Surflife Atlantic Riders SURF SCHOOL

The Atlantic Riders surf school at Praia da Amoreira is an all levels, family friendly surf school. In the summer months from June 1 until the end of September, you find us in the wooden surf shack right at Amoreira beach operated by Gabriele and Michele. They provide you with information about which lesson package suits you best, the beach conditions and surf trips. We have a wide range of surfboards, paddle boards, body boards and O’Neill wetsuits to choose from. In the summer months we rent out shade and beach loungers and you can book a massage.

It was in the Summer of 2001 that the Atlantic Riders surf school organized its first surfing lessons in the Aljezur municipality on popular beaches such as Vale Figueiras, Arrifana, Monte Clerigo, Amoreira, and Odeceixe. In 2012 the school acquired the beach concession of Praia da Amoreira, which enabled the school to install a beach rental location and shop right on the beach, complete with an official ISN accredited team of lifeguards Atlantic Riders covers all areas of a professional surfing school.


You can book lesson packages or just a single surf lesson. The single surf lesson is a good alternative if you want to ‘give it a try’ or if you just happen to be traveling through Aljezur. This 1-day lesson package is also great as a refresher course before you decide to hire a surfboard.

Surf courses | 1 - 5 days

To get the full benefit of your surf course we recommend a multiple days surfing course. Your surf coach takes you step by step through our detailed lesson program. During the surf course, you familiarize yourself with the beach and its surroundings, the equipment, the motion of the ocean. There is a lot to take in so take your time and enjoy.


Surflife Atlantic Riders is more than just another Surf School, you can book many different packages including a stay in our Atlantic Lodge, book a special coaching trip or take a boat trip to reach the uncrowded spots in the area.

surf lessons & surf courses

Pricing overview



We can imagine you still have questions left about your surf adventure. Please look into our frequently asked questions. If you don't find the answer here, feel free to always get in touch with us. We do our best to help you as soon as possible.

I booked through the website but have not yet received a confirmation?

Check your junk mail! It often happens that spam filters regard our emails as advertising or spam. The confirmation emails arrive at the e-mail address you booked with.

Still not? Then you should send an email to [email protected]

What are the bank details of Surflife Atlantic Riders?

The following data can be used when you want to make a payment to us:

Aventuras Litoral Atlantico Lda
IBAN: PT50 0010 0000 5500 5490 0014 0

It is important that you mention your reservation number during the transfer

When do I have to pay?

As soon as you have received the confirmation from us, you must pay a deposit of 30% within 8 days. The remaining travel sum must then be received by us at least 6 weeks before departure. Pay attention! You will not receive a new invoice for this.

If you book a holiday within 6 weeks before departure, it is necessary that you immediately transfer the entire payment to us.

After booking, the main booker receives the invoice by mail. Payment terms are stated on this invoice.

Can I book a extra person?

It is often possible to book one or more people. This depends on the number of available bus seats and the accommodation you have booked.

When there are chairs available and your accommodation is suitable for 1 or more extra people, we calculate the travel sum for you. The person who is booked will receive the new travel sum. The already booked persons keep the old travel sum. This does not change.

If you want to book a person, the lead booker can send a mail. Of course, the main booker can also contact us by telephone via +31 (0)85-0031234.

How can I cancel my booking?

If you cancel your holiday, we will charge you the cancellation costs according to our conditions. A cancellation is therefore not free of charge. The lead booker is the only person who can pass a cancellation.

Cancel the entire booking outside of 7 days before departure:
Tell us about your cancellation by e-mail, preferably with a reason. Within a few days after the cancellation, you will receive the cancellation invoice by mail. Have you already paid but you still get money from us, please mention your account number in the cancellation e-mail and we ensure that it is refunded as soon as possible.

If you cancel your holiday, we will charge you the cancellation costs according to our conditions. A cancellation is therefore not free of charge. The lead booker is the only person who can pass a cancellation.

Cancel the entire booking outside of 7 days before departure:
Tell us about your cancellation by e-mail, preferably with a reason. Within a few days after the cancellation, you will receive the cancellation invoice by mail. Have you already paid but you still get money from us, please mention your account number in the cancellation e-mail and we ensure that it is refunded as soon as possible.

