Small village. Big Heart. Our bavarian-andalucian Team is the soul of La Luz Surfcamp. We only employ locals from the region, because Andalusia has the highest unemployment rate in Europe and we want give something back for their Andalucian culture, their hospitality and good vibes that bring real and long lasting friendships with our guests. This is a reason people return again and again.
Moni … your purely bavarian host takes care of your comfort in all fields. Loving decoration of the rooms and our Café Dahoam, always new ideas for our chefs to serve great food, beach lunches, weddings or unforgettable Christmas- and New Year’s parties.
Tom … your host, Surf coach and Life Saver, ski instructor, windsurf instructor, sports coach with lots of experience. He started surfing here and fell in love with the Costa de la Luz 30 years ago. Tom traveled and surfed the whole world and lives here in El Palmar since 20 years.
Debo (Yoga and Guest Relations)
… chose El Palmar as her home after many years working/travelling as a TV director. Multi-talented and always there for our guests with advice and information. And more than that, Debo offers relaxing and healthy yoga sessions several times a week on the beach, in the green grass of our garden or in our unique yoga dome. Sunrise yoga, sunset yoga and much more according to your needs.
… our Food & Beverage Manager has worked many years as a head chef on cruise ships. He´s a quiet, calm and friendly person and encourages our chefs to spoil our guests with culinary delights like nowhere else ;-). Christian is the best when it comes to vegan, vegetarian and healthy meals.
Javier …our head-surfcoach. He´s the “Tres en uno”- a multi-talented surfer, surf coach, certified Spanish teacher, Reggae-DJ and much more. But most important: A very nice, relaxed character that puts you in his focus of attention!
Fosky … our surf instructor and local sunny boy. You find him every sunrise before work in the waves around El Palmar. Fosky happy 24/7, loves his wife Lara, his little daughter Moana and the ocean. As a studied music teacher, Fosky is a multi-instrumentalist and an important part of our La Luz surf instructor band.
Manu … your chef. Born in Arcos de la Frontera close to El Palmar he lived 20 years on Lanzarote island and since 10 years returned to his home region. Always happy, always open for your wishes and desires, always culinary highlights, he works with lots of love and passion!
Julio … is our multi-talented chef. Healthy and delicious meals, specialist in Spanish cuisine, always friendly. As a studied Ornithologist he knows all about the Andalusian nature, flora and fauna.
Lidia … born in El Palmar lived here all her life. Lidi is the boss of our precious Café Dahoam. Lidi loves nature, is unstoppable like a Duracell bunny, makes the best coffees, mojitos, tinto de veranos and the coziest fire in our fireplace.
…lives in El Palmar all of his life, as our facility manager you see him always and everywhere. Limon plays great piano & guitar, he´s a humble person with a super interesting family history that extends from France to Morocco.
Jorge …our cook and waiter is actually electrician and fanatic fisherman. Like his girlfriend Lidia he loves El Palmar and the nature around our little village.
Pili …was born and raised in El Palmar and knows everybody and his brother in the village. Pili makes fresh local bread for our Noche de Tapas every thursday, our fresh homemade marmelade together with Moni and the best Andalusian cakes for our Café Dahoam.
Manu … our surf coach and physiotherapist is happy all day. His day begins at dawn with a first solo surf session, then continues with surf coaching, then he runs home to his lovely wife Catherine and his 1-year-old baby son and then to some massage appointments with our guests.
Yoli … is such a good soul. She´s responsible for cleaning and spends her days always happy and humble but she´s like a sponge trying to learn everything from languages to history to politics and so much more.
Cristina … makes the best spanish tapas and tries to surf every day. Cris is a also well known electro DJane in the region.
Cacha + Pablo …our surf instructors in the main season. Experienced surfers, Ski- and Snowboard coaches, Lifesaver and wonderful personalities, always happy & helpful.
Fao & Manu … offer you soothing, relaxing and professional massages, physiotherapeutically and traditional Thai-Style.
Sam… our original Andalusian surf-husky, also called “The King of El Palmar”. And no, he´s not spoiled :-).