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SurfMilfontes started as a project aimed at kids and teenagers living in Vila Nova de Milfontes, back in 2003. It is the 1st surf school in town and one of the most ancient in the south-west Alentejo, standing out for introducing a sport, that at the time, was poorly known among the villagers.
It’s a privilege to be part of such a peaceful town, filled with genuine people who are always ready to help around. Therefore, we try to engage the local community into some practices that intend to raise awareness and interest towards the preservation of the natural environment. We also attempt to catch the attention of children and teens who live around for a sport that not only enlightens the potential of this region but also urges new friendships and encourages the exchange of knowledge and experiences.
SurfMilfontes believes that diversity is an intrinsic characteristic of any sport. Thus we always arrange our classes so that any student can fit into them, regardless of their level of experience.
Indeed, Surf can be perceived in two different ways: or as a sport practised alone, or as an activity practised in team, where the experience and help of others can achieve challenging situations for some. Therefore, sharing the thrust behind such sport among students is highly important, because apart from including a thorough set of techniques, Surf easily becomes a lifestyle, where the communion with Nature and the permanent feeling of the Sea teach us valuing who we are and figuring out where we want to get.
Ensuring the SAFETY of our students is the first thing to take into account while scheduling our lessons, which is one of the most important aspects to gain the trust and appreciation of our students. For this purpose, most of the classes take place during low tide and in areas of the beach away from the majority of sunbathers.
Alongside safety there’s FUN: we want to see students enjoying themselves and taking advantage of an incredible experience, filled with adrenaline and unforgettable moments, while at the same time start becoming autonomous in the sea by improving their technique and analysis skills.
From beginner to advanced, students always tend to SHARE EXPERIENCES, even those that are not even related to surf show us different realities and tell us stories that bring new ideas and teach us something new.
However, it is not possible to achieve something without HARD WORK. For this reason, we tend to be thorough in every activity and it’s absolutely rewarding to feel that our students recognise the quality of our work, to the extent of booking new lessons every time they visit Vila Nova de Milfontes, eager to learn more and show us what they can already do in the water.
Furthermore, since the very beginning, we tend to develop an educational approach towards SUSTAINABILITY, knowing that our passion for the Ocean cannot be confined to the hours we spend in the water. It is highly important to keep the beaches clean, and that is why we organise campaigns of awareness and garbage collection at the beach, alongside Associação Foz do Mira, an Association that tends to undertake a differentiating role in the lives of local teens.
Our classes provide the possibility of include not only people who already are acquainted with Surf, but also those who have never had such opportunity. Above all, SurfMilfontes wants to provide exceptional experiences, capable of giving back smiles and creating unforgettable memories. It should be noted that instructors have a technical and didactic knowledge, which allows students to progress quickly and acquire the right skills to become autonomous in the Sea. Moreover, classes can be taught, apart from Portuguese, in English, Spanish and German.
More than a school, SurfMilfontes is a family, filled with people who have a strong connection with the town and gather two common characteristics: passion for the Sea and a willingness to share experiences that, ultimately, can be translated in the desire to teach any person who’s interested in venturing into the World of Surfing.
Our instructors engaged into the sport while they were still kids and have been taking an active role in SurfMilfontes, first as students and now as teachers, being accredited by the Portuguese Surfing Federation.
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!”
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