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Surf Lessons in Carcavelos

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English, Espanol, Francais, Portuguese


Surf Lessons in Carcavelos

We offer surf lessons in Carcavelos, between Lisbon and Cascais, since the year 2000. We don’t intend to stop. We are an accredited surf school, and the Portuguese Surf Federation certifies all our teachers.

We do our training in a relaxed and familiar atmosphere. Nevertheless, we always keep the focus on teaching. Also, we have an obsession with safety. On our regular lessons, there is a maximum of 3 students per teacher.


For the surf lessons in Carcavelos on beginners’ level, we use soft foam boards. For safety and teaching purposes, we may separate the students who know how to swim from the ones who don’t dominate the technique very well. You’ll learn about material and equipment characteristics (the surfboard, wetsuit, wax, and leash). Also, safety rules, and to read and evaluate sea conditions (streams, surfing zones). Finally, basic techniques such as adaptation to the sea, to row, seating on the board, pass the surf zone, and take-off (stand up on the surfboard).

Level 2 is for technical improvement and surfing maneuvers lessons. It aims to develop the students’ ability to surf the outside on their own. You learn safety rules and surfer’s priority rules. Also, how to get to the outside (beyond the surf zone). Besides, to understand the different types of waves and how to choose the best ones (reading the sea and beach morphology). Then, several maneuvers: duck diving, take-off, the drop, bottom turn, cutback, introduction to the leading arm technique, trimming (generate speed in the face of the wave), and quick out.

On the advanced and pre-competition level, lessons grant students the skills to surf a wave in all its extension. Performing tricky and interconnected turns without losing speed and finishing successfully. Moreover, students acquire an improved training program following a detailed individual analysis of each student’s needs. Also, learning, evolving and improving advanced maneuvers. Ultimately, competition rules and formats, besides specific training and physical condition suitable for competition.

The schedule is published on Thursday to make sure that we can count on adequate sea and weather conditions.

Surf lessons in Carcavelos include all the necessary material and happen under a good mood and positive reinforcement environment. We also offer special Surfing Lessons for Children.

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Angels Surf School

We have been around for quite a few years! Angels Surf School is Carcavelos’s first surf school. But, by all means, we’re not old. We do not get old! However, time did bring about the knowledge and experience that helped Marcos Anastacio (a former Portuguese surfing champion) and his team turn Angels into a top surf school.

All our teachers are certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation. They’re here to help you since the moment you arrive at the school. They’ll teach you all they know, from the technique to keep the balance in the surfboard to a more advanced surfing level. And more: it’s not every day you can learn to surf with a former national champion. We’ve one here, Marcos.

The experience, team’s professionalism, the innovative services, and our spectacular Carcavelos beach turn Angels Surf School into the ideal place to learn to surf. Or to improve your surfing level. Choosing Angels, you’re opting for quality that makes the difference.

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  • Teachers certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation
  • Maximum of three students per teacher


  • A coach certified by the Portuguese Surf Federation
  • 100 min lessons duration including theory, warm-up, and practice
  • Surf equipment
  • Insurance (personal accidents)
  • Transportation
  • Personal expenses
  • Snacks and drinks

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