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Surf Milfontes Our History
We feel, therefore, privileged to be inserted in a peaceful location, of genuine people and with a strong spirit of mutual aid. And that is perhaps the reason why we strive daily to involve the local community in projects of which we are part. We speak, for example, of practices to raise awareness and preserve the natural environment.
We also want to promote the interest of young people in the Vila Nova de Milfontes area for a sport that highlights not only the potential of the place where they live, but also motivates new friendships. And, best of all, it encourages the sharing of knowledge and experiences at the same time.
Our team has been surfing for many years and that’s why we can understand that this sport can be interpreted in two different ways:
- A modality that is practiced in an individualistic way
- An activity that is practiced in a team
It is a sport where the difficulties of some may well be overcome through the experience and help of others. We are all a team here and no one is left behind. Never!
Thus, it is crucial that we share with the students the essence behind this sport that involves a very strong technical component. But that’s not all!
One of the things we love most about Surf is that it quickly becomes a lifestyle, where communion with Nature and permanent contact with the Sea teach us to value who we are and where we want to go.
For this purpose, we always try to respect the time of the tide. We chose to schedule most classes for periods of the day that coincide with the low tide and beach areas relatively far from bathers.
This is reflected when they schedule new classes whenever they return to Vila Nova de Milfontes, motivated by the desire to learn more and to show how far they have evolved.
It is important to keep the beaches clean and, therefore, we carry out awareness actions and garbage collection on the beaches in conjunction with the Foz do Mira Association. This entity seeks to assume a differentiating role in the lives of local youth.
Note that the instructors have technical and didactic knowledge that allows the student to evolve quickly and become autonomous at sea. In addition, classes can be taught not only in Portuguese, but also in English, Spanish and German.
This ensures that anyone who visits our village can have the experience of climbing a board for the first time, overcoming the language barrier that often prevents us from trying something new.
The Surf Milfontes Team
These experiences translate into the desire to want to teach anyone who is willing to venture on a board.
What students are saying about us…
“What an experience! I had my first surf lesson with surfmilfotes and it was amazing. The teachers are very professional and careful and thanks to them I could stand up on the board! I strongly recommend this experience and for sure surfmilfontes is the perfect school to choose (I’m talking as beginner).”
“Thank you very much for great experience! This was for the first time to surf and I enjoyed so much, that would like to try again. I appreciate all of your serious lessons and funny talk, I could learn a lot. I felt absolute safe in the sea with you guys. My holiday became something special, which I will remember for looooong time!”
“Wow! Surf Milfontes is top notch. Antonio and his team were super helpful, professional and fun to hang out with. All the equipment (wetsuit and board) we’re comfortable and high quality. The beach is perfect for beginners and intermediate surfers with a nice long sandy bottom and medium sized waves. I felt like I was in good hands the whole time. Tons of fun and lots of learning. Thanks Antonio!”
“All of the people working here are super friendly and honestly want you to have a great day in the water! They help you as many times as they can, challenge you when you’re ready for it and give you tips and feedback and make it fun! They make sure everyone has a good day and leaves with a smile. Loved surfing here and again guys: thank you so much!!”
“Very good surf school and rental. Very nice and professional team, we had 3 days lessons with adults and kids and it was really good. Antonio is very available on WhatsApp which is really nice to organise the sessions. And also very flexible. Praia do malhao is reallly good essentially at low tide but the lessons are always around that time. I definitely recommend!”
“Great experience!! Surfmilfontes is an excellent surf school with very profesional instructors. My 3 sons received surf lessons wirh them. They have very different levels but they all had a really good experience with them. We are waiting to come back very soon. Thanks a lot.”
“The first time I was taking surfing lessons at Surfmilfontes was already in 2017 and it was so nice that I had to come back this year. And I can’t wait to come back as soon as possible. Everyone was very nice and I look forward to seeing them again. Thanks to all the teachers, I learned a lot about surfing, they are very patient and answer every question detailed. Since my first surfing lesson I love surfing and I’m really thankful to everybody who taught me how to surf! I can only recommend Surfmilfontes!”