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A reader-supported surf publication founded in 1992, The Surfer’s Journal is vivid, authoritative, and independent. The goal of each 132-page bimonthly edition? A completely resolved composition. Balance. Color. Story. And purist surf energy from Page One to close-of-book.

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Growing up in rural Recife, Brazil, on a chicken farm, Carlos was introduced to surfing at age 13 and quickly advanced in the local contests and earned his parents’ backing. Passionate for bigger, overhead waves, Carlos left home at 17 and slowly gained acknowledgment for his nation and himself in the big-wave realm. After nearly three decades, Carlos still loves the challenge.