the school

Come to Escola de Vela da Lagoa, relax and leave all the worries behind.

Situated on the north shore of the beautifull Óbidos lagoon, between Foz do Arelho and Nadadouro villages, the Escola de Vela da Lagoa sailing school provides, since 1997, perfect and safe conditions for learning and enjoying Windsurf, Catamaran, Kitesurf, Optimist, Stand UpPaddleboard and Canoeing.
Every year, more and more people of all ages, are discovering the pleasures and benefits of sailing with us.

You can learn comfortably with one of our instructors, or, if you already have experience, you can rent the gear and sail all by yourself. Take a chance, you won’t regret it!

Escola de Vela da Lagoa is constructed from wood and is graced with a wonderful view over the lagoon. It also has a restaurant, a shop, storage and a repair room. Accompanied by the purest sounds of nature and warm people to welcome you, this is the place to visit!

  Wind, water and lovely landscapes …

 Come on, bring your family and friends, we are waiting for you! – Oeste / Portugal


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  • All
  • Courses
  • Groups Lessons
  • Private Lessons
  • Renting
  • Team Building



A taste of happiness

A taste of happiness
In summertime, drink a cold beverage on the porch. During winter, enjoy a hot chocolate by the fireplace. Cosy and with a diverse menu, the Escola de Vela da Lagoa bar is the ideal place to relax after a day filled with activities. Light meals, fruits milkshakes and juices are the perfect way to enjoy the day. Catch up with your friends and share the experiences of the day or read a book, surrounded by the wonderful landscapes of Lagoa de Óbidos. When the sun starts to set, the red tones light up the sky and you’ll feel the urge to return again.

“For isn’t the mark of true happiness the desire to do it all again?”.


Mi casa és su casa

Mi casa és su casa
If you are visiting the region and haven’t decided yet where to stay, Escola de Vela da Lagoa is glad to help with that task. We have partnerships with several hotel units and houses for rent. Well accommodated, you can take advantage of our activities and enjoy all the region has to offer.

It’s a pleasure having you with us!

Gear storage and repair

Escola de Vela da Lagoa has repair facilities so that your gear is always in top condition. And because there is no need to always carry it around, you can leave your boat, board, sails and all the materials with us! We assure you that it will always be kept in the best condition.

Second Hand Material

Coming soon !!

In the meantime, what are you looking for ??


We have a suggestion for you.
Suprise a friend or a relative with a gift certificate from Escola de Vela da Lagoa and they’ll be delighted! This certificate is valid both for classes and gear rental. Unforgettable moments are assured to the receiver of this gift. To purchase, or for more information about this service please contact us via e-mail or telephone.

Telephone: 00351 262 978 592 / 00351 962 568 005



  • Diogo Dabadie

    Instrutor de kitesurf, windsurf, optimist e catamaran

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  • Isabel Dabadie

    ...and the rest 🙂

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  • Juliana Oliveira

    Windsurf, SUP and Canoe instructor

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    A alimentar o mundo com um sorriso na boca 🙂

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    Instrutor de windsurf, optimist e catamaran

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  • Philippe Dabadie

    B.E.V.C.H (Brevet d'Etat de Voile et Croisiere Habitable), IKO, FPV

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  • Yann Dabadie


    Instrutor de kitesurf, windsurf, catamaran, canoagem e sup. Na escola de vela da lagoa desde sempre

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