We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Avenida General Norton de Matos 369, Matosinhos 4450-208, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 937 567 092
10:00 - 18:30
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:30

Surfing Life Club is a first school of surf in porto region. We offer a lot...

Surfing Life Club is a first school of surf in porto region. We offer a lot of services in surf school,surfcamp,surf rental and surf tours1 day surf included: pick up 9h accommodation and drop of 17h surf lesons, surf guide south beachs, equipment, 1/2 day surf 4 hours pick up and return

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 19 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 10
  • 0
    Very good
  • 0
  • 0
  • 0
Very helpful, competent school

I've been to the Surfing Life School for the first time in October 2015 and came back in August 2016 - the stuff is supernice, competent and funny. Great school. I recommend to... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2016
Yulia B
Hamburg, Germany
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

19 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 10: English reviews
Hamburg, Germany
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

I've been to the Surfing Life School for the first time in October 2015 and came back in August 2016 - the stuff is supernice, competent and funny. Great school. I recommend to come during the month of October - in August the beach is full of tourist and crowded with little kids having their first surfing lessons - very... More 

Thank Yulia B
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

Extraordinary stay with joey d and his team. The staff took care of us, by showing ideal surfspots,great sights and giving an insight into Portuguese culture and cuisine. They were friendly and always there for us guests. If I am ever in Porto again, surfing life is the place to stay. Would recommend to everybody!!!

Thank Ulysses W
Moscow, Russia
1 review
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Guys thank you very much, you make many efforts to teach to rise on a board, much of course depends on desire of the pupil)) But besides a vocational education to surfing you the excellent company of Friends where harmony of happiness, a positive and fun reigns. together I spent wonderful time, an evening sit-round gathering with you, barbecue, restaurants,... More 

Thank Dmitriy B
Prince Edward Island, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

JD knows his stuff and is great at giving lots of guidance as well as letting you learn and get confident on your own. He always makes it fun! I now feel after just one week surfing with him that I have the confidence to surf on my own. You've inspired me to be part of the surfing lifestyle, thank... More 

Thank ericsylvester
Barcelona, Spain
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Took my brother and his mates surfing for his stag do and Joao and the guys were amazing. Great teachers and full of energy which got a bunch of hung-over lads enthusiastic. I think everyone got up on the boards and it was a great day... nice bar there on an incredibly quiet urban beach. Thanks

Thank RudiBudapest
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

we went to the maceda nature reserve where i took my 13 yr old surfing for the first time,joao the owner and coach was amazing,fun,laid back yet very informative and patient,she was surfing within an hour,we went back on three occasions,the beach was spectacular and the surfing awesome,very cheap too! which helps!would not have been possible without you joao,thank you... More 

1 Thank samaarya
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 August 2014

took my 13 yr old for surf lessons and surfing,joao you were fantastic and enormous value for money we all had an amazing time and have already recommended you to family and friends,the beach was superb and pristine and the lessons fun thank you samir,sheila and most of all sarah london

Thank Samir A
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2014

3 friends and I went for a 1/2 day surf adventure in Matosinhos, a 25 minute or so tram's journey from central Porto. Our instructor was Joao Diago (macedasurfhostel@gmail.com). I cannot commend this surf experience enough. Joao is a great instructor: very encouraging, and as we booked as a group of 4, there were many moments during the 1/2 day... More 

2 Thank Melly_C46
Courbevoie, France
1 review
Reviewed 11 November 2013

Went for an extended weekend in Porto and took the opportunity to go surfing at Matosinhos (25 min from the city center with the metro). The spot works well in the winter and is adapted to pretty much every level from beginners to advanced. I had a great time there, and I would definitely recommend going to Surfing Life Club... More 

Thank 331vincentl
Manzano, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
1 review
Reviewed 28 August 2013

I slept for three nights in "the tube" that is their new sort of bungalow in their big garden, very modern and confortable. During the night we could hear the ocean's waves, it was very relaxing. The surf' spots are very closed to the surf house. The beaches nearby the house are very wild, not full of tourists, only local... More 

Thank 7Roberta7

Travellers who viewed Surfing Life Club also viewed

Matosinhos, Porto District
Matosinhos, Porto District
Matosinhos, Porto District
Matosinhos, Porto District

Been to Surfing Life Club? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Surfing Life Club and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Surfing Life Club staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?