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Algarve Surf Spots

Best Beginner Surf Spots in Algarve, Portugal

There are many surf spots in the Algarve, ranging from fun beach breaks to heavy point breaks. However, some spots stand out as the best beginner surf spots in the Algarve. We will try to explain why from the perspective of our surf coaches from their own experiences of teaching. Below, a list of some […]

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Surf Coaching

5 Pre-Surf Stretches and Yoga Exercises

If you are a yoga lover, the key to your pre-surf stretches is having flow like a vinyasa yoga flow. Scientific studies have shown that static stretching leads to decreased performance and power from muscles where dynamic stretching increases performance. If you are doing sustained holds of poses it will not benefit your surfing. It […]

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Surf Coaching

Zavial Surf Spot Guide

Zavial is a famous surf spot in the Algarve and home to a wave that deserves a great deal of respect, as do the locals at this beach. Surfers occasionally snapped boards here at 1-2 feet as it is a really heavy and powerful wave. We have also seen many inexperienced surfers paddle out on […]

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Surf Coaching

Learn How to Catch and Surf a Green Wave

As surf coaches, one of the most commonly asked questions we hear is “How do I catch a green wave?”. For novice surfers, this can be the hardest transition to overcome. Most students hope that it is just some simple part of the technique that they are missing. The reality is there are many factors, […]

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Surf Coaching

10 Reasons to Learn to Surf on a Surf Holiday

If you decide to learn to surf on a surf holiday there are many benefits. Not only to you, the student, but also your coach who is determined to help you succeed and realize your ambitions and goals. Over the years, we have met many students who came to day-surf schools and day-lessons to learn […]