Surf lessons for beginners or improver levels

Learn to surf with a fun & inexpensive trip to some of the Algarve's most spectacular beaches with our surf school partner and we hope you will join us soon for our intermediate coaching sessions.


JWC partners provide structured surf lessons from beginners to improvers and can pick you up from your hotel, hostel or rented accommodation in the Algarve.


What's included

  • A first step on a path that could change your life forever!
  • Transport to a beach with suitable & safe surf conditions for your level
  • Surfboard & wetsuit
  • Guidance from a highly experienced surf instructor
  • Smallest private group sizes in the Algarve
  • Up to three hours of surfing and instruction per day

Where are we located?

All beginner and improver lessons operate in the South Western region of Portugal in our beloved Algarve. The Algarve provides warm weather, huge sandy beaches, brilliant food, nightlife and good value learn to surf trips compared to the rest of Europe. Budget airlines fly everyday into Faro from many major European & UK cities.


We recommend staying in the amazing town of Lagos and we can arrange suitable accommodation from surf camp style, pool side apartments to private villas.

beginner improver surfer Learning objectives

  • Beach safety & awareness
  • Dangers & annoyances
  • Equipment management
  • Water entry
  • Body surfing
  • Breath hold
  • White or broken wave catching prone or lying down
  • Managing speed & nose to tail & rail to rail
  • 1,2,3 stand up technique
  • Correct stance
  • Foot movement for speed
  • Hip movement for speed
  • Body compression
  • Where to look
  • Paddling techniques
  • Front side turn white water
  • Back side turn white water
  • Angle take off white water
  • Getting on the surfboard from the water
  • Sitting on a surfboard
  • Spinning from seated position