About us

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.


Price List (per person)

1 lesson 3 lessons 5 lessons
Group lesson 40€ 115€ 180€
Individual lesson 120€ 340€ 560€
Group private lesson (2 to 4 people) 75€ 215€ 355€

- the price includes the wetsuit, leash and a surfboard.

Equipment Rental

1 day 3 days 5 days 10 days
Surfboards 25€ 70€ 115€ 230€
Bodyboards & Swimfins 15€ 40€ 65€ 120€
Wetsuit 10€ 25€ 40€ 75€

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 Level I and II.


Longboard Project

Dancing along the boards in the Atlantic?

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 (info@saltlips.com).

We also offer special weeks of surfing, Salt Lips Surfcamp, for more info please check the surf camp website.

Upcoming weeks:
Reopening March 30, 2024