Madeira Surfing Life is a project with hostel, shape room, organization of surf events, surf school, and surfing trips for beginners and pros.
Ruben is a Yoga teacher of sattva chikitsa yoga and course de specialization em Dynamic yoga with Gustavo Ponce, creator of method and discípulo direct of B.K.S. Iyengar, K. Pattabhi Jois e T.K.V. Desikachar in Chile
from Great Britain, July 2021
"Fantastic intimate surf coaching experience"
I had a fantastic 4 days with Billy. Made some solid progress with my surfing. He operates a much more intimate experience than other surf camps that I’ve been to, which has some great upsides: like less people to each surf instructor (there was max 3:1 for me and at times it was 1:1) which leads to a much more personalised surfing coaching experience; more flexibility overall and more personalised surf/yoga day planning.
For any beginners like me, Summer is a great time for some smaller waves to learn on.
The yoga with Ruben was also great
There were a few things missing in the house, that I raised with Billy and he was apologetic and worked to fix. It was a pleasant response.
Also, the booksurfcamps MSL page has a Funchal address on it, but the current house open is in Calheta, which is 30min drive away. Lovely location, but out of the city rather than in it/near it. It may be useful for others to know this when booking.
from Great Britain, June 2021
My experience with Madeira surf life was all around a wonderful experience.
Billy taugh the lessons with someone who you can tell loves the sport. I felt I was able to figure out both the board and the wave with his guidance. With over forty years surf experience you are in good hands with him.
A perfect balance to the surfing classes were the yoga sessions. Ruben was a really good teacher and taught with a good balance of challenging the body and relaxation. And being able to do yoga out on the roof terrace made for a fantastic experience.
The accommodation was superb. With its poolside garden and roof top terrace it was easy to soak up the quiet neighbourhood atmosphere. Billy was very informative pointing out local amenities etc. He was a very good host.
I already want to start planning my next Madeira Surf Life experience and stay 👌💜