Surf School

Join us for some surf lessons and have a great time!

Freeride Surf School is in Sagres, the most south-western point in Portugal, Europe!
Freeride is the perfect choice for your surf holidays! If you are an absolute beginner or an intermediate surfer you are always welcome no matter what! You will be learning with Freeride’s Dream Team of highly qualified coaches and in the best surf breaks around! All levels are welcome and you can even choose the best option considering your needs!

From the group lessons to private lessons or surf guides, we have the best team of professionals ready organize your holidays and to make your life easier even before your arrival!
The beaches in Sagres are any surfer’s dream come true as we are located in a Surf Paradise! Being at the very end of the SW Portugal we are right where Land meets the Ocean, surrounded by different beaches, wild nature and the best surf breaks of Europe.

The weather is sweet and warm and ready to welcome you to an unforgettable experience.

Group Surf Lessons

The group Surf Lessons are the more common and the most affordable way to learn how to surf or improve your surfing technique. We have all levels: Beginner, Intermediate or Advanced.

The Group Surf lessons are suited for everyone, including children over 12 years old and seniors. The surf lessons will be given with Soft boards for total safety!
Learn to surf with with Freeride.Book 1 or more days of surf lessons and get to know the simple tricks that will get you up and surfing in no time.
Get to know basic rules, gear set ups and safety in the water. If you get hooked you can extend your surf course up to 5 days or more!

Freeride’s Dream Team is waiting for you!
Learn to surf in Portugal with the best and have a blast!

Group Surf Lessons Prices & Packages

Getting the Feeling 1 Day surf lesson (aprox. 3 hours) + Transport + Surfboard + Wetsuit  €55  €60
Enjoying the Ride 3 Days Surf Course (aprox. 3 hours) + Transport + Surfboard + Wetsuit €150 €165
Welcome to the Club Course (aprox. 3 hours)+ Transport + Surfboard + Wetsuit €225 €255
Freeriders 6 days Surf Course (aprox. 3 hours) + Transport + Surfboard + Wetsuit €270 €300

The prices shown are per person. These may change without prior notice.

If you are staying in Memmo Baleeira Hotel,  Pura Vida Hostel  or Casa Biota you will have special discounts! Let us know where you are staying!

Don’t take chances. Learn to surf in safety with Freeride Surfcamp & School! We take you to the best surf breaks depending on the surf conditions every day.

What you get:

  • wetsuit,
  • surfboard,
  • insurance,
  • transfer from the Surf Center to the beach and back,
  • 3 hours of surf lesson,
  • highly qualified instructors

All our Surf coaches are certified Surf Coaches by the Portuguese Surf Federation or by ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors).

Private Surf Lessons

Get all the surf coach attention and make the most of your time with an intensive private surf lesson.

Private surf lessons are for every one! Even children from the age of 6! These lessons are like a fast track into surfing. Perfect for beginners to have a quick start on surfing or for intermediate/advanced surfers who are looking for some training in order to improve their surf skills.

The lessons for Intermediate to advanced surfers cover a variety of activities designed to improve surfing technique, speed and maneuverability, stance, flow & fitness and give an opportunity for surfers to understand their surfing strengths and weaknesses.

For children under between 6 to 11 years old these Private Surf Lessons are the best way to go! The lessons designed for young children who are excited to learn how to surf have an extra emphasis on the safety of the children while they are having fun.

Get all the surf coach attention and make the most of your time with an intensive 1h30 private surf lesson. One-on-one or up until 5 people for one Surf Coach, depending on which type of private lesson suits you best. Talk to us so we can better help you with your booking!

Private Surf Lesson (1pax) * 1h30 surf lesson + Surfboard + Wetsuit €150 €150
Private Surf Lesson (2pax) * 1h30 surf lesson + Surfboard + Wetsuit €150 €200
Family or Friends Private Surf Lesson (3pax) ** 2hours surf lesson + Transport + Surfboard + Wetsuit €220 €250

* No extra person allowed on the Private Surf Lessons for 1 or 2 pax.

** For the Family or Friends Private Surf Lesson every extra person is extra €50. Maximum people 4pax per coach if there are any students younger than 12years old. If older maximum is 5pax per coach. Levels must be the same otherwise you have to request an extra coach for extra €50.

What you get:

  • wetsuit,
  • surfboard,
  • 1h30 or 2h hours of surf lesson – depending on the type of private surf lesson
  • highly qualified instructors
  • Optional Transport (depending on availability)

All our Surf coaches are certified Surf Coaches by the Portuguese Surf Federation or by ASI (Academy of Surfing Instructors).

Private Surf Guides

Are you an advanced surfer and just want to get to know the surf breaks?
Get your own private surf guide, transport and surf gear (if you don’t have your own) and go on a adventure to surf the best spots according to your surf skills and expectations. Come alone or with a group of friends and start your Surf adventures discovering the most amazing surf breaks in the Algarve without any hassle.
A true surf adventure in the SW tip of Europe

Private Surf Guide one-on-one 3h00 Surf guide  + Transport (Surfboard +Wetsuit)  €250  €300

Every extra person will pay 50€  Includes:

  • Explanations about the area, swells and surf conditions, warm-up session
  • surf session
  • transport to the best breaks for that day
  • local surf guide
  • surf equipment (Surf Board, Wetsuit, leash, wax, etc.)
  • insurance

Meeting Point

For Group Lessons:
Freeride Surf School – Hotel Memmo Baleeira, Sagres – every morning, all year at 09H15.
Freeride Beach Hut – Praia da Cordoama, in Vila do Bispo – June to September at 10H30.
Notice that schedule can be changed, due to tides or meteorological conditions.

For Private lessons or Surf Guides please check your booking details with us!

What To Bring

  • Swimsuit and beach Towel;
  • Appropriate clothing to the weather conditions of the day;
  • Lots of sunscreen;
  • Water and something light to eat;
  • Motivation and Good vibes!

Useful Tips from Freeride

At Freeride we believe that a good surf school is the easiest and fastest way to learn and/or improve your surfing. with an intensive surf course you’ll have a bigger chance to improve in a shorter period of time. We recommend a 5 day intensive surf course (including 3 hours of lesson per day and all the surf gear) to start with and after you always have the possibility of extend it for more days.

To book or for more info please email us at or contact us through +351 918 755 401 – also available on Whatsapp.

When you purchase our services you are agreeing to our terms & conditions.

Surf Rentals

We have all the surf gear you might need available for rental!

You can rent straight at Freeride Surf School in Sagres during the office open hours.

From June to September you can rent also at Freeride Beach Hut at Praia da Cordoama in Vila do Bispo from 11h30 to 18h00.

Prices may change without prior notice.

Rentals 2017 1 Day 3 DAYS 5 DAYS
SOFTBOARD €15 €42 €70
WETSUIT €15 €42 €70
SOFTBOARD & WETSUIT €30 €80 €135
HARDBOARD €20 €57 €95
HARDBOARD & WETSUIT €35 €90 €160
HYBRID & WETSUIT €50 €100 €175
BODYBOARD €10 €28 €45
BODYBOARD & WETSUIT €25 €65 €100

If you are negligent (break, ding, lose or stolen) towards any surf gear Freeride provides you you wil be charged the total amount of the gear (€50 to €200)