Do you want to learn to surf or improve your surfing technique? At the A-Frame Surf School in Spain we offer surf lessons for all levels. Whether you are an absolute beginner, an intermediate or an advanced surfer, you will find the right surf course to fit your skills, experience and ambitions. Our friendly, certified surf instructors will take your needs into account to get you up and riding fast!
Surf Courses in detail
Dates for your surf class in El Palmar will be arranged individually with you. We are happy to fit around your holiday plans. Of course, we have to take into account waves, weather and tide when making your appointment so the conditons are just right for your lesson. Here you will find everything you need to know about our surf courses.
Prices for group surf lessons
Surf lessons last for 2 hours with all necessary equipment included in the price.
- Days & Times: Daily, times we agree with you flexibly
- Surf levels: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Included: Wetsuit, surfboard
- Group size: Groups of between 2 and 6 students or private 1-to-1 coaching
- Age: We teach from 8 years up -Families and children are welcome
- Location: We teach at Playa El Palmar
Surf Lessons – Languages
Our team is international. Therefore we teach the surf courses in the following languages:
Surfing for Beginners
Do you want to learn to surf? Our beginner courses are all about having fun while mastering the basics and learning about this wonderful new sport. Step by step you will learn the fundamentals of good surfing at your own pace.
First we start with light gliding exercises in waist-high water (white water) to get used to the feeling of being on the board and catching waves. When you have mastered these techniques we can start to practise standing up. This stage also happens in white water.
We only take you out in the waves that are right for your level and that you feel safe in. Once you can confidently and consistently stand up in the whitewater you can move onto catching and riding unbroken “green” waves.
We also teach the following in the surf course for beginners:
- The correct paddling technique
- The right position to lie, sit and stand on the surfboard
- Trimming the board in the wave (to control speed)
- Techniques to help you paddle out with the surfboard (pushing through oncoming waves)
- Responsible behaviour in the water (surf etiquette)
- Starting to surf unbroken waves
Intermediate Surf Classes
This is the real deal! Have you already taken a beginner’s surf course and mastered the pop-up in white water? Then you are ready to take it to the next level with an intermediate surf lesson. In this surf course we paddle out back to surf the breaking green waves. But watch out- The feeling of riding a green wave is like nothing else and really addictive! So that you can safely go surfing without an instructor, this surf course also teaches you how to get to and behave in the line-up, meaning you will be able to surf on your own full of self-confidence in the future.
You will also learn the following in the intermediate surf lessons:
- Taking off on green waves- especially timing and position
- Surfing left or right along the wave
- Trimming and turning the board
- How to position yourself correctly and behave in the line-up
- Paddle out techniques (pushing, diving or rolling through oncoming waves)
- Land and sea-based analysis and feedback
Advanced Surf Coaching
The surf course for advanced surfers is aimed at all those who have already mastered the take-off in the Green Wave, know the rules in line-up and now want to work on their surfing technique. With the help of a video analysis we show your individual strengths and weaknesses and work on taking your surfing to the next level.
Surf Lessons for Kids
We love to teach families who want to learn surfing. We teach children from the age of eight and adults of any age – It’s never too late to try!
With a surf course in Spain the family holiday becomes a special adventure. We provide surf equipment such as wetsuits and surfboards especially made for children for the duration of the course.
With us you don’t have to worry about the waves, we only take you out in safe, suitable conditions. Our surf coaches are all qualified lifesavers and ISA-trained instructors with experience in teaching kids – making sure that safety is as important as having fun (and of course, looking cool!) while learning to surf.
Our Surf Coaches
We attach great importance to the quality and safety of our surf classes. That’s why our international team of surf instructors are well-trained and fully qualified.
All A-Frame surf coaches have achieved the Surf Lifesaver award from SLSGB as well as the International Surfing Association (ISA) Surf Instructor license. These are internationally recognised surf teaching qualifications that meet the highest standards.
So you can just enjoy the class and have fun knowing you are in safe, experienced hands.
The Surf Spot – Surf Lessons in El Palmar
The surf courses take place at the El Palmar beach break. The beach here is a beautiful, pristine and long stretch of sand, unspoilt by development.
A beachbreak means the waves break over sand which is ideal beginners, because there are no obstacles in the water and lots of space to find your wave for relaxed surfing. Advanced surfers will also find fun and challenging waves at this surf spot especially in autumn, winter and early spring.
When is the best time to learn to surf in El Palmar?
It’s always a good time to surf in Spain! Because of the consistent mild temperatures throughout the year you can learn surfing with us at any time.
Andalusia is the sunniest region in Europe, so look forward to bright, warm days. Here in El Palmar the temperature of air and sea is usually still pleasant when it gets uncomfortably cold in Northern Europe.
The waves break here all year round and beginners can learn to surf at any time. For intermediate and advanced surfers we suggest autumn, winter and spring for the best waves. In the table below you can check out when the conditions are best for you: