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Extreme Algarve

Surf School in Lagos, Portugal

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About

Been running since 2005. We offer a uniquely tailored surf experience. Our clientele are a truly International mix of discerning professionals who not only take having a good time seriously but also take their surfing seriously. Our mission, no matter your level is to give you maximum time in the water, catching as many waves as possible and improving as quick as possible. You can also kitesurf or SUP with us. All this sprinkled with glorious sunshine, amazing accommodation and food to die for.

Lessons:

Adults

Level:
  • Beginner Surf
  • Intermediate Surf
Main Surf Beach:
Arrifana and Amoreira
Meet at:

Central point

     
Reviews (33)
4.5 out of 5
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  • Due to changing tides exact surf lesson start times are not decided until the week of your lesson.
  • After you book we will contact you the week of your lesson to tell you your lessons start time.

Beginner Surf

Max. 8 students per instructor in waist deep water riding the white water. You will be taught standing techniques, how to turn and, depending on your progress and the length of your course, paddle out back and catch 'green' (unbroken) waves. Designated meeting points in Lagos. Board, suit and picnic lunch provided. WE RECOMMEND A REST DAY AFTER 2 OR 3 DAYS OF SURFING. MINIMUM AGE 14 YEARS OLD

Intermediate Surf

Max. 8 students per instructor. You will learn a bit more about green waves, where the best entry/exit points are, how to paddle out safely, sit on your board and catch green waves. As you progress we also teach you basic manoeuvres such as turning etc. Designated meeting point in Lagos. Board, suit and picnic lunch provided. WE RECOMMEND A REST DAY AFTER 2-3 DAYS OF SURFING. MIN AGE 14 YEARS OLD

Prices from 01 March to 30 June


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days 7 Days
Beginner Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225 €270 €315
Intermediate Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225 €270 €315

Prices from 01 July to 30 September


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days 7 Days
Beginner Surf Lessons €60 €120 €165 €220 €250 €300 €350
Intermediate Surf Lessons €60 €120 €165 €220 €250 €300 €350

Prices from 01 October to 30 November


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days 6 Days 7 Days
Beginner Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225 €270 €315
Intermediate Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225 €270 €315
  • We pick you up from a central meeting point and take you to the beach

33 REVIEWS
     

Ross
Glasgow
October 2019
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were good, the instructors were friendly and helpful, we all improved a lot.

Antonio
geneva, Switzerland
September 2019
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

Perfect lessons. Take some time to arrange and go every morning, but once you are on everything is sorted

Sangita
Leicester, UK
September 2019
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

Loved the surf lessons and the hippie beach for surfing..
easy to learn there x

- Less
Kim
Liverpool
August 2019
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were amazing. We did 4 days. 2 days we were with a large group and 2 days there were a few of us. The smaller group days were better and feel that this is an element that should be used to promote this surf school. The quality of the instructors was great and they had a good personality to match! Good balance of learning enjoyment and fun.

Tracie
Cork, Ireland
August 2019
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

I went on this holiday as a beginner - I had surfed for about 1 hour prior to going on the holiday. I learnt loads over the week! Knowing the different types of waves, how to spot rips and what to do if you get caught in the rip, tips about how to correct common mistakes, how to turn on waves, how to safely wipe out. I have become more confident standing on the board and can now catch and stand one white waves most of the time, still working on the green waves.

Over the week I had four different instructors I thought all of them were great, they each have their own style but cover the same basics which means you get to hear things explained in different ways, a plus for me! The kept us safe over the week and ensured everyone was included in lunch time chats.

All the beaches we went to were beautiful and had waves that were good for our levels. There were bathrooms at all the beaches we went to and bars at them too for afterwards if people wanted to grab something for the trip home.

Emily
Guildford, UK
August 2019
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf instructors are brilliant very friendly and very helpful I feel like I learnt a lot! Some great beaches where you don't have to paddle out far to have a go at the green waves.

Paula
Ireland
June 2019
Louise
London, United Kingdom
June 2019
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

I really enjoyed the surf school. The staff particularly Ben one of the Surf Instructors looked after me and encouraged me when I needed it. The staff made the experience fun and enjoyable. They also accommodated to my dietary needs.

Lorraine
Cork, Ireland
June 2019
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surfing lessons were brilliant. I had only surfed 3 times before going to Lagos and by my last day of surfing in Lagos I was standing every time and cannot wait to get surfing some more and go to the back waves!!! The instructors really took their time to show everyone what to do and gave individual feedback everyday to improve on what you were finding difficult. Neils, Eduardo and Sam (instructors) are so patient and such great fun to learn how to surf with. They split the group so beginners were on the front waves and intermediate got a chance to go to the back waves so they catered for all abilities.

The beach was amazing where we went surfing. Lunch was supplied every day that we went surfing and it was fabulous. The spread of food was outstanding and when I saw lunch was included I thought it would be thrown together but no way, it was the freshest lunch ever and the best rolls especially after a morning surfing!!! We had a choice of different meats, salads, sauces etc for the bread and biscuits, fresh fruit, water etc also.

Clover
Devon, UK
June 2019
Travelled solo

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were brilliant, very informative and the guys were really supportive and encouraging.
They picked up on areas where you needed help, genuinely wanted people to improve and were happy for you when you did! The best piece of advice I was given was to 'chill out' - it worked wonders all round :) The beaches were stunning and the instructors made sure we were at a suitable location each day to make the most of the surf. Lunch was supplied each day and was very welcome after a morning of surfing.
The tips I've learned have been used already and will continue to be as I try and improve back at home. Thank you!! :)

Rick
Aberdeen, UK
June 2019
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf school party of the holiday was very enjoyable. For a complete beginner it was a good experience to learn from scratch from decent instructors. With lots of patience in the learning approach. All instructors were great fun and made the surfing enjoyable.

