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Nachhaltigkeit, Umwelt & Öko Surfschule

Verstehe du uns nicht falsch, wir lieben es zu surfen. Eine Welle anzupaddeln, Aufstehen und dann das unbeschreibliche Gefühl des Rutschens auf der Welle zu spüren. Wir wollen wirklich, dass auch jeder dies erlebt, aber nicht um jeden Preis.

Die natürliche Welt ist ernsthaft bedroht.

Wir sind kurz davor, den Punkt zu erreichen, an dem es kein Zurück mehr gibt, an denen unserer Ökosysteme für immer verloren geht.

Wir können unsere Augen nicht länger vor der Verschmutzung der Meere durch Kunststoff, dem Verschwinden von Korallen aufgrund des Klimawandels und dem Verlust von Küstengebieten durch den Anstieg des Meerspiegels verschließen.

Deshalb haben wir im 2021 einen Schritt nach vorne gemacht und einige wichtige Veränderungen in der Art und Weise vorgenommen, wie wir unser Geschäft führen und Surfen unterrichten, um den größtmöglichen Nutzen für diejenigen, die es genießen, und die geringstmögliche Umweltbelastung gewährzuleisten.

Sei Du selbst die Veränderung, die Du Dir wünschst für diese Welt.

Mahatma Gandhi

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

Nachhaltigkeit

1% für den Planeten
Jedes Jahr spenden wir 1% unserer Verkaufserlöse an NGOs, um ihnen zu helfen, unseren Planeten zu schützen und für eine gerechte Gesellschaft zu kämpfen. Know more

Eco-Kids
Wir bringen Kindern und Jugendlichen nicht nur das Surfen bei, sondern ermutigen sie auch, umweltfreundliche Surfmaterialien zu verwenden und die Kreisläufe der Natur durch ein spielerisches Umweltbildungsprogramm zu verstehen. Know more

Nachhaltiger Surfunterricht
Wir haben alle für unserer Aktivität wesentlichen Materialien wie Surfbretter, Neoprenanzüge, Leashes, Wachs und Sonnenschutzmittel für als nachhaltiger zertifizierter Ausrüstung erneuert. Unser Ziel ist es, bis 2022 ausschließlich ökologische Surfausrüstung zu haben. Know more

Monchique Mountain, Algarve

Klimaneutralität
Wir entwickeln unsere People & Planet Strategie und planen, ab 2021 klimaneutral zu werden. Know more

Kunststoff-Reduktionsstrategie
Wir haben einen Filter installiert, um kostenloses Wasser von hoher Qualität anbieten zu können, dass in unsere extra leichten Edelstahlflaschen abgefüllt werden kann. Unser Ziel: Wir wollen dazu beitragen, die Verschmutzung durch Plastik zu verhindern. Know more

Befürworter der Surf-Kunststoffverwertung
Wir liefern kaputte Surfbretter und beschädigte Neoprenanzüge an Partner, die das Material wiederverwenden, statt es zu entsorgen. Know more

Benagil cave, Lagoa

Schutz des Meereslebens
Viele Sonnenschutzmittel bestehen aus umweltschädlichen Chemikalien, die Korallen und Meereslebewesen schädigen. In unserer Surfschule bieten wir unschädliche, umweltfreundliche Sonnenschutzmittel an.    Know more

Gemeinsam können wir mehr bewirken
Wir glauben, dass die Welt einen Systemwandel braucht, der von verschiedenen Akteuren mitgestaltet wird. Wir wollen mit allen möglichen Organisationen zusammenarbeiten, um Initiativen mitzugestalten, die unserem Auftrag, die Meere und die Natur zu schützen, entsprechen.  Know more

Surfen für alle
Wir möchten Partnerschaften mit sozialen Organisationen pflegen und Bedürftigen kostenlosen Surfunterricht anbieten. Darunter zählen Personen mit körperlichen oder kognitiven Einschränkungen, Menschen mit Suchtproblemen und Kinder ohne familiäre Unterstützung. Know more

