The Black Sand Box project in Azores, São Miguel, was born to foster a healthy lifestyle in the local community through sport.
We offer surf and skate lessons for all ages, provide surf equipment rental, organize events, competitions, demonstrations and social action activities. We offer a professional and dedicated service so that you have fun like never before.
Associated with surf tourism, we offer a local accommodation, ideal for those looking for a complete package of accommodation + surfing lessons in the Azores – Salt Lips Surfcamp.
Founder & Surf Instructor
Local Surf Pro João was born and raised in São Miguel Island. His work shows passion and dedication to life by the ocean. He is an athlete, coach (ISA level II and IPDJ surfing grou I) and judge (FPS and ISA). João has spent the last five years teaching surfing and training local youngsters.
Originally from Germany, Erik has spent half of his life by the sea, surfing and lifeguarding the busy point breaks in eastern Australia. After leaving OZ and moving to Porto (Portugal), his love for surfing brought him finally to São Miguel, where now his home is. The ocean and the mountains are his passion. He is a surfer, coach, wanderer, photograph and a part-time architect.
Born in Torres Vedras, he began bodyboarding and bodysurfing in the beaches of Santa Cruz and Figueria da Foz. After moving to Sao Miguel Island, he has been working as a guide and runs a hostel. Inspired by one of his guests, Fred got into surfing. Nowadays he is sharing his knowledge with others who are willing to try their strength in surfing.
Coming from snowy winters spent in the mountains skiing and cross country skiing, a former biathlete fell into surfing in Costa Rica. After doing her surf instructor licence in Spain, she came back to the island to share her knowledge in the water as well as helping you to warm up and strengthen your body on the shore.
Our local surf guide knows the waters of São Miguel like no one else. Growing up on the west coast of the island he has dedicated his life to the ocean. If you are not sure of where is the best place to stay in the lineup and want to catch more waves, he is the right person that will guide you and help you make the most of your session.
Price List (per person)
|1 lesson||3 lessons||5 lessons|
|Group private lesson (2 to 4 people)||60€||170€||280€|
- the price includes the wetsuit, leash and a surfboard.
|1 day||3 days||5 days||10 days|
|Bodyboards & Swimfins||15€||40€||65€||120€|
Duration and Location of the lessons
- the duration of the lesson is 1h30. The time and location might vary as we want to provide you the best conditions. We will confirm the details of the lesson the day before.
Certification and insurance
- Black Sand Box (Surf) is a company licensed by the Regional Government of the Azores as a tourist maritime operator (OMT-16/2018).
- We have insurances of civil liability and personal accident so that you’re always covered (included in the value of the classes).
- The surf coaches are accredited by ISA with the level II course and IPDJ surfing grou I.
- 10% discount on surf lessons for Wayzor Rent a Car clients.
The loose attitude, slower and more purposeful movements, longboarding is a cruiser way of surfing. For the enthusiasts of smoothness and elegance we guide you on how to glide and walk with grace.
We can help you refine your style and technique from cross-stepping and long drawn lines, to fancy footwork with the toes on the nose.
Our accomodation is located only 15 minutes walk from Milicias beach in Ponta Delgada, south shore of S. Miguel Island, in the Azores archipelago.
The house consists of seven rooms each with private bathroom and one double or two single beds, shared living room, kitchen and dining room. You can also enjoy the sun between surf in a garden or take a swim in a swimming pool.
Nearby you can find stores, bars and restaurants.
Rosto de Cão, Livramento
Estr. Regional da Ribeira Grande 1088
9500-702 Ponta Delgada
For Reservations click here (firstname.lastname@example.org).
We also offer special weeks of surfing, Salt Lips Surfcamp, for more info
please check the surf camp website.
Reopening April 2023