Gecko Surf School
Let us share our passion with you. Come and join us for the magic surf in the Caparica waves or let's paddle out together on a glassy still surface and maybe pay a visit to that secret hidden beach with our SUP boards. Let's meet up on the yoga mat and share some invigorating yet relaxing moments together. We love the ocean and we love the coast of Caparica. Our home. Where the sunsets make your heart melt. Where there is space for everyone, be it in the friendly line to up or on the many wild vast
- Kids Surf
- Beginner Surf
- Private Surf
- Getting There
- Due to changing tides exact surf lesson start times are not decided until the week of your lesson.
- After you book we will contact you the week of your lesson to tell you your lessons start time.
We offer lessons for kids aged 6-12. Each lesson is up to 2 hours per day and include Surfboard, Wetsuit and Insurance. We ask that parents are close by. We pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the beach. Safety and fun are our main priorities.
Our lessons are 2 hours per day and include Surfboard & Wetsuit. We pick you up from your accommodation and take you to the beach. Student ratio is 1:6 The beginner's lessons are taught in waist deep water. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch 'green' (unbroken) waves. Kids lessons are available at this level
Our lessons are 2 hours per day and include Surfboard, Wetsuit and Insurance. Student ratio is 1:1 The beginner's lessons are taught in waist deep water. You will learn everything from standing techniques to turning and finally paddling outside and learning how to catch 'green' (unbroken) waves. Kids lessons are available at this level
Prices from 01 April to 30 November
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|Kids Surf Lessons||€40||€80||€90||€120||€150|
|Beginner Surf Lessons||€40||€80||€90||€120||€150|
|Private Surf Lessons
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- We pick you up from your accommodation
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How were the surf lessons?
It was a great place for us to start with out surf classes. The beach offered a good environment with steady waves, allowing us to get a great practice on our first day of surfing. The teacher picked us up from a convenient place. We got good personal feedback during the class, which was in a small setting, so there was a lot of interaction with the teacher possible to learn how to surf. He gave good explanations on how to do it, and helped us catching our first waves. Because we wanted to go for lunch afterwards, he dropped us in town with some tips for good places to eat. I highly recommend the Gecko surf school.
Surf conditions in Lisbon:
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Downtown Lisbon city itself does not have a beach and walking around siteseeing you may be oblivious to the fact that dozens of beautiful white sandy surf beaches are only a 5 minute car drive away (Or 4 train stops!)
The surrounding beaches pick up all the swells the Atlantic have to offer making it one of the most consistent surf destinations in the World.
The area has a good selection for all standards. Closest to the city would be Caxias & Santo Amaro de Oeiras. Caxias is a beautiful beach that on its day can produce perfect lefthander barrels. Oeiras is more of a winter wave and is one of the best waves in Portugal.
Next stop is Carcavelos, probably Portugal's most famous wave. Its one of the best beach breaks in Europe and regularly hosts National competitions. It suits all standards, a perfect place to learn and a great place to score some fast beach barrels with multiple peaks along the 1km stretch of beach.
There are many other spots along the coastline that runs from Lisbon out to Estoril & Cascais. Long boarders will love Sao Pedro and short boarders will thrive on spots like Poca and Sao Joao. Then on the other side of Cascais there is the stunning long white sandy Guincho beach, one of Portugal's most consistent surf spots, usually best in the morning as it can be exposed to afternoon onshore winds.
Across the river Tejo in Setubal, a 20 minute drive away, is the less crowded Costa de Caparica. Perfect for beginner/intermediates as the man made jetties create nice consistent waves. The beach stretches for 30kms and all of it is surfable!
Lisbon is also a great base to explore other regions. The surf mecca of Ericeira is only 35 minutes drive away and 1 hour north is Peniche, host of the WSL World Tour every October.
Come Surf Lisbon with us...
- A small deposit is required to secure your booking.
- Your balance is due when you arrive at the beach.
- To cancel go to the MyAccount section and log in or register and you can cancel from within your account.
- Your deposit is non refundable but can be used for the same property/surf school within one year of your original booking.
What happens if the surf school cancel the Surf Lessons?
In the rare occasion that conditions do not allow for the surf lesson to go ahead you will be given a full refund.
Debit/Credit cards are not accepted on site – cash only.
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