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“ The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun” - Phil Edwards

Salty but sweet, I´m ready !!

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Vitamin Sea, that´s all they need !!

Let the sea set them free !!

Experiences

Collect moments not things, have stories to tell not stuff to show!!

Sea you soon, right now !!

Rentals

You can´t buy hapinness but you can rent a surfboard !!

The ocean is where I belong, I´m in !!

Yoga

“It´s all about where your mind´s at” - K. Slater 11 times world surf champion

Today I work in instead of workout.

Ready for us?

Yes, yes yes

Surf Lessons

“ The best surfer out there is the one having the most fun” - Phil Edwards

Salty but sweet, I´m ready !!

Kids

Vitamin Sea, that´s all they need !!

Let the sea set them free !!

Experiences

Collect moments not things, have stories to tell not stuff to show!!

Sea you soon, right now !!

Rentals

You can´t buy hapinness but you can rent a surfboard !!

The ocean is where I belong, I´m in !!

Yoga

“It´s all about where your mind´s at” - K. Slater 11 times world surf champion

Today I work in instead of workout.

Ready for us?

Yes, yes yes

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Much more than just another surf school

At Future Eco Surf School we aim not only to teach you how to surf, but we also want to share with you our stoke and connection with nature and especially with the ocean. This can be a life-changing and inspiring process if done in a conscious and committed way.

Get to know a typical day with Future Eco Surf School

A Sustainable Surf School

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Sustainability

At Future Eco Surf School we believe we can make a difference.

That together we can do more and better to help create a healthier planet and a fairer society.

Being conscious that with small steps we accomplish a long walk, we are at this stage restructuring our internal and operational procedures and strategies. It will allow us to enjoy nature to the fullest with minimum impact.

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Read the latest on our blog

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For all of you fellow adventure seekers, what are your plans once the sun goes down and the winter nights start to draw closer? For those living in the Arctic Circle in Tromsø, Northern Norway, the wintertime is when the fun really begins!

With unbelievably beautiful landscapes, incredible skies and many adventurous activities to experience, that is to say, Tromsø is a fantastic place to explore the untouched wilderness of the mountains in their winter glory.

Tromsø, Norway

What are you waiting for ?

Our partners Arctic Adventure Tours have been providing outdoor tourism for over 20 years. Rated in the top 5 activities in Tromsø, Arctic Adventure Tours provides self-drive dog sledding tours.

Just like us, this adventure has quality. They care and respect the dogs and the environment from start to finish.

The self-drive dog sledding tour allows you to drive your own team of huskies in pairs.

One as the driver and the other as the passenger. Plenty of opportunities to switch throughout the long journey across the mountainside.

fellow adventure seekers
Tromsø, Norway

The kennel is open for guests to explore, interact with the super friendly dogs and ask any questions they wish. After the tour returns to the kennel, you are welcomed into the cosy traditional Saami tent and will enjoy hot drinks and cake around the fire.

Here you will learn a little more about the kennel, the life of a sled dog and how the company grew from being a husband and wife team with a handful of dogs to the successful business that it is today.

Tromsø, Norway

For many who experience the power of a team of 6 huskies, the thrill is like nothing else. A feeling of raw nature, teamwork and pushing your physical boundaries. And if you really get ‘bitten by the bug’ remember there is always the Weeklong Dog Sledding Expedition!

If you are looking for a wintertime adventure fellow adventure seekers look no further! They have definitely found it for you with Arctic Adventure Tours!

Want to see more of Our Arctic Life?

Follow them on Instagram: @arcticadventuretours

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We have offset some – the largest share, coming from the gas tank of our vans – of our emissions from 2020. We hope we can become carbon neutral by 2025, the latest.

Sustainability and carbon offsetting at the Future Eco Surf School

Everything we do has an impact on the planet we’re blessed to call home. The best we can do is to reduce this impact as much as we can. 

At Future we’re conscious we still have a long road to travel when it comes to minimizing our carbon footprint and our overall ecological impact.

