I am Brazilian, shaper of Soul Surfboards, and also work with video production.
I used to live in California between 1999 and 2004 and since then I have been travelling most of the time alternating surftrips with times when I dedicate myself to shaping and making boards.
In 2004 I spent 9 months travelling between different islands on the south pacific and finished the trip with an epic 6 months season in Indonesia in 2005.
Sumatra was the last spot on that trip and the first to make me come back. Over the following two years I have spent pretty much the whole seasons between Nias, Mentawai and Telos, surfing and working with video.
At the beginning of the 2011 season I moved to Bali with my wife and my newborn baby. I already knew David from my first season and he invited me to work as a guide on the King Millenium.
I think that all these years building relationship, not just with the waves and the environment but, most of all with people, Indonesians and travellers, naturally prepared me for this job. I have always dedicated myself to studying maps, to understand the forecasts and to read the elements in order to be on the right place at the right time. And suddenly, that became a duty.
I speak Portuguese, Spanish, English and Bahasa Indonesia, witch helps a lot on the boat, specially to connect with the guests and the crew.