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WHAT EXACTLY IS A BOOTCAMP with The Surf Experience? The basic idea is to give pro coaching package and training techniques from an intermediate level and above. Through multi video analysis, drills and other techniques your development will go through the roof.

Stuck at a certain level and never have the time and support to push trying to conquer a powerful backhand snap?

This is EXACTLY what you need.                                                 

The numbers are limited to 6 - 8 to be fully mobile for surfing multi surf spots. Dawnies and Lates. One break eases off, we pack up and move onto the next best break. Same for swell. No half way house ~ for example no meeting different needs for different levels; no messing around with whitewater !!

The minimum level you will require is to already stand and turn both ways, plus can catch a fair few waves. The better you are the more you get out.

Price is €729.

What do I get - The usual The Surf Experience hosting and Love. Surf Super Star Sam Lamiroy as personal PRO COACH. Mutli angled filming from the ocean and from shore for daily analysis and critic. Rachel will provide specifically designed nutrion for both breakfasts and Lunches to keep you healthy and full of energy. Exclusive pro photographer - Staffan Rennermalm -  taking shots every day to also view and keep.

What else? 1 spa session with gym techinques on how to keep surf-fit when landlocked and one
SAUNA session. In addition 1 sports massage will be added for 30 mins each.


A SUMMARY - Incase all this sounds all very militant and tough to some ~ especially this goes out to the laayyydies who always enquire... It´s not designed to be. The idea is to basically give you a crash course into higher standard surfing techniques and water skills. An idea on how to train and better yourself in surfing. Whether that happens or not during the week is entirely down to you and also the surf conditions. The flexibility we´ll adopt over the week should enable you to get into the best conditions for your ability.

However the ethos of the week is to leave having a better knowledge of surfing and the environment. Plus to leave you with the tools for self improvement whilst having FUN, as that´s why we all surf in the first place!!


5th in U21 world´s only losing to Taj Burrow 1995

Former 3 x British Champion.
Former head of O´neill Surf Academy
coaching all top pros across Europe.


" Best thing I ever did " Kieran, Ireland Feb Bootcamp 2010.

 "Change your life, swear to God !! " little kid in surf shop in "Point Break"  1991



4th - 11th Nov 2017

Manuel "necas" Mestre is one of the most revered LongBoard legends of Portugal.  4 x Algarve Champion, 2 x National champion. European ranking of 4 and world ranking of 16.  Represented Portugal at worlds 7x and was team PORTUGAL winner once.

Longbord week with Manuel Mestre and Surf Experience Portugal.

A reception, introduction and with Necas. A briefing of the week.

The training will always be divided into two parts: Theory & Practical. The theoretical part will be held at the surf camp at the end of the day or if the conditions are not on our side.


Price:  499€  basic    567€  renting kit.


TO NOTE: Main Objective is  FUN and surfing the best waves possible.

Included in the week.

25 Nov - 2 Dec                Green / Blue 
2 Dec - 9 Dec                  Blue/Brown 

We will have selected weeks either side of summer whereby one LANDROVER heads out with only one target -  score the best waves possible.

Although we do our very best to separate surfers, intermediates and beginners whenever possible throughout the year sometimes it becomes a little challenging so these weeks are crated for you as a "surfer" to aim for as an absolute guarantee you will have a dedicated driver and guide to go surf with for everyday of a specific week.

No extra charge on these weeks and loaded seperately with the same amazing trademark surf ex lunches.

You will be filmed at least 3 times over the week and can view at your pleasure after the day. Basic pointers given and also a great way for us and yourself to grade yourselves on the IAMBANDS scales. This could bring you to the ultimate week we have created alongside LAMIROYSURFACADEMY at the end of the year. SURF BOOTYS.

On request we can bring a pro surf photographer on one of the days which is highly recommended.  

Safari weeks 2017.

MARCH 11 - 18
APRIL 1 - 8
MAY 13 - 20
JUNE 3 - 10
SEPT 16 - 23
OCT 14 - 21
NOV 11 - 18

Fitness instructor & lifestyle expert, Roxy ambassador, free-surfer and adventure-nut Sophie Everard of the Mad To Live blog is collaborating with the Surf Experience, the original surf & lifestyle company based in the heart of Europe's thriving summer surf scene, Lagos, Portugal, to create the ULTIMATE women's fitness, surf and adventure retreat this autumn.

The week is set to be a heart-racing, unforgettable adventure with a focus on physical and mental wellbeing and learning new skills to take home with you. You will immerse yourself in the vibrant Portuguese surf scene and culture and leave feeling charged, healthy and invigorated by the experience of a lifetime.

Hosted by fitness and sports coach Sophie Everard (CV includes Move Your Frame, The Soho House Group and Another Space), the retreat will be a jam-packed 7 days of surfing with expert tuition, sunset beach yoga sessions, horseback riding and sunrise trail running through the rugged and stunning Roman and Moor-settled Algarvian landscape. Throughout the week enjoy outdoor fitness classes, including surf specific training, adrenaline-pumping mountain biking and the opportunity to have one on one training with Sophie. Enjoy a spectacular Sunset SUP. The on site chef will prepare locally-sourced nutritious meals at the luxurious boutique townhouse accommodation with free gifting from Plenish Cleanse, Roxy, Pukka and more. You will also have the opportunity to kick back and relax, enjoy the Portuguese culture, beaches and beautiful surroundings.

Limited spacing to join this incredible adventure with Sophie Everard and the Surf Experience is now open!

GIRLS SURF and FITNESS  ADVENTURE WEEKS Surf Experience Girl Fitness Surf Week

2018 WEEKS JUNE 16-23 • JUNE 23-30 • SEPT 15-22
SEPT 22-29 • OCT 6-13 • OCT 13-20

Transport to and from Faro airport included free of charge

Please aim to arrive at Faro airport in the morning if possible of the 24th, and departure later in the day on the 1st October.  You will be greeted by the team at the airport, and taken straight to the accommodation, ready for the first welcome yoga session of the retreat!


Stunning luxury accommodation in the Surf Experience Mansions, a Portuguese townhouse in the heart of Lagos.

-->Bath towels included (not beach)

COST €1295

Not included in the price:

2 x Dinners
Alcoholic beverages
Flights to/from Portugal