ARRIFANA SURF SCHOOL

The school is located at the Arrifana beach and runs from April to end October. You can come and attend our surf classes/courses for 1, 2, 3 or more days. You are also welcome to just rent surfing equipment and stay here on your own.
During the months of November to April you can find us also in our Surfshop Sweetpotato Surf Store in Vales to get any Goods and Informations.
Our highly qualified and certified surf teachers will show you how to surf, with a fast method and in a safe learning environment. Normally, the surfers full package courses are from Monday to Friday, but it’s always flexible, according to your arrival/departure dates.

As our Surf School is right on the beach front, you have the advantage to choose when you want to catch some waves, or just relax in the sand… The surf material is provided whenever you want it! You will have a great time whether you are surfing, meeting new people, watching the amazing sunset at the beach. We want you to spend the most amazing surf vacation of your life with people from all over the world!!!


SURF LESSONS / COURSES

We offer surf lessons/courses for 2 different levels (Beginners, Intermediate), according to your experience! (for Advanced lessons check our Advanced Surf Guiding or Private Lessons)

The lessons last 3 hours each day, divided into two sessions (1h 30mins each). Each lesson consists of a maximum of 8 people per instructor. The complete equipment (surfboard, wetsuits and rash guards) are provided before the class starts. The surf classes take place at Arrifana Beach, but we can also take you to different spots in the surrounding area. Our highly qualified and certified surf teachers will show you how to surf, with a fast method and in a safe learning environment.

PACKAGES
LESSONS
Nov
May
June
Oct
1/2 Day
1h30 35,- 35,-
1 Day
2x 1h30 50,- 55,-
2 Days
2x 1h30 100,- 110,-
3 Days
2x 1h30 135,- 150,-
4 Days
2x 1h30 180,- 200,-
5 Days
2x 1h30 200,- 225,-

INCLUDES: Surfboard + 4/3mm Wetsuit + Accident Insurance During Surf Lesson

PRIVATE SURF LESSONS

Get all the surf coach attention and make the most of your time with an intensive 1h30/2h00 private surf lesson.

Ideal for Kids from 7 to 10 years. Ideal for adults from beginners to Intermediate, and Advanced surfers, looking to improve their surfing technique.

The Private teaching for intermediate-to-advanced surfers covers a variety of activities designed to improve surfing technique, speed and maneuverability, stance, flow & fitness, and give an opportunity for surfers to understand their surfing strengths and weaknesses. Our highly qualified and certified surf teachers will show you how to surf, with a fast method and in a safe learning environment.

PACKAGES
LESSONS
Nov
May
June
Oct
1-on-1
2h00 80,- 90,-
Price for 1 person a day. Each client extra € 40,- max. 4 participants

INCLUDES: Theoretical briefing, 1 surf lesson of 2h00 with Private Surf coach, All the necessary equipment (surfboard, leash, and wetsuit 4/3mm), Accident insurance during the surf lesson, Transport

GROUP SURF CLASSES

Special Discount, depending on the course selection and the number of the participants. We can create a custom surf package ideal for Friends, Companies, Stag or Hen Parties, School or University Groups,... Please send us your requirements for more information.
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ADVANCED SURF GUIDING

Get your own private surf instructor/ guide, transport and surf gear (if you don’t have your own) and go on a trip to surf the best spots according to your surf skills and expectations.

Come alone or with a group of friends (max. 5 persons) and start your Surf trip by discovering most of the breaks situated in the preserved southwest coast area of the Costa Vicentina Natural Park. Experience a true surf adventure in one of the most consistent coastline for waves and sun in Europe.

PACKAGES
LESSONS
Nov
June
Private Training with Surf Guide
4hr Surf Guiding 100,-
Price for 1 person a day. Each client extra € 40,- max. 5 participants

INCLUDES: Surfboard + 4/3mm Wetsuit + Accident Insurance During Surf Lesson

ARRIFANA BEACH RENTAL HUT

During April to end of October you can rent your Surf equipment directly at the Beach Arrifana.
We use only the best quality equipment. From super comfy and warm wetsuits provided by Deeply and Ocean&Earth (4/3 mm) to outstanding surfboards provided by the experts that perform in a wide range of conditions for a broad spectrum of surfers.

