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8 Days Yoga and Surf Camp in Algarve

  • Jho'La Surf Camp, Beco do Leste A, 55 8600-140 Praia da Luz, Lagos, Portugal

Overview

Portugal Surf Camp

Learn how to surf and get into the plenitude and calmness of yoga in one of the best places in Europe with the most beautiful beaches and waves. Go with one of the most experienced and professional school in the Algarve area to where the best waves are and experience all the thrill and emotion that the Portuguese coast can offer.

Highlights

  • 5 yoga sessions
  • 5 days surf lessons
  • Qualified instructors
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Use of surf equipment
  • 2 transfers to Lagos
  • Beach transfers
  • Daily meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

  • Intermediate

Group sizes

The maximum participants in the group is 8.

  • 5 days with instruction
  • English
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The villa has two floors and allows a maximum occupation of eight people. Downstairs, there are three bedrooms, two of them with a bunk bed, and two bathrooms. There is also a toilet upstairs. There is free Wi-Fi in all the house and cable TV in the spacious living room. Outside, there are several balconies with hammocks and puffs where you can relax after a surfing day or just chill out with a nice bottle of Portuguese wine.

The courses are meant for two specific publics, for people that never had a surfing lesson or just had a short experience in surfing so far - beginners level, and intermediate level surfers that already have the basic knowledge of surfing and are looking forward to improving skills in paddling out, choosing and catching waves by themselves, and develop the basic maneuvers such as trimming, cut-back, and floaters.

You and your surf instructors will leave after breakfast and drive to the best beach for the prevailing conditions (waves, wind, etc.). You will receive three to four hours of surf coaching plus extra time on the beach, and will be brought back to the camp in the afternoon or evening.

  • 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. 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 main responsible for the surf school internal surf coaches training, founder member of the APTS (Portuguese Surf Coaches Association), and life saver 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 life saver by the ISN, life saver 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. Travels every year to India to practice and get new inspiration.

The surf camp is located in Vila da Luz right next to the city of Lagos in the Algarve, Portugal.

Nearby places

  • Bars and restaurants - 2 minutes
  • Beach - 2 minutes
  • Faro Airport (FAO) - 50 minutes
  • Supermarket and pharmacy - 5 minutes
Activities
  • Shopping nearby
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
General
  • Balcony
  • Bar nearby
  • Beach nearby
  • CafĂ© nearby
  • Hammock
  • Restaurant nearby
Services
  • Free Wi-Fi

Daily breakfast, five lunch, and five dinners are included in this package.

Deep tissue and myofascial release massage sessions are available upon request.

  • 2 transfers to Lagos
  • 5 days surf lessons in west or south coast
  • 5 yoga sessions
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Beach transfer
  • Daily breakfast, five lunch snack-pack, and five dinners
  • Use of surf equipment
  • Qualified instructors
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request.

For information about the booking conditions, please send Jho'La Surf Camp an inquiry.
  • Review by Lahozeu from Laussane, Swiss
    10 out of 10

    "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."

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  • Review by Kate L
    10 out of 10

    "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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  • Review by A traveler from Ulm, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "What a wonderful place to stay! The hostel has got everything you need - great, relaxing common area, tidy and quiet rooms with comfy beds, hammocks to chill out and a nice deck for breakfast or barbecue. It's a very enjoyable place with a lot of attention to detail and very inviting vibes! Francisco the owner, will do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. He's also responsible for dinner, which is - amazing! He's a very friendly and helpful person and also gave me lots of good recommendations for my trip. I booked the surf camp twice now and always had an amazing time there! The guys from the surf school are much fun and really onto it! Luz itself is a relaxed and enjoyable small village. The beach is just a minute walk away from the hostel. You can also go to a lookout to see the sunrise (or just go later during the day :-) ), take a walk to the nearby beaches or go running along the cliffs. What's left to say - really enjoyed my stay and I can highly recommend that welcoming place! "

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  • Review by A traveler from Ulm, Germany
    10 out of 10

