Before every lesson I look at the surf forecast and make sure it is safe for first timers. We'll meet at the Black Sand Box office or in the beach, best for the day, at my Van to grab out gear and head out to a secluded area with plenty of great beginner waves. The lesson starts on the sand, where I’ll teach you surf techniques and the important things you need to know to be successful at surfing. I’ll also cover local surf culture and etiquette so that you stay on the right side of your fellow surfers. When ready, we’ll paddle out and spend the rest of our time in the ocean, enjoying the Azorean waves! The START TIME might vary depending on the surf conditions.
Hi I'm João Alves! I'm from São Miguel, Azores. Ocean lover and dedicated to its protection. I'm founder and owner of The Black Sand Box - Azores Surf & Skate School. My connection to the sea began very early, first by sailing at the age of 6 and then surfing at 13. I am an athlete and coach (International Surfing Association Level II coach). I've spent the last five years teaching surfing and training local young people either in sports or an educational aspect. I offer surf lessons for all ages with a professional and dedicated service so that you have fun like never before.
Board & Wetsuit included
The Azores is an amazing and wild place to explore. Around every corner is a beatuiful cove, cliff, beach, and wave to meet. I've grown up here and know the island like the back of my hand. I will share with you the Azores magical secrets!
Black Sand Box (Surf) is licensed by the Government of the Azores as a tourist maritime operator (OMT-16/2018). We have insurances of civil liability and personal accident!