Classes conducted by professional athletes.
Uri Valadão Bodyboarding School is a good option for those who want to have an experience in the sea, conducted by the sport’s champions and professional athletes who help the students to have all the confidence and didactics necessary to become independent as soon as possible. Uri Valadão, professional athlete and world champion of the sport in 2008, leads the school and the instructors’ team, which also counts on the Bahia champion Alexandre Milazzo, and other professional athletes who joined the Genesis Bodyboarding School, led by coach Márcio Torres.
The school’s point at Stella Maris Beach is the place for most classes, but many other paradisiacal beaches on the north coast of Salvador make part of the points chosen for weekend classes. Divided into beginner classes I and II and Further Training course, classes are made to attend since those people who have never had contact with bodyboarding or with the sea until those who want to improve their maneuvers’ level and quality.
The school receives people from all over the world. Germans, Colombians, Chileans, Venezuelans and Argentines have already been there. It is also important to know that during the winter, the school has different operation times: it works from Wednesday mornings at 6:30 am, prioritizing beaches into the city: 3ª ponte, Jaguaribe and Piatã. On Thursdays and Fridays, the afternoon is in Stella Maris, depending on the tide table. At weekends, always in Stella, from 6:30 am on.
Uri Valadão Bodyboarding School
Address: Stella Maris Beach, near Barraca do Lôro and the Grand Hotel de Stella
Operation time: classes take place on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays for all categories (Beginners I and II and Further Training), from 6:30 a.m. to 7:50 a.m. from 8 a.m. to 9:20 a.m. from 9.30 a.m. to 10.50 a.m. On weekdays *, classes ** usually take place every Wednesday and Friday at 6:30 a.m. and on Thursdays at 4:00 p.m.
Admission: single class R$ 80.00 or monthly fee from R$ 120,00 to R$ 280,00 depending on the category you fit and the number of classes you chose.
Important: call ahead to schedule time and see class sizes.
Phone: 71 98107-0527 or 71 98852-3075 @escolauirvaladao
* During the week, classes are subject to change both in relation to the days and the schedules, according to the demand and the sea conditions. Teachers will tell the information during the week.
** Classes last for 01:20.
Escola de Bodyboarding Uri Valadão. Stella Maris. Foto: Amanda Oliveira.