Everyone who lives or spends time on Sal knows that the local surfers here are unbelievable. Cape Verde is a magical place and one of the best watersports destinations in the world proven by the world class athletes this tiny island has produced.
Like many other people who live here I have always found it frustrating that there are so many young talented Cape Verdeans here without opportunities to compete or gain sponsorship.
We have therefore founded a charity here called dreambig caboverde and made sure that since we opened we have lent out equipment for these kids to practice, we also encourage tourists to leave old equipment here (wetsuits, harnesses and sometimes boards and kites).
So if you are planning to come over to Cape Verde and do some watersports, remember to bring that old wetsuit with the hole in the back or a board that is just lying around in the garage. You could be giving it to the next world champion!!!
We can accept donations here at the school and make sure someone gets some equipment that truly deserves it. Please also check our facebook page with other ways you can get involved to help. DREAMBIGCABOVERDE
We also sponsor the local surfers to go and compete in the other islands – OBVIOUSLY they always WIN!!!
In the summer when we are quiet we run free English lessons