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About Us

Who are we?


We have been living in Cabo Verde for 20 years. The owner of the building is American (but please do not hold that against him during this presidency), but has lived and traveled across Europe operating his own sports centre’s  prior to settling in Cabo Verde. His trusted side kick, Sheena, is Indian but was born and raised in Zambia and has studied and lived around the world. Before moving to Cabo Verde, Sheena built non for profit sustainable businesses.  In the last 20 years, we have operated three kite surfing, windsurfing and surf schools across two islands as well as opened Cabo Verde’s first yoga studio.

  Why Us

We love living here and enjoy the people, the climate and the interesting challenges that come from running a business in a developing country. Surf Zone apartments and shops is our midlife transition to calmer life.

We have always chosen quality over quantity. We aim to live in conjunction with our environment, rather than seek to dominate it. Mostly we are human, so although we seek to give our clients the best service possible, we make mistakes and life offers surprises all the time, ones we cannot anticipate or control. If something makes you incredibly unhappy than please tell us and we will try our best to fix it. We are here to make your holiday experience a memorable one.

Have a really great holiday and be open to the experience of Sal. There are so many positive things Sal has to offer. It will not snow or rain, you will make loads of new friends, and best of all, you get to hang out with the beautiful ever changing spectacular ocean.

While on holiday, please be gentle and kind to the water (in the apartment and in the ocean), electricity, the island, and most importantly to yourselves.

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Surfzone Beachside Suites & Apartments:

"I am a heavy user of Airbnb and I can say this is the BEST Airbnb experience I ever had." Mehdi, May 2019

"We really recommend this place if you want to enjoy Sal the fullest." Jasper, April 2019

"This is the second time we have stayed here - we liked it so much we came back! Great hosts, great location, immaculately clean - absolutely perfect!"

Julia, March 2019

"Everything was absolutely perfect." Jacky, January 2019




Surfzone Kitesurfing, Windsurfing, & Surf School

"These people are absolute stars." Peter, April 2019

"Our family of 5 pre-booked beginner kitesurfing lessons with Surf Zone and the whole experience was fabulous - prompt communication and useful information prior to arrival, great teaching skills, excellent equipment and a fun and happy approach from the whole team made this a magical holiday. Extended for extra days as we were having such fun!" Rhian, April 2019

"The reviews were right! Fantastic from start to finish!" Manuel, March 2019

"The reviews were right! Fantastic from start to finish! The ONLY school to do a proper risk assessment and inspire confidence by giving the correct advice to have one lesson and go from there. Thoroughly professional, engaging, humorous and organised. Very fair prices. " Geoff, December 2018

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