These are the three founders of Sagres Natura, Sara, Luis and Celso. Unfortunately Luis is not amongst us anymore, but his beautiful spirit and passion for Surf and for people will always live on in Sagres. We are thankful for having been able to do this adventure and create Sagres Natura together, to realize this dream of ours to have our own Surf Camp, School and Shop and we are full of passion for it and love what we do.
The thing that makes Sagres Natura so exceptionally good? We love what we do!!
We have worked hard to earn our good reputation for being one of the best surf schools and surf camps in Portugal – we do this by providing our customers with quality professional service at unbeatable prices.
Portuguese culture is famous for great food and hospitality and growing up on the south west coast of the Algarve gave us a deep connection to the sea and the lifestyle. You benefit from our passion because we love to share the coastlines surrounding Sagres with you, and introduce you to the incredible scenery, amazing surf spots and wonderful fresh food!
Our company is a family business and we make sure that quality is high by keeping our capacity manageable, so you get the attention you deserve.
We share the same spirit for surfing, adventure and travelling and we love being in the nature. Our specialist areas are surfing, tourism and sports science and between all of us, we can speak Portuguese, English, Spanish, French and German.
The most important thing for us is to provide you with the best surf holiday so you leave with the feeling of wanting to come back!
“The ocean, beach and nature make part of my life, I cannot live in a city. My father was a fisherman and we lived in Sagres, surrounded by the Atlantic, so my connection has always been with the sea. When I started bodyboard I had no fear, no hesitation, it felt from the beginning like it was ‘my natural’ and it was important for me to do.”
Right after finishing school, Sara studied Tourism and Animation in the Natural Park, then went straight to work in tourism, first in the west Algarve and then in Alentejo. Always close to the west coast, the nature and the surf.
After opening the surf school in 2003, it was the obvious next step to combine surfing with hospitality and start the surf camp. And where better than in the very beautiful and most southwesterly corner of Europe, in their home town. And so the Sagres Natura Surf Company was founded; with the surf school run by Luis, the shop by Celso, and Sara managing the camp. Working with people and making them feel comfortable and at home is one of the things Sara loves most to do.
In 2019 Sara decided to make the Surf Instructor Course to get more in touch with the Surf School too and in this process she discovered an unknown passion and talent of hers – to work as a Surf Instructor. In order to improve her surfing skills and evolve as an instructor she travelled to Brazil in the end of 2019 to train with Luan Medeiros. In doing so, she followed the steps of her brother Luis, who was a really passionate surfer and instructor too.
“It makes sense to be in business that fits to your life… surf, music, fashion, coast, nature, tourism.. this is all that I grew up with, it’s my life.”
Celso grew up in Vila Nova de Milfontes, in the Alentejo, so his life was always by the sea, with his family having history of making a living connected with the ocean – fishing and tourism.
He joined the partnership with Sara and Luis when the surf school expanded to become the Sagres Natura Surf Company – with the addition of the surf camp and surf shop.
With his passion for fashion and music equal to his love for the surf, it was very easy to choose the surf shop as his specialist area for the business. And to include all his interests, being the Friday night BBQ Surf Party DJ brings music into the mixture for the perfect combination of business and lifestyle.
“It’s all about surf culture, creating the mood with some acoustic, reggae, hip hop tunes to make the beach bar vibe the start of the weekend – in a good mood, relax and have fun, dance, smile and surf again tomorrow.”
In the surf shop is everything you need for the beach, and more.
It’s all the essentials for surf, bodyboard and skate – plus clothes and accessories.
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Looking for: Surf Instructors & Volunteers
Do you like: Surfing, Working with People and the Algarve? Then we might have a Job for you! Send us your application through our contact form . The motto: If you never try, you’ll never know!
Meet Luan Medeiros, native of Praia de Pipa, Co-Owner of the No Worries Surf Camp and Hotel and seasonal Surf Instructor for the Sagres Natura Surf Camp and School. He started surfing when he was 9 years old thanks to a tourist who gifted his brother with a surf board and since then he never really left the waters.
He participated in both regional and nacional Surf Events, representing Rio Grande do Norte and surfed next to todays World Champions of Surf. During this time he has achieved 26 victories, besides entering into finals countles of times.
When he was 23 years old he decided to stop competing in contests and instead focus on building a Surf School and Camp in Pipa, his beloved hometown, to teach the fascinating sport of Surf to other people and share his passion. He also worked as a Surf Instructor for the Sagres Natura Surf Camp for several seasons and that is where his friendship and business connection with Sara and Celso started. The aim of this new partnership is, to connect the maximum of people who are passionate about surfing and to offer great conditions for Surf Holidays all over the world.
Do you want to explore some of the most beautiful beaches of Brazil and improve your surf skills at the same time? Profit now from our Brazilian Partnership and book your stay at the No Worries Surf Camp and Hotel in Praia de Pipa, RN! Get more information on their Website at surfpipa.com or visit their Facebook Page to get in touch. Ask for a special discount if you have stayed at the Sagres Natura Surf Camp already.
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