A LONgBOARD WEEk LIKE YoU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE

We join forces with the Toxic Magic crew to offer a non-conformist longboard retreat: you will join a small group of maximum 6 surfers, daily video analysis and Toxic Magic longboard rentals included.

The plan is to un-indoctrinate you from false myths created on social media, open your abilities to surf a variety of longboards (depending on the conditions and your individual style) and join a raw and wholesome experience where you get to integrate the Toxic Magic crew and lifestyle for a week.

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WHERE?

VALE DA TELHA
Algarve, South Portugal

A short drive away from the stunning beaches of Monte Clerigo and Arrifana, you will stay in the middle of the Parque Natural da Costa Vicentina: a natural paradise.

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WHEN?

SUMMER
01 - 08 June 2024

Spring is about to give way to summer: days are long, giving us plenty of time to find the perfect wave conditions on the west and south facing coasts.

WHAT?

LONGBOARD ONLY
A week of unindoctrination

Immerse yourself in an authentic surf scene: whether it’s getting up at dawn or driving down sketchy roads to get to uncrowded spots, surfing comes first.

PERFECT FOR?

INTERMEDIATE+
Independent surfers

We're not looking for pro surfers but open minded surfers that want to develop their skills, style and knowledge on a variety of surf crafts and conditions.

Join the Toxic Magic crew in the Algarve for a non-conformist longboard week.
Get up early and drive down sketchy roads to get to uncrowded spots: everything else comes after surfing.
Use beautiful longboards, handshaped by Toxic Magic.
Individual focus and space in the line-up, with max. 6 guests for the week.
Daily video analysis to bring actionable tips to the lineup everyday and improve your skills.
Join various workshops: a deep focus on cultural and technical aspects of longboarding.
Surf both the west and south coast of Portugal, a short drive from our villa.
Stay in you own private room in a beautiful villa, close to the Ocean.
Enjoy locally cooked food from a variety of chefs.
Join the Tribe & Toxic Magic in the South of Portugal.

The Algarve is mostly known for its golf resorts and spa's, retired expats living their final days in the sun and shitfaced brits abroad. In spite of all that, lost in the countryside of Europe's western-most corner, coagulated a small group of rejects.

Toxic Magic is the centre piece for a crew of friends who work and surf together.
We believe style and culture has to be experienced, not taught.

For that very reason we invite you to this raw and wholesome experience where you get to integrate our crew and lifestyle for a week, and improve your longboarding style and knowledge with expert guides.

THE TOXIC MAGIC CREW

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THE EXPERIENCE

TOXIC MAGIC X
THE SURF TRIBE

We love collaboration and we're proud to team up with Toxic Magic: a misfit crew of shapers, longboarders based in the Algarve. Forget an over-sanitized academic approach and experience authentic longboard culture.

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NON-CONFORMIST 
LONGBOARD RETREAT

Surfing the best conditions is the priority, but the plan for the week is to unindoctrinate you from the fallacies created on social media.At the same time, we will look into the history of surboard design and relate that to how boards are ridden.

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THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE WAVES

You can, but you do not need to bring your longboard for this week. You will have full access to Toxic Magic's quiver of handshaped longboards: open your abilities to surf a variety of boards, depending on the conditions and your individual style.

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JOIN A SMALL LONGBOARDERS CREW

A small number of surfers allow us to focus individually on each of you and your progression, both in and out of the water. Stay in comfortable private rooms and integrate for a week in the Toxic Magic crew.

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UNIQue WORKSHOPS

We'll start with a "Déconstruction and unindoctrination discussion", move to the "Anti noseride workshop" and how to "Pick the right tool for the job". We'll finish with a visit to the shaping factory to discover "How a longboard is born" learn  "Survival DYI ding repair skills". You'll end this week as a more skilled and knowledgeable surfer.

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WHAT DO OUR
GUESTS SAY?

JOIN THE TRIBE AND TOXIC MAGIC FOR A
NON-CONFORMIST LONGBOARD RETREAT:  01 - 08 JUne 2024

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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS SURF TRIP

