Antonio is a Brazilian-Canadian surfer and movement practitioner based in Toronto. He has been surfing all his life and practicing yoga and meditation for the past thirteen years. A Surf & SUP instructor certified by the International Surfing Association, Antonio has been teaching on the Great Lakes and beyond for the past three years. His body and mind movement background also includes training in Vipassana Meditation, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, and a Level 1 teacher training in Ginástica Natural.
Antonio is the founder and owner of Surf the Greats–A surf shop and community organization focused on surf education, adventure and lifestyle on the Great Lakes and beyond. In addition to surf and SUP lessons, he offers movement classes and workshops to condition the body and mind for the practice of those sports.