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We can excuse ourselves with many arguments about being complicit and passive bystanders in the environmental countdown. We face as a global society.

Not having enough information on this crucial issue is definitely not a valid excuse since the information is available everywhere.

That is not pleasant to face the huge environmental challenges of our times.

It is also frustrating trying to take action when apparently the rest of the world. Including many politicians don’t give a damn, but you know what?

Together we can do much more than by ourselves.

This minority of conscious active citizens might just grow enough to change still in time. Small habits can mean great accomplishments.

Join our Future Eco Surf School on this natural journey of conquering our sustainability project in our Eco Surf School, for our people & planet.

 

Be the change you want to see in the world

Ghandi
Praia da Rocha, Portimão

Sustainability

1% for the planet
Every year we donate 1% of our sales revenue to NGOs to help them protect our planet and fight for a fairer society. Know more

Eco-kids
In addition to teaching kids and teenagers to surf, we encourage them to use eco-friendly surf materials and to understand the cycles of nature through a playful environmental education programme. Know more

Sustainable surf lessons
We have been renovating all the essential gear to our activity, surfboards, wetsuits, leashes, wax and sunblocks into more eco-friendly and sustainable certified gear, our goal is to have by 2022 exclusively eco surf gear. Know more

Monchique Mountain, Algarve

Carbon neutrality
We are developing our People & Planet strategy and plan to become carbon neutral every year. Know more

Plastic mitigation strategy
We have installed a water filter to offer free, quality water while facilitating aluminium bottles. Our goal: to help prevent plastic pollution. Know more

Circular surf waste advocates
We are a delivery point to broken surfboards and damaged wetsuits, which we will send to partners who will reuse their materials and keep them away from landfills. Know more

Benagil cave, Lagoa

Sustainability

Marine life protection
Many sunscreens are made using polluting chemical ingredients that harm coral and marine life. We stock non-harmful, eco-friendly sunscreens at our surf school. Know more

Together we go further
We believe that the world needs a systemic change that is co-created by different actors. We want to work with all kinds of organizations to help shape initiatives that are in line with our mission. Know more

Surf for all
Partnerships with social associations to provide free surf lessons to those in need like the physically impaired, people with addiction problems, and kids without family support. Know more

Bordeira beach, Aljezur

Clever surfer
Free memberships to the best students in local schools. Know more

Building community awareness
Together with our partners, we organise regular talks, workshops and dynamics with the local community to raise awareness of key global and local challenges. Know more

Surf & Environment
We have created weekly social media posts, sharing information as well as initiatives from around the world by surfers and game-changers that are committed to protecting the environment around them. Know more

We care so much about the future because that’s where we’ll spend the rest of our lives

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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

As with most adventure sports, a partner can lend a hand when things don’t go as planned.

If you feel bad or something happens, you don’t have anyone with you to help you or call for help.

Avoid crowd

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.

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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, Aljezur

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

As with most adventure sports, a partner can lend a hand when things don’t go as planned.

If you feel bad or something happens, you don’t have anyone with you to help you or call for help.

Avoid crowd

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.

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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, Aljezur

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

As with most adventure sports, a partner can lend a hand when things don’t go as planned.

If you feel bad or something happens, you don’t have anyone with you to help you or call for help.

Avoid crowd

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.

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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, Aljezur

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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