Our aim at I surf Portugal Porto Surf School and Surf Camp is to be the best surf school in the North coast of Portugal. We want to give each and all of you the best experience of your lives. Making sure you have fun and learn the essential skills of surfing in a safe environment.

We proud ourselves in being a Portuguese-owned surf school, unlike many schools around Portugal. And as such have a local knowledge like no other and we are always happy to share our culture of beach, food and music with you.

Although we are Portuguese, we have international experience and speak multiple languages. We speak English, German, French, Spanish and obviously Portuguese. We have no issues in translating in different languages to make sure you understand us and get the correct surfing technique.

We are based in Póvoa de Varzim but teach our surf lessons around the beaches of Porto, Póvoa de Varzim, Vila do Conde, Esposende and Ofir. Each morning we check the weather forecast, tide, waves and surf conditions. With our local knowledge we determine which beach is best suited to provide the best experience possible and increase the chances of standing up in your first lesson.

Portugal has the best surf spots in Europe, with 1800 Kms of coast and almost all of them surfable to a certain extend. The North coast of Portugal has some fantastic surf spots. Because they are not internationally famous, many beaches are not crowded when it comes to surfing. This ensures we can teach you in the best conditions and no one is competing for waves.


Póvoa de Varzim is situated 30 km North of Porto. Porto is Portugal's second biggest city (after the capital Lisbon) and has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. 

Póvoa de Varzim is a beach town very popular with Portuguese holidaymakers. In the summer it becomes the go to town - together with Vila do Conde (the neighbouring town) - for beach goers in the North of Portugal. Both cities have a multitude of restaurants, bars, cafés and nightclubs ensuring everyone has a great time.

There is a direct train line taking you from the center of Porto to the center of Póvoa de Varzim and stopping at Vila do Conde on the way. We are also able to pick up groups and corporates from your hotel in Porto to take you to our surf lessons as part as the group packages.