Surfing is much more than just standing on the board. You´ll need not only the balance, but also the control - and that can only be achieved with strong basic technical skills. 

At International Surf School we don't just help you stand up on a board - we teach you how to surf. Whether it's a Group Lessons, to Private Lessons or Surf Courses, we have the right lesson to match your ability and improve your surfing.


We have so many amazing beaches to choose from. Each day we assess the local conditions and forecasts to choose the spot for the lessons. With access to the South and West coast and consistent Atlantic swell all year, we aim to find the beach with the best conditions - to make sure you get the best waves.


Our lessons will give you the technique and understanding to really improve your surfing. Our teachers give personal feedback and tailor the lesson, demonstrations, and exercises to help you step up to the next level - whether it's the basics of the take-off or carving out the perfect cutback.


Sagres is an amazing part of the world, blessed with an equally amazing coastline. You'll get to see some of the more spectacular beaches and surrounding areas in the search for the perfect waves. 

All our surf teachers are fully 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 of how to stand up on a surfboard, teach you how to turn, tackle the green waves, and learn to manoeuvre - while focusing on any individual mistakes that you might make .

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Fantastic Time Surfing

The perfect surf school for people of all abilities and ages. Myself and my partner stayed in the surf camp and did a three day course and have already thought about plans to return next year for at least a 5 day course.

The teaching was excellent - the knowledge of the environment was so reassuring due to being mainly local instructors and they also made every lesson fun and enjoyable.

The equipment was top notch and the morale was 10/10.

Although there were cheaper options around, this was definitely worth the money in terms of equipment, getting the best surf (if the waves weren't up to standard in one place, we would move to another), quality of teaching, feeling welcome and knowing some 'secret surf spots' so you get to avoid the crowds! 




The lessons are happening every day. Usually, we leave the surf house around 09:00am but, if needed, we might adapt the schedule to suit the best surf conditions available at the time.

Most of the times the surf lessons take place on wild beaches with no infrastructure so don’t forget your lunch box, some water, and sun protection.