Brazilian professional surfer who upped his celebrity status after finishing 1st at the 2008 Billabong Pro Teahupoo event. He went on to win the title at the 2009 Hang Loose Pro in Fernando de Noronha.
He learned to surf on the beaches of Itacoatiara.
He shares photos and videos of beaches and waves on Instagram for over 90,000 followers.
He has two daughters.
He competed against Kelly Slater at the Billabong Pro Tahiti event in 2015.