LAGOS MARLON LIPKE Surf Camp, School & Surfaris,
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Algarve | Lagos | Portugal.
Interships available for Australian, Kiwi, or South African Surfguides. Also internship available for booking department for people that speak at least perfectly 3 languages.
The Southwestern tip of the Algarve is a surfing destination unrivaled anywhere in Europe and unique in the way that it will give you a genuine taste of surfing lifestyle in an environment of great natural beauty and with a sunny climate year round. Sagres’ coastline is a Peninsula that provides good surfing conditions year round on any surf spot at a time, regardless of swell or wind conditions. Wave size and quality range from average to epic, with an assortment of reefs and beach breaks that covers the whole range of surfing skills, from beginners to experienced.
The Surfcamp was founded in 1993 and has been stylishly developed into a combination of surfing and partying. The owner's son, Marlon Lipke, is the European Pro Junior Champion 2004 and 3rd in the World Pro Junior 2004 ranking. The Surfhouse offers great villa accommodation 5 minutes from downtown Lagos, with double rooms with private bathrooms, garden with swimming pool and social area with bar, pool and satellite TV. The camp offers tuition for beginners and guided tours for experienced surfers to the best spots in the area.
The Surfhouse offers great villa accommodation 5 minutes from downtown Lagos, with double rooms with private bathrooms, gardens with swimming pool and social area with bar, pool and satellite TV.
- Villa 5 minutes from downtown Lagos
- Double rooms with large beds and private bathroom
- Kitchen and dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner
- Large lounge witn bar, pool billiard and satellite TV
- DVD with great selection of surf movies and magazines
- Garden with swimming pool
Surf Courses & Tours
Daily surf lessons for all levels, beginners to advance. Daily guided tours to the best surf spots for the experienced surfers (these can bring their own surfgear if they want and get a cheaper deal at the surfhouse)
The Southwestern tip of the Algarve is a wild and uncrowded stretch of coast yet minutes away from the famous resorts of Lagos and Sagres, both with plenty of nightlife. It is a surfing destination unrivaled anywhere in Europe and unique in the way that it will give you a genuine taste of surfing lifestyle. The Western coast is one of the major surfing destinations for serious surfers from around the globe as the long Atlantic rollers sweeping onto the west coast beaches offer ideal surfing conditions. Wave size and quality range from average to epic, with an assortment of reefs and beach breaks.
The Algarve is also the warmest place in Portugal and the most touristic one, with plenty of night live and attractions. The surf itself is surrounded by a breathtaking scenery, with steep reddish cliffs, wide sandy beaches and no real estate developments or seaside resorts in sight. The whole area is protected and part of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. The access to the beaches is usually by dirt tracks twisting through a spectacular scenery.
Regarded by many surfers as Europe's great hidden secret for surfing for both beginners and experts, Sagres offers you blue skies, crystal clear waters and uncrowded waves. Thanks to its unique location on Europe’s southwestern-most cape,Sagres enjoys the best of both coasts, Southern and Western, always providing a surfing alternative according to the swell and within a maximum thirty minute drive. The West Coast receives swells from the north and southeast. This coast has consistent waves throughout the year and a variety of point breaks, mostly sandy. TheSouth Coast receives swells from the south and large swells from the west. This region is not only known for its natural beauty but also the quality, perfection and consistency of its waves in winter.
Some Famous Spots
- Praia do Amado (West): Most famous surf spot. Large sandy beach with dunes ideal for beginners - this is were many surf schools do their teaching. Only holds up to two meters. Respect locals !
- Carrapateira/Bordeira (West): Adjacent to Praia do Amado. Splendid surf spot with sandy beach accessed through a lagoon surrounded by dunes. Perfect for beginners, but watch out for the undercurrent.
- Arrifana (West): North of Carrapateira, a scenic surf spot and beach showcased by a high cliff topped by a picturesque whitewashed village. Beach break, usually half the size of other west coast beaches - good when others are too big. To the right of the beach, you have a good reef break, good right, but it only breaks with at least 1.5 meter swell. Watch out for the "hamburger" or "Kangaroo" rock. Only for Kamikazes !
- Sagres (West/South): Europe's southwestern most point, this peninsula is surrounded by the Atlantic to the south and the west, providing numerous surf spots and surfing options according to swell conditions. Respect locals !
- Meia Praia (Lagos), Portimao and Faro (South Coast): On the Algarve's southern coast. Surf spots with good breaks offering a good alternative to the western coast when the swell is too big there, or when the SE wind (Levante) blows
- 7 Nights Accommodation in double room (shared) with private bathroom
- All meals (Breakfast, lunch and 5 dinner)
- 7 Days of Surf Daily Tuition with pro instructor
- ... Guided tour with local guide
- Board and wetsuit
- 4x4 transport to beaches
- Same as above (surfcamp)
- But with NO material (bring your own surf gear)
We recommend two weeks for maximum progression !
Low Season | Feb > June
High Season | July > Oct
(equipment not inc.)
