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Porto Surf Lesson
4.5

Porto Surf Lesson

By Fish Surf School
Recommended by 92% of travelers
92% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 4-65
Duration: 1h 30m
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Live guide: Portuguese, English, Spanish
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  • Surf and board suits included for class
  • All Fees and Taxes


Start:
  • Praceta Manuel Carlos Seabra Monteiro 17, 4450-096 Matosinhos, Portugal
    To get to the surf school you can come by bus number 500 or 502 (get off at Praça São Salvador) the surf school is in front of the stop.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 139702P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Porto Surf Lesson?
    Porto Surf Lesson price starts from $29.44. Discover and book Porto Surf Lesson on Tripadvisor
    What is the Porto Surf Lesson cancellation policy?
    Porto Surf Lesson cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Porto Surf Lesson on Tripadvisor
    Which company provides Porto Surf Lesson?
    Porto Surf Lesson is hosted by Fish Surf School. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Fish Surf School on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Porto Surf Lesson on Tripadvisor
    How much time do I need for Porto Surf Lesson?
    On average, this experience will take approximately 1h 30m. Discover and book Porto Surf Lesson on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 139702P1

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    • Fish Surf School
      197
      Matosinhos, Portugal
      Joined in March 2014
    • RitaTrips
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience, would repeat!
      Ricardo was an awesome instructor. He took his time making my nephew (who doesn't speak Portuguese) feel comfortable and at ease. I really appreciate that he went the extra mile to make this an unforgettable and amazing experience. Thank you!
      Written April 5, 2024
    • Mieke B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great afternoon surfing
      I had a great experience. Trainer gave me really good tips and I felt improved by the end of the lesson. He was super friendly and helpful
      Written November 25, 2023
    • Peter R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great for beginners!
      Our instructor, Ivan, taught us—two people who have never surfed before—how to catch a wave and ride it to shore. Now we’re hooked on the sport and can’t wait to try again! This was a last minute activity that we booked while in Porto and only had a Saturday to squeeze it in: It would have been better on a weekday when there are fewer people surfing.
      Written October 2, 2023
    • peterkolarovec
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Daniel is amazing surf coach
      We had our first ever surf lesson with Daniel. As we have never surfed before we picked a private lesson for 2 person. Daniel was an amazing and funny teacher with positive vibes. We were catching waves in no time.
      Written July 6, 2023
    • Jason S
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time learning from Diogo
      I booked a beginner class and turned up on my own. The class started a little late, but once we got going it was excellent and was not expensive €25 for a lesson on the beach followed by a good session in the water. Our group was taken by Diogo who was a great instructor. He offered to speak both Portuguese and English to our group, but the two Portuguese guys in my group were kind enough to speak English so that was great. The instructor was very good. He was fluent in English and gave clear instruction and feedback. I managed to get up a few times and couldn't have done so without the help. I'l happily go back again. Thanks 🌊👍
      Written October 9, 2022
    • O5200BJannas
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nice experience and very friendly coaches
      My best surf lesson ever! We booked a surf lesson in a group and we got split up in two teams. The ones who never surfed before and the ones who surfed twice or several times. In the following are my positive impressions: - The surf are very friendly and motivated. - The value for money is super fair: 25€ included a surf board, wetsuit, warmup and 1 1/2 hour surfing in the sea (getting ready and carrying the surf boards to the sea are not part of the 1 1/2 hours!) - The coaches especially took care of the beginners and helped them to catch good waves and gave great assistance. They were very patient. - Although we were all very free and the advanced surfers could surf in the green waves as well. - Furthermore our coach paddled out to consistently watch out for good waves to catch them. - Our second surf lesson got cancelled. The surf coach refunded the money directly, which is also very uncomplicated reliable. All in all I can definitely recommend this surf school!
      Written August 29, 2022
    • lisaelena1213
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great surf school and very professional instructors
      Me and my friends took a surf lesson and we had a great experience. We are all beginners and got a really good introduction to surfing. Our instructor Ricardo was very kind and gave us great tips when we were in the water. We all felt really safe and had a lot of fun!
      Written June 11, 2022
    • 123Sedu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Big recommendations for the school and the teacher
      The team of the Fish Surf School is very friendly, they provide you with good equipment. They deal responsible with the Corona Situation, they take your temperature, disinfect the board and the wet suits as well.  After a short walk to the beach you can really enjoy the waves at the beach. Our surf teacher was João Cunha. He is a professional fitness instructor that teaches you everything that is necessary.  We really enjoyed that lesson, he made us stand on the board and surfing to the beach for the first time. Furthermore he is very emphatic and brings you even more fun with his humorous and enjoyable attitude. Big recommendations for the school and the teacher. 
      Written August 24, 2020
    • cl_mentc841
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing
      Absolutely amazing and fun moment with Gonzalo, who speaks great English and tries to give you all the knowledges he has.
      Written March 9, 2020
    • tweentyfourseven
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Session @the Beach
      My girlfriend and me had a Surf lesson with Ricardo and we really enjoyed it and with Ricardos help we find a good start in the way of Surfing. He guided us well and gave all the tips we needed. Thumbs up for Fish Surf School and Ricardo!
      Written September 14, 2019
    • MAPlane
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A great afternoon!
      Just got back from an afternoon private surf lesson at Fish. Really good tuition, warm people, friendly, good fun, a great venue. I made good progress and really benefitted from having my own coach. Highly recommended.
      Written September 11, 2019
    • valery_der
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome experience
      We’ve never surfed before and didn’t even expect that we’ll manage to stand up on the board within 1,5h of lesson. The teacher was very helpful and he explained everything clearly. He was giving us feedback after each try and correcting our moves. In the end, we got great experience and managed to catch a lot of small waves. Really great value for money!
      Written September 2, 2019
    • Aheheiskz
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Excellent experience
      Excellent for first-timers. Private lessons offered with plenty of attention, constructiveness and encouragement. Thanks João.
      Written August 23, 2019
    • isabelle2911
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Top surf school!
      Keeping lovely memories of my lesson 🙂 Everyone is so friendly!Great atmosphere. Lots of encouragement which really helps you to keep going. A big thank you to the whole team and see you again in October🙂🙂🙂
      Written August 15, 2019
    • Giulia B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great surf school, it was a blast!
      The guys got me booked for a lesson with less then a day of notice! I took a private surf lesson with Juan and it was great! He helps you a lot in taking the first steps and gets you to a higher level if he sees you're doing good! It was my first time but you can be sure I'll be surfing again thanks to this great first impressions! Thanks so much!
      Written July 29, 2019
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    4.5
    4.5 of 5 bubbles54 reviews
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    Cláudia Marques
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2020
    I love how joyful, friendly and encouraging all the coaches are at Fish Surf School (as well as being very clearly knowledgeable and passionate about surf). They helped me improve my technique after every single lesson and they also make sure to teach you as much theory as you are interested in learning: which board is appropriate for you and why, using windguru to check sea conditions,where to place yourself at sea for the best waves.. you name it! All those necessary skills :D

