Welcome to Floripa Kite Surf & Yoga house!
In this page, we'd like to tell you more about us so that while at Floripa,you'll fell at home and be at ease to ask us for information, and to tell us your needs and requests. We are a small team of people who work hard but at the same time really enjoy the company of our guests, love spending time at the beach (we basically all kitesurf!), and to practice yoga.
Nice meeting you!
Floripa Surf House opened in 2007, when Ettore decided to finally leave Bergamo (his city of origin) in the north of Italy, to live in a warmer place close to the sea. Ettore is a former waterpolo player, and owns an online shop of Turbo swimming suits (www.waterpolo5.it) . First, Ettore bought the red house, and in 2012 he bought the turquoise house
In 2013 Ettore and Ameriga met at the beach in Santa Maria del Focallo. She is originally from Catania but has lived abroad for 14 years, between Japan, Africa, Burma, Chile, Panama and Costa Rica. She decided to come back to Sicily because after all it is still her favourite place in the world.
That day Ettore was teaching a kitesurfing lesson, and Ameriga was kitesurfing with some friends. It took four months for them to finally become a couple, and with Ameriga on board Floripa started to offer yoga holidays and vegetarian dinners.
Simona is our manager, our grand chef, and she is basically a piece of Floripa since she has been with us from the very beginning! She is originally from Pozzallo, so if you want to know about markets, shops, events etc. she is the person to ask to. Also, if you have any special request regarding food (for example, gluten-free or strictly vegan), talk to her and she will accommodate your requests for as much as possible.
Lorenza is Simona’s auntie, she is been with us since 2015, and she is in charge of cleaning the rooms. She doesn’t speak English *yet! so please speak to her so she will be motivated to learn ☺ !
Every year we have different volunteers helping us out with running the errands and all those things that otherwise we would never be able to get done! They are SO important for our B&B, and you can refer to them if there is anything you need. We also invite different yoga teachers during the season so we can always offer a variety of classes. You will meet all of them at dinner time!
Mayo, who comes from Spain, is Ettore’s best friend of a lifetime, and he comes over every year in summer time to help us out with…everything! Mayo is the most requested wind-surf and kite-surf instructors (by girls, no surprise!), he drives the boat during the boat tours, he fixes everything that is broken around the house, he teaches yoga…. And hundreds of other things! Mayo has lived- and surfed- in a lot of amazing tropical countries around the world. He speaks fluent Italian, Spanish, English and Portuguese.
Kite-Instructors: Carlo & Luciano
If you have seen these two shy guys around the house, you have already met our amazing kitesurf instructors Carlo and Luciano!
Carlo is from Rosolini, he is an engineer and he is another one of Ettore’s best friends, who has helped him from the very beginning of Floripa.
Luciano is from Ragusa, he got into kitesurfing because he loved to take pictures of kiters (you can check them out on Facebook at Il Covo Photography). He still takes amazing pictures, besides from being a very patient kitesurf instructor, and publishes them on our Facebook page.
His sister Melania is a great cook and you can try her cooking classes. There is poster in the veranda with some of the menu that she offers. Ask Giada for further information!