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Future Surfing School

Marina Portimao | Fortaleza de Santa Catarina, Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Portimao 8500, Portugal
+351 918 755 823
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Great learning experience all around

As a beginner surfer, I trained with Eduardo for 4 days during a one week trip. He led a group... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Marie H
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Nice people and cheap rental

Very friendly staff, right up the beach, cheap and good board and wetsuit. Would definitely like to... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
Imke V
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Antwerp, Belgium
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As our name suggests we are focused in the future, in preparing our students for the future, especially on their sports training level but also in their social and environmental training.With us you’ll have the opportunity to learn how to surf or how to use your bodyboard with qualified surf instructors. In a small group we surf every day at various beaches (surf spots) on both coasts. Our teachers are qualified and locals. They are certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS).We teach Having fun (Surf Lesson)in small groups with a maximum of 8 students per teacher. Each surf lesson has a duration of at least 90 minutes in the water and 30 minutes warm up and theory. Surf Day trips include always two surf lessons, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The surf spots are chosen depending on the tide, swell and wind conditions and of course depending your surf skills. Our certified instructors have local knowledge, they drive safely and give you a professional surf briefing on the spot. The surf instructors are always with you in the water, giving you tips and hone your surfing technique.
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Marina Portimao | Fortaleza de Santa Catarina, Praia da Rocha, Portimão, Portimao 8500, Portugal
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a beginner surfer, I trained with Eduardo for 4 days during a one week trip. He led a group visiting the Algarve for yoga and surf. He was both patient and effective in finding us beaches that accommodated our needs while teaching fundamental surf...More

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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff, right up the beach, cheap and good board and wetsuit. Would definitely like to spend more time there.More

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Future S, Manager at Future Surfing School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks for your feedback Imke, As travelers we all are somehow, it´s really important we can share our experiences in order to save time and choose the best options available, making the most out of our journey. Hope you can find that extra time to...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

We travelled recently as a family to Portugal and 4 of us booked some surf lessons for a few of the days we were there. Some bookings were made very apprehensively. However after arriving at the Future Surfing School these disappeared by the second. They...More

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Future S, Manager at Future Surfing School, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Hello there, Thank you so much for your very kind words!! Very often people assume surf coaches have an easy life with just sun shine and happy people around... well that is part of the job fortunately but there is also lots of pains a...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

The Future Surfing School in Portimao is the third surf school that we tried in Portugal and by far the most outstanding one. I was impressed by the professionality of the instructors and the good organization of the school and the lessons. We had 4...More

Thank An K
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Future S, Manager at Future Surfing School, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Hi Aniko, Thanks a lot for your kind words, You were both great Hungarian ambassadors that made teachers life much easier with your motivation and receptiveness!! Hope to see you very soon here or there:) Take care my friend, From sun shining Portugal, Ricardo -...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

These instructors are AWESOME! We were on a family trip - about 8 of us took the lesson. It was honestly the day I feared the most out of the whole vacation having a fear of the ocean and not being the strongest swimmer &...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

I chose this surf-school at random, and could not be more happy with my choice. The instructors are so kind and encouraging, and know exactly how to help you and your specific needs. Everything was so smooth with them, and they are extremely knowledgeable. They...More

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Ricardo g, Owner at Future Surfing School, responded to this reviewResponded 3 November 2017

Hi Noah, thanks for your kind words it's always good to have a nice review but yours attending the wave conditions that were quite unfavorable ( definitely not usual for us in the Algarve) makes us even happier as it's kind of easy to please...More

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Reviewed 6 October 2017

We had a great experience today. We booked a SUP tour at Future Surfing School. The submarine tour. It was very beautiful. We had a great guide, who helped everyone if they were struggeling. We had some waves, so the water was not very clear...More

Thank Katrijn H
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

I've been with Future Surf several times, and am sorry that I haven't written a review before now. I'm a complete novice. I've tried surfing a few times, but I'm just awkward. I still enjoy it; it's fun and it's exercise. The guys are great...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

We booked a one day surfing lesson with my friend. We were begginers, so never tried surfing before. First they picked us up at our hotel and take us to Praia da Rocha, where the equipment was. They gave us a surfing suit and a...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

My 11 year old son had his first surf lesson today with Future Surfing School. We were collected from the hotel and driven to the beach. All the instructors were so kind and encouraging. They work so well as a team, and clearly love what...More

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Shirley B
14 February 2017|
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Response from Future S | Property representative |
Hello Shirley B, We'd suggest Villa Joaninha (if you're looking for a budget place) or Tivoli Marina Portimão. All the best
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