We believe in people

We believe only dedicated, passionate human beings can create amazing surf travel experiences. This is why our focus is on building a family of highly professional team members from across the world. Each member of our team is carefully hand-picked, trained and committed to offer the best surf travel experiences for beginners & intermediates.

Gabriel Lanoix Cofounder Barefoot Surf Travel
Gabriel Lanoix
Cofounder

I first tried surfing at the age of 12. I got my first surfboard in a surf shop in Cocoa Beach, Florida. My mom was talking to this lady who said her son was a pro surfer and that I should get the traction pad with a big “K” because it was one of her son’s company.

As a 12-year-old kid from Canada, I had no idea who Kelly Slater was, Read more

Alexandre Vassilatos Cofounder Barefoot Surf Travel
Alexandre Vassilatos
Cofounder

I was 15 years old and on a family vacation to the East Coast of the USA when everything started from me. Seeing people surfing at the beach made me feel like my bodyboard wasn’t exciting anymore. Now, I wanted to surf. So my parents brought me to this surf shop to get some information. After asking us where we were from, the guys at the surf shop told us there was a “standing wave” in my hometown, Montreal!  Read more

Naomi Bishop Head Surf Coach Barefoot Surf Travel
Naomi Bishop
Head Surf Coach

From:
England

What I love…
Friends, family, surfing, delicious food, discovering where has the best coffee, a cuppa tea with my friends, a job that lets me travel the world, Stance socks.

Franco Rivas Head Surf Coach Barefoot Surf Travel
Franco Rivas
Head Surf Coach

From:
Argentina

What I love…
Surfing every day, carving waves, barrels, music, nature, AFT gallery (Surf&Art movement) and making the world a better place.

Martin Livernois Operation Manager
Martin Livernois
Operation Manager

From:
Canada

What I love…
Barrels, hitting the lip of a wave, mother earth, bonfires, friends, family, learning new things, tropical weather, music, people that make a difference and that push the limits.

Wayan Mayox Surf Instructor Bali Indonesia
Wayan Mayox
 Surf Coach, Bali

From:
Bali

What I love…
Surfing every day, riding bikes and building them, traveling, eating, chilling and watching surf movies.

Frederique Lessard Social Media - Think Social
Frederique Lessard
Social Media Director

From:
Canada

What I love…
I love to enjoy every moment in life. I’m passionate about snowboarding, both freestyle and powder days. I love traveling, my family and dogs!

Rex Calderon Surf Instructor Nicaragua
Rex Calderon
Surf coach

From:
Nicaragua

What I love…
Surf, skateboard, Jiu-jitsu, tubes, airs, dulce de leche.

Israel Barona Surf Guide
Israel Barona
Head Surf Coach

From:
Ecuador

What I love…
Surfing, eating, sleeping, skateboarding, music.

Marie-Christine Amyot Surf Guide Ecuador
Marie-Christine Amyot
Surf Travel Director

From:
Canada

What I love…
Being in the ocean, surfing, snowboarding, yoga, afternoon naps, water slides, laughing, dreaming, milkshakes, mojitos, peanut butter, chocolate and spending time with family, friends and my boyfriend,

Francois Haché
François Haché
Surf Travel Director

From:
Canada

What I love…
Music, long surfing sessions, climbing, outdoors, burritos, hot sauce, positive attitudes and sunsets at Maderas.

Simon Pierre Coté Surfing Filmaker
Simon-Pierre Côté
Filmaker

From:
Canada

What I love…
Surfing with friends, going left on a wave, capturing great images, discovering the world, foreign cultures and beautiful women.