More Than Ten Years of Experience

Be Surf School is more than just a surf school in Portugal. We represent a culture and a lifestyle. Connections between people and nature, people and the ocean and people with each other.

There is something different about starting your life-long surfing adventure with Be Surf School than starting it by yourself or with anyone else.

We are energized by the ocean and the lifestyle that surfing brings. We pass on that knowledge and energy through surfing programs that educate and empower our ‘students’. Into the life that they dream about.

Fun loving, healthy, easy-going, friendly and free.


Our Surf Lessons

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We are dedicated to finding the best, fun and safest waves daily, for the ultimate learn to surf experience. Our beaches are the best to surf in Alentejo, you will learn in waist deep water with easy to ride small waves.

Group Surf Lessons

Come on a learn-to-surf adventure with our Be surf lessons at the best surf school in Vila Nova de Milfontes.

Kids Surf Lessons

Kids (aged 8-10) are able to learn to surf in a fun, exciting and safe environment with our certified surf instructors.

Private Surf Lessons

Learn to surf in no time with our one-to-one lessons with your own professional surf instructor.

Adaptive Surfing Experiences

In partnership with the Portuguese Association of Adapted Surfing (SURFaddict), more precisely with the support of Nuno Vitorino (President / Founder of this association, to point out that he was the pioneer working in this area in Portugal and Europe), we will be able to create at Be Surf adapted surf events and sessions.

Our mission is SURF FOR ALL, in the right to physical activity, in the promotion of quality of life, in social inclusion, in the occupation of free time and in the sport of the Establishments of Public or Private Entities in Vila Nova de Mifontes.

We Also Offer

At the Be Surf School & Shop, we have everything you’ll need for a perfect day at the beach, including surf boards, bikes, stand-up paddle boards, skimboards, board repairs and more.

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    Why Choose Us?

    100% Satisfaction Guarantee - if you don't have fun you get a free lesson so there is absolutely no risk.

    FPS Approved

    Be Surf School is fully licensed by the Portuguese Surfing Federation and 100% compliant with their quality and safety standards.

    Unbeatable Locations

    We run our lessons and courses at some of the most pristine and beautiful beaches in Portugal. Weather and water temperature is great for surfing all year round.

    Experienced Coaches

    We have one of the most balanced team of coaches in Portugal, with a vast and diverse range of experience and skill sets to accommodate for all levels of surfing.

    See What Clients Are Saying

    We are very proud of the services we provide and stand by every experience and product we carry.

    Read our testimonials from our happy customers.

