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

Stand Up Paddle and Yoga Expert Bianca Guimarães

Meet the incredible and beautiful SUP Racer and SUP Yogi, Bianca Guimarães! We’re thrilled to have her as one of our goFlow Local Experts in Rio! Let’s learn a little more about Bianca…

(Interview translated by the author)

Tell a little about yourself (including something you think nobody knows!)?

[Nobody knows] my heartwarming story of first SUPRACE championship in Brazil. Read more

goFlow Presents: Surfing Santas

(Cover photo courtesy of surfparkcentral)

What does Santa do when he’s not busy delivering presents?  He surfs of course (and skateboards, SUPs and kiteboards too!) Just like us, Santa likes to get out and have a little flow time on his favorite boards.  We plowed through Instagram photos of Santa’s sporting adventure moments to generate this list of “Surfing Santas” from all around the world. Read more

My goFlow Gratitude List

Whether or not you celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, cultivating and expressing gratitude are an important part of being and staying in your “flow state”. I try to find gratitude everyday, not just during this time of year, because I find it helps me maintain a positive and happy state of mind.

That said, one of the things I am grateful for on a daily basis is all of you goFlow Tribers! To show you my appreciation, I have comprised a list of just a few of the many things I’m grateful for this year, using your amazing goFlow posts as my inspiration and illustrations. Read more