Surfing in Brazil

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Surfing in Brazil
National team(s)Brazil Olympics team
International competitions

Surfing was first introduced in Brazil in the 1970s.[1][2]

The sport is predominately participated by the middle class of the country.[3][4]

Rio Pro is one the major professional surfing events in Brazil.

Brazil has emerged as a major power in sport surfing which has being labeled the Brazilian Storm.[5][6] Gabriel Medina was the first Brazilian to win a World Surfing Championship.[7][1][8]

Rodrigo Koxa broke the world record for the largest wave at 80 ft (24.3 meters).[9]


  1. ^ a b "Opinion - What Explains Brazil's Surfing Boom?". Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  2. ^ Warshaw, Matt (27 October 2018). "The Encyclopedia of Surfing". Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. p. 81. Retrieved 27 October 2018 – via Google Books.
  3. ^ "Scrappy Brazilians making waves in the surfing world, but class and race divisions persist". Retrieved 27 October 2018 – via The Globe and Mail.
  4. ^ "These Surfers Are Helping Future Generations in Brazil's Largest Favela". 31 August 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Termo "Brazilian Storm" é registrado e gera polêmica com surfistas brasileiros". Globo. Retrieved 31 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Is Brazil Actually The World's Best Surfing Nation?". 17 January 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Brazil Is Officially The World's Best Surfing Nation". 1 September 2018. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Like it or Not, the Brazilian Storm Has Taken Over Pro Surfing". Vice. 11 March 2016. Retrieved 27 October 2018.
  9. ^ Rob Hodgetts. "Brazilian sets record for biggest wave ever surfed". Retrieved 27 October 2018.