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Porto: Private & Small Groups Surfing Experience

Product ID: 196118
Have you never surfed before or only a few times? Then this is the experience you have been looking for. Be taught in a fun, safe, and encouraging way to catch your first waves with the support and tips you need to become a better surfer.
About this activity
Duration: 3 hours
Starting times 10:00 AM, 3:30 PM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Spanish, English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy the amazing feeling of standing on a board for the first time
  • Get a great energy from the ocean and the sun
  • Feel inspired by the moment
Full description
The lesson begins with a short warm-up and an explanation about all surf techniques of paddling, wave positioning, catching waves, standing on the board, and riding waves. You can expect a clear exemplification of every step you will need to take in order to get the most out of it. Before getting into the water, you will get instructions about safety procedures and surf etiquette. 

During your experience, you will probably be able to stand on the board but above all, you will enjoy an amazing energy provided from the ocean and the sun. You will feel inspired by the moment. At the end of the lesson, you can hang around, have a beer, and soak up their surfing atmosphere.
  • Pick up and drop-off to a nearby location
  • Surfboards
  • Warm wetsuits
  • Hazard insurance included
What’s Not Included
  • Food or drink
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Non-swimmers

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

In front of the big roundabout located at the local beach Praça da Cidade do Salvador, Matosinhos, Porto.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
Know before you go
• You must have basic swimming skills
• Please advise us if you would like a professional surf photographer
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 19 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.6 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.6 / 5
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It was the first time surfing for my friends and I. João was an excellent coach! He explained everything very well and took the time to make sure we knew how to behave on the board once in the water. He also coached us individually, to make sure everyone got the chance of improving, while the rest of us could practice on our own. We would recommend this experience, we couldn't imagine it being any better. We will definitely keep surfing!

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September 16, 2019

I planned this activity on a solo trip to Portugal. I had never surfed before, but with João as my instructor I was able to stand up on the board and catch some waves by mid-morning. Joãs was very kind and patient and you can tell he’s passionate about what he does. He wants you to succeed and will encourage you to try until you do. I would recommend this lesson to anyone who is a beginner surfer and wants to give it a try, or anyone who simply wants to have a fun morning in Porto. Thank you Joãs!

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July 1, 2019

Surfing is not easy, and definitly require lot of afford, but it is impassible to achive success without a good teacher. Our teacher was proffessional from beginning till the end. I was able to stand on the board in few tries with my zero expirience with surfing. I am also a proffessional teacher, and with my Domowa Akademia Muzyki (Facebook) I run small Academy of music in Cracow, Poland. I know how to teach propely, and i am more then happy with my surf Lessons in Porto with Joao!

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January 4, 2020

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Product ID: 196118