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A kick-ass, rock'n roll surf holiday

"We've been teaching people to surf since 1992 and, since then, our philosophy has been the same: get travelers out there, surfing and having fun. Join us on this adventure and experience Lagos with those who know it best. Surf great waves, party and make lifelong memories in Portugal!"

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell

Whether you’re looking for beach breaks, endless mellow walls, or the perfect wave to learn how to surf, you will find the best surfing spots here in the South of Portugal. The west of the Algarve is situated next to the Atlantic Ocean, bringing us waves year-round.

In Algarve, every day is a possible day for surfing. According to the Portuguese tourist authority, the Algarve has the best waves in Europe. And, we can show you that!

The adventure

We've been working in the Algarve for the past 30 years and we're confident we are the best and most enjoyable surf school. All abilities are very welcome! A typical day consists of meeting at the main Surfhouse at 8.30am.

We then load the trucks and head out to the beach for the day chosen by our instructors each morning. We are lucky to be able to work on the quietest, friendliest, and most beautiful beaches here in the Algarve.

Once there, we will split the surfers into groups based on their ability levels, from absolute first-timers onwards. Whilst the lessons are underway, we will also provide individual one-on-one teaching when it's needed. If your surf level and the conditions require a split to another surf spot, we make this happen when possible.

In your surf lessons each day, we will work on your progression and take you to that next step - whether it be standing up for the first time, catching your first green wave, or developing confidence and technique out the back.

We aim to reach your individual goals and focus on progression through enjoyment. Typically, we will do two sessions of 90 minutes on either side of lunch, depending on the tides and conditions. We will deliver the best possible lesson with the conditions of the day.

Lessons are given by our friendly, fully qualified team of male and female instructors. You’ll usually return back to the Surfhouse between 3-5pm.

Getting there
Fly to Faro Airport (FAO). From there, it is a 1h-drive to The Surf Experience location.
Fly to Faro Airport (FAO). From there, it is a 1h-drive to The Surf Experience location.

The original European Surf Tour, Surf Lifestyle and Surf School Company - all wrapped in one. All our knowledge over the years has brought us to our unique central position to be able to combine a kick-ass rock n roll surf holiday able to meet other like-minded individuals or a soulful surf break mixing yoga and other activities.

Solo, Couple, or Group, we can give you the best surfing break on the planet. ​We have explored Portugal's south western surfing mecca extensively to find the best waves for you on offer on any given day for whatever level you are. From beginner to intermediate, with equipment or without, we go out of our way to get the most out of the ocean.

​Come join the family.

Languages: English, Portuguese
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4.95 · 1 review

Casual surfer, Sep 2022
Amazing experience! The crew is great! Our instructor Ross explained the basics of surfing very well and we’ve catched our first waves after just... show more
Amazing experience! The crew is great! Our instructor Ross explained the basics of surfing very well and we’ve catched our first waves after just few minutes of practicin... show more
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What's included?
Surf lessons, surf instructor, equipment, lunch and transportation to the surf breaks.
What's not included?
Flights, travel insurance, airport transfer, accommodation, breakfast, and dinner.
Do I need insurance?
Yes, although you are covered in the water and whilst in the cars with Surf Experience. But, we heavily advise you to have at least a basic travel insurance.
I have never surfer before, should I be scared?
No way. Safety first and fun second.
I am a surfer but don’t want to hang in the white water can you cater for me too?
Absolutely. We will often separate groups to get the best conditions for everyone.
Can I ever wear boardies?
Yes, in some summer and autumn months as long as we don’t have north winds. South Coast swells from North Africa on local beach always allows us to get boardies and bikinis rockin´.
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.