The Surf Experience

The Surf Experience is an original European surf tour and surf school company all wrapped in one. They offer surf holiday mixed with yoga and other activities.

Videos 1

Surf Camps 14

Instructors 8

Millie Wilkins

Millie grew up landlocked but Cornwall has been home for the last few years. She stopped off at Surf Ex during a road trip and by the time she made it home, she was pretty much booking her flight back out for the season. She learned to surf in St Agnes when she was 15 years old. Millie has been working as an instructor in Portugal for a year and a half.

Mark Windsor

Mark Windsor was from Cornwall and he came to Lagos on a surf holiday and came again a few times and decided the sun and heat are better than the clouds and cold.

Sarah Hardie

Sarah Hardie was from Swansea, South Wales. She had a surf holiday here in Lagos back in 2012, and she thought ten days just was not enough. Sarah learned to surf at Llangennith beach when she was 18 years old. She has been working as an instructor in Portugal for three years.

Sophie Everard

Sophie Everard is a fitness instructor, lifestyle expert, Roxy ambassador, free-surfer, and adventure-nut. She is the host for The Surf Experience.


Rui is a surf instructor for The Surf Experience.


Igor has always been fascinated by big words, freedom, and goodness especially. What does it mean to be free and be a good person? He now knows that while the answer to those two questions cannot be known but must be felt, the questioning itself is a powerful force that gives his life meaning and direction. Being able to question life without anxiety opens him to meet the experience with a child’s curiosity and keeps him present.


Jenny did her first meditation retreat when she was 22 and she understood that she was not alone in her pain, that she was ultimately responsible for her own happiness. Many years later, she has chewed, swallowed, and occasionally spit out many teachings and ideas but she is still fascinated by what, why, and how she does it and what happens next.


Aaron is a surf coach.

Reviews 10

Gary Waters

from United Kingdom, October 2018

"Can't wait to go back and do it all again"

I loved everything to be honest. Every single member of staff were always happy and helpful. I stayed in the main house and would do this again. The house was filled with laughter and fun from morning to night. I met so many awesome people there. The surf lessons were great, especially as I was a total beginner. Even other guest, with more experience, were happy to help and encourage you. I only arrived back yesterday and I'm already planning my next trip out to see everyone again. I would highly recommend this camp to everyone.

Wolfgang Sowitsch

from Austria, September 2018

"Great experience"

The beach was amazing

The overall mood of the people


from United Kingdom, October 2018

Overall atmosphere in the surfcamp, relation between participants, hostel staff and instructors - you could feel really comfortable and relaxed

Lisanne Hoen

from Portugal, September 2018

"Thank you"

I had a great time, during the day surf lessons with delicious lunch and a nice group and enthusiastic motivated instructors. in the evening there was often a dinner on the roof terrace, such as paella or BBQ, other days we went to the city to eat something with the group. I am very grateful for this week

Zoë Inderwisch

from Netherlands, August 2018

"The real deal"

The people were natural. They could be understanding or just frank, silly or serious, but at any time I felt part of something real.

Enes Karatas

from Switzerland, September 2018

""The Experience""

As soon as I arrived I felt rather welcome. The instructors, the people were just great! And I absolutely loved the food from Rachel and I am going to cook it at home 😝 If you need to just shut down and have a great time, go for it 👌🏼

Testimonials 2

Na Ima

The Surf Experience Facebook page

Best surfing experience ever! Two years have gone by and I still can't stop talking about it. The instructors, the food, the partying, everything was totally wicked. Can't wait to be back!

Harry Sowerby United Kingdom

The Surf Experience Facebook page

If you do one thing, just go and enjoy a week or more with the Surf Experience Crew. To much fun.

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