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Lisbon Surf Experience

1. Lisbon Surf Experience

Experience the impressive waves of the Atlantic Ocean on a half-day or full-day surf adventure from Lisbon, and discover some of the most beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots for beginners or advanced surfers just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from the city center. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. Transfer from Lisbon Zoo, enjoying views of the rich coastline and its varied elements along the way. See deserted beaches and uncrowded waves. Go to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River (River Tagus) flows into the ocean. A place of unique natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are a “Protected Landscape.” Carved by the fury of the waves and elements of erosion, the coastline receives swells of all kinds. It’s a consistent surf area, offering a variety of waves for all levels of surfing experience. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skill set. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided, along with optional video footage so you can check out your technique and make any adjustments as needed.

Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

2. Costa da Caparica: Surf Experience

Experience the incredible waves of the Atlantic Ocean on surf adventure just outside Lisbon. Discover beautiful white sand beaches and surf spots that are just 10 to 30 minutes’ drive from Lisbon city center. Find waves that are suitable for your skill level, from beginner to advanced. Get to surf some of the coolest hidden spots with a local surfer. The Costa da Caparica is where the Tejo River flows into the ocean. The coastline receives swells of all kinds. Surf with different sized boards, depending on your skillset and experience. Try different shapes, and discover the most suitable board for you as an expert instructor gives you tips. Full surf equipment and wetsuits are provided. Choose the option that includes video footage if you’d like to check out your technique and make any adjustments.

Carrapateira: Surf Lesson

3. Carrapateira: Surf Lesson

Based in Carrapateira Village, we are a touristic company which provides qualified and personal tours for small groups or private, for different kind of activities to show you the secrets of the area and around. We want to offer different activities for tourists, so they can also get to know more about this area and fall in love with it as we do. It is also about creating moments, experiences and memories to take back home with you! With this surf lesson, you will introduce yourself to an amazing sport, or improve your skills at it, in one of the most beautiful beaches around, exercising your body and mind, while having a perfect beach day! Our instructor will make it so easy for you, that for sure, this will be the beginning of a new hobby and a perfect activity during you holidays!

Lisbon: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

4. Lisbon: 2-Hour Surf Lesson

Master the basic techniques of surfing at a 2-hour surf lesson on Praia de Carcavelos in Lisbon. Get a safety briefing on arrival and put on the provided wetsuit to start your journey to becoming a confident surfer. Practice pushing yourself off the board and find your balance on the beach before taking to the water with your tutor. Learn in a small group of no more than 15 participants to get personalized attention from an instructor accredited by the Portuguese Surfing Federation. Face up to the challenge and try to ride the waves of the Atlantic Ocean as they rush in! Feel free to ask your instructor for tips, or revitalize on a shaded sun lounger before returning to the water.

Lisbon: Guided Surfing Tour & Lessons

5. Lisbon: Guided Surfing Tour & Lessons

Start your surfing adventure in convenience with a pick-up from the pre arranged meeting point in Lisbon. From here you will take a short, scenic drive to either Carcavelos or Caparica, whichever has the best surf conditions on the day! Once you arrive at your destination, have a short meet and greet with your surfing instructors. Your professional instructors will give you a 2-hour surfing lesson - perfect for anyone just starting out! You will be given all the appropriate equipment you need to enjoy your surfing experience. Lessons will be tailored for all levels of surfing experience from complete new comer to experienced surfer. Enjoy the benefit of small groups meaning you will have plenty of time to spend with your instructor to learn everything you need.  In Summer you will be able to cross the "golden gate" bridge to go to the golden sandy beaches of Caparica (Praia do Infante) and in Winter time you will surf at Carcavelos, famous for hosting surfing events. Both beaches are only 10 to 20-minutes away from the city centre and your meeting point. After you've had plenty of time in the surf and put your lessons into practice you will be transferred back to your original meeting point, allowing you to end your day of fun in the sun in complete convenience. 

Lisboa: Surf Lesson

6. Lisboa: Surf Lesson

Meet with your professional instructor at the surf school in Carcavelos. Get equipped with your surfing gear, including a wetsuit and board. From here, travel to the beach of Carcavelos or Guincho beach, depending on the most favorable weather conditions on the day. Enjoy a surfing lesson and learn the basics of surfing. Discover essential skills related to safety, how to read the ocean, and how to choose a wave. Learn the practical movements of paddling and standing up on your board to catch the perfect wave. Benefit from personalized instruction with an expert instructor throughout the lesson.

