ABOUT BJORN DUNKERBECK

Owner & Founder

Bjørn Dunkerbeck

Position:
Founder & Owner Surf Schools
42 x World Champion
DoB: 16/07/69
Born in Denmark and grown up in Gran Canaria, Bjorn was a professional athlete for more than three decades. He toured with the PWA, the Professional Windsurf Association, all around the world. With his 42 World Championship titles in all windsurfing disciplines he is the most successful sportsperson of all times.
After his withdrawal from professional sports, Bjorn dedicates himself now thoroughly to the promotion of young athletes through his two surf schools, and the distribution of the fashion labels CAMP DAVID & SOCCX on the Canary Islands and his surf shop. ”My two surf schools offer me the opportunity to pass on my passion and my knowledge to the young ones. I will still participate in long distance races and speed races with a lot of joy and ambition. In addition to that there is also enough time for me to organize Windsurf and SUP events – the Dunkerbeck Speed or SUP Challenges.” says Bjorn.

When he is on the island, Bjorn can be found quite often in the water, either while he trains his son Liam or just speed-challenges his father and friends. To see all his achievements, click here to open Bjorn's personal page.

“Surfing, Windsurfing and SUP are absolutely trendy water-sports. With my schools and events I want to ignite the interest for these sports in more people.”

Would you like to become part of a big water sport family? We have just the appropriate course for you. Come by and get enchanted. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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OUR TRAINERS AND TEACHERS

Public Relations

Anne Schindler

Position:
Public Relations & Sales
Fashion Brands CAMP DAVID & SOCCX
DoB: 17/09/80
Nationality: German
"In the year 2003 I came from Berlin to work in a hotel in Fuerteventura – supposed to stay for a year. During this year, I started with Windsurf, learned how great life is in the Canary Islands and I stayed. In 2012 love made me move to Gran Canaria. I am happy and proud to work now in this surf school and that my work is always related to my great hobby."

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Windsurf instructor

Omar Sanchez Garcia

Position:
Windsurf instructor
DoB: 11/07/91
Nationality: Spanish
"Professional Windsurfer from Gran Canaria. I grow up in Pozo de Izquierdo and I am competing in the king’s discipline WAVE in the PWA (Professional windsurfing association) since 2007. Windsurfing is my life and I like to share this passion with everyone."

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SURF COACH

Florencio Pérez

Position:
Technical Manager Surf School
Surf, SUP & Body Board Instructor
DoB: 06/11/74
Nationality: Spanish
"I started surfing with the age of 17 at the beach of Maspalomas Lighthouse. Everything started after an injury playing soccer, which left me a year without practicing sport. During that year, I accompanied my friends to see them surfing and since my recovery I gradually got into this wonderful sport that changed my life."

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SURF SCHOOLS & EVENTS

Victor Couto

Position:
Responsible for the surfschools & events
DoB: 07/03/76
Nationality: Spanish
"It was on the Cicer beach and the bar of the beach of “Las canteras” where I spent with my boogie every day after school with only 8 years. Boogie, windsurf, surf and at the end of 2006 SUP was the progression that I did over the years. Working from 2003 with Björn doing the world windsurfing tour and now responsible for the schools & events."

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Windsurf instructor

Mario Leitner

Position:
Windsurf instructor
DoB: 18/12/80
Nationality: Austrian
"At the age of 21 I discovered my love for windsurfing and with many journeys the passion for windsurfing developed. The nice thing about windsurfing is that it is not just about sport. people come together, friendships are growing and you never stop learning something. Windsurfing is an important part of my life and I would like to share this great experience with you."

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SURF COACH

We are looking for you

Position:
Windsurf & Surf Instructor
For our schools, we are always looking for qualified windsurfing- and surfing instructors. If you want to live and work in the sunny South- in Gran Canaria, and you are a motivated, friendly and passionate wind- or surf instructor with language skills and appropriate licenses, please contact us and send your CV to info@surfbd.com. We look forward to you.

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OUR INSTALLATIONS

BD Surf School
Local 5 A/B
CC Atlantic Beach Club
35100 Playa del Inglés
 Gran Canaria
+34 629 348 679
info@surfbd.com

Bjorn Dunkerbeck Windsurf Center
Plaza Hibiscus, 2
35100 Playa del Águila
Gran Canaria
+34 928 76 79 99
info@surfbd.com

 Side Shore Bungalows
Plaza Hibiscus, 2
35100 Playa del Águila
Gran Canaria
+34 928 762 958
sideshoregrancanaria@yahoo.com