Kitesurf Camp Lodge in Lagos Portugal
Lagos is the kiteboard (and party) capital of the Algarve with the number one spot in the Algarve to kite, the Alvor lagoon on it's doorstep and for those in need of waves the west coast offers waves year round and is less than half hour away. The kitesurf lodge in Lagos Portugal is situated in a picturesque fishing town and has something to suit anyone and everyone. The 'old town' is a maze of bars, restaurants, cafe's and shops serving up some of the best and cheapest seafood in Europe.
With plenty beaches and dozens of activities to indulge yourself in and excellent wind in the summer. Lagos makes for a perfect low cost kiteboard destination right on Europe's doorstep. The windiest months are June-September usually blowing 16-20 knots.
Lagos' famous kitesurf camp lodge is located in a quiet part of town between 4 beaches, the beautiful cliffs and grottos of Lagos and less than 10 minutes walk to the town center. The lodge has a home away from home vibe and everything to make your kiting holiday super chilled and extremely memorable. With a mature garden, hammock and hot tub to lounge around do some yoga or get a massage in, the lodge also has a fully fitted kitchen, free WiFi, computer, lounge with Dvd's and books, gear storage and best of all is minutes drive from the kite spot.
The rooms are tastefully decorated. Six rooms with doubles & twins with en-suite and shared rooms to choose from. Some have access to the gardens and some with private terrace.Linen and towels provided and daily cleaning.Bikes and kayaks for rent.Alternative activities can be arranged at no extra cost. Best BBQ you'll EVER have. Everything that should be on the breakfast table.
Kitesurfing Lagos the Algarve
Our kitesurfing courses are based on the standards of the International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO) Along with our IKO instructor, safety boat and guaranteed small groups we aim to get you progressing as quick as possible. Our kite spot is the number one spot in Portugal, the shallow warm water estuary of Alvor, around 10 min driving from Lagos.
What can you expect from our courses as a complete beginner?
Well firstly we're proud to be working with the PROGRESSION kitesurfing team, creators of the famous instructional kiting DVD's. For all beginner courses over 3 hours you will be given a FREE instructional DVD (to watch before you start your first lesson) that will basically give you a heads up on what to expect from your first lesson, explaining everything from kite setup, equipment, launching the kite, body dragging, staying upwind and turning. The DVD's one hour long and the aim is to help you progress through your course a lot quicker.
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The 3 hour course you can expect to learn the following: Location and conditions, equipment and terminology, kite setup, launching and landing the kite, body dragging.
The 7 hour course All the above including body dragging upwind and board recovery, water relaunch and self rescue, waterstarts and first runs.
The 10 hour course The complete kiters course which includes all the above as well as riding and staying upwind and learning to change direction (turning) .
The 15 hour course This is the course If you want the complete course and to learn some jumps, do some toe side riding or carving turns as well as supervision for safety and any little bad habits gotten rid of.
For Packages Make a Reservation Inquiry and we will get back to you with options.
The northerly wind the 'Nortada' filters through the mountain range of the Serra de Monchique creating perfect conditions between the months of May-Sept with June through to August being the best with an average of 70% of windy days . The Alvor estuary is the best spot to learn kite boarding in the Algarve and thus is one of the stops in the professional kitesurfing world tour each year. The estuary itself is adjoined to the ocean and hence as well as a beautiful setting is also a safe one.
Our kitesurf lessons and courses will cover you no matter what previous experience if any you might have, so don't worry if you have kited a bit before, we'll just pick up from where you have left off. If you have kited a bit or have finished a course with us, we can offer another course and supervised rental option. We also issue IKO certified cards after course completion.
Other Activities and Trips
If it's waves you're after, we'll take you to the west coast where the wind is usually cross on/off shore and always has good size swell. Our Lodge has storage for your kite gear and has a selection of kitesurf instructional DVD's so you can get a heads up on the coming days lessons. For any pick ups in and around Lagos please include details in your booking confirmation. We can arrange rentals for people staying at the Lodge.
We are also a surf school and do surf lessons and our SUP school will open soon. Other activities such as kayaking, Mountain biking, wakeboarding and skydiving can all be arranged at no extra cost through us.
Faro airport is 1 hr away. A taxi will cost around 100 euros, due to the new toll road from the airport to Lagos our transfers no longer run and we can offer you the following info to get you to Lagos.