FilSurf School is one of the most experienced
surf schools in Algarve, Portugal.
Established in 2008 by Portuguese passionate surfer, Filsurf school developed an international reputation for offering excellent services of surf training with professional certified instructors, high quality equipment and safe learning conditions.
Situated in between 2 costs West and South, Filsurf school has a great advantage to follow the best waves all year round and surf literally every day.
FilSurf school offers total surfing experience for all levels from very beginners to advanced surfers, for kids from 6 years old to older people.
Depending on your level, you will learn and practice everything concerning surfing from very basics till professional manoeuvres. Regardless of age, physical training and surf experience everybody is welcome to our lessons.
Our lessons are not only about take off on the board. We teach you to surf safely and properly, read weather conditions, feel waves, understand timing and positioning, respect ocean and other surfers.
For us surfing is a lifestyle and a great recreational activity that promotes physical and mental fitness, great health, relieves stress and connect you to Nature.
Our mission is to share our knowledge about ocean and surfing, to explain and teach how to enjoy properly and carefully an amazing world of surfing respecting
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Guys, this is my happy place, I started surfing last year and came back to Filsurf three times already! I recommend this surf school to anyone who is interested in trying to surf and not afraid to get completely addicted. :) You can expect to have a lot of fun and also progress significantly each time. It's wonderful to learn from a teacher as dedicated to teaching as Filipe. It's a good place to learn the first steps of surfing ( or re-learn in my case, as my first occasion at another surf school I was not so lucky to get such a good teacher) but you can also progress a lot if you are closer to intermediate level as well. I love the fact that day of surfing is usually divided into 2 x 1.5 sessions - you can surf as much as you are physically able and chill on the most beautiful beaches in Algarve, there is no rush. Will be back for sure!
I have been surfing for 25 years and I was looking for a surf school in Algarve for my kids and my wife, while I surf or take care of the baby. After finding a few tourist traps with no experience and only looking after your money I found Filipe and Rui. They are the best you can find in Algarve, really professionals and really experienced surfers. They are really looking after you and giving you the best tips to improve your surf, learn your first steps or show show around this amazing region. Highly recommend !!!
For the past 3 summers, our two sons have been surfing in Portugal with the FilSurf team. We recommend them very highly indeed. For those looking for an outfit to teach complete beginners, please read our earlier post from 2017, which hopefully answers a lot of parental questions. Since then, our boys have been back twice more. Each time they have enjoyed their experience with FilSurf and the standard of coaching has taken them further. They have been taught the skills necessary to improve (up to 'blue-wave' and 'green-wave' surfing) with the same enthusiasm and patience that they were taught to get on their boards in the first place. Pick-ups (by minibus from Lagos) are prompt and lessons continue to take place on Monte Clerigo beach on the Atlantic coast (about 30 minutes away). The student-instructor ratio is good and Filipe has held his prices for the past couple of years so FilSurf is good value too. Our experience over 3 years is that FilSurf offers a friendly, supportive and non-competitive environment in which to learn to surf and - more importantly - to enjoy it, no matter what level you achieve. Our sons have had a great deal of fun and really enjoy learning from Felipe and team. They are now addicted to surfing! We’re looking forward to returning next year! Thank you Felipe, Liliya and the team for your all support and excellent coaching!
Me and my family (5 people total) had two days of surf lessons as total beginners and we found it an amazing experience! The instructors were extremely friendly and fun: besides being great teachers, really were lovely people and helped us get the best out of our holiday. We had a great time in a safe and stimulating environment and became really passionate about surfing, we learnt a lot and we will certainly try to come back to surf with them again! Absolutely recommend!
The lessons with filsurf are absolutely amazing! I‘ve been surfing with them for 3 seasons now, and every time there is something more to learn, since they adapt the individual exercises and the board to your level. The equipment in general is fantastic for a Surf School, way better than the stuff you can rent at other places. The beach we surf at is perfect for all levels and offers different challenges every day. I would recommend filsurf to beginners just as well as more advanced surfers!