If there will be someone asking me about where to get the professional surf school along with one of the best country to start at, then Portugal is on the third number of my recommendation after Indonesia and Spain.
There are reasons why many travelers who are interesting about to start their own professional surfing coach through a surf school located at Portugal. and some are:
1. 1977, a year where Portugal held its first national surfing competition
Can you imagine have long has it been after its first national surfing competition? Even years before that, surfing have been rapidly growing even though it was so much difficult before the Carnation Revolution was occurred. Later on, Portugal was getting opened up to the tourism world that still involving in the surfing until today.
So, if you want to start getting to know about the history of surf school in Portugal, there are more years and country events to identify.
But it will at least means a thing to me and you, surfing have been a common thing in Portugal since years ago and to start learning your own surf adventure, then you have came to the right place. It is full of history as well as the professional surf lessons to enrich your mind. Anyway, the first national surfing competition was at Ericeira. No wonder this surfing spot is so much popular for the surfers in the world as well as the good place for a surf school.
2. Many surf schools in Portugal have got the professional instructors that understand English very well
One of the common obstacle in traveling is the language barrier. So does, when you are choosing a surf school in Portugal as where you are going to start learning riding the waves. The instructors may have got more than enough experiences and certifications, but do they know how to teach the new beginner surfers through English as it is an international language we have been using for decades?
Today, I think that it won’t be an issue at all since there are also some or even many surf school operated by the foreigners from the english country and have been trained their staff professionally in speaking as well. You can even found a surf school that most of the instructors are coming from UK or USA and Australia.
3. The crowds are small to ensure that you are focusing on your surf school’s lessons in Portugal
If there will be countries with a huge coastline, then Portugal is one of them. It has nearly 1,800 kilometers of it. To be honest, it is truly the wider and longer coastline I have ever heard. And there is one thing about that which is, there must be beaches at everywhere.
The more beach options for travelers, the less you can find the crowds. And then, it seems that you are even possible to experience the surf school training at (feels like) private beaches in Portugal. You know it will helps you focus on the lessons as well as to get rid off the sounds that won’t help you on the surfboard.
4. More times to book the surf school in Portugal
When it comes to traveling especially for surfing, season is very important. Summer is always the better than the others even though you can always learn surfing anytime you could. The best thing about booking a surf school Portugal is you can almost doing it all days for the whole year.
It is because some important parts for surfing in Portugal have almost 300 sunny days in average. No wonder there are more people are keep on coming since surfing seems to be a traveling idea that is not truly depending on the season.
So do when we are interesting to start the surf school training in Portugal, we have more time options to choose. Everyday is a sunny day in Portugal.
5. Learning to surf in clean beaches
Some days ago before writing this post, Gizmodo published an article called as “Ocean Bacteria Colonize Your Skin After Just 10 Minutes of Swimming.” What the sea really is, millions of bacteria and organisms. We can’t really deny that. Even, for some bad contaminated beaches, people have been stop to fantasizing about the beach, the sea and the ocean of being refreshing.
But this hopefully could change your faith in those since Portugal is home to some of the Europe’s most cleanest nature. There are even dozens of the beaches in Portugal awarded for their water quality, sustainable tourism, safety and general environmental responsibility. You are here to stay healthy as well through surfing and you have nothing to worry about the beaches you are going to conquer.