Surfinn Carrapateira Resort & Surf School is only a few minutes away from the best surf spots of Algarve on the West coast, and up to 30 minutes away from the South coast so you will have many surf breaks around.
In fact, both experienced free surfers and beginners learning how to surf always find in Algarve a surf spot working due to the different exposures of its beaches to the Atlantic Ocean.
There are more than 60 surf spots in Algarve each one working with particular swell direction and wind conditions. The majority of the surf spots are beach breaks and sand bars such as Praia do Amado, Cordoama, Monte Clérigo and Vale Figueiras on the West Coast. Nevertheless, you will also find some point breaks requiring more experienced surfers, such as the north corner of Arrifana beach (also known as Kangaroo), Praia do Barranco and Zavial.
No matter your surf skills, you will have an amazing surf trip to Algarve and Portugal!
One of the most popular beaches and surf spots in Algarve is Amado beach, just a few minutes from Surfinn Carrapateira Resort & Surf School. This beach is one of the best surf spots for having surf lessons in Algarve. This large sandy beach is surrounded by mountains and one of the best surf spots around. The surf school and its certified instructors know exactly the place to go each day to take advantage of each surfing session.
If you're looking for real adventure during your surf trip to Carrapateira, there are daily guided tours to the best spots for the experienced - surfari packages. These packages are recommended for experienced surfers who know what they want and search for local knowledge of the swell, tides, winds and beach breaks willing to lead them directly to their perfect wave. Here you can challenge yourself on the best waves of Algarve!
Algarve's Western coast is one of the best surfing destinations in Portugal for experienced surfers from all around the world and well known for its consistency. The cool surf spirit, specially flowing during the summer months on this remote part of Europe gives you the genuine taste of surfing lifestyle.
If you are worried what type of wetsuit to bring to Algarve, then the most flexible option would be a 3:2 full suit that can hold you down the entire year, however during the summer months (July and September) you may prefer a shorty when the water reaches +22' C. However, you do not need to worry about what surf gear to bring to Algarve because you can rent whatever you need at our surf camp and surf school from wetsuits to surf boards.
Another option that you may find suitable is to visit one of the many surf shops in Lagos and Sagres, and get a good deal on a brand new or second hand surf board and other surf equipment.
Nearest surf spots in Algarve:
By choosing the Surf School or the Surfari pack you'll have also free daily transport to the Amado beach, where our surf school is based. Come and see for yourself what makes this place the most desirable place for surf holidays in Portugal.