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“Amado surf camp”
Review of Amado Surfcamp

Amado Surfcamp
Prague, Czech Republic
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amado surf camp”
Reviewed October 12, 2012

I am reporting on the Amado surf camp after spending 10 days in the camp. The amado beach is perfect, with a beautiful landscape and always a lot of wave with different difficulties, which provide an excellent spot to learn surf.
However, the camp was a bit disappointing. First, it is important to mention that 90% of the participants come from German-speaking countries and that you should not expect a lot of Portuguese people... Silent hours after midnight were not always respected, which can be annoying after a tiring day of surf.. Also, the rhythm in the camp is quite slow in the morning, and fast once on the beach: breakfast at 9.30, transfer to the beach at 10.30 and return around 18.30. Since the lesson are splitted in twice 1.30hours for beginners (3h in a row for the intermediate, depending on the tide), if you are in the beginner group, there is not much time to enjoy the beach during lunch.. If you want to spend more time on the beach, there is always the possibility to walk from the camp (about 45-60 min). I unfortunately have to say that not all the staff (as per September 2012) was very professional, and though we learned quite a lot, it could have been done with more responsibility from the teachers. Not to mention that, after 1 week, our everyday teacher did not know our name...
To sum up: the beach is beautiful, waves are perfect for beginners, intermediate and I guess even advanced, but do not expect a private lesson with all the attention focused on you, especially if you are beginner...

Visited September 2012
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Joao Santos L, Owner at Amado Surfcamp, responded to this review, July 16, 2014
We have made an effort to improve in all the fronts mentioned in your review
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Wow, what a beach”
Reviewed July 10, 2011

This was one of the highlights of our trip to the Algarve. Beach is call Preia Amado. It is a gorgeous beach with great sand and surf. There are a couple of establishments there renting surboards, offering lessons and selling food. Water is relatively warm and scenery is fantastic. Well worth the drive from Lagos or Albufeira for the day to catch some waves and get away from the people.

Visited July 2011
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