Coaches

All Surf Coaches from our surf school are licensed on their surfing skills by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) and/or the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) and on their Ocean Life Saving Skills by the Shipwreck Rescue Institute (ISN) and/or by the Surf Life Saving Club – Great Britain (SLSC-GB).
Our surf school is recognized as being one of the most professional surf school´s in the Algarve specially because of our surf coaches commitment with our surf students. At the moment our surf school has 11 coaches, all Algarve residents and very experienced on surfing and teaching in the Algarve various surf spots, which will guarantee a fast, easy and safe progression of your surf skills from surf baptism till competition. Our surf coaches team is led by one of the best Portuguese and Europeans surfers Gustavo “Guga“ Gouveia and long time surf coach Ricardo Gonçalves. All our surf coaches speak very fluent english, many speak very fluent Spanish and some speak good German and French.

Gustavo Gouveia GUSTAVO GOUVEIA (GUGA)
2001 Portuguese National Surf Champion;
Surf Coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1998;
Managing partner and founder of Future Surfing School in 1998;
Responsible surf coach for the advanced and competition classes;
Surfed in Hawaii, Spain, France, Brasil, Guadalupe, Morocco, Azores and Canary islands.
Ricardo Gonçalves RICARDO GONÇALVES
Surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 1996;
Managing partner of Future Surfing School since 2005;
Polyvalent surf coach and main responsible for the surf school internal surf coaches training;
Vice-President of the AESCV (Algarve Surf School´s Association);
Founder member of the APTS (Portuguese Surf Coaches Association);
Life saver from the Portuguese Red Cross and the Life Saving Club Great Britain;
Surfed in South Africa, Costa Rica, Morocco, Azores, Canary Islands, Spain, Brazil, Thailand, Norway and Australia.
Pedro Chaves LUÍS PEDRO CHAVES
Surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 2010;
Surf coach responsible for the youngest classes;
Surfed in France and Spain.
Coach Edu Lima EDUARDO LIMA (EDU)
Surf coach by the FSS since 2008 and by the Academy of Surfing Instructors (ASI) since 2013;
Long time Life Saver by the ISN;
Life Saver by the Surf Life Saving Club Great Britain;
Polyvalent surf coach;
Surfed in Indonesia, Spain and France.
Carlos Canotilho CARLOS CANOTILHO
Surf coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation (FPS) since 2003;
Long time Life Saver by the ISN;
Polyvalent surf coach;
Surfed in Mozambique, Spain, France.
Treinador David Vieira DAVID (COPPERFIELD) VIEIRA
Surf Coach by International Surfing Association (ISA) since 2013;
Certified life-guard by ISA;
Polyvalent surf coach fluent in French, Spanish and English;
Surfed in France, Spain, France, Morroco, Azores.
Treinador Guilherme GUILHERME (HONUHELE) MARTINS
Stand Up Paddle Coach by Water Skills Academy since 2014;
Extensive experience as ambassador of SUP to beginners;
Creator of the SUP boards Brand, HONUEHELE;
Life Guard by Life Saving Club Great Britain;
Fluent in English;
Has “SUP’ed” in Azores, Spain, France, Holland, Switzerland, Germany and while dreaming in Hawaii, Thailand, Australia and everything else that is at least 2 inches of water deep.
Treinador Esteves GONÇALO ESTEVES
Surf Coach with Licenciatura em Treino Desportivo Especializado em Surf;
Polyvalent surf coach fluent in Spanish and English;
Surfed in Portugal, Spain, France, Morocco and Azores.
josue_reduced JOSUÉ NUNES
Surf Coach with Licenciatura em Educação Física;
Polyvalent surf coach fluent in Spanish and English;
Surfed in Portugal and Spain, Brazil, Holland, Ireland.
Pedro Lima PEDRO LIMA
Certified Coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation in 2016;
Polyvalent surf coach fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English;
Surfed in Portugal, Brasil, Chile, Perú and EUA.
Nuno Rodrigues NUNO RODRIGUES
Certified Coach by the Portuguese Surf Federation in 2017;
Polyvalent surf coach fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, French and English;
Surfed in Portugal, Spain and Brasil.