Located on the Cocoa Coast, in southern Bahia, the small town of Itacaré offers surf, paradise beaches, waterfalls and all the joy of Bahia. Known as “The Hawaii of Brazil”, this city has been frequented by surfers since the '80s and is currently a place where people go to connect with nature's tropical climate and an average temperature of 27 degrees.
The Surf School offers to everyone who wants to have the experience of surfing, a program with 4 days of surf lessons with experienced instructors, who will adapt to your surf level, held on our daily pick of the stunning surf beaches. Each lesson consists of approximately 4 hours on the beach, not counting headquarters preparation time nor trips to and from the beaches, and in small, same-level groups with a guaranteed minimum ratio of 1 instructor per 3 students, in order to get you maximum individual learning progress during your surf course. Besides, you'll learn about waves, tide, swell, currents, peaks, rules, surf lingo etc., in our complete Surf Manual that you will receive by email.
Please note that we require a minimum of 4 surfing days (not counting Sundays which are off, nor arrival and departure dates so as to avoid conflicts with flight schedules), because we believe that 4 days only is already a very short number of lessons to actually learn something from the beginning or even to correct something, and thus it is our minimum limit for acceptance of a course duration in order to develop a good job on our part.
To further accelerate learning success, the surf lessons from Monday to Friday are filmed with digital equipment by our cameraman. The video is watched and analyzed in seminars (Mon-Fri) that usually happens at the Surf School headquarter right after the practical lesson, with an average duration between 1h and 1.5h. These seminars are taught by one of the instructors who will comment on the waves and pinpoint corrections, setting individual goals for the next day.
What is included
- An experienced surf instructor (English and Portuguese speaking)
- Surfing Equipment (all surfboard types and shapes provided, rash guards, leashes, wax, hats, and carrying straps)
- Daily transportation to the beaches
- Approx. 4 hours on the beach (not counting headquarters preparation time nor trips to and from the beaches)
- Photos taken on Saturdays and videos taken on Monday to Friday are a courtesy (downloadable links sent by email)
What is not included
- Airport shuttle
- Accident insurance
What to bring
- UV shirt
- Bath suit
- Must know how to swim
- All our prices are subject to change at any moment. You must send an inquiry to receive an official offer. Confirmed reservations are not subject to price changes
- Please note that we do not count arrival and departure dates as surfing days, so as to avoid conflicts between flight schedules and surf sessions Still since we need to rest once in a while, please note that the Surf School is closed on Sundays (= no surf classes)
- To confirm your reservation we ask for a 30% down payment and your signature in a travel contract. Also, the remaining value should be paid a maximum of 30 days in advance of your arrival
- The Surf School guarantees admin. and instructional quality of its surf courses, but not weather conditions or individual improvement
- The Surf School reserves the right to cancel surf activities if conditions become dangerous, whereas a substitute program will be offered
- The participant may cancel the contract at any time. All resignations must be submitted in writing
- In case of cancellation before the beginning date of the package, only 70% of complete payments in advance will be refunded. Down payments, up to 30% of the complete package price will be not be refunded
- In case of cancellation on the beginning date of the package or later, no payments will be refunded
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5 out of 5 stars (based on 20 reviews)
The surf experience was incredible!
Amazing. The surf experience was incredible! Sadly we didn’t have time do it for more days. The school is really good, the instructors are professional and they are many, so there is always someone helping you. In 3 days we were already taking our first waves. Itacaré is a paradise. Many wonderful beaches, one more beautiful than the other, especially the one that we had the lessons. To get there we had to walk through a trail in the middle of the jungle. Big thanks to PlanetaEXO to give us this experience!
Excellent surf school and people
I’ve been to about 10 surf schools around the world and this one is by far the best! They follow a very clear system and training approach that has been proven to produce results. You meet at 7 am at school and drive to the beach. You carry your own board on a beautiful walk (10-15 minutes) and then you wax and apply your sunscreen.
Right after 8 am you start a ~20-minute stretch and another ~20-minute floor training. Around 9 am you leave for the first hour of surfing and then come back for brunch. You go again around 10:30 / 11:00 for another hour of surfing before heading back. When you arrive at school, you go to class to watch videos of your surfing and find out what you’re doing well and what needs improvement. The videos are extremely helpful as you really understand your mistakes as you can see whereas most other schools don’t offer this. You finish sometime between 1 pm and 2 pm depending on how many people are in the class.
Commit to at least 4 days to really see the benefit. If you persist and commit, you can surf alone after about 10 lessons. Do not do more than 2 consecutive days as it is very tiring.
I highly recommend this experience!!!
A super professional surf school. The professors are great and very patient with every level of surfing. The classes included a video that helps you to understand your mistakes. The beach where they take you is beautiful and I highly recommend this experience!!!
