João Santos

Sócio Gerente / Treinador de Surf
João Santos João Santos

João Santos

I was born on the outskirts of Ericeira, where I have always lived. The sea has always been part of my daily life. I have been surfing for almost 30 years now. Surf came into my life about 21 years ago, as a joke, with a group of friends. At that time I never thought that I would make this hobby my profession.

I never intended to follow the competitive world of Surfing , essentially because Surfing for me is natural, free, without obligations or concerns.

After some professional experiences, in 2009, the opportunity arose to take the Coach Course by the Portuguese Surfing Federation , since then I have turned my passion into my profession, which I do with the greatest taste and commitment.

I am Certified to Level 2,  by the Portuguese Surfing Federation. My training included:

  • Sport Psychology
  • Sport Pedagogy
  • Theory and Methodology of Sports Training
  • Professional Ethics and Deontology
  • Fight Against Doping
  • Exercise physiology
  • Sport Biomechanics
  • Nutrition, Training and Competition
  • Sports Traumatology
  • Sport for People with Disabilities
  • Organization and Management
  • Arbitration
  • Specific Didactics
  • Specific Training Methodology


To complement the practice of Surfing and to keep in shape, I practice Yoga weekly and run whenever I can.

3SURFER'S Escola de Surf

R. Belo Horizonte 18,
2655-241 ERICEIRA

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