Surf Camp Algarve

Amazing waves, weather and accommodation - Portugal

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  • big pool, cozy garden and BBQ area
  • relaxed surf camp atmosphere: double rooms, dorms and cool wooden sheddies
  • exclusive mini ramp for skating
  • perfect location between the west & south coast
  • with its own paddock and the opportunity to Horse Riding
  • all rooms with private bath!
  • surf lessons for all levels
  • Newly renovated toilets and showers

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An der Bar kannst du Dir nach einem langen Surftag ein frisch gezapftes Bier holen
Bereit für eine Abkühlung?
Das Surfcamp Algarve bietet genug Platz für alle
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Mit deinen neuen Freunden chillen
Volleyball-Match im Playground
Leckere Mojitos von der Bar
Lerne Skaten oder genieß den Feierabend im Sonnenuntergang
Nach dem Abendessen am Pool chillen
Auf dem Pferd den wilden Westen Europas erkunden
mit neuen Freunden die Gegend erkunden
Das Haupthaus mit Pool und großer Terasse
Grab a beer and chill out after a long day of surfing

Surf Camp Algarve is located in a wonderful nature reserve in Southern Portugal with access to the best surf spots on both the West and South coast. This is the perfect camp to surf, meet people, socialise, or just chill by the pool.

  • Chilled surf camp with pool, garden, mini ramp and BBQ all surrounded by the stunning Portuguese wilderness
  • Room options include the main house, bungalows and ‘Sheddies’ to suit your taste and budget
  • Spend social evenings at the famous weekly BBQ or partying in nearby Sagres
  • Surf Courses and guiding with experienced locals to the best spots in the region
  • Book a day trip to Sagres and Lagos or ride horses through the wonderful landscape of the Algarve

Puresurfcamps has been recommending Surf Camp Algarve, organised by Funride – Animação Turistica, Unipessoal LDA, to its customers for many years. The relaxing atmosphere, unbeatable natural setting, unforgettable party evenings as well as the amazing surf make it a camp you can’t overlook. The various types of freshly renovated accommodation can cater to every visitor’s desires. Whether you are after a bit more peace and quiet and choose one of the more secluded wooden bungalows, or after more of a party atmosphere and stay in the dorm in the main house. There is accommodation to suit every guest and what they are looking for.

The manager of the camp was born in the area and has a vast knowledge of the surrounding region. He knows the coast as well as inland regions like the back of his hand and manages to find surf conditions to suit every level of surfer, whether you are doing your first day or being guided to the biggest and heaviest spots on the coast. Each surf course consists of two lessons per day around one and a half hours per lesson so you will be standing up and riding your first green waves in no time!

Options for the afternoons are endless and can be spent going for walks to nearby Raposeira, skating the new mini ramp, doing yoga courses with qualified instructors or even getting a massage. In the evenings you can hang out in the communal areas, head to Sagres with your new friends, or just relax and check out the countless stars. There are over 300 days of sunshine per year making the Algarve an ideal destination to escape those cold winter months at home.

The surf camp is centered around a main villa which is fully equipped with Satellite TV, lots of surf films and Wi-Fi. The villa is situated atop a hill with an amazing view of the surrounding natural reserve making it perfect for relaxing after a successful day in the surf. There is also the famous weekly BBQ at the camp which more often than not leads to some serious partying at the bars and clubs in nearby Sagres. Most guests are discovering the night life  until the wee morning hours and beyond but you can also have a peaceful evening at camp.



Die wilde Steilküste der Algarve
Perfekte Wellen und wunderschöne Sonnenuntergänge
Mit dem Bike an die schönsten Aussichtspunkte
Der Skatepark in Sagres
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The wild coastline of the Algarve

Surf Camp Algarve is only 2 minutes away by foot from the village of Raposeira where you can find two typical Portuguese cafes and beautiful passageways with original architecture which are definitely worth checking out. The surf camp is located in Southern Portugal and is close to the main surf spots only taking 5 minutes to get to the Southern coast and 10 minutes to the West. The main building and wooden bungalows are located within the National Park of Costa Vincentina which provides breath taking views. Sagres and Lagos are also nearby, as is the Surf Lodge in Ingrina.

