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Happiness & well-being

"We focus essentially on the happiness and well-being of every one of our guests. Our goal is to serve everyone with the best nature activities to experience the best during your stay on the island of São Miguel. Come ride the Azores' waves with us!"

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

The Azores reminds us of Hawaii: there are nine volcanic islands with pristine beach breaks, world-class reef breaks, and dreamy, long point breaks. This Portuguese archipelago has consistent waves all year round.

The best surf season is especially during winter, spring, and autumn: be prepared to ride some world-class waves. Remember: even though temperatures are good all year round, it is rainy from October to April, but we can still find some good waves for a great session.

The best time for beginners is from June to September, when it's warmer and we can find some rideable waves, great for starters.

The nine Azorean Islands are Santa Maria, São Miguel, Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico, Faial, Flores, and Corvo. We are located on the Island of São Miguel and we take our guests to many different spots, left and rights, where they can ride great waves, have fun and get surfed out until the next session!

The adventure

In a day of surf guiding, we take you to the best surf spots on the island, always searching for the best surf spot regarding the swell and wind directions for that specific day.

And on the way, we will show you some amazingly beautiful places on the island! Depending on your experience, we choose the best spots where you can feel more comfortable surfing.

We also have an available photo and video service upon request, so you can be photographed and/or filmed during your surf session.

Surf coaching sessions

All our surf instructors are certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation, as well our surf school is registered and insured by the local laws.

Surf lessons are about 2 hours long and up to 1h30min are on the water. The lesson starts at the meeting point, where every client receives their wetsuits, boards, and leashes. This is why it is very important to inform us of your weight and height during the request of the surf lesson, so we can bring the right size of the surf material for you.

Lessons always start on the sand, with the explanation of the surf equipment, the ocean's currents, the teaching of the surf techniques, and warm-up exercises, followed by the surf on the white water to practice the take-off and standing on the board.

Send us a message if you are interested in a surf coaching session with how many people are interested and dates.


We offer a range of different activities provided by our local partners since we believe working together makes it much more fun, and our clients can have the possibility to organize their vacation in advance more easily and pleasantly.

We offer waterfall tours, horseback riding, sailing, canyoning, kayaking, yoga, rental cars, and much more!

Getting there
Fly to João Paulo II airport. From there, it's a 12-min drive to our surf school.
Fly to João Paulo II airport. From there, it's a 12-min drive to our surf school.

Azores Surf Ride

Leading trips since 2015
Tania Laje
Founder & surf coach
Tania Laje

Ride with the Wave is a Surf Project focused essentially on the happiness and well-being of everyone! Tania Laje is a certified surf instructor by the Portuguese Surf Federation. After some years working as a freelancer surf instructor, she decided to start her surf project.

We have prepared a course through the Portuguese Surf Federation, “Guides and good practices for safe surfing” for the safety of everyone.

For all of us to be able to continue our practice of surfing, that without a doubt is one of the most important things to keep us all healthy!

Languages: English, Portuguese
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

Choose your dates

We take you to the best surf spots on the island, always searchin... more
From $71 / day
We take you to the best surf spots on the island, always searchin... more
From $121 / day
Private surf lesson for begginers that want to learn and progress... more
From $107 / day
Group surf lessons for beginners that are searching for a good su... more
From $36 / day
Every surfer is unique in their goals and abilities, so we approa... more
From $141 / day
For dates and accommodations not listed, or if you want to book further out


What's included?
Surf guiding, equipment, lunch (upon request) and transportation to the breaks.
What's not included?
Flights, accommodation, travel insurance, airport transfers, meals, and other activities.
Can you help with accommodation?
Accommodations can be provided if requested. We work with local cottage houses in a Portuguese "Quinta" style. Waling distance from the beach, this is a perfect option for small groups of friends and... read more
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 30 days before the trip starts.