OUR MOST EPIC MOMENTS

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ABOUT US

We, that’s two schoolmates from Berlin, started in running Surf & Yoga Retreats (Karma Surf Retreat) in 2012. As passionate surfers that really like to share what we love, we acquired local and international teaching licenses, started our own surf school in 2015 and started to provide surfing lessons with our local partners for our Yoga & Surf Retreat at Algarve and Lisbon area.

At Karma Surf School we follow a holistic concept of QUALITY, SKILLS, DETAILS and PASSION for what you LOVE doing most - TEACH SURFING.

Last but not least, we just love to put smiles on peoples faces.

OUR SURF SCHOOL

Our fully legally and by FPS acknowledged surf school already successfully operates for years making clients happy.

Being a mobile surf school we hold licences to teach surfing at various beaches along the south and west coast of Cascais (Lisbon area) and south-west Algarve around Sagres.

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SURF INSTRUCTORS

All surf instructors are passionate about surfing and experienced in teaching how to surf. They are fully licensed (FPS, ISA, ASI), including beach life-saver certificate.

They have profound knowledge of the local area and will only give beginners lessons in suitable surf conditions - like waist deep water and small and easy broken waves (whitewater) perfect for progressing and having fun enjoying the sun, beach and waves.

WHY LEARN TO SURF WITH US?

SAFETY's FIRST

We follow and teach all necessary safety precautions. All teachers are fully qualified (FPS/ISA) and hold ocean-lifesaver license.

FUN

Its all about fun, love for the ocean and a good laugh in good company. Surfing is fun all the way and you'll enjoy every minute of it for sure!

QUALITY

Small groups and student-teacher ratio of max. 4:1 ensure high quality surfing lessons with maximum individual attention.

PASSION

Because we just love surfing and being in the water, we put all our passion into teaching you. You will feel the difference!

TEAM ALGARVE

FOUNDER & BOOKINGS

Sabine

Sabine takes care of the organization and is handling the bookings. Living in the Algarve for almost 20 years and married to a surfer, she knows her way around and is passionate and happy to help you finding the perfect surf and suitable surf lesson for your abilities.

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FOUNDER & SURF GUIDE

Jamie

With almost 20 years’ experience surfing here in the Western Algarve, Jamie knows all the possibilities to maximise your surfing experience with us, luckily with this Western Algarve peninsular that we have here, almost always you can (if you know where to look) find great waves. Local Knowledge is everything…….see ya out there!

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WANNA LEARN TO SURF AT ALGARVE?

Every surf instructor is fully qualified and eager to teach you surfing.

TEAM LISBON AREA

Head Coach

Joao Conde

Joao teaches lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers. As a FPS Level 2 instructor, he is the headcoach running the surf school. He grew up at this stretch of coastline but did not leave a chance to explore surfing spots of all Portugal as well as worldwide, make friends around the globe.

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Miguel Borges

Miguel is a Guide and teacher at heart. While his real passion is Mountain Biking, he enjoys waves just as much. As a licensed FPS surf instructor with life saver certificate he is one of the best to teach you surfing and show you the beauty of Cascais coastline.

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WANNA LEARN TO SURF IN LISBON AREA?

Every surf instructor is fully qualified and eager to have a session with you.

THE FOUNDATION

FOUNDER & SURF GUIDE

Timo Janitzki

Timo teaches lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced surfers. He spent most of his live at the Portuguese Coast knowing every stretch of it. He is happy to show you his favourite surf spots around Lisbon.

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Jens Kielmann

Jens discovered surfing only with 30 years of age but is passionate about it ever since. He loves teaching, is ISA and FPS certified and an experienced surf guide having surfed the area for over 10 years by now. Overall he is patient, fun to be with and capable showing you some nice local places to hang out, relax or have a delicious meal.

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