International Surf School is a certified Surf School.
We have a certification from FPS-Federação Portuguesa de Surf (Portuguese Surfing Federation), from ICNF-Instituto de Conservação da Natureza e Florestas (Nature Conservation Institute), from the Capitania do Porto de Lagos (Coast Guard) and we operate under the license nº 53/2008 from Turismo de Portugal, I.P. (Portuguese Tourism Institute).
International Surf School is based in Sagres, a place privileged by mother-nature, with coastlines facing both South and West. That is the reason why the area is known for having the highest swell consistency in all Continental Europe.Created in 2001, we are one of the first Surf Schools operating in this region and also one of the founders of the AESCV – Associação de Escolas de Surf da Costa Vicentina (Algarve’s Surf Schools Association in the Natural Park).
Our aim is not just to make you stand on the board. We teach you to surf!
All our surf teachers are certified and very experienced in teaching students from absolute beginners to advanced surfers. They are enthusiastic, patient, and will always try to give you individual feedback according to your personal surfing skill.
They will lead you through the first steps on how to stand up on a surfboard, teach you to turn and as well correct individual mistakes that you, eventually, will make.
The beginner lessons are happening every day, advanced level lessons happen, usually, from Monday to Friday. Usually, we leave the surf house around 09:30 am and come back around 04:30 pm., but, if needed, we might adapt the schedule to the best surf conditions.
The surf lessons last approximately 3 hours a day, and, in order to maximize you surfing skill improvements, we’ll always try to split into two 1,5 h sessions.
Most of the times the surf lessons take place in wild beaches with no infrastructure so don’t forget your lunch box, some water, and sun protection.