Only 20 minutes driving from both kite and surf spots
Lagos Surf & Kite Camp is only 20 minutes driving to the Algarve's West coast, a major surfing destination for all surf levels and with the best beach breaks and reef breaks from Sagres to Arrifana. Algarve's West Coast is inside the Costa Vicentina Natural Park and its surf spots are not crowded, only surrounded by amazing cliffs, wide sandy beaches and no real estate resorts.
On the South coast there are also plenty of good surf spots, especially when the swell is pumping from south and a light breeze is blowing from north, giving surfers perfect off shore conditions. Nevertheless, Algarve's south coast is preferred for kite surfing, benefiting from its Lagoons such as Ria de Alvor, a world class kitesurfing spot close to Lagos and that every year receives a stage of the Professional Kitesurfing Circuit.
No other place in Europe offers such unique natural conditions for surfing and kiteboarding at the same time! The camp is located in Lagos, just a few minutes from great kite & surf spots, and here you can find perfect conditions for both watersports, but in different locations.
The kite surfing conditions in Algarve:
- steady thermal wind in the summer
- shallow lagoons perfect for learning and freestyle
- flat, warm water on the south coast
- west coast waves with side shore wind for wave kiting
- no crowds
Normally our kite surf school takes clients by boat to an island in the middle of the lagoon of Ria de Alvor and starts pumping the kites! This wonderful protected island of Algarve offers steady winds and lots of room for maximum safety and perfect learning conditions. Both beginners and experts love flat warm water around the island, one of a kind in Algarve.
Depending on the tides, the water is between knee and shoulder making it easy to learn the basics of kiteboarding. Steady north wind called “Nortada” speed up to 20 knots only in this spot, while other parts of the Algarve are calm! All kite surfing lessons are daily programmed according to the level of our students.
Our kite instructors are certified and well-trained IKO and VDWS-Instructors with precise knowledge of local conditions. Kite surf classes have no more than 4 students per teacher so that you have teacher's full attention.
Because safety is always our first concern, for advanced kiteboarders with their own equipment, the Lagos Surf & Kite Camp offers a rescue and shuttle service on the kite lagoon.
The surf conditions in Algarve
- consistent Atlantic swells all year round
- lots of different beaches and reef breaks on the south and west coast of Algarve
- wind protected surf spots, especially close to Lagos and other surf spots on the south coast.
From Lagos to Arrifana, passing by Amado's beach, there are plenty of amazing surf spots located just a few minutes away and with a vast range of waves. All surf lessons are daily programmed according to surf level of each client and daily guided tours to the best spots for the experienced surfers in one of Algarve's best beaches. According to your skills, the instructor will take you to the best spot nearby, to make sure you take the best out of it!
You can choose, and we strongly recommend, to select a combined pack between surf, kite and wake boarding or you can choose to focus in only one! Great for a group of people interested in different sports and for those who want to take the best of the swell and wind conditions!
Up-to-date teaching methods are supported by waterproof walkie-talkies, boat assistance and teaching with video camera guarantee you safe and fast learning!