He calls Florianópolis home, he’s not yet 18, and he’s emerging as something of a phenomenon. Yago Dora’s winter in Hawaii has produced an edit that would be the envy of anyone. Solid pipe barrels, backhand hacks at Sunset and innumerable full rotation reverses; there appear to be very few kinks in this young Brazilian’s armour. Whether he can transfer this talent to the contest arena is still to be seen, but certainly this isn’t the last we’ll be seeing of him.
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