- FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS -
HOW IS THE WEATHER?
The weather is good all year round. It rains in winter and spring but not for long. Winter - between 12ºC and 25ºC ; Summer - between 25ºC and 42ºC.
HOW IS THE WATER TEMPERATURE?
Between August and September the water temperature is pretty cool, about 20ºC to 25ºC., warm enough to go surfing in
boardshorts. For those people who get cold easly the best is to use a 3/2mm wetsuit. From November till March you might need a 4/3mm wetsuit if you are not used to colder water.
HOW ARE THE WAVES?
The waves are good all year round, better in fall and spring, and bigger in winter. In summer gets a little smaller but pretty consistent to enjoy great sessions.
HOW DO I GET THERE?
Check the "HOW TO REACH US" to find all information about. For any further questions, just contact us.
WHICH ONE IS THE NEAREST AIRPORT?
Faro's Airport is about 180kms far, 2 hours driving a car or 3 hours if you take the train or BUS. Lisbon's Airport is around 160km away and it takes about 1,5 hours driving a car and 3 hours by train or BUS. The tickets costs between 12.00 EUR and 16.00 EUR.
WHAT KIND OF ROOMS DO YOU HAVE?
Double/twin and shared rooms are vailable in Alentejo Surf Camp. The shared rooms are shared since 4 to 6 people, not more.
DO I NEED TO BRING A SLEEPING BAG?
You can but you don't need to. We provide covers, sheets, pillows and could even lend you a towel if needed. The nights in summer are quite warm, so probably you won't need an extra sleeping bag.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
In Summer (June to September) the water is usually warm, so all you need is a pair of trunks and a summer wetsuit, sunglasses and lots of sun screen, towels, reef shoes or sandals and a cap are definitely good stuff for your journey. In winter (November to April) we recommend you to bring a 4/3mm wetsuit or an glued stitched winter wetsuit.
If you are coming on summer and arriving on the weekend, we suggest you to bring some cash with you. During the high season frequently the cash machines are empty on weekends and will be available just working. Its important to bring also a warm sweater / jumper to dress up after surfing on early evening, during the night comes the humidity and might get a bit "fresh" on a t-shirt... and your muscles need to rest warm. In case you forget or don't have room enough on your luggage, just order one of Alentejo Surf Camp jumper and that's it!
IS THE EQUIPMENT INCLUDED
If you choose the Full Surf Course Package YES, all the equipment is included along your stay. You can also bring your own equipment but that might be extra costs, depending on your Air carrier.
CAN SOMEONE FIX MY BOARD OVER THERE?
Yes, we do! We have all the tools to repair surfboards. You can do it by yourself or just ask us!
ARE YOUR TRAINING COURSES FOR BEGINNERS AND PEOPLE WHO NEVER SURFED BEFORE?
The objective of Alentejo Surf Camp is to teach and amuse, giving you the chance to take part in such a cool sport. So, the training courses are
available for he whole levels, everyone, for those who already rip, for those who want to improve technique and for who wants just to start to learn how to surf. If you have never surfed before don't worry, come over and we will teach you.
IF I WANT TO BUY A SURFBOARD OR A WETSUIT. CAN YOU HELP ME?
Of course yes. There is a few surfshops in town that we work with. Or just let us know what board/wetsuit do you want and we contact our delaers to check availability.