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Come and join International Surf School in this refreshing surf camp. All of the surf teachers are certified and 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 level. You can choose between a group class or private lesson.
The surf house is based in Sagres, a few minutes from the beach. The surf house went through a major renovation in 2014 in order to improve your comfort and wellbeing. There are five rooms (two to four beds), three bathrooms, a common area leading to the terrace, two fully equipped kitchens and three terraces: chill-out zone for the tired surfers, barbecue area for the hungry ones and the breakfast terrace for people who like to enjoy the beginning of the day with some fresh air.
International Surf School is certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation, the Nature Conservation Institute, and the Lagos Coast Guard. The experienced surf teachers will lead you through the first steps on how to stand up on a surfboard, teach you how to turn and will help you improve on a one to one basis.
The surf teachers teach students from absolute beginners to advanced surfers. The beginners' lessons take place every day and advanced level lessons take place, usually, from Monday to Friday. Usually, you will leave the surf house around 09:30 and come back around 16:30, but, if needed, the team might adapt the schedule to the best surf conditions.
The surf lessons last for approximately three hours a day, and, in order to maximize your surfing skills, the team will always try to split it into two one and a half hour sessions. Most of the times, the surf lessons take place on wild beaches with no infra-structure so don't forget your lunch box, some water and sun protection.
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.
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 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 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.
This program takes place in Sagres, Portugal. It is 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. From the harbor, you have a stunning sunrise view and from the Cape (Cabo de So Vicente), you can admire the most beautiful sunset view.
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The breakfast is included in the price and pretty much every day, Tereza is baking her world famous cakes, muffins or pancakes. Please inform International Surf School if you have any food allergies and would like a special menu.
Because the muscles need a bit of relaxation after surfing, every Thursday there is a yoga session happening in the surf camp. International Surf School also cooperates with Andrea, the always smiling certified masseuse, whose massages will make you feel like newly born.
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