The surf school of the iconic portuguese surfer  - Tiago Pires.

On August 10, 2011, Tiago Pires Surf School made its official opening as a project focussed on the young kids, looking for and amongst them, to form and train surfers for the future. This project was born from Tiago Pires wish to actively stimulate a new generation of surfers in Portugal, sharing what he has been learning in his surfing career at the highest stages.

Since then, the school has provided its high quality surf teaching to dozens of young people and adults as well. Currently it welcomes practitioners of all levels and ages.



Boardriders Store (next to the Skatepark)
Matadouro Beach - ERICEIRA




All of our instructors are certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation, which means they’ve been trained with the latest methods in surf teaching. They understand that no two persons are alike and will work with you to get the maximum of your surfing skills.


Tiago Pires
Mentor & Founder

Tiago was raised in the World Surfing Reserve of Ericeira, highlighting the average by surfing in powerful waves, like the one at Coxos, or at the Cave. "Saca", as many friends call him, took the name of Portugal across borders, showing to the world the waves that shaped him as a surfer, and by doing so he opened the door to the next generation, and to a future that now it is possible in Portuguese surfing.

Ricardo Pires
School Manager

Ricardo has nearly three decades of surfing mostly spent in Ericeira coastline, exploring all its spots and swells. He is known for being one of the best local surfers and has competed at a National and European level, but it is to freesurfing that he devotes all his passion. Ricardo is the teaching coordinator at TPSS, exploiting all his practice and knowledge to grant students the best and safest surfing experience.


Gonçalo Seramota
TPSS Instructor

Gonçalo is a sportsman. He is a lover of Sports in general. Passionate about surfing and for the possibility of sharing its best. He holds a degree in Physical Education from the Sports College - Lusófona, and a postgraduate degree in Surfing and Performance. Gonçalo has been regularly teaching at TPSS, following standards of demand that meet high professionalism and progression in surfing.


Specific Events

On a timely basis and as parallel activities of the school, Tiago Pires Surf School performs specific events such as social actions, or specialized training events for emerging athletes in portuguese surfing.