I got my first surf board at the age of 4 year old, but I was not too much into it and when I turned 10 years old I stared sailing with small boats and with 12 years old I discovered windsurf . That has been my passion for life. With 17 years old I was in Hawaii for my first time and in 2001 I won my first PWA would tour event on freestyle disciple . In 2005, 2007,2008 I won the PWA wave tour.
"Just add me water … I guess that's all I need !!! "
One sentence about the products that you are using
I have been winging since 2 years now, I first got the swing and thought it was an excellent learning tool: very gentle on your arms and fly extremely well while wave surfing.
This year with the jumping revolution, the Strike come to feel up the need of extra power and hangtime while in the air. I believe F-ONE made a great job because they wore able to maintain the aspect of light weight from the Swing and at the same time increased in performance.
In terms of hydrofoils, I must say that the Phantoms are incredibly speed, stable and amazing carve stability.
How did you get into wing foiling / kitesurfing / surfing?
I started at home in Sao Miguel do Gostoso, where I tried from a friend and thought it was fun. That’s when I decided to order some Swings to F-ONE
What do you do before getting in the water?
Nowadays, there is not much preparation so I just go when I get a break from work at the kitecenter.
Tell us about your best windsurf/ wing foil memory
Wing is still new for me, but my most good memories are here in Gostoso. Regarding windsurfing, I have several from riding Teahupoo, Cloudbreak and Alibaba in Capo Verde.
Your worst wipeout?
Got a very good hold down at jaws once windsurfing, I was too late and didn’t make the next session.
Who you would like to say thank you to?
I would kite to give a big thank you to Raphael Salles, that brought to this new amazing sport. But also thanks F-ONE, that gave me the opportunity with the wing foiling a larger repertoire of water sports and now is never a lazy day; every day is a good day !!!