Surf Material
1hr
3hrs
1 Day
3 Days
5 Days
7 Days
Surfboard
15,- 20,- 30,- 60,- 80,- 100,-
Wetsuit
5,- 10,- 15,- 20,- 30,- 40,-
Bodyboard
10,- 15,- 20,- 30,- 50,- -

Arrifana Surf School & Rental

April - October 09h00 – 19h00 Arrifana Beach

If you have any other questions or want to bool your surf gear,
just contact us:

+351 927310441 / +351 961690249 or arrifanasurfschool.camp@gmail.com

Our Staff will be more than happy to give you all the info you need!!

Surfshop - Sweet Potato Surf Store

Directly on the way (IN VALES) to our three Beaches Praia da Arrifana, Praia do Monte Clerigo and Praia da Amoreira you will find our Surfshop "Sweet Potato Surf Store". You can find all your surf gear you need to rent or buy. We are all year around and would love to help you out when you have questions or want to book surf lessons or other activities.

Surf Material
1 Day
1/2 Day (5h)
Soft or Epoxy Boards
15,- 10,-
Fiberglass Shortboards
20,- 10,-
Bodyboard
10,- 5,-
Fins
5,- 5,-

You will rent more then 5 Days and you get an 15% Discount

Sweet Potato Surf Store

all year Mo - Sa 10h00 – 19h00 Vales

If you have any other questions or want to bool your surf gear,
just contact us:

+351 927310441 / +351 961690249 or sweetpotatosurfstore@gmail.com

Our Staff will be more than happy to give you all the info you need!!

Level 1 - Beginner

AT THIS STAGE YOU’LL LEARN:

This level is directed for people who have never surfed before or that are not able to stand up(take off) on a surfboard on most attempts. To beginners, we teach the elementary topics of Surfing(theory and practice), safety rules, introduction to the equipment, how the waves develop in the ocean and the geography of the surrounding area.



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- Safety rules
- Surf board composition
- How to handle the board in the water
- How to place your body, lie and sit on the surf board
- How to paddle in order to catch your waves
- The position on the line up
- How to take-off (stand up) on the board
- Timing to take-off

We will also teach you techniques to reach the point break with ease; This is the most important part of the learning process, as you will have to merge these first steps and develop your surfing skills in order to grow in this sport;

The most relevant point is reading the ocean and respecting it; it’s the only way you can safely enjoy and, as they say, “ride the wave and fly on the champagne”.

Level 2 - Intermediate

AT THIS STAGE YOU’LL LEARN:

First of all we will run a diagnosis/evaluation class to check your level. In this level we expect that you’ve surfed before and are capable of standing up on a surfboard for most of your attempts. You have to know how to paddle to the waves which should not exceed one meter or not above chest-height.





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- How to take the drop in green waves; descend to the base of the wave. The most important maneuver you have to perform is the bottom turn, (turn sideways on the base of the wave). Only when you are capable to do this, you’ll be able to do other maneuvers, such as off-the-lip, cutback, floater, etc.

- We will teach you how a surfboard is made, and its potentialities.
- We will also help you to choose the right surfboard, appropriate for this stage, according to your weight, height and capabilities in order to increase your performance.

AT THIS LEVEL YOU WILL BE ABLE TO: - Improve your technique performance in paddling, seating and catching the wave
- Reading and understanding the sea conditions
- Priority rules in the water
- Hydrodynamic surfboard functionalities
- Surfing in different types of waves
- Bottom turn positioning
- How to take-off (stand up) on the board

Level 3 - Advanced

AT THIS STAGE YOU’LL LEARN:

This level is appropriate for surfers who know how to catch green waves, take the drop and turn both front and backside. To surfers who control the board and waves.







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- To feel the essence of surfing and further your evolution process
- Surf board composition
- How to handle the board in the waterwhich part of the wave speed should be generated
- How to adjust your surf to wave characteristics on beach breaks or reef breaks

Your performance will reside on the ability to generate velocity.

Once you’ve developed your “speed-gaining” skills, you’ll learn manoeuvres such as the floater, the off-the-lip, the cutback, snap manoeuvres, barrelling, air movements… All of these will enable you to “hit” the wave. To perform certain manoeuvres, like overtaking a section that is closing out, or riding above or inside a wave, you’ll have to learn how to surf the wave’s pocket(where the wave is very strong and generates the most velocity). This demands a lot of practice and perseverance. For that reason, we frequently monitor you with video recording, for reviewing and correcting mistakes (or the posture of a student/surfer).

We work together with surfboard manufacturers who have many years of experience in this field and can also help to select the most appropriate board for you.

BOOKINGS

For surf lesson reservations, questions or would like a custom package please write us an email with your requested date(s).
We will contact you to confirm availability. Surf lessons must be booked at least 1 day in advance. Spaces are limited.

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