    I've tried surf for the first time last year with them and I've definitely developed a very quick obsession..I never imagined there was so much to it! I couldn't recommend it more. Thank you guys!
    Written April 15, 2021
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    Pavlina P
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2023 • Solo
    As a total beginner, I took a group lesson (we were 4 people in the group, maximum is 8). The coach paid attention to each of us individually, giving very helpful tips and comments. Also a nice opportunity to socialize with other people attending the lesson and make some friends if you come solo.
    Written April 28, 2023
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    Jorge A
    Los Angeles, CA3 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    They were very amicable in renting their gear. My buddy surfed by himself while
    I took a surfing class. The instructor was this super handsome Portuguese dude who ignorantly thought I was Kelly Slater because I lived in Los Angeles. I recently surfed in San Diego and I’ll telll you this instructor took us to a WAY DIFFICULT set. We got dressed into full body wet suits, warmed up and headed to swim out . He then decided to call my surfing skill SH*T. Haha never heard that before. I fatigued after an hour. Eat well cuz your bringing lots of energy. Beautiful views but try not to die out there in October! That instructor was rude
    Written August 11, 2022
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    Guust
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I spent my first semester at another school surfing 2/3 times per week. When I switched to this school in the second semester, I learned more about surfing in 2-3 sessions than I did over an entire semester. Definitely would recommend, great school, well worth their prices!
    Written June 26, 2020
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    tannel
    Odense, Denmark7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022 • Family
    The surf instructor was very good at teaching us the basics. It turned out to be one of the very few days with little wind and waves. The instructor did what he could to help us catch the waves there were and stayed out with us longer than expected. Great experience!
    Written August 2, 2022
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    princesskaty
    Seoul, South Korea29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had such fun. Booked 3 sessions. All the coaches were very encouraging and helpful even though I was very uncoordinated. The person who booked me in most days even remembered my name and that I was a bit sleep deprived the previous day!
    Written June 13, 2022
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    Saloni S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    Amazing experience. We did a group lesson but still the instructors paid attention to all of us personally and helped us learn surfing in just 1 hour. The crew is very talented and professional. I wish I could spend more days with them but probably, next time.
    Written June 9, 2022
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    Floor
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2021 • Family
    Perfect! We booked via checkyeti.com and got picked up from our hotel and had a great time! Perfect for starting surfers. We had a great time and I definitely recommend this surfing school! Great and nice people and we had a lot of fun!
    Written August 5, 2021
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    Marili V
    Porto, Porto, Portugal2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2014 • Friends
    Fish Surf School is the BEST place to start surfing or to get some guidance how to improve your surfing. Teachers are really professional and know what they are doing. They have time to concentrate on you because classes are kept small and they always come to the water. Equipment that is used is good and the environment is friendly and fun :D
    Definitely would recommend to everybody!!
    Written September 16, 2014
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    Jakub V
    Liberec Region, Czech Republic3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2014 • Friends
    I had more than 50 classes of surfing with Fish Surf School and it was one of the best experiences of my life. I started as a very beginner without any surfing experiences before. Jojo and the other great teachers explained to me all the basics and took care of me in the water since I needed more help as a beginner of course. After a couple of months I started to join more experienced surfers so I did not have to be stuck in the beginner's classes. Fish Surf School also has all kinds and sizes of boards so you can start from a huge soft one to learn basics and then go down to a short hard board. They also have all sizes and thicknesses of wetsuits so we were able to surf even in January/February without any problems.
    Thank you Jojo and the rest of Fish Surf School for everything! Cannot wait to come back to Porto and catch some nice waves!
    Ps.: Fish Surf School has discounts for Erasmus students too!
    Take care
    Written March 4, 2015
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    FISH Surf School thanks you for taking your time to write a review to let us know how you feel after meeting the school and our services. For us it is very important to evaluate our clients as it helps us improve every day more. I sincerely thank you. FISH SURF SCHOOL
    Written October 26, 2015
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