Founded by pro surf coach Justin West; JWC.SURF team offers surf lessons, surf coaching with video analysis, fitness plans and surf trips suiting beginner, improver, intermediate surfers through to advanced & elite competition athletes.  


Book coaching sessions or training camps in the Algarve, Ericeira or Cascais in Portugal, at our surf lodge in Madagascar or on our luxury catamaran sailing the globe seeking uncrowded perfection. 


After managing and coaching for several surf schools in the Algarve, Cornwall & Africa Justin decided that he could offer more to his clients.  


"Surf schools are great at teaching beginners, in large fun groups on popular beaches, but if you wish to progress you need specialist qualified coaching using the latest video analysis techniques, replace ambiguous surf lingo with clear, concise, systemised coaching, including surfing theory and etiquette."  



"not a white water surf school" 


It is the JWC belief that improvers, intermediates, advanced and elite level surfers can only advance in small exclusive groups of maximum 4 surfers per coach using expert knowledge of local surf spots, providing individual focus and the latest video analysis techniques.  Only an experienced, qualified coach can implement the necessary strategies and individual drills to help transition improvement. 



Follow the JWC blog for technical "Justin West Coaching notes" & videos with topical advice on equipment, nutrition, physical training, competition strategy and surfing techniques as JW supports our team rider Leonor Fragoso on the World Qualifying Series (WQS) and her ambitions to qualify for both the women World Championship Tour (WCT) and the Portuguese Olympic Team 2020.  

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Private surf lessons, private coaching, private surf guide Algarve

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advanced to elite levels

leonor fragoso wqs


Surf coaching & surf lessons for intermediate levels

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