We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Algarve Surf School - Day Lessons

Praia do Amado, Carrapateira 8650, Portugal
Share
Save
Review Highlights
Better than we thought it would be

With terrible weather and lack of surf conditions we were not expecting much but we had a great... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2018
NCBlaker
,
Essex
via mobile
Awesome!

Fantastic people from the Algarve Surf School. Last week I stayed at the hostel in Lagos and had... read more

Reviewed October 13, 2017
Marcel W
Read all 71 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
More
Since 1996 we've grown into what we hope is the best Surf School in the Algarve, with the top hostels in both Sagres & Lagos, and Surf Shop with a wide range of products. The Surf School still remains at the heart of the company. Learning to surf is the most exciting part about surfing, we've all been beginners at some point & we want to make this experience the best one in the world for you!
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“these guys” (4 reviews)
“surf school” (15 reviews)
“great fun” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Praia do Amado, Carrapateira 8650, Portugal
Write a ReviewReviews (71)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
All reviews
"these guys"
in 4 reviews
"surf school"
in 15 reviews
"great fun"
in 4 reviews
"an awesome experience"
in 2 reviews
"awesome place"
in 2 reviews
"amado beach"
in 4 reviews
"great beach"
in 3 reviews
"hostel"
in 7 reviews
"lesson"
in 21 reviews
"algarve"
in 15 reviews
"board"
in 7 reviews
"level"
in 7 reviews
"pete"
in 2 reviews
"ale"
in 2 reviews
"feedback"
in 3 reviews
"september"
in 3 reviews
"waves"
in 5 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed March 8, 2018 via mobile

With terrible weather and lack of surf conditions we were not expecting much but we had a great day. Pete (the instructor) was really approachable and taught us really well. The group was good with a combination of people on day lessons and longer courses....More

Thank NCBlaker
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 13, 2017

Fantastic people from the Algarve Surf School. Last week I stayed at the hostel in Lagos and had the best time there. Almost everyday surfing at Amado Beach. The instructors were awesome and really paid attention to everybody in the lessons and help you to...More

Thank Marcel W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 21, 2017

I have had the fortune to try a couple other surf camp locations over the years and at the Algarve Surf School hostel and at Praia Amado (where the surf lessons took place) I had the best damn time. I made a lot of progress...More

Thank michaeljbarry1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alessandro R, Manager at Algarve Surf School - Day Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 2017

Thanks so much Michael! So glad to hear it! Spread the love! See you next time!

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed May 25, 2017

Very excited to take our first surf lesson on this coast. The guys/instructors at the beach were amazing. They were friendly and kept us informed. It was quite windy so the lesson was cancelled for the day but we returned the next day and got...More

4  Thank d w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and location at amado beach with good equipment and surfing situation. Our teacher (the Norwegian - French one) was above excellent in both instruction and energy! He took time to instruct at everyone's level and switched language for the Francophones in the group,...More

2  Thank Meilon v
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alessandro R, Manager at Algarve Surf School - Day Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded May 11, 2017

Thanks guys glad you enjoyed it. I'll let Stian (the instructor) know! Best regards

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 17, 2017

Happy with everything. I recommend it to everybody who wants to learn surfing or wants to improve his surfskills.

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
1  Thank Theo S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed April 14, 2017

It is our second year coming to the same Surf School. Last year my children had Tomas as a surf teacher. This year they had Paul, Tomas and Peter. All were so good, so patient, so nice, so professionals. We highly recommend this Surf School,...More

Thank David R
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Alessandro R, Manager at Algarve Surf School - Day Lessons, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2017

Thank you David, we all hope to see you guys soon! Best regards Alex

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 16, 2017

Amazing surf lesson today with Pete. Never surfed before, in my fifties and Pete was fantastic. Great service from the Algarve Surf School team, Zara was so much help and I had the best time. Would highly recommend these guys, this Canadian will be back!

2  Thank LindaKaren60
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 9, 2017

I've spent 2 days in Portugal dedicated to learning the basics of surfing and I think I've made the best choice with them!! Highly Recommended. Thanks Ale

1  Thank bellonattila
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 1, 2017

The guys are great. I had a really nice time with them and not only improved my surfing skills but also had a lot of fun. Special thanks for the delicious food

Review collected in partnership with this attraction
1  Thank Igor Z
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all Carrapateira Hotels
Mareta Beach House Boutique Residence
8 reviews
.18 km away
Mareta Beach Boutique Bed & Breakfast
291 reviews
.18 km away
Aparthotel Navigator
148 reviews
.48 km away
Pontalaia Apartamentos Turisticos
140 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Gelateria Alice, Art & heart
168 reviews
.27 km away
Three Little Birds
422 reviews
.17 km away
Babugem
155 reviews
.22 km away
Mum's
837 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cape Saint Vincent
2,764 reviews
.29 km away
Mareta Beach
82 reviews
.38 km away
Fortaleza de Sagres
1,560 reviews
1.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Algarve Surf School - Day Lessons staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit
;