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Guincho Beach, Cascais, Portugal
Frequently Asked Questions
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Should I have private or group lessons?
I suggest a group class to start with, then we get your feedback and we can make a plan from there.
Younger kids (5-7 years old) and intermediate/advanced surfers I reccommend private lessons for a rapid learning curve and making the most out of time on the water.
Which is the best size surfboard for me?
The most important is to have a board with volume for stability and this will make your learning curve much faster. It’s not all about the lenght of a surf board.
Which is the best time to surf?
We have surf classes all year round. The tide time is the deciding factor in choosing the right surfing conditions for your level. But don’t worry, we will choose the best location in relation to conditions on the day for your safty, surf progress & fun in the water. In general the waves are bigger in winter and smaller in summer.
Is it dangerous? Are the waves very big?
We teach at low tide so its very shallow and waves on the inside are very small to learn. Very safe and user friendly for kids, families & groups.
How long is the surf class?
1,5 hours (90 min) all equipment included. Short safety & theory explanation and then 90% of time in the ocean.
Are we in a group when we learn to surf?
We have group classes & private classes available. Just let us know what you require. If not sure we will help you decide.
How can I book a surf session?
I booked a surf session. What do I have to bring?
Please bring swimwear, a towel, sunscreen, warm clothes and your biggest smile. We will provide the surfboard and wetsuit for you.
In which languages are the surf lessons?
Our international surf instructor team speaks 6 languages: English, German, Portuguese, French, Spanish and Russian.
Can I bring my own surf equipment for the surf lesson?
Sure! We will also advise you if you need to change board or wetsuit.
Which sizes wetsuits do you have available?
We have all the sizes available.
What kind of boards can I rent?
We have a wide range of beginner soft boards and also more advanced boards. Most important is to have a board with volume for stability – this will make your learning curve much faster.
How cold is the water?
The water is about 16 degrees, but can be warmer in summer. But no worries – it is super fine in the wetsuit. In summer you can go for a quick swim in swim suit too.
Where can I put my belongings while surfing?
How can I pass my time while my kids surf?
Can I bring my dog to the beach?
Between the month May and September dogs are not allowed at the beach. But you can relax with your dog having a drink or snack at the “Bar do Guincho” that is located right next to our surf school with beach view.
Are there parking spaces near the surf school?
There is a large parking near the surf school.