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Azores Surf Center

Open today: 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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Let's go surfin' now, everybody's learnin' how...

What a great way to finish our vacation? The Azores Surf Centre at Santa Barbara beach is a great... read more

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Graham C
This place is excellent to learn or to intesify your surf skills

I totally can recommend this place. Santa Barbara Beach with the black sand still has quite places... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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The Azores Surf Center is a surf school located on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. We provide surf lessons, surf equipment hire, surf house accommodation and are here to help with any of your surfing needs!
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En1-1a, Ribeira Grande, Sao Miguel 9600-501, Portugal
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Reviewed today

What a great way to finish our vacation? The Azores Surf Centre at Santa Barbara beach is a great little company with fantastic, pleasant and professional instructors! We showed up for our lesson at low tide (having NEVER surfed before). Josee and her time quickly...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I totally can recommend this place. Santa Barbara Beach with the black sand still has quite places and the sea is not so crowed with surfers. So it is also perfect for beginners. Furthermore you have a quite nice place the Tuka Tula Bar near...More

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Josephine S, Proprietário at Azores Surf Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review. We agree, it´s a beautiful beach :-)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't recommend enough Azores Surf Center. I arrived with an eager, novice, family of five, and we left surfing fanatics. Ricardo and Josie were thoughtful, communicative, and organized. Francisco combined serious onshore instruction with in-the-water "just do it" coaching. He cared about the result...More

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Josephine S, Proprietário at Azores Surf Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review. We are glad you enjoyed your experiance with us and hope you keep up the surfing!

Reviewed August 15, 2018 via mobile

We are two beginners who started surfing at Santa Barbara and we visited once the Acores Surf Center. We got boards that were way too small for us and it was too expensive. 20€ for a board and a wetsuit for two hours when you...More

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Josephine S, Proprietário at Azores Surf Center, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are sorry if you felt the boards you rented were not suitable, we always try our best to make sure everyone gets the right board for their needs, ultimately it is up to the client to decide if the board is suitable for them...More

Reviewed June 27, 2018

Our teenagers (14 and 17) surfed every day of our holidays with Josie, Ricardo and mostly Francisco. The groups were small and the instructors made sure that they chose the beach with the best waves for that day's group. Everyone was very helpful no matter...More

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Josephine S, Gestor at Azores Surf Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thanks Kathie, it was a pleasure meeting you and your family and it is great to hear that they enjoyed the lessons. Best regards from all of the team here!

Reviewed June 10, 2018

My sister and I took two lessons with Azores Surf Center during our stay on Sao Miguel. Josie, Ricardo, and Francisco were all so friendly, professional, and fun! We took s lesson each with Josie and Francisco and they were both incredible teachers. We also...More

Thank decorusluna
Josephine S, Proprietário at Azores Surf Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Thank you so much for the review. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your stay on the island. Best wishes from us all!

Reviewed June 5, 2018

I only took two surfing lessons but i learned more from these two than all the ones i did anywhere else! Great surfing teachers !!! Shame i didnt have the time to take more lessons. Thank you!

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Josephine S, Proprietário at Azores Surf Center, responded to this reviewResponded June 6, 2018

Glad you enjoyed our teaching so much! You´ll just have to come back again ;-)

Reviewed May 14, 2018

We took only one lesson with Josie and Francisco in Sao Roque, where they teach the beginners and loved our time with them an their group. They are really enthusiastic and incredibly friendly, so if you don't already love surfing, theirs is the way to...More

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Josephine S, Proprietário at Azores Surf Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

Glad that you enjoyed your lesson with us. Keep up the surfing!

Reviewed April 25, 2018

I took 5 lessons in April with Josie, Ricardo and Cisco and it has been the best time so far I’ve had in a surf school. The coaching was perfect. Every instructor was very friendly and motivating and all really focussed on your individual level...More

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Josephine S, Proprietário at Azores Surf Center, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2018

We are waiting for your return! Thank you for the great feedback :-)

Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Booked 5 lessons to improve on surfing and we did, thanks to Josi, Ricardo and Dan. Good wetsuits and boards and good lessons on improving techniques. Always concerned about wave conditions for our level and looking for the right spot. We had a great time...More

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Josephine S, Proprietário at Azores Surf Center, responded to this reviewResponded April 22, 2018

Thank you for reviewing us, we are glad you all enjoyed your lessons, you were a lovely family and great fun to teach!

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