The team of the Baleal Surf Camp consists on a mix of local and international people. Many members have been working with us for several years or seasons.

Have a look and see who will welcome you at Baleal Surf Camp in 2024.

Bruno Bairros

Founder and manager of Baleal Surf Camp. Bruno’s been surfing in Peniche since the age of sevens and running Baleal Surf Camp since 1993. He is an experienced surfing instructor with a 2nd level degree from the Portuguese Surfing Federation and a life guard certificate. He graduated in International Relations and applied the theory to surfing…

Head Instructors

Gonçalo Lavado

Gonçalo was born in Leiria, Portugal. He’s a cool guy and really patience.

He is certified with level 1 by ISA + Beach Lifeguard and Emergency First Aid Instrutor and also the surf instructor course level 1 & 2 from the Portuguese Surfing Federation.

During his spare time, he likes to relax with the family and friends.

Caby - Baleal Surfcamp


Having grown up in Cabo Verde, Kaby has been surrounded by the ocean all his life. In addition to surfing, Kaby is also an experienced sailing instructor. He has spent many years sailing the waters of Cabo Verde and is an expert in reading the wind and waves.

His years of experience and his love for the water make him an excellent surf instructor. His infectious enthusiasm and warm personality make him a beloved member of the Baleal Surfcamp community.

Miguel Martins

Miguel Martins

Miguel Martins is a true Portuense, born and raised in the lively coastal city of Porto, Portugal, where the waves dance to the beat of his adventurous spirit. As a devoted bodyboarder, Miguel effortlessly glides across the waves, adding his unique flair and style to each ride.

Fuelled by his profound love for the ocean, Miguel embodies the essence of a water sports aficionado. Not only does he excel in bodyboarding, but he’s also certified in water safety and instruction, ensuring that his passion for the sea is matched by his commitment to safety.

But Miguel isn’t just about accolades and certifications. As a surf instructor, he’s all about creating a laid-back vibe where surfers of all levels feel right at home. With his easygoing nature and endless patience, learning from Miguel is like catching waves with a friend.


Marta Fonseca

Marta Fonseca

Originally from Atalaia, Lourinhã, she started to work with us as the surf school manager, but nows she’s managing the bookings and reservations department.
Marta studied Social Comunication in Leiria and then she used these excellent communication skills to manage a beach bar and she was also a lifeguard for 8 years.

During her free time she likes to play football, going to concerts and of course being close to the beach.

 Marketing & Media

André Jesus

André started surfing at Baleal and since then he has had a strong connection to Peniche. He studied Design, Technologies and Graphic Arts working in Marketing and Photography since then and specializing in sport in particular surfing in 2013.

If he’s not shooting in the sand, he’s doing what he loves most, playing guitar, drums and catching some waves.

Financial Department

Berta Farto

Berta was born in Peniche. She started to work with us in 2013 and since then she has been really helpful in the financial department.

She’s a really open minded person and during her free time she likes to walk on the beach and watch the amazing Peniche sunsets. She also loves to travel to meet new cultures and people.