With 10 years of experience, he has surfed in all of the world's oceans, surfing the waves of Brazil, England and Indonesia, but it is in Portugal that he prefers to catch his waves. Instructor at Surfing Life Club and Maceda Surf Camp
He has been a surfer since he was 13 years old and an instructor for the last five years. He has a degree in Physical Education and Sports. He's got plenty of teaching experience in holiday camps and at all levels of learning: beginner, intermediate, and advanced surfing.
from Great Britain, September 2018
"Fantastic friendly experience "
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at Maceda surf camp. The family are so warm and friendly. The accommodation is tidy, peaceful and relaxing. It feels as if you’re visiting a traditional Portuguese family rather than staying in an Airbnb as they welcomed you into their home and showed you Portuguese traditions. I was always welcomed with a friendly face. I had some fantastic surf lessons. My particular favourite was surfing whilst the sun was setting. Maceda has the most beautiful sunsets, food and people. I would highly recommend this all round amazing experience.
from Czechia, September 2018
"Great surfing experience"
Very pleasant family style surf camp, with a great instructor Antonio, we were able to surf the foamy waves, had a lots of fun, stayed all together at the house of JD.
from Great Britain, August 2018
"Great Stay in Maceda!!"
I loved the surf camp!!! Such a great time!!! The team take you to great beaches and know the tides so well so you will get optimum surf time. They really helped me to progress. I felt at home in the hostel / house and it's a really friendly atmosphere where people are sociable but you can still do your own thing if you want. Joana, Joaoa and Tomas are a great team. I got to know so much about surfing and Portugal in a short period of time.
The hostel is away from the beach, but this is an advantage in some ways as you get to chose the right beach for surfing that day and are away from bigger crowds but still with access by bike to the beach. Plus the big garden and fruit trees are a great place to relax after a surf session!
from Austria, August 2018
"Best surf camp! "
In this camp, they make you feel like home, everyone is very friendly and helpful, also the house is very cosy. They have a nice dog and cat. Specially the surf instructor 'Thomas' is an amazing surfteacher, he knows exactly how to help and surfs really good. We slept in the tube, which was extremely nice furnished and calm. All in all nothing to complain about, our expectations got exceeded.
from Poland, June 2018
"Excellent rest with perfect people in amazing location! "
I liked simply everything, starting with the almost wild beach, cool instructor Tomas and finishing with the atmosphere at the cozy place I lived 3 nights! Highly recommend cause I'm planning to come back one day for sure :)
from Germany, September 2018
"T&M caught the wave"
+ nice hosts and family
+ cute dog
+ great instructor
+ good accommodation
+ good small individual groups
+ we made good progress thanks to our instructor
+ great tips for traveling Portugal
+ will definitely visit again
Lucas Oliveira Souza
from Brazil, June 2018
"Perfect experience!! Highly recommend it"
We had a great time with João and Joana! They welcomed us like childhood friends, and took us out to eat and sightseeing in Porto and the coast . Hostel facilities are very good, everything is available, and it feels like home. The school has a good structure for lessons, with all equipment needed for beginners.