Catching up with Brazilian Pro Surfer: Italo Ferreira

There are a few things you should know about Italo Ferreira. First, his age: 20 and he is ranked 9 on the WCT (World Championship Tour). Second, he comes from a very fun right-hander in Baia Formoso, Brazil. Third, this WCT rookie is studying at Lexis Noosa over the next few weeks.

I had the privilege of catching up with Italo at the Lexis Noosa Welcome BBQ at Shades Wine Bar on Monday.

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So, what brings you to Lexis English Noosa?

I’ve just come from the Quickie Pro at the Gold Coast, where there are a lot of Brazilians who speak Portuguese. I need to improve my English for the media so I thought Noosa would be the best place to come and learn with less Brazilians around me.

Have you had a chance to surf in Noosa yet?

No, not yet. I’ve heard the waves are great and there are some nice point breaks here, I will probably go for a surf this afternoon.

I heard you knocked Kelly Slater out of the Quicksilver Pro a few days ago? That is an amazing achievement!

Kelly is an incredible surfer, who I have a lot of respect for, so for me it was a great achievement!

Thanks for chatting with us today and I hope we can catch up for a surf while you’re here at my local surf spot, Sunshine Beach!

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