Surfing and Life Coaching is a concept that was created to envolve Surfing with Life Coaching. I believe the experience of surfing show us how we can gain confidence, how important is to be motivated to practice and be better every time we go into the water, how can we deal with the frustration of not doing what we want when we want, surfing is the perfect example of what we need to work in our lives!  

I believe the work developed to increase self-esteem and self-confidence, which many psychologists call emotional intelligence, makes children and young people much better prepared for a present and a future in which they feel complete. With a higher self-esteem and self-confidence they become aware of what they really want. With this kind of work young people are going to relate with other people in a healthier and more humane way. All this work developed with children and young people will bring a healthier environment for the whole family, society and a kindness world.

Surf e Life Coaching é um conceito que foi criado para envolver o Surf com Life Coaching. Acredito que a experiência do surf nos mostra como podemos ganhar confiança, quão importante é estar motivado para se praticar a modalidade e ser melhor cada vez que entramos na água, como podemos lidar com a frustração de não fazer o que queremos quando queremos, o surf é o exemplo perfeito do que precisamos trabalhar nas nossas vidas!


Acredito que o trabalho desenvolvido para aumentar a auto-estima e a auto-confiança, que muitos psicólogos chamam de inteligência emocional, torna as crianças e os jovens muito mais bem preparados para um presente e um futuro em que se sentem completos. Com uma maior auto-estima e auto-confiança, os jovens ficam mais  conscientes do que realmente querem. Com esse tipo de trabalho, os jovens vão relacionar-se com outras pessoas de uma forma mais saudável e humana. Todo esse trabalho desenvolvido com crianças e jovens trará um ambiente muito mais saudável para toda a família, sociedade e um mundo mais verdadeiro e bondoso.

There is no limit for learning, no matter how good you are, there is always room for improvement, you can always get better. The better you become the more enriching your life will be. Invest in who you love the most.




Surf Coaching Program

Amazing training to get surfing into the next level. Professional support on Surfing Coaching



Give your kid the opportunity to gain confidence to be authentic to live life with passion.


Having a stronger mindset will help teens to be prepared to the future and to enjoy life in the most positive way.



What do young people talk about this work?

Young People 

Portugal, EUA and Angola

Italo Mesinas 

California, EUA

Luz Fonseca

Lisbon, Portugal

What do YOUNG PEOPLE'S Mothers talk about this work?

Italo Mesinas's Mother 

California, EUA

Inês Nobre Guedes - Mãe do Frederico Teotónio

Francisco Teotónio's Mother

Cascais, Portugal

A dream written with date becomes a goal
A goal detailed in steps becomes a plan
A plan supported by action becomes REALITY



Throughout my adolescence I dreamed of being a professional surfer, living only from surfing. When I told my dream to someone they said it was impossible, as there were no professional female surfers at the time thought it was just a dream. But there are two kinds of people in the world, those who do not fight for their dreams and those who do everything for a dream. I'm part of the second half of kind of people, I just stopped fighting when I saw my dream coming true!

So, this is my story, I was the first professional female surfer in Portugal to live just from surfing! Do not think that I did not study because it is not true! During my competitive career I studied Mechanical Engineering at Instituto Superior Técnico, ufff! It was very, very difficult but when there are priorities, and when we really want something, we have to devote ourselves regardless of the difficulty.

Now that I look back, I see the luck I have had ... Luck not! There was a lot of effort, dedication and planning to achieve my dream.

When I stopped competing, I created my business, of course, connected to surfing! The "Chill In Ericeira Surfhouse" is a hotel for surfers, where our guests do not only get overnight stays and surf lessons, but a magical experience during that week. They always leave us with a smile in their faces and the best experience of their lives. A business that has been a success!

Then a new challenge happened in my life, I've become a mother of twins!!! Maria do Mar and Benjamin teach me every day to be a better person. 


Now I have a new dream! Coaching Young Minds is a project that was born from the desire to inspire young people to a new way of being in life, to live passionate about what they do with freedom and authenticity. Young people have the right to choose their path, their dream, to have the possibility to live in love with what they do. 


Biggest Achievements

- Top 36 World Qualifying Series WQS 2011

-19th World Qualifying Series WQS - Azores 2011

- Top 45 World Qualifying Series WQS 2010

- National Surfing Champion 2009

-5th World Qualifying Series WQS - Peru 2009

- 5th Europe Region World Qualifying Series 2009


- 6x Representing Portugal on the National Team - 2003 (Canary Islands), 2005 (Portugal), 2006 (EUA), 2007 (France), 2008 (Portugal), 2009 (New Jersey)

- 16th on ISA World Surfing Games 2008

- 3rd Eurosurf Championships 2007

- 2x European Champions 2005 (Portugal) and 2007 (France)

- 3x National Championship Runner Up 2004, 2005 and 2006

- 2x Junior National Champion 1998 and 1999

- Surf Female World Events Organiser - from 1999 to 2012, more than 2000 girls were trained to be successful surfers


- Sports Mental Coach since 2019

- Life Coach since 2018

- Surfing Coach Level I 2016/2017

- Degree in Mechanical Engineering 2010


- Awareness Facilitator Training Student 2019 to 2021

- Surfing Coach Level II Student 2019/2020

- Teens Facilitator, Individual Sessions (Presencial and Online)

- 4 Editions of Surf & Life Coaching Camps for Teens January/April/July/July 2019

- Life Coach, Individual Sessions (Presencial and Online) since 2018

- Chill In Ericeira Surfhouse and Surf School owner since 2013

- Personal Development Work since 2010

- Motivational Speaker at Schools since 2009 (Portugal, Brasil and Indonesia)

- Surfing World Events Organiser - from 1999 to 2012, more than 2000 girls were trained to be successful surfers


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