Welcome to our surf school based in the beautiful Algarve region of Portugal. Our experienced instructors are passionate about sharing their love of surfing with students of all levels, from beginners to those of you who might actually be better surfers than us.
We believe that surfing is not just a sport but a lifestyle, and our holistic approach to surf lessons aims to pass on all the soulful things we love about surfing.
Rather than just teaching people to stand up on foamies and churning out beginners, we teach some of the ‘whys’ and the ‘how’s behind surfing. From wave-riding on all kinds of craft (focused for your level – be that beginner, improver, intermediate or beyond) to ocean awareness and activism, etiquette, to blue health and how the ocean is good for the soul. Our lessons cater to all levels of surfers, and we provide guidance and support throughout the learning process.
With our Soul of Surfing programme we aim to increase the sense of play (not just success) in the water and give a bit of an understanding of the soul surfing lifestyle.
At Soul & Surf / School Portugal, we combine the activity of surfing with yoga and mindfulness – practices we’ve honed over the last 10+ years of operating Soul & Surf. We encourage our students to develop a deeper connection with the ocean, themselves, and the Now, as well as giving them technical, considered coaching so they progress as quickly as possible.