The surf camp in the Algarve is located in a villa in the beautiful natural park of the São Vicentino coast, only a few minutes walk from the sea. In the well-kept garden, you can relax after surfing and enjoy the sunset with sea view in the evening.
In the surroundings, you will find very good restaurants, which will cook and spoil you with their Portuguese specialities. If you want to experience later in the evening, you can stay around Arrifana where you will find bars with live music.
Lagos with its beautiful old town is only 25 minutes away by car. In this area, cultural festivals and other events take place throughout the year and you will surely be delighted by other sights as well.
The camp management will always try to give you tips for spontaneously planned day trips and will also help you with translations if desired.
Activities such as yoga, massages, deep-sea fishing, boat tours and horseback riding are also offered, and scooters can be organised by the camp management. We will definitely make sure that your surfing holiday will be unforgettable!
4 REASONS FOR A SUDDEN RUSH SURF TRIP TO ARRIFANA
- Accommodation close to the sea (15 minutes walk)
- High wave quality all year round and many hours of sunshine
- Quiet location in the middle of the Costa Vicentina National Park
- Easy going camp atmosphere
The Kanalu Surfhouse is located directly at the Alentejo Natural Park, just 10 minutes walk from Arrifana Beach.
There are several double and shared bed rooms, bathrooms, a living room and a large communal kitchen, which is equipped with all kitchen appliances. There is also a second covered outdoor kitchen in the garden which is also fully equipped. The house is divided into two floors, which can also be rented completely for groups or families.
The Surf Base is also equipped with WiFi, Flat TV, Fireplace, Slackline, Table Football, Sound System, various games, books, etc.
Shared bed room
The 4-bed room is equipped with 2 cabin beds, a large shelf cabinet and bedside table with lamp. The bathroom is located in the corridor. From this room you have a beautiful view over the national park.
Double room Standard
The double room Standard is equipped with two single beds, a large wardrobe and a bedside table with lamp. The bathroom is located in the corridor, right next door. Also from this room you have a beautiful view to the national park of Alentejo.
Deluxe Rooms (3 rooms)
In total there are 3 Deluxe rooms: One double room with a large double bed, one double room with two single beds and another 3-bed room with a bunk bed and a single bed.
Each room has a separate entrance and a very spacious bathroom. And all three rooms are also furnished with a bedside table, lamp, wardrobe and coat rack. In front of the rooms, there is also a fully-equipped outdoor kitchen, which can be used by all guests.
Double Room Suite
The suite is equipped with a large double bed, bedside tables with lamps, a wardrobe, table and chairs, mirror and a private bathroom. It is a spacious room and can be equipped with an extra bed as needed.
If you wish, you can also register for yoga classes on site. The yoga teacher offers surf-specific yoga.
Other activities such as massages, deep sea fishing, horseback riding and excursions can also be organised on-site.
The southwest coast of Portugal offers waves for every level. From beach breaks to point breaks, you can find everything here, and all this in close proximity to the camp base. Depending on the conditions, you can choose from countless beaches on the west and south coast, making the southwest coast one of the best surfing areas in Europe. The most different beaches can be reached with a drive of maximum half an hour. Here you can choose suitable waves according to your level and preferences. Due to the southern location, warm temperatures prevail here all year round, so that you can always surf.
There are three main beaches in the immediate vicinity: Monte Clerico, Amoreira and Arrifana, which is even considered the top spot in the region and is only a 5-10 minute walk from the camp. The south-west coast of Portugal offers everything from beautiful sandy beaches to coves to high cliffs.
We offer you the following three surf packages:
For surf beginners and intermediates:
Surf course package
In the surf course you will learn how to use a surfboard and how to catch a wave and get up on your own. The first attempts will take place in white water, i.e. on already broken waves. Once you have mastered getting up and surfing, you will learn how to paddle, get up and ride away in green waves Let’s surf!
And for advanced surfers there are the following two variations:
Surf and chill package excl. surf equipment
Bring your own surfboard and wetsuit and go surfing on your own on the surrounding beaches. We will be happy to give you tips on the area, wave conditions, etc. and if you wish we can also offer transfers to the best surrounding beaches for surfing. At most beaches there are well-trained lifeguards, who are also happy to give you information about the beach situation.
Surf and chill package incl. surf equipment
The surf equipment (wetsuit and surfboard) is already included in this package.
Tours The Surf Tours are for surfers who have already attended several surf courses. To get as much surfing as possible, the group consists of a maximum of 4 participants (plus tour guide). Together you will look for the best waves at the surrounding surf spots. Living the search! There will be one long surfing session each, depending on the conditions and circumstances. The tours usually last 3-4 hours. The aim is to improve your surfing skills and to pass on surfing know-how so that you feel safer and more comfortable in the water in the future.
