included in all the activities that are going on. The paella and BBQ nights help guests to bond so you make friends for your week stay.

You are on the town doorstep where there are shops, restaurants, bars and entertainment great location and lots to see and do.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Loved my surf lessons, I had surfed before but was very inconsistent in my pop up so I started back at the beginning the instructors helped me progress so that by the end of the week I had caught my first green waves!!!!! Amazing!
They were very knowledgeable and helped with little pointers to help you progress, looked after you safety.
We spent a lot of time at one beach but did visit others depending on the swells. Beaches are beautiful!

Review from Frederique
Frederique
London, United Kingdom
September 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Lagos is a great little town which offers everything one would want on holidays. I stayed in the Pension, which is run by a local couple. It was spotless, comfortable and quiet. Perfect if someone would prefer being just a little more remote from the Surfing House for more privacy and calm. Sill, situated 3 min away from the House, I didn't feel excluded either.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The waves were a little punishing for half of my stay but instructors are great - giving feedback and support. The beach is also very nice and the little camp we set up everyday means one can stay in relative comfort all day long on the beach.

Review from Rob
Rob
London
September 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Had a great week in Lagos, bit windy at times but jez found some nice sheltered spots and we surfed everyday!  Bootcamp element of the trip was great- video feedback was very helpful. The massage was much needed!

The house was great Rachel the chef was fantastic we ate like kings all week!  Would definitely come back to Lagos and would definitely do another bootcamp with jez! Everything about the trip was just wonderful.

The only slightly negative feedback from me and others from the week is that when we were picked up from the airport on the Sunday we had a very small car with no roofrack just strapped so the three boards went on the roof and it was blowing a gale! But nothing was damaged so not really a complaint!

Review from Margie
Margie
Toronto, Canada
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodations were very clean, good location, really friendly owners.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The instructors were great for both the lessons and the whole experience. I highly recommend The Surf Experience in Lagos

Review from Krista
Krista
St Paul's Bay, Malta
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Lagos is a picturesque beach town, full of narrow streets and little quirks, lovely to roam around day or night. I stayed in the Pensao by the surf house and the room had no windows, this was a disappointment but the spacious rooftop somewhat made up for it. Having the main surf house to hang out in as well was also a big plus. My tip: don’t go to a typical Portuguese restaurant and order something not typically Portuguese (like a burger) EPIC FAIL.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Different instructors with different teaching methods- a positive in my opinion. All were very experienced and attentive, I improved quickly :) We went to the same beach everyday but with good reason- high season means all beaches are very busy (not like the one we stuck to) and even on calm days the surf was good.

Review from John
John
Caherconlish
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

To be honest it was too good. The house was amazing. Everyone really nice and up for party All meals were almost organised by staff, or places were recommended. People went out in a big group and staff came along also. Bbq and pizza in house were very good. Party in town was brilliant- house is in city centre so very convenient. I would very highly recommend it and will probably go back soon


How were the surf lessons?

     

Waves were good- if poor waves we went to dam and jumped into reservoir or played sport on beach. The coaching was very good especially the main guy who had so much knowledge which was very very interesting at all times. I sorted most of my surf problems quite easily and the guys made the steps very simple. I now understand why it is the best surf House in Lagos.

Review from Jane
Jane
Falmouth
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a fantastic time in Lagos, everyone there was lovely and really made sure that we saw all the right spots, got some ace surf. Yoga was wonderful too - I certainly will recommend it. I'm actually considering spending a season in the area as I liked it so much!

Review from Esther
Esther
Galway
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Had great holiday. The surf house was good, really relaxed, the guys were great, very helpful. Lagos itself is a nice town. Didn’t get to see much of it as the surf days are long, not in bad way. Danced a bit in evenings.. all in all good week. Week may be a bit short if you really want to get good at the surfing


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf was good, great for starters. Instructors were very patient and Jez in particular was really good at explaining how to get up right. So indeed by end of the week was surfing the waves which was my goal.

Review from Sarah
Sarah
London
August 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had an amazing time with Surf Experience. The guys were great and we loved their restaurant recommendations. The house itself was fine - cleaned well daily - and staying there was a great way to get to know everyone.
We'll do another surfing holiday for sure - learning something new forces you to forget about work pretty quickly - so although it was a very active holiday without many (any?!) sleep-ins, we came back feeling really rejuvenated. Shame it feels like such a long time ago already!!


