You want to learn to surf and decided to go all the way to Portugal because somebody told you Portugal has the best surfing in continental Europe.

Where to fly in Portugal? North- Porto? Center-Lisbon? Or Algarve-Faro? In the summertime, surf condition is more consistent in the Algarve, in the west Algarve to be more accurate.

And once in the west Algarve, go to Carrapateira, the surf capital of the west Algarve at the heart of the Costa Vicentina natural park.

That’s where the amado surfcamp and surf school is based. Carrapateira has two fantastic beaches with surf. The best beach for learning to surf in Portugal is Praia do Amado. The amado surfcamp has a surfcamp about 2 km from Carrapateira in a natural setting with tents and bungalows. It also two surfcamps in Sagres with rooms.

Don’t be afraid if you are an absolute beginner. Most of our clients are beginners too, about 70% of them. All our instructors are certified and know how to teach you in full safety. The school has adequate liability insurance.

Clients who have never surfed before when they arrive, usually stand up on the board at the end of day 1 in the broken waves or whitewater. At the end of day 5, they usually surf unbroken waves.

Don’t you think that surfing is not for girls, 50% of our clients nowadays are girls!

Don’t you think you are too old or too fat to learn to surf!

The only thing we ask from you is to be 8 years old at least and be with an adult if you are underage, and to be in good health.
You will love it, and you will return to the amado surfcamp year after year, a “serial client”.