Hello, my name is Pedro and I’ve been surfing all my life…. really, in fact, my mother says that when she was 8 months pregnant of me, she got hit by a wave in her tummy and I flipped over inside and ended up being born feet first.
The result is that in the ocean I can surf comfortably (I think) almost any surf craft, from shortboard or longboard, handsurf or Skimmboard, SUP Waves or Downwind. As a matter fact I think I am addicted to it… addicted to the glide, the feeling of riding waves through water.
Living and growing up in the Lisbon/Ericeira area was really a challenge, all sorts of surf spots, this is for sure the most surfable European capital, and my daily quest for checking conditions and finding good waves was so intense that it has become an obsession. I worked as graphic designer art director for more than 25 years and managed to keep surfing almost every day, sometimes before work or on my lunch break, always checking the swell forecast, winds, tides. There was little space for errors, if I wanted to surf I had to know where.
Those days are gone, and now I can do it for fun, I am a certified surf instructor and a surf guide, no longer surfing on a tight schedule, living slow and just wanting to find the best place to surf and share it with one or two friends.