Surfing in Private & Small Groups

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From $39.86

12 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: portugal, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


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.

"My name is João, I'm a local surfer from Porto with 30 years experience surfing. I'm a traveled surfer, former international competitor, currently running "Surf Coaching Porto". I'm a Certified Surf Coach, by the Portuguese Surfing Federation, teaching since 1998, and I WILL BE YOUR COACH, NO ONE ELSE!

Been training local surfers and teaching foreigners how to start and improve their surf skills. Also I'm a Surf Guide partnering with the World Surf League, providing training camps (surfcamps) in Porto and organize surftrips worldwide.

Besides that, I surf every day ;)”

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Photos of your experience

Private transportation

Sports insurance

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 60

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


First time
MDuartem, 05-08-2022
Excellent experience for those that never tried surfing before! Experienced and professional coach that will guide your first experience and make you feel wanna learn more.
Good guide - recommendation!
L5509ZIpaulh, 14-06-2022
My first experience at the shore - and it was great.
I only did riversurfing before and wasn't sure if I could catch a wave - after a short introduction and help from the guide, it did work out pretty well!
With the good hints of Joao I could improve further and further in this short time!
Joao really knows what he does, he has a good feeling and is carying.
Thanks for this good start into a new world!
I wish I had more thumbs to put up!!
0Life_is_a_honeymoon, 12-09-2022
I had several surf coaches throughout my roadtrip around Portugal but my experience with João was absolutely unparalleled!
João sincerely cares about delivering top quality surf coaching in every aspect:

First and foremost João and no other will be your coach. This gave me so much peace of mind when booking, not having to wonder who will end up being my coach, as opposed to when booking with a big surf school.
João has an incredible amount of experience surfing professionally as well as teaching and it shows!
The adjustments he offered for my pop up technique and surf stance have been a game changer!!

The equipment I received from João has also been the best of my entire trip - brand new, top quality boards and perfectly fitted, pristine wetsuits…it really makes a difference and everything is handled with so much care it‘s great to see :)

Even after my departure from Porto João was incredibly kind to help me find surf spots around the country, checking surf cams for me and sharing advice which should give you an idea of the kind of person he is!

I wholeheartedly recommend and hope to be back soon!
Dont doubt, just book
MiaGob, 31-08-2022
Joao is a very good teacher. I had my first surf lessons with him last year. Now I was in France on another surf experience. Nothing compared to the advice and techniques Joao teached me. Including warm up, details, guest experience, safety, friendliness, dedication and intrest. Really, if you are still in doubt, don't, this is the teacher you have to book. He really learned me everything in a short period of time with great eye for detail. Really to recommend.
Let's take off!
Tdaskalova, 27-09-2022
Great tutor! The conditions were perfect for our level. Groups are small so everyone can get personal attention from the instructor.

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