Our guide comes from Portugal where he started surfing on his early teens.
For the last 18 years Gonçalo has been exploring Indonesian waves, knowing the best kept secrets at the Mentawai, Telos, Nias, Hinako, Banyak and other less famous islands.
Besides surf-guiding Gonçalo is also organising and preparing each trip. Over the years he has been surf-guiding on many different boats in Sumatra, allowing him to choose only the boats and crews he likes and trusts.
Gonçalo is a licensed Ocean Skipper, making him the right person to supervise the navigation and safety on board.
He lives in Padang for several years now and besides Portuguese mother language he is fluent in English, French, Spanish and in Bahasa Indonesia.
He is also an enthusiastic surfing photographer. Check out Gonçalo’s portfolio on his facebook page: facebook.com/pg/SumatraSurfTrip/photos