Over the years FilSurf School continues to introduce people to the world of surfing and expose them to its benefits of spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Whatever your goals, surfing is challenging, fun, a great way to keep fit and meet like-minded people from all over the world.

We invite everybody to join our surfing adventure. It doesn’t matter if you are going to learn the first steps of surfing or you are an intermediate surfer and want to improve your technique or if you are an advanced surfer and want to prepare for participating in surf competitions or just to have a surf session with professional surfers at local surf spots.

Our experienced staff of certified instructors will guide you through all essential fundamentals from the main basis to a profound knowledge of surfing.

Beginners start with the basics of water safety, paddling, stand up and wave selection. As safety is our priority, our lessons for beginners are held on softboards. We use modern epoxy soft boards that are light, easy to handle, have good floatation, safe for beginner surfers and people around. These boards are really similar to regular hard boards with the only difference of soft coverage outside. The size and type of board are determined by our instructors due to your height/weight and level of surfing.

As the water temperature doesn’t allow us to surf long time without wetsuits, we provide all our students with 3/2 RipCurl wetsuits. All the wetsuits are thoroughly washed after each use.

Intermediate surfers can benefit from advanced lessons on bottom turns, top turns, cut-backs, positioning and timing, reading swell directions. Please note, that for determination of your level the instructors need to see you in the water. Only after that, they can make a conclusion about your level, adequate board for you, and training program.

Please don’t ignore our tips for picking the right equipment. It’s very easy to choose the wrong surfboard. Many people do exactly that. The wrong surfboard for training can make your investment a waste of money and slow down your progress. The professional advice of our instructors will help you to choose the right board for your level.

For advanced surfers, we offer competition lessons where you can learn contest strategy, enhance your skills and get ready to take part in national and international competitions.

We are open all year round and offer lessons for all levels and ages (kids starting from 6 years), private or in a group. All you need to do is contact us and book your surf course!

Softboards are constructed of an EPS core, with dual stringers for strength, a XEPE sandwich deck, and include soft molded fins for safety. These boards offer increased floatation and durability. Softboards in our school are available in lengths from 6’0 – 9’0.
Average annual water temperature in the Algarve is around 18.5°C. For surfing at least 2 hours and not getting cold you need a wetsuit. We provide our students with 3/2 Ripcurl wetsuits,that means that 3 mm thickness is found for the core of the wetsuit, and 2 mm thickness is placed in the arms and legs. So less thickness in the arms and legs gives you more flexibility to paddle and maneuver, while 3mm thickness in the core allows you to stay warmer longer. This type of wetsuit is ideal for active surfing during 3 hours. We don't use thicker wetsuits as they are more tough and restrain your movements in the water. After each use we wash thoroughly each wetsuit.
Today’s surf wax is a high tech version of the old candles and paraffin that was originally used on surfboards for traction starting in the 1940’s. Today’s wax is formulated to work in specific temperatures. Wax that has been made for colder water is much softer and stickier than wax made for warm water. When you travel from the colder climes to warmer (or vice-versa), you’ll find that the wax that you have on your board will very likely not perform very well on your board.
Leashes help keep you attached to your surfboard. Your leash allows you to fall on a wave, or bail your board when you’re in a difficult position in the impact zone. After you surface, you are then able to recover your board and get back out into the line-up. Without a leash you’re forced to swim and retrieve your board wherever it ends up. Besides that, losing your board can also be dangerous to other swimmers and surfers. The basic formula to grab the right one for you is to make sure that the leash is at least the length of your board. The less experience you have, the longer your leash should be. If you’re riding a 7 foot board and still learning to control it, then make sure your leash is at least a foot longer than your board.