But we’re surely and proudly surfing this wave in the right direction.

When it comes to our carbon footprint – short for the greenhouse gas emissions we’re accountable for, which include other gases besides carbon dioxide like nitrous oxides or perfluorocarbons. We’re trying to reduce it as much as we can. 

After getting to the huge number of kilometers our vans have traveled – some mind-blowing 81.000 km (50331 miles). Doing some maths on fuel consumption, we concluded that last year we were responsible for 21 tonnes of CO2eq.

At Future Eco Surf we stand with Mozambique’s households

carbon offsetting credits future eco surf

We decided to back up a project certified by the Gold Standard. Which is, one of the top standards in this field and support a Portuguese speaking country: Mozambique.

Many people in Maputo (the capital) live in poor housing and hygienic conditions as basic services lack a little everywhere. 

Some 95% of the population living in Maputo suburbs use cookstoves. These cookstoves have low energy efficiency and require large amounts of charcoal for daily cooking activities. 

Charcoal use has negative health impacts related to the smoke inhalation in addition to causing a economic pressure for the families. Charcoal production is also one of the main causes of the deforestation.”

Gold standard

The project we supported, named “Improved cookstoves in Chamanculo C, Maputo” involves the distribution of approximately 5,000 domestic fuel-efficient cook stoves to households. This action, improve the energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and improve living conditions for the local population.

The stoves will be sold to the families at a highly subsidised cost, in exchange for the rights to the Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs), according to the Gold Standard. The company also says that without this project, the majority of families would not have access to fuel-efficient cook stoves due to economic constraints.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the project here.

Carbon offsetting is not enough. A sustainable planet needs us to do more

carbon offsetting sustainability future surf eco
Chamanculo C, Maputo, Mozambique

We’re aware of this.

Carbon offsetting is often used as an excuse for companies to keep on polluting without really making meaningful changes to the way they do business. And so no real effort is done to prevent this pollution in the first place. 

Why is this bad? Because the greenhouse gas emissions companies produce are immediate and travel to the troposphere where they remain trapped way faster compared to, for instance, planting trees. We use this example because planting trees to offset emissions is one of the most widespread offsetting strategies.

Unfortunately, planting trees to sink a number of emissions equivalent to what has been emitted can take years or even decades – depending on the species planted or the soil’s health.

For this and a couple of other reasons, carbon offsetting is not a solution, it simply mitigates the problem.

That’s why we are reviewing our entire value chain to prevent/minimize these emissions beforehand. The goal is to offset increasingly fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years, meaning we would truly be polluting less at the source.

And we’re targetting not only the emissions from our vans’ pipes but also other scopes of emissions. Emissions, coming for example, from our employees, clients or suppliers. 

There’s a saying that goes more or less like this: “the planet needs many imperfect ecologists, not a few perfect ecologists”. 

We’re not perfect – at least yet! – but we truly believe the change needs to be systemic and that all together we can do better. Will you join us in protecting our amazing planet?

[Image credits belong to the Gold Standard and Daniel Pankoke, our in-house photographer📸)

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Consider the below guide to Algarve Surf spots, from north to south and from west to east.

If you are looking for where to surf in the Algarve either if you are a beginner or intermediate level surfer.

We will not include a few gems that are hard to reach, difficult to surf or have hardcore local surfers.

This way you avoid the surf spots where you would probably lose your time. So you can go straight to the surf spots that will be easier to reach and to surf.

Odeceixe beach

Beautiful beach, not so crowded. Beach break sandbar with a small river mouth, car parking lot very close by, snack bars and toilets on location.


Amoreira beach

A very consistent surf spot. Beach break sandbar with a small river mouth, crowded by summer. Car parking lot very close by, snack bars and toilets on location.


Monte Clérigo beach

Beach break with a few rocks, strong currents on specific tides, more powerful waves than the previous spots. Car parking lot by the beach, snack bars, and toilets on location.


Arrifana beach

As it’s a beach break protected from the main swell direction and predominant wind it has consistently clean surf and smoother waves than the previous surf spots.

