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Portuguese Surfing Prodigy Matias Canhoto Escapes to Mentawai Islands
Born and raised in the legendary surf town of Peniche, Portugal, Matias Canoto is a 16-year-old sensation making waves in the surfing world. Hailed as the leader of the next generation of Portuguese surfers, Matias recently clinched the title of 2023 European Junior Champion at the Rip Curl GromSearch European Final in Anglet, France. His remarkable skills on heavy waves have earned him a reputation, including some epic barrel rides at the last "Capitulo Perfeito" barrel contest invitational in Nazare. Join us as Matias ditches the wetsuit and embarks on a dreamy escape to the Mentawai Islands. These are some of Matias' favorite moments from the trip, showcasing his genuine skill and reminding you why Matias Canoto is a name to remember.
Credits: Surfer: Matias Canhoto
Edited by: Pero Rodrigues / CrashGrafia
Footage by: Alex Hide / Bayresort
Sound design by: Tiago Orato