Street Surfing with Adriano Sakumoto

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We all know that Skateboarding was born during the flat days in California and all its origin comes from Surfing… But each and every day, skateboarding is getting more close to its “creator”. And that’s exactly what Adriano Sakumoto is offering on his goFlow Experience, introducing an equipment that he is calling “Surf Simulator”. It’s like surfing, but on dry and solid surfaces. We are pleased to introduce you to the Street Surfing and to one of our magnificent Local Experts from São Paulo.
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Skate through the Mountains with Alexandre Feliz

Here is something that you’ve probably never heard of! goFlow introduces the skateboarder Alexandre Feliz and his Extreme Freestyle! 

After a serious knee injury, Alexandre Feliz, a true Carioca (Rio local), had to find a different path on his skateboarding career. What he did was invent a totally new way to ride, mixing in some of his other passions, such as climbing and always staying in contact with nature. From there, Feliz started to look for new spots to ride, tapping into his creativity and going far beyond regular surfaces like streets or ramps, slopes and handrails. All resulting in creation of something that he calls “Extreme Freestyle”.

Essentially, this new style allows you to ride on any surface, be it stone, sand, clay and, of course, cement and still be connected with the flow, enjoying different natural landscapes everyday. Read more

Find your Flow at Carnaval!!

The biggest annual party in Brazil has begun! Did you know that Rio de Janeiro is currently the most sought after destination in Brazil for people who want to celebrate Carnaval? That’s not surprising as there is no shortage of options and fun for all tastes in this marvelous city during Carnaval. GOFLOW, of course, is getting in on the action as well!

If you live in Rio or will spend the holiday there, here’s our Carnaval Program Guide, with unique Experiences, offered by Local Experts who are ready to take you for an unforgettable adventure and show parts of the city that only the locals know. Read more

Flowing and Paddling with Karol Knopf

We are proud to share with you a little more about Karol Knopf, who is now part of our incredible team of Expert Locals of Rio de Janeiro.

Karol Knopf has traveled the world on board her stand up paddleboard (SUP). She has paddled around the Paradisiac Islands of Africa (Cape Verde, Mozambique, Tanzania and Kenya, Seychelles), Asia (Myanmar and Mauritius) and also across unexplored rowing places within Brazil (Amazon and Pantanal). Read more

Celebrating Summer in Rio with goFlow and GreenPeople

goFlow, the app that connects you with the surf, kitesurf, paddle-board and skateboard community, has come together with popular local juice and health food brand, GreenPeople to celebrate summer and the launch of goFlow Experiences in Rio!

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What is a goFlow Experience, you ask?

goFlow Experiences allow you to book fun adventures with “Local Experts” who will teach you how to surf, skate, kitesurf or stand up paddle (SUP). Since the Experts are Rio locals, you get much more than just a lesson. They will also share a unique perspective of Rio including its incredible landscapes and people. Read more

Heart and Soul: Bárbara Rizzeto – Surfing Champion

Meet goFlow Local Expert, Bárbara Rizzeto – World Traveler and Surfing Champion (including a bronze medal for Brazil at the ISA World Championship 2009). Even with all the success in her competitive career, Barbara continues to give more value to what she really cares about – surfing, nature, trips to new places and, of course, friends! All this and her signature calling card: a beautiful, sincere and irresistible smile.

We asked Barbara to tell us more about her surfer life (and what makes her such an incredible and charismatic person). And this is what she revealed to us: Read more