When the surf gets big it’s one of the few places that still are surfable for the average surfer.

Due to this Arrifana beach is the most popular surf spot around this area and you should expect plenty of crowd throughout the year.

There’s even a great right-hand point break that only works on bigger swells and is only advisable for quite experienced surfers due to the exposed rocks and punishing waves.
Expect some walking as there are plenty more cars than parking slots. Snack bars and toilets available on location.


Vale Figueiras beach

Beach break mostly sand but some rocks here and there. Not so crowded, no facilities at the beach (no snack bars, no toilets). There is a small car parking lot by the beach and another one further up the road.


Bordeira beach

The largest surf spot on the west coast so a long walk will mean way more space in the sand and in the water than most of the other surf spots around. Consistent on waves, very exposed to the dominant wind, one snack bar, no toilets, plenty of car parking slots but expect minimum 10/15 min walk to reach the surf spot location.


Amado beach
Consistent beach break, relatively protected from the main wind direction and quite a large beach make it the most popular surf break in the Algarve so expect good waves but also plenty of crowds. There are toilets, snack bars, and lots of car parking slots by the beach.

A guide about Algarve Surf Spots

Cordoama beach
Beach break with some rocks, the most consistent surf spot regarding wave size, has some powerful waves, and often very talented surfers around. Has toilets, a snack bar, a car parking lot right at the beach, and breath-taking views from the lookout from the top of the 100 meters high cliffs


Castelejo beach

Beach break with some rocks, beautiful beach, usually some nice wave formation, a bit protected by the dominant winds. Has toilets, snack bar and car parking lot.


Tonel beach

The most southwestern wave in Europe has a unique location. It´s a beach break with some exposed rocks, has some strong currents on specific tides, and is located in the surf vibe village of Sagres. There is a snack bar but no toilets, anyway it´s walking distance from the village.


Mareta beach

The most western surf spot on the Algarve south coast, it needs big northwest/west swells or small south swells to come alive, has great waves when conditions gather. Located in the heart of Sagres, gets crowded easily. All facilities in walking distance.


Zavial beach

Very famous surf spot on the south coast, the most consistent regarding wave size, waves are powerful and often offer barrels. Expect a crowd of all levels, there are toilets, a snack bar, and a car parking lot.


Meia Praia de Lagos

Very inconsistent surf break except for south swells and especially southeast swells. It works occasionally at the peak of summer and more often in the peak of winter. Walking distance from trendy traveller-friendly Lagos downtown and has a great surf vibe.


Praia da Rocha beach

Besides Zavial is the most consistent surf spot on the south coast, waves are smooth and gentle making it great for beginners and intermediate but not so challenging for advanced surfers. It’s the main beach of the 2nd most populated town in the Algarve so it’s kind of a surf city itself. It can get crowded on the main peak by the pier but as it’s a 2km long sandy beach it can handle plenty of surfers. 

Praia da Galé beach

The best surf spot around Albufeira town, it’s a mix of sand and rocks beach break. The wave is quite rideable, especially the left-hander.  Has all the necessary facilities close by.


Praia da Falésia beach

Nice beach break, especially the left-hander by the pier. It’s a short but strong wave. Not very consistent as most of the south surf spots. All facilities close by. 

Praia de Faro beach

Expect a long walk to surf the best sandbar location a bit down the beach. It’s the closest you can get from the airport as they are side by side make sure to avoid the high tide and score the low tide. All facilities close by.


Praia ilha de Tavira beach

Way better on the low tide, need a local boat short trip to get there, but when it works you might just need boardshorts as by summer and fall it offer some nice warm surf days. One of the most consistent surf spots when the occasional southeast swells come in.


Hope you find the waves of your life, in this Algarve surf guide to find the best surf spots, and remember to play safe, respect the surf etiquette, make friends and share the surf stoke 🙂

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For all of you fellow adventure seekers, what are your plans once the sun goes down and the winter nights start to draw closer? For those living in the Arctic Circle in Tromsø, Northern Norway, the wintertime is when the fun really begins!