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    Shruti and AdamShruti and Adam
    08:02 12 Oct 22
    We (my husband and I as part of a group) took 4 lessons over a week with BeSurf school in September '22 and had a great time. I'd never surfed before and have some health issues which mean I can struggle with physical activity. Beatriz and Pedro were amazing - they were super supportive and really helpful with tips and making sure we all had a great time. I was only trying surfing because my husband wanted to try it, but I've come away ready to surf again and looking at ways I can do it closer to home. Can't recommend these two enough!
    Julia Schiller-GünterJulia Schiller-Günter
    17:54 10 Oct 22
    Our family took a three day course with Beatriz and we had a wonderful time.☀️ Beatriz is a great teacher with a lot of experience and patience, a lovely person and passionate about what she does. ♥️ It was our first time learning how to surf and we had lots of fun together. We hope to be back soon and continue our surf experience with Beatriz🏄🏼‍♀️, the beautiful ocean 🌊 and Molly 🐶Thank you for this extraordinary holiday adventure! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
    Manuela JankManuela Jank
    15:04 24 Aug 22
    Lovely dream team from Beatrice and sweet Molly! They take you on a journey of surfing 🌊 and make you feel part of the surfing family 🏄
    Marvln UrbanMarvln Urban
    12:51 21 Aug 22
    Great surf lesson with a small group! Felt super safe as beginners and really appreciated that we got a spot on short notice!
    eric tourniereric tournier
    10:23 03 Aug 22
    Nice and friendly, Beatriz is great. She knows the surf spots inside out and is very careful at sea. She is also extremely honest and straightforward and she offers competitive rentals prices. Also, the size of her classes are reasonable which makes for a good experience.
    Sun SalomeSun Salome
    10:49 09 Jun 22
    We visited the shop to rent suits and boards. We got great advices for nearby spots and the staff war very helpful and friendly. Would defenetly go there again :)
    Júlio CordeiroJúlio Cordeiro
    20:40 24 May 22
    Great teacher, great price. Just great!We had two classes here and Beatriz was always great and honest.Furthermore, besides having the best price in town, she also did not take advantage of us and refused to take us on a third day because the weather conditions were not good enough.Fully recommend!
    Katarzyna RadomskaKatarzyna Radomska
    10:34 24 May 22
    If you plan to learn surfing, this is the best place - BeSurf. Beatriz took care about us so great. She was patient and engaged, spreading the surf spirit around. Always with us in the water giving hints and instructions. Despite she is a great instructor, who knows how to teach, she is loveley and helpful person. Good equipment and price. Totally recommended. See you next time Beatrize & Molly :)
    Catarina AlmeidaCatarina Almeida
    16:54 15 May 22
    We had a few lessons with Beatriz last summer and we loved it. She and her team were a lot of fun but also very supportive and motivational during the lessons, which when you are learning something new is so important.The vibe was great, the beach where the lessons toke place is beautiful and all the material is provided by her.I’m pretty sure we will go back.
    Zuzana ZuborovaZuzana Zuborova
    10:55 06 May 22
    ~ it was august ‘21 when I visited Vila nova de Milfontes and took surf classes for the very first time 💫 could not be happier with choosing BeSurf school. felt like home immediately and the energy this little town and this surf school offers was /still is/ undescribable.~ I’d love to say a huuuuge THANK YOU to the @besurfschool team - to every single team member - with Beatriz at upfront. I can’t even describe how lovely it felt to come back and learn from them again. their surf lessons are beyond special & experienced. they made us feel welcomed and explained everything and beyond. they really do make you wanna surf daily and I am grateful for that ✨ the whole team is an amazing group of people who I’ll always want to come back to. felt like home away from home ♥️so if you’re planning on going to portugal to surf - please do not miss them & visit them for some lessons 🏄🏽‍♀️🌊 you will never regret it.THANK YOU 💕🏄🏽‍♀️🌊💫🌸Z&B&P from Slovakia 🇸🇰
    Laura ThielLaura Thiel
    15:39 14 Jan 22
    Beatriz and Pedro were amazing surf coaches. Probably the best ones I've had so far. They were fun and you could feel the good vibes and the love for the ocean every minute. They always have an eye on you, taking care of the group and giving you good advice to get better every day! I had a lot of fun and I'll definitely come back! This trip and these guys made me want to surf even more than I wanted to before! Thanks so much.
    Olivier TaheyOlivier Tahey
    08:34 16 Oct 21
