MSL is a surf project started in 2012 in Madeira Island that allows guests, travelers, and surf lovers an opportunity to spend time in a chill environment.

Surf Camps (2)

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Instructors (2)

Abílio Billy Pinto

Ruben Fernandes

Reviews (7)


from Austria, February 2022

"A wonderful week"

An overall wonderful experience if you want to surf & do yoga with great Madeira locals. Can’t recommend enough. 🌞

Karine Bayle

from Spain, December 2021

"Fantastic!! "

The whole stay has been amazing. The island is just a paradise in my eyes, Billy s house is so beautiful, cosy, confortable and clean. The classes by both teachers are just great. Both so Profesional, kind, with a lot of patience, even with beginners 😊You can feel passion for transmission, even such experience. Would definitely recommend and come back if I can.

Anne Jans

from Canada, November 2021

"Cant wait to go back!"

We went to a really cool spot on Madeira only locals know. It was an amazing experience


from Switzerland, October 2021

"unforgettable surf-/yogacamp"

I had a beautiful week at this surf-/yogacamp. The accommodation is a awesome house with an own pool. Everything is clean and you can speak with Billy what you need for the breakfast. It's still place for cooking together at the evening. You can speak with Ruban what kind of yoga you prefer. Our Group was 4 persons at the surfing and Billy is always looking for you to catch the best waves and get better at surfing. He is a really friendly guy and the week was full of laughs.

I still recommend this camp :) it was a pleasure to stayed at that beautiful house and get some new surf-/yoga skills.

Sam Shah

from Great Britain, July 2021

"Fantastic intimate surf coaching experience"

I had a fantastic 4 days with Billy. Made some solid progress with my surfing. He operates a much more intimate experience than other surf camps that I’ve been to, which has some great upsides: like less people to each surf instructor (there was max 3:1 for me and at times it was 1:1) which leads to a much more personalised surfing coaching experience; more flexibility overall and more personalised surf/yoga day planning.

For any beginners like me, Summer is a great time for some smaller waves to learn on.

The yoga with Ruben was also great

There were a few things missing in the house, that I raised with Billy and he was apologetic and worked to fix. It was a pleasant response.

Also, the booksurfcamps MSL page has a Funchal address on it, but the current house open is in Calheta, which is 30min drive away. Lovely location, but out of the city rather than in it/near it. It may be useful for others to know this when booking.

B Greenham

from Great Britain, June 2021

My experience with Madeira surf life was all around a wonderful experience.

Billy taugh the lessons with someone who you can tell loves the sport. I felt I was able to figure out both the board and the wave with his guidance. With over forty years surf experience you are in good hands with him.

A perfect balance to the surfing classes were the yoga sessions. Ruben was a really good teacher and taught with a good balance of challenging the body and relaxation. And being able to do yoga out on the roof terrace made for a fantastic experience.

The accommodation was superb. With its poolside garden and roof top terrace it was easy to soak up the quiet neighbourhood atmosphere. Billy was very informative pointing out local amenities etc. He was a very good host.

I already want to start planning my next Madeira Surf Life experience and stay 👌💜

Sandra Keller

from Switzerland, November 2021

"Feels like family"

Super nice place to stay (clean, new, modern, awesome). Full and healthy fridge and equipped kitchen, the host takes care that I felt home for the days there.

Best about the whole trip was surfing: Billy analyzed my level fast and pushed my skills to the next level. I always felt safe in the water and on the same time always challenged enough. Hi knows the best spots and waves for my level. Really experienced, friendly and down to earth person you want to be in the water for surfing.

Thanks a lot for the great time Billy, will come back for sure!