Surf School2023-07-14T17:30:54+00:00

Surf School & Lessons
in Lagos, Portugal

Are you dreaming about becoming a real surfer? Our team of certified, experienced and multilingual surf instructors will introduce you to the basics of surfing with the help of special surfboards and equipment at our surf school at the Algarve in the southern region of Portugal . We take you to surf beaches that suit your level of surf skills, famous surf spots like Arrifana, Monte Clerigo or Amoreira. During our surf lessons on the west coast of the Algarve, you will learn the basics about waves, currents, tides and equipment, and also how to correctly paddle and handle the surfboard in the water.

You will never forget the first wave you caught, your take off into your new water sports passion, surfing!

Surf lessons for all the levels

Beginner surf lessons

Were you thinking about surfing for a while? Join our lessons to learn everything about surfing! We take you to surf beaches that suit your level and make sure you will be comfortable catching your first waves!

Intermediate surf lessons

Are you working on catching green waves? Or working on bottom turns and getting speed on the wave? Our instructors will help you improve your technique!

Advanced surf guiding

We offer advanced lessons and surf guiding for independent surfers who want to catch bigger and more steeper waves in Algarve.Our surf instructors are looking forward to introducing you to different surf spots on the west coast between Lagos and Aljezur.

Our surf lessons in Lagos

At Algarve Watersport, we offer different types of surfing lessons to match everyone’s progression curve.
Each of the lesson types has its benefits and can be ideal for different people.

Group Lesson

Our standard lesson – you will be surfing in the group of 6 people per instructor.

Semi-private lesson

  Share the instructor with another student. Recommended lesson for kids.

Happy surf camp guests progressing on the waves

Private lesson

  Learn basics and advanced techniques with the undivided attention of your instructor. 

Where do we teach?

We take you to surf beaches that suit your level of surf skills, famous surf spots like Arrifana, Monte Clerigo or Amoreira. During our surf lessons on the west coast of the Algarve, you will learn the basics about waves, currents, tides and equipment, and also how to correctly paddle and handle the surfboard in the water.

Between June and August, we mostly surf on the west coast but sometimes we do use our spots close by in case of south swell.

LEARNING SURFING  WITH US MEANS

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Great Surf Spots

Our three surf spots in Arrifana, Amoreira and Monte Clerigo in Portugal offer the best conditions for surfing in the Algarve at every level.

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Amazing Instructors

Our experienced and certified instructors with an ISA or FPS license will coach you and ensure you a great time on the water.

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Surf Theory

At the beginning of the surf course, you will get to know the characteristics of the waves, currents and tides. Your surf instructor will also tell you the basics about the surf equipment.

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Correct Technique

We will teach you everything about surfing in Portugal! At the end of the surf lesson, you will be able to paddle, take-off and dealing with the board without putting yourself or your surf mates in danger.

What our students say..

It was the Best experience. Emilio was the Best teacher, and surfing was incredible 😊 now, i’m in love with surfing

Miłosz, surf lesson student

I thoroughly enjoyed the surf lessons, each of the 5 days we booked was a blast. Way more than I previously imagined was tought to me and I found a new hobby in surfing. Thanks to all of the people at the camp for the wonderful week, I look forward to seeing you all again, hopefully soon!

S., surf lesson student

OUR PRICES

Group surfing lessons prices for season 2024 (August prices)

1 day
60€ (65€)
2 days
120€ (130€)
3 days
170€ (185€)
4 days
215€ (235€)
5 days
255€ (285€)
after 5 days
40€ (45€)

PRICE INCLUDES

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Full equipment
(board & wetsuit)

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Approx. 2h surf-lesson
(1,5h in the water)
per day with certified instructors

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Transfer between the
meeting point and the beach

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Max 6 people
per instructor

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5% discount for equipment
at kitesurfwake.com for students

2024 Summer prices are below. Winter prices until 15.03.2024 (-20€ per day) 
1 day
120€
2 days
240€
3 days
340€
4 days
430€
5 days
510€
extra day
80€

PRICE INCLUDES

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Full equipment
(board & wetsuit)

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Aprox. 2h surf-lesson
(1.5h in the water)
per day with certified instructor

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Transfer between the
meeting point and the beach

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2 people per
instructor

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5% discount for equipment
at kitesurfwake.com for students

200€
2 hours
 

PRICE INCLUDES

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Full equipment (board & wetsuit)

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Aprox. 2h surf-lesson (1.5h in the water) with certified instructor

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Transfer between the meeting point and the beach

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1 on 1 tuition

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5% discount for equipment
at kitesurfwake.com for students

April-May
From 50€
November-December
From 45€

PRICE INCLUDES

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Surfboard

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Long wetsuit

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Transfer

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Knowledge to the best beach with the best conditions

For Locals from Lagos concelho, we offer discounted surf lessons packages; more info here

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many people are in our surf course?2023-06-28T10:32:43+00:00
We teach in groups of max 6 adults or 4 kids per instructor.
The legal maximum is 8 people per instructor. 
Can I use the equipment after the surf lesson?2023-06-28T10:34:36+00:00

For logistics and safety reasons you can only use the equipment during our lessons.

What is the minimum age for surfing?2023-06-28T10:38:06+00:00

Your little ones are warmly welcome from the age of 7, provided they are confident swimmers and comfortable in the water. While we do not offer separate courses exclusively for children, the lessons will be conducted in mixed groups with adults. To ensure smooth operations, we kindly request that children up to the age of 16 are accompanied by an adult. Our utmost priority is to ensure that everyone has a fantastic time and feels safe throughout the experience!

WHAT ARE THE WAVES LIKE IN ALGARVE?2023-03-17T18:10:09+00:00

The Surf conditions

  • consistent all-year Atlantic swells
  • lots of different beaches and reef breaks
  • huge swell window at the south and west coast
  • wind protected surf spots

A great number of beaches and wind-protected bays, the warm climate, and the consistent Atlantic swells make it a perfect all-year surfing destination. The summer is great for beginners and intermediate surfers because the waves are not as powerful. The winter is the best time for seasoned surfers as the ocean delivers strong winter swells, which result in wave faces regularly higher than 6-8 feet.

What time do the surf lessons start?2023-06-28T10:44:27+00:00

The lesson times are solely determined by the waves and tides, and the duration of a trip is approximately 4-5 hours. As the wave and tide conditions are constantly changing, we will announce the exact meeting time at 18:00 the day before your lesson. Rest assured that we will schedule the lessons according to your skill level and the prevailing conditions. Our aim is to provide you with the best possible experience!