NON-CONFORMIST LONGBOARD WEEK

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SURF GUIDING
6 days of surf guiding to the best surf spots according to the conditions / crowds. There's no fixed schedule and the priority is surfing (this can mean sunrise sessions or long drives). 1 - 2 sessions / day.
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DAILY VIDEO ANALYSIS
We will film at least one session a day and do one video analysis session in-between surfs or at the end of the day to bring everyday into the water actionable tips to improve your skills on the longboard.
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LONGBOARDS INCLUDED
Toxic Magic shapes are known for their high level of handshaped craftsmanship. Take advantage of TM's quiver to freely use during the week and if you fall in love with a board, take it home with a big discount.
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WORKSHOPS
We aim to broaden your cultural depth by looking into the history of surboard design and relate that to how boards are ridden, as well as unindoctrinating you from the fallacies created on social media surrounding surfing.
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LIVE LIKE A LOCAL
You will be immersed in the authentic surf scene of Southern Portugal. Be part of the Toxic Magic crew for a week, in and out of the water. The Toxic Magic shop is a lively center of the local surfer's nightlife in this area.
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GOURMET FOOD
Gourmet breakfasts and a variety of dinners locally prepared by various chefs. When you're not eating delicious food at the villa you will be enjoying picnics on the cliffs and experiencing a variety of delicious restaurants.
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SUNSET DRINKS
One of our favorite hangout spots is nestled on the cliffs above Arrifana. Spend an evening there watching the sunset with your new friends and enjoying a drink or two.
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TOP ACCOMMODATION
Stay in comfortable private rooms, a short walking distance from beautiful cliffs and hikes. Enjoy your down time chilling at the pool or getting to know your new surf friends, sharing meals, laughs and experiences.

SURF LEVEL

This surf trip is open for people that already know how to surf and are independent in the line-up. You don't need to be a longboard pro but you do need to be a confident surfer (and respectful in the lineup) in a variety of conditions to make the most out of this week.

If you're not sure if this surf trip is perfect for you, please get in touch with us directly.

Discover what's your surf level!

SURF CONDITIONS

The Algarve surf spots were the last to be discovered in Europe and although it doesn’t contain the classic reefs of central Portugal, the potential for good, uncrowded waves is high.

Average wintertime swells on the west coast are around 8-10ft, with 12-15ft maximums, whilst summer rarely goes flat and regularly gets up to overhead.

The south coast offers perfect shelter with offshore winds and a filtered swell although it is often flat in the summer months of July and August. Tides vary from 4-12ft.

Where to surf in: Algarve and southwest Portugal

If you're looking for where to surf in Algarve, you've come to the right place. With two coastlines, an ever-growing foodie scene and the best weather in Europe, an Algarve surf trip is a guaranteed good time.

Read more on our blog

Recommended wetsuit

3/2mm or 4/3mm.

Avg. Water Temperature

19-23ºC

Avg. conditions

2-3 feet. Medium crowd. Some of the best beginner spots (Arrifana) might get crowded in summer.

Weather

Warm and sunny during the day. Bring a jacket for early mornings and evenings!

LONGBOARD RETREAT  PACKAGE

  • 7 nights accommodation at the villa in private room or couple deluxe ensuite - max 6 guests
  • Healthy gourmet daily breakfasts
  • 6 days of surf coaching with Toxic Magic Shapes and The Surf Tribe team
  • Transfer to the best spots both on the west and south coast: 1/2 sessions per day, always looking for the best conditions
  • Video analysis every day to correct and improve your surfing
  • Toxic Magic handshaped longboard weekly rental
  • Workshop: A Déconstruction and unindoctrination discussion
  • Workshop: Anti noseride workshop
  • Workshop: Pick the right tool for the job
  • Workshop: Visit to factory: how a longboard is born + survival DYI ding repair workshop
  • Welcome Aryurvedic dinner
  • Special Traditional Chinese dinner
  • Surprise dinner
  • Hike and Picnic on the cliffs
  • Group activities (local restaurants and bars, live music etc.)
  • A/R transfer to Aljezur bus station
  • Use of all the facilities (2 kitchens, swimming pool, garden, common areas)
  • The Surf Tribe Team 24/7 on the spot
  • The Surf Tribe t-shirt
  • Exclusive big discount on the longboards available during the week and at the Toxic Magic shop
  • 10% discount code for the Suntribe worry-free natural sunscreens (100% safe for you and nature)
  • 10% discount code for Atlas Label sustainable swimwear and essential wetsuits (eco-friendly, regenerated neoprene made to order)


Price per week starting from 1.879€ per person.

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WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Flights to and from Portugal are not included in the price. Let us know if you need help finding your flight.
  • Yoga classes. You will have the chance to join morning or afternoon yoga sessions during the week. Price per class is 10-15€, depending on the teacher and we can arrange it once at the villa with 24h advance (min. 3 people).
  • A travel insurance is recommended for this surf trip. If you don't have one, we can offer you our Allianz travel insurance. Just add it when booking your surf trip.
  • Everything that is not expressly mentioned in the "Price Package" section above.

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HOW TO GET TO ALJEZUR

Flying to Lisbon is the easiest way to get to the Villa.