With unbelievably beautiful landscapes, incredible skies and many adventurous activities to experience, that is to say, Tromsø is a fantastic place to explore the untouched wilderness of the mountains in their winter glory.

Tromsø, Norway

What are you waiting for ?

Our partners Arctic Adventure Tours have been providing outdoor tourism for over 20 years. Rated in the top 5 activities in Tromsø, Arctic Adventure Tours provides self-drive dog sledding tours.

Just like us, this adventure has quality. They care and respect the dogs and the environment from start to finish.

The self-drive dog sledding tour allows you to drive your own team of huskies in pairs.

One as the driver and the other as the passenger. Plenty of opportunities to switch throughout the long journey across the mountainside.

fellow adventure seekers
Tromsø, Norway

The kennel is open for guests to explore, interact with the super friendly dogs and ask any questions they wish. After the tour returns to the kennel, you are welcomed into the cosy traditional Saami tent and will enjoy hot drinks and cake around the fire.

Here you will learn a little more about the kennel, the life of a sled dog and how the company grew from being a husband and wife team with a handful of dogs to the successful business that it is today.

Tromsø, Norway

For many who experience the power of a team of 6 huskies, the thrill is like nothing else. A feeling of raw nature, teamwork and pushing your physical boundaries. And if you really get ‘bitten by the bug’ remember there is always the Weeklong Dog Sledding Expedition!

If you are looking for a wintertime adventure fellow adventure seekers look no further! They have definitely found it for you with Arctic Adventure Tours!

Want to see more of Our Arctic Life?

Follow them on Instagram: @arcticadventuretours

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We have offset some – the largest share, coming from the gas tank of our vans – of our emissions from 2020. We hope we can become carbon neutral by 2025, the latest.

Sustainability and carbon offsetting at the Future Eco Surf School

Everything we do has an impact on the planet we’re blessed to call home. The best we can do is to reduce this impact as much as we can. 

At Future we’re conscious we still have a long road to travel when it comes to minimizing our carbon footprint and our overall ecological impact.

But we’re surely and proudly surfing this wave in the right direction.

When it comes to our carbon footprint – short for the greenhouse gas emissions we’re accountable for, which include other gases besides carbon dioxide like nitrous oxides or perfluorocarbons. We’re trying to reduce it as much as we can. 

After getting to the huge number of kilometers our vans have traveled – some mind-blowing 81.000 km (50331 miles). Doing some maths on fuel consumption, we concluded that last year we were responsible for 21 tonnes of CO2eq.

At Future Eco Surf we stand with Mozambique’s households

carbon offsetting credits future eco surf

We decided to back up a project certified by the Gold Standard. Which is, one of the top standards in this field and support a Portuguese speaking country: Mozambique.

Many people in Maputo (the capital) live in poor housing and hygienic conditions as basic services lack a little everywhere. 

Some 95% of the population living in Maputo suburbs use cookstoves. These cookstoves have low energy efficiency and require large amounts of charcoal for daily cooking activities. 

Charcoal use has negative health impacts related to the smoke inhalation in addition to causing a economic pressure for the families. Charcoal production is also one of the main causes of the deforestation.”

Gold standard

The project we supported, named “Improved cookstoves in Chamanculo C, Maputo” involves the distribution of approximately 5,000 domestic fuel-efficient cook stoves to households. This action, improve the energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and improve living conditions for the local population.

The stoves will be sold to the families at a highly subsidised cost, in exchange for the rights to the Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs), according to the Gold Standard. The company also says that without this project, the majority of families would not have access to fuel-efficient cook stoves due to economic constraints.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the project here.

Carbon offsetting is not enough. A sustainable planet needs us to do more

carbon offsetting sustainability future surf eco
Chamanculo C, Maputo, Mozambique

We’re aware of this.

Carbon offsetting is often used as an excuse for companies to keep on polluting without really making meaningful changes to the way they do business. And so no real effort is done to prevent this pollution in the first place. 

