Words by Frederico Morais. Photography by Alan van Gysen
I’m super excited to have a wildcard in the the WCT event. It’s a big opportunity to be a part of this close group of incredible athletes, and that’s the ultimate dream. We work every single day to get here and take every single opportunity to be in an event like this and I’m just super stoked and very grateful.
And of course being from Portugal it’s a very big thing. I mean in Portugal you don’t have many pro surfers on tour. There are lots of younger guys starting to come up but until now it’s only been Tiago on tour and not many of us have competed here in Peniche, so you feel really happy to be at home with your family and friends watching. It’s pretty epic.
I’m really proud to be a part of this Portuguese momentum right now. I can’t wait to add more to this and bring some happiness to the Portuguese surfers. And the industry with all the comps and the world tour it makes a big difference. It’s been a very big effort from all the brands, everyone who works for this to make it happen. It’s really great to see sponsors from within and outside of the surf industry