From Lisbon (Sete Rios bus station) there are daily direct buses to and from Aljezur (3.5h ride). You can find the times and schedules and book your ticket on the Rede Expressos website.

To catch the bus from Lisbon comfortably, we recommend you land in Lisbon before 14:00 on arrival day and fly out of Lisbon after 16:00 on departure day. We will meet you directly at the villa or at the Aljezur bus station: pick-up is included!b

If you are flying to Faro Airport, you can either reach Aljezur by bus (no direct buses available) or book a private transfer from/to Faro Airport with Yellowfish.

We always recommend to rent your own car if you'd like more flexibility to explore the Algarve during your week: Rentalcars.com.

The Villa is located in the municipality of Aljezur, in Vale da Telha – a short drive from Monte Clerigo beach.

SURF REtreAT WEEK: JUNE 2024

01 - 08 June 2024

ONLY 6 SPOTS AVAILABLE.

Vale da Telha (Aljezur), Algarve - Portugal

Join this longboard retreat in South Portugal!

Required surf level

This surf trip is open for beginner and intermediate surfers.

You need no prior surfing experience to participate in this surf trip.

Discover what's your surf level!

Available Weeks

SURF WEEKS FROM NOVEMBER TO MAY

You can join a
surf week anytime from November to May. Surf Weeks start and end on Sundays.

Select your preferred week in our
booking request form. Check our surf trips Calendar!

‍Location: Ahangama, Sri Lanka

Join this surf trip in Ahangama, Sri Lanka!

Prices & Packages

Surf Lessons Package

  • 7 nights accommodation in the surf house
  • 7 healthy breakfasts
  • 5 Dinners (Starter, Main dish, dessert)
  • 1 BBQ
  • Welcome Drink
  • 10-hour Surf course – 6 surf lessons
  • Theory lesson and video analysis
  • 7 days free surf equipment (boards and wetsuits)
  • Towel, linen and room cleaning
  • Free Activities (Karaoke, Games night, Sunset)
  • 24/7 staff on the spot
  • Use of all house facilities
  • The Surf Tribe t-shirt
  • 10% discount for the Sun Tribe organic sunscreen products


Price per person starting from:

Mid Season (15.10-2.12.23&21.04-1.06.24) from 609 € per person
High Season (02.12.23 - 21.04.24) from 649 € per person

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What is not included?

  • Flights to & from Sri Lanka. Ask us if you need help finding your flight connection.
  • Airport transfer from Colombo Airport to Ahangama (€65 return, maximum 2 people)
  • One of the week's dinner is not included in the package; plenty of delicious local options available
  • Lunches (various delicious options available, depending on the day's program).
  • Yoga classes can be booked and joined directly at the Surf House
  • Extra activities like visits to the Sinharaja Rain Forest, Safari in the Udawalawe National Park or visits to the town of Galle
  • A travel insurance is recommended for this surf trip. If you don't have one, we can offer you our Allianz travel insurance. Just add it when booking your surf trip.

EXTRA ACTIVITIES

FREE ACTIVITIES

Visit a beautiful and scenic spot, perfect to relax or take some amazing photos.

Coconut Tree Hill
Visit a beautiful and scenic spot, perfect to relax or take some amazing photos.

Sunset
Everyday you’ll be greeted by incredible sunsets over the ocean.

Barbecue NightFor the last dinner together, there will be a family barbecue all together at the Surf House. Enjoy delicious food (vegan, vegetarian, gluten and lactose-free options available).

ADD-ON ACTIVITIES

Visit a beautiful and scenic spot, perfect to relax or take some amazing photos.

Sinharaja Rain Forest visitVisit a beautiful and scenic spot, perfect to relax or take some amazing photos.

Safari Udawalawe National ParkEveryday you’ll be greeted by incredible sunsets over the ocean.

SnorkelingFor the last dinner together, there will be a family barbecue all together at the Surf House. Enjoy delicious food (vegan, vegetarian, gluten and lactose-free options available).

Visit to Galle FortFor the last dinner together, there will be a family barbecue all together at the Surf House. Enjoy delicious food (vegan, vegetarian, gluten and lactose-free options available).

YogaFor the last dinner together, there will be a family barbecue all together at the Surf House. Enjoy delicious food (vegan, vegetarian, gluten and lactose-free options available).

MassageFor the last dinner together, there will be a family barbecue all together at the Surf House. Enjoy delicious food (vegan, vegetarian, gluten and lactose-free options available).

How to get there?

