Hello, my name is Bernardo Jerónimo, I am a Portuguese bodyboarder from Figueira da Foz, and I practice bodyboard since I was 12 years old. I don’t compete anymore because I don’t like to do it, I am a freesurfer with a huge passion for the ocean and I love to surf heavy and dangerous waves. The feeling you get doing that is amazing and it motivates me to push my limits every time I am into the water.
My competitive Career wasn’t the best of all times but I was top 30 of world qualifying tour and I was national champion under 16. I have been all over the world with my bodyboard, I was in Brazil, Hawaii, Mexico, Indonesia, Canary islands, Chile, Islands of Azores and many others to compete and explore the waves. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I am so glad I had that opportunity! It’s for sure that I will see more other places and keep the search for the best waves all over the planet.
Everyone can see my videos and photos on vimeo, facebook and also on a Portuguese bodyboarding magazine, Vert magazine, those are the places to see me in action during my bodyboarding career.
Search the best waves on the planet and travel as much as possible.
To be a happy person recognized by what I like to do in and out of the water.
The main risk is drowning but there are some other risks such as column, shoulders and knees injuries that are very vulnerable to landing impacts.
To be in the water with dangerous conditions and survive using your own knowledge, it´s a dangerous game that you must win all the time and I love that feeling.
It´s always important to be in the water with somebody but when that´s not possible I choose spots that I know very well or I do some other physical exercise.
Normally I try to be at the best spots with the best conditions in my country where everyone can push their limits and that dedication has been working during all these years.
It´s kind of nerve racking when we don’t choose the best waves during the heats, we must be a little lucky all the time.
Maybe my father because he loves me, he loves the ocean and the waves like I do.
To have a stable life and travel as much as I can.
SUP SESSIONS PROGRAM (FLAT WATER)
– Characteristics of SUP Board
– Different constitutions of material
– Different types of boards: crossing; Waves; Hybrid
– Choosing the Board and paddle suitable for weight, height, level technical and style
Knowledge of the environment and Meteorology:
– Interpretation of the conditions of practice the site
– Types of Waves
– Funds and chains
– Safe areas practice
– Exit and entrance in the water
– Ground Handling
– Handling in the water
– Handling with wind
– Bathers in practice area
– Objects and other vessels
– Chains and cables in water
– Assists other surfers
– Axis and center of gravity
– Navigation with waves
– Use of the conditions
4 hours duration 2 days price: 120 €
We offer students comprehensive coaching, ranging from theory classes, warm-up and stretching exercises to close monitoring during the practical part of the lessons.
We operate all year round: Weekdays, weekends, bank holidays and school holidays
Length of lesson: Lessons last approximately 2 hours
Booking lessons: Because tides change daily, students should phone the evening before to book and confirm lesson times for the following day.
Prices for group lessons: 1 lesson – €25 / 4 lessons – €80
Prices include sports insurance and equipment (wetsuit and board).
Students should bring a towel and swimming costume.
Instructors have post-graduate qualifications in surfing from the Faculdade de Motricidade Humana (Sports Sciences Faculty of Lisbon).
Well-experienced and Portuguese Surfing Federation-accredited coaches.
Facilities for student use (shower, changing area).
Boards for beginners and more advanced surfers (tailored to the level of each student).
Wetsuits from well-known brands in a great range of sizes.
Classes for all ages.