Our team

We have a great team here at South Coast who will share our passion for surfing and our respect for the sea and the natural environment. With us you will learn to surf safely while having fun!

We have many years experience teaching groups of all ages and levels. The human touch is important to us, and you will each receive personal attention focused on your needs: we’re flexible and will adapt to you. Between us we speak various languages: Spanish, English, German and Portuguese.

So now, let’s hit the beach!

Santiago Freundt

Santiago Freundt

Founder & Director of the school

Born in Peru, a country known worldwide for its waves, Santi has been surfing for more than 20 years and is passionate about the sport. His principle hope is for his students to share that passion and enjoy learning to surf. Registered as an instructor with the Spanish Surf Federation and certified to work in Tourism. Santi speaks Spanish, English, and Portuguese.

Victoria Avila

Victoria Avila

Coordinator

Viki runs the school, the Surf Camps, and our shop. A lover of the sea and of nature, Viki wants you to get the most out of your holidays and will point you toward the best places up and down the Cádiz coast. Certified in Tourism, she speaks Spanish, English and German.

Pablo Pereira

Pablo Pereira

Instructor

Native and surfer of all his life,Pablo decided to dedicate himself to teach this sport and transmit this passion to his learners.He is a very technical instructor and he will teach you how to catch many waves in a funny way! Qualifified in Morocco by The International Surfing Association (ISA) and the respective Safety and Rescue course for surf instructors by the Surf Life Saving GB (member of the International Rescue Association) in France. He also takes part at several surfing events as judge and organizer of local championships. You will love to spend some time with this soul surfer! You will love to spend some time with this soul surfer!

Ariel Holtz

Ariel Holtz

Physical trainer

Ariel has been working for years on physical preparation for both, athletes and people who are new to sports. In surf sessions he helps us with physical conditioning by working with flexibility, speed and power. Before and after the surf sessions it is very important to heat and stretch the muscles. He also advises us on sports nutrition to improve our performance. Studies: INEF (Buenos Aires - Argentina) • Instructor of Musculation and Functional Training (Academia Orthos- Madrid) • Physical Conditioning (Buenos Aires) • Personal Trainer • Sports Nutrition (Madrid).

Cristian Masciale

Cristian Masciale

Instructor

Known as "Popoto", born in Argentina, he is passionate about this sport, since he started practising it a few years ago. He is very methodical in teaching and likes to see the evolution of his students. In addition to surfing instructor, he is also a snowboard instructor, a sport he has beeb practising for many years in South America, many years in South America, where he obtained his degrees. If your level is zero, he will guide you in your first steps in surfing!

Mercedes Naranjo

Mercedes Naranjo

Instructor

Passionate surfer and in love with the sea, she is in charge of the kid... She is an experienced child psychologist in her native Cordoba. She motivates anyone who feels insecure facing the sea, encouraging them to overcome any obstacle that may arise. She likes to travel in search of waves!