Our Story


Venao Surf School Team

Anita and I (Yas) met in 2022 in Playa Venao when I was looking for a Surfing Coach. Fast forward 2023, we are now partners in crime!

Anita is a Surf Olympian and National Champion in longboard and shortboard. I used to be an Investment Banker and I am now a passionate surfer.

Together, we had the dream of providing high quality & professional coaching for surfers to help them develop their skills and confidence in the water.

We have designed the courses based on Anita's over 20 year coaching experience and also based on the courses I wished I had as I was learning and progressing my surfing as an adult.

All this while making sure that people are having fun in the ocean!

Anita - Founder and Head Coach

  • 23 years surfing with the Russian Olympian Team
  • Actual Russian National Champion in Longboarding and Shortboarding
  • Won the Master of Sports title in Surfing, one of the highest sport honorary titles in Russia
  • More than 20 year experience as a Surf Coach for Adults
  • More than 20 year experience as a Surf Coach for Children 
  • Certified ISA Level 1 and 2 Surf Coach
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Certified in First Rescue 
  • Fluent in English, Spanish, Portuguese and Russian

Yasmine - Founder and Operations Manager

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  • Surf-Loving and do-it-all girl from Morocco
  • As an ex-Investment Banker, I have a knack for planning, strategy, communication and making sure that everything is running smoothly
  • Fluent in English, French and Arabic. Spanish is work in progress :) 

Anita ripping waves...

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