Wave Crushers Training System

WCTS is a training concept for water sport practitioners, mostly surfers, who want to develop and improve their interaction skills to improve performance.

Intended for all practitioners, it is a training model focused on the needs of each practitioner/athlete in its various levels and according to each modality.

Training Pillars

The training objectives are oriented to the understanding and improvement of each athlete’s real abilities and are based on four pillars:


Comprehending yourself requires being able to reach certain limits, this evolves as you train and know yourself. Continuous training helps to improve this knowledge by consecutively overcoming physical and mental challenges.

Individual Security

Improved self-awareness allows the body’s reactions to being better and better. You will get closer to your physical limits and thus greater self-control and mastery during activity.

Physical capabilities

Come and develop all stages of preparation. Push yourself towards the limits of what you can achieve. All situations are different, and excellent physical preparation plays a key factor. Good mental knowledge will help you to avoid bad decisions in critical moments. Self-knowledge plays a crucial role in decision making.

Performance Improvement

Only regularity and continuous training will improve individual performance, depending greatly on the dedication to training. We all have different points of achievement, with this training model we can, regardless of a personal level, surpass ourselves individually at all times. Our training process is compensated with maximum performance.

Training Bases

Breathing – Swimming – Apnea – Strength and Endurance Training – Underwater Guidance – Athlete Safety


The CO2 in your breathing and brain receptors enhances the partial pressures of this gas in your system. This is produced in response to the need to breathe or alter the breathing rate, to maintain balance within normal ranges. In apnea hyperventilation may lead to an excessive fall in CO2 values, the answer essentially comes down to the intervals between the apnea and the type of respiration that occurs in its recovery. Hyperventilation consists of consecutive breathing cycles, forced exhalation, followed by forced inspiration, mobilizing the entire volume corresponding to vital capacity.


Teaching pure swimming techniques is a fundamental step in shaping a surfer’s skills. Thus, it is constituted that teaching and improving the “surface/underwater” swimming techniques are pedagogical acts that guide and prepare any surfer because they are the most appropriate and convenient structure for the subject to interact with the aquatic environment.


Apnea (from the Greek, a = denial prefix and pneia = breathing) means the voluntary or involuntary suspension of ventilation or the interruption of communication of atmospheric air with the lower airways and lungs. Since cellular-level respiration continues to occur as long as sufficient oxygen is delivered to the lungs, even without contact with atmospheric air, lungs can survive apnea for a few minutes. Some whales may remain apnea for more than 90 minutes, while humans, on average, support about two minutes. Some expert athletes can exceed five minutes while maintaining their clarity.

Strength and endurance training

Strength training plays a major role in overall physical condition, sports performance, injury rehabilitation, and muscle mass increase. There are several methods and systems to achieve the desired objectives. It is up to the coach to choose the model that best fits the desired goal for each athlete.

Underwater orientation

The orientation and disorientation underwater give us a sensation close to that of weightlessness. Often losing track of surface and background, the technique for better reference is to let some air out and guide the bubbles. When disorientation of feeling bleary, the best technique is to try to focus on a point and relax so that the vision refocuses, then you can recover.

Athlete Safety

Procedure in case of SAMBA (blackout). You will learn how to react In extreme cases where the athlete is convulsing. Understanding how to immediately remove anything that might be obstructing the airway and stimulate breathing and awareness with slight taps on the face and other techniques.

João Pedro Parisot

João Pedro Parisot, better known as Jójó:

  • 44 years old
  • Surfing since 15 years old
  • Federated Karate Athlete, Kung Fu
  • Aquatic sports teacher from 19 years old
  • Federated Athlete in Underwater Hockey
  • Wave Crushers Training System Founder

When it comes to surfing, my favorite beach is Praia Grande in Sintra. I like waves of “Consequences” – Like in Ericeira, Peniche, or Nazaré. Nevertheless, for professional reasons, I can’t devote all the time I would like, like most. Being the big sea one of my passions, I like to connect to people with the same vibration, which led me to be where I am today. As I am an adventurous man, I am always looking for challenges!

Come train with us

The training objectives are oriented to the knowledge and improvement of each athlete’s real abilities and are based on four pillars: Self-knowledge, Individual Security, Physical capabilities, Performance Improvement.

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Piscina Municipal de Cascais Abóboda

Segunda & Quarta: 21:00 – 22:30 am

186 032, R. Mouzinho de Albuquerque

2785 São Domingos de Rana

Tel: +351214489720 

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Club Amadora

Terca & Quinta: 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Terca & Quinta: 20:00 – 21:30 pm

Amadora, Lisboa

Tel: +351214952850 

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Wave Crushers Training System (WCTS) emerged in 2012 through a request from António Silva and Ramon Laureano to prepare for surfing the Galician slabs.

Together with Tiago Domingos and André Martins, colleagues of training in aquatic activities by AIDA Portugal and athletes of Underwater Hockey, we were joining the blocks of pure apnea with Cross Fit Swimming. Thus began to build a training model with specific exercises for surfing and the adversities that athletes would encounter in this type of practice. Reliable feedback and overcoming of athletes led to greater regularity and adherence to training.