Bordeira beach, Aljezur

Der coolste Surfer ist auch der klügste
Als Anerkennung für ihr schulisches Engagement, bekommen Schüler der örtlichen Schulen kostenlosen Surfunterricht, wenn sie nachweislich überdurchschnittliche Noten erreicht haben. Know more

Aufbau eines Gemeinschaftsbewusstseins
Gemeinsam mit unseren Partnern organisieren wir regelmäßige Gespräche, Workshops und Dynamiken mit der lokalen Gemeinschaft, um das Bewusstsein für die wichtigsten globalen und lokalen Herausforderungen zu schärfen. Know more

Surfen & Umwelt
Wir haben wöchentliche Posts in Social Media, in denen Informationen sowie Initiativen von Surfern und Spielwende aus der ganzen Welt ausgetauscht werden, die sich für den Schutz der Umwelt um sie herum einsetzen. Know more

Wir alle sollten uns um die Zukunft sorgen, denn wir werden den Rest unseres Lebens dort verbringen.

Charles F Kettering

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Every surfer’s dream is to catch big waves every day. Some factors that can influence the realization of this dream do not depend on the surfer’s will, such as the size of the waves, strength and direction of the wind, etc…

But there are measures that can help make this dream a reality.

Surfing is a relatively safe sport, but as with all types of action, it involves some risks.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

These are just 4 habits that can make surfing safer:

Check the equipment

Always check that the equipment is in good condition, as a broken leash or a loose keel can put you in a risky situation.

Checking the material is essential for their own safety and that of others at sea. Being attached to the board means being attached to something that floats, serving as a means of rescue if necessary.

Do not surf alone

In all surf spots there are those waves that are the favorite of local surfers and usually very disputed.

However, there is always that wave that breaks further to the side, which may not be so good, but will make the surfing session safer and less stressful.

Know the place

It is always indicated that, when surfing a spot for the first time, ask a local, or lifeguard, about the sea conditions and risks existing at the time you will be surfing.

Surf guides and websites usually only give an overview of conditions.

With these habits your surfing will be safer and you will be increasing the chances of your dream coming true.

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As far as surfing is concerned, the Algarve region has something that makes it special, guarantee of waves.

As it is exposed to the Atlantic Ocean both to the west and to the south, waves can be found here almost 365 days a year. In the Algarve region you can have guaranteed waves, but it is not easy to know where the best waves are on a daily basis.

With numerous beaches, and each one with its typical swell due to the tide or the wind, getting to know the best places requires time and dedication.

This region is known worldwide for having a very pleasant and mild climate for most of the year.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

The advantages of choosing the Algarve are due to the fact that it has two seafronts (south and west coast) not too far from each other.

Among the countless beaches that we could choose from, we decided to select 5 that best fit several criteria, such as:

  • Easy access
  • restaurants
  • Wave diversity for different surfing levels
  • Safety (little rocks or strong currents)

Arrifana Beach, Aljezur (West Coast)

Long waves, with little strenght and relatively easy to surf.

Zavial beach, Vila do Bispo (South Coast)

Short, tubular waves, with a lot of strenght (except during the summer) and require skill to be surfed.

Amado Beach, Aljezur (West Coast)

Long waves with varying conditions (tubular to gentle) depending on the tide and swell direction. One of the most popular beaches in the Algarve.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão (South Coast)

Short, fast waves, not much strength and size during autumn and spring, with more strength and size during winter. Like most spots on the south coast, as well as Praia do Zavial, during the summer there are no conditions for surfing.

Cordoama beach, Vila do Bispo (West Coast)

Long waves and, like Amado beach, presents different conditions according to the tide and wave direction.

As it is a beach exposed to almost all swells, it provides good waves throughout the year, and can become challenging in the winter months.

Amado beach, Portimão

It is worth remembering that any sport in the open sea brings dangers and responsibilities. The beaches mentioned above are usually good for beginners and intermediates

However, we must always be well informed about the risks, such as rocks that can appear with tidal changes.

