Born and raised in Ribamar, he grew up amongst the best surfers of Ericeira. He knows all the secrets of this magic coast. Filipe used to compete at bodyboarding for 13 years and was triple champion of western Portugal. Since 2005 he turned this motivation, to teach the art of riding waves.
As a professional surfer she started the first female surf school in Portugal in 1998.
Years ago she moved to Ericeira to be able to surf the best waves of Europe every day. She continues training girls for competition.
As a natural sequence of a dedicated surfing career she always had a strong affection for big waves. As the first and only Portuguese surfer girl she decided to challenge tow-in surfing, and was nominated for the Billabong XXL Awards.