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Jho'La Surf Camp

Jho'La Surf Camp is the closest surf camp to Luz Beach and provide experienced and completely certified surf school with instructors that have a great pleasure in teaching.

Instructors 4

Gustavo Gouveia

Gustavo was 2001 Portuguese national surf champion, surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1998, managing partner, and founder of Future Surfing School in 1998. He is a responsible surf coach for the advanced and competition classes.

Ricardo Gonçalves

Ricardo is a surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1996, managing partner of Future Surfing School since 2005, polyvalent surf coach, and mainly responsible for the surf school internal surf coaches training, founder member of the APTS (Portuguese Surf Coaches Association), and lifesaver from the Portuguese Red Cross and the Life Saving Club Great Britain.

Eduardo Lima

Eduardo (Edu) is a surf coach by the FSS since 2008 and by the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) since 2013, long time lifesaver by the ISN, lifesaver by the Surf Life Saving Club Great Britain, and polyvalent surf coach.

Maria Kira

Maria has a deep connection with the ocean. She has a degree in marine biology but never really ventured into the wild surf experience. What she comes to offer you at the surf camp are yoga classes and massage sessions. She has studied extensively with amazing and inspiring teachers, a bit all over the place. She travels every year to India to practice and get new inspiration.

Reviews 5

Caroline Zeller

from United States, September 2017

"La joie de vivre"

L'endroit-la villa de Francesco-ses repas divins- le partage à table-les plages magiques et le surf- très physique- et La rencontre avec Ana la prof de yoga très pro

Stephanie Hassan

from France, August 2017

L organisation de la semaine ainsi que la nourriture le lieu et les jeunes venant du monde entier. Franchement je recommande.


from United States, August 2017

"Très bon séjour chez Fransisco"

Propreté des lieux. Accueil et hospitalité de Francisco. A 2 minutes à pied de la plage et des restaurants.

Emma Therer

from Great Britain, June 2017

"A paradise on earth.."

Francisco is a wonderful host and he cooks very well :)

I enjoyed my stay in Luz, the house is beautiful and the beach is very close to the house and very nice as well!

The surf school is great! The instructors are very helpful, friendly and will always make sure you have a great time while surfing! :)

I will certainly come back!! I met so many wonderful people & Portugal is a beautiful country!

Hassan Bennouna

from France, May 2017

"Excellente expérience "

Il règne dans ce camp de surf une agréable atmosphère. Le logement est propre , les cours de surf sont impeccable et les plages magnifiques. Je recommande vivement ce camp de surf. Une mention particulière pour la cuisine de Francesco qui est excellente.

Testimonials 5

a traveler Italy

TripAdvisor website

Had a great time at this place with my friends, just surfing and having some sun at the beach. Nice supermarket nearby and some good restaurants. Just relaxing! The location is good to have a car and it is a safe place.

Maria P.

TripAdvisor website

It was my first hostel experience and it as gained a special place in my heart. The cozy and homely atmosphere, the great host that is Francisco, and an excellent cook , made me wanna come back a few more times, and hopefully will return again in the near future. The house is set in the middle of Praia da Luz, a wonderful and picturesque village located in the protected area of the Natural Park of the Costa Vicentina and one of the best things, it is a five minute walk to the beach. A great place to stay if you want to discover the unspoiled part of the Algarve. I really recommend it.

a traveler France

TripAdvisor website

It was my first experience in a surf camp and i loved it! I was looking for a place with a nice surf camp spirit and that what i found in Jho'La! Francisco the owner of the place will make everything possible to guarantee that your stay is the best possible. Moreover he cooks very well which is a real plus in your stay. For the surf we went with José who was a really good teacher, always giving personal advice. You are in a group but feel like you have a personal lesson! We really had a blast. You meet new people in a very nice atmosphere. Just looking forward to come back to this little heaven!

Lahozeu Swiss

TripAdvisor website

If you're looking for the real surf camp experience, then don't hesitate go to Jho'La! This young surf camp has a great captain: Francisco. He renovated the all house in a nice surf camp spirit. The place is very cosy and we slept very well (and believe me you will need a good rest after surfing :-). About surfing, Francisco will film you once or twice during the week, and after dinner we all sit down in front of the TV to do video analysis about everyone’s mistakes, like the Pros! Then about the food, Francisco is a great cook. he makes excellent meals with local products. It was a very good surprise. (hope you will try his magic fish soup). We really had a blast. You meet new people in a very nice atmosphere. Go there and see by yourself.

Kate L.

TripAdvisor website

I came for one week surf-vacation at the end of June. Staying at Jho'la was very lovely. It's a cozy family-style place that accommodates maximum 8 guests. Francisco is a very nice host and an amazing cook! Every dinner was different, but every time delicious. In the morning you are picked up by surf-van that brings you to the spot with the best conditions. The lessons are given by instructors of future-surfing school. It was my 4th time in Algarve and every time I was taking lessons with future-surf. Great place to stay with great surf experience! I will come back!

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