In my first job as a surf coach i was lucky enough to have Filipe Valadão as my head coach and mentor. He was one of the best surfers in town and he was doing is master in physical education. I was a surfer for a long time but I had no notions of pedagogy,Continue reading “Beginners Learning Guide”
When to go and for how long to see the biggest waves? The Big Waves season in Nazare – Portugal, is between October and March (winter season in Portugal, but April works too in some years). – For those who need to book the trip in advance, a stay of at least 2 weeks in the regionContinue reading “Nazaré 2017”
Miguel Barata de Almeida, president of Ericeira Surf Clube, invite me to lead the team to Viana do Castelo for a surf interchange.
“Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful!’ and siting in the shade.” (Rudyard Kipling, Complete Verse)
“When it is on, Desert Point is indeed one of the longest, makeable lefthand barrels on the planet with over 20secs tube time possible on one wave. The take-off area can shift around a little but generally rewards a deep attack. High speed is the key as it quickly winds up and starts peeling mercilesslyContinue reading “Desert Point”
“Maluk is a pleasant town with good seafood and a very relaxing beach located below a spectacular headland. A few years back it received a lot of attention and international visitors due to the construction of a mine on the nearby mountains.” “Maluk Bay is the home of Super Suck, which continues the West SumbawaContinue reading “Sumbawa”
I met mica when I was a kid. He is one of the local surfers that I grew up seeing surfing. It was common to find him in a secret spot when the waves were good. Now it’s easier to find him in a shape room.