Billabong is proud to announce the signing of Brazilian rookie sensation Italo Ferreira to its international surf team. Ferreira, 21, recently completed his first season on the World Surf League’s Championship Tour, making a huge impact to emerge as the seventh-rated surfer on the planet and easily locking down the WSL’s Rookie of the Year Award.
Italo hails from Baia Formosa, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil and began surfing at age eight with his cousins. His career highlights include being the Under 21 Brazilian Pro Junior Champion and ASP South American Pro Junior Champion in 2012. He was also crowned the 2014 Brazilian Pro Champion, and finished runner up in the 2014 WSL World Pro Junior.
Italo’s surfing, whether in a jersey or not, is as high-performance as it gets and has made him a powerful addition to the “Brazilian Storm” of savvy competitors who have charged up the WSL ranks with exceptional aerial and tube riding skills. Having made his mark as a first-year standout, Ferreira now has his sights set on his ultimate career goal of becoming the WSL World Champion.
“I’m feeling very happy to be joining the team for Billabong, which for me always is the top surf brand and has the best surf teams and products in the world,” Ferreira said. “It’ll be nice to live and learn from everyone on the team and brand.”
For more information, please contact: Budi.Aristyawan@gsmindo.com