Half-day of Surfing Around Sao Miguel, Azores
Duration: 5 hours Easy Tailor-made experience
Why we love this tour
Discover the best waves in Sao Miguel with a local instructor who knows exactly where to find the island's top surfing spots.
- Catch waves on Sao Miguel's best beaches
- Travel around the island with a local & professional surfing instructor
- Find the best Azorean local cuisine
- Gain new surfing skills at your preferred speed & level
- Great for all levels of surfers
With booming waves, the island of Sao Miguel seems to have been made for surfers. But every day, there's always that one perfect surfing spot. This adventure connects you with a local surfing instructor (acting as your personal guide) who knows exactly where to go and when to find the ideal waves for your skill level. All you need to do is have your swimsuit and sunscreen ready!
After he's picked you up, your instructor chats with you to make sure he understands your expectations, your experience, and if you'd like to spend time at multiple beaches to see more of the area. He then drives you to a beach best suited for you and provides all necessary equipment. You will than continue to the selected surfing spot for the day. The sea-time starts with a theory lesson depending on your skill level, followed by the great surfing fun you came for. With our visitors, we usually spend 2-3 hours on the water, depending on their fitness level
Moving around Sao Miguel with a local also means learning about the island's culture and evolution while getting many tips about places to visit. Sao Miguel is the largest island of the Azores archipelago, so there's plenty to explore - like the protected landscape of the Sete Cidades Lake, one of the Seven Natural Wonders of Portugal!
You'll most likely want to grab some lunch in-between your surfing. Looking for the most delicious Azorean cuisine on the island? From fresh seafood to Cozida - a meaty dish specific to Sao Miguel prepared by digging a hole in the ground near the famous caldeiras (hot geysers) of Furnas - your instructor knows just where to take you.
After your surfing experience, you will have learned new surfing moves and techniques, and will know and understand the island much more than before. It's a cultural, splashy adventure that you simply can't get without a local who loves sharing his world with travelers.
Need to know before you go
You can usually choose a morning or afternoon start time. However, exact start times depend on the weather and sea conditions.
The morning start time is usually around 9:00 a.m., and the afternoon start time is usually 1:00 p.m.
The minimum age to join these lessons is 10.
The maximum number of people per group is 7.
What to bring: Swimsuit, towel, sun protection, snacks.
This experience is available year-round, with the water temperature between 15º to 17º in the winter and 20º to 24º in the summer. We provide winter wetsuits November-April, and summer wetsuits May-October.
Our instructors are certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation.
We usually spend 2-3 hours on the water depending on your fitness level and expectations.
Your booking will become valid after we receive your payment and send you a confirmation email.
Cancellations can be done up to 24 hours before the trip with 100% reimbursement.
For later cancellations, there is no compensation. On rare occasions, the tour may need to be postponed due to bad weather. In these circumstances, we will offer you alternative dates or we will refund you 100% of the paid amount.
Pickup at hotel or the agreed-upon location.
Provided bySanta Barbara Surf School
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