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Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

1. Porto: Small Group Surf Lesson with Transportation

Chill with the serene waves of Porto during a small-group surfing lesson with pickup from the city. Find the best beach for the weather conditions on the day and get to grip with the basics of surfing. Jump into the water and catch your first wave to the shore. Make your way to the bus stop by Aliados to meet your friendly group for the day. Let your guide assess the weather conditions and start driving to the beach with the best waves. Feel the warm sand under your feet as you listen to a quick introduction to surfing. Follow the instructions of your guide for the basic techniques like paddling and standing up on your board. Now's the time to crash into the water and go with the flow. Paddle out to where the water breaks and feel the adrenaline as you ride the swell back to the shore.

Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

2. Matosinhos: 1.5-Hour Surfing Experience

In small groups of 8 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.

From Povoa de Varzim: Morning Surf Lesson

3. From Povoa de Varzim: Morning Surf Lesson

Discover the stunning beaches north of Porto and join a thrilling adventure away from the city crowds. Start off your day by getting active with a surf session in the company of a certified instructor. Hop on your board and paddle out for a refreshing learning experience in the water. Take advantage of the complimentary transfer to the beach from the Povoa de Varzim station early in the morning. Head over to the chosen beach for the day, which might vary depending on weather and wave conditions, and get started. Enjoy a quick but thorough introduction and go over all the basic techniques you need to know, then dive right in. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned amateur, you'll surely learn something new while having a blast in the warm Portugal ocean.

Porto: Private and Small Group Surfing Experience

4. Porto: Private and Small Group 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.

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.

Privet surf class in Porto/Matosinhos

6. Privet surf class in Porto/Matosinhos

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.

From Porto: Private Transfer to Lisbon with Stop at Nazaré

7. From Porto: Private Transfer to Lisbon with Stop at Nazaré

Enjoy a smooth ride from Porto and Lisbon aboard a private vehicle. Make the most of your transfer by stopping along the way in the quiet beach town of Nazaré and exploring its highlights. Receive a personalized service with a professional driver and door-to-door transportation. Get picked up directly at your accommodation in Porto and begin the journey to Lisbon. Take a break to stretch your legs and discover the beautiful city of Nazaré. Admire the town's seafront, a long half-moon-shaped beach. Encounter traditional fishing boats as you arrive. Gaze at Sítio, an impressive headland facing the sea on the right. Observe the Ermida da Memória Chapel at the top of this striking 318-meter rock, as well as the Shrine to Our Lady of Nazaré. Walk from Sítio, across Pedralva Park, to Pederneira, a natural lookout with unmissable views of the coast. Embark on a casual stroll through the narrow streets perpendicular to the beach or step into a restaurant for a plate of fresh seafood, grilled fish, or a bouillabaisse. Depart the city to be dropped off at your chosen location in Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Porto

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 32 reviews

Very nice! All equipment was good quality and the teacher was very nice and welcoming and knew what to do. Totally worth the money! Also, if booking after 24h before start, I suggest booking from their own website. We got in with our email receipt, but they had not received our booking yet since we booked it less than 24h before.

Super fun! Top instructor and I must say that despite being worried about the cold, being November 1st, thanks to the wetsuit I didn't even feel a bit cold! The instructor was very good and at the end of the experience he gave us a lot of advice on where to eat, where to go out at night etc ...

It was so fun and the instructors were nice and very helpful! Pick up and drop off was smooth, no problems at all! We had a wonderful time!

Good explanation, good monitor in the water, got some nice pictures afterwards! Great experience!

Nice experience! Good teacher. Everything was well organized.