FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Alentejo Surf Camp | Milfontes | Portugal
- 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.
WHAT 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 easily 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 cold water.
HOW ARE WAVES?
The waves are good all year round, better in fall and spring, and bigger in winter.
In summer it 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 cost between 12.00 EUR and 16.00 EUR.
WHAT KIND OF ROOMS DO YOU HAVE?
Double/twin and shared rooms are available in Alentejo Surf Camp.
The shared rooms are up to 6 people. Check our Surf House page about more info.
DO I NEED TO BRING A SLEEPING BAG?
You can, but you don't need to. We provide covers, sheets, pillows and towels.
The nights in summer are quite warm, so probably you won't need an extra sleeping bag.
WHAT SHOULD I BRING?
From late Spring till mid Autumn (May-October) the water is usually warm, so all you need is swimming suit, summer wetsuit, sunglasses, lots of sunscreen, towels, reef shoes or sandals and a cap.
In winter (November to April) we recommend you to bring a 4/3mm wetsuit or a glued stitched winter wetsuit, a lot of warm clothes as it is quite a cold, windy and rainy season.
And houses don't have district heating.
If you are coming in the summer and arriving on the weekend, we suggest you bring some cash with you. During the high season frequently the cash machines are empty on weekends
and will be available just working.
It's important also to bring a warm sweater / jumper to dress up after surfing in the 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 enough room in your luggage, just order one of Alentejo Surf Camp jumpers and that's it!
IS THE EQUIPMENT INCLUDED?
All Surf Camp packagesages include the equipment along your stay.
Group and Private surf lessons also include equipment.
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 everyone: for those who already rip, for those who want to improve technique
and for those who just want to start learning how to surf.
If you have never surfed before don't worry, come over and we will teach you.
Check our Beginner Surf Camp Package here.
IF I WANT TO BUY A SURFBOARD OR A WETSUIT, CAN YOU HELP ME?
Of course yes. There are a few surf shops in town that we work with. Or just let us know what board/wetsuit do you want and we contact our dealers to check availability.
HOW FAR IS THE CAMP FROM VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES? ARE THERE ANY SUPERMARKETS AND RESTAURANTS NEAR THE CAMP?
The camp is located in a quiet, rural area 2 km from Vila Nova de Milfontes. It is approximately a 20-minutes walk or 3 minutes drive. We have a petrol station near us if you want
to buy some snacks and a supermarket within a 10 minutes walk.
All restaurants and bars are located in Vila Nova de Milfontes,
but you can always join us for dinner in the Camp.
WHAT ABOUT THE CANCELATION POLICY REGARDING TO COVID-19?
CAN I REBOOK MY TRIP FOR FREE?
Yes, we have changed some Terms to be more flexible. Also there is an option of rebooking
of your Surf Camp Packages for free up to 7 days prior to arrival.
You can check all info on our Cancellation Policy page.
WHERE CAN I FIND A FULL TRAVEL INFORMATION REGARDING TO COVID-19 AND THE INFO ABOUT CURRENT MEASURES IN PORTUGAL?
We suggest you before travelling to check the latest information regarding COVID-19 measures in Portugal here: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/ and https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/covid-19-measures-implemented-portugal
HOW IS THE SITUATION IN THE CAMP AND VILA NOVA DE MILFONTES NOW?
The Camp is working as usual with respect of COVID-19 preventing rules and general safety rules.
We also have reduced the amount of people in the shared rooms up to 3
instead of 6 and increased the amount of private rooms.
In Vila Nova de Milfontes and in towns around everything is going back to normal:
the most part of services are opened, we are expecting all restaurants and bars
to work as usual during this summer.
Local citizens and tourists really respect all safety rules such as wearing masks everywhere,
even sometimes in the street, and keeping the appropriate distance.
In general Alentejo is one of the most safe regions in Portugal.
Recognized as one of the best Surf Camps in Portugal, we provide high performance surf courses for beginner and intermediate levels, guaranteeing your quick quality progress in surfing.
Address: Foros do Freixial , Vivenda Campelo, 7645-012 Vila Nova de Milfontes
Phone: +351 962 349 417
+351 916 112 852