The best surfing schools and camps in Portugal

Discover the best and most trusted surfing schools Portugal has to offer with our guide to learning to surf on Europe's west coast.
Portugal offers a wide range of surfing schools and camps. Whether you are a beginner or expert, friendly staff and interesting lessons will ensure that you have an amazing experience on the waters of Algarve. 

Surf Club de Viana

Created to celebrate the waves and nature, Surf Club de Viana invites surfers of all ages to their lessons. Children as young as 6 years can register for a lesson and enjoy the crystal clear waters of Viana do Castelo.
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Algarve Surf School

Beginners to advanced surfers will blossom in this recognized and respected surf school. Offering camps, lessons and day trips, you will certainly receive the best surfing training, while having a blast at the same time.

If you don´t feel confident enough to go on a surf trip, the Five star seafront hotel Memmo Baleeira is perfect for you as it has its own surf centre where you can master your surfing skills before trying to ride bigger waves.

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Extreme Algarve

Located in the beautiful town of Lagos, this school is sure to keep you on your toes and full of excitement. In addition to surfing, rock climbing, wakeboarding and mountain biking opportunities and lessons are also available.

If you want to make the most of all the activities on offer, book a room at the luxury child friendly hotel Cascade Wellness & Lifestyle Resort . It‘s conveniently close by and it also offers alternatives for non-adventurous travellers such as a spa, 2 tennis courts and an on-site golf academy.

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Arrifana Surf Lodge

Arrifana Surf Lodge is the place to be for an up close and personal encounter of the Portuguese waters. A team of helpful and friendly teachers will guide you wherever you need to go, from beginner to expert. You are surely to have the experience of a lifetime, while making unforgettable friends along the way.
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Mission to Surf

Offering professional equipment, first class teachers and a beautiful view along the way, this surfing school will have you up on the waves in no time. Situated near Arrifana, a gorgeous small village southwest of Portugal, the rolling hills and dazzling skyline will make sure you have an unforgettable stay.
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