Josephine started surfing on the Atlantic coasts of the British Isles and taught surfing in the Irish surfing hub, Bundoran. In Ireland she also worked as a volunteer for the charity 'Liquid Therapy' introducing children with disabilities to surfing. Josephine enjoyed the move to the warmer Azorean climate and has been teaching surfing here ever since. She is also a Marine Biologist and is just as passionate about protecting the oceans as she is about surfing. She always enjoys sharing her knowledge about the aquatic environment.
Ricardo has taken his lifelong passion for surfing from the Portuguese Algarve to the beautiful Azores where he has been teaching both locals and visitors to surf for the past seven years. He is also the coach for a number of local youngsters who he takes to compete in the National competitions on mainland Portugal. Ricardo is a qualified judge by the Portuguese Surfing Federation and organises and judges in a number of local surf and bodyboard competitions.
The Azores Surf Center is a local surf school which aims to provide a friendly, personal and professional service for those who want to learn to surf or improve their surfing skills. The Azores Surf Center is committed not only to teaching the sport of surfing but also to informing people about how to look after and respect the ocean environment, working in partnership with the Surfrider Foundation Azores in order to encourage surfers to care for the waters and beaches of the islands.
Both Ricardo and Josephine are dedicated instructors who want people to experience the fun of surfing. They are also here to help you enjoy the beauty of the Azorean islands and are always more than happy to give people information and tips on the top spots to visit in the Azores. They want you to enjoy the waves and the natural environment as much as they do.