This was the first course of Amaury Academy in Portugal. Manuel Centeno, a famous bodyboard from Portugal, contacted me to organise a day of training with his bodyboarding school based in Matosinhos close to the city of Porto.
A crew of 20 riders came for the day, from 11 to 45 years old, all together with differents goals but with the same passion for bodyboarding.
We did a good theoretical course in the morning, Manuel was there to complete and also share with us his experience. The beach of Matosinhos is perfect to practice the base of the sport. This day the swell was big with a strong north wind but as the beach is really protected it was good for the course!
So we basically Works on how to paddle well, the positioning of the body on the board, how to adapt your line depends of the wave or on the moves you want to do, how to organise yourself at ther line up when its crowded..etc..
We finished the day with a good meal at a local restaurant which was well deserve after this good training.
Thanks to all the creo of Linha Da Onda and i really hope to see you guys this year for a new course with The Academy!!