Quick Facts

Camp opening April - November
Suitable for Solotravelers, Couples, Students, Groups,
Water temperature 15°-19°C
Additional offers Yoga, SUP-Tours, Climbing

Overview

Learn to surf in Portugal: Surf course or surf guiding, ignite or deepen your passion for surfing! In this surf camp, surf friends of all ages and levels are taught – from beginners to advanced surfers.

Lagos
This small, charming port city in the Algarve, southern Portugal, is definitely worth a visit. Lagos offers everything the heart desires – a historic city centre, a palm-lined promenade, exciting nightlife, excellent restaurants and not to forget – of course, surfing!

The breathtaking landscape around Lagos is largely shaped by the picturesque cliffs. Beautiful sandy beaches and countless different surf spots offer you everything surfers dream of.

The local team will be happy to give you information and tips about the surf spots, beaches, bars, restaurants and nightlife. Also in terms of infrastructure you will get everything you need for your holiday in Lagos: Cash dispensers, bank, supermarkets, surf shops, pharmacies, hospital, police, fire brigade, car rental, bicycle rental, train, bus etc. And if you have any questions, you can always contact the experienced camp management.

Highlights

  • Relaxed atmosphere – high tide and good vibes at any time!
  • 27 surf breaks near the surf camp
  • Delicious food, healthy and delicious
  • Various activities (Yoga, SUP, climbing and much more)
Intermediate surf course Algarve

Rail Grab Surf course

Surf Van Surf course

Surf theory in surf camp

Massage at TSE Surfcamp

Surfkurs Gruppe Lagos

Spot Check at the Algarve

Accommodation

The TSE (The Surf Experience) surf camp in the Algarve has a family atmosphere and a stay in the Vila Catarina near Lagos is the perfect opportunity to get to know the surf culture at all levels. The surf camp is located in a quiet neighborhood just outside of Lagos (5-10 minutes drive) and has individually furnished rooms in the house as well as detached bungalows in the garden, a BBQ area and a sauna.

Vila Catarina & Rooms
The villa of the Surcamp has a large living room with TV, DVD player, sound system and billiard table to guarantee a relaxed atmosphere after a hard day at the beach. All comfortable rooms have a private bathroom.

Facilities

  • Chef and kitchen staff
  • Conference room
  • Garden with swimming pool and sauna
  • Yoga tent
  • Free wifi
  • Host as contact person on site
  • Table tennis, Slackline, Indoboards
  • Free tea and fruits
  • Smart TV
  • Small in-house surfshop
Living room at TSE Surfcamp

Living room Algarve Surfcamp

TSE swimming pool and garden

BBQ im TSE

Chilling in the garden

Schlafzimmer im Surfcamp

Doppelzimmer TSE

garden surfcamp

Surf

The south of Portugal offers a large number of different spots on the west and south coast. Beach Breaks, endless long, fat mellow waves, Point Breaks or Reef, the Algarve has perfect conditions for every surf level all year round and shines with lots of sunshine and best surfing conditions.

Surf course
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer, the progressive surf lessons are tailored to your level and needs. The team ensures that you can learn to surf and improve your manoeuvres in a safe environment. The aim of the surf lessons is to bring your surfing to the next level as quickly as possible with practical exercises. Safe learning with a lot of fun!

A classic surf day:

07.30 Sunrise Yoga (optional)
08.45 Healthy breakfast
09.45 Surfari to the best waves
10.30 First surf lesson
12.30 Lunch at the beach
13.30 Second surf session/lesson
17.30 Video analysis, surf theory and/or yoga
19.30 Dinner at the camp or in Lagos
Surf, Eat, Sleep – Repeat!

Surfguiding
Surf Guiding is perfect for experienced surfers who know what they want, but don’t want to waste time getting to the best spots. Our guided surf tours offer you the advantage of benefiting from local knowledge and spending more time in the water.

There are many different surf spots in the Algarve and each spot works with different wind and swell conditions. Without local support and with too little information, even the experienced surfer runs the risk of being on the wrong beach at the wrong time and wasting unnecessarily time driving around. While you are enjoying your breakfast, our surf guides are already analysing the wave forecasts (wind, waves and swell) and then take you to the best beach. The well-trained and experienced guides surf with you at the spot. They are familiar with the conditions on the beaches and tell you everything you need to know for an epic day of surfing.

Important: During high season and with less than 4 bookings for guiding, the guided tour will be taken to the same spot as the surf school | no surf equipment included | only for experienced surfers

Surf coach and students at the beach

Surfschüler auf dem Weg ins Meer

Surfer auf grüner Welle

Surfkurs Algarve

Surftheorie am Beach

Aufwärmen am Strand

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beginner surf course white whater

Spot check with defender

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Surftheorie beim Camphaus

Prices

Saison
High season: July – October
Low season: November – June (closed from 19.12.-26.12.2020 and 10.01.-26.03.2021)

Arrival & Departure day
Arrival and departure is possible on any day and also the duration of the stay can vary. The packages can therefore be individually adapted to your desired data.

Surf Course Package

For beginners and intermediate surfers who want to concentrate fully on surfing.

