I was born in Recife, Brazil, started surfing when I was 12, and quickly got into surf competitions. I kept going until I was touring on the professional circuit and traveling around the world. However, living as a professional surfer in my hometown was difficult. In 1993, I moved to California for a change and got into surfing uncrowded, cold, heavy waves.
- Born: Recife, Brazil
- Resides: San Francisco, CA
- Height: 5'10"
- Weight: 170 lbs
- Stance: Regular
- Favorite Wave: Mavericks
- Career Highlights: Billabong XXL Monster Paddle Nominee (2006, 2010); Invitee, Mavericks Surf Contest
- Sponsors: Xcel, Aqua Surf Shop