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Surf Lessons

Come and join us surfing in one of the most beautiful and sunniest places in Portugal. Whether you’re a beginner looking for an introduction to surfing, an intermediate wanting to ride waves more confidently or an advanced surfer looking to improve your technique, we have a lesson for everyone.

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We offer
all levels

Enjoy surfing whatever your skill level; beginner, intermediate or advanced.

We offer private and group classes

From lessons to courses, one to one lessons and group lessons; we’ll tailor the perfect experience to suit you.

Transport to the beaches

Meeting at the Surf Shop, you will be taken either to the South or West coast depending on the conditions for your surf lesson. 

All equipment

Surfboard and wetsuit are included into the surf lesson price.

Portugal’s Algarve is home to multiple beaches and here at Jah Shaka Surf Shop,  in collaboration with the local surf schools, take full advantage of the two stunning Portuguese coastlines. With beautiful sands, crystal clear waters and of course, sunshine like no other, the surf lessons in the Algarve are a must-try. Whether you’re looking for private surf lessons in The Algarve, or an entire surf course with a group of equally minded surfers, you will get the best coaches, the best equipment and most importantly, access to the very best beaches in this amazing country.

What surf class do you want?

We offer individual lessons and group lessons suited to your ability,
so whether you’re a beginner, intermediate or an advanced surfer, you’ll have a lesson tailored to suit.


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We tailor to
all levels




We know every surfer’s different, which is why we offer a range of surf lessons. From beginner to Intermediate and of course, for our more avid surfers, Advanced. As previously mentioned, all the surf lessons can be enjoyed privately or via group lessons, depending on your own preference. Here at Jah Shaka Surf Shop, we do our utmost to provide as personalised a service as possible, to ensure you get the very best lessons available.


  • Group lessons are suited to beginner and intermediate surfers; Whether you’re a total beginner or you’ve been surfing for some time, the class will be tailored to your skill level.
  • You’ll learn about ocean currents, types of waves, how to stand up, basic turns and more.
  • To offer the best learning experience, the group lessons are a maximum of 8 surfers per instructor.
  • Group lessons last 2-3 hours with a wetsuit and a surfboard included, as well as transport to and from the beach from our surf shop in Lagos.


  • Private surf lessons are for beginners and intermediates.
  • Private surf lessons are fully adapted to your needs allowing you to progress faster under the watchful eye of one dedicated instructor.
  • We can tailor the two hour lesson to your needs. You can choose to focus on green wave riding, paddling techniques, duck diving – absolutely anything.
  • All equipment is provided, as well as transport to and from the beach from our surf shop in Lagos.



  • Kids surf lessons are for ages 06 – 15 years old.
  • All kids group lessons are 1 to 6 kids maximum to ensure they learn in a safe environment. Following ISA rules and in addition to that, all teachers are lifeguards.
  • All lessons include 1.5 hours of surf lesson, transport to and from the beach can be provided.
  • Games to warm up to make the learning experience fun, teaching balance techniques and basic guidelines.
  • Each child taking part will also enjoy the use of all equipment from surfboards to wetsuit and lycra etc. while they learn about their favourite new sport on the best waves we can find.

Group Pricing


Number of Days Price
1 day 60€ Book
2 days 120€ Book
3 days 165€ Book
4 days 220€ Book
5 days 250€ Book

Private Pricing

Private Lessons price
Individual from 150€ Book
Max. of 3 persons 1 Day 2 Day
Individual 120€ 230€ Book
Group 2-3 ppl (price p/person) 90€ 170€ Book

Kid Pricing

Number of Days Low Season High Season
1 day 55€ 60€ Book
2 days 110€ 120€ Book
3 days 159€ 171€ Book
4 days 212€ 228€ Book
5 days 247.50€ 270€ Book
Adult joining the group 55€ / day 60€ / day Book
Beach transport from our shop 45€ Book
1 day beach transport 25€ Book


Whats Included

  • Transfer to and from the beach with the best conditions on the day for the group.
  • Equipment; board, wetsuit and rash vest.
  • 2.5 hours lessons.
  • Maximum of 6-8 surfers per instructor.
  • 10% discount on any products at the Jah Shaka Surf shop (Offer not available on selected technical products, rentals and other activities).

Product Times

  • Surf lessons pick up in our shop in Lagos are from 8:45am to 9:30 am.
  • Returning times can be from 3pm to 5pm due to tides.

What To Bring

  • Towel, swimwear, suncream, big smile and good attitude.
  • Snacks and water.


  • You must know how to swim. Kids & adults.
  • All year around courses except on 25th of December and 1rst of January.
  • Bookings should be done at least 24h before the day you want to go surfing, in our shop or online.
  • Lessons are normally in English, but we do also offer Portuguese, German and French speaking. Please mention this option when you book the activity.
  • Children under 16 years can enrol in kids surf lessons instead. Please check kids surf lessons.
  • 10% discount on any products at the Jah Shaka Surf shop ( Offer not available on selected technical products, rentals and other activities ).

Terms & Conditions

All tours are subjected to our Terms & Conditions Please read carefully before booking.

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