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Bio


“Surfing is the first thing I remember being consumed by.”

- Stephanie Gilmore

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Bio


“Surfing is the first thing I remember being consumed by.”

- Stephanie Gilmore

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, which is considered the surfing capital of the Brazil, and is the official World Surf League stop for Oi Rio Pro. Surfing is Darlan’s main passion, and his vision with the camp is to teach all the values of surfing to everyone. We encourage you to bring yourself, your family, and your friends to experience a healthy, amazing lifestyle.

We are growing and look forward to sharing our passion and expertise to many locals and visitors.