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Brazilian Surf For The Win

11 May

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by Mateus

“Brazilian storm” is how the newest generation of Brazilians that compete on the world tour have been called. They have been freaking out all gringos on the tour.

Brazilian storm

Brazilian storm

Last year (2014) was for sure the best year ever for Brazilian surf. For the first time, a Brazilian won the World Surf League. In December 2014 at the most famous and dangerous championship of the tour – Pipe Master – Gabriel Medina, at 21 years of age, even losing to Julian Wilson at a legendary final (Julian scores 19.63 against 19.20 from Medina), he achieved one of the biggest milestones in his life and stuck his name on the surf history.

World Champion Medina

World Champion Medina

About the final hit at Pipe Master, many fans, surfers and reporters believe the winner was Medina, who got a perfect 10 in a backside backdoor wave.

In 2015, the “Brazilian storm” are dominating the tour, with seven people in the contest: Gabriel Medina, Felipe Toledo, Adriano de Souza, Jadson André, Miguel  Pupo, Wigly Dantas and Italo Ferreira. The year could not start differently, two of the three first events played in Australia were won by Brazilians. Felipe Toledo won in Gold Cost and Adriano de Souza won in Margaret River. Also known as “Mineirinho”, Adriano de Souza is the ranking leader and Felipe holds the third place.

The next stage is upcoming, the time window is from 11th to 22nd May in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The fans are looking forward to this event and to support the “Brazilian Storm” to keep up their performance.

 

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When Surfing, Be Careful

20 Jun

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by Mateus

Last weekend I was surfing at a beach where I’ve never surfed before in Florianópolis, called “Morro das pedras”. It is a beautiful place where a corner of the hill enters into the sea making good rights on the left side of the hill and good lefts on the right side of the hill. It can be a little dangerous if you do not pay enough attention.

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Surf

21 Oct

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by Mateus

I started surfing more or less two years ago and I keep learning every day therefore I’m not an expert nor a professional or someone who understands much about surf. However I’ll try to teach some important and interesting things I’ve learned so far.

In this post, I’m going to talk about length, width, thickness and buoyancy. Surfboard dimensions are commonly measured in feet and inches. Also, the surfboard you use is dependent on your size (weight and height), the type of waves  you wish to use the board for, your ability, style and board-type you prefer.

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