Now that you know the Algarve coast a little better, just grab your wetsuit, board and choose your favorite wave.

Above all, have fun!

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Surfing due to several factors can be a sport in which evolution takes a long time. This factor can lead to frustration and even to give up the sport.

The slow evolution in the practice of Surfing is due above all to unavoidable factors (variables) of nature such as:

Wave size – sometimes too big, sometimes too small.

Tides – very low waves usually close in very quickly while at high tide they break too close to the sand.

Daylight – the impossibility of using artificial light, unlike other sports, greatly limits the number of hours available for this sport.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

If, as in so many other sports, we could repeat the same technique several times, we would be able to optimize it and quickly improve it by watching our performance to develop rapidly.

However, this is not the case with surfing where you will never find two waves exactly alike.

Still, some tips can help you avoid the most common mistakes:

Wrong material

If you want to progress quickly, you’ll have to be patient and step by step from one board to another. This process allows you to get to that little board just like the “pros” but for which you are not yet ready.

This process can be expensive so you can buy and then sell used boards, rent them at a special price at a surf shop near you or invest in a local school that allows you to change boards as you progress.

Wrong beach

Here you can save a lot of time, money and energy. In an initial phase you should settle for a beach that has to deliver what you need most.

Conditions such as easier waves and less apparent danger, such as rocks, strong currents or many practitioners in the water.

Wrong time

If you don’t consult the tide table correctly, you run the risk of missing a big surf. Well, often only in a period of 3 to 4 hours the tide will be in the beach chosen by you.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

Investing in knowing the beach where you will surf most often will guarantee those “happy hours”, so we advise you:

  • Talk to more experienced local surfers.
  • Learn to read a wave forecasting app like the Windguru platform.

When you hit the right board, beach and time, you will enter a rewarding cycle of evolution that will elevate your performance and confidence.

Until then, don’t despair and continue to do your „homework“ and understand this phase as a screening to filter those who really overcome the adversities typical of the sport and will become serious surfers.

Accept the challenge and see you at the peak!

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Every surfer’s dream is to catch big waves every day. Some factors that can influence the realization of this dream do not depend on the surfer’s will, such as the size of the waves, strength and direction of the wind, etc…

But there are measures that can help make this dream a reality.

Surfing is a relatively safe sport, but as with all types of action, it involves some risks.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

These are just 4 habits that can make surfing safer:

Check the equipment

Always check that the equipment is in good condition, as a broken leash or a loose keel can put you in a risky situation.

Checking the material is essential for their own safety and that of others at sea. Being attached to the board means being attached to something that floats, serving as a means of rescue if necessary.

Do not surf alone

In all surf spots there are those waves that are the favorite of local surfers and usually very disputed.

However, there is always that wave that breaks further to the side, which may not be so good, but will make the surfing session safer and less stressful.

Know the place

It is always indicated that, when surfing a spot for the first time, ask a local, or lifeguard, about the sea conditions and risks existing at the time you will be surfing.

Surf guides and websites usually only give an overview of conditions.

With these habits your surfing will be safer and you will be increasing the chances of your dream coming true.

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As far as surfing is concerned, the Algarve region has something that makes it special, guarantee of waves.

As it is exposed to the Atlantic Ocean both to the west and to the south, waves can be found here almost 365 days a year. In the Algarve region you can have guaranteed waves, but it is not easy to know where the best waves are on a daily basis.

With numerous beaches, and each one with its typical swell due to the tide or the wind, getting to know the best places requires time and dedication.

This region is known worldwide for having a very pleasant and mild climate for most of the year.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

The advantages of choosing the Algarve are due to the fact that it has two seafronts (south and west coast) not too far from each other.

Among the countless beaches that we could choose from, we decided to select 5 that best fit several criteria, such as:

  • Easy access
  • restaurants
  • Wave diversity for different surfing levels
  • Safety (little rocks or strong currents)

Arrifana Beach, Aljezur (West Coast)

Long waves, with little strenght and relatively easy to surf.

