Matosinhos surf school is right in the centre of the surf action of Oporto, at Matosinhos beach where most of our surf lessons are held. This is one of the more appropriate beaches for surf lessons in the North of Portugal, ideal for beginners.
Oporto is becoming a popular surf holiday destination for both beginners or more experienced surfers, with easy flight connections to most countries in Europe and offering amazing gastronomy, culture and nightlife, hence easy to understand why surfers from all over Europe are travelling to Oporto these days.
For our hostel guests staying at the Matosinhos Surf camp, our surf school is less than 2 kms away.
In the North of Portugal you easily find up to 20 surf spots within close distance, ideal for a weekend or short break holiday. Matosinhos beach is one of the most popular ones especially for surf lessons in the North of Portugal. This beach has fine white sand and clear water, being at a stone's throw from hundreds of bars and seafood restaurants for which Matosinhos is known. In the summer it is a beach very requested with very easy access and lifeguard protection.
Matosinhos Surf School was created back in 1994 and presents an innovating program for your surf holidays that features beginner, intermediate and advanced surf classes. We understand that tourists have different expectations, some want to have a moderate surf experience and some want to take it more seriously and spend the entire day at the beach if possible, being challenged to the limits, hence we prepare tailor made surf lessons and programs.
We guide our students through the initiation and enhancement, following techniques and methods adapted pedagogical-didactic. In the latter, the monitoring focuses on the more refined analysis on the issues of technical, tactical and physical preparation for competition, if that's your case.
For more advanced surfers we recommend to take “surfari” packages which include also accommodation at our surf camp, and we will guide you to many surf spots.
For our surf lessons, we provide wetsuits with different thicknesses depending on the season and the student’s needs, lycra t-shirts for differentiation of levels of students. In terms of surf boards we provide both: hardboards (resin and epoxy) and softboards (essential for a first contact in total security and control) of different sizes to monitor the progress of the student. We also provide video recording for our guests in the surf camp classroom and later theoretical analysis.
Our certified and experienced instructors are specialized and trained in physical education, with extensive experience in surfing. The ratio teacher / student of 1:8 in practical classes allow us to focus in each student.
|Equipment||Included only during lessons|
|Payment & Cancellation Policy||Standard: Reservation caution required | Remaining amount to pay at Destination | Free cancellation up to 15 days before check-in | Cancellation less than 15 days before check-in or No-Show, only the reservation caution will be charged|
|Payments accepted at Destination||Cash|
|How to Get There||Transfer, Bus, Train, Subway|
|Surf Breaks||Beach Break|
|Lessons normally start at...||02:00|
|Languages Spoken||Portugueses, English, French, Spanish|
|Best Swell||N, NW, S, SW|
|Best Wind||E, SE, NE|
We receive many Solo travelers, normally staying in shared rooms. Single requests can book a Single room (if displayed on the selected destination) OR are required to pay double-rates (can book a Double or Twin room and pay as if 2 persons booking).