At Surf Travel Academy, we are all about creating a global community of like-minded individuals who share a common love for the ocean and the adventures surf destinations hold.
HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Share de knowledge, live the dream
The surfboard and passport are two extensions of Marlene Marques, our founder. With a career spanning over two decades in journalism, surfing, and globetrotting, Marlene noticed a gap in the industry — a lack of credible, comprehensive education on surf travel.
She didn't just want to write about the world's best surf destinations or capture the perfect wave in a photo. She also yearned to share her extensive knowledge and practical tips with others. Thus, the Surf Travel Academy was born — a platform designed to teach you the ropes on how to explore the world's oceans like a pro.
But it wasn't enough just to teach you. We also take you from the virtual classroom straight to the glistening waves of far-flung locales, providing you with a full-circle experience that promises to change how you view surf travel forever.
STA IS BORN
The stars aligned, the tides were right, and in 2023, the Surf Travel Academy officially opened its virtual doors to the world. With a mission to revolutionize the concept of surf travel education, we set out to create a platform that caters to both novices and seasoned surfers alike.
FIRST COURSE DROPS
Within the same year, we released our flagship online course: "Surf Travel for Beginners." Designed to be your bible for surf travel, the course covers everything from selecting the right travel gear and understanding wave formation to securing the best way to connect with local communities.