Included per week:

  • 7 nights in the chosen room, all with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast and lunch, 5x dinner (except Tuesday and Friday, on these days we go to Lagos together)
  • 6 days surf course with about 3 hours per day in the water
  • 2x video analysis and surf theory
  • Surf equipment during the course (surfboard & wetsuit)
  • Chill out area with Swimming Pool, Billard and table tennis
  • 1x Yoga (Wednesday, 1h)
Surf course package | price per person
Accommodation
High season
Low Season
Shared bed room
CHF 770
EUR 680
CHF 600
EUR 530
double room
CHF 820
EUR 725
CHF 635
EUR 560
Single bedroom
CHF 1095
EUR 968
CHF 830
EUR 735

Surfguiding package

Eat, sleep and surf. The guides will take you to the best spots on the west and south coast. Required surfing level: Advanced.

Per week included:

  • 7 nights in the chosen room, all with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast and lunch, 5x dinner (except Tuesday and Friday, on these days we go to Lagos together)
  • 6 days surfing at the best spots of the Algarve (about 3h per day)
  • Spot information – everything about the conditions and dangers on site
  • Chill out area with Swimming Pool, Billard and table tennis
  • 1x Yoga (Wednesday, 1h)

Important: During the high season and with less than 4 registrations for guiding, the guided tour will be taken to the same spot as the surf school

Surfguiding Package | Prices per person
Accommodation
High season
Low Season
Shared bed room
CHF 665
EUR 590
CHF 490
EUR 435
double room
CHF 720
EUR 635
CHF 525
EUR 465
Single bedroom
CHF 995
EUR 880
CHF 725
EUR 640

Surf Course & Yoga Package

Balance, flexibility, stability and focus. Your daily yoga lessons before or after your daily surf course.

Per week included:

  • 7 nights in the chosen room, all with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast and lunch, 5x dinner (except Tuesday and Friday, on these days we go to Lagos together)
  • 6 days surf course with about 3 hours per day in the water
  • 2x video analysis and surf theory
  • Surf equipment during the course (surfboard & wetsuit)
  • Chill out area with Swimming Pool, Billard and table tennis
  • 5x Yoga (1h per session)
Surf Course & Yoga Package | Prices per person
Accommodation
High season
Low Season
Shared bed room
CHF 835
EUR 740
CHF 665
EUR 590
double room
CHF 885
EUR 785
CHF 700
EUR 620
Single bedroom
CHF 1160
EUR 1025
CHF 900
EUR 795

Surfguiding & Yoga Package

Balance, flexibility, stability and focus. Your daily yoga lessons before or after the daily surf guiding (for advanced surfers)

Per week included:

  • 7 nights in the chosen room, all with private bathroom
  • Daily breakfast and lunch, 5x dinner (except Tuesday and Friday, on these days we go to Lagos together)
  • 6 days surfing at the best spots of the Algarve (about 3h per day)
  • Spot information – everything about the conditions and dangers on site
  • Chill out area with Swimming Pool, Billard and table tennis
  • 5x Yoga (1h per session)
Surfguiding & Yoga Package | Prices per person
Accommodation
High season
Low Season
Shared bed room
CHF 735
EUR 650
CHF 560
EUR 495
double room
CHF 785
EUR 695
CHF 595
EUR 525
Single bedroom
CHF 1060
EUR 940
CHF 790
EUR 700

Surfboard- & Wetsuit-Rental

Experienced surfers can leave their equipment at home and rent a surfboard and wetsuit in addition to surf guiding.
Important: Board rental only to experienced surfers. No softboard rental possible (these are included in the surf course package for beginners and intermediates)

Surfboard- & Wetsuit-Rental
Equipment
3 days
5 days
additional day
Surfboard
CHF 45
EUR 42
CHF 75
EUR 65
CHF 15
EUR 13
Wetsuit
CHF 15
EUR 15
CHF 30
EUR 25
CHF 5
EUR 5

Arrival

Whether by plane, car, train or bus – the camp near the city of Lagos can be reached in many different ways. Faro airport is about 1 hour away from the camp. You can also get cheap flights to Lisbon and Seville – both are about 300 km from the camp.

Arrival & Departure day
Arrival and departure is possible on any day and also the duration of the stay can vary. The packages can therefore be individually adapted to your desired data. Check-in for guests who are at the surf camp for the first time is daily from 8am – 10pm.

Airport transfer
We book your transfer Faro Airport – Vila Catarina/Luz – Faro Airport through a Portuguese transfer company. The driver picks you up at the airport with a sign with your name on it and takes you directly to the surf camp (about 1 hour).

Prices per route
1 Person: 60€
2 Persons: 65€
3 Persons: 75€
4-8 Persons: 90€
Surfboard +15€
Night surcharge 50% (10.00pm-06.00am)

Arrival by public transport & rental car

More information

Yoga
Our yoga teachers offer yoga classes in the morning or in the evening, so to activate your body before surfing and relax the strained muscles after surfing. You can either book a Surf & Yoga package, or you just decide spontaneously on the spot if you want to join in. Whether beginner or experienced yogi – there is something for everyone.

Yoga classes can be booked from 2 people (12€ per hour), but of course you can also book private Yoga classes (20€ per hour). In the one-hour yoga sessions all guests are welcome – no matter if beginner or experienced yogi. One deals with yoga positions, breathing and relaxation techniques that support your body while surfing. Yoga can help you catch the waves more easily and improve your balance on the board by strengthening the right muscle groups and improving body awareness.