How were the surf lessons?

     

We're glad we didn't have to do the bootcamp exercises up and down the beach like other schools we saw! The guys were good and were always willing to help when you had questions (or give you a push when you weren't getting a wave!). Those west coast beaches are amazing and I'm really glad we got to explore with the surf school.

Review from Barry
Barry
Saltburn
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I’ve now nearly recovered from the week. The house is great- just what you would expect- lots of food/juices tea coffee and milk, TV, Internet, WIFI, great roof terraces, excellent people.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I learned a lot from the instructors and would have had better surfing sessions if I hadn't been sampling the local bars on a regular occasion. The beaches are fantastic, when you catch them on a good day, they are firing, even the bad days are pretty good, at the end of the week my fuel tank was on empty but my fun tank was brimming.
Even people who don't surf would love this experience. Ill be back next year… Ill never learn –

Review from Conor
Conor
Dublin
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a great time over there, the guys really know they're stuff and they're really easy going and great to hang out with. They always had an open door in terms of asking questions, and they knew the Lagos area inside out in terms of advising us where to go.
Would defo recommend it, and I'll defo be returning myself


How were the surf lessons?

     

Some of the beaches were great. I started out as a person who'd never really surfed, and now I can stand up and catch green waves as well(some of the time!)

Review from Tom
Tom
Vancouver
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I absolutely loved every minute of everything! I ended up staying a extra week and applied for the surf instructor job since Jez is taking a month off to tend to his new born. I can't wait to go back next year. Cheers

Review from Fiona
Fiona
Westport
August 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Had a great time. House was great really relaxed and very clean all the staff were great made me feel very welcome on arrival, great place to go even on your own everyone goes out each evening together. I would recommend it to anyone. The food in Lagos is so good and so cheap. I'm just dreaming about my next one.

Review from Samuel
Samuel
Helsinki, Finland
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was 5/5, clean room perfect service and location couldnt be better.

Review from Alfred
Alfred
Greenhithe, United Kingdom
July 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was great. Would be better if the old Portugal family who run the Pensao part spoke English. Language barrier a lot of fun!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Great instructors and they all looked after everyone. Beaches was good. It's a shame we couldn't visit more different beachs.

Review from Orla
Orla
Galway
July 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was great - we were sharing a private twin room in the Pensao, separate to the hostel accommodation and it was extremely clean!


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surfing and lessons were great! Very helpful instructions and friendly instructors. We had an opportunity to be recorded while on the water and we watched it back in the evening --this was extremely helpful!

Review from Sarah
Sarah
Limerick
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I only have positive things to say. I thought all the staff were so friendly, the accommodation was lovely. The beaches were fabulous. It was my first time surfing, so I was new to it all. I will be continuing to surf and would most definitely go on a similar holiday again.

Review from Iga
Iga
Warsaw
July 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had great time in Lagos and we hope to be back soon! It was our first surf experience and we had a lot of fun trying to catch the waves ;)
We spent most of the time on the West coast which was great as the beaches there are absolutely amazing, far better than those in Lagos.
The city Lagos is nice and handy (shops, bars, restaurants). We enjoyed very much your fish dinner in local restaurant.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Regarding logistics just few small things that would improve our stay: Surf lessons - the staff was very friendly and explained well, although they could spent some time with us individually, even 10 min./person - looking how we surf, correcting mistakes etc., in practice we received some training on the first day and then, they focused just on supervising us if we are ok, so we had to learn from our mistakes (and that can take a while... )Besides that, everything was more then fine and we will continue surfing experience for sure :)

Review from Anna
Anna
Warsaw
July 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

In general our holidays were great. Surfing was last part of our holidays as before going to Lagos we managed to visit Porto, Lisbon and Alentejo region. Lagos is nice. Great food, wine & people.


How were the surf lessons?

     

We really enjoyed surfing. People & instructors were great and we really liked that almost every day we were taken to another beach. I think we will continue our adventure with board and waves

Review from Claire
Claire
Galway
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The holiday in the Surf Experience is one of the best ive ever had! The Surf Experience surf house was excellent. Everyone there was so welcoming and friendly. They invited every new arrival out for dinner with the group and brought us to some fantastic local spots we would never have found on our own. I was only sorry I couldnt stay longer and it will be top of my list for my next break away


How were the surf lessons?

