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.
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).
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.