    Beatrice is a very professional teacher who will make time for you. This not to be expected from every surf school. She has a good eye for detail and provide you with great personal feedback. We had a great learning curve and we will come back for sure!
    gabriele merlingabriele merlin
    19:29 13 Oct 21
    Beatriz the instructor it's very funny and passionate about what she's doing she loves staying between the waves and giving advices to the beginners it's a kind person and also pleasured in meeting new people.I suggest to contact her beacuse she knows how to make you enjoy the situation of surfing in the ocean
    Christian BuxotChristian Buxot
    07:51 31 Aug 21
    BeSurf is not just like any surf school in Portugal. Bea and her team are very friendly and highly competent in teaching how to ride the waves, esp for absolute beginners. The material and the service is top quality, and prices very fair. Go there no worries!
    Jack GlickJack Glick
    12:07 26 Aug 21
    Beatriz was an amazing teacher. It was my girlfriend and I's first time surfing and she made us both feel safe and comfortable. She provided the boards and wet suits and met us at the beach for a great 2.5 hour surfing lesson. Her English was great as well and we were able to easily understand all her instructions and lessons. Highly recommend her surf school if you're in Milfontes!
    Francesco PediconiFrancesco Pediconi
    08:15 25 Aug 21
    I took a beginner level class at Beatriz's surf school, and it was amazing! She is a well-experienced and careful teacher, her excellent guide allowed me to enjoy my experience and make quick progress. Furthermore, the location is outstanding. I hope to come back soon!
    André dos SantosAndré dos Santos
    20:41 05 Jun 21
    A instrutora é muito simpática, profissional e sempre preocupada com a nossa segurança. Foi uma experiência divertida.
    Tiago FiúzaTiago Fiúza
    18:43 05 Jun 21
    Para primeira experiência no surf, foi tudo o que podíamos esperar. Boa disposição, dedicação e segurança. A Beatriz e a Carolina foram ambas impecáveis professoras e também ficamos fãs da Molly!
    Marely HarleyMarely Harley
    13:56 05 Jun 21
    BeSurf is an amazing Surfshop & Surfschool in Milfontes!Bea, the owner is incredibly friendly and will go far and beyond to help you find the perfect board. Their surf lessons are great as well.Highly recommend!
    Isabel SantanaIsabel Santana
    12:36 07 Apr 21
    Incrível! Melhor não existe. As aulas são de uma descontração extraordinária. Os instrutores são super queridos e atenciosos, deixam-nos à vontade para aprendermos ao nosso ritmo, sem pressões. Uma das melhores experiências da minha vida!
    Gosto muito, são super atenciosos e super profissionais! São 5 estrelas com as crianças, nas aulas mostraram uma atenção e preocupação incansável com o bem estar da criança na água e fora dela! Adequam as aulas e a forma de ensinar à idade da criança. São muito experientes e profissionais! Recomendo vivamente!
    Martim MendonçaMartim Mendonça
    19:38 30 Mar 21
    Melhor escola de surf! Super atenciosos, uma escola cujo objetivo é realmente ensinar e aperfeiçoar a prática do surf. Deslocação até à praia facilita bastante. Ambiente super descontraído, ótima relação aluno-instrutor.Recomendo a todos aqueles que procuram aprender ou melhorar a sua prática de surf de forma segura, divertida, descontraída e garanto-vos os resultados aparecem.
    Sandra GasparSandra Gaspar
    19:26 30 Mar 21
    Super! Fantástica!Não se pode pedir mais!!! Uma excelente escola de surf aliada a uma equipa MEGA!E claro que a Beatriz faz toda a diferença, a sua simpatia, disponibilidade e amabilidade tornam a experiência ainda mais espetacular!Não deixem de experimentar!
    Carolina CaetanoCarolina Caetano
    19:22 30 Mar 21
    Sempre quis experimentar surf, e quando fui para esta escola e experimentar as aulas, fiquei estupefacta, porque para além de ter aprendido as bases essenciais extremamente bem, diverti-me muito! Obrigada!
    Andreia VitorinoAndreia Vitorino
    19:09 30 Mar 21
    Já há muito tempo estava para me iniciar no surf com a minha filha, decidimos ir para Vila Nova de Milfontes! Ao entrar na vila vimos a Escola Besurf logo à direita!Entramos fomos super bem recebidas, explicar-nos como seriam as aulas, que tipo de equipamento iríamos usar, que por sinal bastante bem cuidado!Tivemos uma semana surf maravilhosa!Graças à Beatriz Cortez e aos seus professores,consegui realizar o meu sonho, aprender a fazer surf e entrar com a minha filha no mar!Este ano vamos voltar com toda a certeza!Aconselho vivamente!
    Ann-Katrin RobrookAnn-Katrin Robrook
    17:10 10 Oct 20
    Beatriz is a very good surf teacher :). Just booked on very short notice and she made it possible to get a private lesson. Can definitely recommend her school. Good price for what you get!
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