Learn to surf in Alentejo, Portugal.

Surfing is a good way to connect yourself with mother nature. While teaching you this ancient sport, we take care that you enjoy it, feeling entertained and amused, so you are learning with plenty of fun. We do not mass-process you with unnecessary warm ups during the surf-lessons.

We like to invite you to stay in our Hike & Surf Lodge while you enjoy your stay in Vila Nova de Milfontes. Sourrounded by a beautiful nature reservoir, our spot has much more than just good surfing conditions. We are teachers who take care about your process, adjusted to your own personal flow and speed so you can find your momentum in the water with ease.

Why us?

We are professionals

With more then 12 years of teaching experience, we are the only legal surf school you'll find in this region. Our surf school and surf monitors got credentials by the Portuguese Surf Federation.

We are located in a natural park

Quality matters. We offer excellent waves for all levels. As we are in a natural park, you'll find beautiful beaches, wich aren't crowded - wich is also for your safety.

Personal Teaching

Our average ratio of persons is around 8 persons per session, wich is not overloaded. As we hold our groups small, we are able to provide more personalized lessons.

What you get.

Activity in the sun

Next to our main-activity surfing - we've got plenty of options for you: Cycling, Stand up paddling, Fishing, Yogasessions, or you can just hike through the great nature ressort wich surrounds us.

Good surfing conditions

Initial wave formation (determines the quality and size of the ground swell that will hit the spot) and the local conditions at our spots are perfect for beginners. But also experienced surfers will get fun.


We love what we do. Permaculture is a philosophy of working with, rather than against nature. Our way of living creates culture.

We are certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS)

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Your stay in Vila Nova de Milfontes

The Surf & Hike Lodge is located in the center of the town, next to our surfschool and in reach of a 12-minute walk from the beach. Some rooms feature access to shared bathroom facilities, while others have their own bathroom. The guest house features a shared lounge area with sofas and a flat-screen TV, which accesses a balcony with a view. Guests are welcome to cook their own meals in the full communal kitchen at their disposal. Alternatively, various restaurants and cafés are available within a 5-minute walk.

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Impressions from our place.

Read what our past guests have said about us

Your feedback means the world to us, it's how we improve our level of service. Read some testimonials and critics from booking.com and facebook and feel free to share your experience if you've stayed with us before.


Great Experience. Excellent teachers who know what they are doing. Very good price-performance-index. I highly recommend surfmilfontes.com

Vera Blankenship (Germany)


This excellent surf school is able to differentiate itself from other surf schools. Whereas most Portuguese surf schools teach how to be a surfer, Surfmilfontes Surf School teaches its students how to surf.

Gil Pic

Hike & Surf Lodge

Very friendly hosts. Nice Hotelroom. Good internetconnection. Very central.

Christoph (Germany)


Great instructors with a great mindset at a great location!

Joanita Vivero

Hike & Surf Lodge

Although we only stayed one night, we felt deeply comfortable and enjoyed staying at Hike & Surf Lodge. The room was very spacious, bright and we even had a little balcony. We had a shared bathroom which was very clean. There was nothing to complain, all went perfectly well. The owner recommended us the best place to eat and it was absolutely worth it :-) !

Kathrin Anne (Spain)


Wonderful instructors, who were brilliant with children and adults alike.

Katy Hardacre

Hike & Surf Lodge

It's a new hostel with very nice staff. It is fully equipped and well organized. There are a lot of things like the grill, glasses for wine etc which is not common in hostels. I also liked the design - the hostel just looks pretty.

Agnieszka (Poland)


Excelente! very personal atmosphere... made by portuguese instructors. Keep on like this!

Stefan Iser

Hike & Surf Lodge

Nice people. A great resource for the Rotan Vicentina. I had the double room with shares bath. The room was bright and cheery and tastefully decorated. Everything was very clean and new. Nice upcyle use of pallets for furniture.

Arlene (Zürich, Switzerland)