KITESURF CENTRE, THE ALGARVE
Located in the beautiful town of Lagos in what has to be some of the finest accommodation Lagos has to offer, the surf trips intimately explore southwest Portugal's beaches in the 4X4's, surfing the best spots on offer.
Learn to kite surf or improve your kite surfing with us at the best kite surf spot in Portugal - the Alvor estuary. Go rock climbing to Sagres' famous sea-cliffs, try a few sessions of wakeboarding or go mountain biking through Europe's number one rated mountain biking destination.
Topping off each day by eating, drinking, partying or chilling in the sunniest part of Europe - year round.
The kite surfing courses and lessons are appropriate for both beginners and intermediates. Awesome seasonal wind and great scenery make kite surfing in the Algarve the perfect summer destination. Along with the BKSA senior kite instructor, rescue boat and guaranteed small groups they aim to get you progressing as quick as possible. When there's wind, we're on it!
The kite spot is the number one spot in Portugal, the shallow warm water estuary of Alvor, a stones throw from the exciting town of Lagos and only minutes from Casa Offshore.
The Alvor estuary is the best spot to learn kite boarding in the Algarve and thus is one of the stops in the professional kite surfing world tour each year. The estuary itself is adjoined to the ocean and hence as well as a beautiful setting is also a safe one.
WIND AND WAVES
The northerly wind the ‘Nortada' filters through the mountain range of the Serra de Monchique creating perfect conditions between the months of April-Sept with June through to August being the best. The wind usually picks up through the morning until about 2o'clock when it blows it's strongest at around 25 knots.
If its waves you're after, we'll take you to the west coast where the wind is usually cross on/off shore and always has good size swell.
The kite surf lessons and courses will cover you no matter what previous experience if any you might have. So don't worry if you have kited a bit before, they'll just pick up from where you have left off.
What sets them apart is that as well as small groups guaranteeing you get your own, up to date modern equipment, rescue boat for getting you back upwind quickly or if you're renting, getting yourself and your equipment back safely, they also throw in a great pack lunch.
If you have kited a bit or have finished a course with them, they offer the course and supervised rental option. They can also offer a selection of kite rentals too.
One of the hotels has storage for your kite gear and has a selection of kite surf instructional DVD's so you can get a heads up on the coming day’s lessons.
If you want to kite, that’s what they're about. All their Kite surfing equipment is provided by Pro hours,Flexifoil, Ocean Rodeo and Mutinykites.
Trial (taster) 2 hours.
Day Course (4-5 hours)
3 Day Course (10 hours)
Week Course (20 hours)
Whether you fancy going on a surf trip with other experienced surfers or you're a complete novice and want to take surf lessons or courses with their surf school coaches, either way you'll find our easy going and friendly staff on hand to make your surf experience super special.
The Southwest Algarve is home to Europe's last unspoiled coastline. With its pristine beaches, clean water, point breaks, beach breaks and even a couple of big wave spots offering solid year round surf there are endless opportunities for beginners and experts alike.
Rock climbing in the Algarve offers the unique opportunity to explore the hidden and picturesque Portugal. Far from the thronging crowds, emerge yourself into the magnificent tranquility of deserted beach crags, hidden forests and secluded sea cliffs.
With extensive knowledge of all route's in as well as not in the TOPO guide, you can be assured that we will get you pushing your climbing to new heights safely and in the famous way that only the Extreme Algarve crew know how.
All route's are bolted and graded. They offer trips for beginners, intermediate and experienced climbers.
Whether you're a seasoned wakeboarder or are coming to learn how to wakeboard you'll find the centre crew on hand to give you the ultimate wakeboard holiday and Lagos' perfect wakeboarding conditions, perfect for learning or improving.
Get towed on the legendary MASTERCRAFT X-STAR enjoying early morning glassy sessions on Lagos' beautiful bay.
If conditions are a bit choppy or you just fancy something different, the Mastercraft is equipped with wake surf boards. Enjoy the feeling of surfing the wake no hands attached. An awesome way to help improve your surfing too.
Another popular choice is the morning session wakeboarding and when the afternoon wind picks up we go kite surfing. Benefiting both sports and keeping your whole day active.
Whether you want a mountain biking holiday or just fancy doing a few mountain biking trips, you'll find their trails have something to suit everyone at any fitness level. MIAS qualified instructors and a fleet of Specialized Hardrock Sport Disc bikes and helmets are at your disposal when you go riding with them.
The sea kayaking trips in Lagos gets you exploring the west Algarve's inspiring caves and grotto's with breathtaking views only accessible by sea. The Algarve's famous grottos are one of Lagos' best attractions and for the ultimate experience we take you up close and personal in our new fleet of sit on top sea kayaks.
The Lagos kayak tour does not require a high level of fitness but is exciting enough to make it well worth the time taken to complete the tour. The kayak tours have experienced sea kayak guides and trips generally last up to three hours.
Sky diving, Scuba diving, Blo Karting and Golf.
Price includes transport to and from Lagos Lagoon, all equipment and tuition. Clients are contacted the evening before by the Instructors to advise on their pick up time the next day dependent on the wind conditions.
Pre Booked Sports Services
3 Hour course£104
10 hour course£248
7 Hour course£187
15 Hour course£361
Sport centre prices are as a guide, prices can change depending on the season and exchange rates. When pre booking with Planet you normally receive around a 10% discount on direct local prices. More importantly, you MUST pre book any essential sport services at the time of booking to ensure availability. Please be sure to ask us about this during the booking process.