Watch: Italo Ferreira // Ondas Gigante Rio

Stu Nettle
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Talking point: As defending world champ do you reckon Italo Ferreira liked that season 2020 was cancelled?

On the one hand, it allows him to bask in the light of his achievement for a bit longer, and he can say with only a small degree of distortion that he was world champion for 2019 and 2020, while on the other hand the competitive bastard within prolly wants to get out and strut.

At any rate, it's good to see the champ looking deadly sharp surfing around Rio and Saquarema.

Quick tip: Unless you're in lockdown or can speak Portuguese you probably want to FF through some sections.

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freeride76 commented Tuesday, 28 Jul 2020 at 7:48pm

wow

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t-diddy commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 12:22am

those poor waves - they got absolutely obliterated...
they was fukn so sic!

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Sunnysideup commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 9:52am

I'm thinking there is a reason why Italo is a world champ. Next level destruction.
All the better that he seems a decent fellow - and certainly not a Karen.

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memlasurf commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 10:20am

He is the perfect shape about 5'6" and 90 kilo of muscle. Could be an acrobat in another life. I need one of those jet skis for down here when it gets big otherwise you don't surf. Long ride through the heads and back though. Looked a lot like the MP at size, big, meaty and all over the place.

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troppo dichotomy commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 12:12pm

Italo is on fire!I just dont like white wetsuits!!Does that make me racist?

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frog commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 6:58pm

anyone planning a surf trip to Brazil?? Not the most blessed of coastlines.... mostly random beach breaks. I think they have one true point on their whole coast.

Frogg

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ringmaster commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 7:58pm

A mate of mine was 'stranded' there during Covid lockdown in March, April May. In a little beachside town near Florianopolis in a house right on the beach. He sent me a lot of photos of clean, well shaped 2-4ft surf with mostly fuck all crew out.

Reckons he'd go back for sure.

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Spuddups commented Wednesday, 29 Jul 2020 at 7:07pm

He’s like a modern day Tom Carroll. Seems like a good bloke as well.

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views from the ... commented Thursday, 30 Jul 2020 at 9:01am

Mmm Frog,
I would consult google maps in detail.
Sooooo many headlands especially South of Rio to South of Santa Catarina.
Points aplenty too.