We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Madeira Calhau Surf School
Booking unavailable on TripAdvisor

Want other options you can book now?
All photos (64)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent95%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
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
Improve This Listing
Reviews (155)
Filter reviews
99 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews great waves excellent teachers learning how professional instructors hotel restaurant step by step lots of fun vila bela taking pictures different levels these guys lesson session beginners rodolfo classes wetsuits
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 99 reviews
Reviewed today via mobile

Calhau surf school is the best school we have visited so far. We spent there 16 lessons total. Very easy going, awesome and expertised instructors! Their team is good to help catch waves for each level from beginner to intermediate and interested for your improvement....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank markov360
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spent a week in Porto da Cruz for surfing with the family. The whole family was surfing and we just loved it. Really good staff teaching with passion and lot of fun. We can warmly recommend both the surfing school and the hotel. Thanks, we...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Bebbe13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the surfschool / surf camp for 12 days. Cheap package for accomadation and surf lessons. Excellent instructors that really care about you and your improvement in surfing. I highly recommend it.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Xavier D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice surfing school for surfers of all ages and levels of experience. The instructors were professional and friendly. We will certainly go back! Thank you Rudolfo & team.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PiaNL13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was the second time I joined a five day training at calhau surfschool. The school is very professional giving great tips to improve surfing for beginner and intermediate surfers, with a lot of personal attention, and everything in a relaxed atmosphere. I will be...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank PJDV2019
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went surfing for the first time and expected it to be really difficult. But Rudolfo and the instructors made it possible for me to stand on the board the second day, which was amazing. The location, hotel, food, weather, people were all very nice...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Adriaan B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great week, couldn’t have chosen a better surf school to improve and learn. We always found a beach with waves. Good instruction in the water and good board allocation for each surfers skill level. After the session there’s a post surf analysis in...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank RupertE1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Having surfed a few times already but willing to improve, I joined a surf lesson for a day and was not disappointed. The location was nice and the waves did not keep anyone waiting, as they were many and regular. Although the group was large...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leonardo H
Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

Rodolfo and his team were really accomodating and helpful with my three young kids. My 7 year old daughter most enjoyed the teaching by Paula, she kept saying how nice she was even days after the surfing.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bris02
Reviewed 15 October 2018 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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank naniira
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 158 nearby hotels
Rural Sanroque
18 reviews
2.57 km away
Enotel Golf Santo da Serra
442 reviews
5.51 km away
PortoBay Serra Golf
419 reviews
5.78 km away
Hotel O Colmo
139 reviews
6.06 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,347 nearby restaurants
Snack Bar A Pipa
447 reviews
.05 km away
Restaurante Vila Bela
194 reviews
.08 km away
Snack Bar Piscinas
68 reviews
.05 km away
Restaurante Praca do Engenho
137 reviews
.03 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 594 nearby attractions
Quinta do Riacho
501 reviews
4.65 km away
Engenhos do Norte
149 reviews
.30 km away
Parque Ribeira Primeira
46 reviews
4.68 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Madeira Calhau Surf School staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines