Hugo Macatrão is from Nazare, Portugal. Due to the village’s natural conditions, he started practicing bodyboard, since very early age, in the powerful waves that break in that area. This fact plus all the trips until today had an important contribution on his development as a bodyboarder. Presenting himself as a free-surfer, Hugo prefers to travel around the world in order to find new waves rather than competing.
He tries to be where the best sessions are, surf the best waves and enjoy the most of it, whilst having fun. Nowadays, he’s one of the Pride Training Club by Antonio Cardoso’s representatives, and teaching and following the trainees’ development is what motivates him the most. Besides, one of his main goals is raising the number of surfers and refining bodyboard as a sport.
Surf the best sessions during the Portuguese winter, travel to places where I’ve never been and discover the best waves and develop the newest bodyboarders’ generation through my school: Pride Training Club by António Cardoso.
Get the first place in Nazaré Special Edition.
The fact that we can’t just choose the time and the day to practice because everything depends on the swell, the tide, the wind and the sandbank if surfing in a beach break.
The engagement and the synchrony with the nature, the sea, and the colors in the sky. And, of course, feel the adrenaline when surfing massive waves.
Practice the moves on the beach before I surf and I also do some mind-surf. I just stare at the sea and imagine what I would and could do with the waves.
I ‘m naturally very distracted so I need to focus so that nothing fails.
The time, because I can’t just surf as much time as I want. And arrive to the beach and see that the conditions aren’t my favorite ones.
My parents that always supported me and taught me to fight for what I really want.
Travel as much as possible and continue developing Pride Training Club by António Cardoso along with the great bodyboarder and friend António Cardoso from initiation to high-performance.
Our ‘surf boot camps’ were set up to provide students one or more weeks of intensive surfing. Students travel in the school van to Costa da Caparica (Praia do Infante), which offers perfect conditions for students to perfect their technique.
This package is aimed at adolescents with some experience or beginners aged over 14.
Surf boot camps take place during the summer holidays: June, July, August and September
Price: €175 (per week)
Lunch option + €40 (per week)
Boot camps run during the week (Monday to Friday), from 9 am to 6 pm, leaving from Amoreiras Shopping center or the surf school in Carcavelos.
We teach according IKO Level 1,2,3
Lesson: 2 hours lessons for 90€
Pack 1: 10 hours lessons for 400€
Pack 2: group of 2 people with 10 hours lessons for 350€ each
Pack 3: group of 4 people with 10 hours lessons for 300€ each
We use mostly Wainman havaii kites and boards.
Wind blowing from the north gives our location side on shore winds most times of the year, providing 20/35 kts of wind.
The water temperature is around 14/18C in middle and high season. You will need a wetsuit or shorty on summer.
The safety of a lake for child lessons or the extremes of the oceon for adrenaline junkies!!!
For those days with light wind, 8/12kts, we ride kitebuggy or streetkite.
Facilities: Accomodation / Kite storage / Retail shop / Bar/ BQ / Showers / Land area / Simulatores / Camping
From March to October