Olga
Moscow, Russia
June 2019
Travelled with family

How were the surf lessons?

     

The surf lessons are perfectly arranged, I love the staff and the way of coaching, when people with different level of surfing can get the best advice and enjoy time on the most beatiful beaches.

Polina
PARIS, France
May 2019
Travelled as a couple

How were the surf lessons?

     

The instructors were patient and always helpful. It was a really great experience to learning to surf with them.

I liked all the beached, especially Zavial and Beliche.

Rachelle
Wirral, UK
April 2019
Travelled with friends

How were the surf lessons?

     

Surf lessons were loads of fun, especially for a complete beginner like myself! The beaches were chosen in the morning depending on the conditions and the ability of the group. The beaches were chosen really well for nice uniform waves, and all the beaches we visited were clean and had loads of space for us. There was generally 4-8 people to an instructor and we had some time on the beach going over the basics then went out into the water. I was given plenty of extra help when needed without feeling any pressure to do anything too advanced.

Kel
Plymouth

The surf school was better than I could wish for, people were great and learnt loads! I was getting frustrated before I went away but now up everytime and managed some turns! Just need to hit the bigger waves

Jenny
Dublin

The days were spent surfing and recovering from surfing or recovering from our nights out. However, I must reserve my greatest praise for the instructors Blake and Marcel who also drove the buses and prepared the lunches. They were always good humoured and very patient. They were just so efficient and I always felt really safe when out on the water. We met some great people at the surf school and often met up in the evenings.

Niall
Galway

The lessons were exactly what you want, a little bit of a demo and practice first and then we just got to go out there and try it. Think we all picked it up pretty well, by end of 3rd day we were all standing up.

Karen
Dublin

Surf conditions were great as we went to different beach most days and there were different styles of instruction some helpful some not but it’s not an easy sport to teach!

Zoe
Bath

The surfing was great: REALLY hard work but so rewarding and the instructors rotated which I think is good as you were able to benefit from their different advice. The stronger you are the better with the surfing really but it doesn't matter. Either way you work at your own pace and your strength builds quite quickly. I was a beginner and never felt out of depth. Sebastian and Marcell (I hope I spelled your name right) were particularly helpful and would spot when you needed advice. They gave good technical feedback which helped me a lot

Laura
Dublin

The surf lessons were great. The teachers are wonderful especially Marcel and Rick. I felt safe and challenged at the same time. It was good.

Donna
Belfast

The surf lessons were also great and I was particularly pleased that the groups were divided into those with some experience and complete beginners. The instructors were really encouraging and always on hand for some helpful advice. I learned loads!

Kat
Glasgow

I really enjoyed the Surf lessons. Only very very minor comment is the instructors could sometimes help target some of us wannabe surfers who aren't so outgoing at asking for feedback and help - they could be sometimes distracted by more outgoing members of the group. Having said that, if you don't ask for help you won't get it! Hope that's constructive!

Karen
Cork

The surf instructors alternated between Nik, Marcel, Seb and Kieran. They were great! Knowledgeable, encouraging, professional and good fun. They do a great job every day. Very impressed!

Katy
Wimbeldon

I improved so much during the surf lessons, Rick and Marcel were amazing instructors. Rick with his drive of getting you to improve your technique ... until you get it right and Marcel with his enthusiasm to push you to do better ... and you do! The entire area was very nice and people so friendly.

Amanda
Bristol

The surf lessons were really good, the instructors were great and had me standing up and improving very quickly

Rob, James & Michael
Dublin

The surf lessons were great fun and it's a fantastic place to learn with the warm water and the wild waves. The beaches in the Algarve really are perfect sandy and clean. We had lessons on the main town beach and at a beach a short drive away. It would have been nice to see another beach some day for variety but you couldn't complain because the waves were great. We booked five days of lessons and we got a rest day in the middle, which was really needed, don't think we would have been able for five in a row!

Polly & Anna
London

The surfing was so much fun - and the beaches we went to so beautiful (Zavial and Castelejo). Being taught / encouraged / laughed at by Marcel, Tom and Sebastian did actually result in me able to stand up and move forwards on a wave... (as well as swallowing most of the Atlantic Sea and being covered in random bruises!). Loved it! Also, absolutely loved the Hawaiian massage from Freddie :

Tony and son Pablo
Nottingham

The surf instructors were really cool, especially Marcel. Surfing: Pablo was standing on the board within an hour and even I managed runs of up to 100 materes by day 5.We all surpassed our personal expectattions and got great buzz !! Beaches were great but water too cold!! I would have liked to have visited a second beach during my 5 days course but the conditions on the beach we were on were the best in the area.

Lorna & Dan
Dublin

The surf was perfect! Im still slightly awful, but I had loads of fun, Dan got on brilliantly. Marcel, the instructor, was fantastic and had loads of time for everybody. Lunch on the beach was so gooood.

Lesley
Dublin

The surfing was awesome, though I have still to hit the 'green room out the back'...maybe next time! And all the instructors so friendly, helpful and good fun.

Sue and Paul
Dublin

The surf was brilliant, got 5 days of great waves...found the instructors Marcel, Trent and Seb to be the best kind of teachers...they only suggested changing a part of your technique when you had a good ride in which was always constructive, they never pointed out if you did something badly or messed up because you knew yourself you were after making a b**s of it!

Sean and Sureka
Dublin

We had 5 days of surfing 3 of those days the waves were fantastic. Probably the first holiday we came back fitter than we left.

Karl
Sheffield

The Surf instuctors Marselle and Trent we're laid back yet very helpfull and enthusiastic.

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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."

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