Watch: Miguel Blanco in 'Black Sand'

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"This kid is one of our favourite chargers here in Portugal," says Pedro Miranda of Mig Blanco, "he has style and a fearless attitude, spends most of the year chasing swells around the world, but finds time to charge giant Naza and crazy Portuguese slabs during the short time he’s home."

"He's one of the most talented and complete surfers I know."

Miranda explains that February and March can be tricky months in Europe with lots of rain, strong winds and cold fronts. Instead of coming back home to Portugal after his Hawaiian season, Miguel decided to fly to Tahiti for the first time and just wait for a swell. Black Sand was filmed during his trip to the islands.