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Pedro

Born and raised in a small beach village called Praia da Areia Branca (White Sand Beach), just 15 minutes south of Peniche, he started as a skateboarder at the age of 10, only a few years later, at 14 he started surfing with the encouragement of a friend and really old equipment. He quickly swapped his skateboard for a surfboard and life for him took a huge change.

Surfing became something he could not stay away from and every minute of his free time was spent at the beach surfing, before and after school.

The desire for discovery of new waves other than those in his own backyard brought him to Peniche, where he could find a great diversity of waves. This was  the perfect tool to really improve his surfing and to develop an empathy with Supertubos, Molhe-leste and Belgas, his favorite waves. He has surfed from the North to the South of Portugal and also in Morocco.

Pedro took a professional marketing course throughout his high school years, and at the age of 19 he qualified as a surf instructor with the Portuguese Surfing Federation. From that moment on, surfing and surf teaching became what he does as a living, very passionately.

Pedro started working at Peniche Surfcamp in 2009, as he was looking for a Summer job. Quickly he understood that surf teaching there would eventually lead him to a professional career, and with that belief and the happiness of being constantly in the water alongside his students, Pedro discovered his “life job” with us.

Pedro is a very impassioned and encouraging surf teacher, very technical, and loves all the happiness surfing brings to our lives. He lives and breathes surfing!

Working with us since 2009 Pedro developed his skills in surfing and surf teaching and is currently our surf school coordinator, a position he has held for the past 4 seasons.

In his free time outside of teaching classes, he has competed in a few regional surfing contests, having eventually won one and with a couple of 2nd and 3rd place finishes. Satisfaction, for him, comes in the shape of teaching and seeing his “pupils” progressing with their surfing.

 

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