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Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

1. Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

In small groups of 6 or fewer, get some hands-on experience on a surfboard, with the attentive assistance of an instructor who's been surfing for 25 years. Perfect for beginners, the course begins with a briefing on the experience and some safety regulations.   Get warmed up on the sand: learn techniques for standing on the board and paddling before moving into the water. Your experienced teacher will help you every step of the way, explaining everything you need to know. With high-quality equipment and your instructor catering to the specific needs and levels of each class, this is the best way to begin your surfing career in Matosinhos.

Porto: Surf Lesson on Azurara Beach with Optional Pickup

2. Porto: Surf Lesson on Azurara Beach with Optional Pickup

Enjoy a surf lesson that will teach you the essential techniques to start your surfing career while having fun. Whether you just want to try it once or really want to become a surfer, this activity is for you. Anyone can learn to surf with the right instructor and environment. The lessons take place at the beach of Azurara, one of the best surfing spots in the North of Portugal. The area is also a nature reserve, with sand dunes and clean water. The surf school is certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS), has lessons year round for all levels. The lesson includes a certified surf instructor and all surfing equipment. You have the option to be picked up from central Porto and taken to the beach, or if you are already in Azurara, you can head straight to the surf school.

Porto: Private & Small Groups Surfing Experience

3. Porto: Private & Small Groups Surfing Experience

The lesson begins with a short warm-up and an explanation about all surf techniques of paddling, wave positioning, catching waves, standing on the board, and riding waves. You can expect a clear exemplification of every step you will need to take in order to get the most out of it. Before getting into the water, you will get instructions about safety procedures and surf etiquette.  During your experience, you will probably be able to stand on the board but above all, you will enjoy an amazing energy provided from the ocean and the sun. You will feel inspired by the moment. At the end of the lesson, you can hang around, have a beer, and soak up their surfing atmosphere.

The Surf 'N' Food Porto Bike Tour

4. The Surf 'N' Food Porto Bike Tour

From the city center, take a bicycle, and conducted by your local guide, enjoy the cycle paths of Porto along the river until you reach the beach. Discover a mix of vibrant neighborhoods and dramatic landscapes on this eco-friendly bike ride to the beaches of Porto. Get to know the banks of the Douro, where circulates the famous tram No. 1, and an eclectic variety of shops and cafes that populate all the beaches of Foz. Cycle through the most beautiful parks of the city, and be in contact with nature. Exchange your bike over a surfboard to explore the Atlantic waters along the coast. Surfing the sea, the waves are not too big or too small, which makes it possible to have a nice surf session for everyone. Enjoy an incredible surf session including all the equipment you need such as surfboard, wetsuit and the instructor, of course. To recover forces, delight yourself with a one-off lunch - a gourmet sandwich, or "Soundwich" that comes in a box accompanied with music. On the terrace of a country house in City Park, one of the jewels of the city, savor one of 7 of these delicious soundwiches, or 7 salads, designed by 7 of the most respected chefs of Invicta, accompanied by a refreshing lemonade or beer. This tour is absolutely perfect for those who want to know a different Porto, and have the opportunity to surf on the Atlantic coast. Lunch at City Park is the icing on the cake! Itinerary: District of Miragaia Arrábida bridge Cantareira Garden Passeio Alegre Digue of Foz do Douro Beaches of Foz Beach of Matosinhos Surfing session City Park Original meal on the City Park Park of Pasteleira Calem Garden / bird watching District of Miragaia Lunch Menu: Sandwish or Salad Soup Lemonade or Beer Coffee

Self-Guided Bike to Surf"N"Food Pack

5. Self-Guided Bike to Surf"N"Food Pack

Escape from the city for an energetic adventure of biking and surfing all day while cycling on your way along the Douro River, golden beaches, and the wooded parks of Porto. Depart and ride your rented bike in a self-guided tour to explore interesting places such as the Arrábida bridge, Foz breakwater, cross the river in a small boat, cross the nature park of the Douro estuary and walk through the best beaches in the Porto area. Exchange your bike for a surfboard and catch your waves in the Atlantic in a surf session with a lot of adrenaline.Enjoy an incredible surf session including all the equipment you need, board, suit, and instructor of course. To recover, have a light but substantial meal waiting for you in a cozy restaurant and off the beaten tourism paths. Menu (Option 1 only): Sandwich or Salad, Lemonade, or Beer. The bikes are comfortable and easy to use. A helmet and padlock for your safety are included. You can also count on the knowledge and experience of the team, who will provide a map with recommendation.

Matoshinos: 1-2-1 1.5-Hour Surf Class

6. Matoshinos: 1-2-1 1.5-Hour Surf Class

Enjoy a fun surfing lesson in Matoshinos with your own expert instructor. Whether you're an experienced surfer or a complete beginner, the lesson is customized to suit your needs and requirements. Discuss your level and what you hope to get out of the session with your instructor before you begin. Enjoy the fastest and easiest way to learn to surf with personalized instruction and advice.


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What people are saying about Porto

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Highly suggested for those, who want to learn surfing or improve your skills! I and my husband are in ave! That was really an amazing experience and João is an excellent instructor. We tried surfing before, and gave up the idea to catch a wave and learn surfing after that. João helped us to revive our interest to surfing. Thanks him for that! During the all 3 hours, João was putting all his attention and energy to help everyone in a group (we were group of 4) to learn surfing. He helped to catch a wave and stand up. He straightly explained all our mistakes. At the end, even I managed to catch the wave and stand up several times without help.

Enjoyable experience surfing for the first time, was definitely tougher than expected. Accommodated our last minute plan changes, so can't complain.

Excellent experience, lots of patience with beginners like us, very friendly. Would certainly recommend!

Very good instructions and very helpful with everything. Was a great experience to get a surf lesson :)

Ivan was a good surfing teacher, we had a lit of fun, really recommend it for this price