The location of Sagres, on the southwest peninsula of Portugal, means consistent surf and only a short drive to the south or west coast. There are many beaches to choose from: the ones closest to the surf camp are only 5 minutes away, and lots more just 10, 20, 30 minutes away.
Learning to surf is much more than catching waves, it’s an experience that contains many lessons, and different for everybody. We share with you the surf journey of one of our lovely guests – it’s a long story, capturing what she finds special about surfing and Sagres; her discoveries, joys and thoughts. You maybe feel in some ways the same, or see surfing with completely different eyes. Let us know if you like to share your story for another news, and enjoy the read! Andra, from Bucharest but living now in Luxembourg, first stayed with us in September 2016..
What does this mean for you? Even better, even more beautiful photos of you enjoying the best moments of your surf holiday! We made a partnership with Massimo - Algarve Surf Photo - 2 years ago so when you surf with us you can have a reminder of your experience in the wonderful waves of the west Algarve. And now he can take his camera into the water and shoot you surfing ‘up close and personal’, to really capture the smile on your face..
The beaches of west Algarve are famous for their beauty and wonderful waves.
We have lots of boards – all sizes, all shapes, for learning to surf and improving and for those who already know how. We have bars. Great bars. With plenty of beer. Sagres is well known for both of those. And the last 2, they go together so perfectly…
All you need for a stylish summer in Sagres – from beachwear and urban/street wear to boards and wetsuits, sandals, sunglasses, surf accessories and skate stuff too. Come see us at the shop and check our racks out!
We stock small friendly brands alongside the mainstream quality brands so you can find anything from O’Neill and Hurley, Pukas and HippyTree, to the European Wemoto, Australian label Afends and the US Vissla - makers of the ‘Upcycled Coconut Boardshorts’ named Boardshorts of the Year 2017.
For most people learning to surf is one of the best moments of their life. The challenge, thrill, adrenaline in your body, the excitement and the wonderful feeling of catching waves. You get stronger, your balance improves, sometimes it’s hard but you keep getting better, until you stand up for the first time and you feel amazing - you did it!
But sometimes we see people learning the hard way - by themselves - and for them it turns into a battle. It doesn’t look fun, you can tell by their face, and often they give up trying because they don’t enjoy it.
If you joined the surf school last summer you probably met David already, so you’ll know why we’re so happy that he came back this year!
He’s working with us for only 2 months before he goes off travelling, so we’re making the most of having his friendly face and relaxed vibe around the surf camp!! And we’re very happy to make a little introduction about him as one of the team. We get a feeling he’ll be here again, and very much hope so - and we hope that you get the chance to meet him when you come to surf with us!
The surf camp is open and our first guests are already enjoying the surf lessons!
We're warming up slowly, and so is Sagres - with some beautiful sunny days last week! Today it's a little cloudy but that doesn't stop the surf school from going out to have fun - remember we have super cosy wetsuits and when you're active and enjoying yourself it's the best way to keep warm!
The weather forecast is getting better and it should be a sunshine and blue sky..
Monica’s been working in the surf shop for almost 7 years already, since she joined the Sagres Natura happy family in 2011! We can’t count how many surf lessons she’s booked in and surfboard rentals have passed through her hands, or how many people she’s helped with all things surf-related. What we do know is..