By public transportation:

To get to the surf house you will have to follow the following steps (the whole trip takes around 3 hours):
1 - Uber/ Pickme from Bandaranaike International Airport to Kadawatha Bus Station  – around 18€
2 - Bus from Kadawatha Station to Galle Bus Station ( 2h) – around 6€
3 - Taxi from Galle Bus Station to Ahangama – around 18 €    

By private transfer:

From the Airport we can organize a transfer directly to the surf house - 65€ per way per car

If you need help or have any other questions just let us know.

Surf conditions

The centre of the south coast of Sri Lanka surf scene stretches from Hikkaduwa to Welligama with differentwaves for all surf levels.

Kabalana beach, the spot in front of the surf house, is right in the middle of this coast and offers fun beginners' waves with multiple peeling peaks.

During the quiet swell period of December to March, waist to head-high waves are common and you can often find glassy and dreamy conditions.

Rcommended wetsuit

Wetsuit not needed. Bring a surf hat to protect yourself from the sun.

Avg. Water Temperature

27-28ºC

Avg. conditions

3-5 feet (chest to head-high waves)

Weather

Warm tropical weather year-round.

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Join a surf week focused on the art, technique and culture of longboarding together with the misfit crew of Toxic Magic.

LONGBOARD RETREAT

FOR INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED SURFERS

from €1.879per person 

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  • 7 Nights comfortable private accommodation

    Daily breakfasts & 3 unique dinners

  • 6 days surf guiding w/ video analysis

  • Toxic Magic longboard rental included

    Workshops, hikes, sunset picnics, and more!

THE PACKAGE

JOIN THE TRIBE AND TOXIC MAGIC!

01 - 08 JUNE 2024group having a surf lesson in arrifana

Join a surf week focused on the art, technique and culture of longboarding together with the misfit crew of Toxic Magic.

Longboard Retreat

INTERMEDIATE AND ADVANCED

from €1.879per person

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  • 6 nights Accommodation at the Villa

    Daily breakfasts & 3 special dinners

  • 6 days surf guiding w/ video analysis

  • Toxic Magic Longboards included

    Workshops, sunset picnics, and more

Welcome to your home for the week: a beautiful and comfortable villa in the lush hills of the Algarve, where you can relax. To ensure maximum comfort, four rooms are private sharing two bathrooms and another one is a double room with ensuite bathroom.

Comfortable inside and outside shared spaces and a large swimming pool ensure that you will have your space, whether you want to socialize or rest.

Everyday you will have a healthy gourmet breakfast served at the villa and four special dinners locally cooked by a variety of chefs.

You will be staying at a short drive from some of Europe’s most scenic beaches such as Arrifana, Monte Clérigo and Amoreira.

This villa has capacity for max 6 guests + 2 staff.

SURF TRIBE VILLA IN THE SOUTH OF PORTUGAL

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SEE THE VILLA

THE SURF TRIBE  VILLA IN THE SOUTH OF PORTUGAL

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Welcome to your home for the week: a beautiful and comfortable villa in the lush hills of the Algarve, where you can relax. To ensure maximum comfort, four rooms are private sharing two bathrooms and another one is a double room with ensuite bathroom.

Comfortable inside and outside shared spaces and a large swimming pool ensure that you will have your space, whether you want to socialize or rest.

Everyday you will have a healthy gourmet breakfast served at the villa and four special dinners locally cooked by a variety of chefs.

You will be staying at a short drive from some of Europe’s most scenic beaches such as Arrifana, Monte Clérigo and Amoreira.

This villa has capacity for max 6 guests + 2 staff.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

This is a general program of what our surf week will look like!
Activities and schedule might change based on weather and surf conditions.
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DAY ONE
Check-in at the Villa from 3pm
Relax at the pool
Dinner and Live music at a local beach restaurant
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DAY TWO
Buffet breakfast at the Villa
First surf lesson of the week: double session
Yoga class (extra)
Welcome dinner at the Villa
surf lesson on the beach at arrifana
DAY THREE
Buffet breakfast at the Villa
Second surf lesson: double session
Poolside / Beach chill time
Free evening and dinner
yoga class at the villa
DAY FOUR
Buffet breakfast at the Villa
Surfing day off: beach walk and lunch
Yoga class / massage (extra)
Sunset cocktails in praia da Arrifana + organized dinner
DAY FIVE
Buffet breakfast at the Villa
Fourth surf lesson: double session
Hike to the Costa Vicentina cliffs
Sunset Apero on the cliffs
DAY SIX
Buffet breakfast at the Villa
Fifth surf lesson: double session
Yoga class (extra)
Organized dinner and party evening all together
DAY SEVEN
Breakfast
Check-out from the Villa before 11am

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