There isn't much that Sylvio Mancusi can't do in the ocean. From surfing to kitesurfing to SUPing to towing in this Brazilian sea gypsy never met a set of wind and swell conditions he didn't like. He travels the world with his young family searching for big waves and favorable filming conditions in which to ply his trades.
This week Sylvio and the fam rock up in Nazaré, Portugal for a big swell. Praia do Norte is known for giant waves, but it's not known for perfect waves. Sylvio and Garrett McNamara spend their session trying to find a few peeks without getting cleaned up in the process. It's hair-raising stuff.
That would be the end of the video for most people, but Sylvio is not most people. When the wind picks up he takes the kite out in 40-knot offshores and horizontal rain. It aint pretty but it sure looks fun. Maybe not for Sylvio's long-suffering wife, Bia, though. She's stuck in the car complaining about how crazy he is. Behind every great man...
On Days Like This It's Best to Avoid Surfing Nazaré, Unless You're These Guys | Into the Wave, Ep. 1
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