Learn to surf at ElementFish surf school, Portugal

Surf school & rental in Portugal

Surf school

The ElementFish surf school on the beach of Ofir, northern Portugal, is ideal for learning to surf.

We offer surfing courses for beginners and advanced surfers. Surf vacationers can easily rent a surfboard and wetsuit.

The ElementFish surf school in Portugal offers surfing courses for beginners and advanced surfers, as well as surf guiding for experienced surfers.

Surf school training standards:

  • Small groupsof max. 7 people
  • Individual careinstead of mass processing
  • Intensive lessons afterISA (International Surfing Association) standards
  • Friendly, motivated, German & English speaking teachers
  • Safety equipment according to the latest guidelines: softboards / Onda wetsuits / helmets
  • Video analysis to improve technology
  • Joy in your own sense of achievement, adrenaline without the pressure to perform
  • Our surf school isMember of the FPS(Federacao Portuguesa de Surf)
  • close cooperation and annualWorkshops with João Macedo from Surfacademia Portugalguarantee the highest training standards from our surf coaches
  • Surf school is overTourism of Portugaland all local institutions legalized

Our surf course price list is per person including a surfboard and suit - but without accommodation in the camp.

The licensed surf coaches speak German and English.

1 day surf course


4 hours

2 day surf course


8 hours

3 day surf course


12 hours

4 day surf course


16 hours

5 day surf course


20 hours

Surf school content

Surf course for beginners

Intensive surfing courses for beginners according to ISA standards.

Our surf courses include professional surfing lessons from experienced, licensed surf coaches (valid Lifesaver certificates + surf instructor license from the International Surfing Federation - ISA or Portuguese Surfing Federation FPS) and of course the surfing equipment. From the first paddling, to the first take-off (attempt to get up) in white water, to the first green wave surfed, everything is possible. 

  • Surf course according to ISA standards
  • Small groups (max. 7 students per teacher)
  • Safety in the sea: self-assessment, assessment of the conditions, behavior in the line-up and towards other water sports enthusiasts
  • Glide, paddle, balance on the board
  • Paddling waves and take-off
  • Surfing white water waves
  • Surfing green waves
  • Video analysis for optimal learning success
  • Theory unit: Basics of surfing, material handling and behavior when dealing safely with nature and the environment
  • Surfboard and wetsuit (new material)

Surfboard rental

Do you already know how to surf and would you like to easily rent a board and neon surfboard while on holiday? No problem, just write us a message or call.


2 hours

1 day


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Surf guiding

For surfers who just want to get out on the water with others without a course, ElementFish offers surfguiding packages! You live with us in the camp and we take you to the best surf spots every day. Top equipment, top spots, top people.


Official cooperation partners

Surf spot “Mole”

Sandy beach behind the pier protected from the north wind; Beach break with right hander for swell >2m. Best at low to medium water levels. (Beginners - Experts) 💦

Surf spot “Camp”

Sandy beach without stones and hardly any currents; Beach break right and left handed. Our main training spot (beginners/intermediate). Best when the water level is full and draining.

The lagoon

Our lagoon for SUPing and chilling, right in front of the garden gate of our surf lodge.

The ElementFish surf lodge

Right at the spots, everything within walking distance 🤙. Who will come with you to the wave check behind the dune?

Surf spot "Estuary"

Sandy beach at the river mouth, without stones. Currents depending on the tide. Runs best when water is flowing. Secret spot (still). Beach break with hollow left and right handed players. (Intermediate - Expert)