Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
After failing to re-qualify for the ASP World Tour in 2010 by one spot (that unfair half-year cut) and being dropped by his sponsors, two-time WQS World Champion Neco Padaratz is coming back from a obscure period in his life. With no money left in his bank account and being supported by drug dealers he found himself in the deepest hole of his life. But his wife Ana, the one who never left him alone, gave up a comfortable and successful carrier as a dentist in Brazil to try to save him from the inevitable, an ugly and sad end. She decided to start a new life in California, taking Neco away from bad vibes and into new horizons. The only surfer alive who fell off and came back to the World Tour 4 times, is now surfing better than ever, is happier than ever, and is looking to help his friend Morelli to launch his clothing brand "OutraCultura". "I wanted to cry when I was helping Morelli to put all those T-shirts and hats and catalogs in the back of his partner's truck to go to SurfSide surf shop and Jack's surfboards, it felt like a dream come true" says Neco in Newport Beach. It's beautiful to see him strong again, fit and smiling. It shows in his surfing. When Kelly Slater was once asked about the comparisons between Adriano de Souza and Neco Padaratz the answer came quick: "There will never gonna be another Neco!" Fair enough.
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The legend is back in California and signed up with OutraCultura. One of the most competitive surfers ever and living legend brazilian warrior Neco Padaratz will be doing some coaching for young surfers who are aspiring to make a carrier in this grinding industry. You also will be able to eventually see him destroying the waves at any spot from San Diego to Huntington on his nice new quiver that he brought from Brazil shaped by Hennek and Havenga. Check out here for more updates.