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 2019.

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.

Pedro Soares

Natural from Leiria, Pedro always had an addiction to the sea. He studied sports in general and did a postgraduate in Surf & Performance. He is also Certified with level 1 by ISA also Beach Lifeguard and Emergency First Aid Instrutor.

When he is not close to the sea he really likes to go to the forest being in contact with the nature and collect some mushrooms for dinner.

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.


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

Ricardo Francisco

Ricardo was born and raised in Peniche. Working with us as videographer since 2013, his local knowledge and connetion to the ocean makes him capture the most amazing moments.

During his free time he likes to be close to nature taking some pictures and walking his dog. He’s really helpfull and will give you some pointers.

He is not certified by ISA, but his camera have ISO 🙂

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.

Finantial 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.