Local Tips

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Der Puresurfshop in Sagres
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The world renowned "Miradouro" on the West coast of Portugal

Day trip to Sagres
Jump in a rental car and drive to the neighboring small town of Sagres and check out the impressive lighthouse at Cape St. Vincent the most Southwestern point of Europe. Here you’ll get a great snack at a place called “Letzte Bratwurst vor Amerika.” For dessert you can pick yourself up a locally famous, homemade ice cream at “Alice” and walk along the beach at Mareta. In the evenings there are three main bars which start to heat up around 11pm which will keep you entertained until the early morning hours.



Samu has been the manager since Surf Camp Algarve was founded in 2002. He was born in the area and grew up on a surfboard so knows the coast like no other. He is the one that makes sure you get the ideal waves to suit your ability everyday. Plus, once a week he is behind the grill as head chef of the famous weekly BBQ.

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Linda, Samu’s wife, also manages the camp and comes from Germany. She is super friendly and will try to help with any question or requests you might have or help you out with any concerns regarding your stay.



Double Rooms & Bungalows

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Couples holiday

The two freshly renovated double rooms have their own modern bathrooms with newly fitted rain showers. Both options also offer a relaxing view over the neighboring natural reserve making them the perfect place to retreat and recuperate after a long day's surf.

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Additionally, there are two cozy wooden bungalows in our garden that also sleep 2 people equipped with their own small bathrooms. 

Dorm & Bungalow

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Dorm rooms with plenty of light

The dorms have also been freshly renovated and each have their own bathroom with a 4 or 6 bed room option. There is also the possibility of staying in beautiful wooden bungalows in our garden.

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These provide a more relaxed and private experience away from the main house, while offering a tranquil view overlooking the horse paddock.


Chillige Holzkabinen für 2 Personen
Die Sheddies: gemütlich, aus Holz und mit Doppelbett
Noch mehr Platz zum Relaxen und Entspannen im Deluxe Sheddy
Die perfekte Unterkunft für einen Surfurlaub mit euren Freunden
Zwei einzelne Betten und jede Menge Patz
Wohnen in den eigenen vier Holzwänden
Chilling in front of your home after a long day of surfing

Surf Camp Algarve also now has the option of choosing a Sheddy, which is a comfortable wooden hut with a 1.5m double bed that sleeps two. The height is 2m, so there is enough space to comfortably stand up, as well as space underneath the bed to store gear and surf equipment. You can also upgrade to our Sheddy Deluxe version (more info below)

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The Sheddies are the perfect choice for those of you looking for comfortable accommodation at an unbeatable price. You can also book a Sheddie by yourself for a small extra fee. If you decide to come in the cooler months, it is advised to bring a sleeping bag. For the Sheddies you have two shared bathrooms, one for men, and one for women with 2 showers and 2 toilets in each. If you want to book a surf course and you decided to sleep in a Sheddie you get a 25€ rebate off of your surf course.

Sheddie Deluxe
We also have a new addition to the Surf Camp - The Deluxe Sheddie. This new addition to the camp is a larger version of the original Sheddie and comes with plenty of storage space as well as two single beds. These Deluxe Sheddies are perfect for friends & couples who are looking for a budget friendly surf trip where you still get your own private space to retreat to.

Communal areas

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Relax and soak up the sun

At Surf Camp Algarve, not only are there double rooms and dorm rooms located in the house but also stand-alone bungalows that border the horse paddock. Additionally, we have the newly built Sheddies for an unbeatable price. A part of any travel experience are the friends you make along the way and we have perfect communal areas to meet your next travel buddy. If you are chilling in the living room watching surf movies with our Satellite TV, being outside catching some sun rays next to the pool, in the garden or enjoying a relaxed afternoon in our hammocks. You are always bound to come across a friendly face and make a new friend.





Key Facts

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The perfect location for your first surfing experience

The surf course offers a perfect introduction for everyone who wants to have their first experience on a board. You’ll have a ton of fun with the experienced surf coaches who will get you up and riding on smaller waves quickly.

  • 5-Day beginner course, with 2 surf sessions per day
  • Transfers to the beach and equipment included
  • Learn to surf at the super mellow Amado beach break
  • Experienced coaches who know the area
  • Includes both theory and practical learning
  • You get to chill on a picturesque beach between surfs
  • 1 on 1 private lessons available

200 € per person for 5 Days


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Lerne surfen von den Profis
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Our experienced surf instructors will have up on your first wave in no time!

At surf Camp Algarve there are the options of surf courses, or surf guiding. Beginner courses take place over a 5-day period where you will be taken to a nearby spot daily and surf around 3 hours per day, split into 2 sessions. In between these 2 sessions you can relax on the beautiful Amado Beach.