     

The beaches were beautiful and the waves were perfect. Lots of clean greens and the guys there were great and so knowledgeable and changed up the beaches depending on the ability of the surfers vs the waves. Lots of great tips for the instructors so learned a huge amount. Having the south and west to choose from meant that we were guaranteed surf every day so couldnt have hoped for more.

Review from James
James
Exeter
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Everything about the holiday was fantastic. The surf house was great fun and the staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable.
The tuition was great. I wouldn't hesitate to return and have recommended it to many of my friends back home


How were the surf lessons?

     

The conditions were variable but the instructors would always be able to pick the best spot for the day.

Review from Joe
Joe
Sligo
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Had a great time. Surf was good & the town was a cool friendly place. The surf crew were great, good food, friendly people & very well organised. I will recommend this holiday to my mates.

Review from Eimear
Eimear
Dublin
July 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had an absolutely brilliant time! The accommodation was great, the people were all really lovely, it was all nice and great for someone who is traveling on their own as well. I was really chilled out when I got home, it was just the break I needed

Review from Falko
Falko
Mainz, Germany
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Nice accommondation with rooftop area!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Great instructors, great beaches!

Review from Ilaria
Ilaria
London, United Kingdom
June 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We loved the location and the accomodation in general.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Lovely teachers

Review from Mark
Mark
Galway
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The holiday was excellent. I booked the holiday based on some reviews
I saw on boards.ie, but in truth i didn't know what to expect. I was really happy with everything, the guys at Surf Experience were excellent, there was a really good vibe on the camp, it was more like a group of friends renting a house together for a week. I hope to return their some time in the future.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surfing was good, I always felt pretty comfortable in the waves.

Review from Helen
Helen
London
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a fantastic time at The Surf Experience and would highly recommend it to anyone. All the guys were who worked there were great, house was very clean and well equipped and is perfect for anyone travelling alone.

Review from Ed
Ed
Hayes
June 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The whole week was excellent, good instructors who knew the area/ beaches very well and helped us get the best out of the experience. Lagos is a great town with an excellent nightlife and an international mix of people which worked very well.
The house was good, breakfast and lunch provided also good. Overall a brilliant week, improved my surfing loads, met loads of great people

Review from Sherry
Sherry
London
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I stayed at the overflow house next door and it was super clean but I went everyday for meals to the surf house. Everyone was so nice and easy going. I had a great time and have already referred a friend to you. I also loved the Friday night BBQ at the house that Sugar made. Everything was great. I had a great time!

Review from Caitriona
Caitriona
Dublin
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Can genuinely say I had an amazing time...was so impressed with the set up in the Surf House...it was all so well organised but you never felt hassled...everyone was so friendly.. the beaches were really stunning and surfing was great fun..although I need a lot more practice! Will definitely be going back!

Review from Michelle & Frank
Michelle & Frank
Wicklow
June 2018
Travelled as a couple

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Really cool surf house, very laid back feel to it. Excellent facilities, really nice rooms and would definitely recommend it ahead of staying at a hotel as you get to meet all the people outside just being on the beach and you can head on down to the fridge any time! Also you have full use of a big flatscreen tv with internet.
The weekly barbeque is great fun and not to be missed, likewise the trip to the fish restaurant - two GREAT nights that really made the holiday. Restaurants are by and large very good but it would be advisable to ask some of the locals/ some of the surf crew as to the better eateries as some are much better quality than others - and all reasonably priced. Overall, we had a really great holiday, met some really cool people and got to see some parts of Portugal that we never would have had it not been for those trips in the landrovers! =) A great holiday!


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surfing conditions were perfect all week, except for one day, and the crew are well informed to choose which beach to head to. The trips in the land rover to the various beaches are super exciting but did feel the surf coaches could have been a bit more helpful or encouraging at times.

Review from Gerry
Gerry
Portlaoise
June 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Had a very good time,surf was good,people were very nice and Lagos is a lovely place ,i would very much recommend it

Review from Neil
Neil
North York
May 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I have to say I have never felt better coming back from a holiday all battered and bruised !!!! Seriously the guys the crack and location were great, the other guests were fun, restaurants were very tasty and very reasonable and I am seriously thinking of going back

Review from Jesper
Jesper
Cork
May 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a great time. The surf house was really nice and the staff were great. Everybody that have been in Portugal says the food is great and I will have to agree. I would recommend everyone to make a holiday like this and a lot of other holidays I've done over the year feels a bit wasted


How were the surf lessons?

