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WSL Pro:Karina Abras - Surf Coach

Florianópolis, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Karina Abras

2 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, 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. There is a wide variety of waves in the region and we'll have you surfing during the best conditions.

We’ll meet at the shop Easy Surf located at Joaquina Beach.

My goal is to teach groms, young competitors, and intermediate surfers to improve their athletic performance by providing instant video feedback and analysis. This is how the good surfers become better!
We’ll have theory lessons covering every aspect of surfing including swell forecasting, board design, etiquette and judging.

My insights from contests will help your surfing get to the next level!
Other things to note
Video enable us to show you exactly what you look like and what you need to do.
It brings in line what you think you are doing with what you are actually doing.
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. There is a wide variety of waves in the region and we'll have you surfing during the best conditions.

We’ll meet at the shop Easy Surf located at Joaquina Beach.

My goal is to teach groms, young competitors, and intermediate surfers to improve their athletic performance by providing in…

Karina Abras's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Drinks
    drinking water
  • Equipment
    Video analyse
From $36
/ person
Sun, Feb 28
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$36 per person
$36 per person
Sun, Mar 7
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$36 per person
$36 per person
Sun, Mar 14
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$36 per person
$36 per person

Meet your host, Karina Abras

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 4 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!

Now I’m looking forward to share some tips & knowledge

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.

If swell forecast is not favourable, we’ll go to other good breaks close by.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Kael
January 2020
My experience with Karina was wonderful, she explained everything in very simple steps, pay attention to our form and performance. Also, is easy to see how passionate she is about surfing, when in the water she’s always smiling and giving you good vibes. The class was super personalized, she was explaining fluently in Portuguese, Spanish and English to every student. Also when I woke up before the class I had a message on my phone from Karina Saying “are you ready to change your life?” Lets surf!” That was awesome! If you are interested in learning how to surf don’t hesitate to take Karina’s class. Most likely you’ll be staying on the board since the first day and happy since you arrive at the beach.
My experience with Karina was wonderful, she explained everything in very simple steps, pay attention to our form and performance. Also, is easy to see how passionate she is abou…
Carly
January 2019
My boyfriend and I took a private lesson with Karina. We had a great time! Although different levels, Karina worked with us both in the water, helping me 1:1 practice popping up and watching and providing feedback for my boyfriend. We both got what we needed out of the lesson and it speaks to Karina's teaching style and patience that she was able to work with such different skill levels! Karina knows everything there is to know about surfing both in Florianopolis and around the world so she has a lot of fun stories and anecdotes. I highly recommend taking a lesson with Karina!
My boyfriend and I took a private lesson with Karina. We had a great time! Although different levels, Karina worked with us both in the water, helping me 1:1 practice popping up an…
Fernando
January 2019
Karina was a great coach, both for me as an intermediate surfer and my girlfriend who is just starting. She's coached kids who are now in the WSL. It's really rare for an athlete to be able to articulate the ways in which you can improve, and Karina succeeded. Im clearer now on what I need to work on, so it was 100% worth it. Highly recommend!
Karina was a great coach, both for me as an intermediate surfer and my girlfriend who is just starting. She's coached kids who are now in the WSL. It's really rare for an athlete t…
Elizabeth
September 2018
Terrific experience! Highly recommended!

Choose from available dates

5 available
  • Sun, Feb 28
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $36 per person
  • Sun, Mar 7
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $36 per person
  • Sun, Mar 14
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $36 per person
  • Sun, Mar 21
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $36 per person
  • Sun, Mar 28
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $36 per person

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

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

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Your board, wetsuit, swimsuit, towel and sunscreen