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Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

4.8 / 5

54 reviews

Activity provider: Algarve Watersport

Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

Activity provider: Algarve Watersport
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From £47.35 per person

Get an introduction to surfing with a team of friendly and highly skilled instructors. Learn the basics about waves, currents, tides and equipment, how to paddle and handle the surfboard in the water in a safe manner.

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Duration 2.5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Take a beginners surfing lesson with friendly and qualified instructors
  • Learn the basics about waves, currents, tides and equipment, how to paddle and handle the surfboard in the water in a safe manner
  • Spend 2 hours in the sea developing your new surf skills
Full description
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.
  • Surfboard (hard or soft top)
  • Wetsuit
  • 2-hour surf lesson with certified instructors
  • Pickup and drop-off at the meeting point in Lagos
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Non-swimmers
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

Algarve Watersport

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Important information

What to bring

  • Water
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • Please note that due to the changing wave and tide conditions you will only know the exact starting time the evening before the course, usually before 08:00. Arrifana, Amoreira and Monte Clerigo are the three surf spots. The location will be chosen depending on the conditions and skill level of the student. Normally you will leave the camp between 08:00AM–10:00 AM and you will be back between 1:00 PM-2:00 PM.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 54 reviews

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A taster course for absolute beginners. The team from the surf school is very friendly and you get a little insight. There would be no time for more. If you have a good balance, you can even stand on the board in this course. For those who can't make it to stand still, there is still enough fun to experience. A really nice experience.

1 September 2019


This was our first time surfing and we loooooove it! The sea was a bit rough that day but András could not have been more patient with us. We all sucked but he was so attentive and took the time to explain how the waves and current work. We had a blast and appreciate the incredible experience!

29 June 2019

We did a beginner surfing course for only one day and loved it! It was very well planned, we were 8 people and 2 instructors and they took very good care of us. We drove half an hour to the beach which was very well selected for beginners. We got a short lesson on what to do and were then able to practice in the water. The instructors always gave you tips on what to do better and helped you out very well. We also got a good lunch and were taken care of perfectly throughout the lesson! Would defeinetely book here again!!!!

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27 August 2018

Product ID: 75581