In 2013, Darlan Lopes, a two-time East Coast Pro Surfing Champion and Viking Surfboards representative, established Viking Surf Camp in Fort Lauderdale Beach. As Viking Surf Camp Coach, Owner and Operator, Darlan has more than 34 years of experience surfing and competing world-wide. He has an inspiring devotion for teaching kids and adults, and his passion for surfing reflects in his skill of coaching younger generations on surf competition strategy.
Darlan started surfing at age 8 in Saquarema, Brazil which is considered the surfing capital of the Brazil, and is the official World Surf League stop for Oi Rio Pro. Surfing is Darlan&rsquo
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I've been surfing and skim boarding for years, until I moved to an island with no surf. I then fed into my boxing training a lot more until I decided to compete. However I've been an all around athlete since I was very young. Currently finishing my medical degree to become a doctor of emergency medicine
In 1990, Dean started his professional water-sports career at Sea World in Orlando, Florida. He became one of the top athletes by 1992 and earned the title of “Mr. Everything”. The following year he started his pro wakeboard career. He won the World Championship in 1993 and reigned as one of the world’s best into the millenium. As part of the Hyperlite family, he had his own signature boards including the Lavelle and the Latitude. With his experience and knowledge of wakeboarding, he began coaching around the world and eventually started his own wakeboard and waterski school, L.T.S., in 2000. This is when he focused his energy and devoted him
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