Why is this bad? Because the greenhouse gas emissions companies produce are immediate and travel to the troposphere where they remain trapped way faster compared to, for instance, planting trees. We use this example because planting trees to offset emissions is one of the most widespread offsetting strategies.

Unfortunately, planting trees to sink a number of emissions equivalent to what has been emitted can take years or even decades – depending on the species planted or the soil’s health.

For this and a couple of other reasons, carbon offsetting is not a solution, it simply mitigates the problem.

That’s why we are reviewing our entire value chain to prevent/minimize these emissions beforehand. The goal is to offset increasingly fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years, meaning we would truly be polluting less at the source.

And we’re targetting not only the emissions from our vans’ pipes but also other scopes of emissions. Emissions, coming for example, from our employees, clients or suppliers. 

There’s a saying that goes more or less like this: “the planet needs many imperfect ecologists, not a few perfect ecologists”. 

We’re not perfect – at least yet! – but we truly believe the change needs to be systemic and that all together we can do better. Will you join us in protecting our amazing planet?

[Image credits belong to the Gold Standard and Daniel Pankoke, our in-house photographer📸)

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Consider the below guide to Algarve Surf spots, from north to south and from west to east.

If you are looking for where to surf in the Algarve either if you are a beginner or intermediate level surfer.

We will not include a few gems that are hard to reach, difficult to surf or have hardcore local surfers.

This way you avoid the surf spots where you would probably lose your time. So you can go straight to the surf spots that will be easier to reach and to surf.

Odeceixe beach

Beautiful beach, not so crowded. Beach break sandbar with a small river mouth, car parking lot very close by, snack bars and toilets on location.


Amoreira beach

A very consistent surf spot. Beach break sandbar with a small river mouth, crowded by summer. Car parking lot very close by, snack bars and toilets on location.


Monte Clérigo beach

Beach break with a few rocks, strong currents on specific tides, more powerful waves than the previous spots. Car parking lot by the beach, snack bars, and toilets on location.


Arrifana beach

As it’s a beach break protected from the main swell direction and predominant wind it has consistently clean surf and smoother waves than the previous surf spots.

When the surf gets big it’s one of the few places that still are surfable for the average surfer.

Due to this Arrifana beach is the most popular surf spot around this area and you should expect plenty of crowd throughout the year.

There’s even a great right-hand point break that only works on bigger swells and is only advisable for quite experienced surfers due to the exposed rocks and punishing waves.
Expect some walking as there are plenty more cars than parking slots. Snack bars and toilets available on location.


Vale Figueiras beach

Beach break mostly sand but some rocks here and there. Not so crowded, no facilities at the beach (no snack bars, no toilets). There is a small car parking lot by the beach and another one further up the road.


Bordeira beach

The largest surf spot on the west coast so a long walk will mean way more space in the sand and in the water than most of the other surf spots around. Consistent on waves, very exposed to the dominant wind, one snack bar, no toilets, plenty of car parking slots but expect minimum 10/15 min walk to reach the surf spot location.


Amado beach
Consistent beach break, relatively protected from the main wind direction and quite a large beach make it the most popular surf break in the Algarve so expect good waves but also plenty of crowds. There are toilets, snack bars, and lots of car parking slots by the beach.

A guide about Algarve Surf Spots

Cordoama beach
Beach break with some rocks, the most consistent surf spot regarding wave size, has some powerful waves, and often very talented surfers around. Has toilets, a snack bar, a car parking lot right at the beach, and breath-taking views from the lookout from the top of the 100 meters high cliffs


Castelejo beach

Beach break with some rocks, beautiful beach, usually some nice wave formation, a bit protected by the dominant winds. Has toilets, snack bar and car parking lot.


Tonel beach

The most southwestern wave in Europe has a unique location. It´s a beach break with some exposed rocks, has some strong currents on specific tides, and is located in the surf vibe village of Sagres. There is a snack bar but no toilets, anyway it´s walking distance from the village.