The team always tries to keep the groups as small as possible to keep it safe and to make sure that each student gets some quality time with the coach. The surf course can be booked additionally with the price for the 5-day surf course costing 200€ from October to June, and 225€ from July till September. The surf course always starts the day after you arrive at the camp and continues for 5 consecutive days.

Additionally, you have the option to book a private 1 on 1 lesson to really improve your surfing skills. Included in a private 1.5 hour session are materials and a shuttle to and from the beach. These private lessons are not just for beginners but for all levels of surfers who are looking to advance their surfing.


black and white surf team

The friendly local grew up in the area and has surfed his whole life and has even competed at a national level. He’s been coaching for 10 years, and when not teaching at the camp getting you up and riding your first waves in the bay, he’s training local youngsters and getting them ready for surf competitions.

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Rodrigo has everything a surf coach needs: he’s been surfing his entire life, he knows the Algarve like the back of his hand and he has years of experience with the surf school. At the weekly BBQ he is also very likely to be behind the grill working his magic while spreading his good vibes and happy mood.

Key Facts

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Sunset sessions

Surf guiding is designed to get surfers onto the best waves while giving them a few pointers to take their surfing to the next level.

  • Large variety of surf spots on the South and West coast
  • Check weather conditions daily including wind, tide and swell to find the best spots
  • Local knowledge can get you away from the crowds and into the best waves
  • Spot transfers with a 4x4 to access those hard to reach places
  • October to May, requires min. of 2 people and from June to September, min. 5 people

Price: 60 €/Day p.P., 110 €/2 Day p.P., 165 €/3 Day p.P.


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Morning spot check

South Algarve, especially around Sagres is inundated with various surf spots and breaks. Wind and swell direction along with the tides are all factors when trying to find the best surf. Due to the geographical positioning of the Algarve you will have a high success rate finding a working point or beach break where wind, swell and tide match up perfectly for an awesome session. The team at Surf Camp Algarve will give you tips in regards to where you will find the best waves or they will take you there themselves. From June to September there needs to be a least 5 participants to take a guided trip, and from October to May there needs to be 2. Guiding without your own board is also possible, as rental boards and wetsuits are available to rent. Your guide will be a local with tons of experience and you’ll be in a 4x4 that can get you of the beaten track and find less crowded secret spots. For one day guiding costs 60€ per person. For 2 days its 110€ p.P. and 3 days are 165€ p.P.


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The friendly local grew up in the area and has surfed his whole life and has even competed at a national level. He’s been coaching for 10 years, and when not teaching at the camp getting you up and riding your first waves in the bay or guiding you around the pristine Algarve coast, he’s training local youngsters and getting them ready for surf competitions.

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Rodrigo has everything a surf coach needs: he’s been surfing his entire life, he knows the Algarve like the back of his hand and he has years of experience with the surf school. At the weekly BBQ he is also very likely to be behind the grill working his magic while spreading his good vibes and happy mood.

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When the search ends and you just have to stop and take it all in

If its too expensive or impractical to bring your own surfboard its no problem. There are a bunch of surf shops in the area including our own Puresurfcamps Shop where you can rent soft tops, shortboards and wetsuits. You can even rent boards and wetsuits directly from the beach at Amado. Surfboards cost 20€ per day and wetsuits 10€ per day. If you choose to do a surf course these are already included.




Geimsam mit deinen Surfbuddys in den Tag starten
Cerealien für einen guten Start in den Tag
Zugreifen und danach ab ins Wasser
Alles was das Herz begehrt schon zum Frühstück
Der perfekte Start in den tag mit einem reichhaltigen Frühstück
Immer frisch für euch angerichtet
Brot, Käse, Wurst, Rührei, Kaffee...
Ihr könnt drinnen essen oder draußen im Garten
Bestes zum Frühstück
Start the day off right with a good breakfast

Breakfast is included
At Surf Camp Algarve there is a delicious, healthy, breakfast available every morning to get your batteries charged for a big day in the water. Breakfast includes Muesli, bread, cold cuts, cheese, fruit, vegetables and of-course coffee and tea to get you of to a great start every morning.


