TIAGO TRUEB“Surfing is my religion if I have one.” – Kelly Slater
Since the village where I live is near the sea in a place where it is possible to practice water sports regularly, I started surfing when I was 6 years old at SurfMilfontes.I ended up developing a huge passion for the ocean and a strong connection with natural environments. This local Surf School, taught, inspired and motivated me to improve my surfing skills and even after 13 years I’m still in love with the sensation of going up on a surfboard as if it was my first time. After practising this sport for such a long time, I’m certain that surfing is not just a hobby but rather a lifestyle.I started surfing at the same time as my brother, so we have been pushing and motivating each other since the very beginning. We even went surfing with a group of friends that also took lessons in the same Surf School, and that is why I’ve got used to have someone else in the water. Honestly, having the company of someone is part of the definition of surfing, despite being commonly considered an individual sport.Over the years, after analysing and riding so many waves, get to know many surfers and different styles of surfing, I ended up by giving advice and tips to friends or other people for them to improve their surfing skills. After some time, I understood that it was something that I could do has a job, and since I’m rather sociable and attentive, I can easily detect some technical mistakes and help people improve their experience.