Mareta beach

The most western surf spot on the Algarve south coast, it needs big northwest/west swells or small south swells to come alive, has great waves when conditions gather. Located in the heart of Sagres, gets crowded easily. All facilities in walking distance.


Zavial beach

Very famous surf spot on the south coast, the most consistent regarding wave size, waves are powerful and often offer barrels. Expect a crowd of all levels, there are toilets, a snack bar, and a car parking lot.


Meia Praia de Lagos

Very inconsistent surf break except for south swells and especially southeast swells. It works occasionally at the peak of summer and more often in the peak of winter. Walking distance from trendy traveller-friendly Lagos downtown and has a great surf vibe.


Praia da Rocha beach

Besides Zavial is the most consistent surf spot on the south coast, waves are smooth and gentle making it great for beginners and intermediate but not so challenging for advanced surfers. It’s the main beach of the 2nd most populated town in the Algarve so it’s kind of a surf city itself. It can get crowded on the main peak by the pier but as it’s a 2km long sandy beach it can handle plenty of surfers. 

Praia da Galé beach

The best surf spot around Albufeira town, it’s a mix of sand and rocks beach break. The wave is quite rideable, especially the left-hander.  Has all the necessary facilities close by.


Praia da Falésia beach

Nice beach break, especially the left-hander by the pier. It’s a short but strong wave. Not very consistent as most of the south surf spots. All facilities close by. 

Praia de Faro beach

Expect a long walk to surf the best sandbar location a bit down the beach. It’s the closest you can get from the airport as they are side by side make sure to avoid the high tide and score the low tide. All facilities close by.


Praia ilha de Tavira beach

Way better on the low tide, need a local boat short trip to get there, but when it works you might just need boardshorts as by summer and fall it offer some nice warm surf days. One of the most consistent surf spots when the occasional southeast swells come in.


Hope you find the waves of your life, in this Algarve surf guide to find the best surf spots, and remember to play safe, respect the surf etiquette, make friends and share the surf stoke 🙂

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For all of you fellow adventure seekers, what are your plans once the sun goes down and the winter nights start to draw closer? For those living in the Arctic Circle in Tromsø, Northern Norway, the wintertime is when the fun really begins!

With unbelievably beautiful landscapes, incredible skies and many adventurous activities to experience, that is to say, Tromsø is a fantastic place to explore the untouched wilderness of the mountains in their winter glory.

Tromsø, Norway

What are you waiting for ?

Our partners Arctic Adventure Tours have been providing outdoor tourism for over 20 years. Rated in the top 5 activities in Tromsø, Arctic Adventure Tours provides self-drive dog sledding tours.

Just like us, this adventure has quality. They care and respect the dogs and the environment from start to finish.

The self-drive dog sledding tour allows you to drive your own team of huskies in pairs.

One as the driver and the other as the passenger. Plenty of opportunities to switch throughout the long journey across the mountainside.

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Tromsø, Norway

The kennel is open for guests to explore, interact with the super friendly dogs and ask any questions they wish. After the tour returns to the kennel, you are welcomed into the cosy traditional Saami tent and will enjoy hot drinks and cake around the fire.

Here you will learn a little more about the kennel, the life of a sled dog and how the company grew from being a husband and wife team with a handful of dogs to the successful business that it is today.

Tromsø, Norway

For many who experience the power of a team of 6 huskies, the thrill is like nothing else. A feeling of raw nature, teamwork and pushing your physical boundaries. And if you really get ‘bitten by the bug’ remember there is always the Weeklong Dog Sledding Expedition!

If you are looking for a wintertime adventure fellow adventure seekers look no further! They have definitely found it for you with Arctic Adventure Tours!

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We have offset some – the largest share, coming from the gas tank of our vans – of our emissions from 2020. We hope we can become carbon neutral by 2025, the latest.

Sustainability and carbon offsetting at the Future Eco Surf School

Everything we do has an impact on the planet we’re blessed to call home. The best we can do is to reduce this impact as much as we can. 

