Brazilian pro surfer Jean da Silva has passed away. The 32-year-old surfer from Joinville was found lifeless in his residence. In 2006, Da Silva finished third at the World Junior Surfing Championship and, four years later, he won the Brazilian Surfing Championships. He was the first surfer from the Santa Catarina state to be crowned national champion. Da Silva claimed three Qualifying Series (QS) events in Fernando de Noronha, Virginia Beach, and Cascais. He was a joyful, serene, and introspective human being.
Pro surfer Jean da Silva, 32, passes away
I will never forget the surfboard that got me into surfing. It was not a board like the ones I see today in fancy surf shops. It was the most important object I owned in my life. I was born in Porto, the city that gave the name to the oldest country in Europe – Portugal. Today, Porto is a trendy town blessed by the iconic Douro River and the Atlantic Ocean. It has always been a great place to live with all its history, food and wine tradition, and cultural splendor. It’s a city with its own charisma and only a two-hour flight from London and Paris.
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The memory of my first surfboard
The history of surfing is a complicated of facts and assumptions. TED released a five-minute cartoon video featuring a simplified description of the sport of kings. Scott Laderman, author of “Empire in Waves,” and director Silvia Prietov teamed up to create a short animated cartoon that reveals some of the things we know about surfing. The sport of riding waves originated in the Polynesian islands of the Pacific Ocean, but it also has roots in West Africa and Peru, with the so-called “caballitos de totora.”
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The cartoon history of surfing
Filipe Toledo has taken out the 2017 Hawaiian Pro, in Haleiwa Ali’i Beach Park, on the North Shore of Oahu. The Brazilian surfer bested a field of tough competitors in the finals and walked away victorious. Toledo beat Griffin Colapinto, Wiggolly Dantas, and Michel Bourez, and secured his first-ever win on the North Shore. The decisive heat got underway in wind-affected four-to-six-foot waves. The Championship Tour (CT) campaigner caught seven waves and was able to impose his experience in the shifty lineup.
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Filipe Toledo wins the 2017 Hawaiian Pro
How can you sell your first love? Why do you plan to get rid of the surfboard that got you into surfing? Why should a surfer sell his or her fondest memories? There’s nothing like our first wave. The feeling of walking on water is something will never erase from our waterlogged minds. The stick which got us into stand-up wave riding is a memory that you don’t want to forget. It’s an evocation of a moment in time that should be relished and cherished forever.
Why you should never sell your first surfboard