I surfed a few times in my life, but my girlfriend had never surfed. We found this experience by chance and thought it would be interesting to incorporate a sporty and different (one-week) routine into the holidays. In the service, we were very polite and clearly indicated the route of classes, accommodation, schedules, etc. Afterward, we met the team of instructors and headed out to sea. Really, it is incomparable with other ‘surf schools’. An unforgettable trip, we will be back for sure!
The instructors are very good and patient
I had the opportunity to learn to surf and whenever I can I come back for more lessons. The service is impeccable, the instructors are very good and patient, the structure and equipment are great and Itacaré is incredible! It will be a complete and memorable experience!
Fun and learning are guaranteed.
Extremely organized and professional, a real commitment to learning, serious course with relaxed energy. Fun and learning are guaranteed. I recommend it to anyone. Worth it.
Their methodology is incredible.
The best surf school without a doubt. I had never picked up a board and in a few days, I was surfing alone. Their methodology is incredible. The experience goes beyond learning to surf, catching good waves, and taking good photos. It’s a time to have fun, make good friends and enjoy a paradise called Bahia. I recommend!
I caught a wave on the first day.
I had never surfed before and the team was very attentive from the first contact. With the guidelines, I caught a wave on the first day. Video classes make it possible to see what needs to improve to evolve. The weather at sea is great, the instructors are very nice and the classes are super fun. I felt safe and encouraged to practice. I came back lighter! Thank you, family!
The teachers are very competent.
I spent 2 weeks taking classes and they were great! The teachers are very competent, they help a lot and the video analysis is fundamental in the identification of errors and evolution in surfing. I plan to come back soon!
Team came with great joy and patience
I took my first 4 classes in April 2021 and I just have to thank and congratulate the work of the whole team! From the first visit, I felt at home, and completing the sea team came with great joy and patience and taught me my first steps in surfing! I’ll be back soon guys…..Aloha!
The best surf school I've ever been to
I’ve tried many surf lessons before, in Brazil and Latin America and this was the best by far. From getting you ready in advance, transparent and fast communication, professional instructors and great customer service. That’s why I came back 3x! Thank you so much for the good vibes and laughter!
Great family experience in Itacare
we had a lovely time at Itacare doing surf lessons with the team! They are very professional, the places they choose for surfing are amazing, all the staff was very professional. We had a great time catching waves.
Team and methodology note 10
Very cool! Lots of fun, good vibes and evolution in surfing, team and methodology note 10.
I made huge progress every day!
I only spent four days in the surf school but I made huge progress every day. The instructors are all very competent and friendly. As a total newby you first learn all the basics and the safety measures. Soon you will enter the “white water” (area where the waves are broken already) to train your first steps and stand-ups on the board. It was fun from the beginning and you continously get valuable feedback. The video analysis is very helpful to see your (and also other’s) errors. Seeing yourself on the board helps tremendous for improving your position.
It is a very professional school: good surfers, good teachers, good admin team. I highly recommend it. The video analysis helps to improve the techniques, no matter the surfing level you have, and the instructors are quite dedicated.
Incredible team of surfing teachers
I thought it was something more informal and I found an incredible team of surfing teachers who were very attentive to everything and especially to my 8-year-old son!!
I have been to the school surf 3 times and I will go again. I am a chemistry professor at a major university in my early 50s, and I love the place. Your surfing will improve. Why? 1) The instructors have a well conceived method to teach you; 2) They do a good job to match you to the proper equipment; 3) The beaches offer good waves for all surfing levels; 4) The video sessions are extensive and well executed. On top of this, the town is a blast, the people are friendly, the beaches are beautiful, and the food is great. And most of all, the team is very friendly, and this gives an emotional bond to your trip that you will never forget. The owner is very smart, and he has done a great job to make it one of the best surf camps around. I always recommend them to anyone who surfs and those that want to get started. The company rock!
They provide an excellent experience to learners
My partner and I have a fantastic experience. They’re professional, friendly, and welcoming, and provide an excellent experience to learners. The use of video recordings and drone photography really helped to identify areas of improvement. Thanks very much.
The surfing lessons were worth every penny!
If you really want to learn how to surf and if you want to improve quickly there is no better place to go than this surf school program. They will not only provide you with the necessary theoretical knowledge about surfing but also teach you depending on your current level the surfing technics you need to catch the waves even better. It doesn’t matter if you are a bloody beginner or if you have surfed before you will improve your Surfing skills a lot. I travel on a budget but to me, the surfing lessons were worth every penny!
All the instructors are very skilled and professional
I only did one lesson despite the minimum of the course being 4 classes; I did not have enough time to complete the 4-day course. Even so, it was an amazing experience. All the instructors are very skilled and professional. I could improve my pop-up technique and started to turn on the wave in the right way for the first time. The beach where I took the lesson is extremely stunning and perfect for beginner earners. After approximately 4 hours of class, returning to the surf shop place, there was a review of the session by video (recorded during your lesson at the beach), at this moment additional teaching and corrections of posture/techniques were done in order to improve your skill. I could not recommend it more. I had a great experience!