Arrifana is a little village with a bay shape and commonly associated to Aljezur's main beach. This is one of the most popular, yet still very cosy, surf towns in Algarve, South Portugal.
This surf town offers a perfect combination between surf & chill out atmosphere. Despite the fact that it became increasingly popular over the last few years, this traditional town still keeps its own relaxed pace surrounded by a genuine surf spirit. The Western coast of Algarve is an ecologically protected area, and one of the few remaining wild coasts in Europe with no real estate resorts on sight due to its Natural Park, Costa Vicentina remains virgin, offering incredible surf spots, most of them not crowded during the offseason from October until June.
In the region of Algarve you will also be able to combine surf with outdoor activities, like sky diving, paragliding, diving, horse ridding, and mountain biking. Feel free to add some of these experiences to your surf lessons package. Make it the perfect combo for your surf trip in Portugal!
Surfinn Arrifana Surf Lodge & Surf School offers everything you’ll need for some relaxed surf holidays in Portugal, just a few minutes from the beach and very close to other surf spots around. The surf camp has 3 cosy bedrooms with a maximum capacity to accommodate 10 people providing you a very strong surf spirit.
Arrifana is one of the most beautiful villages on the Portuguese coastline. What was once a small and forgotten fishing village nested on a cliff bay and only visited by Portuguese, German and Spanish "hippies" is now a vibrating surf destination among surfers and many fans of the surf spirit which return every year. No matter how many surf trips you do to Arrifana and to Costa Vicentina, it always feels great.
Rest assured that this popularity didn’t change any of its relaxed atmosphere and hang loose spirit. If you’re looking for the renowned surf parties of Algarve, then you'll have to drive a few minutes down to Sagres or Lagos. Here, at Arrifana it’s all about chill out and mingling with other surfers. But this doesn't mean you won't get lots of fun, in fact, Surfinn Arrifana Surf Lodge & Surf School welcomes many small groups of surfers and friends, so you'll get many opportunities for late night fun.
The surfcamp & lodge has three rooms that can host a maximum of 10 people at a time. The surf house has also a lounge, two terraces with incredible sea view where daily breakfast and dinner is served. Prepare yourselves for great homemade cooking and plenty of BBQ's!!!
The Surf School has a limited number available for students which means that your surf lessons will be more intense and that surf instructors will have full dedication to you. Make sure to book your surf camp package and surf holidays in advance!
- Surf school
- Double room
- Twin room
- Large bunk room with en-suite bathroom (sleeps maximum of 6 people)
- Two terraces with sea views
- Sun beds
- Open lounge and kitchen area
- Computer, TV, DVD & CD player
- Free WIFI
- Free use of bikes
- 5 minutes from the nearest town Aljezur
- 1 hour from Faro airport
Surfinn Arrifana Surf Lodge & Surf School is only 5 minutes from Arrifana beach and 15 minutes away from other amazing surf spots in Algarve and peaceful beaches on the Portuguese Western Coast like Carrapateira, Amado, Monte Clérigo and Vale Figueiras.
There is a great choice of waves and variety of beach breaks, reefs and point breaks around. We guarantee that the chances for surfing in this coast are very high all year round and for surfers of all levels. The perfect match for your surf trip to Portugal!
Arrifana beach is the first choice for some surf schools for their surf lessons nearby because of its consistency and protection from possible onshore winds. Also, on big surfing days and when the swell direction hits straight the coastline, Arrifana can still be one of the best surf spots around due to its bay shape offering higher protection. Therefore, our surf school & surf camp in Arrifana offers its guests and surfers the privilege to be one of the most convenient options within a very short distance to the beach.
Arrifana has a large sandy beach break which is one of the best surf spots in Portugal for beginners to learn how to surf. On the right hand side of the beach, there is a famous surf spot for its challenging conditions and waves that pump. This point break is called Kangaroo or "Kangas", among the locals and is formed by sand bar and rocks which on big days requires a lot of experience. Kangas, works better with 2 and 2.5 meters swell and medium tides. Surf in Arrifana is always busier during the summer months and holiday periods.
Most of the best surf breaks in Algarve are located close to Arrifana. For experienced surfers, we can organize on request guided tours to some of these surf spots. This package is recommended to skilled surfers who know what they want and search for local knowledge of the swell, tides, winds and beach breaks whiling to lead them directly to their perfect wave.
The Algarve's western coast is one of the best surfing destinations for experienced surfers from all over the world and well known for its consistency. The cool surf spirit, specially flowing during summer on this remote part of Europe gives you the genuine taste of surfing lifestyle. Come and see for yourself what makes Arrifana one of the most desirable places for surf holidays in Portugal.