Professional surfer nicknamed "Mineirinho" who was crowned as the men's World Surf League Surfing World Champion in 2015. He first entered the top 10 on the ASP World Tour in 2008, remaining there for several years.
He grew up in Sao Paulo, Brazil and began surfing at age 8.
He has been sponsored by Red Bull, Oakley, G-Shock and others.
He married a woman named Patricia in 2016.
He was mentored by surfer Jamie O'Brien.