TEAM ROSTER AND BIOS
Who's representing your country?
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 18 Boys
Afonso Pinto
  • Age / 17
  • Born / Ericeira
  • Resides in / Ericeira
  • Favorite surf break / Pedra Branca
  • Board / 5'8 squash tail, from gramanha shaper, model Gr-200
  • Sponsors / 58 surf, Dakine, meritis, Gramanha Shaper
  • Biggest Achievement / 3rd place in the portuguese junior tour
  • Hobbies / Football, watch movies, have fun
I'm a portugues surfer, from a famous town in Portugal, called Ericeira, i was born there and since i was a little kid the ocean was part of my life. I started surfing when i was 3 years old, during a party at the beach, and since then i fell in love with surf and kept praticing, i stopped 2 years to dedicate my time to football, but then realise that what i wanted was surfing, so since that i started training seriously and at the age 12 i had my first competition, at my home break Ribeira d'ilhas, and yeah the  rest is competitions and funny surftrips with my friends and family. I have three sisters that surf too, and are my biggest fans and supporters, they are always at the beach cheering for me, during all my competitions and whe they can't be there they are on their phones watching the results, so yeah they are my biggest suporters. And of course my mom, stepdad, and all my friends.  I'm always smilling don't really know why but I am, and I love to enjoy all the little moments that life brings to me, and i'm always learning something new everyday.
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 16 Boys
Tiago Guerra
  • Age / 14
  • Born / Costa da Caparica
  • Resides in / Costa da Caparica
  • Favorite surf break / Kandui
  • Board / 5'9 x 17 13/16 x 2 1/8 squach tail semente surfboards
  • Sponsors / Semente Surfbards, Futures
  • Biggest Achievement / Under 14 Runner Up National Title
  • Hobbies / Play soocer, Skate, Listen to music
I'm 14 years old. I'm from Lisbon, where I live. I started surfing when I was 2 years old. I love travelling around the world to surf and to know more cultures!
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 16 Girls
Ana Mel Canhoto
  • Age / 12
  • Born / Peniche
  • Resides in / Peniche
  • Favorite surf break / Lagide
  • Board / SPO 4,10
  • Sponsors / Rip curl, SPO,Fonte viva, futures
  • Biggest Achievement / Vice European champ Rip Curl Gromsearch
  • Hobbies / Skate
Surfer from Peniche, 12 years old, and I have several goals, the most important one is to be world champion
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 16 Girls
Miriam Julião
  • Age / 15
  • Born / Gafanha da Nararé
  • Resides in / Gafanha da Nararé
  • Favorite surf break / Areão
  • Board / Sharpeye 5'10
  • Sponsors / Janga, Sharpeyesurfboards, Smoothstar
  • Biggest Achievement / Ripcurl Grom Search
  • Hobbies / Skate
Athlete from ASV team (Associação de surfistas de Vagos)
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 16 Boys
Manuel Couto
  • Age / 15
  • Born / Cascais
  • Resides in / Cascais
  • Favorite surf break / Coxos
  • Board / ORG surfboards 5’8 24 L
  • Sponsors / DCK, ORG surfboards, Bana, Ideen
  • Biggest Achievement / National champion U16
  • Hobbies / Skate, cycling and having fun with friends
I started surfing when I was 8 years old with my dad at praia da poça.

My biggest inspiration is Gabriel Medina and my father.
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 18 Girls
Erica Máximo
  • Age / 18
  • Born / Carcavelos
  • Resides in / Carcavelos
  • Favorite surf break / Carcavelos
  • Board / 5’8 Lost driver 2.0, 25L, round and Al Merick 5'8 Model: FW; 25L
  • Sponsors / Clube dos Lombos, Jhonny Surfstore and my parents.
  • Biggest Achievement / Under-20 national champion (Pro Junior Nacional), European Open team champion.
  • Hobbies / Music, surf and draw
I've been surfing since I was 7. I study at the French High School in Lisbon. Training with António Pedro (Topê). I aim to one day get to CT, be world champion, win the Olympics and be able to learn from the best.