Private Tour - Nazaré Waves and Village from Lisbon

7. Private Tour - Nazaré Waves and Village from Lisbon

Follow in the footsteps of legendary surfers, like Garrett McNamara, Sebastian Steudtner, Carlos Burle, Rodrigo Koxa, and many others, on a full-day private tour dedicated to the big waves of Nazaré. Following a pick-up from your hotel, head out to Nazaré, an approximately 1h15 drive. The described program is the full day standard program, but as this is a private tour, it can always be changed to best suit your preferences. After a quick tour of the traditional fishing village, go to the wave watching site where the waves can be enjoyed for as long as you wish. Take a break from watching the surfers, and go to Forte S. Miguel Arcanjo, the closest to the sea that you can get to without having to suit up and swim. Pause for lunch in one of the many seafood restaurants. Savor some of the best fish and seafood in the world. After lunch, and depending on the tides, there may be some more time to watch the waves before your return transfer to Lisbon. Alternatively, if there is still time and you prefer, you can visit one of the neighboring historical towns like Alcobaça or Obidos before the drop-off at your hotel at around 5:30 PM. If you select the Half Day program the focus will be only on the wave watching. Please note that waves or surfers in Nazaré cannot be guaranteed. The most probable time for waves to happen is between October and March but waves can only be predicted a few days in advance. If there are no waves or the time you wish to spend seeing them is shorter than allocated, we will always find alternatives in the nearby area to show you the best of Portugal's West Coast.

Lisbon: Half-Day Group Surf Lesson

8. Lisbon: Half-Day Group Surf Lesson

Learn the sport of the moment with fully passionate, experienced and certified instructors. The Lisbon area is a true surf arena with all the natural ingredients to provide you a stunning experience no matter your age or surfing level. If you really want to learn or improve your surf skills, the surf school will offer you lessons for all levels and ages, from beginners to advanced. Everything you may need for your perfect surf vacation will be included such as the surfing equipment and amazing surf conditions to improve and develop your skills.  These 2-hour based surf lessons will take place in Costa da Caparica, always looking to the best and safest conditions for you. You will have the first session in the morning, followed by lunch and then another 2-hour lesson to finish the day.

Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

9. Surfing and Yoga in Lisbon

Head to the Costa da Caparica, where the Tejo River flows into the sea. A place of unique natural heritage, the fossil cliffs of Caparica are listed as a Protected Landscape. Book this 5-hour program and treat your body and mind to a special day on the Portuguese coast. Your day begins with a one-hour yoga workshop with a certified instructor who will guide in order to experience deep relaxation through simple movements and repetitions. After stretching and relaxing the body and mind, receive a two-hour surf lesson with all the equipment provided along with video footage so you can check out your technique and make any adjustments as needed. This active tour offers the perfect opportunity to see a beautiful part of Portugal while learning or practicing two healthy and fun activities.

Lisbon: Full-Day Group Surfing Lesson

10. Lisbon: Full-Day Group Surfing Lesson

Learn the sport of the moment with fully passionate, experienced and certified instructors. The Lisbon area is a true surf arena with all the natural ingredients to provide you with a stunning experience no matter your age or surfing level. If you really want to learn or improve your surf skills, this surf school will offer you lessons for all levels and ages, from beginners to advanced. With friendly, highly qualified and certified surf teachers, you will learn how to surf the right way, in a safe and fun learning environment. Everything you may need for your perfect surf vacation will be included such as surf equipment and amazing surf conditions to improve and develop your surf skills.  These 4-hour based surf lessons will take place in Costa da Caparica, always looking to the best and safest conditions for you. You will have the first session in the morning, followed by lunch and then another 2-hour lesson to finish the day.

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4.3 / 5

based on 5 reviews

Five of us booked two days of surfing and it was great! The guides left us in our group and took their time for questions and explanations. Half of our group had no surfing experience and that was accommodated and we had great fun! The guides are also very attentive and share great tips for Lisbon. Highly recommended and definitely needs to be repeated!

The surfing experience was wonderful, we had such a great time and fell in love with surfing immediately. Pedro and Nuno were such amazing instructors and surf buddies. I recommend this experience to everyone!

Both instructors were very helpful especially for first time surfers. They have years of experience and even provided local food and drink recommendations for your trip In Portugal. Would definitely go again!

Amazing experience! The instructor was very prepared and helpful to correct mistakes to get the best from this experience

A great first surfing experience, the team was on top, super communicative, we had a great time!