Pedro Couto

Pedro Couto

Surf school Technical Director, Surf house and camp Manager

From surfer to competitor to teacher and coach.
Living my life passion for over 33 years.

Certified Lifeguard, Surf teacher/monitor by the Portuguese Surfing Federation (FPS – Federação Portuguesa de Surf)
Psychology Degree – ISPA – Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada (Psychology Higher Institute), Sports specialization
Official Surf Guide for the Take Off travel agency.

Started swimming at the age of 4, snorkelling and fishing at 12.
Member of the Dolphins (Golfinhos) swimming team. Pedro aka “Pirujo” participated and gained recognition in various swimming competitions.
Began surfing in 1979 at “Praia da Poça” in S.João do Estoril and became part of the future generation of leading surfers.

1985 – at first competition experience “Aleeda Cocco Mar Guincho” won 3rd place.
1986/1989 – Brazil (Florianópolis) – Participated  in the “Catarinense amateur and professional circuit”, with several good “Expression” results, and achieved 2nd place in the “Surf Open” category.
1989 – Member of the National Team in the “Aveiro European Circuit” leading to a 13th place in the “Open” category.
1989 – “Rip Curl Pro-Am”, European Professional circuit – 21st place, as well as highlights for being the 1st Portuguese ‘til then achieving the best tubes, under absolutely crazy conditions.

Participated in the World’s surfing circuit in the 90’s having had recognition many times.
Top16 in the 90’s.

2005/2006 – Official Monitor for National Surf.
Championship and the Portuguese Pro-Junior Circuit.
Member of the National Surf Team – “Masters” category

2003 and 2005 Pedro “Pirujo”  won the Surf Masters European Champion title.
2005 – 24th in the National Ranking.
2007 – European Vice-Champion and Team Champion 2007.

 

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