Full-day Surfing Beach Adventure in Azores' Sao Miguel
Duration: Whole day (10 hours) Difficulty: Easy
Why we love this tour
Connect with a local surfing instructor to surf Sao Miguel's best waves, experience the most beautiful beaches, and find the tastiest food around.
- Visit one or more of the top beaches with thrilling waves
- Explore Sao Miguel with a local & professional surfing instructor
- Discover beautiful beachfront views & delicious Azorean local cuisine
- Gain new surfing skills at your preferred speed & level
- Great for friends & family
Finding the perfect waves for the perfect surfing day is a lot easier when you've got a local with you. And it's a lot more fun when that local is a surfing instructor passionate about the sport and his home. With this day tour, you'll be in good hands with one of Sao Miguel's best surf guides.
Before the tour begins, your instructor checks the conditions of the most popular beaches, fully preparing for whatever your needs are. After your pickup, he 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.
As you practice new surfing techniques and tricks, your instructor happily answers any questions you may have about the island. Curious why Sao Miguel is known as the "Green Island"? How the endless fields, green valleys, and thick woods of the island evolved? As a quick break between surfing, you can also decide to hop in the car and see some panoramic views!
For the full ten hours, you can choose to take your surfing to intense new levels, or just play around with what you already know. Although you are with a guide, this day is ultimately all yours. You know what you're looking for - our instructor just helps you find it.
A full day of surfing is difficult without a good meal. Perhaps you'd like a plate of delicious Azorean cod, or something traditional like the meaty Cozido das Furnas dish. Whatever you're craving, your instructor will guide you in the right direction. Then it's back to the water for more bottom turns and cutbacks!
Need to know before you go
The exact start time depends on the weather and sea conditions. We usually meet around 9:00 a.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.
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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