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Madeira Calhau Surf School
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Madeira Calhau Surf School has its own facilities with changing room and lockers, located on Alagoa black sandy beach in Porto da Cruz and you can take a fresh water shower in the end of the session. The classes last 2 hours and includes all the...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Rua da Praia 23 | Sítio das Casas Próximas, Porto da Cruz, Madeira 9225-050, Portugal
+351 926 189 894
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 12 January 2017

99% of those who start to surf with Calhau Surf School team get up on the board on the 1st lesson. Seriously – saw that with my own eyes. Those who come to improve their skills end up as surf beasts – witnessed that as...More

4  Thank Magdalena C
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 October 2016

CASH ONLY Two instructors for four people. Instruction was good for me and got me standing on larger waves. Didn't work well with my wife, she ended up doing her own thing after 30 minutes. After the lesson they push you to go to a...More

1  Thank Kevin G
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome surf school, and really good service, that goes the extra mile. Me and my friend went, a bit doubtfully at first,we where both very scared, but the coach we had was great, he helped us to overcome the fear of the waves, and in...More

Thank naniira
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The teachers are really experts! In Calhau Surf School is surfing easy and funny. They borrow all equipment for surfing in a perfect condition to you.

Thank Jana O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great class, caught some good 0,5-1m waves. Useful instructions, and nice pictures afterwards to take home!

Thank Mieke89
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

I took a surf class because I wanted to improve my surfing and the instructors really wanted to help me with that: they immediately saw what was wrong with my technique and helped me to change it. I had so much fun again in surfing...More

Thank IngridG1154
Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

Great surfschool where we got a lot of direct feedback in the water. Instructor to student ratio is good so you get a lot of attention. Also liked the spot we drove to. Was a fun and Nice experience with Calhau!

Thank Spiekman
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Great moment spent on the waves with Calhau surf school. Rodolfo and his team are really nice and helpful. We spent 2 hours in the water with one instructor for only 2 or 3 people. It was our first team surfing and we really enjoyed...More

Thank TheFrenchKay
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We have done 2 surf lessons with the very very nice staff. They are all very open, like to talk and spend time to make us feel confortable. The first surf lesson by night and the second one with the sun of Madeira were amazing...More

Thank Julie M
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

This place is the best to learn surfing! The Team is energetic, passionate and very patient. They don’t give up on anybody. The location is also very good. With Calhau Surf School you will become a surfer...at least for 1 sec ;)

Thank Destination731907
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Best surf school I have seen in Portugal and Spain. If you want to learn surfing this is best place to do it. Rodolfo and all his instructors are great and take care of you very well. There is also nice accomodation and good restaurant...More

Thank Vladaxy
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Nice guys of Calhau Surf School... Rodolfo has the lead and he takes care of your approach. The instructions gettin me to the next level... best for beginners like us. Gettin in touch over the website before your stay.

Thank Johannes K
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