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Why I Started Coaching

I began competing and teaching in the 90’s. As I progressed in my career, I recognized my talent for helping peers and students bring their surfing to the next level. Since then, professional surf coaching has become an inescapable current of inspiration and community. It is my passion to share the lessons inherent to surfing, and help students build upon their natural talents. I take a holistic approach to coaching. Training the body, mind, and soul. Each student will recognize their unique talent and style, and build upon those abilities to become a more mindful, fluid, and dynamic surfer.

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My background 

Surfing has always called to me. I knew early in my career that I would dedicate myself to becoming a professional surfer. I began competing and teaching in the 90’s. 


As an amateur I frequently trained and competed. Making it to finals in Rio de Janeiro, and earned a solid ranking in Brazil. At the age of 19, I turned pro. I later became runner up for the state, was ranked in the top 16 of the Brazilian Super Trials. I earned my top WQS ranking when I took second place at the 2002 Billabong Pro Panama. It was during this time that I was invited to judge amateur competitions in Rio state, and began representing professional surfers on the ABRASP committee. 


In 2006 I moved to California to be closer to the World Surf League headquarters. In 2010 I was asked by the WSL to be a surf analyst for the Brazilian broadcast. Since that time, I’ve had the good fortune to surf the best spots with top surfers and friends from around the world.


I’ve heard that exercise is a celebration of what your body is capable of. I’ve lived this philosophy my entire life. I am a life-long student of Jiu Jitsu and continue to build upon a 25-year yoga practice. Recently, I began Ido Portal Training, which blends fighting, dance, agility, and strength. The lessons I’ve learned from my practice I use for my surf coaching with my students, allowing them to move through the environment with greater power and efficiency. 


It’s no secret that healthy bodies make for healthy minds, and healthy people support healthy communities. My goal is to draw upon my experience and training to help students realize their abilities, develop an honest mindset, and recognize their connection to a larger whole. Supporting harmony between mind, body, spirit, environment, and community.

My Classes

Wetsurftraining classes cater to students eager to elevate their surfing skills, emphasizing trust, time, and commitment. While prioritizing enjoyment, participants are encouraged to safely push their boundaries. Extended training allows for the identification of strengths and areas for improvement.

Our classes are adaptable, customized to individual students and surf conditions. Whether the waves are too big or too small, adjustments will be made. Natural movement conditioning drills and agility exercises are integral components, complemented by the use of Surfeeling Surf/Skateboards on land to reinforce crucial movements and address any undesirable habits. Each student benefits from personalized exercise and conditioning routines aimed at unlocking their potential both in and out of the water.




For the ripper groms, ages 10-18, who aspire to become a pro. To get students competition-ready, these classes consist of rigorous training, conditioning exercises, and many scored practice heats.


You will learn WSL rules, how to structure a heat, priority rules and frequently compete with other advanced groms. This class is very demanding and is only for fully committed surfers. Maximum of 6 surfers per class for the best outcome


3.5 hour per session (incl. workouts)

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