Surf classes in Rio de Janeiro while learning Portuguese – Portuguese & Surf

brazilian portuguese and surfing class

Course Description

Make the most of your stay in Rio de Janeiro and study Portuguese with Caminhos whilst learning how to surf! We’ll take you to Arpoador, one of the best surf-spots in Brazil to teach you how to surf, or to improve your surfing skills.

Arpoador (which literally means the harpoon thrower) is famous to surf enthusiasts because of the WSL championship competition that is held there every year. It is also a popular local hangout spot for surfing Cariocas.

The surfing instructor will encourage students to speak Portuguese whilst they catch the waves, giving you the chance to practice the language in a completely different context.

Each week you will have 20 hours of Portuguese Group Classes (09:00-13:00 Mon – Fri) and 4.5 hours of Surfing classes (1.5 hours of Surf class 3x a week).

The Portuguese & Surfing option, is a popular choice for the more sporty students – so get ready for some waves!

  • Download your level test here (complete beginners do not need to do a level test).
  • Let us know if you are a native Latin speaker.
  • You can start Group Classes any Monday of the year.
  • If you are a complete beginner, you should start at the beginning of A1 or L (see  Calendar) otherwise buy additional private classes

You can download Caminhos Curriculum here.

Meet the Portuguese Teachers

Survival Rio Course Highlights

  • 4 hours of Portuguese group classes per day, Monday to Friday (20 hours per week).
  • 3 sessions of surfing instruction (the days depend on the waves and weather conditions, 1.5 hours sessions).
  • Small class size.
  • Free after-class activities every day
  • The opportunity to make friends with people from across the globe
  • Your fee supports Mais Caminhos – our social programme; helping Brazilian kids in need
Price

from R$975 per week

20 hours of group classes a week


4.5 hours of surf class a week


Monday to Friday


Private surf classes


Our Reviews on TripAdvisor

  • star rating  I really enjoyed studying at Caminhos ,you can really feel the difference very fast and start to Speak Portuguese from the first 2 weeks.It is a professional course and... read more

    avatar thumb Mohamad A
    October 6, 2021
  • star rating  I had the best experience with 2 teachers, Lennon and Marcela
    It was always fun, learning by music and samba,
    and i really improved my portuguese
    I... read more

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    August 24, 2021
  • star rating  I had the best experience with 2 teachers, Lennon and Marcela
    It was always fun, learning by music and samba,
    and i really improved my portuguese
    I... read more

    avatar thumb Shira Y
    August 24, 2021
  • star rating  I absolutely loved everything about studying at Caminhos! I studied with Lennon and Jean and learnt so much in the classes, they were really informative and fun. I now do... read more

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    August 20, 2021
  • star rating  I absolutely loved everything about studying at Caminhos! I studied with Lennon and Jean and learnt so much in the classes, they were really informative and fun. I now do... read more

    avatar thumb Anna S
    August 20, 2021
  • star rating  This school is an absolutely fantastic place to learn Portuguese if you are in Rio. Their attention to their students is excellent and they provide a wonderful environment for learning.... read more

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    August 17, 2021
  • star rating  This school is an absolutely fantastic place to learn Portuguese if you are in Rio. Their attention to their students is excellent and they provide a wonderful environment for learning.... read more

    avatar thumb J C
    August 17, 2021
  • star rating  I'm very happy that I decided to take portuguese classes in Caminhos, even if it was only for one week. I learned the basics and I could understand and communicate... read more

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    August 14, 2021
  • star rating  I'm very happy that I decided to take portuguese classes in Caminhos, even if it was only for one week. I learned the basics and I could understand and communicate... read more

    avatar thumb anthi g
    August 14, 2021
  • star rating  extremely nice and helpful staff and professors. Can only recommend. I had a year course and was able to speak after only 3 months and also they are very... read more

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    August 7, 2021
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