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Club Vagabond surf school is open all year round, throughout the seasons. We offer surf lessons for every level from beginner to advanced, kids and adults, a holiday experience or intensive training and guiding. We also provide board and gear rental, and accomodation in our associated surf camp. Our surf school is accredited by the Portuguese Surf Federation. All the surf coaches are highly experienced with knowledge of local beaches and conditions.


Pricing List

Surf Lessons in SmallSmall GroupsGroups

Each surf lesson lasts aproximately 2 hours in Malhão or Furnas Beach. All options are suitable for either beginner, intermediate or advance level.

1x Surf Lesson – 40€ + -
3x Surf Lesson – 100€ + -
  • Do you want to see some progress in a short time?
5x Surf Lesson – 150€ + -
10x Surf Lesson – 250€ + -

PrivatePrivate Surf Lessons

1x Surf Lesson | 1 Prs. – 70€ + -
1x Surf Lesson | 2 Prs. – 120€ + -
  • Are you with your partner or friend, and want an exclusive session just for the two of you?
Surf Training – on request + -

Each Lesson includes → Surfboard → Wetsuit → Insurance → Transportation from our Milfontes shop to the beach


Surf lessons for
each level

The surf lessons are always customized, private or in very small groups according to a person’s level, experience and requirements. We use high quality surf equipment and have one coach for a maximum of four people. One lesson lasts about two hours, and includes the use of a board, wetsuit, insurance and transportation if necessary. The lessons take place at the beaches of Malhão or Furnas. We speak English, Portuguese, German and Spanish.


Rent a surfboardsurfboard &
wetsuitwetsuit in Milfontes

Do you need a board, a wetsuit, or a car rack? We have all sizes of board, soft tops, hard boards, and other surf gear to rent. We can also recommend where the best surf will be on the days you rent.

Pricing List

Surf Rentals


½ Day → 15€ | Day → 20€ | Week → 120€


½ Day → 5€ | Day → 10€ | Week → 30€

SurfboardSurfboard & Wetsuit

½ Day → 20€ | Day → 25€ | Week → 120€

Goals & Steps

What is
mymy Surf level?

There are different stages of difficulty in surf. It doesn´t matter what level you are, there is always a new challenge. Therefore it is important to fairly evaluate your level in order to set the right goals and manage your expectations. We have developed a set of levels, goals and steps, providing a method for teachers and students to work together on their surf sessions. The most important thing is to learn safely and have fun.

Beginner #1


Take-off in white water (foam) and keep balance


Introduction to surf gear and safety rules
Introduction to the waves and limit of the surf area
Take-off demonstration (standing up) in the sand
Take-off and managing balance in the white water

Beginner #2


Consolidate take-off in white water with paddling


Review safety rules
Perfecting the take-off (more precision and speed)
Perfecting technique to manage balance
Introduction of the paddling technique
(timing and co-ordination)

Intermediate #1


take-off in a ´green wave´ (before it breaks)


Introduction to the outside/ green wave
Additional safety rules (currents, ripcurrents, wipe out)
Sittting on board and turning
Wave reading, paddling and timing
Take-off technique in vertical drop

Intermediate #2


take-off in a green wave and turn


Review safety rules
Perfecting take-off in vertical drop
(more precision and speed)
Line-up positioning
Turning introduction (bottom-turn & riding along the wave)
interpretation of ocean conditions

Advanced #1


strengthening the drop and bottom-turn, and introducing the duck dive


Introduction to surf ettiquete (rules, priority and safety)
Duck dive technique
Perfecting bottom-turn and cutback
Improving ocean analysis and learning how to read and interpret the tide and wind
Approaching waves in beach break and point break


Meet the team

Surf monitor


Advanced Surf Instructor


Main Surf Instructor

Ivo Carmo

Surf instructor


Surf instructor


Surf instructor

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Contact Us:

Eira da Pedra, Edificio Milfontes
Vila Nova de Milfontes 7645-258
Odemira, Portugal

+351  962774348 (whatsapp)
+351  926410026