Requirements for Surf Tours
You can handle the surfboard in such a way that you can paddle out into the line-up on your own, paddle the waves, stand up and surf. The surf tours can be booked on-site depending on the availability of the tour guide and the conditions of the waves.
For group tours you have to make a pre-reservation.
It is also possible to book yoga lessons for these two surf packages.
1. Surf course package for surf beginners and intermediates
Per week: 7 nights in the desired accommodation incl. Breakfast, 5 days of surf course with daily two sessions of approx. two hours (max. 8 students per surf coach), including surfboard, wetsuit and spot transfer as well as free use of the camp area, WiFi.
2. Surf and chill package for advanced surfers and chillers
Per week: 7 nights in the desired accommodation incl. Breakfast, free use of the camp area, WiFi.
3. Surf and chill package for advanced incl. surf equipment
7 nights in the desired accommodation incl. Breakfast, 7 days surfboard and wetsuit rental, free use of the camp area, Wi-Fi.
Requirement for Surf Guiding (Surf
Tours) You can cope with the surfboard in such a way that you can paddle into the line-up and catch a wave on your own, get up and surf off.
You can also book yoga for the packages.
Through yoga you get a much stronger body tension and a better balance and body feeling, the components learned in yoga are of course also helpful when surfing and help to reach the next level.
Winter season: 1st of November to 15th of April
Summer season: 16th of April to 30th of October
Surf Tours for advanced surfers:
1-2 people: EUR 160.- / per person
From 3 people: EUR 70.- / per person
Payment is made on site.
Surfboard and wetsuit rental
The surf course package includes surfboard and wetsuit rental.
If you go surfing on your own or book the spot guiding, suitable material can be rented in the camp.
The rent for surfboards and wetsuits is to be paid on site. Please let you know special requests regarding surfboard shape etc. at the time of booking.
Rental Shortboards (advanced & experts): 1 day EUR 20, 3 days EUR 50, 5 days 80 EUR, 1 week 100 EUR.
Rental Epoxy-Boards (starter & advanced): 1 day EUR 15, 3 days EUR 40, 5 days 60 EUR, 1 week 90 EUR.
Rental Wetsuits: 1 day EUR 10, 3 days EUR 25, 5 days EUR 40, 1 week EUR 50
- There are various ways to get there:
1 Flight to Faro, then by bus to Lagos. From there you will be picked up by arrangement from the camp. Otherwise, there is a bus to Aljezur and from there you will be picked up as well.
2 Flight to Lisbon, then by bus number 80 (departs from Sete Rios) to Aljezur or Lagos and there you will be picked up.
3 Flight to Faro or Lisbon and rent a car. It is of course always advantageous to be independent, but not necessary, because you are taken with the camp van not only to the beach but also on request e.g. to Lagos, to concerts, etc.
The arrival transfer can be arranged on request from Faro Airport or from Lagos (train / bus station). The transfer will be paid directly on site:
Faro Airport – Arrifana Surfcamp (Price per way)
- 1 person | EUR 120
- 2 people | EUR 150
- 3 people | EUR 180
- 4 people and more | EUR 50 per person
Lagos – Arrifana Surfcamp (price per way)
- 1 person | EUR 40
- 2 people | EUR 60
- 3 people | EUR 80
- 4 people and more | EUR 25 per person
For more information
Climate: Summer: 18° to 32°C, Winter: 11° to 22°C
Season: the camp is open all year round
Water temperatures: Summer: 18° to 22°C, Winter: 15° to 17°C
Average swell size (ft): Summer: 1-4, Winter: 3-7
Yoga: Surf-specific yoga lessons are offered on-site
Activities: Surfing, yoga, deep sea fishing, biking, hiking, excursions to Sagres, Lagos, etc.
Food: Additional offers in the camp
Nightlife: There are one or two concerts every week at a beach bar and every Friday you have the opportunity to go to a hippie community that organizes popular pizza party with concerts and DJ’s.
Arrival and departure transfers: Can be organized on request (see “Offer”)
Mobility on site: To explore the arts region flexibly, we recommend a rental car. For an extra charge, the camp management also offers various shuttles, be it for excursions, party evenings, purchases or other requests (prices depending on distance & number of people between EUR 10-40)
Scooters: Can be organized by the camp management. They can be rented on a daily or weekly basis, payment on site.
Surf Shops: There are three surf shops in the surrounding area where you will find everything you need to surf.