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WSL Pro: Karina Abras - Learn to Surf!

Florianópolis, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Karina Abras

90 mins
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

What you'll do

Florianopolis is the home to some of the best surf in Brazil! This is why there are so many great surfing professionals that grow up here.

To introduce you to surfing, we’ll meet at the shop Easy Surf located at Joaquina Beach. First we’ll have a beach theory lesson to learn the basics of surfing - we’ll practice paddling and stand up techniques. Then we’ll head to the water and your dream to surf will come true! We'll get you standing and riding waves in no time.

Once we learn to surf, in my other experience I can take you for an amazing day trip or overnight trip to Guarda do Embau or Rosa Beach. Two of the best breaks near Florianopolis.
Other things to note
Be ready to change your life!
Florianopolis is the home to some of the best surf in Brazil! This is why there are so many great surfing professionals that grow up here.

To introduce you to surfing, we’ll meet at the shop Easy Surf located at Joaquina Beach. First we’ll have a beach theory lesson to learn the basics of surfing - we’ll practice paddling and stand up techniques. Then we’ll head to the water and your dream to surf will come true! We'll get you st…

Karina Abras's commitment to safety

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What's included

  • Drinks
    drinking water
  • Equipment
    Surfboards & wetsuits
From £18
/ person
Thu, 3 Dec
10:00 - 11:30
£18 per person
£18 per person
Fri, 4 Dec
10:00 - 11:30
£18 per person
£18 per person
Sat, 5 Dec
10:00 - 11:30
£18 per person
£18 per person

Meet your host, Karina Abras

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 69 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have been a passionate surfer since 6 years old. My dream was to be a professional surfer and travel the world!

This dream came true :) I became 3 times Brazilian Longboard Champion and run on the WSL World Tour for 10 years. My best result was 7th in the world!

I started teaching surf lessons because I wanted to share my passion with everybody!

I’m accredited by Surfing Australia, ISA (International Surfing Association) , BSA (British Surfing Association) and ACES (Associação Catarinense de Escolas de Surf).
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In partnership with World Surf League

World Surf League approved
This experience is hand-picked by the WSL, home of the world’s best surfers.


As the governing body for the sport of professional surfing, the World Surf League (WSL) oversees a global tour of men’s and women’s shortboard, longboard, big wave, and development tier competitions, and has crowned annual world champions since 1976. Its members include more than 2,500 of the world’s best surfers, and millions of fans around the world. Supporting pros and beginners alike, the WSL believes that the more time we spend in the water, the better the world will be.

Where you'll be

We’ll be at Easy Surf School and Trips located at Joaquina Beach, in Florianopolis, known as The Magic Island.

Surf events have happened at Joaquina Beach since 1970, which has made the beach known worldwide.

The beach also has good infrastructure, in addition to a beautiful landscape formed by the contrast of the dunes, the sea, and the cluster of rocks.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 69 reviews.

Pedro
November 2020
Experiência sensacional! Desde a chegada com a recepção calorosa e as histórias admiráveis de uma carreira de sucesso da Karina, passando pelas valiosas instruções técnicas, que são aplicadas de modo didático e divertido, até o pós surf descontraído! Recomendo fortemente! Karina, obrigado pela melhor onda da minha vida!
Experiência sensacional! Desde a chegada com a recepção calorosa e as histórias admiráveis de uma carreira de sucesso da Karina, passando pelas valiosas instruções técnicas, que sã…
Barbara
November 2020
Minha experiência foi super especial. Karina é fantástica. .. foi super gentil, atenciosa e acima de tudo profissional. Eu nunca tinha praticado qualquer esporte com pranchas ou similar e suas orientações foram muito importantes pra que eu conseguisse viver um pouquinho de surf na vida. Sim ! Peguei onda( pra mim foi uma super onda rsrs! ), fiquei de pé e ameeeei a experiência. Não sou nenhuma menininha ( tenho 36 anos) mas me senti um criança livre explorando um mar incrível e super cuidada e segura pelo apoio da Karina. Resumindo...foi maravilhoso !
Minha experiência foi super especial. Karina é fantástica. .. foi super gentil, atenciosa e acima de tudo profissional. Eu nunca tinha praticado qualquer esporte com pranchas ou s…
Deb
February 2020
This was an awesome experience because I have been surfing for a while but with bad habits! I have a lot to practice and loved Kika’s style!
Adriana
February 2020
My family and I had a great time with Karina. None of us had surfed before so we were super excited with the idea of trying something new. Karina was patient and gave us all the tips we needed to enjoy ourselves while learning. She seemed knowledgeable and experienced. I definitely recommend her classes!
My family and I had a great time with Karina. None of us had surfed before so we were super excited with the idea of trying something new. Karina was patient and gave us all the ti…
Florian
February 2020
Karina isn't only a professional surfer but she's also a great teacher who will explain and show you the basics patiently, in perfect English and with passion. Highly recommended!
Anneke
January 2020
AH-MAZ-ING! Karina is a fantastic instructor and she genuinely cares that everyone has a great time. She’s personable, knowledgeable and I would definitely take lessons with her again! Don’t miss out on an excellent experience!

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  • Thu, 3 Dec
    10:00 - 11:30
    £18 per person
  • Fri, 4 Dec
    10:00 - 11:30
    £18 per person
  • Sat, 5 Dec
    10:00 - 11:30
    £18 per person
  • Mon, 7 Dec
    10:00 - 11:30
    £18 per person
  • Tue, 8 Dec
    10:00 - 11:30
    £18 per person
  • Wed, 9 Dec
    10:00 - 11:30
    £18 per person
  • Thu, 10 Dec
    10:00 - 11:30
    £18 per person
  • Fri, 11 Dec
    10:00 - 11:30
    £18 per person

Activity advisory

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend.

What to bring

Swimsuit, towel and sunscreen.