International Surf School

International Surf School is one of the first schools in the region and also one of the founders of the Algarve’s Surf Schools Association in the Natural Park.

Instructors 4

Rui Duarte

Rui became a lifeguard certified by ISN in 1998. He took a surf and bodyboard teacher course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing in 1999 and a surf judge course which is also certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing in 2000. Afterward, he became a surf instructor for surf instructor for Clube do Mar (Sea Club) from Sagres. In 2001, Rui founded International Surf School and became a surf instructor for International Surf School Portugal until 2008. He later founded International Surf School Brazil Project in 2008 and International Surf School Morocco Project in 2012.

Vitor Hugo

In 1997, Vitor took the surf judge course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing. In 2002, he completed the surf and bodyboard teacher course in 2002 and became a surf instructor for International Surf School Sagres in the same year. Vitor became the head coach for International Surf School Sagres in 2012 and he has been the head coach for International Surf School Morocco since 2013.

Rafael Polak

Rafael got his degree in Oceanography from Univali University, Itajai, Brazil in 1997 and became a lifeguard certified by the Brazilian Rescue Department in 1998. In 2003, he completed the surf and bodyboard teacher course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing. He started teaching as a surf instructor for International Surf School Sagres in 2003.

Carlos Pardal

Carlos completed his surf and bodyboard teacher course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing in 2004. In the same year, he became a freelance surf instructor and had his graduation in sports. He taught swimming and became a personal trainer and cardio-fitness expert at Feira Viva in 2005. In 2006, Carlos became a sports teacher in a Portuguese public school. He later taught surf at WaterMark Esmoriz in 2013 and started teaching at International Surf School Sagres in 2014. In 2016, he completed the surf judge course certified by the Portuguese Federation of Surfing.

Reviews 1

Testimonials 3

Eva Elies

International Surf School Facebook page

Wonderful! Best instructors in the world!

Alberto Presta

International Surf School Facebook page

A very lovely place and great feel! I will keep wonderful memories in my mind of this vacation and in particular about fantastic guys! There is no fantastic holiday without fantastic people. Thanks a lot again!

Kris Tel

International Surf School Facebook page

I fell in love with this place!

You have awesome teachers! Incredibly nice, authentic surfers!

The camp has a relaxed atmosphere with a charming, carrying team.

It’s location is perfect, you have everything you need around, including a coffee house right in front with delicious desserts!

Learning to surf with you was a lot of fun and changed my life. I'm coming back, definitely!

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