WHO WE ARE
Birgit - Founder of Wavesisters, surf and yoga instructor
I had the idea to learn how to surf when I was about 16 years old. I had seen the surfers in the "Eisbach" in Munich, my home town. But I didn't know any surfers, didn't know where to turn to in order to learn it and was too shy to ask anybody. Therefore I first started climbing.
It took 10 years before I drove to the French Atlantic coast and tried to teach myself how to surf - without much success. Anyway, I tried it again and again because for me the ocean and waves meant fun. But only a surf course another three years later brought progress and my first real surf success.
Therefore I know: Every beginning is difficult but it could have been made easier. I have been surfing and doing yoga since 97' and have travelled and surfed across Europe as well as on the American continent and Asia. Since 2003, I've lived in Lanzarote spending a lot of summer time in France. Since 2005 I've been working as a surf instructor. I founded WaveSisters in the autumn of 2007.
Jule - Surf instructor Portugal
My enthusiasm for surfing started by accident. A friend of mine asked me if I want to join her in an surf camp holiday in France. I did windsurfing at this time, so i was hooked of the idea! When we arrived there, I was quite disappointed: no wind but super big waves, no sails but paddling!!
But already on the first day, surfing, waves and the ocean got me! From that point on, I spend all of my holidays next to surfing. Through surfing, I started to travel, which is another passion that goes often along with surfing and I met incredible people all over the world. With all that traveling, experiencing other cultures and dealing with nature I can say that it kind of changed me, my mind, my spirit, my connection to nature and myself.
In summer 2015 I finally moved to the ocean: Lisbon, where I started my Masters in Architecture. But during the season I’m your surf teacher in Costa da Caparica. As a surf teacher I have the opportunity to bring at least a small part of that passion to others. To show you how a sport can influence and change you!
Xenia - Camo Management Portugal
My heart is lost to the ocean. I love to observe the ocean and the waves that it creates. It calms my mind down. I made my first ride in summer 2009 and since then I am fully addicted to surfing. The moment when you take a wave fullfills me with peace and happiness. The next four years I’ve spent almost every summer, autumn or spring at the european coast. In 2012 I realized my dream to surf the east coast of „down under.“ Afterwords I surfed my biggest waves in Indonesia. After that I finally finished my studies now in Berlin I am deeply happy to spend time again at the ocean! I am super excited to be your camp manager and I am looking forward to meet your lovely souls! See you soon!
Camilla - Surf Instructor Lanzarote
I still remember vey well my first surf lessons in 2008 in cold Ireland/Bundoran where I used to live and not even the freezing water stopped me with falling in love with surfing:)
But as I moved back to my country Italy I didn't have many chances to surf so I started kite surfing and I just went on surf holidays couple of times. The truth was, I was missing surfing too much and its lifestyle so in 2013 I decided to change my life and follow my dream - move to Australia and since then surfing has been one of my priorities. I have been living and travelling in amazing surf destination like New Zealand, Indonesia, Philippines and Sri Lanka. I can definitely say, that decision changed my life!
I am now here in magic Lanzarote trying to transmit my passion to other people and tell them that it is never too late to do what you love to do!!
Gemma - surf instructor France
I can’t even remember the first time I surfed or stood up on a wave, but it must have felt great because I’ve always loved surfing! I grew up in a small town on the surf coast of Australia, where my family all surfed and my dad first taught me. As I’ve grown older my love for adventure sports, especially the surf and all of the sports that go with it has just grown. I first began teaching surfing during my summer breaks at University in 2012, where I was studying Outdoor Education and Adventure Eco-tourism. I enjoyed surf coaching so much over those three years that since finishing my degrees I’ve found it hard to give up on work in the ocean and currently spend my Australian summers teaching surfing and winters travelling and surfing! I often don’t see too many women out in the water and am passionate about getting more girls out there, surfing is such a fun and challenging sport and I want to share it with as many people as I can! I definitely believe that the best surfer out in the water is the one having the most fun, that’s what it’s all about! This will be my first season teaching surfing in France and I look forward to spending it spreading my love of surfing too as many women as I can.
Alina - Helper und Yoga instructor Frankreich
The first time I got closer to the surf was only last year in November. Actually I was looking for Yoga holidays but then I found the website from WaveSisters. It was just by chance. So spontaneously I booked my first surf and yoga class. Even as a child + teen I was a water rat and I spend a lot of time with training sessions in the swimming pool. After this week of holiday in lanzarote I was only thinking about to be able to surf. Now, with helping Birgit and her team I can learn surfing the hole summer! At home I did a lot of Yoga practice and also instructing, so the complete package was right for me. Ocean, Beach, Sun, SURF and YOGA, what else could you want?!?
Now I´m very happy to welcome you as the MFA „Girl for all“ and Yogainstructor in France and to have a great and exciting summer with you together. As a trained doctor´s assistant and studied Social- and Healthmanager I can assist and give you advice as well.
Jelana - All around helper
I don't really remember how I got addicted to surfing. I have always loved the beach, the ocean and travelling. Then, one day around 2011, I joined my first surf course. Surfing is part of my life ever since. I use every holiday - long or short - for a trip to enjoy the waves. Because of my constant "search for waves" I went to quite a few corners of Europe and my travel wish list is still long.
I am the helper at WaveSisters and pick you up from the airport, take care of the car and make sure that you have a cosy bed, sand free wetsuits and wax on your surfboards.