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Albufeira: 2-Hour Falesia Beach Surf Lesson

1. Albufeira: 2-Hour Falesia Beach Surf Lesson

After stepping out of the van, you will be able to see the waves on the beach underneath you. How they conceal the sand, only to reveal it again a second afterward. You can breathe in the salty air and feel the sun on your skin as you slip into your wetsuit. When your feet touch the sand of the beach, your adventure is just one step ahead of you. In the hands of this surfing and snorkeling school based in Albufeira, you will have the opportunity to start from the ground up and learn how to surf. You will be brought closer to the ocean to experience memorable moments underwater and on your surfboard. You can try something new that you will broaden your horizons, it’s all about the experience.  Your lesson will be adjusted according to your skills, meaning that you can start on the sand or hit the water straight away to further your skills. Enjoy a hands-on, personal learning experience, as each instructor looks after around nine participants.

Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

2. Algarve: 2-Hour Beginner Surf Lesson

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.

Albufeira: 2-Hour Surfing Lesson

3. Albufeira: 2-Hour Surfing Lesson

Meet at the local partner's kiosk, located near the car park at Galé Beach. You'll be provided with a wetsuit and surfboard and, after that, it's time time to get started. The lesson starts with a short warm-up and safety briefing right before you get in the water. The first part of the lesson consists of learning how to get to the waves. After practising that for a while, you'll get out of the water and learn how to stand up on your board while catching the waves. You'll work on that for the rest of the lesson as well, with the instructors by your side helping you and giving you direct feedback while you're in the water.

Albufeira: Surfing at Galé Beach

4. Albufeira: Surfing at Galé Beach

Meet your instructors at Galé Beach beach, store your belongings and get your wetsuit and surfboard together for some time in the sun and surf. Learn the basics of surfing once on the beach. Let your instructors guide you step by step on how to catch and ride the waves. Have plenty of time to be in the water and practice your skills.

Albufeira: Surfing Lesson at Galé Beach

5. Albufeira: Surfing Lesson at Galé Beach

Discover the joy of surfing with this surf lesson at Galé Beach in Albufeira. Pick up practical skills and knowledge to help you advance your skills swiftly. Enjoy the use of a high-quality wetsuit and surf board during your lesson with a certified instructor. Meet your guide at the supplier's shop at the pier in Albufeira. Get fitted with a neoprene wetsuit and a surfboard. Start your lesson with a brief warm-up that includes safety instructions. Hop into the water and find out how to catch a wave. Practice for a while before being taught how to climb on the board while catching the waves. Work on fine tuning this skill for the rest of the lesson, with instructors at your side to help you and give you actionable feedback.

Lagos 3-Hour Kiteboarding Lesson

6. Lagos 3-Hour Kiteboarding Lesson

You will learn to kitesurf in Portugal's Lagos Lagoon, which is situated between Lagos and Alvor in the Algarve. The qualified instructors will show you the basics of kiting on optimal wind and water conditions, using specialist equipment. The modern and easy-to-use equipment ensures your safety on the water and a fast-learning effect. There is a wide range of kite equipment for both beginner and advanced kiters.  You will be coached by the patient, multilingual and well-trained IKO (International Kitesurfing Organization) and VDWS (Association of German Windsurfing and Water Sports Schools) kite instructors in small groups, which comprise not more than 4 people (2 kites) per instructor.

Algarve 3-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

7. Algarve 3-Hour Windsurfing Lesson

At our windsurf school in Portugal, you will spend up to 3 hours a day windsurfing with our qualified and patient instructors. We welcome beginners as well as advanced windsurfers. After completing the lessons, you be able to handle not only easy windsurfing exercises but also riding downwind and upwind, tacking and as well as beach and water starts. Our high-quality and versatile equipment means you will feel safe and also get the most out of your windsurfing experience. Benefit from up-to-date training methods that are tailored to the particular needs of our windsurf students. The lagoon in Alvor offers you a fantastic windsurfing spot in the Algarve. The smooth and calm water and a slightly sloping beach ensure a learning process without any frustration and an incredibly safe environment.

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What people are saying about Algarve

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 75 reviews

Highly recommend to anyone that wants to try surfing. I had the best day! Hotel collection is available for 5€ which was super helpful as I didn’t have a car. This was my first time surfing and I managed to stand up on the board. Nuno, the instructor, was really helpful and tailored the lesson to suit everyone’s ability. The lesson was very safe and it’s on the most beautiful beach.

What an amazing experience! I had never surfed before and Rickardo, the instructor, was incredibly knowledgeable, a great teacher and patient! After his coaching and technical advoce, I managed to ride quite a few waves within the 2 hour+ lesson!!! I highly recommend this surf school! Hang ten!

Highly recommended to do this for the first time. Instructor was patient, funny and clearly had a lot of experience. Our kids (11 and 13) loved it!

It was amazing and the best expierience at my vacation. The Instructor is really, really nice and a great expert. Thank you so much!

The surf instructor was very funny and helpful. It was a great experience and definitely gets mam interested in surfing!