“Mahalo” is a Hawaiian word meaning thanks, gratitude, admiration, praise, esteem, regards, or respects.
Accompanying & supporting as you take your surfing to the next level, creating loving relationships & friendships for a lifetime, fuel our bodies and souls with healthy food choices in dream locations to create memories that will last forever.
To continue offering unique surf travel adventures throughout the world. Sharing our extensive knowledge and experience to create a unique and unforgettable holiday.
Our Core Values
Professionalism, Commitment, Knowledge, Respect, Inspiration and Understanding. We will identify your travel needs and work to provide you with your desired holiday experience. We pride ourselves on our customer service and willingness to please, often going that extra mile to implement and execute a positive result. Further we want to inspire and promote healthy living through the surfing lifestyle. This also includes a respect for nature and dedications in practicingenvironmental responsibility.
Concept of Value
Mahalo Surf Experience tariffs reflect the expertise and unique personal accommodation that we bring to you. We fastidiously add value and improvements at every step of your journey. We are not competing with the average surfing holiday. We confidently deliver the world’s top luxury surfing holidays and unique experiences.
MEET THE TEAM WHO TAKES YOU THERE
We are an ocean loving couple with the passion for service, travel and personal growth. We believe the ocean is an inspiration and supports wellness on many levels. After our unique surf travel adventures and experiences throughout the world we want to share these passions with you and hand tailor your unique holiday after which you feel your life will be changed forever. The ocean is an eternal connection to the soul. Let us inspire your imagination and accompany you every step of the way through our connection to the ocean.
Felippe Dal Piero
Creator & Founder of Mahalo Surf Experience
Mahalo Surf Experience Founder, Felippe has an extensive background in surf coaching and has dedicated the better part of his 15+ year career to systematizing his industry-leading coaching techniques for the benefit of guests.
Felippe founded Mahalo Surf Experience in 2006 and with hard work and passion, he led the company to where it stands today. As a Brazilian growing up near the ocean, surfing and all of the wonders that the ocean encompasses, was in his blood from the beginning.
As a young man, Felippe spent years travelling to Mahalo destinations meeting new people and connecting only with top professional & highly experienced individuals in the industry, helping to create better and more unique experiences with them for many years.
Felippe worked for many years as Head Surf Coach, for a well renowned surf camp, responsible for operations and logistics. His experience in the hospitality sector is vast and his passion for travelling started as a young grommet seeing all those perfect waves in the famous Brazilian magazines.
Now Felippe travels non-stop, the year ‘round to numerous locations in search of the best surf experiences and waves for his customers of all levels.
Felippe is a Certified Level 2 ISA Coach, a Certified Level 2 Judge by ASP, Royal Lifeguard Society Beach Lifeguard, specialized in Jet Ski Rescue and is Certified in Emergency First Aid Response.
The incredible experience in logistics and responsibility for the Mahalo team along with its operations to date, Felippe has taught more than 10,000 people surfing at every level and ability. He has spent countless hours in the ocean doing what he loves most; developing programs for novice to advanced surfers from all over the world. Which is why all Mahalo Surf Experience locations are hand picked by Felippe with these aspects in mind for his clients.
Melanie Bonella Dal Piero
Wellness Lifestyle Coach & Photographer
Melanie has a passion for the ocean and is deeply connected with nature. She is a traveller at heart which took her to many places in the world (Bali, Brazil, Peru, Costa Rica, Europe, Morocco, Malaysia and many more) capturing the essence, culture, landscapes and people through her camera’s lens.
She is passionately caring, and enjoys sharing her active & healthy lifestyle with everyone who is interested in this way of life. As a Mental Coach, Personal Trainer and Raindrop Essential Oils Practitioner, she enhances the Mahalo Surf Experience trips with her extensive knowledge and experience with grounded support on all levels. As part of Mahalo Surf Trip Experience she will accompany you in healthy nutrition, mindfulness & aroma therapies. A Raindrop Massage with essential oils is just what the body needs for surfed out muscles to relax, support your mind to unwind and nourish your soul.
Surf Coach & Advance Life Support
Surfer,coach,father,family man who loves the outside and try maximizing life doing what he loves: Surf,Coaching ,Mountain Biking and traveling.
Surfer, coach, father, family man who loves the outsides trying to maximize life doing what he loves: surfing, coaching, mountain biking and traveling.
Christian coached a series of athletes in the 90s up to now. From development stages to the top world level (WSL). Christian had a great career supporting, mentoring and shaping many athletes to reach high levels of performance. Born and raised in Brazil, Christian now lives on Vancouver Island (Canada) where he enjoys the outside with his family, surfing and working as a Paramedic.
Christian is still involved in the development of athletes and has been across the globe; Brazil, Costa Rica, Panama, multiple Indonesian islands just to mention a few. With Mahalo as a guest and coach to provide first class instruction to world’s most elite business people, athletes and sports stars.
Christian has a bachelor degree in sports science and a master degree in specific biomechanics to improve surfing performance. He also just finished a 3 year degree in advance life support.
It is great to have Christian on our team and his understanding of the sport, training and safety aspects bring a lot to the table as we aim to provide the best opportunity and training to our clients.
1% for the Planet is our self-imposed tax. It’s the percent of our sales that we donate to the preservation and restoration of natural environments.
We donate 1% of our annual total income to 1% For The Planet and aim to support, nurture and respect the communities in which we operate.
We set up Mahalo Surf Experience with the intention to make a difference and have a positive impact, however small and insignificant it may seem. So alongside our aim of giving our guests a dose of health, inspiration and good times we are committed to giving something back with our commitment to donate 1% For The Planet.