We have a 4 hour basic training package for surfing. We usually divide these 4 hours into 2 or 3 times, not all at the same time. We communicate according to the wave conditions and create a special program for you. Usually 2-3 days in advance we let you know about the conditions and set up a schedule. You come to our school in Istanbul, Tırmata Beach, as if you’re coming to the beach. We provide all the equipment for surfing. You don’t need to bring anything extra with you.
What you wonder
In Turkey, there is no groundswell, which we know as a bottom wave, like in the ocean, there are windswells that form with the wind. Although the conditions are not constant, waves that differ according to the direction and strength of the wind are suitable for training. In summary: yes, there are necessary conditions to be able to do this 3000-year-old sport in Turkey.
Hakan Özan, the founder of our school, has traveled the coasts of Turkey for 15 years and discovered new places to surf.
All necessary equipment for surfing training is provided by Surf School Istanbul. All you need to bring is a towel and sunscreen. If you own a wetsuit, boardshort or rashguard you can of course bring and use them.
Surfskate was developed by surfers who wanted to work on their wave surfing technique on non-wave days. It’s also an excellent alternative for those who want to catch the feeling of surfing on land without entering the water. Learning Surfskate positively affects your wave riding, allowing you to continue training on land..
O’Neill and Vissla brand wetsuits are available at Surf Shop Istanbul, and special surfboards suitable for Black Sea conditions made in Bali/Indonesia.