Samuel Pupo

Maresias, Brazil

Surfing is in Sammy Pupo’s blood. Better known as Samuca in Brazil, he’s the son of national surfing icon Wagner and brother of WSL competitor Miguel.

Sammy started riding waves at the age of three and was competing at the age of five. He won Kelly Slater’s Young Guns wavepool event in 2018, took out his first Qualifying Series win at the EDP Billabong Pro Ericeira in 2019, and clinched Rookie of the Year in 2022, finishing top 10 during his first year on the World Tour.

It’s only the start for Sammy and if you’ve ever seen his progressive brand of surfing, the sky isn’t even the limit.

Sammy Pupo surfing for Rip Curl Side profile of Sammy Pupo smiling Sammy Pupo being chaired by his brother Miguel after a win Sammy Pupo surfing for Rip CurlSam Pupo getting barrelled Sammy Pupo surfing for Rip Curl Sammy Pupo surfing for Rip Curl