Melina was born in Argentina on 28 October 1987 and raised in Lanzarote. She fell in love with surfing when she was 17 years and since then it has become her passion and her way of life. She loves to travel and discover new places to practice surf. She is a lifeguard and FCS surfing instructor.
Katharina was born in Germany and she likes sports since she was a kid. She started as a horse rider when she was 8 years old and continued as an airgun shooter when she was 12 years old and been a part of the Germany team until she was 18 years old. When she was 20 years old, she discovered diving and it has become her way of life. She speaks Spanish, French, English and German. Certificates: PADI Divemaster 2008, PADI Open water scuba Instructor 2009, PADI IDC Staff Instructor 2012, ProTec 1 Star Instructor 2015, ProTec 2 Star Instructor 2015, ProTec 3 Star Instructor 2016.
Dominic started surfing many years ago and since then, his whole life has been focused on this wonderful sport. He has more than 10 years of experience teaching from beginner to advanced surfers. He also loves to train advanced surfers who want to surf in rocky areas. He has surfed in Canary Islands, Morocco, Portugal, Basque Country, France, etc. He also likes diving and SUP. Dominic's certificates RlSS national beach lifeguard (2010-2018), lifeguard (Gobierno de Canarias), ISA (International Surf Asociation), and sports technician (Canary Surfing Federation).
Itziar comes from Donosti. She is officially qualified as a leisure and entertainment supervisor as well as as a lifeguard and bikeride guide. She is also the community manager and is responsible for marketing. Before discovering surfing at 26 years old, she played and coached basketball. But the warm sea and waves brought her to the Canary Islands. She is extroverted, dynamic, and great with children. The only thing she hates is having to say goodbye to the children after every camp.
Manuel Muñagorri was born in Cadiz in 1982. He has been surfing for 30 years and he has a lot of years of experience teaching surf. He is a lifeguard as well as a surfing Instructor qualified by the Spanish Surf Federation. He has surfed in Portugal, Cantabria, Canary Islands and Indonesia.
December 2017, BookSurfCamps
Loved the istructors.. learnt so many tips so that I could improve really quickly over the 5 lessons. Really liked the fact that they would follow everyone attentively.
I was a little disappointed about the surfhouse. Too many people in one small space sharing one bathroom. Not enough bowls and mugs in the morning so you needed to get up early so that you had something to have Breakfast with. Water boiler not working. Table not big enough for everyone to sit.
Moreover, didn't like to fact that families with noisy kids were sharing the same house as single travellers..
Vanina Philathivong Spanish State
April 2017, BookSurfCamps
Todo me encanto...Muy buenos profesores, mil gracias Dominic y Melina...regresaré!!!
We had an amazing week of surf with the people of Calima Surf in the town of Famara. The conditions were very good the instructors are very good and the town is very nice. The accommodation is very close to the surfing spot within walking distance. We are booking it again to escape from London's winter!
My seven and eight-year old were really keen to try surfing and Calima Surf were amazing in their explanations and communications ahead of our lesson. I was confident that the boys' safety and enjoyment was paramount to them. We had the most fantastic afternoon. Anita was perfect with my boys, encouraging them, and helping them to catch a wave. They both stood up almost immediately and the two hours sped by. We went back again and hired wetsuits and boards as their choice of activity for our last day too. They've not stopped talking about it still! Thank you, Calima Surf.
The normal class schedule seems to be seven nights. However, Calima Surf School was very accommodating my request to go for a long weekend from Friday to Sunday in December. Early morning flight from London on a cold Friday morning, arriving in time for the afternoon class on a warm sandy beach in Lanzarote and full-day classes on Saturday. It was great! It was possible to hire equipment for Sunday and put your skills into practice. The team were very friendly, fun, and give great coaching tips. I'm looking forward to going back again soon! I wish I could have spent the full week and I would have learned so much!
Everything was perfect: the house, the rooms, the teachers, the staffs, the location, the waves, and the good vibes are in the wind of Famara. I came alone and it was amazing! Thank you, Calima team (Aleix, Sebas, Melina, Frederick, Manuel, Tito, and the others)!
Kamila H. Spain
I had an amazing experience during my stay on Lanzarote with Calima Surf school! They were so friendly and the instructors were professional. They had amazing views and delicious food!
Dafne D. Spain
Even though I came with a very open mind, my expectations were definitely exceeded. In one week, I feel like I had accomplished a lot in terms if improving my (beginner) surfing skills and knowledge. The teachers were so helpful. The apartment also gave me a great experience. I met people from all around Europe throughout all different parts of life, yet everyone was really cool and open minded.
Nicolas E. Italy
It has been my first surf experience and everything was perfect: the location, teachers, accommodation, and free time activities. Calima guys were very friendly! I'll repeat the experience as soon as possible!
Ulises G. Spain
It has been my first surf trip thanks to Calima Surf and we had a fantastic time. My big concern was if i would find waves but I could enjoy two meters tall waves when a northwest wind enter, what an unforgettable day! I learned a lot with surf monitors in a wonderful place.
Andre M. Spain
After three days of school, I can't get enough of surfing! If it's possible, I'd return tomorrow to Famara with Calima Surf to do an entire week of school. They had such good people, good teachers, and the spot was something special!
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