Low Season | Feb > June
High Season | July > Oct
Surfcamps and Surfaris start on Saturday | Any other day on request
Arrival time at the camp from18:00 and departure before 12:00 (flexible according to season)
The Algarve is situated in the southern most part of Portugal, stretching along the Atlantic between the Spanish border and Cabo Sao Vicente, Europe's south western most point. It was the last territory to be conquered back from the Moors in 1292 and their presence is still very much present in the architecture of the region with its whitewashed houses standing against the red earth and greenery. Sheltered from the northern winds by the Monchique range and facing south, the Algarve enjoys a privileged climate all year round, in brightly coloured and fertile surroundings covered with orange, fig and almond groves. The southern coastline is formed by a long stretch of fabulous beaches, only broken up by impressive reddish cliffs. The west coast is wilder and the sea rougher, with a string of solitary coves and beaches accessed through dirt tracks.
Algarve's capital Faro enjoys a central location on the coast and the old town has many historical monuments, including a medieval wall. Further west, Lagos is a well known touristic destination on the banks of a river estuary and its old quarters are enclosed within 15th century walls. Also worth a visit is the little town of Monchiqueand its famous thermal spa, nestling in the Serra de Monchique mountain range, which highest point at nearly 1,000 meters enjoys splendid panoramic views across the Algarve to the Atlantic.
Sagres lies at the western end of the Algarve, next to Cabo Sao Vicente. It was here that five centuries ago, Prince Henrique set up a school of navigation which has played a crucial role in the Portuguese discoveries. The town has a magnificent fortress built in the 14th century with a giant 43 meters compass rose. Cabo Sao Vicente fortress is poised on high cliffs facing the Atlantic. It was built on the original Roman site of "Promontorium Sacrum" - or sacred promontory, as they believe the cape was the end of the world, being the southwestern-most point of Europe.
Atlantic/Mediterranean, with mild winters and hot summers. Due to its exposure on a peninsula, the region enjoys excellent swell and wind conditions year round for the practice of surf or kitesurf.
- 275 km. S of Lisbon (Portugal)
- 300 km. W of Sevilla (Spain)
(Major European airlines + Ryanair, Easyjet, Air Berlin, Happag Llyod, LTU, Monarch, Virgin Express)
Lagos Train/Bus Station, 30 km.
Bus Madrid-Lagos (3 times per week)
Bus Sevilla-Lagos (Daily except Sunday)
Bus Sevilla-Huelva (Daily) + River crossing to Vila Reial de Sto. Antonio + Train to Lagos (Various daily)
Timetable buses ALSA: Tel. 91 506 32 55
Departure Wednesday, Friday, Sundays
at 9:30 AM
Arrival Lagos at 19:15
One way: 52 eur
Return trip: 91 eur
Sevilla - Lagos
Departures at 6:30 AM, 8 AM, 13:30 AM, 16:15 AM.
Travel time: 5 hours
One way: 20 EUR
Return trip: 34 EUR
STUPIDLY CHEAP FLIGHTS WITH RYANAIR !!!
London-Faro 56 GBP Return
And more cities that fly direct to Faro. Check out: www.ryanair.com
You can also go to Faro with connection through London. Some of the cities that fly to London with Ryan Air are: Biarritz, Basel, Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Grenoble, Marseille, Oslo, Faro, Santander, Porto, Newquay, Seville, Tenerife and many many more.
Other destinations in Portugal
ALGARVE Kitesurf, Windsurf & Wakeboard Camp - Algarve
LAGOS SURF CAMP & surf guides - Algarve
HOTEL BALEEIRA Surf Resort - Algarve
ALGARVE TEENS Summer Surf Camp - Algarve
ALGARVE SURF ACCOMMODATION - Algarve
LAGIDE BALEAL Surf Lodge, Surf School & Surf Guides - Baleal
ERICEIRA Surfcamp, Surf School & Accomodation - Ericeira
LISBON Surfcamp, Surf School & Surfaris - Lisbon
OPORTO Surf Camp, School, Surfaris & Accommodation - Oporto
PENICHE Surf & Golf Resort - Peniche
PENICHE Surf Camp, School & Shaping Workshop - Peniche
PORTUGAL Kids Summer Surfcamp - Porto Covo
PRAIA DAS MACAS Surf Camp, School & Hotel - Sintra
NOMAD Surf Resort - VALE FIGUEIRAS - Vale Figueiras
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26 Sep 2008, 07:03
I am one of the 7 people who stayed in the townhouse last week and on behalf of us all would like to say a big thank you to you guys for making our holiday so much fun. We all enjoyed the whole experience; everything from the actual surfing to the night life of Lagos! Could you pass on special thanks to Jamie and Matt for their surfing tuition and all their guidance on where to eat and go out. Tell Jamie the doctor said my nose is probably broken but I have to wait a couple of weeks for the swelling to go down before they decide if they are gonna do anything.
23 Sep 2008, 11:20
11 Sep 2008, 10:45
Thanks a lot and have a great day!
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