FilSurf School is a licensed business and permitted surf school. We maintain the operation requirements of the Portuguese Surf Federation, Turismo de Portugal, I.P. (Portugal Tourism), The Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e da Biodiversidade, I.P. – ICNB (Institute for Nature Conservation and Biodiversity) and Capitania do Porto de Lagos (Captaincy of the Port of Lagos).

During the weekends FilSurf provides lessons for local kids and teenagers, who are interested to learn first steps of Surf/Longboard or who already do surf and wants to improve technique and to participate in surf competitions.



Our team of certified instructors will teach essential fundamentals and will work with your kids individually on their surfing technique to ensure that they learn to surf the correct way, without creating “bad habits”.

Beginners start with the basics of water safety, board handling, positioning, paddling, stand up and wave selection. Kids’ safety is before everything! The site is determined by our instructors to optimize kids’ safety, fun and learning experience.

Intermediate surfers can benefit from advanced lessons from our instructors on bottom turns, top turns, cut-backs, barrel riding, reading swell directions, conditions, surfing etiquette and more!



Get some tips for picking the right equipment. It’s very easy to purchase the wrong surfboard. Many people do exactly that. The wrong surfboard for training can make your investment a waste of money. The professional advice of our instructors will help you to pick the right board for your kids’ level.

For advanced surfers we offer competitions lessons where kids can learn contest strategy and try it on the practice competing in the local national competitions during FilSurf lessons.

Filsurf School General Information 2011

Every Saturday at 10:00am FilSurf School is providing departures from the Lagos’ Sailing Club (Clube de Vela de Lagos) to the south or west coast depending on wind and swells conditions.

  • Age: from 6 years
  • Group max: 8 students with one instructor

Important to bring: Surfers need to bring an appropriate waterproof and sweat proof sun filter. Come already wearing your swimsuit and bring a towel, sunglasses, hat and dry and warm clothing to change after surf lesson. We recommend sunscreen of SPF 30-50. Bring your surfboard and wetsuit, healthy lunch, snacks and a drink. Pocket money if needed, as most of the beaches have a beach bar.

Lesson's program

  • 10:00 pick up in Lagos’ Sailing Club (Clube de Vela de Lagos)
  • 10:00-11:00 arriving to the beach (it can take 10 to 40 minutes drive to get to the beach)
  • 11:00-12:30 first lesson (warm-up, theory, and practice in the water with the instructor)*
  • 12:30-14:00 lunch (students bring with them to the beach)
  • 14:00-15:30 second lesson (theory and free surf)*
  • 17:00 back to Lagos **
* Duration of the lessons depends on the weather & ocean conditions
** Students can arrive back to Lagos earlier or later than it is mentioned in the program depending on the distance to the beach where the lesson is taking place and the duration of the lesson

What Is Included In A Kids Academy Lesson?

  • Max 8 students per session per instructor;
  • Transfer to the beach and back; (*info)
  • It is forbidden to eat and drink inside the van.
  • It is forbidden to enter the van with wet wetsuits or boots.
  • The students should leave their personal belongings tidily and safely within the van.
  • 2 surf sessions 1,5 h each including beach surf instruction (i.e. theory, stretching, getting familiar with your board, safety rules) and instruction in the water;
  • Surfboard, wetsuit and leash first 3 months, rash guard;
  • Professional tips and the exciting trip.


To participate in competitions it is necessary to apply for FPS (Portuguese Surf Federation) sport insurance. New students to apply, please download, fill-in and bring following documents:

  • FPS (Portuguese Surf Federation) Registration Form (download here);
  • Medical approval;
  • 1 Photo;
  • Copy of the passport;
  • Copy of the passport of one of the parents;
  • Residence permit for the foreigners;
  • 12€ (10€ annual insurance payment and 2€ payment for the FPS plastic card).

If you already have your FPS sport insurance plastic card from the last year, please bring the card and 10€ annual insurance payment.


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