Thorsten Kegler

At this point just some information about me.

My name is Thorsten and I discovered surfing in the early 90’s.

With my then green VW bus, I spent every imaginable free time in southern France and northern Spain. With a surfboard not suitable for beginners and no internet knowledge, they searched for waves and somehow gave their best to ride the waves of the Atlantic.

But in the mid-90s I turned my back on this sport and devoted myself entirely to snowboarding and the mountains.

In 1999 the turning point came again. I sold all my belongings, moved into a Mercedes bus and headed back to the sea.
2-week surf course, 2 months between France and Portugal and 3 months in a row in Costa Rica. And that was just the beginning of a journey of no return to Germany.

This was followed by a surf sport companion training and many years of experience in various surf camps, as well as surf trips and surf guiding around the world.

I concentrated on the advanced training, developed my own concept and stayed true to my line: to impart knowledge to surfers after they have started surfing.

With my „Secret Surf Travel“ project, I would like to take you on a journey into the world of surfing, improve and build up your skills, give tips and above all point the way to becoming an independent surfer.

“ No matter how good a surfer is, there is always one point or another that can be improved. „

Even today I live and work in my bus, organize surfing events, have a SUP stations in Germany and spend a lot of time at the ocean.

The “ Algarve Surf House “ Project was always a dream that looks like its coming up now.

So here we go and Join the Algarve with us.

Certifications SURF

ISA Surf Instructor Level 1 + 2

ISA Contest Director and Judge Level 1, 2 , 3

DWV Surf instructor with many years of experience in advanced surfing all over the world

Surf Life Saving Program GB

Certifications SUP

ISA SUP Instructor

VDWS SUP Instructor and training management

SUP Instructor of the Austrian SUP Federation

SUP Instructor level 1 & 2 of the International Canoe ACA

Functional Paddle Trainer / Portugal

German Rescue Silver