Surf and windsurf holiday

Algarve, Sagres, Portugal

8 days from
per person

Holiday Itinerary

Unable to decide whether you want to try surfing or windsurfing? Why not try both? Spend 7 nights / 8 days learning to surf & windsurf in this stunning area of Portugal at an eco-friendly surf camp set in a protected natural park close to the beach.

Enjoy the stunning cliffs and many beaches of Sagres along with excellent conditions and great weather in the company of like-minded travellers and professional, friendly instructors.

The instructors will always adapt to the needs and levels of each individual, taking into account your well-being and learning goals. Coupling professional knowledge with a friendly and interactive coaching approach, you’ll be up and riding the waters in no time.

You’ll be staying in an incredible eco-friendly surf house less than a mile from the beachfront, so you’re secluded, yet still near the action. Enjoy a dynamic sociable setting with terraces, a bar and restaurant onsite, outdoor gym plus a heated pool to lounge by with a cool beer or book.
And of course, you’re just a short walk from beaches, cafes, bars and restaurants, so you can discover for yourself why Sagres is such a beloved spot for water sports.

Who is this holiday for?
- Suitable for complete beginners to those who have tried the sport before and are looking to perfect their technique
- Must be able to swim
- Minimum age 18
- Surfing and windsurfing are great fun for everyone but it’s best to bear in mind that they can be physically demanding sometimes
- Lessons available in English and Portuguese

I’m a solo traveller - can I join?
- These holidays make great singles holidays as rooms are shared (with 5-11 others) so you don’t have to pay a single supplement
- Alternatively, if you would like own private room for a single supplement please contact to check availability

When can I start?
- Holidays run year round (except January and February), taking advantage of the great weather
- This holiday is for 7 nights / 8 days
- Please note that if you opt for a twin, double, or private room, you will need to arrive on a Sunday and depart the following Saturday, staying for a total of 6 nights / 7 days
- If dates appear ‘on request’, please email us and we’ll check availability for your preferred day of arrival as quickly as possible

A typical day
The itinerary is for guidance only and is subject to change depending on the group’s needs and wishes but is typically as follows:

- With the exception of your check in and departure day, each day will consist of a focus on safety, technique and fun, learning the fundamentals before you hit the water and improving on those skills each day
- Breakfast is served daily and you’ll have a packed lunch for while you’re at the beach
- After the day’s surfing or windsurfing (3 days of surfing and 2 days of windsurfing), you can see where the day takes you; the time is yours to enjoy
- There’ll be 9 hours of surf classes and 5 hours of windsurf lessons total; please note that the 1st class includes a level test
- There is usually a morning and afternoon session but this is subject to weather and conditions that day
- You will have one free day during your stay to do what you like and breakfast, but not lunch, will be included that day

About your instructors
- All instructors are fully qualified by the Portuguese Surf Federation
- Instructors have been specially selected for their teaching skills and passion for water sports
- Your experience is at the heart of what they do and every instructor wants to ensure you have a great time, sharing their excellent local knowledge with you
- They will be there to tailor and create the experience to your needs and level to make sure you get the most from your surfing tuition

Where will I be staying?
- Accommodation is set in the excellent eco-friendly surf camp located less than a mile from the seafront
- Dorms sleep 6, 8 or 12 people; all have new linen and have been recently refurbished
- The communal showers available are large and new with shower gel and hairdryers
- Private twin/double rooms (with private bathrooms) are available for 2 people travelling together, or those who prefer privacy, for an additional cost
- There is a T-shaped heated, salt water swimming pool onsite
- A fully equipped kitchen is open to guests if you wish to make your own food
- There is also a bar and restaurant that serves delicious dishes on demand as well as varied and healthy breakfast options
- Outdoor fitness equipment and plenty of communal spaces with television or just areas to relax

Eco-friendly accommodation
- The surf camp is located in a protected natural park and is keen to keep their impact to a minimum
- Solar panels are used to heat the water, underfloor heating (in cooler months) and the heated pool
- LED lights are installed throughout the camp
- Please note that this means showers are short and limited to one timed shower per day; additional showers and time can be purchased for €1 per shower

What is there to do in my free time?
- Visit the Fortaleza de Sagres, a massive 15th century fort
- Check out the fishing village, a place off the tourist trail, and see what the fishing life is like
- Socialise in the laid back town known for its affordable prices
- Hike to Cabo de São Vicente (Cape of Saint Vincent), where in the middle ages, it was thought to be the edge of the world
- Join in on a local tour and take in the best sights by bus, or perhaps a sunset tour - your hosts will be happy to help you arrange it