Carcavelos Surf School was founded in 2001. It is the first surf school on Carcavelos beach, Lisbon and just 25 min drive from Lisbon City Center. The school is certified by The Portuguese Surfing Federation and by Turismo de Portugal (The Portuguese Tourism Authority).
The school introduces students to the exciting sports of surfing and bodyboarding, and has developed the teaching on two levels to this end – initiation, as well as technical improvement. We have students of all ages, both male and female, and of all skill levels from beginners through to the more competitive surfers.
The school’s managers/teachers have post-graduate qualifications in surfing from the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (Sports Sciences Faculty) in Lisbon, and are well-experienced and accredited by the Portuguese Surfing Federation.
Our facilities include an outdoor shower for use after the lesson and a changing area for students, where they can store their belongings safely. We have a wide choice of safe surfboards (soft boards) and the latest wetsuit models.
The school is open every single day of the year, including weekends and bank holidays. Our hours vary according to the weather, tides and other sea-related conditions.
We offer students comprehensive coaching, ranging from theory classes, warm-up and stretching exercises to close monitoring during the practical part of the lessons.
We operate all year round: Weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and school holidays
Length of lesson: Lessons last approximately 2 hours
Booking lessons: Because tides change daily, students should phone the evening before to book and confirm lesson times for the following day.
Prices for group lessons: 1 lesson – €25 / 4 lessons – €80
Prices include sports insurance and equipment (wetsuit and board).
Students should bring a towel and swimming costume.
Instructors have post-graduate qualifications in surfing from the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (Sports Sciences Faculty of Lisbon).
Well-experienced and Portuguese Surfing Federation-accredited coaches.
Facilities for student use (shower, changing area).
Boards for beginners and more advanced surfers (tailored to the level of each student).
Wetsuits from well-known brands in a great range of sizes.
Classes for all ages.
We offer Portuguese school children activity day camps during school holidays. This will undoubtedly guarantee a unique and unforgettable holiday, offering uninterrupted contact with nature in a healthy and unspoiled environment. Here, children gain new experiences through practicing water sports, as well as increasing their interest in nature conservation and improving their environmental awareness.
- Surf/Bodyboarding school
- Café with indoor activity space
- First-aid point
- Dedicated area on the beach
- Beach tent
- Straw sunshades
- Football pitch
- Volleyball pitch
Holiday camps – School holidays:
- Summer (June–September)
9 am: Students arrive
10.30 am-12.30 pm: Sports activities – surfing or bodyboarding
1 pm: Lunch at the Windsurf Café (Optional)
2-3 pm: Rest
3-4.30 pm: Sports activities – surfing or bodyboarding
6 pm: End of activities
Price: €150 (per week)
– Includes two surf lessons per day, experienced and accredited teachers, all equipment provided by the school and sports insurance.
– Lunch (optional): + €40 (per week)
School management reserves the right to alter the program set out, whenever this might be required for safety reasons or for reasons beyond our control.
We also offer a pick-up service (Amoreiras shopping center – Beach – Amoreiras shopping center).
Our ‘surf boot camps’ were set up to provide students one or more weeks of intensive surfing. Students travel in the school van to Costa da Caparica (Praia do Infante), which offers perfect conditions for students to perfect their technique.
This package is aimed at adolescents with some experience or beginners aged over 14.
Surf boot camps take place during the summer holidays: June, July, August and September
Price: €175 (per week)
Lunch option + €40 (per week)
Boot camps run during the week (Monday to Friday), from 9 am to 6 pm, leaving from Amoreiras Shopping center or the surf school in Carcavelos.