     

It feels like I've learned more from this week then on my 2 summers surfing in Ireland (no instructor). The beaches was also very nice, during my 7 days we were on 5 different beaches, 1 was a bit rocky but they all were nice.

Review from Dani
Dani
Vercelli, Italy
May 2018

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It was AMAZING! All the staff of the surf house was friendly and helpful, the house was clean and in a perfect position in the town. Lagos is brilliant, a lot of bars (the jam, redeye for example) and restaurants. I'll reccommend the surf house to my friends and I hope to come back as soon as possible!


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf was pretty good, amazing beaches and incredible landscape.

Review from Amy
Amy
London , United Kingdom
April 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was great! Restaurants hit and miss, one night I got food poisoning. There is a very good vegetarian/vegan restaurant. Area is nice food not very cheap.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Aaron particularly good at giving useful tips and really helping improve. Didn’t like Arrifana beach too busy

Review from Jonathan Minh Tri
Jonathan Minh Tri
Dundee, United Kingdom
April 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The accommodation was great, clean toilet and shower areas, well fitted kitchen, quick and easy access to nearby amenities. Great restaurant next door to the accommodation with very reasonable prices. Would suggest putting bed rails for the beds in the top of the bunk beds.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The beaches were nice and well suited for surfing. Instructors were great, very easy to approach and able to pinpoint individual needs

Review from Ronan
Ronan
Swords, Dublin, Ireland
April 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

he accommodation was comfortable and very central. Lagos has lots of nice cafe's and restaurants and scenic walks.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons were excellent. The instructors were really great. They gave great instructions & tips and made it a fun experience. We went to the beaches with the best surf - depending on the weather conditions each day. The equipment was a good standard and the lunches were very nice.

Review from Jack
Jack
Uk
April 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The Surf holiday was absolutely amazing and I want to come back. The food over there was brilliant, the people were amazing and the staff were more than helpful. I appreciate you organizing the trip for us and I'd like to thank Toby for his hospitality, awesome music and advice on local cuisine.
We went to improve our surfing and ride some good waves but came back having achieved as well as leading an epic lifestyle for 6 days!


How were the surf lessons?

     

We got assigned to Jez who took us away from the beginners and to some awesome spots as well as helped both mine and my friend Andy's surfing with his knowledge.

Review from Joakim
Joakim
Norway
April 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

My surf holiday was great! Super room with roof terrace, Lagos great town and everything was just super organised in a cool laid back way. A lot of nice bars and restaurants, check out The Jam or the  Grand cafe.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf was good, I learned the basic and hopefully I can get out in the water soon to practise more.

Review from Karina
Karina
Brussels
April 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Surf Holiday went very very well. Surf house was great, guys were really professional, town was super cute.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surfing was great! We went out every day to different places with all the people from our surf group to eat and for drinks!

Review from Darius
Darius
Gateshead
April 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

All needs catered for, brilliantly situated


How were the surf lessons?

     

Superb, couldn't fault anything

Review from Julia
Julia
Aberdeen
March 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The surf holiday was amazing!! The crew were fantastic. I would recommend it to anyone. The accommodation was grand for the price, nice and clean etc.. Waves were grand, although I wouldn't really know as I'm just a beginner.
Beaches were beautiful and Lagos was banter. The guys at the surf house especially Ozzie Dave looked after night schedule as well as day, it's awesome as everyone just headed out together. I'll definitely be back.

Review from Derek
Derek
Ireland
March 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a great time.the house was great ,really homely and i met lots of great people.the beaches and surf were awesome ,great weather too. Lagos has some really nice restaurants especially if you like fish. With so many bars too the nights out were great fun. I'd definitely go back again. Great surf holiday.

Review from Rob
Rob
London
March 2018
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had an absolutely brilliant time. Everything was really of a good standard- lessons, accommodation, instructors, beaches, etc.
Lagos is a really cool town (loving the price of booze:-), good nightlife, and the food was excellent. I'll definitely go back, just not sure when.


How were the surf lessons?

     

Surfing was great, on the last day, I managed to ride a few waves, which made it all worthwhile !! I'm hooked.