Gemeinsames Abendessen mit deinen Surfbuddys
Frischen Fisch direkt aus dem Hafen
Gemütliche Atmosphäre beim Dinner
Einen Drink an der Bar
Enjoy a nice meal with your surfing buddies

Optional Dinner available
Once a week the team at Surf Camp Algarve puts on a famous BBQ which only costs 15 € and includes fresh locally caught fish, salad and local wine. You can decide to join while you are there. The good food and great atmosphere have become legendary for a very good reason.

Other evenings there are always plenty of options. The weekly program includes a trip to the pizzeria for the whole camp, the BBQ and a trip to a Portuguese restaurant. 3 x a week the in-house chef prepare home cooked, 3 course meals, for 15 €. Dinner plans are usually very relaxed and you can decide spontaneously, just let the crew know what you want to do when you are there.



Yoga an den einsamen Sandstränden
Yoga im Sonnenuntergang
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Enjoy a class on the beautiful beaches of Portugal

Yoga is a great way to stretch your muscles and tendons as well as warm up before and after surfing or horseback riding! During yoga classes on the beach an experienced yoga teacher will help you to improve your balance and get your body in shape. It doesn’t matter how much experience you have, the courses are designed to suit all skill levels to relieve tension, reduce stress and prepare you for new day of surfing and horse riding.

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Horse riding on the beach

The Surf Camp Algarve is located in the Costa Vincentina nature reserve making it a paradise for horseback riding with awesome views of the countryside and the sea. Depending on your riding experience, the team will put together an individual program to suit you. Riding improves your coordination and balance as well as training abdominals and back muscles, relieving your spine and helping to prevent back pain. It makes you feel free and also helps to reduce stress. Above all, it is loads of fun, no matter if you’re riding in the paddock, the nature reserve or on the beach. Enjoy slow walks through the local meadows and woods as well as trots and gallops across the sandy beaches. The prices are 25 € for 45 min and 40 to 80 € for 1 to 3.5 hours.

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Skaten in der Miniramp im Surfcamp Algarve
Der bekannte Skatepark von Sagres
Mit dem SUP die Algarve entdecken
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Volleyball Match im Surfcamp
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Enjoy the sunset with a friendly beach volley ball tournament

The Algarve Surf Camp has its own mini ramp for skating and a volleyball field. There is also a lot to experience in the vicinity of the Surf Camp Algarve:

  • Stand-Up Paddling Tour
  • Day or night excursion to Lagos and Sagres for shopping and partying
  • Dolphine Watching
  • Sunsets at the most south-westerly point of Europe
  • Visit the Sagres Fortress
  • Dine in the surounding restaurants

You can book the activities individually on site.

The SUP tour is an absolute highlight: Discover the breathtaking coast of the Algarve from the sea! The coast around Sagres belongs to the most pristine part of the Algarve and is perfect for a SUP tour. With us you paddle in grottos, jump from cliffs into the water and see the impressive coastal landscape from the sea. The grottos and caves in particular are magical places when the sun shines from above and makes the water glow green and blue. Our tour guide grew up at the Algarve and knows the coast better than anyone.

  • Stand Up Paddle Tour through untouched nature
  • Discover mysterious grottos and caves
  • Including equipment and tour guide
  • Jumping from cliffs
  • Train your stamina and core (essential for surfing)
  • Start on one of the most beautiful beaches at the Algarve
  • Ideal addition to your surf trip
  • 3 hours SUP tour including equipment / 50€ p.p. (bookable on site)



Navigate through the taps to find out the prices for the Packages and Optional Extras. Here is a price example:

1 week including breakfast from 199 €:

  • 7 nights in booked accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Towels and sheets
  • Use of the pool and all communal areas
  • Beach transfer (if you have booked a surf course)

Detailed price overview under: Surf Eat Sleep Package, Eat & Sleep Package and Optional Services

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Surf Eat Sleep Package

Prices per person and week

Arrival and departure is always on Saturdays and weekly! Flexible arrival and departure possible in the sheddies.
Special group rates & quantity discounts are possible! Please just ask.

In the Surf Eat Sleep Package the 5 day surf course is already included.

Surf Eat Sleep Package - Included Services

  • 7 nights in booked accommodation
  • 5 days surf course with 2 sessions per day
  • Including surf material during the course times
  • Shuttle to the surf spot
  • Daily breakfast
  • Towels and sheets
  • Use of the pool and all communal areas

01.03.-28.03.20 449 € 529 € 629 €
28.03.-16.05.20 499 € 579 € 679 €
16.05.-27.06.20 499 € 579 € 439 € 399 € 480 €
27.06.-26.09.20 549 € 629 € 449 € 419 € 500 €
26.09.-31.10.20 499 € 579 €

The surf course always starts the day after arrival on 5 consecutive days.



