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BIOGRAPHY

Born in November 2 1981.

I’m a new school rider and I began riding since August ’10. I'm an IKO (International Kiteboarding Organization) instructor since April ’12.


Photo credits: Bruno Soares/ Inês Dias, 2012

I grew up in the north of the Portugal and for the last years I was out on the water every single day (in all four seasons). When I was seven years old, I started having problems with my vision. I had to use glasses for many years and it was difficult to adapt using lenses. Finally, one day, everything changed. I felt like I started a new life.


Photo credits: Vincent Charvet, 2012

I have a quote: "We need to know about who we are and what we want. Don't let anyone change what you want to do and what you want to be. Be original." My main goal is to promote and inspire people to do this sport.

Like I always say: "People tend to think in a fearsome way about all things radical but this sport allows you to push your horizons further. It takes you out of the box and lets you defy the laws of nature. Although my tricks aren't perfect, I'm working to improve my skill. I believe I can push myself into doing power moves and proper execution tricks. One of my greatest pleasures in life is doing what other people say I couldn't ever do. Now, you must believe you can do this, you must try to do it and if you fall down, try again! If you're conscious and you learn to read the weather conditions, nothing bad is going to happen to you. While learning this sport, be driven by respect not fear. Never go alone and most importantly not ever give up."


Photo credits: Filipa Silva, 2013

If you want to try, but you're afraid something bad happens, remember this words: "Fear is your friend. Fear is an indicator. Sometimes it shows you what you shouldn't do. More often it shows you exactly what you should do and the best results that I've had in life, the most enjoyable times, have all been from asking a simple question: What's the worst that can happen?" Tim Ferriss, TED

Gear:
- Ozone C4 2012 10m
- Ozone Catalyst 2013 8m
- Ozone Catalyst 2013 6m
- Mystic Shadow Harness YZ Pro 2012
- Crazyfly Rocky Pro 2010 Board
- Ripcurl Flash Bomb wetsuit, 2012