Water activity

Funchal: Madeira Island Group Surf Lesson

4.8 / 5

49 reviews

Activity provider: MadSea - Bodyboard & More
Water activity

Funchal: Madeira Island Group Surf Lesson

Activity provider: MadSea - Bodyboard & More

From US$ 86.23 per person

Learn to surf or hone your surfing skills in the blue waters off Madeira Island on a group surf lesson with a pickup from Funchal town. Explore the best surf beaches with a local expert.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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German, Portuguese, English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Funchal or nearby the city.


  • Explore the best surf spots on Madeira Island, including Praia do Seixal and Praia de Machico
  • Discover Madeira from the sea
  • Learn to surf from an expert instructor
Full description
Join a surf lesson in the clear Atlantic waters off Madeira Island, and learn the fun sport for the first time or hone your surfing skills with an expert instructor. Enjoy the ease of a hotel pickup from Funchal, and be directly dropped off at the best surfing spots on the island. Kick-start your lesson with a warm up and a technical demonstration on the beach before hitting the water to catch some waves. Feel the cool waters beneath your gliding board, and the adrenaline course through you after catching your first wave. Enjoy the top surfing spots for beginners on Madeira Island, including Praia do Seixal, Praia de Machico, and Porto da Cruz, where your instructor will bring you to make sure you get the best experience possible.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Surfing equipment (wetsuit, surfboard, etc)
  • Insurance
  • Expert instructor
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Feasibility depends on tides and weather conditions, if your activity is cancelled you will get a refund or alternatively you can book an alternative date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 49 reviews

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We had a great day with João & Magdalena! They really tried to focus on establishing /improving the surfing skills of each participant and were friendly and attentive. They alao recommend us a restaurant that turned out great! Definitely recommend it.

March 27, 2023

It was my very first time surfing but I had an amazing time! Monica gave me a ride from Funchal to Porto de Cruz where we had the surfing lesson. The instructor (Cecilio I believe) was awesome and after a short warm up on land we hit the waves as well. He made sure to always give feedback about each ride and what to improve.

March 27, 2023

Das war mit Abstand die BESTE Erfahrung die ich in meinem Leben gemacht habe!! Jedes Geld wert!! Hatte viele blaue Flecken aber ich trug sie mit stolz haha! Wir waren eine kleine Gruppe und am Anfang haben wir mal alle die Neoprenanzüge bekommen und dann bekam jeder ein Surfbrett und wir gingen zum Strand runter. Aufwärmübungen gab es auch bevor der Spaß losging :) Mein Freund und ich bekamen einen kurzen Unterricht wie man auf das Surfbrett richtig steigt etc., weil es für uns das erste Mal war! Es war ein unglaubliches Gefühl auf dem Surfbrett zu stehen und die Wellen zu reiten. Nach dem 2ten Versuch gelang es mir dann! War ein unglaublich schönes Gefühl! Ich würde es definitiv nochmal machen! Danke für alles und die absolut beste Erfahrung meines Lebens!

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March 27, 2023

Product ID: 312983