Zavial beach, Vila do Bispo (South Coast)

Short, tubular waves, with a lot of strenght (except during the summer) and require skill to be surfed.

Amado Beach, Aljezur (West Coast)

Long waves with varying conditions (tubular to gentle) depending on the tide and swell direction. One of the most popular beaches in the Algarve.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão (South Coast)

Short, fast waves, not much strength and size during autumn and spring, with more strength and size during winter. Like most spots on the south coast, as well as Praia do Zavial, during the summer there are no conditions for surfing.

Cordoama beach, Vila do Bispo (West Coast)

Long waves and, like Amado beach, presents different conditions according to the tide and wave direction.

As it is a beach exposed to almost all swells, it provides good waves throughout the year, and can become challenging in the winter months.

Amado beach, Portimão

It is worth remembering that any sport in the open sea brings dangers and responsibilities. The beaches mentioned above are usually good for beginners and intermediates

However, we must always be well informed about the risks, such as rocks that can appear with tidal changes.

Now that you know the Algarve coast a little better, just grab your wetsuit, board and choose your favorite wave.

Above all, have fun!

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Surfing due to several factors can be a sport in which evolution takes a long time. This factor can lead to frustration and even to give up the sport.

The slow evolution in the practice of Surfing is due above all to unavoidable factors (variables) of nature such as:

Wave size – sometimes too big, sometimes too small.

Tides – very low waves usually close in very quickly while at high tide they break too close to the sand.

Daylight – the impossibility of using artificial light, unlike other sports, greatly limits the number of hours available for this sport.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

If, as in so many other sports, we could repeat the same technique several times, we would be able to optimize it and quickly improve it by watching our performance to develop rapidly.

However, this is not the case with surfing where you will never find two waves exactly alike.

Still, some tips can help you avoid the most common mistakes:

Wrong material

If you want to progress quickly, you’ll have to be patient and step by step from one board to another. This process allows you to get to that little board just like the “pros” but for which you are not yet ready.

This process can be expensive so you can buy and then sell used boards, rent them at a special price at a surf shop near you or invest in a local school that allows you to change boards as you progress.

Wrong beach

Here you can save a lot of time, money and energy. In an initial phase you should settle for a beach that has to deliver what you need most.

Conditions such as easier waves and less apparent danger, such as rocks, strong currents or many practitioners in the water.

Wrong time

If you don’t consult the tide table correctly, you run the risk of missing a big surf. Well, often only in a period of 3 to 4 hours the tide will be in the beach chosen by you.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

Investing in knowing the beach where you will surf most often will guarantee those “happy hours”, so we advise you:

  • Talk to more experienced local surfers.
  • Learn to read a wave forecasting app like the Windguru platform.

When you hit the right board, beach and time, you will enter a rewarding cycle of evolution that will elevate your performance and confidence.

Until then, don’t despair and continue to do your „homework“ and understand this phase as a screening to filter those who really overcome the adversities typical of the sport and will become serious surfers.

Accept the challenge and see you at the peak!

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Every surfer’s dream is to catch big waves every day. Some factors that can influence the realization of this dream do not depend on the surfer’s will, such as the size of the waves, strength and direction of the wind, etc…

But there are measures that can help make this dream a reality.

Surfing is a relatively safe sport, but as with all types of action, it involves some risks.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

These are just 4 habits that can make surfing safer:

Check the equipment

Always check that the equipment is in good condition, as a broken leash or a loose keel can put you in a risky situation.

Checking the material is essential for their own safety and that of others at sea. Being attached to the board means being attached to something that floats, serving as a means of rescue if necessary.

Do not surf alone

In all surf spots there are those waves that are the favorite of local surfers and usually very disputed.

However, there is always that wave that breaks further to the side, which may not be so good, but will make the surfing session safer and less stressful.

Know the place

It is always indicated that, when surfing a spot for the first time, ask a local, or lifeguard, about the sea conditions and risks existing at the time you will be surfing.

Surf guides and websites usually only give an overview of conditions.

