FRANCISCO ROCHA PIRES, started surfing when he was 16 years old and has a long and deep connection to the sea. He graduated in marine biology and is a certified surf instructor by ASI – Academy for Surfing Instructors. He has worked for Future Surfing School in Portimão, Algarve. He will welcome you to the camp and will be in charge of making your stay the best experience possible. He also has a passion for cooking, so you will be blown away by the traditional Portuguese delicacies he will prepare. He has surfed Azores, Costa Rica, Peru, Brazil and Panama.
ANA CANELAS will be your yoga teacher and Ayurvedic massage therapist during your stay. Certified by The International School of Ayurveda & Yoga and by the Portuguese Yoga Association. Has 15 years of experience has a teacher, therapist and coach. Now living in Algarve found a new passion: surfing! Her classes will prepare you and make you enjoy even more the surf experience. From strengthening, opening and stretching the body to relaxing deeply to let go all tensions, her guidance is wise, fun and inspiring.
GUSTAVO GOUVEIA (GUGA) was 2001 Portuguese National Surf Champion; Surf Coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1998; Managing partner and founder of Future Surfing School in 1998; Responsible surf coach for the advanced and competition classes; Surfed in Hawaii, Spain, France, Brasil, Guadalupe, Marocco, Azores and Canary islands.
RICARDO GONÇALVES is a surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1996; Managing partner of Future Surfing School since 2005; Polyvalent surf coach and main responsible for the surf school internal surf coaches training; Founder member of the APTS (Portuguese Surf Coaches Association); Life saver from the Portuguese Red Cross and the Life Saving Club Great Britain; Surfed in South Africa, Costa Rica, Marocco, Azores, Canary Islands, Spain, Brazil, Thailand, Norway and Australia.
EDUARDO LIMA (EDU) is a surf coach by the FSS since 2008 and by the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) since 2013; Long time Life Saver by the ISN; Life Saver by the Surf Life Saving Club Great Britain; Polyvalent surf coach; Surfed in Indonesia, Spain and France.