Surfcamp Fuerteventura Team

Name: Tine | Surfs since: 2005 | Nationality: German | Occupation: Photographer

Since 2007 Tine lives and surfs in Fuerteventura. Tine makes sure that you can enjoy your holiday without a care. She organises our office, airport transfers, accommodation, surf lessons and is always available to fix any problems or provide any desires. Regularly Tine attends the surf lessons to shoot pictures of you surfing in professional quality.
"Surfing fascinates me. There is no other sport that bring you closer to nature than surfing."

Name: Christof | Surfs since: 1999 | Nationality: German | Occupation: Grafik Designer and BSA Surf Coach, SLSA Beach Lifeguard

Christof is the founder of OTRO MODO Surfschool. He has worked for more than 9 years as a surf instructor for both beginner and advanced surfers in surfcamps in France, Spain, Fuerteventura, Lanzarote and Indonesia. With regular on-the-job training he ensures that the surf coaching skills of his team are up to date. Feedback sheets and weekly team meetings ensure permanent quality.
"I invite you to a relaxing holiday with sun, sea, new impressions and friends. ...and of course lots of fun, action and adventure!"

Name: Emiel | Surfs since: 2008 | Nationality: Belgian | Occupation: Architect and ISA Surf Coach, SLSA Beach Lifeguard

Emiel is the head coach of our surf school. He grew up in Belgium, learned to surf in the North Sea and surfed waves in water as cold as 2 degrees. In 2015, he interrupted his career as an archtiekt to devote himself entirely to surfing. Since then he has been following waves around the globe and worked in many surf schools and surf camps in Europe.
Emiel is an ISA surf instructor and SLSA Beach Lifeguard.
Our team and guests greatly benefit from his experience as a surfer and surf instructor. He has a great sense of humour and that kind of mischievous smile that makes you instantly like him. Emiel's passion for surfing has been unbroken since his first wave:
"There are no bad waves, only unmotivated surfers!"

Name: Derek | Surfs since: 1992 | Nationality: British | Occupation: Surfing GB Instructor, SLSA Beach Lifeguard

Derek is our surf instructor for families, kids and surf beginners. He grew up in South Africa and feels close to the sea since childhood. Derek is Surfing GB surf instructor and SLSA Beach Lifeguard.
Our guests love the warm and engaging way to teach surfing, it shows his true love for the ocean. Derek lives by the surfer's wisdom:
"The best surfer is the one who has the most fun!"

Name: Jana | Yoga since: 2010 | Nationality: German | Occupation: Yoga & Fitness Teacher

Already as child, Jana barely missed a day without sports. She quickly realized that this passion would determine her life and she decided to study sports science. Since 2012, Jana has been working on Fuerteventura. She is an experienced yoga teacher and teaches all levels. Whether you are a beginner, advanced, advanced, young or old.
Yoga classes can be arranged for groups or individuals for better balance in surf and in life. Sessions on the beach or in a private, harmonious environment.
"Yoga for Surfers helps you remain present and aware so you can deepen the thrill of being one with the nature in the water and on land. Aloha and Namaste"

Name: Lisa | Yoga since: 2012 | Nationality: Austrian | Profession: Yoga teacher

Lisa is a certified yoga teacher. She teaches the yoga classes in our Surf Villa in La Pared. Her yoga classes include dynamic elements from Vinyasa Yoga as well as more passive Yin Yoga asanas.
Whether you just want to try yoga for a change, or want to gain new inspiration for your own yoga practice, Lisa's classes welcome all levels. Besides yoga classes in smaller groups, there is also the possibility to book private classes.
As a complement to your surf lessons or to bring your body, mind and soul back into balance, the yoga classes will definitely help you to enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
"I love sharing my passion for yoga with my students!"

Name: Carlos | Surfs since: 2008 | Nationality: Spanish | Occupation: Photographer

The surf photographer Carlos lives and works since many on Fuerteventura. More than ten years ago Carlos started surfing.
Carlos regularly accompanies the surf class and takes surf pictures in professional quality.
"Water is constantly changing shape and color, it's hard and soft at the same time, water reflects the light and swallows it, it's very exciting to capture the moment when man and water become one. That's why I became a surf photographer."

Former team members

Name: Victor | Surfs since: 2005 | Nationality: Spanish | Occupation: FCS Level 2 Instructor, SLSGB Beach Lifeguard

Victor is the surf school's head coach. With his FCS Level 2 and SLSGB Beach Lifeguard certificate, the certified sports scientist is the most experienced surf instructor in our team. Victor plans the surf courses and attends the surf lessons every day. In his role as a contact person for our guests and team members, he is the "glue" that keeps everything together.
"Surfing for me is an outlet and equation at the same time. It brings me to the ground and makes clear to me; it's not about winning or losing, it's about going with the Wave - Go With The Flow!!!"

Name: Rick | Surf since: 2001 | Nationality: Dutch | Occupation: Sports Student and BSA Level 2 Surf Coach, SLSA Beach Lifeguard

Rick was the head coach of OTRO MODO Surfschool. He's got salt water in his veins, because he only stops surfing for sleeping and eating.
Rick has the right advice for every type of surfer, it doesent matter if you are a beginner surfer and praticing your first take off or if you have already a lot of surfing experience and want to turn your top turns into cut backs.
"Work sucks, Go surfing!"

Name: Lenny | Surfs since: 2001 | Nationality: German | Occupation: Sport Science Student

Lenny can not imagine a life without surfing since more than five years. The past summers he worked together with Christof for a Surfcamp in France.
As he’s got new aims, now he supports the OTRO MODO Crew with their, surf lessons, office organisation and surf guiding trips.
"Surf now, apocalypse later"