With these habits your surfing will be safer and you will be increasing the chances of your dream coming true.

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As far as surfing is concerned, the Algarve region has something that makes it special, guarantee of waves.

As it is exposed to the Atlantic Ocean both to the west and to the south, waves can be found here almost 365 days a year. In the Algarve region you can have guaranteed waves, but it is not easy to know where the best waves are on a daily basis.

With numerous beaches, and each one with its typical swell due to the tide or the wind, getting to know the best places requires time and dedication.

This region is known worldwide for having a very pleasant and mild climate for most of the year.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

The advantages of choosing the Algarve are due to the fact that it has two seafronts (south and west coast) not too far from each other.

Among the countless beaches that we could choose from, we decided to select 5 that best fit several criteria, such as:

  • Easy access
  • restaurants
  • Wave diversity for different surfing levels
  • Safety (little rocks or strong currents)

Arrifana Beach, Aljezur (West Coast)

Long waves, with little strenght and relatively easy to surf.

Zavial beach, Vila do Bispo (South Coast)

Short, tubular waves, with a lot of strenght (except during the summer) and require skill to be surfed.

Amado Beach, Aljezur (West Coast)

Long waves with varying conditions (tubular to gentle) depending on the tide and swell direction. One of the most popular beaches in the Algarve.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão (South Coast)

Short, fast waves, not much strength and size during autumn and spring, with more strength and size during winter. Like most spots on the south coast, as well as Praia do Zavial, during the summer there are no conditions for surfing.

Cordoama beach, Vila do Bispo (West Coast)

Long waves and, like Amado beach, presents different conditions according to the tide and wave direction.

As it is a beach exposed to almost all swells, it provides good waves throughout the year, and can become challenging in the winter months.

Amado beach, Portimão

It is worth remembering that any sport in the open sea brings dangers and responsibilities. The beaches mentioned above are usually good for beginners and intermediates

However, we must always be well informed about the risks, such as rocks that can appear with tidal changes.

Now that you know the Algarve coast a little better, just grab your wetsuit, board and choose your favorite wave.

Above all, have fun!

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Surfing due to several factors can be a sport in which evolution takes a long time. This factor can lead to frustration and even to give up the sport.

The slow evolution in the practice of Surfing is due above all to unavoidable factors (variables) of nature such as:

Wave size – sometimes too big, sometimes too small.

Tides – very low waves usually close in very quickly while at high tide they break too close to the sand.

Daylight – the impossibility of using artificial light, unlike other sports, greatly limits the number of hours available for this sport.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

If, as in so many other sports, we could repeat the same technique several times, we would be able to optimize it and quickly improve it by watching our performance to develop rapidly.

However, this is not the case with surfing where you will never find two waves exactly alike.

Still, some tips can help you avoid the most common mistakes:

Wrong material

If you want to progress quickly, you’ll have to be patient and step by step from one board to another. This process allows you to get to that little board just like the “pros” but for which you are not yet ready.

This process can be expensive so you can buy and then sell used boards, rent them at a special price at a surf shop near you or invest in a local school that allows you to change boards as you progress.

Wrong beach

Here you can save a lot of time, money and energy. In an initial phase you should settle for a beach that has to deliver what you need most.

Conditions such as easier waves and less apparent danger, such as rocks, strong currents or many practitioners in the water.

Wrong time

If you don’t consult the tide table correctly, you run the risk of missing a big surf. Well, often only in a period of 3 to 4 hours the tide will be in the beach chosen by you.

Praia da Rocha, Portimão

Investing in knowing the beach where you will surf most often will guarantee those “happy hours”, so we advise you:

  • Talk to more experienced local surfers.
  • Learn to read a wave forecasting app like the Windguru platform.

When you hit the right board, beach and time, you will enter a rewarding cycle of evolution that will elevate your performance and confidence.

Until then, don’t despair and continue to do your „homework“ and understand this phase as a screening to filter those who really overcome the adversities typical of the sport and will become serious surfers.

Accept the challenge and see you at the peak!

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