MEET THE TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

ARITZ ARANBURU

Founder and Pro Surfer

His home is the ocean. He has swam next to coral reefs, volcanic lava seabeds and sandbanks. He has surfed millions of waves around the globe and has broken unthinkable barriers based on great perseverance. European champion and the only Spaniard to have competed in the world’s surfing elite and at some point he was the fifth European to reach it (achieved in 2007). Pioneer in a discipline dominated by Australians, Hawaiians and Brazilians.

His desire to share his passion has encouraged him to found Shelter Surf, with the aim of teaching how to enjoy our environment, the sea.

ANE KANO​

Director

She’s our general manager. Her years of experience in sports management and coordination, added to her years of training initiated with the Bachelor of Science in Physical Activity and Sport, make her our main engine.

Cheerful and energetic, she is in constant movement to offer the best of our sector to our customers.

Alegre y energética está en constante movimiento para ofrecer a los clientes lo mejor de nuestro sector.

INDAR UNANUE

National surf trainer and big wave surfer

He’s our surf Coach. His 20 years surfing and 10 years dedicated professionally in all fields; contestant, free surfer, big wave surfer and as a trainer.

All this makes Indar a great coach, communicating all that experience to our surfers.

FRAN PREVITERA

National surf trainer

From a very young age he moves between the waves and the vocation to teach others the benefits of surfing. His years in the water have given him the harmony that is so necessary to be a good teacher; patience, kindness, subtlety and communication.

JULEN AGUIRREGOMEZCORTA

Personal trainer

He is our personal trainer and sports rehabilitation trainer, in addition to being the physical trainer of Aritz Aranburu. After several years playing handball in professional categories he has transferred his passion for training to our functional room. Thanks to his extensive training, he covers different fields: health, recovery from injuries, and specific training complementary to sports such as handball, surfing, marathons, football …

The sports world is constantly innovating and that is why he follows in an ongoing training hand in hand with the best as Michael Boyle, Craig Liebenson, John Gray, DNS…

OUR VALUES

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Commitment to quality

Our quality management system is oriented towards the process of continuous improvement, which serves us as an instrument on the road to excellence.

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Orientation to the athlete

We dedicate our efforts to know and satisfy the needs of our athletes, providing them with a quality service that meets their expectations.

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Innovation

The continuous improvement through the constant modernization of the means, the continuous training of the personnel and the improvement of the infrastructure, brings added value to the practiced sports.

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Environmental responsibility

We undertake actions aimed at preserving the environment, promoting sustainable development, awareness and a proactive attitude in initiatives that encourage this commitment.

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Transparency

We carry out our work with the greatest possible clarity, truthfully informing the processes, mainly those related to the partners.

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Social Welfare

We offer an extensive sports programming, which contributes to improve the health and interpersonal relations of the society.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Do you have any doubt?
To start surfing it is not necessary to have a specific physical form, but you do need to know how to swim.
Yes, without problem. We offer classes and courses for families.
Our youngest students start surfing in the summer school and the Easter school when they are 3 years old. We play on the shore, we teach them how the sea works and they always catch their first waves with the help of our qualified instructors. They have a great time!
Surfing has no age. It’s never too late to start surfing. We have older students in the school and each one does it at their own pace, so there is nothing to prevent learning to surf at 40, 50 or older.
If you want to enjoy surfing to the fullest, it is convenient to prepare yourself physically beforehand. You can combine your surf sessions with functional training in our gym.
All our monitors speak 3 languages: Basque, Spanish and English.
No. Although the classes are mainly practical, if it is the first time you are going to enter the water, our monitors will give you some basic notions about how the sea works, safety and how you should position yourself on the board. Inside the water, we will teach you to interpret the waves and the sea.
You can book and pay for the class through our website. You can also call us or write to us by Whatsapp 684 45 75 31 to reserve and pay for the class or course at the school.
Call us in advance and do not run out of space. If you want to surf in high season, July and August, you must sign up early. During the rest of the year, you can usually sign up at short notice. Write us by Whatsapp to book your class: 684 45 75 31
Yes it is possible, although it will depend on the availability of groups at that time. If you are interested in joining a group, do not hesitate to call us to find a free slot for you depending on your level. Write us by Whatsapp or call us to reserve your class: 684 45 75 31
Before the class or the course we check the sea conditions. In case there are no waves or there is a sea too big for you, we will find another time to hold the class.
Yes, the complete surf equipment is included in all prices, board and wetsuit. Also civil liability insurance and use of changing rooms and showers.
We have winter and summer surf suits. In July and August there are clients who prefer to surf without wetsuits and only use lycra and swimsuits. We always provide wetsuit to our clients, it is included in the price of the surf course.
Of course. If you already have your own wetsuit, it is recommended that you use your own, as it will likely fit better than a school wetsuit that has a standard shape to fit people with different body shapes.