Tinho was one of Susie’s Windsurfing Instructors when they met in Cancun, Mexico.
That was in 1982. Tinho was pursuing his Engineering Degree in Virginia when the couple decided to start their own windsurfing business.
So they drove dove down the coast looking for the most ideal spot to open a windsurfing school and shop. A VW van with two boards on top was the beginning of it all.
Susie is the less visible partner of Calema, but together they have blended their strengths to survive in an industry that has seen many businesses fail.