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Learn to Surf in the Algarve!

Luz, Portugal

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Experience hosted by Rodrigo Lacerda

2.5 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

A Surf day at the Salty Wave Surf School begins with our Surf-Van pick you up at predetermined spot in the lagos área. Depending on the winds, tides and swell size, we'll choose a surf spot that suits the day's conditions and is best for learning. After arriving to the surf spot, we'll grab our gear from the van and head to the sand to get our wetsuits on. The surf session begins with a warm up, introduction of the beach and ocean conditions, surf materials, and safety rules. We will also practice some techniques and pop-ups on the sand. We know you want to go surfing and it is time to show us in the water what you've learned at the sand.

Our experience includes 2:30 hours of surfing including, wetsuit and surfboard, water and fruit . We promise you that you will catch waves on your first session! Get ready for an amazing surf experience!
Other things to note
we only accept bookings until 20:00 the day before the lesson. The cliente should be awere that Surfing is a very demanding sport , it is strictly required to follow the instructions of their teacher. The booking wiil be completed after we receive all the info nedded, that info will be asked via tex
A Surf day at the Salty Wave Surf School begins with our Surf-Van pick you up at predetermined spot in the lagos área. Depending on the winds, tides and swell size, we'll choose a surf spot that suits the day's conditions and is best for learning. After arriving to the surf spot, we'll grab our gear from the van and head to the sand to get our wetsuits on. The surf session begins with a warm up, introduction of the beach and ocean conditions, su…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    All Equipment - Surfboard & Wetsuit
From £51
/ person
Tue, 1 Dec
09:00 - 11:30
£51 per person
£51 per person
Wed, 2 Dec
09:00 - 11:30
£51 per person
£51 per person
Thu, 3 Dec
09:00 - 11:30
£51 per person
£51 per person

Meet your host, Rodrigo Lacerda

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 82 Reviews
Hello, my name is Rodrigo Lacerda, AKA " Godzilla" and I am the owner of the Salty Wave Surf School. I've been surfing for 32 years, both competing professionally and teaching most of those years! In 2004, I decided to turn my passion into my profession, so I opened my first surf School in Porto in 2004 and 10 years later opened the surf school in the Algarve. I’m a certified surf teacher from the Portuguese Surfing Federation since 2005. This proves that I have a lot of teaching experience and am ready to share the knowledge and provide you with an amazing surfing experience!
Hello, my name is Rodrigo Lacerda, AKA " Godzilla" and I am the owner of the Salty Wave Surf School. I've been surfing for 32 years, both competing professionally and teaching most of those years! In 2004, I decided to turn my passion into my profession, so I opened my first surf School in Porto in 2004 and 10 years later opened the surf school in the Algarve. I’m a certified surf teacher from the Portuguese Surfing Federation since 2005. This proves that I have a lot of teaching experience an…
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Where you'll be

The Algarve is one of the best places in the world to learn to surf. My favorite part of this region of Portugal is the unbelievable geography and coastline. Surf with us and we'll give you local insight on all the secret coves and beaches that are home to some amazing waves!

Rated 4.91 out of 5 from 82 reviews.

Teresa
September 2020
Wir waren mit insgesamt 10 Personen im Kurs, wobei 8 Leute bereits min. 1 Surfstunde hatten. Über die Website wird auch Unterricht für mehrere Tage angeboten. Trotzdem hatten wir nicht das Gefühl, nicht mithalten zu können oder etwas verpasst zu haben. Wir sind nett empfangen worden und mit Neopren, Surfboard, Wasser und Obst ausgestattet worden, anschließend ging es ans Wasser. Ein kurzes Warm-Up und dann durften die erfahreneren bereits ins Wasser. Wir haben noch eine Einweisung in die Verhaltensregeln bekommen und haben anschließend die Grundtechniken gelernt, theoretisch und praktisch im Wasser. Im Wasser wurde jedem immer wieder geholfen, die Wellen richtig zu erwischen, sodass jeder wenigstens ein paar Erfolgserlebnisse hatten. Und man hat Feedback bekommen, was man verbessern kann oder auf was man achten sollte. Insgesamt hat uns das Erlebnis super viel Spaß gemacht und man hat sich jederzeit sicher gefühlt, sodass ich jederzeit wieder buchen würde!
Wir waren mit insgesamt 10 Personen im Kurs, wobei 8 Leute bereits min. 1 Surfstunde hatten. Über die Website wird auch Unterricht für mehrere Tage angeboten. Trotzdem hatten wir n…
Victoire
August 2020
Nous avons réservé cette expérience car il nous était évident de faire du surf au moins une fois en Algarve. Ricardo est venu nous chercher devant notre hébergement et nous a amené sur la plage. On nous a distribué une planche, une combinaison et un encas. Le prof Félix était super! Ses explications en anglais étaient très claires et ses conseils à chacun d’entre nous aussi! (1er cours de surf et nous avons reussi à prendre des vagues debout !) Juste avant de rentrer nous avons eu le droit un petit stop sur un panorama exceptionnel. Nous en garderons un très bon souvenir! Merci Ricardo et Félix 👍🏼😀
Nous avons réservé cette expérience car il nous était évident de faire du surf au moins une fois en Algarve. Ricardo est venu nous chercher devant notre hébergement et nous a amené…
Wessel
August 2020
It was an amazing experience learning to surf with these guys! We arrived with no previous knowledge or experience but were able to stand up on the board in no time. Location was also really cool and only added to the total picture. Ended up booking our next lesson immediately after the first, would definitely recommend learning to surf here!
It was an amazing experience learning to surf with these guys! We arrived with no previous knowledge or experience but were able to stand up on the board in no time. Location was a…
Valentina
July 2020
My 9 year old son and I were pared with the lead instructor for our surf class. This made my son feel very safe during the in the water, instructional time. It was obvious that the lead instructor had years of experience surfing much bigger waves than we had that day. He was able to give us individual tips that will help us to improve our surfing in the future. When we go back to Portugal we will surely look them up again!
My 9 year old son and I were pared with the lead instructor for our surf class. This made my son feel very safe during the in the water, instructional time. It was obvious that the…
Alberto
July 2020
Philips fue un magnifico profesor. Y nos ayudo a que llegáramos a nuestra hora prevista de nuevo en Lagos. La experiencia fue única ya que tampoco antes habíamos hecho surf. Repetiríamos de nuevo tanto mi pareja como yo. Recomendable 100%
Daniel
July 2020
Ich habe diesen Surfkurs für meiner Frau geschenkt. Unsere beiden Kinder und ich konnten mitgehen und zuschauen. Meiner Frau hat es sehr Spass gemacht und hat nun Lust auf mehr. Vielen Dank nochmals.

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    09:00 - 11:30
    £51 per person
  • Wed, 2 Dec
    09:00 - 11:30
    £51 per person
  • Thu, 3 Dec
    09:00 - 11:30
    £51 per person
  • Fri, 4 Dec
    09:00 - 11:30
    £51 per person
  • Sat, 5 Dec
    09:00 - 11:30
    £51 per person
  • Sun, 6 Dec
    09:00 - 11:30
    £51 per person
  • Mon, 7 Dec
    09:00 - 11:30
    £51 per person
  • Tue, 8 Dec
    09:00 - 11:30
    £51 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

What to bring

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