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Funchal: Madeira Island Group Surf Lesson

4.8 / 5

40 reviews

Activity provider: MadSea - Bodyboard & More

Funchal: Madeira Island Group Surf Lesson

Activity provider: MadSea - Bodyboard & More

From US$ 78.60 per person

Learn to surf or hone your surfing skills in the blue waters off Madeira Island on a group surf lesson with a pickup from Funchal town. Explore the best surf beaches with a local expert.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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German, Portuguese, English
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Funchal or nearby the city.


  • Explore the best surf spots on Madeira Island, including Praia do Seixal and Praia de Machico
  • Discover Madeira from the sea
  • Learn to surf from an expert instructor
Full description
Join a surf lesson in the clear Atlantic waters off Madeira Island, and learn the fun sport for the first time or hone your surfing skills with an expert instructor. Enjoy the ease of a hotel pickup from Funchal, and be directly dropped off at the best surfing spots on the island. Kick-start your lesson with a warm up and a technical demonstration on the beach before hitting the water to catch some waves. Feel the cool waters beneath your gliding board, and the adrenaline course through you after catching your first wave. Enjoy the top surfing spots for beginners on Madeira Island, including Praia do Seixal, Praia de Machico, and Porto da Cruz, where your instructor will bring you to make sure you get the best experience possible.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Surfing equipment (wetsuit, surfboard, etc)
  • Insurance
  • Expert instructor
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Snacks
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Feasibility depends on tides and weather conditions, if your activity is cancelled you will get a refund or alternatively you can book an alternative date
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 40 reviews

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Had so much fun doing this, was worth every cent. Monica picked me up around the corner, the drive was quite fast and calming. The instructors were immensely nice and funny and gave everyone feedback on what to do different with the next wave. After the instructions and warm up we were divided in levels since we had also people there that had already been surfing and wanted to improve on something (paddling, turning etc), so everyone got what they paid for. I'm not that flexible or sporty but even I managed to surf until the shore a few times. So I can really recommend it, was very much worth it! Would have probably booked another class if I wouldn't have left the next day.

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August 16, 2022

Really had a great time surfing! We got picked up at our hotel by Monica. She was very nice. The instructors were very skilled and taught us the basics very well. We were always safe in the water and got the chance to ride some waves. All in all, I would definitely recommend booking this surfing lesson!!!

July 24, 2022

It was my very first time surfing but I had an amazing time! Monica gave me a ride from Funchal to Porto de Cruz where we had the surfing lesson. The instructor (Cecilio I believe) was awesome and after a short warm up on land we hit the waves as well. He made sure to always give feedback about each ride and what to improve.

July 2, 2022

Product ID: 312983