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Albufeira: 2-Hour Surfing Lesson

1. Albufeira: 2-Hour Surfing Lesson

Meet at the local partner's kiosk, located near the car park at Galé Beach. You'll be provided with a wetsuit and surfboard and, after that, it's time time to get started. The lesson starts with a short warm-up and safety briefing right before you get in the water. The first part of the lesson consists of learning how to get to the waves. After practising that for a while, you'll get out of the water and learn how to stand up on your board while catching the waves. You'll work on that for the rest of the lesson as well, with the instructors by your side helping you and giving you direct feedback while you're in the water.

Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

2. Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

Start with an intro from your experienced instructor on the basics of waves, currents, tides, and equipment, how to paddle and handle the surfboard in the water in a safe manner. The beginners use foam surfboards for safety and full-length wet suits to stay warm and comfortable. The course takes approximately 2-hours which includes a theory lesson on the beach. Learn how to surf in the Algarve and develop a new passion.

Albufeira: Surfing Lesson at Galé Beach

3. Albufeira: Surfing Lesson at Galé Beach

Discover the joy of surfing with this surf lesson at Galé Beach in Albufeira. Pick up practical skills and knowledge to help you advance your skills swiftly. Enjoy the use of a high-quality wetsuit and surf board during your lesson with a certified instructor. Meet your guide at the supplier's shop at the pier in Albufeira. Get fitted with a neoprene wetsuit and a surfboard. Start your lesson with a brief warm-up that includes safety instructions. Hop into the water and find out how to catch a wave. Practice for a while before being taught how to climb on the board while catching the waves. Work on fine tuning this skill for the rest of the lesson, with instructors at your side to help you and give you actionable feedback.

Albufeira: 2-Hour Falesia Beach Surf Lesson

4. Albufeira: 2-Hour Falesia Beach Surf Lesson

After stepping out of the van, you will be able to see the waves on the beach underneath you. How they conceal the sand, only to reveal it again a second afterward. You can breathe in the salty air and feel the sun on your skin as you slip into your wetsuit. When your feet touch the sand of the beach, your adventure is just one step ahead of you. In the hands of this surfing and snorkeling school based in Albufeira, you will have the opportunity to start from the ground up and learn how to surf. You will be brought closer to the ocean to experience memorable moments underwater and on your surfboard. You can try something new that you will broaden your horizons, it’s all about the experience.  Your lesson will be adjusted according to your skills, meaning that you can start on the sand or hit the water straight away to further your skills. Enjoy a hands-on, personal learning experience, as each instructor looks after around nine participants.

Carrapateira: Surf Lesson

5. Carrapateira: Surf Lesson

Based in Carrapateira Village, we are a touristic company which provides qualified and personal tours for small groups or private, for different kind of activities to show you the secrets of the area and around. We want to offer different activities for tourists, so they can also get to know more about this area and fall in love with it as we do. It is also about creating moments, experiences and memories to take back home with you! With this surf lesson, you will introduce yourself to an amazing sport, or improve your skills at it, in one of the most beautiful beaches around, exercising your body and mind, while having a perfect beach day! Our instructor will make it so easy for you, that for sure, this will be the beginning of a new hobby and a perfect activity during you holidays!

Albufeira: Surfing at Galé Beach

6. Albufeira: Surfing at Galé Beach

Meet your instructors at Galé Beach beach, store your belongings and get your wetsuit and surfboard together for some time in the sun and surf. Learn the basics of surfing once on the beach. Let your instructors guide you step by step on how to catch and ride the waves. Have plenty of time to be in the water and practice your skills.

Algarve 3-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

7. Algarve 3-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

At our windsurf school in Portugal, you will spend up to 3 hours a day windsurfing with our qualified and patient instructors. We welcome beginners as well as advanced windsurfers. After completing the lessons, you be able to handle not only easy windsurfing exercises but also riding downwind and upwind, tacking and as well as beach and water starts. Our high-quality and versatile equipment means you will feel safe and also get the most out of your windsurfing experience. Benefit from up-to-date training methods that are tailored to the particular needs of our windsurf students. The lagoon in Alvor offers you a fantastic windsurfing spot in the Algarve. The smooth and calm water and a slightly sloping beach ensure a learning process without any frustration and an incredibly safe environment.

