• The waves on in our back yard are perfect for learning to surf
  • Surf lessons are suitable for people of all ages
  • Learn to surf with your friends and family right on the doorstep of our beautiful house
  • Surf lessons include all board and suit hire, as well as transport to the beaches
  • Surf in beautiful locations selected specially by our surf coaches
  • All our surf coaches are fully qualified
  • Our coaches will help you learn to surf, a moment you'll never forget!
  • Enjoy the spectacular views and location as you learn to surf
  • Our lessons have a maximum group size of 6 persons (often less) to make sure you get the attention you need
  • Our coaches will prepare you for all aspects of learning to surf

Surf School

The Surfcastle surf school as been working since 2007 bringing unique surf experiences to all our trainees. We take into account both physical and technical characteristics of each surfer who comes to our academy, giving tailored and personalised coaching.

Our head surf coach is Pedro "Ginjas" Pulido Valente, who has been surfing at Baleal for the last twenty years and training surfers for the last ten years.

All our teachers are very experienced surfers and have been approved by the FPS - Federação Portuguesa de Surf (Portuguese Surf Federation).

// Student centric

We only have a maximum of 6 trainees per teacher, allowing us to offer a much more intimate and focussed surf school service compared with other local schools. We feel strongly that every trainee is different and requires equal attention out in the water.

// Every wave

Our coaches see every wave of each student and will monitor progress closely, giving advice and feedback at the beach and also in the water, as well as filming you while you surf to offer feedback in the comfort of the Surfcastle lounge.

// Best materials

We use the best materials and our teachers are highly qualified in order to provide our guests with the best surfing experience. The equipment selected for you will closely match your surfing ability, and we'll always make sure your progression matches the gear you take out.

// Local knowledge

We have unrivalled knowledge of the local surf spots, being pioneers in surf coaching in this reigon. Rather than stick to a rigid timetable, you can rely on your coach to take you to the ideal surf spot for your lesson every day, or even twice a day.

// Video corrections

Our surf coaches will often take video of you, and after the session we will analyze and correct your surfing in the comfort of the Surfcastle lounge (an image is worth a thousand words).

// Freedom to surf

We know how addictive surfing can be, so once you're ready we'll encourage you to go out and enjoy the freedom to catch waves on your own using our equipment.

Photo tour

Video tour


Surf School Photos


Our Facilities

  • Wetsuits

    We have comfortable, warm wetsuits to fit everybody

  • Transport

    We’ll take you to the best spots for your surf sessions

  • Terraces

    Catch sunshine and watch the surf all year round

  • Showers

    Hot showers in the changing rooms to warm up after your surf

  • Surf storage

    Safe, locked storage for your surf equipment

  • Surf Video

    We’ll film you while you surf to help you improve


Surf School Prices

Surf Lessons 1 Lesson 3 Lessons 5 Lessons 10 Lessons
Per person 50 € 135 € 200 € 300 €