    "What a wonderful place to stay! The hostel has got everything you need - great, relaxing common area, tidy and quiet rooms with comfy beds, hammocks to chill out and a nice deck for breakfast or barbecue. It's a very enjoyable place with a lot of attention to detail and very inviting vibes! Francisco the owner, will do everything to make your stay as comfortable as possible. He's also responsible for dinner, which is - amazing! He's a very friendly and helpful person and also gave me lots of good recommendations for my trip. I booked the surf camp twice now and always had an amazing time there! The guys from the surf school are much fun and really onto it! Luz itself is a relaxed and enjoyable small village. The beach is just a minute walk away from the hostel. You can also go to a lookout to see the sunrise (or just go later during the day :-) ), take a walk to the nearby beaches or go running along the cliffs. What's left to say - really enjoyed my stay and I can highly recommend that welcoming place! "

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  • Review by Andrea B.
    9 out of 10

    "Wow. Vacation at Jho'las is like being in surfers heaven. First step into the house was like coming home. Downstairs, it has three bedrooms and two bathrooms for eight people. Upstairs is a huge living room with couches, a dining table, and an amazing kitchen (sorry, it's an insider joke). The host Francisco, a real reliable person is very accommodating and also good in cooking. He will serve you very delicious Portuguese food in the evening. Breakfast and lunch is also included so you will start the day well prepared. Outside you find a big terrace and a few hammocks to relax after surfing. I stayed seven days with five times of surfing. Francisco cooperates with a surf school called future surfing school from Portimao. The surf instructor where very enthusiastic and real nice guys. Even Francisco can give you good surfing advices. The camp is close to the sea an a short walk to the nearest restaurants and bars. Luz also is a lovely village. What else can I say? It was really great and I hope to get back real soon."

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  • Review by A traveler
    9 out of 10

    "Stayed at JHo'La for a week last september. Francisco is a very nice host! He picks you up from the train station if you want, cooks the best real Portugese food, and knows the best places to go. The house is very cosy and only half a minute away from the beach of Luz. In the morning, a van from the surf school picks you up to take you to the best surf spots. Francisco and the surf teachers know a lot about the region and will tell you everything you need and want to know."

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  • Review by Lisette K.
    9 out of 10

    "I stayed at Jho'la Surf Camp for almost two weeks in september. The nice and cozy house makes you feel at home instantly. Feeling at home is great, but the host Francisco even makes you feel part of the surf camp family. The amazing food, great conversations, playing music, chilling at the hammocks, it all contributed to an amazing, relaxing holiday. Coming back is high on my wish list!"

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  • Review by Anna B. from Munich, Germany
    9 out of 10

    "We were really lucky that we found this place. It was even better than we expected. A place where you feel like at home with best friends and it has all the surfing and ocean spirit. The host Francisco is not only an excellent cook, he is also an interesting storyteller and creates all the welcoming an friendly atmosphere for socializing. A typical day would start with a nice breakfast at the terrace with the view to the ocean and the flowers around. Then the guys from the Future Surf Camp would pick us up around 09:00 and take us to the surf location. Not all surf locations had restaurants and we didn't have time for that either so our lunch packs were very helpful. In the evening after the tiring surfing day we could relax in the hammocks, play numerous instruments like ukulele or the guitar which were serving as a decoration in the living room, then have an amazing dinner prepared by Francisco."

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  • Review by Stefano C. from Turin, Italy
    9 out of 10

    "Fantastic place! The house is really cozy and clean. The host is an amazing cook and you can have dinner there with the surf mates you'll meet during your stay. But the best has yet to come - the surf lessons were simply amazing! All the instructors are really professional and passionate, in a very short time you can learn all the basics and start to really enjoy this sport. Can't wait to visit Algarve and Jho'La camp again!"

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Lagos, Portugal

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

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Availability

This vacation is available all year round, please select an arrival date below.

 

Low season

 

  • November - June

 

High season

 

  • July - October

 

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