Beach Bar, Restaurant & Ocean views!

The surf school is located next to Bar do Guincho. We work as a family! Surf classes combined with a perfect place to eat, drink, relax and enjoy the amazing ocean and coastline views. We have a seating inside and outside on the terraces overlooking the ocean. We can arrange lunches or dinners for small groups or large events. We also have sun loungers, sun umbrellas, toilet and shower facilities plus free WI-FI! Nothing better to finish your day surfing and enjoy a cocktail whilst watching the sun go down.

Friendly, Qualified, multilingual instuctors.

We have a fantastic team of instructors many of whom have been with the Moana surf school family for years! Our instructors are from all over the world and speak various languages. We focus especially on communicating with our students young, old, small groups and large groups. We want you to feel part of the family and apart from learning to surf we want you to be safe, smile, laugh and have 100% fun.

Guincho Beach!

Guincho is a very special and spectacular beach. Long white sandy beach with dunes and amazing coastal views. To the North you can see Cabo do Roca the most western point of mainland Europe. We also have fantastic views of the Sintra National Park. Above all we have the ocean view and a very special light created by the Guincho micro climate and geographical location. Everyone becomes addicted to Guincho!

Surf lessons & More Activities!

We are most of all a surf school but we also provide lots of other activities in the local and area and in the Lisbon area. We are so fortunate to live in area with some many ocean and adventure activities available so we want you to have the option to experience them also. Alex is a waterman and adventure specialist so with years of experience in the area he is ready to help you. Just check our activities page on the site.


Alex grew up in Papua New Guinea and then was fortunate enough to be able to surf and travel all over the world. He has surfed huge waves in Peru, climbed and snowboarded various mountains in Kyrgyzstan amongst many other crazy adventures. Alex has lived in Portugal for sixteen years and now has a his own family apart from the Moana family. He is friendly open minded and lucky to have met so many people form different countries, this helping him to communicate and understand your needs.

Moana Surf School Ready for You!

We really look forward to teaching you to surf and making surf you have a great time with us. Please just feel free to call Alex anytime for information or help about your surfing classes and holiday. Individuals, families, group, events….Alex will be ready to give you all the advice you need and share his knowledge with you to ensure everything goes smoothly. Alex and his team are here for you!

Moana Team

  • Alex

    Hi! Here is a little bit about myself and some photos. Hope to meet you…

  • Gaby

    Gaby is the queen of surf instructors. Amazing with kids and adults always super motivated…

  • Wellington

    Wellington was a pro surfer in Brazil . Well known for his flying aerial surfing…

  • Luca

    Luca has grown up with Moana Surf School. He has now become a great surfe…

  • Xico

    Xico has been part of the Moana family since the beginning. Friendly, patient and always…

  • Vasco

    Vasco is a real local and has grown up at Guincho Beach. He is great…

  • Paula

    Paula looks after all your needs at the surf school. She helps with the wetsuits…

  • Miguel

    Miguel is our photographer. His photos are a perfect way to remember your surfing experience.…

  • Itamar

    Itamar Guimarães is a professional freesurfer e Filmaker from Brazil. He has been surf coaching…

  • Wesley

    Big smile! Big hair! Big Heart! Great person to help you out when you learning…

  • Tiago

    Different waves surfer. Is the one taking care of the website and all things web…