I was born in 1980, learned to walk on the sand at my father’s beach concession, spent every summer of my childhood and as a teenager on the beach, three months of beach and ocean a year. In 1985 I had the first experience with a surfboard, it belonged to Martin the lifeguard who worked for my father. Since then I never stop surfing.
As I grew up and traveled around the world, I realized that the lack of someone with technical knowledge conditioned my surfing, I was limited in certain aspects that later became “bad habits” incorrect moves.
It was this lack of mentoring that led me to invest in academic skills in order to become a Surf Coach and to be able to help those who want to improve their surf, so they can make the most out of a wave, every surf session.
I went to Cornwall College to study Surf Science and Technology; Completed the Level I and II Surf Coach Course on the Portuguese Surfing Federation and a Postgraduate in Sports training with specialization in Surfing in the FMH (Faculty of Human Kinetics)
Since then I have been helping athletes from the first contact with the sea all the way to professionalism, such as Luís Perloiro and the development of Teresa Bonvalot, also I helped already formed athletes such as Tomás Fernandes, Jácome Correia, Nic Von Rupp, Vasco Ribeiro, Tim Bisso and others to achieve their goals.
Kike Surf Coach is meant to be your surf Coach, the surf coach you need.