Sérgio started surfing in Peniche with 15 years old and was an instructor in surf schools, in that same place for several years. He is a certified surf instructor by the Portuguese Surfing Federation, with level I degree. He is living in Azores for 16 years, teaching surf to young people with advanced and competition level. He is also teaches physical education, which gives him a good knowledge in how to prepare young people for the future in pedagogical and motor level. His main job in Santa Barbara Surf School Azores is to coach local young surfers to compete in regional, national, european and world events.
He is also a judge at surfing competitions, certified by the Portuguese Surfing Federation.