At Future we’re conscious we still have a long road to travel when it comes to minimizing our carbon footprint and our overall ecological impact.

But we’re surely and proudly surfing this wave in the right direction.

When it comes to our carbon footprint – short for the greenhouse gas emissions we’re accountable for, which include other gases besides carbon dioxide like nitrous oxides or perfluorocarbons. We’re trying to reduce it as much as we can. 

After getting to the huge number of kilometers our vans have traveled – some mind-blowing 81.000 km (50331 miles). Doing some maths on fuel consumption, we concluded that last year we were responsible for 21 tonnes of CO2eq.

At Future Eco Surf we stand with Mozambique’s households

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We decided to back up a project certified by the Gold Standard. Which is, one of the top standards in this field and support a Portuguese speaking country: Mozambique.

Many people in Maputo (the capital) live in poor housing and hygienic conditions as basic services lack a little everywhere. 

Some 95% of the population living in Maputo suburbs use cookstoves. These cookstoves have low energy efficiency and require large amounts of charcoal for daily cooking activities. 

Charcoal use has negative health impacts related to the smoke inhalation in addition to causing a economic pressure for the families. Charcoal production is also one of the main causes of the deforestation.”

Gold standard

The project we supported, named “Improved cookstoves in Chamanculo C, Maputo” involves the distribution of approximately 5,000 domestic fuel-efficient cook stoves to households. This action, improve the energy efficiency, conserve natural resources and improve living conditions for the local population.

The stoves will be sold to the families at a highly subsidised cost, in exchange for the rights to the Voluntary Emission Reductions (VERs), according to the Gold Standard. The company also says that without this project, the majority of families would not have access to fuel-efficient cook stoves due to economic constraints.

If you’re interested, you can read more about the project here.

Carbon offsetting is not enough. A sustainable planet needs us to do more

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Chamanculo C, Maputo, Mozambique

We’re aware of this.

Carbon offsetting is often used as an excuse for companies to keep on polluting without really making meaningful changes to the way they do business. And so no real effort is done to prevent this pollution in the first place. 

Why is this bad? Because the greenhouse gas emissions companies produce are immediate and travel to the troposphere where they remain trapped way faster compared to, for instance, planting trees. We use this example because planting trees to offset emissions is one of the most widespread offsetting strategies.

Unfortunately, planting trees to sink a number of emissions equivalent to what has been emitted can take years or even decades – depending on the species planted or the soil’s health.

For this and a couple of other reasons, carbon offsetting is not a solution, it simply mitigates the problem.

That’s why we are reviewing our entire value chain to prevent/minimize these emissions beforehand. The goal is to offset increasingly fewer greenhouse gas emissions in the coming years, meaning we would truly be polluting less at the source.

And we’re targetting not only the emissions from our vans’ pipes but also other scopes of emissions. Emissions, coming for example, from our employees, clients or suppliers. 

There’s a saying that goes more or less like this: “the planet needs many imperfect ecologists, not a few perfect ecologists”. 

We’re not perfect – at least yet! – but we truly believe the change needs to be systemic and that all together we can do better. Will you join us in protecting our amazing planet?

[Image credits belong to the Gold Standard and Daniel Pankoke, our in-house photographer📸)

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Consider the below guide to Algarve Surf spots, from north to south and from west to east.

If you are looking for where to surf in the Algarve either if you are a beginner or intermediate level surfer.

We will not include a few gems that are hard to reach, difficult to surf or have hardcore local surfers.

This way you avoid the surf spots where you would probably lose your time. So you can go straight to the surf spots that will be easier to reach and to surf.

Odeceixe beach

Beautiful beach, not so crowded. Beach break sandbar with a small river mouth, car parking lot very close by, snack bars and toilets on location.


Amoreira beach

A very consistent surf spot. Beach break sandbar with a small river mouth, crowded by summer. Car parking lot very close by, snack bars and toilets on location.


Monte Clérigo beach

Beach break with a few rocks, strong currents on specific tides, more powerful waves than the previous spots. Car parking lot by the beach, snack bars, and toilets on location.


