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TSE Surf School

Surf School in Lagos, Portugal

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About

TSE – The Surf Experience has been one of the most atmospheric surf camps in the world since opening in 1996. We have some of the best staff and experimented surf instructors in the area and we will teach you all you need to know when starting to surf, or brushing up on your skills.

Lessons:

Adults

Kids

Level:
  • Beginner Surf
  • Intermediate Surf
  • Advanced Surf
  • Private Surf
  • SUP
Main Surf Beach:
Amado
Meet at:

Central point

  • Lessons
  • Prices
  • Getting There
  • Waves
  • Terms
  • Due to changing tides exact surf lesson start times are not decided until the week of your lesson.
  • After you book we will contact you the week of your lesson to tell you your lessons start time.

Beginner Surf

If you want to learn without pressure or fear of failure, then join our surf school – safe learning with a focus on FUN! We will teach you the basics in practice and theory. Max 8 surfers per instructor, 2 lessons per surfing day (each approximately 1,5h), material and lunch, pick ups from accommodation in Lagos, Luz, Burgau.

Intermediate Surf

Got the basic surf skills covered? Then join our intermediate lessons, max 8 surfers per instructor, groups based on surf level. All material is included and we can pick you up from Lagos, Luz and Burgau. Per surf day we have 2 lessons of approximately 1,5 hours, lunch included.

Advanced Surf

We always divide the groups based on the levels of the surfers, max 8 surfers per instructor. If you are an experienced surfer you can still join our lessons. Material and lunch included, we pick you up from Lagos, Luz and Burgau. If you dont need lessons our guiding is the right choice for you, or check our our special advanced surf weeks.

Private Surf

If you wish to have private lessons, or are with a group of maximum 6 surfers who are the same level. Our instructor is at your service with your own car, full or half day possible. Board, wetsuit and lunch not included but can be added.

SUP

How amazing to start the day with a SUP sunrise tour! The tour starts just before sunrise, included 2/3 hours of paddle time, equipment and transport. Maximum of 8 paddlers per instructor.

Prices from 01 January to 30 June


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Beginner Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225
Intermediate Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225
Advanced Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225
SUP Lessons €45 €90 €135 €180 €225

Private Rates

Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
1 Person €210 €420 €590 €780 €940
2 People €210 €420 €590 €780 €940

Prices from 01 July to 30 September


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Beginner Surf Lessons €60 €120 €165 €220 €250
Intermediate Surf Lessons €60 €120 €165 €220 €250
Advanced Surf Lessons €35 €70 €100 €133 €160
SUP Lessons €45 €90 €135 €180 €225

Private Rates

Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
1 Person €260 €520 €740 €980 €1170
2 People €260 €520 €740 €980 €1170
3 People €260 €520 €740 €980 €1170

Prices from 01 October to 31 December


Group Rates

Prices per person 1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
Beginner Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225
Intermediate Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225
Advanced Surf Lessons €55 €110 €150 €200 €225
SUP Lessons €40 €80 €120 €160 €200

Private Rates

Private Surf Lessons
Prices per person
1 Day 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 5 Days
1 Person €210 €420 €590 €780 €940
2 People €210 €420 €590 €780 €940
3 People €210 €420 €590 €780 €940
  • We pick you up from a central meeting point and take you to the beach

Surf conditions in Lagos:

Beginners:

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Rain

Wetsuits

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Air Temp (°C)

JAN/FEB

18°

MAR/APR

22°

MAY/JUN

27°

JUL/AUG

30°

SEP/OCT

27°

NOV/DEC

18°

Surf Lessons often occur at the areas best and most reliable surf beaches, Praia do Amado and Praia do Amoreira, 20-30 minutes from Lagos. Depending on conditions you may surf at any number of surf beaches nearby such as Maia Praia, Castalejo, Arrifana, Zavial, Cabanas and Porto de Mos. Either way the surf schools will pick you up and take you to the best beaches on the day.

Don't worry if you have no experience whatsoever. The beginner's lessons are taught in waist deep water riding the white water only. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch ‘green' (unbroken) waves. If you are already experienced the instructors will take you further out and help you develop your technique on bigger waves.

Lagos is a year round surf destination thanks to its position at the corner of the Algarve. It is one of Europe’s best kept secrets and offers waves for beginners, intermediates and expert surfers. It also has the warmest water in Portugal and the winter temperature is warm enough for t-shirts. In the summer the temperature is in the late 20s and stay bright until 10pm.

Within Lagos is the town's long golden sandy beach that seems to go on forever, Meia Praia, a very safe beginners surf beach, but not always reliable.

Further Afield

Head further West and after 20 minutes you arrive at a crossroad, take the turn South West and after a few minutes you reach the laid back surf town of Sagres where you will find breaks such as Tonel, Mareta, Beliche and Zavial. Again different standards are catered for in these beaches that wrap around Cape St.Vincent

Alternatively take the right turn and after 10 minutes you will reach a great beginners /intermediate surf beach Praia do Amado. Close by is one of Portugal’s most beautiful beaches Praia da Bordeira. Further North is the world class surf break in Arrifana and beginners beach Amoreira. The UK's Independent newspaper sums it up best: "Here is one of Europe's undiscovered treasures - thankfully protected by a 120km-long Parque Natural, which helps ensure that "tourist development" mostly means a café in a shack on a beach. It all seems like a fabulous secret, shared only by the intrepid few who make it this far. Their reward? Having miles and miles of these dramatic beaches (almost) to themselves."

Come Surf Lagos with us…

Payment

  • A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
  • Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.

Cancelling

  • To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
  • Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.

What happens if the surf school cancel the Surf Lessons?

In the rare occasion that conditions do not allow for the surf lesson to go ahead you will be given a full refund.


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