ASI Trainer: Leo Belime

Trainer Level 
ASI Trainer (Surfing)

Qualified to Train:
ASI Level 1 Surfing Instructor
ASI Level 2 Surfing Instructor 
ASI Surfing Instructor Water Safety Rescue Award


About Leo 

Léonard was an elite advanced surfer with over 7 years competition experience, with rankings in the junior pro and national open circuits. He travelled the world surfing and completed his Masters in Psychology, focusing on surf performance.  His passion for competition led him down the path of refereeing becoming a federated judge, judging competitions both nationally and international.  He is also an experienced surf coach and trainer.   Leo regularly assists in organising surfing competitions and is a member of the local surfing club and surfing association.

Surfing Experience

  • Elite-advanced surfing skill
  • Competition surfer junior pro and national open circuits for 7 years / national European champion
  • Experience surfing in various countries

Coaching and Training Experience

  • Head Coach: Algarve Surf Club 
  • Surfing instructor, instructing beginner to advanced levels and competition level 
  • Trainer of surfing instructors ASI, IPDJ Treinador de surf. 
  • Experienced at assisting in organising surfing competition events
  • Member of the local surf club and surfing association
  • Federated surf judging, with experience judging at national and international level 


  • ​​ASI Trainer (Surfing)
  • ASI Level 1 Surfing Instructor 
  • ASI Level 2 Surfing Instructor 
  • Treinador de Desporto Surfing Grau I  
  • Emergency First Aid certificate
  • ASI Surfing Instructor Water Safety Rescue Award
  • Master in Psychology. Master's Thesis (focus: performance in sport), “NEUROFEEDBACK: Sensorimotor rhythm reinforcement in young surfers”
  • Federated Surf Judge category 1. 


Fluent in speaking and writing Italian (first language), Portuguese and English, French, Spanish


Sagres, Algarve Portugal