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E.N. 268, 8650 Sagres

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).

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.

  • 1998: Life-Guard certified by ISN

  • 1999: Surf & Bodyboard teacher course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing

  • 2000: Surf judge course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing

  • 2000/01: Surf instructor for Clube do Mar (Sea Club) from Sagres

  • 2001: International Surf School founder

  • 2001-2008: Surf Instructor for International Surf School Portugal

  • 2008: Founder of International Surf School Brazil Project

  • 2012: Founder of International Surf School Morocco Project

  • Country: Portugal

CEO

RUI DUARTE

  • 1997: Surf judge course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing

  • 2002: Surf & Bodyboard teacher course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing

  • 2002: Surf Instructor for International Surf School Sagres

  • 2012: Head Coach for International Surf School Sagres

  • 2013: Head Coach for International Surf School Morocco

  • Country: Portugal

HEAD COACH

VITOR HUGO

  • 1997: Oceanography in Univali University -Itajai E.S Brazil

  • 1998: Life-Guard certified by the Brazilian Rescue Department

  • 2003: Surf & Bodyboard teacher course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing

  • 2003: Surf Instructor for International Surf School Sagres

  • Country: Brazil

INSTRUCTOR

RAFAEL POLAK

  • 2004: Surf & Bodyboard teacher course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing

  • 2004: Freelancer Surf Instructor

  • 2004: Graduation in sports

  • 2005: Swim teacher in Feira Viva

  • 2005: Personal trainer and cardio-fitness expert in Feira Viva

  • 2006: Sports teacher in Portuguese public school

  • 2013: Surf teacher in WaterMark Esmoriz

  • 2014: Surf teacher in International Surf School Sagres

  • 2016: Surf judge course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing

  • Country: Portugal

INSTRUCTOR

CARLOS PARDAL