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 18 Boys
Martim Fortes
  • Age / 17
  • Born / Ericeira
  • Resides in / Ericeira
  • Favorite surf break / Coxos
  • Board / Semente
  • Sponsors / Billabong; semente; globe; brusco; sambazon
  • Biggest Achievement / Regional champion
  • Hobbies / Skate
My father was already a surfer and at the age of two he put me on a surfboard. By those ages I used to skate more, until at age 4 I started surfing every day and I hope to continue surfing every day.
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 16 Boys
Jaime Veselko
  • Age / 14
  • Born / Carcavelos
  • Resides in / Carcavelos
  • Favorite surf break / Carcavelos
  • Board / Silver Surf
  • Sponsors / Quiksilver, Silver Surf, FonteViva, Creatures of Leisure, Futures, Sporting, Brave Generation Academy
  • Biggest Achievement / National champion and being in ISA
  • Hobbies / surf, but I skated a lot, played tennis, soccer, ride horses, did jujitsu, etc. Love to be with family and friends.
I was born into a family of surfers, father, mother and brothers. I'm the youngest of three siblings. My middle sister is Kika Veselko, who is a professional surfer. The eldest, Joey, is finishing his degree in chiropractic, which will come in handy! I'm finishing 9th grade at Brave Generation Academia and as well as studying I do Pilates, go to the gym and surf as much as I can. I love spending time with my family, friends and my two dogs. I love traveling. My hometown is Carcavelos, and I really enjoy the portuguese waves. My life is all about surfing! Its my passion!
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 18 Boys
Matias Canhoto
  • Age / 16
  • Born / Peniche
  • Resides in / Peniche
  • Favorite surf break / Supertubos
  • Board / Sharpeye 5'11 storm
  • Sponsors / Rip curl sharpeye noahsurfhouse fonteviva,futures,jamtraction,,Oakley
  • Biggest Achievement / European champ grom search/red bull world rising champ
  • Hobbies / Surf
hi im matias canhoto im 16  years old im from portugal peniche supertubos my idol is gabriel medina i would like to be like him My dream is to become professional surfer and live the dream Im starting now my carrer in pro juniors ,staring to learn about more things .
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 18 Girls
Maria Salgado
  • Age / 17
  • Born / Santa Cruz
  • Resides in / Santa Cruz
  • Favorite surf break / Santa Cruz
  • Board / SPO - 5´8 - 18.10 * 2.18
  • Sponsors / Noah - SurfHouse / SprintMoto / HortaFina / Smoothstar / Spo / Sabseguros
  • Biggest Achievement / National Champ U16
  • Hobbies / Skate, family and friends
I am a 17years girl who leaves in Lisbon, Portugal! I really love to surf all day! I want to do this for all my life and to share with all how wonderfull is this life style
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 18 Girls
Constância Simões
  • Age / 17
  • Born / Portimão
  • Resides in / Portimão
  • Favorite surf break / Coxos, Ericeira
  • Board / 5'9 M2 by Polen surfboards
  • Sponsors / RipCurl, Polen Surboards, YowSkate, Portimão Municipality.
  • Biggest Achievement / Under 16 National Bichampion
  • Hobbies / play the guitar, reading, surf skate, watching surf movies.
I live in the south of Portugal, in the Algarve, more precisely in Portimao, and my beach is Praia da Rocha with lefts all year round except in the summer, which is when I have to go away and travel. I also surf a lot on the south west coast where the sea is more constant and stronger. I often go for seasons to Ericeira, Santa Cruz and Peniche where I train with my coach Manuel Gameiro. I travel a lot, either with my family or with the training team or other surfers, where I highlight the Maldives, California, France, Spain, (including the Canary Islands), Morocco, and in Portugal, including the island of Azores and Madeira. I study at an online school to be able to travel and compete, and I dream of not only completing a degree useful for the community one day, but also being able to continue my competitive activity. Also dream of traveling across the globe and do inspiring and creative surfmovies.
Portugal
DIVISION: Under 16 Girls
Sofia Matos
  • Age / 16
  • Born / Costa da Caparica
  • Resides in / Costa da Caparica
  • Favorite surf break / Ponta Ruiva
  • Board / Sharpeye #77
  • Sponsors / sharpeyesurfboard Portugal; manera; ASCC
  • Biggest Achievement / 3rd place national
  • Hobbies / Cooking and travelling
Hi everyone! I'm Sofia and I'm 16yo. I love surfing and I'm super excited for this adventures in ISA!
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