María Ortega

Name: María Ortega
Age: 32 years
Place of living: Born in Jaca (aragon), living in Fuerteventura for years now
Years Surfing: since 2009.
Languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish
Qualification: TD1, sporty surf instructor
Places been: California, Morocco, France, Northern Spain, and Canary Islands

How did you start surfing?
I tried it for the first time in Australia, and I decided that when I returned to Barcelona I would search for waves to learn surfing even if it was hard. After improving during the winter in Barcelona I needed more time in the water. I decided to start to do surf trips from one place to another one with one goal: surfing. But even this was not enough. So I decided to move to a place which had waves all year round, was warm and sunny. I found the best little island called Fuerteventura.

What do you want to convey to the students?
The emotion and fun it can bring to your life as beautiful and pure as surfing itself. I would like that my students go home with so much smiles and adrenaline that they won’t ever forget it.

Why learn to surf in Fuerteventura?
It’s a perfect island because of its sandy beaches which carry the perfect waves. The natural and beautiful landscape will excite anyone.

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