- Organizer: Arrifana Surf Lodge
- Type: Surf
- Starting From: 15-March-2020
- Duration: 7 Nights
- Area: Algarve, Portugal
- Food: Vegetarian,Vegan,Gluten Free,Pescetarian,Include Meat
- Surrounding area: Near to Beach,Sea,Close To Nature
Arrifana Surf Lodge offers the perfect base to explore the great array of excellent waves on the south and west coast of the Algarve.
All of our surf packages are ideal for anyone looking for a great sport adventure holiday!!!
Core Subject: Surf
Aldo is also an experienced surf instructor with a Level 2 surfing degree from the International Surf Association and the Portuguese Surfing Federation. Aldo is also a trained & qualified life Guard. Aldo understands the importance of good instructing and you will always see him in the water with his pupils pushing students onto waves and yelling plenty of encouragement.
Located on the southwest coast of Portugal, the area receives a consistent year round Atlantic swell, making it one of the best places in the world for surfing. There are lots of lovely white sandy beaches, perfect for beginners, as well as challenging point breaks and reef breaks for the more experienced surfing crowd to be explored.
Part 1 – Land Lesson
Lessons start on the beach with thirty minutes of instruction and practice. Students learn techniques for paddling, standing, falling, dodging and selecting waves along with surfer’s etiquette, stretching and much more.
Part 1 – Water Surf Lesson
After students have learned the techniques on land, we move into the ocean!! During this time the instructor will push and coach students into waves, tell students what they are doing right, or wrong so they are surfing on their own by the end of the lesson.
Full day group surf lessons begin at 10:00am and lasts for approximately 2 hours. After a break the second surf session usually begins around 14:00 which lasts until approximately 16:00.
*Times are subject to alter slightly based on wave conditions and tides.
*Saturday and Sunday are arrival and departure days and surf is not included on the day of arrival or departure.
The property consists of 4 large private guest bedrooms, 1 shared room , & 3 large guest bathrooms. We offer shared lounge and kitchen facilities and in the winter we even have a roaring fire to keep you warm and cosy! There are two huge terraces with views out to the Atlantic ocean where breakfast and dinner are served daily. We pride ourselves on great homemade cooking!!
We know how hungry surfers can get after a long day spent on the beach and in the waves so we always offer a three course menu 5 nights a week with the option of dining out at some great local restaurants the other two nights. Guests have the option of also using the kitchen facilities at the lodge during nights where no meals are served.
Continental breakfast is served daily and includes a selection of cereals, fresh milk, yogurt, fresh bread, jams, honey, homemade peanut butter, ham, cheese, fresh fruit & eggs (anyway you like).
Lunch is provided every surf day. We set up a lunch buffet table and guests get to fill their own lunchbox with a choice of fillings which include: hummus, chicken mayo, tuna salad, salad greens, pasta, fresh rolls and much more…. Guests also get provided with their own stainless steel water bottle to fill with filtered water and we have chips, fruit, and cookies available too!!
We offer different packages to suit all levels of ability from the total beginner to the more advanced surfer!! Students will be placed in groups according to their ability. So beginner students will have one instructor while intermediate/advanced students will be placed with another instructor.
Where possible we try to use video and/or photo analysis.It is all about personalised attentive teaching methods with some amazing home cooking and homely atmosphere thrown in!
- 7 Nights accommodation at Arrifana Surf Lodge
- (arrival Saturday or Sunday)
- Full day of surf tuition for 6 days (Monday – Friday + 1 weekend day)
- Use of surfboard, wet-suit & leash for duration
- Daily transport to the beach
- Breakfast & Lunch everyday
- 5 Evening Meals ( We do not offer dinners on Thursday or Saturday: Use our kitchen or dine at a great local restaurant)
- Limitless tea, coffee, & fruit juice
- Loads of fresh fruit, light snacks, and beverages are provided throughout the day
- Free pick up/drop off at Lagos or Aljezur on arrival and departure*
- All bedding and bath towels provided
- Free use of facilities including bikes and WiFi
- Accident Cover
Arrifana Surf Lodge
Arrifana Surf lodge is nestled in the quite village of Vale Da Telha in the Costa Vincenta National Park located less than 5 minutes drive from Arrifana Beach and only 20 minutes on foot! We are less than 6 kilometres away from the charming white-washed hillside town of Aljezur.