Surf REC - You Surf, We Film.
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Surf REC - You Surf, We Film.

Surf REC is creating the app that will elevate your surfing experience. Film your surf sessions with the help of robotic cameras installed on the main surf spots, and download t...

Surf REC is creating the app that will elevate your surfing experience. Film your surf sessions with the help of robotic cameras installed on the main surf spots, and download the videos automatically. Discover this and much more! (click play for video)

Under the motto “the better you surf, the more you have fun”, Surf REC's mission is to transform normal surfers into happier surfers.

We built the 1st Global Online Surf Coaching Platform, bringing together professional coaches from all over the world, available to help any surfer, anywhere in the world, just a click away.

How does all this work?

 

Camera Sharing concept:The physical model consists of structures equiped with 4 cameras and an e-kiosk, installed on the beach, offering a self service experience - ON DEMAND.

 

B2B - Platform as a Service

 

 

We developed an Auto-Tracking Camera technology, designed to operate surf footage autonomously. Guided by a bracelet-device that the user carries into the water on his arm, the system guarantees highly effective tracking and never misses its target. And yes, you will no longer feel the pressure of being watched, NOW, IT'S JUST YOU AND A ROBOT!

Team ISEL

Filming sessions can be in SOLO MODE (1 user/ camera) or DUAL MODE (2 users/ camera).

Price:

SOLO: 0,18€/min = 10,80€/h   |   DUAL: 0.14€/min = 8,40€/h 

 

 

Online Coaching Platform

Respecting the freesurfer spirit, the Surf REC COACHING does not impose any commitments. The user can spontaneously schedule loose sessions, progressing at his own pace. But he can also opt for a specific program, progressing at pre-defined rhythms.

Technical support for several surfing modalities: Shortboard; Bodyboard; Longboard; SUP; Kitewave; Skimming and Bodysurfing.

Concept

 

How to use the Online Coaching platform?

  1. Open the app
  2. Choose “Coaching”
  3. Choose a coach
  4. Schedule the coaching session
  5. Enjoy your 15 minutes online session
  6. Save your session to watch whenever you want

 

 

With Surf REC COACHING we will be delivering value, not only to surfers, but also to professional coaches, providing them with an alternative in their activity with highly favorable conditions resulting from the advantages of the digital world.

 

Implementation Map

 

     

    The Pilot-Structure will be set up in Costa da Caparica and it is planned to set up another 14 filming points with a total of 60 cameras from north to south of our coast line and a pioneering group of 10 professional coaches.

     

    Tracking System

     

    - We completed the proof of concept of the autotracking camera system and built the prototype

    - We completed the development of the app.

    - We lack the UX-UI design of the app to complete the overall product.

    The campaign's initial goal (€5,000) will pay for the app's UX-UI design work, a priority that will allow us to go to the beach and reach you. The ideal goal is €10,000, extending the application of the fund also to the website and electronic kiosk design.

    In addition to the fundraising itself, this campaign also serves as a demonstration of interest from each of you.

    Riding this wave with us is, above all, participating in one of the most significant revolutions in the world of surfing - the era of the freesurfer.

    Participate!

     

    Founders

     

    About the author

    I'm Afonso Maya, I'm 50 years old and I'm the founder of this project.

    The most relevant thing I can say about myself, in this context, is that I'm a surfer for almost 40 years.

    The facts may add that I demonstrated the necessary resilience and dynamics to manage, through seas never sailed before, to govern this ship until here.

    I saw the Surf industry growing from scratch. 8 years ago, I decided to undertake in this industry with something disruptive and relevant, constructively impacting the surfing community. I even turned down an (irrefutable) proposal to open (one more) surf school. Something would occur to me. And it happened!

    After 3 months, I already had a business plan, a brand and I was already at the beach testing the Surf REC's pilot model. Despite the media buzz (googleable) and everyone's enthusiasm, I identified weaknesses in the business model that led me to brake deep before implementing it. In 2018, some friends decided to invest in the project and I managed to incubate at the Mouraria Innovation Center, learning about entrepreneurship, helping me to reach the "pivotage" capable of mitigating the weaknesses of the old business model, resulting in a model highly aligned with current consumption trends .

    It was a long and lonely journey, rich in learning and well-deserved achievements. One of the biggest achievements was finally putting together a team with people who are aligned with the business vision and values, investing their time and energy towards a common goal. We are currently 4 co-founders, with complementary skills that are of key importance to success.

     

    Pro Bono Collective

     

     

    Surf REC's partnership with João De Macedo is a perfect symbiosis. As the creator of Method 7 (universal surf training methodology), João is undoubtedly the right partner and Surf REC, as a project to democratize coaching, is undoubtedly the project that can spread his work throughout the world. João is responsible for qualifying and certifying the resident coaches, standardizing the methodology on our coaching platform.

     

    Shape Your Surf

     

     

    The goodwill around this project explains the emergence of a volunteer team of professionals, affectionately named "Os Amigos da Surf REC", whose elements contribute pro bono with marketing, design, audiovisual skills, etc. A huge motivation for us!

