Carlos "Mister M", 22, surfer. Two years ago he co-founded Rocinha Surfers Association, which survives with donations, including from pro surfers such as Julian Wilson. Working as a surf teacher fulfi
Carlos "Mister M", 22, surfer. Two years ago he co-founded Rocinha Surfers Association, which survives with donations, including from pro surfers such as Julian Wilson. Working as a surf teacher fulfils his dream of living for surfing. Also a Rua 2 resident, he was abandoned by his alcoholic parents when he was born, lived with his also drunken maternal grandmother until he was one and a half years old, and then, when after almost dying from pneumonia, he went to live with her paternal grandma. He knows how important the sport is to keep kids away from drug dealers. His project is also focused on the importance of letting children aware of pollution and educates them to not throw trash away in Rocinha alleys. He believes in the power kids have to even change grownups' minds about environmental issues, showing how it could impact deeply on their wave. After a few years away from school, he's now back, about to finish junior high. After high school, he wants to study Sports Marketing at college. Bringing the World Tour event to São Conrado is his next goal.
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