Justin West Surf Coaching
Justin West Coaching provides pro surf coaching & the latest video analysis techniques to advance your surfing to the next level in the wave rich Portuguese Algarve. He is surf coach to two national champions and can also provide physical training advice to help you prepare for your surfing adventure. We only allow 4 students per class.
- Kids Surf
- Beginner Surf
- Intermediate Surf
- Advanced Surf
- Private Surf
- Getting There
- Due to changing tides exact surf lesson start times are not decided until the week of your lesson.
- After you book we will contact you the week of your lesson to tell you your lessons start time.
We offer kids lessons all year around in the Algarve with a maximum of 4 in a class for ages between 6 & 12 years old through our Lagos Surf Club. The lessons are approximately 2 hours in duration depending on surf conditions, we can meet at the beach or arrange transport for up to 4 from your accommodation. All equipment is provided.
We offer beginner lessons all year around in the Algarve with a max 4 in a class through our partnership surf school. The lessons are around 3 hours in total, we can meet at the beach or arrange transport for up to 6 from your accommodation. All equipment is provided. Beginner lessons focus on safety & learning the stand up & how to remain standing with good technique on the broken white water.
Justin West offers intermediate lessons all year around in the Algarve with max 4 in a class. The lessons are around 3 hours in total, we can meet at the beach or arrange transport. All equipment is provided. This level introduces the student to techniques necessary for ocean understanding & surfing the green, unbroken waves with style and good control. Video analysis sessions are included.
Justin West offers advanced coaching & surf trips to the South West Algarve. All equipment & transport is provided if necessary. Coaching is individually based using the most up to date video analysis and coaching techniques from a coach of two national surfing champs. Fitness programs are also available to help surfers prepare physically for their surfing adventures.
If you are motivated to become a better surfer and develop your surfing skills quickly or just wish to make an exclusive group booking for your family or group of friends then book a private coaching session with Justin West. Equipment, transport, video analysis sessions are included from a pro coach of two national surfing champions. Fitness programs are also available to help you prepare.
Join us in the South West Algarve. The Portuguese Algarve has two coastlines and picks up swell from the NW to the SE requiring expert local knowledge to find those perfect gems. We provide, transport for each day to the best surf spot, the latest video analysis, guidance from one of the highest qualified coaches in the Algarve and all equipment if necessary.
Prices from 20 July to 19 July
|Prices per person||1 Day|
|Kids Surf Lessons||€125|
|Beginner Surf Lessons||€125|
|Intermediate Surf Lessons||€125|
|Advanced Surf Lessons||€125|
|Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
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- We pick you up from your accommodation
Surf conditions in Lagos:
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Surf Lessons often occur at the areas best and most reliable surf beaches, Praia do Amado and Praia do Amoreira, 20-30 minutes from Lagos. Depending on conditions you may surf at any number of surf beaches nearby such as Maia Praia, Castalejo, Arrifana, Zavial, Cabanas and Porto de Mos. Either way the surf schools will pick you up and take you to the best beaches on the day.
Don't worry if you have no experience whatsoever. The beginner's lessons are taught in waist deep water riding the white water only. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch ‘green' (unbroken) waves. If you are already experienced the instructors will take you further out and help you develop your technique on bigger waves.
Lagos is a year round surf destination thanks to its position at the corner of the Algarve. It is one of Europe’s best kept secrets and offers waves for beginners, intermediates and expert surfers. It also has the warmest water in Portugal and the winter temperature is warm enough for t-shirts. In the summer the temperature is in the late 20s and stay bright until 10pm.
Within Lagos is the town's long golden sandy beach that seems to go on forever, Meia Praia, a very safe beginners surf beach, but not always reliable.
Head further West and after 20 minutes you arrive at a crossroad, take the turn South West and after a few minutes you reach the laid back surf town of Sagres where you will find breaks such as Tonel, Mareta, Beliche and Zavial. Again different standards are catered for in these beaches that wrap around Cape St.Vincent
Alternatively take the right turn and after 10 minutes you will reach a great beginners /intermediate surf beach Praia do Amado. Close by is one of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches Praia da Bordeira. Further North is the world class surf break in Arrifana and beginners beach Amoreira. The UK's Independent newspaper sums it up best: "Here is one of Europe's undiscovered treasures - thankfully protected by a 120km-long Parque Natural, which helps ensure that "tourist development" mostly means a café in a shack on a beach. It all seems like a fabulous secret, shared only by the intrepid few who make it this far. Their reward? Having miles and miles of these dramatic beaches (almost) to themselves."
Come Surf Lagos with us…
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.
- To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
What happens if the surf school cancel the Surf Lessons?
In the rare occasion that conditions do not allow for the surf lesson to go ahead you will be given a full refund.
Debit/Credit cards are not accepted on site – cash only.
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