     

    In App Live Coaching

     

     

    As a result of a partnership with ISEL University, we took advantage of the collaboration of 3 finalist students in Computer Science. The result was very happy for both parties. We ask the universe to cross paths again soon in the job market!

     

    Coaching Partner

     

     

    Budget and due dates

    CROWDFUNDING - Initial Goal €5,000

    We know that there is little crowdfunding culture in Portugal and that we should go with low expectations (5.000€). But Surfing in Portugal has been exceeding all expectations and that makes us believe in the possibility of reaching the Ideal Goal (10.000€)

    Calendar:

    UX-UI Mobile App: Start in 2 weeks, finish in 4 to 5 weeks.

    UX-UI remaining interfaces: Completion in 6 to 8 weeks after completion of the app

    The Filming Voucher and Coaching Voucher rewards can only be enjoyed when we launch the Pilot Unit, never before April 2023.

     

    Sat, 28/01/2023 - 03:58

    Thu, 19/01/2023 - 19:46

    2ª fase

    Olá! Trazemos-te o habitual ponto de situação ao final do 41º dia de campanha: - Atingimos os 68% do objetivo. - Angariados 3 445€ - 108 apoiantes Desde o Natal a campanh...

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    Wed, 28/12/2022 - 00:17

    Novas da campanha

    Olá! Trazemos-te o ponto de situação ao final do 18º dia de campanha: - Atingimos os 56% do objetivo inicial - Angariados 2 843€ - 88 apoiantes Após um forte ímpeto n...

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    Wed, 21/12/2022 - 12:20

    50% reached

    We've just achieved half the target! The glass is now more full than empty ;)

    Sun, 18/12/2022 - 22:14

    Lançamento da campanha

    Olá! Trazemos-te o ponto de situação ao final do 8º dia de campanha: - Atingimos os 42% do objetivo inicial - Angariados €2 134 - 61 apoiantes O lançamento está a ser...

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    Mon, 12/12/2022 - 15:48

    We're now 20

    We reached the first 20 backers. Let's keep up!

    Fri, 09/12/2022 - 20:31

    First five backers

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    • Afonso Maya

      2ª fase

      Olá!
      Trazemos-te o habitual ponto de situação ao final do 41º dia de campanha:
      - Atingimos os 68% do objetivo.
      - Angariados 3 445€
      - 108 apoiantes

      Desde o Natal a campanha sofreu uma quebra que também coincidiu com o final da 1º vaga de participantes.
      Agora estamos a 19 dias do prazo e estamos a preparar um reforço de comunicação para criar novo momentum para a fase final da campanha.
      Neste momento voltamos a pedir o vosso apoio, divulgando a campanha como puderem, invocando a importância dos surfistas participarem, mesmo que simbolicamente.

      Vamos fazer mais uma atualização da campanha para aqueles que queiram manter-se a par. Aqueles que dispensam, amigos como antes mas agradecemos que nos informem por email ou sms "amigos como antes" para o 961668645.

      Até lá, boas ondas!

      Afonso

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    • Afonso Maya

      Novas da campanha

      Olá!

      Trazemos-te o ponto de situação ao final do 18º dia de campanha:

      - Atingimos os 56% do objetivo inicial
      - Angariados 2 843€
      - 88 apoiantes

      Após um forte ímpeto no lançamento e com o Natal à porta, o ritmo abrandou bastante nestes últimos dias, o que é normal. Mas bom, já temos o copo mais cheio do que vazio.
      Esta semana fomos convidados do Curto Circuito, programa da SIC Radical, e estamos a trabalhar na comunicação de imprensa para conseguir mais oportunidades de divulgação da campanha.
      Novos contactos e mensagens de good will continuam a chegar, e isso também nos dá pica para a luta.

      Relembro-vos que vamos fazer uma atualização semanal da campanha para aqueles que queiram manter-se a par. Aqueles que dispensam, amigos como antes mas agradecemos que nos informem por email surfrec.video@gmail.com ou sms "amigos como antes" para o 961668645.

      Até lá, boas ondas!

      Afonso

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    • Afonso Maya

      Lançamento da campanha

      Olá!

      Trazemos-te o ponto de situação ao final do 8º dia de campanha:

      - Atingimos os 42% do objetivo inicial
      - Angariados €2 134
      - 61 apoiantes

      O lançamento está a ser forte e devemo-lo a cada um de vós que quis dar força ao projeto. Vamos continuar!

      Queremos também partilhar contigo o primeiro impacto da exposição do projeto ao mundo que tem sido igualmente encorajador. Recebemos muitas mensagens de apoio e muito good will, contactos para parcerias, contactos de investidores, toda uma energia que nos enche de coragem.

      Vamos fazer uma atualização semanal da campanha para aqueles que queiram manter-se a par. Aqueles que dispensam, amigos como antes mas agradecemos que nos informem por email ou sms "amigos como antes" para o 961668645.

      Até lá, boas ondas!

      Afonso

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