Water activity

Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

4.9 / 5

63 reviews

Activity provider: Fish surf school

Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

Activity provider: Fish surf school
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 26.39 per person

Take a surfing lesson with a certified professional coach as of 14 years, and learn from someone who truly loves the sea and the sport. Where better to ride the wave than on the beautiful coast of Matosinhos, Portugal?

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 1.5 hours
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English, Spanish, Portuguese
Private or small groups available


  • Ride the wave for the first time with an experienced instructor
  • Experience the wonders of the ocean from a passionate local
  • Learn some surfing tips & tricks in a small class setting
Full description
In small groups of 6 or fewer, get some hands-on experience on a surfboard, with the attentive assistance of an instructor who's been surfing for 25 years. Perfect for beginners, the course begins with a briefing on the experience and some safety regulations.   Get warmed up on the sand: learn techniques for standing on the board and paddling before moving into the water. Your experienced teacher will help you every step of the way, explaining everything you need to know. With high-quality equipment and your instructor catering to the specific needs and levels of each class, this is the best way to begin your surfing career in Matosinhos.
  • Wetsuit
  • Surfboard
  • Sport insurance
  • Hotel pickup
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Meeting point may vary depending on the option booked.

Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Flip-flops

Not allowed

  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • You can store your belongings safely in your instructor's facilities
  • Hand sanitizer is provided at the premises and there are handwashing facilities
  • Wetsuits and boards are disinfected regularly
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 63 reviews

Review summary

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Booked a private 1-1 lesson and could not have been happier! Ricardo was my instructor and he was so patient… would watch and analyze every time I tried and make adjustments for me so I could succeed! A bit out of shale but he helped make it work and not what fun it was! Beautiful day on the water, very well organized. I would recommend bringing a towel so you could dry off after when changing into dry clothes!!!

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May 25, 2022

Surf lesson was great, organisation could have been better!

We arrived to find the shop had no record of our booking or payment, luckily we were able join the lesson. The staff were great and sized us up for wetsuits. Our instructor was great, he gave us a quick warm up & safety briefing then got us practising jumping up on the board before we went in the water. It was a mixed group (language, ages & ability) but he did really well to look after everyone (especially us beginners) and give one-on-one instruction and encouragement, holding the board steady and telling us when to paddle so we could get a feel for it and build up a bit of confidence before we had a go on our own. The waves were pretty big but he took us down to the sea wall where it was calmest. It's worth noting the lessons are run out of a retail unit so facilities are basic, there's a small communal changing area with one tiny private(ish!) cubicle with a curtain across. There is a cold shower to rinse off on the beach and access to a toilet block.

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June 24, 2019

The guide was hard to understand. It was not super organised.

June 16, 2022

Product ID: 231282