Review from Dave
Dave
London
February 2018
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a great time. We had some waves each day and the beaches were great. Excellent lunch each day too. Happy with the surf lodge. Favourite restaurant was the fish place up the hill from the lodge, although Piri Piri Chicken and steak on the stone were also spot on.

Review from Callum
Callum
Cumbria, United Kingdom
November 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Accommodation was nice, very sociable the town was lovely and the night life was okay considering it was November. Going out for a group meal very evening was lovely, I mainly had fish and was impressed with the food every evening.


How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf instructors were very helpful and friendly, they took us to good beaches

Review from Des
Des
Dublin
November 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Worked out really really well and had a great time. The lads were all bang on, beaches were great, got a few waves so was very happy with it all. Will defo head back at some stage in the future, maybe a long weekend sometime with a few of the lads, so will be in touch about that.

Review from Johanna
Johanna
Ireland
November 2017
Travelled with friends

How did you like the accommodation?

     

We had a fantastic time. It was exactly what we were looking for in our surf holiday!! The Tobys were great too - really took care of everyone, making sure we got to have dinner at great places. I honestly don't have a bad word to say about the holiday.....except that it ended too soon!


How were the surf lessons?

     

The instructors, Dave, Matt and Jaz were really great and the house was so well run. Met some very cool people and had great days in the waves....almost a different beach everyday. Got out to the green waves towards the end too so we were pretty happy with our progress over the week.

Review from David
David
Mill Park, Australia
October 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great place, felt very welcome from the beginning and the location was great. Close to the bars, shops, train station, etc

Review from Jesper
Jesper
Cork, Ireland
October 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

The private pensao didn't feel that private with a thin shutter as a "wall" letting trough every little sound. In the future I would love to see an option for another accommodation with ensuite facilities.
The Surfhouse itself was brilliant and the town Lagos is definitely a place I will visit again.


How were the surf lessons?

     

I enjoyed the Surf lessons and got some important pointers to keep improving.
To be brought to the best spot for the day is fantastic and so much better than just living by a beach hoping it will be ok.

Review from Diarmid
Diarmid
Ireland
October 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I had a great surf holiday. The surf was excellent. The accomodation was very good. Really nice town with great Bars and Restaurants. I really enjoyed it and met lots of new people. Will definitely be going back their again.

Review from Fabio
Fabio
Italy
September 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

It was one of the best vacations I ever had!!

Review from Amanda
Amanda
Brighton
August 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Without doubt the best holiday I have ever had! I met so many wicked people and fell in love with Lagos


How were the surf lessons?

     

My surfing improved loads

Review from Eibh
Eibh
Ireland
August 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

Great experience in and out of the water. Learnt lots and have lots of happy memories.

Review from Stu
Stu
Australia
August 2017
Travelled solo

How did you like the accommodation?

     

I really enjoyed my time with you guys. You've got one of the few (and maybe only) surf camps around Europe which can cater for absolute beginners and experienced surfers, in a fun and supportive environment. And being based in Lagos with all the restaurants and bars is pure brilliance

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Number of people: 15
Bath Towels
Beach Towels
DVD
Heating
Kitchen
Parking (free)
TV
WIFI (free)
ATM
Daily housekeeping
Laundry
Massage
Roof top terrace
Sundeck
Surfboard hire
Surfboard Storage Area
Washer
Westuit storage area
Wetsuit hire
BBQ Facilities
Breakfast (included)
Dinner (additional)
Packed lunches
Diving
Fitness Classes
Golf course
Horseback riding
Kitesurfing
Mountain biking
Pilates
SUP
Surf school
Yoga
Twin Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Twin room.Has a single bed and a double bed so also perfect for Couples.

Double Room
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Double Room. Exclusive Joao Rei design.

Shared Room
Room Type: Shared - Male
Sleeps: 4

Male only room. Shared room with 2 x modern bunk beds.

Shared Room
Room Type: Shared - Female
Sleeps: 3

Female only room. Shared room with one modern bunk bed and one double bed.

Single Room - Pensao
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 1

Single Room in the Pensao next door to the Surf House. Wifi. Super clean and Quiet.

Twin Room - Pensao
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Twin Room in the Pensao next door to the Surf House. Wifi. Super clean and Quiet.

Double Room - Pensao
Room Type: Private
Sleeps: 2

Double Room in the Pensao next door to the Surf House. Wifi. Super clean and Quiet.

