Surfing and Photography with Allan Gandra

Allan Gandra is known as one of the greatest masters at Praia da Macumba, his local spot at Rio de Janeiro. Everybody knows what he can do when he is riding his longboard. Everyday, after his early morning session, he gets his camera and go out to shoot some photos of his friends and other lucky surfers on the lineup. For a while now, Gandra has been standing out through the lens, presenting a unique view on how to catch the best frames from the best tricks on surfing.

Allan is a former 3x Longboarding Brazilian Master Champion and had already training some of the biggest names of Brazilian longboarding, such as Marcelo Freitas, Atalanta Batista, Chloé Calmon e Roger Barros. Oh, and he also teaches some TV celebrities. 

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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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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

O goFlow apresenta: Papais Noel Surfistas

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Sabe o que o Papai NOEL faz quando ele não está entregando presentes? Ele surfa, é claro (e anda de skate, da uma remada de SUP e um velejo de Kite…)! Assim como nós, o Papai Noel gosta de sair de casa e seguir o Flow com suas pranchas favoritas. Fomos em busca de fotos do Instagram do Papai NOEL se aventurando em esportes ao ar livre e reunimos algumas delas nessa lista de Papais Noel Surfistas ao redor do mundo. 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

Conheça Expert Localis do Rio Renata Ferreira Diehl

Recentemente, tivemos o prazer de sentar com Renata Ferreira Diehl, uma das nossas incríveis Experts Locais do Rio de Janeiro. Renata surfa há mais de 14 anos e é uma apaixonada pelo oceano. É no mar onde ela encontra seu Flow. Isso é apenas o começo! Conheça mais sobre essa linda e talentosa mulher e descubra algumas curiosidades sobre ela e sobre suas paixões pelo surfe (e yoga)! O prazer foi nosso, Renata! Bem-vinda a tribo goFlow! 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