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This program is perfect for those who are more energetic and don't mind waking up early. It targets those who want to take the full course in order to advance the maximum, where yoga is the complement used. Wavesensations' instructors will make sure you will gradually improve your skills, taking into account your initial point. The staff will do their utmost to surf on the beach with the best conditions for your level!
All ages are welcome as participants.
Casa Azul Sagres is a lovely bed and breakfast located close to the center of Sagres and near several beaches. It only takes about 10 minutes of walking to get to any of them and you will find a nice break, restaurants, and bars. It has private rooms as well as self-catering apartments with free Wi-Fi in the building. Enjoy the sun or socialize over a barbecue at end of the week or a sunset tour.
Sensations being the main concept, an awakening of sensations is what you will find when entering a room at Casa Azul Sagres. There is a wide range of types of accommodation, suitable for all budgets. You can choose between rooms or self-catering apartments. Why not have a breakfast on the buffet and start your days with the maximum strength?
Start the day with a yoga session on the beach. Return refreshed and ready for a day of surfing with a great breakfast in your room at around 09:00. The team will make the plan of the day and decide the surfing destination of the day. You will leave around 10:00 to the beach with better conditions where you start with a short introduction and warm up.
After 14:30 and two hours in the water, it's lunchtime. After the break, you will start the second class of the day. At the end of this surf day, you will be tired and your level of endorphins is very high, then it is time to go back to the beach and have a warm bath. Usually, the team organizes night walks to the typical restaurants of Sagres where everyone is welcomed.
At dinner, they have several choices from a big barbecue to a dinner with the whole team in several seafood restaurants in Sagres. Everyone is invited to join. Even if you are traveling alone, you will always have the company of everyone from day one. After an excellent dinner, depending on your energy, it's time for a drink in the bars or if you want to go rest to prepare for the next day.
At Thursdays, you will join the group and go to the most southwestern point of Europe, Cabo de São Vicente, to see the sunset. This a special moment that Wavesensations want to share with everyone. On the last day of the course, usually Fridays, it is time to review all week and share all the emotions with the other participants, so you will join in for a barbecue, where everyone is welcomed.
A trip to St. Vincente Cape to watch the sunset is included in this package.
Sagres is located on the south of Portugal in the Algarve and has a long tradition of fishing. This is evident when you visit one of the many restaurants where they have all kinds of seafood. They all come fresh from the sea and are carefully prepared and served with traditional sides. Sagres has had a good nightlife for many years. Ask for a Sagres beer with percebes!
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A breakfast buffet is served each morning and is included in the package. Usually you will dine together every night. Dinner consists of everything from a large barbecue at the camp to eating at a restaurant in village with all the staff. Everyone is welcome to join, so even if you are traveling alone, you will have dinner companions from day one. Each surfing day you will get a lunch box with a sandwich, bottle of water, fruit, and cereal bar.
Please book your flight to arrive at Faro Airport (FAO).
Take a bus to Lagos. Wavesensations offers transfers to Sagres. You only need to let them know your arrival time and they will be there to pick you up.
Take a train to Lagos. Wavesensations offers transfers to Sagres. You only need to let them know your arrival time and they will be there to pick you up.
"My daughter and me had 5 days surf lessons in August with Wavesensations in Sagres, and rented one day surfboards with them. The organisation was professional and well organized. Wavesensations provided lunch box and beach umbrellas which we could not see with other surf schools on the beaches. The international and Portuguese trainers are well skilled and speak a perfect English. Wavesensations took much care about our safety and selected the beaches/waves accordingly. Participants were from all ages (8...50 years). All employees are very kind, helpful and flexible. We felt very comfortable with Wavesensation. Thank you for the nice time we had ! Would come back immediately if we could. Sagres is the perfect place to relax. The advantage is that there are many beaches around Sagres (West and Southcoast) so that you can nearly aleays find a beach with adequate waves."
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"When we get again to Sagres and decide to rent boards or may be refresh skills and participate in a lesson, no doubt we will head straight to Wavesensations. Thanks to the wonderful instructors, Oliver and Carlos. It was very nice. Also, that whenever we asked if its possible to make a day`s break for example and have the lesson the other day than it was planned, there has never been a problem. Everyone was very understanding and friendly."
"Just got back from a trip with Wavesensations, so was visiting in the low season. I had three days worth of lessons which were brilliant, Carlos is gorgeous! Brilliant instructor, doesn't try to baby you too much like I noticed some of the other surf schools doing with their groups constantly pulling them out the water and having very structured time schedules, Wavesensations was much more laid back but still attentive which was perfect for me who just likes to get on with it and get help when you need or take breaks when you want. It is worth mentioning that the accommodation you are given is Casa Azul (so look at reviews there too), which is a lovely lovely place, but more of a hotel than a hostel or a camp, which is fine is you are with people, but I was traveling alone with the hope of meeting or socializing with other travelers and found this difficult as this place has no socializing area, reception area or bar or anything like that, you are just given a (very lovely) room, but that's it, so i actually ended up paying to stay at a different hostel designed more for travelers rather than holidayers - where I could meet people, but continued doing the surfing with Wavesensations. In high season the surfing lessons may provide an opportunity to meet other solo travelers doing the surfing packages too, but for when I went there was mainly couples that were doing their own thing. So it may be worth bearing this in mind, other than that I had an amazing time."
"Hi, we initially booked with Wavesensations as the surf school and our hotel insisted a nine year old was too young to have all day lessons, boy were they wrong! Jake took to it from the off, mostly down to Carlos, his instructor, whose enthusiasm and fantastic sense of humor were priceless. Over the first two days, Jake's confidence grew and grew. This then continued when Ollie took over on day three for the next three days. Nothing was too much trouble for either instructor, whether it was driving around to find the best waves, identifying the best board for Jake, or pulling him out to the green waves on days where it was difficult for him to get out himself. Both Ollie and Carlos were very patient and genuinely nice guys to be around. They certainly made our holiday and we will be booking with Wavesensations again. Thank you so much."
"What a fantastic few days learning to surf (mostly falling off) Carlos, our instructor, was the nicest guy you could meet. On the beach there was a very genuine community feel with other surfers and surf schools."
"Went there for a two-day-first-experience of surfing with my brother. The staff was really kind and friendly. They gave us really good advice. Everything was very well organized. Two days wasn't enough! I highly recommend this surf school for your stay in Sagres."
"Best week with Wavesensations. Carlos was awesome fun, a great teacher and local tour guide. Definitely heading back as soon as we can!"
"Carlos, our trainer, was really great, very patient and understanding. He was super easy going and managed to teach us to do some surfing tricks quite fast. In windy days he took us around the area and told us interesting facts and stories. It made a real difference that we could connect on a personal level and make the whole surfing experience even more enjoyable!"
"Great fun for kids and grown ups and we got up on the boards! Good value, beaches were lovely and great sights. Trainer was very good with kids."
"We had a great time with Wavesensations last January. Luis, our coach, did his best to teach us into surfing and demonstrated both professionalism and dedication as well as passion and joy of surfing. Accommodation was great and all equipment available and in good shape. Totally recommended for surf experience!"
"Great surf school; we were no more than two to seven students all five days, while the other schools we met brought a lot of students. The surf instructors Alec and Carlos were very engaged and patient with us and took us seightseeing and out at night. Carlos seemed to know almost everyone in town and were a great help and so much fun. Both instructers gave us some good advices and we both improved a lot during the week. Thanks for a great holiday! We would definitely recommend Wavesensations to all beginners. We cannot wait to go surf again! A good advice would be to take a day of rest in the middle of the week and maybe have a total of six to seven days"