Combined Surfing Courses: L1, Surf Rescue

Training Venue

Sagres, Portugal



Times and Dates

9:00 am - 17:00 pm

04-November-2019 - 06-November-2019

Closing: 21-October-2019


Level 1 Surfing Instructor Training Manual
Surf Rescue Training Manual
Practical hours logbook 
ASI Learn to Surf for Beginners DVD
ASI T-shirt
12 months ASI membership 


Bring to Workshop

Fibreglass surfboard
Beginner softboard
Surf clothing
Your lunch




Refund Policy

Full refund less €60 administration fee provided on minimum notice of 14 days prior to workshop.


Course Fee

Early Bird Rate: EuroEuro € 440

Pay by :07-October-2019

Usual Rate: EuroEuro € 470

Meeting room. Memmo Baleeira Hotel Sagres, Sítio da Baleeira, Sagres, 8650-357, Portugal  website
Parking: Free street parking at hotel


This 3 day workshop is an intensive format that allows you to complete most of the written and practical course requirements.

Beach and surf time is maximised to ensure you gain practice with delivery and technical skills.

Your only post workshop training is to complete practical on-the-job experience, provide 1 surfing video/surfing assessment.

Early Bird Rate 
Enrol and pay early to receive lower course fees.

Schedule Course            
(click link for course information and requirements)

Surf Rescue Water Safety Rescue Award   
Mon. 4 November 2019.      9am to 2pm      (Half day)
Level 1 Surfing Instructor                             
Tue-Wed. 5-6 November 2019.      9am to 5pm      (2 days)

Algarve Surf School are providing local support for the ASI Surfing Instructor workshops, providing a wealth of local area knowledge.  

Algarve Surf School can also provide on-the-job practical experience.  Contact the trainer for more information.


Read the course information and requirements before enrolling.  
See links under Course Schedule.

Within 12 months for attending the workshop, instructors must submit a current:
-Senior First Aid certificate

Your surfing instructor certificate or surf rescue certificates will not be issued until these are received.

After the workshop you will complete practical hours experience for your Surfing instructor qualification.

Complete your First Aid  training at the same time as your instructor training. 

You need a first aid certificate to obtain your ASI Level 1 surfing instructor certificate, but it can be provided up to 12 months after the instructor training.   
Delivered by Cristovão Catarino, Pura Vida Divehouse & Camp  
Payment and enrolment is separate to ASI. 

To enrol, complete the online enrolment form on the ASI website.
Or contact First aid trainer direct on:
email   Ph: +351 913210716 / +351 918426721

Course information: Emergency First Response First Aid 
2 day course.


Sergio Brandao  Biography
Fluent in Portuguese (first language), English, Spanish, Italian

Ph: +351 963010818

Instructor Training Centre: Algarve Surf School


Sagres Guesthouse  Fully renovated, rooms with views of ocean, balcony, share kitchen & bathroom. Located in the centre of Sagres. 5 mins walk to training venue.  Ph +351 926 825 898 website


Algarve Surf School Central Reservations to book a range of accommodation -  camps, hostel, hotels, villas in Sagres.  Prices from 18€.   

Email:   Tel:+351 962846771

Transport Pick up and drop offs to our hostels (Sagres and Lagos) from Lagos train station and bus stations.  From 10.00h am - 22.00h pm.  15€ for Sagres hostel, 5€ for Lagos hostel, each way.

  • Algarve Surf Camp Hostel.  Prices June Share rooms (4/6) 18€/pax.  Double room  25€/pax  for bed and breakfast
  • Sagres Hostel. Rua Mestre Antonio Glahardo, 8560-384 Sagre +351 962846771
  • Lagos Hostel. Urb. Cerro das Mós, Lote 55, 600-917 Lagos. +351 927988171


Puravida Divehouse Sagres Dorm rooms, private rooms, private self contained studio. (5 mins walk to training venue).   website


Memmo Baleeira Hotel Sagres, Sítio da Baleeira, Sagres, 8650-357, Portugal   website  (training held at this hotel)
Special room rates including full buffet breakfast
Triplo - vista mar lateral: 35€/pax. Vista mar frontal: 40€/pax
Duplo - vista mar lateral: 45€/pax.  Vista mar frontal: 55€/pax
Single - vista mar lateral: 60€/pax


Closest Airport:   

Faro Airport –  is closest to Sagres  - 113km from airport  (1 hour drive).  
Car hire:  available at airport.
Private transfer:   Yellow Fish  website    €100  each way
Transfer with other people:   Algarve Shuttle Transfers  website   Up to 2 hours, as stopping along the way.   €35 each way
Taxi:  From Faro airport  to Sagres.  Approx. 107€ / 137€ .

Lisbon Airport  (3 hour drive).  
Car hire: available at airport. Very good motorways.
Public bus to Lagos.  From bus station about 10 mins dirve from airport. Approx.  €20 (comfortable, usually wifi enabled)

Closest Bus Station:
Sagres station. From airport take the bus to Lagos and change bus to go to Sagres.

Closest Train Station:   
Lagos station.  No direct train;  From Faro airport, train to Lagos,  then get a bus to Sagres.


Please bring to the workshop: 

  • A fibreglass surfboard to demonstrate intermediate surfing skills
  • A beginner softboard to practice lesson delivery for beginners and practice rescue skills
  • Suitable clothing for surfing  
  • Lunch each day

Beginner softboards can be rented for Euro € 10 per day (for use in workshops only)

Fibreglass boards and wetsuits may also be rented for a small fee.
To organise rentals, please contact Jose at Algarve Surf School  Email: 


Sagres is one of Portugal’s most historic towns.

The town is on a headland overlooking a picturesque harbour and surrounded by protected national park.

It is an area of unspoiled beaches and parkland and dramatic cliffs.   Due to its position on a headland, you can see the sun rise over the ocean and also set over the ocean.   The sunrise and sunsets are spectacular.

The town itself is small with many cafes and restaurants and hangout surf shacks.  There is an abundance of surfing locations to choose from.

The area has an average of 300 sunny days per year.