Brazilian surfer who has gained fame as one of the premier big wave surfers in the world. He rode a potentially record-breaking wave in 2013.
He became the first ever big-wave champ in 1990.
His favorite foods are roots, fruits, eggs, honey, and leaves.
He was born and raised in Recife, Brazil.
He once saved fellow surfer Maya Gabeira's life when she was swallowed by a wave in Nazaré, Portugal.