Meet a surfing instructor in Dubai

Time Out meet a surfing instructor in Dubai. Scott Chambers, the Brazilian-born, UAE-raised owner of Surf House Dubai on Sunset Beach

How did you first get into surfing?
My brother pushed me into a wave along the Al Qasr pier when I was ten and I was hooked from that day forward.

Do you believe the sport should be more popular in the UAE?
I think it’s heading in the right direction. It has grown immensely, particularly in the past ten years. What’s most impressive is more Emiratis getting involved and connecting with their seafaring heritage.

Are you surprised the Sunset Open is still the only surfing competition in the UAE?
There are a unique set of challenges in running any surfing event here, because of its dependency on weather.

What would you say to anyone thinking of taking up the sport?
Do it. It’s the most fun you can have on this planet and it will change your life.

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