Filsurf school: surf lessons in Lagos, Algarve, Portugal

Welcome to our surf school!

Welcome to one of the most experienced surf schools in the stunning Algarve region, based in Lagos, Portugal. Our story began in 2008, when Filipe a passionate surfer from Porto established FilSurf school, bringing with him extensive experience in surfing around the world, participating in surfing competitions, and coaching.

For us, surfing goes beyond being merely a sport—it's a way of life. Participating in this exciting recreational activity not only improves physical fitness but also boosts mental well-being, alleviates stress, and builds a profound connection with nature. Begin your adventure with us and create memories that will stay with you forever!

More about us

Filipe surf instructor

beginner surf class

Your surf adventure

We offer both group and private lessons

All our classes include:

Transfer to the beach and back

3 hours class (theory and practice)

Board, wetsuit, leash, rash guard

Sports insurance


High-quality equipment

We give you the best surf equipment, with famous brands like "Ocean & Earth", "Rip Curl", and "Mick Fanning". Our Rip Curl wetsuits are always clean and sanitized for your comfort. The cars we use for surfing are kept clean and safe, making sure you have a friendly and secure environment to learn and improve your surfing skills.

Professional surf instructors/real surfers

Our certified surf instructors have more than 15 years of teaching experience and more than 30 years of surfing experience all over the world.  With rich experience in teaching, they manage to teach different levels and ages and even prepare athlets for surfing competitions.

Comprehensive education

Our surf lessons go beyond simply learning how to stand up on a surfboard. We teach you to surf correctly, read weather conditions, understand wave dynamics, and develop respect for the ocean and other surfers. Become a skilled and responsible surfer!

For all levels

Whether you're a beginner taking your first steps into surfing, an intermediate looking to refine your technique, or an advanced surfer gearing up for competitions, we welcome you to join our surfing adventure! Alternatively, if you simply wish to enjoy a surf session with professional surfers at local surf spots, the waves are waiting for you.


Surf house

We have a special accommodation offer for the students of our surf school in a stunning brand-new villa, located in a beautiful chill area, just 15 minutes walking from Praia da Luz beach and 10 minutes driving from Lagos.

surf house lagos

Pick up for surf lessons Lagos

We pick you up

We are situated near Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. We surf on both the South and West coasts, depending on the conditions. While we don't operate from a fixed physical address, we reserve lessons for you through phone, email, and WhatsApp so you don‘t need to waste your time coming to our place. We facilitate convenient pick-ups for students in Lagos, Praia da Luz and Burgau driving to a surf spot that we decide on the day of a lesson. Alternatively, for those who prefer to drive independently, we can meet them directly on the beach.


Where we surf

Waves all year long

Situated between the West and the South coasts, FilSurf surf school enjoys the unique advantage of being able to follow the best waves throughout the year. With access to a variety of surf spots, we can offer the opportunity to surf almost every day, providing an exciting and dynamic surfing experience.

More about the Algarve

Algarve Cordoama Beach

Check out our 5-star reviews on Google and TripAdvisor to see why our surf school is the top choice for beginner and intermediate surfers. Join us for an unforgettable experience in surfing!

Tabea Becher
Tabea Becher
7 October 2023
Habe mit einer Freundin einen 3 Tägigen Kurs gebucht und wir waren rundum zufrieden. Alle haben konstruktives Feedback bekommen und man hat gemerkt, dass auch die Trainer einen weiter bringen und die Freude am surfen mit anderen teilen möchten. Deshalb: klare Empfehlung! 🙂
Flaf Flaf
Flaf Flaf
2 October 2023
Me and my partner had an amazing time learning to surf with this company . The instructors were very professional and had a lot of experience and patience with us. We would totally reccomended it if you are a complete beginner, like us, or you already know how to surf,but want to improve your skills 🩵
Peter Bugoslavsky
Peter Bugoslavsky
12 August 2023
Fantastic! I had 7 lessons with FilSurf in August 2023. The instructors are experienced surfers (over 20 years each) and used to compete and have travelled to many surfing locations. I am a complete beginner and they were very patient with me, pointing out my mistakes and giving tips. The group sizes vary, and the conditions are different every day. The instructors always mentor and watch you, but give you space to try surfing for yourself. When it comes to health and safety, they are firm, but fair. Expect to be pushed around by the waves a lot in your first lessons, but follow the instructors' advice on safety. I had all my 7 lessons in Cordoama beach, which is a very nice place to visit both for the waves and the views. Whatever the group and wave condition on your day, you will have fun! Very good school, great instructors, ideal location. Highly recommend!
Lorenzo Riccioli
Lorenzo Riccioli
11 August 2023
Great experience in a stunning beach (Cordoama beach). Moreno best teacher ever!! I really recommend FilSurf if you are a beginner looking for a surf lesson
Charlotte Eschweiler
Charlotte Eschweiler
27 July 2023
best surf school ever. very nice people!! i learned much more than in other courses
Nick Döring
Nick Döring
25 July 2023
Nachdem ich vor zwei Jahren ein Surfcamp besucht habe, war ich jetzt das erste Mal wieder am Surfen. Moreno und sein Team haben mir super Tipps gegeben, dass ich schnell wieder reingekommen bin und Neues gelernt habe. Außerdem sind die Lehrer alle super gut drauf und sorgen für eine super Stimmung. Ich hatte eine super Zeit gehabt und komme gerne wieder.✌️
Jasiek Białas
Jasiek Białas
22 July 2023
Wonderful experience. It was fun and I learned a lot. The instructors were very helpful.
Matyáš Horák
Matyáš Horák
16 July 2023
Wonderful experience. We went for the group lesson. Moreno is a brilliant instructor. We started from the beginning and he showed us the right technique and made each one of us try it and then pushed us to apply it in the water as well. You can really see that he is a profesional who loves what he does and wants to see you progress and take away proper technique. Overall, you cannot go wrong witg this surf school.
Irina Kogoleva
Irina Kogoleva
15 July 2023
The lessons were excellent, and the instructors were highly professional, displaying a pleasant attitude and a strong willingness to learn. Highly recommended 💙