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TAKING SURF COACHING TO THE NEXT LEVEL

We have a dedicated, passionate team focused on creating amazing surf experiences. We call ourselves a family of experienced and professional surfers from across the world. Our professional surf coaches all have their own talents, qualifications, and trained to be a master in different surf-related coaching areas, committed to offering the best surf experiences for beginners & intermediates.

 

 

Meet Our Surf Coaches

SURF SCHOOL MANAGER

GIANLUCA

From: Italy

Gianluca came to the Algarve for the first time 6 years ago and fell in love in a way that has never gone back to Italy since.

With a wide experience around Europe as a Surf Coach, he believes that surf can help people have better lives and connect with nature. A passionate surfer that loves to ride longboard and midlength surfboards.
 

SURF HEAD COACH

ALEX SILVA

From: Portugal

Our Tiny Whale local, an Algarvian surfer and one of the best in the area. Since his first time feeling the thrill of riding a wave, Alex was hooked, and he is dedicated to making all our guests love this sport too and helping them to achieve their goals. He is one of our surf coaches since 2021 and he is already an unmissable part of the Tiny Whale Team. Alex is expending the winter now taking his Level II Surf Coach License with the FPS, a Federação Portuguêsa de Surf, to make our students even happier!

SURF COACH

RHYS

From: UK
 
Rhys grew up and learned to surf in Wales, having been quote "forced into icy waters from a young age!". He's now been enjoying the sunnier shores of the Algarve for the last 5 years, which with tons of great surf spots brings plenty of opportunity for quieter waves. Big fan of post surf trips to the local bakery.

SURF COACH

OTTAVIO

From: Italy

Otta joined the Tiny Whale Team for the first time in 2020 as Assistant Surf Coach bringing his big smile and energy, and in a few days, was showing his talent to the Managers Team and proved that he came to stay.

Got his Surf Coach license during the winter and now he is an irreplaceable piece of the Surf School.

"Having the beach as your office and meeting so many cool new people is the best!"

SURF COACH

LOLA

From: Spain

Lola started to surf at age of 6 in the north of Spain and hasn´t stopped yet.

She did a bachelor's in Sports Science and technology in the UK and now is applying her knowledge with our Tiny Whale guests. Always keen to go for a surf no matter how the waves are, a true surfer!

SURF COACH

LUDO

From: Italy

Ludo is a fantastic Longboarder from Roma obsessed with surfing. 

Together with Lola and Ottavio, he belongs to the new generation of surf coaches willing to innovate and improve the way we teach the sport.