Surf Lessons

Surf Basic Training Package

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.

Post Training

Our aim is to make you catch the wave on your own at the end of the training, improve your surfing level and make you love this sport. After the surf basic training package, you can continue by buying your own equipment or by renting it. We do not leave you alone after the training, we provide support so that you can learn this 3000-year-old sport here in İstanbul.

You don’t need to have any prior knowledge or experience, you just need to love water.


For reservation and detailed information, you can contact us by phone, Whatsapp or e-mail


  • 4-hour basic training package
  • Personal program, one-by-one lessons
  • Equipment included
  • Kilyos Tırmata Beach, Istanbul
  • 50m from the sea, in a fun and professional environment

What you wonder

Are there enough waves in Turkey to learn how to surf?

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.

What should I bring with me?

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.

Will learning surfskate affect my wave riding?

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..

Where can I buy surf gear?

O’Neill and Vissla brand wetsuits are available at Surf Shop Istanbul, and special surfboards suitable for Black Sea conditions made in Bali/Indonesia.