Arrifana beach

As it’s a beach break protected from the main swell direction and predominant wind it has consistently clean surf and smoother waves than the previous surf spots.

When the surf gets big it’s one of the few places that still are surfable for the average surfer.

Due to this Arrifana beach is the most popular surf spot around this area and you should expect plenty of crowd throughout the year.

There’s even a great right-hand point break that only works on bigger swells and is only advisable for quite experienced surfers due to the exposed rocks and punishing waves.
Expect some walking as there are plenty more cars than parking slots. Snack bars and toilets available on location.


Vale Figueiras beach

Beach break mostly sand but some rocks here and there. Not so crowded, no facilities at the beach (no snack bars, no toilets). There is a small car parking lot by the beach and another one further up the road.


Bordeira beach

The largest surf spot on the west coast so a long walk will mean way more space in the sand and in the water than most of the other surf spots around. Consistent on waves, very exposed to the dominant wind, one snack bar, no toilets, plenty of car parking slots but expect minimum 10/15 min walk to reach the surf spot location.


Amado beach
Consistent beach break, relatively protected from the main wind direction and quite a large beach make it the most popular surf break in the Algarve so expect good waves but also plenty of crowds. There are toilets, snack bars, and lots of car parking slots by the beach.

A guide about Algarve Surf Spots

Cordoama beach
Beach break with some rocks, the most consistent surf spot regarding wave size, has some powerful waves, and often very talented surfers around. Has toilets, a snack bar, a car parking lot right at the beach, and breath-taking views from the lookout from the top of the 100 meters high cliffs


Castelejo beach

Beach break with some rocks, beautiful beach, usually some nice wave formation, a bit protected by the dominant winds. Has toilets, snack bar and car parking lot.


Tonel beach

The most southwestern wave in Europe has a unique location. It´s a beach break with some exposed rocks, has some strong currents on specific tides, and is located in the surf vibe village of Sagres. There is a snack bar but no toilets, anyway it´s walking distance from the village.


Mareta beach

The most western surf spot on the Algarve south coast, it needs big northwest/west swells or small south swells to come alive, has great waves when conditions gather. Located in the heart of Sagres, gets crowded easily. All facilities in walking distance.


Zavial beach

Very famous surf spot on the south coast, the most consistent regarding wave size, waves are powerful and often offer barrels. Expect a crowd of all levels, there are toilets, a snack bar, and a car parking lot.


Meia Praia de Lagos

Very inconsistent surf break except for south swells and especially southeast swells. It works occasionally at the peak of summer and more often in the peak of winter. Walking distance from trendy traveller-friendly Lagos downtown and has a great surf vibe.


Praia da Rocha beach

Besides Zavial is the most consistent surf spot on the south coast, waves are smooth and gentle making it great for beginners and intermediate but not so challenging for advanced surfers. It’s the main beach of the 2nd most populated town in the Algarve so it’s kind of a surf city itself. It can get crowded on the main peak by the pier but as it’s a 2km long sandy beach it can handle plenty of surfers. 

Praia da Galé beach

The best surf spot around Albufeira town, it’s a mix of sand and rocks beach break. The wave is quite rideable, especially the left-hander.  Has all the necessary facilities close by.


Praia da Falésia beach

Nice beach break, especially the left-hander by the pier. It’s a short but strong wave. Not very consistent as most of the south surf spots. All facilities close by. 

Praia de Faro beach

Expect a long walk to surf the best sandbar location a bit down the beach. It’s the closest you can get from the airport as they are side by side make sure to avoid the high tide and score the low tide. All facilities close by.


Praia ilha de Tavira beach

Way better on the low tide, need a local boat short trip to get there, but when it works you might just need boardshorts as by summer and fall it offer some nice warm surf days. One of the most consistent surf spots when the occasional southeast swells come in.


Hope you find the waves of your life, in this Algarve surf guide to find the best surf spots, and remember to play safe, respect the surf etiquette, make friends and share the surf stoke 🙂

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