Eat & Sleep Package

Prices per person and week

Arrival and departure is always on Saturdays and weekly! Flexible arrival and departure possible in the sheddies.
Special group rates & quantity discounts are possible! Please just ask.

In the Eat & Sleep Package is no surf course is included. However, this can optionally be booked.

Eat Sleep Package - Included Services

  • 7 nights in booked accommodation
  • Daily breakfast
  • Towels and sheets
  • Use of the pool, mini ramp and all rooms

01.03.-28.03.20 249 € 329 €
28.03.-16.05.20 299 € 379 €
16.05.-27.06.20 299 €  379 €  239 € 199 € 280 €
27.06.-26.09.20 349 € 429 € 249 € 249 € 300 €
26.09.-31.10.20 299 €  379 € 

The surf course always starts the day after arrival on 5 consecutive days.



Optional Extras

Surf Course 5 Days 200 € (when booking on site 250 €)
Surf Course 3 Days 150 € (when booking on site 250 €)
Surf Course 2 Days 100 € (when booking on site 250 €)
Private Surf Lesson 150 € / 1.5 hours

The surf course always starts the day after arrival on 5 consecutive days.

Surf Guiding October June 2 people 60 € / day p.p. 110 € / 2 days p.p. 165 € / 3 days p.p.
Surf Guiding July September 5 people 60 € / day p.p. 110 € / 2 days p.p. 165 € / 3 days p.p.
SUP Tour (3hrs.) 50 € p.P.
Horse Riding from 25 €
Yoga Session 10 € p.P.
Massage ab 25 €
Dolphin Tour 35 € p.P.
Beach Transfer 10 €/Transfer

Register at the camp independently before departure. * Payable on site:

Pick up from / return to Lagos (from the bus and train station) 25 € per trip (divided by the number of passengers)
Airport Transfer Faro, One Way 90 € per trip (divided by the number of passengers with max. 4 people)
Airport Transfer Faro, One Way 25 € per trip per person (from 5 people)

* After booking, please send flight details directly to the camp manager specified in the invoice.
Surf camp Algarve, approx. 6 km from Sagres and 15 km from Lagos. Airport Faro (60 km) and Airport Lisbon (280 km) .





Finding Flights (FAO)

We offer an extra service where we will find you a cheap, available flight. We’ll double-check the prices and availability and will contact you with the final offer. Cheap flights are available starting from as little as 80 Euro! Best option is to fly directly to Faro (FAO) and then book an airport transfer. Another option is flying into Lisbon (LIS).

For those of you who would rather find and book flights yourself we recommend Skyscanner which will give you a good overview of the available flights and where they depart from. An alternative is Kayak. These two flight search sites look through all airlines apart from RyanAir

Cheap Airlines from the UK:
RyanAir and Easyjet provide cheap and easy ways to get to Faro, Portugal from most airports in and around all major centres in the UK.

Our service

For everyone that doesn’t want to book a rental car we will gladly organise a shuttle to pick you up from Faro airport and take you directly to Surf Camp Algarve. The shuttle costs 90€ per trip and takes about 60 minutes. If you make your own way to Lagos with the bus or train we can pick you up there as well for 25€ per trip to the camp. It is very important to send us an email with you’re exact arrival times and flight number so we can organise the shuttle correctly.

Another option is to take a public shuttle bus to Raposeira, and walk the few minutes to the camp. You can pre-book this through This does of course take a lot longer because it stops frequently. If you are booking this option, enter Sagres as your final destination, then tell the driver you’d like to get out in Raposeria.

Rental Car

We recommend renting a car! In Portugal there are very cheap rental cars available that start at 80€ per week. At Sunny Cars you'll find the cheapest rental cars around! Getting a rental car will allow you to spontaneously explore the coastline. It will also give you the freedom to take early morning drives up the coast to go to your favourite surf spot and be first in the water.


From Faro to Surf Camp Algarve? From the airport drive in the direction of Albufeira / Portimao then onto the A22 heading towards Lagos. Once in Lagos change onto the N 125 in the direction Vila do Bispo / Sagres. In Raposeira drive straight ahead at the trafic lights and after 100 meters turn right. Drive 250 meters up the hill and YOU MADE IT!!! To Surf Camp Algarve


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