Things to do in the Algarve: Surfing school


Going to Surfing school may not be the first thing that pops to mind when one plans a trip to the Algarve, but it’s definitely a consideration for the more adventurous thrill-seekers, who love to ride the waves.

Especially the South-Western corner of the Algarve is very popular with surfing enthusiasts from Europe and all across the world, because it is very similar to surfing a peninsula. The over twenty beaches in the region are all within maximum a half an hour drive of each other or your accommodation and they feature reefs, points, bowling beach breaks, not to mention warm blue waters.

The Algarve is a great destination both for those who are already experienced surfers as well as for those who want to start, with the summer months actually being ideal for a visitor to attend some surfing school courses.

The extra advantage offered by these surfing schools or surf camps is that they know the area extremely well, and as you might expect they’ll know where and when to go for the best surfing experience possible. It can take a while, even for experienced surfers, to learn on one’s own how the local breaks work best with the tides, wind and whatnot, and that is time that comes out of your holiday, not to mention money that you’ll be spending on fuel for the Algarve rental car that you’ll most likely be employing.

On the other hand, beginners with zero experience who have always wanted to learn how to surf will benefit tremendously from the courses offered in these types of schools. Getting the basics down quickly, such as getting on the board safely, surely and quickly, with the right equipments and in safe and controlled conditions, are all crucial to a beginner enjoying this thrilling activity.