Ripar Surf School is a local and well respected family run business, founded by Rui Pedro  in 2001. Being a local surfer, his dream was to share his passion for surfing and for the Portuguese culture. Ripar Surf School was born!


"You have to believe in your dreams! In 2001 only a few surf schools existed in Portugal. I quitted my secure job to open this surf school. People called me crazy. Since then we've been helping hundreds of people to fullfill their dreams of ridding waves. Now I have an excellent surf instructors team working with me. I'm very proud of them. My wife helps me at the school office and we have two kids. This dream supports my family. We are living the dream!" Rui Pedro


The surf school is located 2 minutes walking distance from the beach. It offers all surf equipment that you may need, a dressing and chill out area, and shower. 

With years of experience, RIPAR have developed superior and unique teaching techniques in order to help improving all levels of surfers from beginner to advanced.

Our surf school focus on 5 key areas to help you surfing with confidence and style:

  • Fully qualified instructors, local surfers, that are in the water with you assisting every step of the way. 

  • We only surf on the best beaches to suit your ability. As we are mobile we can be flexible to customise the trip to get the best surf.

  • We offer the best equipment to assist your surfing journey.

  • Surf safety and ocean awareness is our highest priority which our instructors will ensure you become well trained in.

  • Fun! Having a good time all-round is the cornerstone to the success of our surf school.


At RIPAR you can find the best learner specific boards and warm wetsuits to all different sizes, weights and body shapes.


We upgrade our equipment every year, which means our surf gear will be your best friend.


As you improve, we can also supply more advanced boards for the intermediate and advanced surfer.


We have available soft boards, epoxy, fiber glass and NEW polikarbonate surf boards.



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RIPAR, as one of the first surf school and surf camp in the region, was always ahead in terms of licences, surf insurances and certifications. Several times we had meetings with the Portuguese Surfing Federation, the Portuguese Government and local City Hall, in order to help them stablish the best strategy in terms of licences and certifications for the surf schools. We are PROUD for that!






Mobile: 00351 910 693 559

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Entdeckt uns auf Facebook und seht all die Surf Bilder der Surf Stunden. Vergesst nicht euch auf den Gruppenbildern zu verlinken um mit euren Freunden in Kontakt zu treten.

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