International Surf School
International Surf School
4.5

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Olivia-Bernadette
Lisbon, Portugal2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
Eigentlich sollte man seine Lieblingsspots ja nicht teilen, sonst werden sie bloß überrannt aber sharing is caring!✌️🌊
Von allen Surfschulen die ich weltweit ausprobiert habe, ist diese die Beste! Hier gibt es keine „Saison-Teenie-Lehrer“ die lieber selbst surfen statt dir was beizubringen, sondern Lehrer die gestandene, erfahrene Surfer sind und dessen Leidenschaft und Passion es ist, anderen das Surfen beizubringen!
Glaubt mir die feiern euch mehr als ihr euch selbst, wenn ihr auf dem Brett zum ersten Mal stehen bleibt! Und für jeden Unterrichtsgeschmack ist was dabei.
Wer richtig surfen lernen will ist hier Gold richtig!

Actually, you shouldn't share your favourite spots, otherwise they'll just get overrun, but sharing is caring!✌️🌊
Of all the surf schools I've tried around the world, this one is the best! They don't have "seasonal teen instructors" who would rather surf themselves than teach you, but instructors who are seasoned, experienced surfers and whose passion is to teach others to surf!
Believe me, they celebrate you more than you celebrate yourself when you stop on the board for the first time! And there is something for every teaching taste.
If you want to learn to surf properly, you've come to the right place!
Written April 10, 2021
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Jasmin
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Our 3 teens enjoyed 3 days of private classes with instructor Rafa. They learned a lot, about surfing, reading the waves and many tricks. Rafa is a very experienced instructor, loves his job, provides helpful feedback and manages to pass on his passion for surfing. The kids absolutely loved it. Highly recommend Rafa and team. Super service oriented, reliable and professional people!
Written April 22, 2022
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Sandra K
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Friends
Me and 5 friends rented surf gear there. The women with brown hair was so nice and friendly. We got all our questions answered and got tips about which board that would suit us and discussed about which beach to go to. Went away always with a smile on my face!
Written October 16, 2021
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Annabel
United Kingdom6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
The culture created by the instructors when surfing is really appalling.
I saw one of the surf instructors (bald) yelling his head off at a couple in the water, the man was visibly and desperately trying to get out of the instructor’s way and the instructor missed his wave. I can understand the frustration but nothing justifies this sort of aggression or verbal abuse, it just ruins the atmosphere for everyone else.
Written September 16, 2021
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alex j
sxm3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
how to start?was a month ago and i am still chocked,i was surfing with few people and few waves but it was all fun;
a good set shows,i start paddling and the surf teacher was yelling at her student to catch my wave ;
i had priority who s an "international" rule around the world then some places where there are some pseudo gang choose to not respect this basic fundamental rule;
basically the teacher of international surf school sagres was telling her student to dropped on me,she could not even stand up i saw her before;so he let her destroyed the only good wave i could have this morning,
i fell underwater;told him and he starts paddling to me screaming swearing at me with a germanic accent ;i was convinced this surf teacher was going to beat me;
so avoid that schooll were teacher tell you to have zero respect;
my girlfriend understood immediately who he was when i start telling her the story,she says o yeah the guy who s catching all the waves ;
wathever is his issue you can not learn with a guy swearing non stop and catching all the waves and trying to impressed people;we went to the local police as we leave in lisbon and in case something else will happened.
Written October 3, 2020
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Lucy B
Gili Trawangan, Indonesia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
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! Comfortable sleep too with so much beautiful touches around the house which don't go unnoticed.
Written August 19, 2019
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Liberation2012
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Friends
Highly reccomend this school. My friend and I got some really good tips and prices are reasonable too. Thanks!
Written June 26, 2018
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Laura N.
Hamburg, Germany44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
We had two weeks with the Surf School and learned a lot. Every day had different conditions and our instructors prepared us perfectly. they taught us way more than to simply stand up on your board and ride it to the beach. Especially the importance of surf etiquette is one thing i will remember. Something I never learned before and makes a heck of a difference. you could see other surf school classes where students would simply crash into each other without regard to priorities and safety.
I can highly recommend the International Surf School for all levels of surfing. The Ocean knowledge of the instructors is incredible - a guaranteed fun surf session every day :)
Written August 29, 2017
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HannaT2001
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Solo
Based on purely on my intuition, I decided to go to Sagres while travelling in Portugal. I wanted to take one surf lesson and stay for 2 days..

I ended up taking 5 lessons and staying for a week. I just fell in love with this place, the staff, surf instructors, the waves and the nature. Pure bliss!

The breakfast was just awesome and surfing lessons pure gold, especially because on Gordo. He was so good instructor and I learned sooooo much!

So if you are looking for a place to take surfing lessons in Portugal, this is the place ☺️
Written July 15, 2017
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Malefe
London, UK6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
This was a perfect break with friends. We hadn't seen each other for a long time and it was great to reunite. Sagres is a peaceful and amazingly beautiful place but been part of ISS crew made the days really special. The house feels like home from the beginning. Staff are very friendly, breakfast was perfect, they even cooked a nice dinner for all the hosts to share and made plans for all to spend the evenings. I recommend taking surf lessons, instructors know where to go for the right waves for beginners, have patient and made us laugh. If you are keen to meet nice people from all around the world and share a unique surf experience the ISS is the right choice.
Written July 17, 2016
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