arrifana surf

FUN FACT ARRIFANA

Praia da Arrifana was the location of the first ever ‘NSL No Pro Invitational’ – a competition for Algarvian surfers specifically aimed at the non-professional surfers from our area and organized by Surf Guide Algarve.

Longboard ripping Arrifana surf
NSL No Pro surf competition at Arrifana beach

Arrifana surf

Take the exit just before Aljezur (from Lagos) and you drive up to the 3 beaches; Arrifana, Monte Clerigo and Amoreira. There are a lot of (surf) hostels, airbnb and hotels in this region and it won’t be hard to find a spot to rent a surfboard or take a lesson. The whole erea is developing very quickly and there are a few very nice (hip) restaurants to eat or have a drink. Check out La sardina¬†where they sell the coolest poncho’s money can buy. (They gave me one for free and its pink so…)¬†

General information

If the surf is down or you are looking for something different to rest your body for a bit there is quite some things to do. Aljezur is really worth a visit, there’s a ruin of a Moore castle that you can check out (for free). Aljezur also has a saturday market and a everyday fish market. There are many restaurants and bars to find and the chance to fill your fourwheeler for some more driving.
This erea is located in the middle of the national park ‘Costa Vincentina’ with a variaty of hiking trails on offer for those who like. There’s horseback riding, mountenbiking, and a lot more but we focus on the surf.¬†

Other surf beaches around Arrifana and Aljezur:

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One day west, to Arrifana!

One day west, to Arrifana!

Arrifana surf, November has been good for surfing so far. We have had a lot of good size swells and good waves. With the bigger swells we hide most of the time on the South coast. The wind is usually offshore and the waves a little bit more manageable. Team surfguide...

Arrifana madness

Arrifana madness

Arrifana style, When the guys from the surfschool Extreme Algarve called me for a small favour, there was no way I could refuse. They asked me to drive their van (with students) to the beach. No teaching, no strings attached...just drive. Oh jeah and I got payed too....

Arrifana always delivers

Arrifana always delivers

Arrifana beach, I said it before and i'll say it again: If i can avoid Arrifana I will. But sometimes this spot is the only way to go. And to be honest it is amazing. Arrifana is so nicely protected from the strong north wind that there is almost always surf where the...

super fun surf in Arrifana

super fun surf in Arrifana

You can always count on Arrifana. With a super stoked American surfer on board for a few days and a pretty strong North wind with a small swell on the forecast the choice of spots got reduced to only a few. With the surfguiding Arrifana isn't really our go-to beach....

Perfect waves and Easter eggs

Perfect waves and Easter eggs

Arrifana and Easter eggs, Arrifana is always somewhat of a give and take. It's always nice to see all the familiar faces but it also means that instead off trying to hit the lip, it's more a matter of not-trying to hit anything (or anyone). My guests I brought today...