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Salty Wave Surf School - Lagos - Algarve

Surf School in Lagos, Portugal

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About

We have been operating since 2004. Our aim is to provide surf lessons for all ages in a fun and safe way. We are a great option for groups or solo travelers. Our school and teacher are certified by the Portuguese surf federation,Portuguese Sports and Youth Institute, Portuguese Navy and Portuguese Turism institution.
Learn to surf with us and you will:
Enjoy the waves;
enjoy the beach;
enjoy the sun;
enjoy LIFE.

Lessons:

Adults

Kids

Level:
  • Beginner Surf
  • Intermediate Surf
  • Private Surf
Main Surf Beach:
All beaches in South and West Algarve
Meet at:

Central point

  • Lessons
  • Prices
  • Getting There
  • Waves
  • Terms
  • 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

Our lessons are 2 surf sessions per day 1:30 min each and include Surfboard & Wetsuit, Snack lunch with fruit and water, and transport. Student ratio is 1:8. The beginner's lessons are taught in waist deep water. You will learn everything from standing techniques and ride the waves and finally paddling and catch waves by yourselfe. Kids lessons are available at this level

Intermediate Surf

Each day includes 2 surf sessions of 1:30 min surf per day . A packed lunch and wetsuit and board and transport are included. We have 1 instructor for every 8 students. You will learn how waves are formed, how weather conditions create .You will improve everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and improve how to catch 'green' (unbroken) waves

Private Surf

Our lessons are 2 surf sessions per day 1:30 min each and include Surfboard & Wetsuit, Snack lunch with fruit and water, and transport. Student ratio is 1:8. The beginner's lessons are taught in waist deep water. You will learn everything from standing techniques and ride the waves and finally paddling and catch waves by yourselfe. Kids lessons are available at this pack

Surf Guide

If you always wanted to learn to surf in Portugal and are looking to get to the beach to without lessons our Surfguide package gets you to the same beach as our professional Surf School on a budget. With beach transfers from a variety of destination, You’re free to surf all day and we’ll even throw in a delicious beach lunch! you can bring your own material or use ours.

Prices from 01 June to 31 October


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Beginner Surf Lessons €60 €120 €165 €220 €250
Intermediate Surf Lessons €60 €120 €165 €220 €250
Surf Guide €45 €90 €135 €180 €220

Private Rates

Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
1 Day 2 Days 3 Days
1 Person €150 €300 €450
2 People €240 €480 €600

Prices from 01 November to 31 May


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Beginner Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225
Intermediate Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225
Surf Guide €45 €90 €135 €180 €220

Private Rates

Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
1 Day
1 Person €150
2 People €120
  • We pick you up from a central meeting point and take you to the beach

Surf conditions in Lagos:

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Air Temp (°C)

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18°

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27°

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30°

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27°

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18°

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

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.

Cancelling

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
  • Cancelation policy A non-refundable deposit of 20% to guarantee your reservation is necessary at the time of booking in order to secure your reservation. If your reservation is cancelled until one (1) week before your lesson you will have one (1) year to use that deposit with us. If your reservation is cancelled less than one (1) week before your lesson you will lose the total amount of the deposit. The remaining balance of 80% is pain on the arrival in cash. ​ We recommend taking out Travel Insurance, as no refund will be given for cancellations, no-shows or early departure, in our services. Reservations can be changed without loss of payments made, subject to availability. Refunds are not available on pre-booked activities, including due to sickness or injury. Please contact your travel insurance in this instance.

What happens if the surf school cancel the Surf Lessons?

In the rare occasion that conditions do not allow for the surf lesson to go ahead you will be given a full refund.

Debit/Credit cards are not accepted on site – cash only.

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