Lagos: Surf Lesson with Lunch Snack

8. Lagos: Surf Lesson with Lunch Snack

The external surf school of the well-known Tiny Whale Surf Lodge. The Tiny Whale Surf School is a provider of daily surf lessons to members of the public for those from beginner to intermediate, as well as private 1 on 1 coaching and Surf-Skating lessons. Designed so that even those who cannot stay with us at the Lodge can still have the Tiny Whale experience. We offer high quality surf instruction for all abilities, with daily pick up in Lagos and surrounding areas. With our daily group lessons, you will enjoy return transport from Lagos to whichever beach we believe has the best conditions on the day, this could be on the South or the West coast. Attendees will enjoy their class with a maximum 8 other participants plus our knowledgeable and highly qualified coach.

Benagil: Sea Cave Guided Bodyboard Tour

9. Benagil: Sea Cave Guided Bodyboard Tour

Reach Benagil’s spectacular sea cave by bodyboard on this guided tour. Known as the cathedral of the sea for its gigantic arches and domed ceiling, you'll be able to examine the fossils in the cave's rocky walls, relax on its golden sand beach and dive below the turquoise waters. Starting at Benagil beach, which has its origins as a remote fishing village, slip into your flippers and paddle out on your bodyboard. Follow your guide out to sea and along the rugged coastline as you approach the huge arches that mark the entrance to Benagil cave. Inside the cave, take some time to relax on the beach, look for fossils in the rocks and listen to the roar of the ocean amplified by the cavernous walls. Illuminated by a circular hole in its roof, the cave offers stunning photo opportunities. Paddle back to Benagil beach to finish the tour.

Armação de Pêra: 2-hour Surf Lesson for Beginners

10. Armação de Pêra: 2-hour Surf Lesson for Beginners

This fun 2-hour beginners surfing lesson on Bondi Beach lets you experience the thrill of catching your first wave. You will be taught surfing basics in a group of 6 students or less–a great way to increase your surf knowledge, technique, and confidence. If you've always wanted to try surfing but never have, there is perhaps no better setting than the famous Algarve Beaches. This popular 2-hour beginners surf lesson will give you an authentic taste of the world of surfing, important safety information about waves and the beach, and bragging rights about having conquered this cool and amazing sport! You will be taught how to safely go out and catch your first wave in a small group setting of 6 students or less. This personalized attention is the best way to build your surf knowledge and confidence while cultivating your surf technique. You will really be amazed at how easy, safe, and enjoyable it is to learn to surf. This 2-hour lesson is great for first-time surfers and also those who wish to refresh or refine their basic surf technique. Your instructors are fully-qualified and very friendly. Surf lessons packages are also available !!

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Excellent. First time family trying out surfing, ages 11-43. Fantastic. Instructors were brilliant. Very good English and very friendly and helpful. We all enjoyed the lessons so much. We were all able to stand at end (well the 3 younger ones were) The instructors took the time out to show everyone in the class what we had to do and what we were doing wrong. Really enjoyable 2 hours and would definitely go back.

First time ever surfing. I had a fun time learning to challenge the waves. The instructor had a great background of experience, he taught the group step by step to ensure we were comfortable and got the most out of our lesson. Thank you an enjoyable experience. Definitely would come again.

I was the only person to sign up for the class on a chilly winter morning. Surprisingly, the instructor did not cancel and I ended up getting a private lesson with the whole beach to myself. The instructor was really friendly and constructive with feedback to help me improve my technique

Best day! Really nice and kind people, beautiful beach, cute town. We came all the way from Lisbon just to have 2h surfing lesson and it was worth it for sure! ‍️

Nice stuff and they really take care of you and teach really good !! Really recommended!!