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Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop
Arrifana Sunset Surf Shop

With several beautiful beaches close to Aljezur and perfect conditions to learn how to ride a board on a wave, we at the Arrifana Sunset Shop work with some of the best surf schools in the area.

No matter if you come alone, in a group, with family or if your children like to learn how to catch a wave, we are commited to find the right school and instructor for you.

If you are planing your holiday just drop us a line at contact@arrifanasunsetshop.com and we send you all info about possibilities and rates.

If you are already in the area, come by the shop or give us a call at 282 994 243.

Don't worry, the handstand the young gentleman on the image is perfoming is not compulsory.



"Teresa Mendoça"

Surf Experience

On the 20th of June, we had the possibility of having a surf lesson with the Waterproof surf school, we went to Monte Clérigo's beach in Aljezur.
We started with the warm up, then we did some exercises where we've learned the three main steps to stand up in the board.
The sea was perfect for beginners, the temperature of the water was good and the sun was shinning, and thats how we started our experience.
We went to the water, with help from the instructor that pushing us through the waves to facilitate our performance. In my case i was capable of doing the main steps and enjoy the most of the lesson.
It was a long day, we had two lessons, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. In the afternoon i went to the "outside" with the instructor, where the surfers use to be to catch the waves.
Me, like a beginner, couldn't catch the waves in the same way as i did when i was near the sand on the foams, but for sure it was the best surf experience of my life.
It was a great day, spent with amazing people that make this experience possible.
In my opinion everyone should do it, at least once in a life time!

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No dia 20 de junho, tivemos a possibilidade de ter uma aula de surf com a escola de surf Water Proff, deslocamo-nos até à praia de Monte Clérigo em Aljezur.
Começamos pelo aquecimento, em seguida realizamos alguns exercicos onde aprendemos os três principais passos para nos pormos em cima da prancha.
O mar estava perfeito para iniciantes, a água a uma temperatura razoável e o sol radiante, e foi assim que começamos a nossa experiência.
Entramos para a água, com a ajuda do instrutor que nos empurrou nas ondas para facilitar o nosso desempenho. No meu caso consegui realizar os passos fundamentais e desfrutar ao máximo da aula.
O dia foi longo, tivemos duas aulas, uma de manhã e outra à tarde. Na parte da tarde fui com o instrutor para "fora", mais conhecido por outside, onde os surfistas costumam estar a apanhar as ondas.
Eu como iniciante, apesar de não ter conseguido apanhar as ondas da mesma forma no outside tive a melhor experiência de surf da minha vida.
Foi um ótimo dia, passado com pessoas fantásticas que nos proporcionaram esta experiência.
Penso que todos os interessados deviam fazê-lo sem dúvida alguma, pelo menos uma vez na vida!

Frederick Buss

O nosso instrutor de surf, Nuno Rendeiro, de boa vontade, veio-nos buscar à loja com a sua carrinha e trouxe-nos para a praia onde iriamos dar inicio ao nosso dia de surf.

Iniciamos a nossa aula de manhã. Vestimos os fatos e reunimo-nos à beira-mar onde começamos por realizar exercícios de aquecimento.

De seguida, o instrutor deu-nos um pequeno briefing sobre os cuidados a ter no mar e uma breve explicação sobre os materiais.

Ainda na areia, fizemos um pequeno exercício onde o instrutor nos indicava os passos a ter para o “take off”, ou seja, a maneira ideal de nos levantarmos na prancha. Depois de várias indicações e dicas pusemo-nos à prova na água, mas ainda à beira-mar com prancha. Um aluno de cada vez deitava-se na prancha acompanhado do instrutor ao lado da prancha e ele dava um empurrão a nós para facilitar em apanharmos a onda. Á medida que cada um apanhava uma onda, o instrutor ia-nos corrigindo para a próxima vez fazermos correctamente. Finalmente já preparados, começamos por apanhar as ondas por nossa conta enquanto o instrutor nos vigiava na areia e continuava a dar-nos indicações. Durante 2 horas estivemos a surfar e de seguida saímos da água, tiramos os fatos e pusemos a secá-los para irmos almoçar.
O instrutor aconselhou-nos a não comer muito porque iriamos voltar a entrar para a água. Então comemos umas saladas num café perto da praia e descansamos por mais meia hora.

Já a meio do dia, voltamos então à nossa aula. Iniciamos outra vez o aquecimento e de voltamos a praticar os passos na areia. De seguida entramos para a água mas desta vez fomos mais lá para fora.
Durante outras 2 horas ficamos dentro de água a surfar acompanhados pelo instrutor.
No fim, já por volta das 4 da tarde demos por terminado a nossa aula, despimos os fatos, voltamo-nos a vestir e arrumamos o nosso material na carrinha do instrutor que depois nos levou de volta para a loja onde estamos a estagiar.

Numa opinião pessoal, gostei muito do dia e acho que o instrutor foi muito profissional e sempre de bom humor. Foi um dia muito produtivo.


Our surf teacher, Nuno Rendeiro, with good will, went to pick us up with his van at the surf shop and took us to the beach to start our day.
We started our class in the morning. We dressed up ours wetsuits and we met near the water and started to heat up with some exercises. After that the instructor gave us a small briefing about the cautions with the see and a quick explanation about the material.
Still on the sand, we did a small exercise on the board to learn the steps that we need to “take off” when we are at the water. Meanwhile, after the indications, we went inside of the water but still not far away from the sand, each learner once at the time and already on the board, the instructor teached how to catch the wave and helped us, pull us when the wave was near us so we had enough speed to catch the wave.
While each of us were catching the waves, at the same time, the instructor was correcting us so we do better at the next time. Finally, we were already ready to catch the waves by our selfes while our instructor was watching us at the beach still giving us indications. We surfed about 2 hours and then we made a break to have lunch but before that we need to take our wetsuits out and put them on the sun to dry up. The instructor advised us to not eat to much so we ate small salads in a small café near the beach and after that we had a half hour break.
Later we got back to our surf lesson and we repeat all the steps and exercises that we did in the morning but this time when we got inside of the water, we went more outside to catch better waves. We have been inside the water for more 2 hours with our instructor.
At the end of the day, we finished our lesson, we packed our things and put them on the van and we were ready to leave and get back to the surf shop.

Personal opinion- For me I think it was a great day, and the instructor was very professional and really funny. Was definitely worth it! Have a try!

Iris & Charlotte - France

Une envie de s’évader, à la recherche de sensation ou d’adrénaline ? Voici la solution : Waterproof, est une école de surf qui se trouve à Aljezur. Il propose des leçons de surf ou de Stand Up Paddle particulier ou non. Leur leçon se déroule dans les meilleurs spots Arrifana, Monte Clérigo… Mais surtout propose une qualité d’enseignement optimal pour les débutants, mais aussi pour les plus confirmés.
Les cours commencent tout d’abord par un débriefing de sécurité et de règle à suivre durant toute la leçon. Puis un échauffement est mis en place pour éviter toute blessure. Les bases de surf sont apprises ou rappelées ; puis c’est parti pour 2heures de surf !

« Une expérience incroyable, émouvante et intense, à la hauteur de nos espérances. Le professeur était agréable et avait de véritables conseils pour nous faire progresser. Nous recommandons Waterproof à toutes les personnes qui souhaitent suivre des cours. » Charlotte & Iris

Si vous voulez vous amuser, découvrir ce sport ou vous perfectionner, alors foncez !

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