Salty – Madeira Water Activities is a surf school that works in Madeira Island. We work all over the Island so we can find the best surf spots for your surfing level.
Beginners surf lessons can be done in a few surf spots all over Madeira Island. There are 4 beginners surf spots that we use for our surf lessons.
In all the beginners surf spots you will find black sand. The sand is black because it is from volcanic origin Island.
The beginners surf spots in Madeira Island are located in: Porto da Cruz, Machico or Seixal.
Porto da Cruz:
– Alagoa beach – Small beach with a mix between small rocks and dark sand but some times we have a full sandy beach.
– Maiata beach – This is the one of the biggest beach with sand in our Island. Some time it get’s also a mix between rocks and sand.
– There is a sand mixed with some rocsk in Machico perfect to have beginners surf lesson but these wave works with a south swell and just works time to time.
– Just by the harbour in Seixal we have a sand beach perfect to go for a first surf lesson on the north coast of Madeira
All these waves are the only places that are suitable for a beginners surf lessons in Madeira Island. Depending on the weather and swell (waves) forecast we move from one to other spot so we can get you to the better one on your surf lesson with us.
Our beginners surf lessons are more then only surfing. The important part for us is that you can enjoy your surf session and know a little bit more abou our culture.
Keep it Salty! Salty – Madeira Water Activities.
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Photo taken in Porto da Cruz Beach
Surf trip to Indonesia…
Enjoy some pictures 😉
What to say about the Indonesia surf trip?
I think it all started with a little project call Salty – Madeira Water Activities, a dream of passing to others the joy and the impact that the ocean had in all my life.
Thanks to Salty and everyone that join our Surf, SUP and Bodyboard school… with all of you i could manage to travel on my dream trip to Indonesia!
“It all started with long hours in airoports and planes, Emirates make it feel confortable and fast! Arrived to Jakarta direct to the hotel and I had my very first Bintang with my friend João Mealha.
Next day Padang were we meet the hole crew and the captain Gonçalo Ruivo, i was pumped to start the action on the next day on board of Melaleuca.
It was 11 days surfing here and there all over the dream land Mentawai, surfed lot of waves during the boat trip but one just got to the hole crew as the best of it. We surfed Greenbush all by ourselves. Two hours of overhead waves and good vibes made it the surf of the trip!
Second round was on Lancers Right for 8 days in a 10 steps walk to the water and a 2 minutes paddle to the peak. It was magic!
Surfed HT’S everyday and even got a walk across the rain forest to King Fisher camp on Lancer’s left for a good surf session with Aiken aka Supersonic and Couto. The road there was something out of a Nathional Geografic mag, the local comunity that we met along the road were so simple and beautiful that i felt at home!
On the end 3.30h of boat to catch the fast ferry on another 3h back to Padang. Next day a 37 h trip back to Madeira Island.
It was an amazing trip, surf everyday and made new friends. Gonçalo “the Captain”; João Mealha “Borboleta”; Miguel Fortes; Filipe; Angelo “Supersonic”; Henrique “pescador”; Mouzinho “the coutch”; João Mendonça “boquinha de ouro”; Tomás Couto; Manu “zuca”. Thanks you guys for all, the time and the knowledge that you shared with me!
Special thanks to my girlfriend that make it all possible everyday!
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Surf and Stand up Paddle in Madeira Island with Salty Madeira.
The day started early just like every simple live adicted waterman. Predictions of light wind on the morning and some waves for a fun surf class later on the day i just pack all gear an hit the road to meet with Alexandra and her little Noa in Camara de Lobos.
The plan was simple: pure fun and a good time on the Madeira south coast!
I arrived, took all gear off and they appeared. Little Noa was supper excited to heat the water for the first class of the day, a Stand Up Paddle tour to the water fall and the “cave”.
After 45 minutes paddling with the amazing view of Camara de Lobos and Cabo Girão, we were there ;). Took some time to enjoy all the beauty of these place . Paddle back to Camara de Lobos bay with some light winds to end our morning activity. When we arrived i was impressed, got to remember that Noa is 8 years old and she did it like everyone else.
After everyone ready we went for some lunch! “Just up the hill we have a few good restaurants and when you are with Salty remember that you are no longer a tourist for us you are a part of the family and we always want the best for those that we care. So as always we thake you to the perfect and local places were you can embrace the local comunity.” Espetada with fried corn cubes and some salad”, the perfect traditional dish for a local.
Second round was a surf class in Porto da Cruz in the North East of Madeira Island, but this time we had the company of another two members of the family Chico an Gui join us for the surfing session.
Meeting point in the Alagoa Beach Restaurant. Some waves with some wind but perfect for another two hours in the water.
We got the gear up and went in to ride some good waves and it was amazing. Alexandra and Noa were riding wave after wave and the time pass by Noa hit the beach to play with Chico and Gui and Alexandra got a few more waves. After it was time for Chico to do one wave!
After this amazing day we went to the Alagoa Beach Restaurant for the Madeira famous and our favourite fisherman style poncha. A local drink made from sugar cane rum lemon peale and some sugar. Perfect end of the day in a good company 🙂
Thank you Alexandra and Noa for the time that you spended with us! It was a pleasure to meet you and don’f forget: Keep it Salty!
Aline and Milena , came for the first time to madeira Island with there family for vacations and it turn into a Surfing Holidays in Madeira Island.
We had the pleasure of meeting the whole family during the days that we had together in Porto da Cruz. This two girls were charging it, wave after wave like there was no tomorow.
They definitely had fun with Salty – Madeira Water Activities.
“But the most important rule of the school and us was having fun and that’s what we always had, definitely!” – Aline, in tripadvisor
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