Cancel the entire booking within 7 days of departure:
If you leave within 7 days, you can cancel the booking by e-mail but also call us at +31 (0)85-0031234!

If you leave within 7 days, you can cancel the booking by e-mail but also call us at 085-0031234!

What are the costs if I have to cancel?

We calculate costs according to our conditions:

If an agreement is canceled, the traveler will owe the following cancellation costs in addition to any reservation costs due:

-To cancel more than 2 months before the trip at least 15% of the reservation value to the entrepreneur.
– If you cancel more than 1 month before the trip, you pay 35% of the reservation value to the entrepreneur.
-To cancel more than 14 days before the trip 60% of the reservation value to the entrepreneur to pay.
– If you cancel more than 7 days before the trip, pay 85% of the reservation value to the entrepreneur.
-If canceled 7 days or less before the trip 100% of the reservation value to the entrepreneur to pay.

I have never surfed before, Do you have a program for someone like me?

About 80%-90% of our students have never surfed before so don’t worry about being the only beginner. The only experience you need is to be comfortable swimming in the surf zone and be able to tread water for a minimum of 5 minutes.

Is there anywhere to go out at night?

Yes. Atlantic Surf lodge is located very close to a few local restaurants as well as small Portuguese bars. The restaurant at Arrifana beach is also a great place to hang out on Thursday evenings. It is a very small village however so if you are looking for a party every single night this might not be the place for you.

Do I need to pre-book activities?

In summer months it is recommended to pre-book your surf lessons as we can get quite busy. Our team of friendly hosts can assist with booking all your other activities upon arrival. .

I have some surf experience and want to work on more advanced maneuvers, do you offer programs for this?

Yes we work with students on intermediate and advanced levels of surfing including competitive surfing tips.

Can I bring my own equipment?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your own equipment if you have it in fact we recommend it. For those who need equipment we do provide surfboards and wetsuits.

What is the ratio of students to instructors and what are the qualifications of the instructors?

Our student to instructor ratio varies depending on the students ability level. If you are a first time surfer we try to keep a ratio of 8-1.

All instructors have years of surfing/ teaching experience as well as CPR certification. Instructors are handpicked and trained by the International Surfing Association here in Europe.

Is there a lifeguard at the beach you use, I am worried about some of the safety aspects of surfing?

All beaches we use do have lifeguards on duty at our location all summer. We also keep one of our instructors on the beach at all times to act as a lifeguard/instructor from the sand. If the conditions are too dangerous, which is rare, we don’t go in the water and have other activities.

Do you hire out boards and wetsuits?

Yes. Boards are hired out at  €20 per day and wetsuits are hired out at €5 per day. We do offer special discounts for hiring out on a weekly basis!  We have a large variety of hard and soft boards ranging from 6′ – 9’2. Boards and wetsuits are included in the price of our beginner, intermediate or advanced surfer packages. They are not included with the experienced surfer package.


What can we do on non surfing days?

Saturdays and Sundays are great days to have some much needed chill time. If you have a rental car then it gives you a great oppurtunity to explore some of the amazing coastline or the mountain village of Monchique. Feel free to use one of our bikes and explore some trails. We can also suggest hanging out at one of the local beaches, shopping in the town of Aljezur, horse riding with one of the local horse stables or rent a scooter for the day.


What is the best airport to fly into?

Faro airport is the best airport to fly into as it is the closest. It is approximately 1hr hour and 15 minutes drive from the lodge. Lisbon is also a good airport to fly into. There is a bus that takes 4.5 hours to get into Aljezur where we can walk to our Atlantic Lodge. When you stay at our lodge and book a surf course, transfers to the beach are included.

Do we need to rent a car?

A car is not necessary but it will make your hoilday more flexible. It can be nice to have transport to other areas of the Algarve on Saturday’s and Sunday’s (non surfing days) and it also makes transfer to the lodge very easy. We recommend for guests that are booked on the experienced surfer package to rent a car as we only offer transport to beaches where our surf classes will be given. The car rental companies offer great deals out of season so it can be a great option. Check out for some great rental deals and get 10% discount when mentioning that you stay with Atlantic Riders.

Do you offer car parking?

Car parking is onsite and free of charge.

What is the easiest way to get from Faro airport to Lagos/Aljezur?

The best way to get from Faro airport to Lagos is by shuttle transfer, by train or by bus! When booking a shuttle transfer check out price is around €25 round trip. You will need a credit card to book and they will send you a confirmation email to your email address which you will need to print out to show to the driver at arrivals at Faro airport. The driver will have your name on a board as you exit through arrivals at Faro airport. When booking this you need to state that Lagos Marina Club Hotel is your destination point.

For train times check out

Fro bus times check out

We offer pick ups in Lagos for only € 40,- per car. If you arrive early and have to wait for the pick up then the marina is a great place to eat or grab a drink and it is located right next to the marina club hotel. We pick up at the Marina Club Hotel, train station, or bus station in Lagos.

You also have the option to get the bus from Lagos to Aljezur at 15:20. We can then pick you up in Aljezur at 15:55. For any other times you can book a taxi from Lagos directly to the lodge. Prices run from between €35 – €45. Numbers to call for Lagos taxi: (Lagos taxi rank is located at Praca gil Eanes)

  • +351 282 460 610
  • +351 967 238 507
  • + 351 967 238 506


This is just a short impression, visit our Instagram to experience the Surflife Vibe.


Kies je eigen manier om naar Aljezur af te reizen. Wij raden aan om te zorgen voor een eigen huurauto, zodat je zelf lekker flexibel bent. Behoort dat niet tot jouw mogelijkheden kun je vrij eenvoudig met openbaar vervoer of directe transfer naar ons afreizen.



Ons team staat helemaal tot jullie beschikking in de ochtend, niks chiller dan uit je bedje rollen en aanschuiven voor een fantastisch ontbijt, ‘s middags op het strand verrast worden met een vers beachbroodje. ‘s Avonds is er niks beters dan lekker struinen door de straatjes van Aljezur op zoek naar dat éne tentje waarover je gelezen hebt.



Kies uit surfboards in alle lengtes, van shortboards en mini-malibu’s tot longboards. Deze surfboards zijn van goede, bekende merken als NSP, Southpoint, BIC, Surftech en Victory. Ook kun je kiezen uit verschillende maten softtop-surfboards die perfect zijn voor surflessen en startende surfers. Daarnaast kun je ook heel veel fun hebben met onze bodyboards met flippers en diverse skimboards. Losse boardhuur kost € 10,- per dag.



Hoe warm het in Portugal ook kan zijn, het water blijft altijd wat aan de frisse kant. Daarom is een wetsuit zelfs in de zomer een dikke aanrader. We hebben goede O’Neill wetsuits van topkwaliteiten met lang armen en benen. Bij de surflessen is het materiaal en je wetsuit inbegrepen, daarbuiten kun je deze huren voor slechts € 5,- per dag. Uiteraard hebben we alle maten klaarliggen.



7dgn Gebruik surfmateriaal (incl. wetsuit)
Geen lessen
from € 130,-
Gebruik surfmateriaal (incl. wetsuit)
3 dagen (2x 1,5u praktijklessen per dag)
from € 200
Gebruik surfmateriaal (incl. wetsuit)
5 dagen (2x 1,5u praktijklessen per dag)


Een paar keer week neemt onze yoga instructeur je mee naar een fijne plek voor een heerlijke yoga sessie! (vanaf september zijn er alleen lokale yogalessen te boeken)

  • Yoga intro: 2x 1u durende intro tot onze yoga sessies inclusief voor al onze gasten
  • Extra Yoga lessen: ter plaatse te reserveren voor € 10,- per sessie
season 2020

Pricing overview

Low Season*

High Season**

Grouplesson ½ day



Grouplesson 1 day



Grouplesson 2 day



Grouplesson 3 day



Grouplesson 4 day



Grouplesson 5 day



New surftrips, min level 1 required

1 day



2 day



3 day 



4 day



5 day 



Private lesson 1:1 /1,5 hr



Private lesson 1:2 /1,5hr



Rental wet suit 1 day



Rental surf board 1 day



Rental body board 1 day



Rental SUP 1 day



Umbrella + 2 sunbeds 1 day



Boat Trips

Surfing, 3hr, min 4 max 6/7 pax



Fishing, 3hr, min 4, max 6



Sunset, 1½ hr min 4, max 8




surfboard and wetsuit included in lesson prices

*low season October 1 until May 31

**high season June 1 until September 3