You can never get lost

When you book you will receive our confirmation email with full travel directions of how to get to us.

We provide Airport Transfers from and to Faro and they can be booked in the booking steps.

  • Price for 1-4 people: €60
  • Price for more than 4: €60
  • - Nearest Airport: Faro
  • - Distance from Airport in kms: 80
  • - Time from Airport in a car: 1 hour
  • - There is a train from the airport
  • - There is a bus from the airport

Come Surf With Us

Surf Lessons can be added in the booking steps if they are not already included in a package.

Instructors

Pedro Couto

Paul

Peggy

We have two beautiful coasts that are collectively in the top 3 wave receptors in the world. The best european weather 12 months a year. Worlds best cuisine. ..and Us !!

Main Surf Beach: Meia Praia, Porto do Mos, Cordoama, Amado, Arrifana, Ponta Ruiva and Vale Figueiras.

Surf Lessons we offer:

Beginner Surf Lessons

Beginner Lessons include all equipment and the ratio at it´s maximium is 7:1. All instructors also have Lifeguard certificates. 2 x 2 hour lessons. Separated by the healthy lunch. Kids will be put into appropriate group or smaller ratio.

Intermediate Surf Lessons

Intermediate. We will work closely with www.iambands.com to crush any barriers you have. We will take you from white water through to trimming and performing the basic manouvers that are so important as a foundation. 1 x 2 hours, 1 x free surf.

Advanced Surf Lessons

Advanced Surfers will go on the surfari and will either separate from the beach set-up or directly load up from the surfhouse. You will be at a ratio of 1:7 with your guide. For exclusive training we run weeks with ex pro SAM LAMIROY and Necas Mestre for both shortboarding, longboarding and girls only. Enquire within.

Private Surf Lessons

Exclusive weeks as mentioned above. limited to 6 people only.

Surf Guide

We rotate our instructors to also take guided days.

Yoga

Yes we provide YOGA on request but also run weeks with YOGA added for FREE. PLease enquire dates with the agent.


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Wetsuits

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30°

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Surf Lessons often occur at the areas best and most reliable surf beaches, Praia do Amado and Praia do Amoreira, 20-30 minutes from Lagos. Depending on conditions you may surf at any number of surf beaches nearby such as Maia Praia, Castalejo, Arrifana, Zavial, Cabanas and Porto de Mos. Either way the surf schools will pick you up and take you to the best beaches on the day.

Don't worry if you have no experience whatsoever. The beginner's lessons are taught in waist deep water riding the white water only. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch ‘green' (unbroken) waves. If you are already experienced the instructors will take you further out and help you develop your technique on bigger waves.

Lagos is a year round surf destination thanks to its position at the corner of the Algarve. It is one of Europe’s best kept secrets and offers waves for beginners, intermediates and expert surfers. It also has the warmest water in Portugal and the winter temperature is warm enough for t-shirts. In the summer the temperature is in the late 20s and stay bright until 10pm.

Within Lagos is the town's long golden sandy beach that seems to go on forever, Meia Praia, a very safe beginners surf beach, but not always reliable.

Further Afield

Head further West and after 20 minutes you arrive at a crossroad, take the turn South West and after a few minutes you reach the laid back surf town of Sagres where you will find breaks such as Tonel, Mareta, Beliche and Zavial. Again different standards are catered for in these beaches that wrap around Cape St.Vincent

Alternatively take the right turn and after 10 minutes you will reach a great beginners /intermediate surf beach Praia do Amado. Close by is one of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches Praia da Bordeira. Further North is the world class surf break in Arrifana and beginners beach Amoreira. The UK's Independent newspaper sums it up best: "Here is one of Europe's undiscovered treasures - thankfully protected by a 120km-long Parque Natural, which helps ensure that "tourist development" mostly means a café in a shack on a beach. It all seems like a fabulous secret, shared only by the intrepid few who make it this far. Their reward? Having miles and miles of these dramatic beaches (almost) to themselves."

Come Surf Lagos with us…

PAYMENT

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  • Your balance is due to the property 10 days before arrival. The Property will contact you to collect payment. If you book within this 10 days then the property will contact you shortly after you book to collect the balance.

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  • You can cancels anytime up to 7 days before travelling and you be refunded the balance.

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