Date of birth:
1995.11.27
Hometown:
São Pedro do Estoril, Portugal
Sponsors:
Rip Curl, Polen surfboards, Joaquim Chaves, Original Lanyards,
Hobbies:
Play ukulele, snowboarding, jiu-jitsu, yoga and bbq with friends
Favourite athletes:
John John

BIO

"Miguel Blanco"

Back in 2002, when I was 7 years old and got pushed into my first wave, I felt that surfing was going to be one of the biggest passions of my life.

Today, I’m so connected to the ocean and thankful for being able to travel the world surfing perfect waves, compete on some of the sickest surf comps ever and chase endless swells.


INTERVIEW 2017.02.14

What are you looking for to accomplish?

I want to do sick surftrips, qualify for the world tour (WCT) in the near future and qualify for the big wave world tour after having a good run on the WCT.

What would be your greatest achievement?

Qualify for the WCT and be top 5. Qualify for the big wave world tour and be top 5. Get a cover in Surfer Magazine.

What kind of difficulties does your sport’s performance involve?

You depend on the ocean. Sometimes he wants you to get the good waves, sometimes he doesn’t.

"Miguel Blanco"

What makes you feel satisfied when performing your sport?

The feeling of surfing a wave and the beauty of being in sync with the ocean. Get barreled and drop a big wave.

Where do you practice your techniques when being alone?

Ocean…

What do you do during your training which is key to your success?

I do a lot of mental training. Nowadays the level is so high that who is more confident, 90% of the times gets to win.

What are you most nervous about when competing?

Loosing. But in the water, you don’t think about it. The heat starts and you just get in a certain mental level that you just think about performing.

"Miguel Blanco"

Who would you say is your biggest fan and why?

My mum. She’s simply the BEST.

What is the best piece of advice you have been ever given?

When you are in the heat, do not think about the other. Do your own thing, no matter what, be resistant and fight until the end. Do not think about scores, get on the wave and surf as good as you can!

"Miguel Blanco"

What are your future plans?

Do as many surf trips as I can, get points on the WQS to qualify in a few years for the WCT and drop some big waves!

What are your tips for those who begin now?

Best way to improve your surfing – just stay as long as you can in the water!

"Miguel Blanco"