AIR - ASI Instructor Retreat – Sagres Portugal 4 Dec 2021

Posted date: 24-September-2021

Networking and professional development for ASI Instructors on Saturday 4 December 2021 at Sagres, Algarve, Portugal. 

It’s FREE for ASI Instructors.    Includes guest speakers, dinner and drinks on the Saturday night, paddle /surf activities and ASI Instructor t-shirt. 

It’s an opportunity to network with ASI instructors from across the world, gain some career information and have fun as well ! 

RSVP:  Email us to confirm your attendance.  training@academyofsurfing.com 


VENUE
Memmo Baleeira Hotel Sagres, Sítio da Baleeira, Sagres, 8650-357, website
A 4 star hotel, with restaurant and bar and fantastic views of the coastline.  
Dinner is also held here.


SCHEDULE

Friday 3 December 2021 
For people arriving early.   6.00pm meet up in the bar at the Memmo hotel for drinks.

Saturday 4 December 2021

9am to 11am:      Guest speakers
11 am to 6pm:     Free time in day to surf, SUP tours, SUP Yoga, Sup fitness, surfaris and network
6.00pm:               Meet for drinks.
7.00pm:               Guest speakers and dinner.


SPEAKERS

We have some great guest speakers and will be updating their details here very soon. 


ACTIVITIES

We have organised some SUP/ surf activities on the Saturday.  

Or enjoy the free time to network with others, and/or explore the local historic sites, walks along the coast, relax in cafes, check out the beaches, or head to nearby Lagos (famous for its walled city and cobble stone streets, bars and shopping).


ABOUT SAGRES

Sagres is one of Portugal’s most historic towns. 

The town is on a headland overlooking a picturesque harbour and surrounded by protected national park.     Due to its position on a headland, you can see the sun rise over the ocean and also set over the ocean.
The sunrise and sunsets are spectacular.

It is an area of unspoiled beaches and parkland and dramatic cliffs, with blue clear waters.   The coast is ideal for paddling and exploring the caves and beaches. There are also inland flat water lakes and rivers in the nature parks.

The town itself is small with many cafes and restaurants and hangout surf shacks.  There is also an abundance of surfing locations to choose from.  As Sagres is know for its great surf breaks.

The area has an average of 300 sunny days per year.


GETTING THERE

Closest Airport:  

Faro Airport   is closest to Sagres  - 113km from airport  (1 hour drive).  
Very good freeway.
Car hire:  available at airport.
Private transfer:   Yellow Fish   website    €100  each way

Transfer with other people:   Algarve Shuttle Transfers   website    Up to 2 hours, as stopping along the way.   €35 each way
Uber  about  €50
Taxi:  From Faro airport  to Sagres.  Approx. 107€ / 137€ .

Lisbon Airport  (3 hour drive).  
Car hire: available at airport. Very good motorways.
Public bus to Lagos.  From bus station about 10 mins dirve from airport. Approx.  €25 (comfortable, with wifi)

Closest train station:   
Lagos station.  No direct train to Sagres.  From Faro airport, train to Lagos, then take a bus to Sagres

Closest bus station:   
Sagres station. From airport take the bus to Lagos and change bus to go to Sagres.


ACCOMMODATION

Hotel

Memmo Baleeira Hotel Sagres
Retreat is held at this hotel.
​4 star with stunning ocean views and excellent facilities.
Address: Sítio da Baleeira, Sagres, 8650-357, Portugal   website  

Special room rates for ASI instructors and partners (mention you are with ASI).

Rates include full buffet breakfast.
Single Room 80€ day 
Double Room 90€ day
Triple Room 120€ day 


Hostel

Algarve Surf Camp Hostel
Quality accommodation.
Only 5 minutes walk to Memmo Conference Venue.
Address: Rua Mestre António Galhardo 8650-384 Sagres Portugal   website 
Prices from:  Share rooms (4/6) 18€/pax.  Double room  25€/pax  for bed and breakfast
To book email: debbie@algarvesurfschool.com   Tel:+351 962846771

Puravida Divehouse Good quality, clean, kitchen. Dorm rooms, private rooms (5 mins walk )   website


Apartments

ApartHotel Navigator Sagres,  5 mins walk to venue
1 bedroom apartments.  Approx €50 per night   website
(slightly dated retro but good sized rooms with views)

Pontalaia Apartments  5 mins walk to venue
1 bedroom modern, spacious apartments. Approx €80   website

Above can also be booked on Booking.com


RSVP:  Email us to confirm your attendance.  training@academyofsurfing.com 


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