Surf lessons

Learn to surf - far away from the crowds

Surfing lessons for beginners and the more advanced: our location in a well-known surfing spots of the Ofir nature park (Portugal) offers the finest sandy beach, constant surf and empty line-ups – ideal conditions for learning to surf.

If you are looking for surf lessons including accommodation, please check out our surf camp and yoga surf camp package offers.

Surf lessons at ElementFish surfcamp Portugal

The ElementFish surfcamp in norther Portugal offers surf lessons for experienced surfers and those who want to learn surfing. The surf spots for our surfing lessons are located directly at our surfing camp. Here, beginners and experienced surfers alike will find the ideal conditions to learn or improve this close-to-nature sport, in a safe and relaxed environment. The constantly rolling waves on our surfing beaches in Ofir and Viana do Castelo guarantee that you will have aching muscle at the end of each of your surfing days.

If you wish to stay in our relaxed surfing camp on the beach during your surfing course, take a look at our surf camp package and yoga surfing camp package  offers.

Surf lessons for beginners

Intensive surf courses for beginners according to ISA standards.
Surf lesson: take-off

5 day intensive surf course

From your first time paddling to your first take off (trying to stand up) in white-water, up to your first green wave - depending on the length of your lessons, everything is possible.

Our 5 day surf course include: 

  • 20 hours beginners intensive surfing lesson according to ISA training concept, split up into 5 days (Mon. - Fri.)
  • ISA-certified surfing instructors
  • Small groups (max. of 7 students per instructor)
  • Video analysis in order to improve technique including an evaluation evening at our camp
  • Softdeck surfboards and Quicksilver wetsuits for maximum safety, comfort and success
  • Surf boards free to use during stay with no extra charge
  • If booked along with our surf camp package: 7 nights accomodation in our spacious beach-side camp house (1min walking distance to the surf spots!)

Usually our camp weeks start on Saturdays (other days only upon request). 

3 day intensive beginner surf course

Course contents in our 3 day surfing course include:

  • 12 hour intensive surfing lessons  (theory and training)
  • Safety rules: learn to assess yourself, other surfers and the conditions
  • Paddling and catching waves
  • Takeoff in whitewater
  • Foot position and body position on the surfboard
  • Video analysis 
  • Surfboard and wetsuit
1 day surf course

Perfect course if you want to try out surfing or to get back into surfing after a long pause.

  • 4 hours beginners intensive surfing lesson
  • ISA-certified surfing instructors
  • Small groups (maximum of 7 students per instructor)
  • Softdeck surfboards and Quicklilver wetsuits for maximum safety, comfort and success
Surfkurse für Fortgeschrittene

Surf lessons for advanced surfers

For more experienced surfers, we adjust our surf lessons to your respective surfing level.

5 day intensive surf course for the more advanced

On the first day we'll determine your surfing level. Together with your surf instructor, you will set new, reachable goals how to improve your surfing skills. Video analysis will help you improve further.

  • 20 hour intensive surf lessons (theory and practice)
  • Course contents individually adjusted to your surfing skills
  • Video analysis
  • Try out different surfboards
3 day surf course

The 3 day advanced surf course includes:

  • 12 hours instensive surf lessons (theory and surfing)
  • Individually adjusted course contents
  • Video analysis
  • Surfboard (try out any shape & size you want) & wetsuit
1 day refresh
Refresh your surfing skills with our 1 day surf course
  • 4 hours surfing lessons
  • Refresh and improve your surfing skills through individual tips & tricks of our surf instructors
  • Surfboard (any size & shape) and wetsuit

Price list surf lessons

Our surf lessons prices are per person including all equipment (surfboard und wetsuit) - but excluding accommodation. Courses take place Mon. - Fri.
If you are looking for surf lessons including accommodation, please check out our surf camp and yoga surf camp package offers.

1 day surf lesson 2 days surf lesson 3 days surf lesson 4 days surf lesson 5 days surf lesson
4 hours 8 hours 12 hours 16 hours 20 hours
from 69€ from 110€ from 149€ from 189€ from 225€
Thanks to Luis’ incredible patience & detailed advice, I now swallow half as much water and surf twice as many waves :)
Bolli (Okt. 2016)

Surf spots

Our surfing lessons usually take place on the beaches right infront of our surf camp.
Karte der Surfpots an denen die Surfkurse stattfinden
  • 1 Camp

    Our main surf spot, beachbreak with left and right breaking waves. Ideal for beginner and intermediate surfers. Sandy beach without any rocks and hardly any currents. Works best on high tide.
  • 2 Mole

    Beach break with long righthander. Holds bigger swells until 3+ meters. Ideal for beginners up to experienced surfers. No rocks or currents. Works best on low and mid tides.
  • 3 River mouth

    Secret spot. Beachbreak in front of a river mouth. Hollow but fast right and left waves. No rocks, but medium currents (depending on tide). Works best on incoming tides.

Surfcamp staff

Mark Hummel - Gründer von ElementFish


The captain (also surf instructor)



1st officer (surf and SUP instructor)



Simon - SUP supervisor + surf instructor


SUP supervisor + surf- and kite instructor

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