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Paul

Paul is in charge of coordinating and organising all of the surfing activities. He’s very energetic and an excellent surfer and kite surfer.

He started surfing at the age of 12 and he’s been on many surf excursions to Brazil, Argentina, Portugal, Chile, France, Morocco, mainland Spain, and of course, the Canary Islands. He’s been living in Gran Canaria for 11 years now.

He says that he simply cannot stop the urge of continuously looking for new challenges.

In his free time, he loves to go sailing with his friends, enjoying Nature.

 

Paul 

 

Ismael

Ismael is our surfing monitor. He’s fun, a bit of an extrovert and he’s always joking.

He was born in Jerez in the South of Spain, and he has been living in Gran Canaria for 2 years now.

Ismael was born to be next to the sea, but when he had to go to Sevilla to study, everything changed. Living far away from the beach, surfing got put to one side. But, after a holiday to Newquay in England, where he went to surf and learn English, he realized that he had to make a change in his life. That’s when he moved to Gran Canaria, to find perfect waves and surf as much as he liked.

Ismael loves living on the edge and he’s an adrenaline junkie - that’s why he’s always looking for the biggest and most radical waves.


Ismael 

 

Ricardo

Ricardo is one of our Surf Team Instructors. He was born in Costa Rica where he started surfing at the age of 14. He got addicted to it at an early age and he hasn’t stopped surfing since then.

He has been on a lot of surfing trips and has gathered a lot of experience during his life as a surfer. Many years ago he began to dedicate his life to teaching others how to surf and he has obtained a teaching qualification from the Spanish Surf Federation.

As an instructor, Ricardo’s gets a great satisfaction out of seeing people who have never surfed before stand up on a surf board, that’s what he loves about his job.

In his free time he practices yoga - he is a very calm and relaxed person who loves feeling good sensations.

Ricardo 

 

Nubia

Nubia is a passionate girl. She is a native of the island of Gran Canaria.
She loves surfing and anything that is related to the sport. She’s also an extreme sport enthusiast and she loves meeting new people who she can share her experiences with. She’s also a big animal lover.

“One thing I don’t like is cooking, I prefer people to cook for me. Trust me, you wouldn’t want me to invite you for dinner at my house”.

Being a very dynamic person, Nubia doesn’t slow down very often, but when she does she likes spending time with friends and enjoying the island where she was born.

Her message to all of you: “Hope to see you soon”.

Nubia 

 

Dan

Dan is originally from London, England, but came to Gran Canaria for the surf and the weather.

He began surfing almost 10 years ago in Australia while he was off travelling the world for a year and since then he hasn’t stopped. Over the years, the sport of surfing has taken him to many wonderful places and he’s made lots of great memories and great friends along the way.

“When I’m not surfing, I keep myself busy by swimming and snorkelling the beaches near my house where the water is warm and clear. Very different to the sea surrounding England!”

Dan is a big believer in karma, so he always tries to be positive and happy, although he admits it can be hard when there are no waves. Thankfully that doesn’t happen often now he lives in Gran Canaria.

Dan