João de Macedo
Recently we spent a day at Praia Grande with our friend and brand ambassador João de Macedo.
João is a legend in the world of surfing being the first Portuguese and for that matter European member of the WSL Big Wave Tour. To this day every winter Joao can be found paddling into the monsters of Nazare (something we are happy to watch from the beach!) and chasing monster swells around the planet.
João is however much more than that. As a founding member of World Surfing Reserves (www.worldsurfingreserves.com) and owner of one of the longest running surf schools in Portugal (www.surfacademia.com) he has worked tirelessly to promote the preservation of our seas and to foster a love for the ocean with children through the act of surfing. These are actions and values that we closely identify with.
We are excited to support João in his efforts and stoked to welcome him to the Surfbrewing team!