A life dedicated to my greatest passion: the sea and sport. At 5 I was lucky enough to discover windsurfing and sailing on the Aeolian islands during my summer holiday periods, thanks to my mom, who is also passionate about water sports. From that moment on I never left windsurfing, first only during the summer holidays, then taking part in races and regattas until it became my lifestyle and my job.
I have worked for 15 years in various tourist villages and resorts in Italy and abroad both as head of water sports and freelance windsurf, surf and SUP instructor. For the love of water sports I decided to invest my whole life in this passion.
In 2014 the ASD Pro Wave School was finally born which carried out its activities between Catania and San Lorenzo (Noto). There are many activities offered by the ASD Pro Wave School for both tourists and "locals": not only individual and group lessons of Windsurfing, Surfing, Canoeing, Stand Up Paddling, Sailboat and Catamaran, but also activities organized for groups of boys and children with the aim of increasing their love, knowledge, respect and survival in our seas through various water activities.
It is truly stimulating to see a large number of young boys approaching these sports enthusiastically; it makes me happy to know that also to them this passion for the sea, in some way, will determine the course of life.
Unfortunately, however, I soon found myself having to face the strong seasonality of tourism in Sicily as well as the seasonal closure of the bathing establishments where I support myself to carry out the various activities and having to measure myself with the local culture of where "you only go to the sea in the summer" and "After mid-August the summer is now over, you only have to think about school".
Two years ago, thanks to the meeting with my current girlfriend Stella, of Serbian origins, but a citizen of the world because she has been on the road for 10 years now, traveling in all continents, our beautiful PRO project was born WAVE VAN dictated by a great shared passion for all water sports, desire to travel and stay freely "on the road". Now we live for 6 months in our extraordinary Van around the world and the remaining 6 months we return to Italy to better enjoy our beautiful Sicily during the summer season.
Our office is now a white Volkswagen LT 21, 2.80 mx 4.50 m and this medium that I am incredibly fond of has become our home with four wheels and an extraordinary traveling school. We offer windsurfing, surfing, sup lessons and in a few months also kitesurfing for both beginners and intermediate level in 4 different languages, as well as renting equipment on request. The space inside the Van is meticulously divided and well organized between the sleeping area and small kitchenette and storage area for equipment. The roof is also well organized between solar panels, which guarantee us energy self-sufficiency, and sports equipment. We currently have 8 windsurf boards, 20 sails, 5 surfboards, 2 SUPs, 2 Kites, 2 kite boards but our equipment is constantly expanding: as soon as we can we reinvest the money earned in new and increasingly performing equipment.
Living in a van full of "toys" (sports equipment) means being constantly looking for new places to discover, new beaches where to stop, the perfect condition to be able to work or to be able to train in the water in your free time. There are many adventures we go to every day: it is great to be free to discover new places, to move when we go, always having our home and equipment with us. Obviously there is no lack of renunciations and small inconveniences that are, however, infinitely rewarded by the great wealth of experiences and adventures that we are accumulating and by the feeling of immense freedom that accompanies every moment of our days.