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Meet Nelson Pinto, new member of the Manera team

10 Oct , 2020   Video

Nelson Pinto is a respected Gaucho freesurfer in Brazil, but also an excellent film producer, shaper and more recently kitesurfer. What qualifies Nelson’s lifestyle is freedom and passion… He has made his own way to become the person he is now, and he is not afraid to go off the beaten tracks.

Calm and devoted, Nelson has a degree in advertising and knows how to use his skills and how to express himself through his creations. The surf industry definitely needs more of this kind of personality to add a little bit more to it.


Nationality: BRAZILIAN Age 1986

HOMESPOT: Silveira, Garopaba. Brazil


DREAM WAVES: Big offshore A-frames

3 REASONS TO GO SURFING: It’s good for your Health, It’s good for your mind, makes you a person more connected with nature.


FAVORITE MEAL: Brazilian Assado

I always had a connection with the ocean…


Can you tell us a bit more about your passion for surfing?

I was born and raised inland very far from the coast. Luckily my family has a house on the beach so I could enjoy the summer holidays surfing. I always had a connection with the ocean which helped me to keep my dreams alive to become a professional surfer/filmmaker.

You just won the lottery, what would you do first?

Take all my best friends to an epic 6 months boat trip surfing perfect conditions and having a good time.

Next destination?

Argentina and Chile.

I made to the very bottom of south America… trying to surf waves that nobody surfed before

What’s the most amazing thing you’ve experienced?

That’s a hard one! I would say the trip that I made to the very bottom of south America, camping and trying to surf waves that nobody surfed before. I had to walk and carry very heavy backpack with all the camping gear, food, cameras, one surfboard and a thick wetsuit on a crazy wild weather that hits this special part of the globe.

What are you doing during a day without wind?

Working on my films, kitesurfing or planning the next adventure.