Thursday, December 18, 2014
Guto Morelli - OutraCultura brand ambassador. Athlete of the Year 2014 ASJ (Association of Surfing Joaquina beach). He is vicious. He was always super quiet but really gnarly at whatever he picked to do. Very intelligent, always observing. Then he decided to do his own thing at his own pace. Inspired, he started to travel around the world and surfing every wave that would break in front of him. He lived in Portugal and traveled around Europe. He moved to Santa Barbara in California and surfed epic Rincon + everywhere else. After that he went to live in Kauai and quickly made the transition to surf bigger waves. He paddles out by himself in massive conditions and doesn’t even care if people are watching or not. Guto went to Indonesia and dominated the waves like only a pro can do. He flew to Peru and scored epic rides. Guto went to Fernando de Noronha and brought back no words but a bunch of photos getting barreled. He never made a dime from sponsors or support from companies or wealthy parents. A true soul surfer who started to get into competitions later in his life and he is absolutely killing all the local contests in Southern Brazil, where he is now settled down. Morellinho (that's how his core tight group used to call him, it means Little Morelli) impresses everyone by how hard he pushes himself. He has so much love for surfing that he naturally makes the whole Joaquina Beach crew so proud. While most veteran surfers slow down after mid 30’s, Guto is fired up. Fearless. Possessed! And for what? He has nothing to prove. But when the next swell comes in, there he is. "For me its Guto warrior spirit that inspires me the most."