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.
- 2014: 2 times invited to the Sumol Nazaré Special Edition
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.
Accommodation: 5 nights / 3 surf lessons in Mountain view rooms – 2 PAX
*2 Stars Hotel (Vila Bela Hotel), Private Bathroom, Air conditioning, Satellite TV, Breakfast included, Surf Library, Free WiFi, Laundry, Restaurant with traditional food
Surf Lessons: 2 mins walk from the beach, 1.5 – 2 hrs lesson, Surfboard included, Wetsuit included, Insurance, Free photos
We offer Portuguese school children activity day camps during school holidays. This will undoubtedly guarantee a unique and unforgettable holiday, offering uninterrupted contact with nature in a healthy and unspoiled environment. Here, children gain new experiences through practicing water sports, as well as increasing their interest in nature conservation and improving their environmental awareness.
– Surf/Bodyboarding school
– Café with indoor activity space
– First-aid point
– Dedicated area on the beach
– Beach tent
– Straw sunshades
– Football pitch
– Volleyball pitch
Holiday camps – School holidays:
– Summer (June–September)
9 am: Students arrive
10.30 am-12.30 pm: Sports activities – surfing or bodyboarding
1 pm: Lunch at the Windsurf Café (Optional)
2-3 pm: Rest
3-4.30 pm: Sports activities – surfing or bodyboarding
6 pm: End of activities
Price: €150 (per week)
– Includes two surf lessons per day, experienced and accredited teachers, all equipment provided by the school and sports insurance.
– Lunch (optional): + €40 (per week)
School management reserves the right to alter the program set out, whenever this might be required for safety reasons or for reasons beyond our control.
We also offer a pick-up service (Amoreiras shopping center – Beach – Amoreiras shopping center).