You also work with non-profit organization Oceana, to protect the world’s oceans. What has been your contributing role? How does the organization educate to spread awareness?
They keep me posted on all issues by email, and when we need the public to be aware and help I spread the word and help to reach more people. I have done a few trips as well to learn more about particular ocean issues.
You have worked with countless brands and companies including Red Bull, TAG Heuer, Mitsubishi, Gucci, Samsung, Lululemon, Renault, Mormaii, Fa, Evoke, Tokoro, Nextel, Billabong, etc. Share your memorable experience working as a model?
I admire all brands that I have worked with. I’m glad working as a model inspiring new and different audiences, mainly other women, with my history at female surf.
You have undergone multiple surgeries, including back and nose operations. What has kept you going till now? Share your future dreams & aspirations.
I had a difficult experience in Nazaré in 2013, and I had to get over a lot of things as traumas and injuries and it made me change as person. I took time till I got my confidence back, I had psychological therapy for many years, however I don’t have it anymore and I am not attached to my accident and my injuries. This time away from surf was important to improve me as a person, athlete, my confidence and performance. All confidence comes from it; you must be prepared to deal with difficult situations, having the skills and knowledge to perform and survive, this is very important. I surf with confidence and awareness, especially in days of big waves.
Nowadays I am hoping we get over this pandemic soon, for sure. My biggest dream is to live in a boat and start to surf on winter in Nazaré and to explore the Mediterranean sea on summer, also practicing other sports that I love such as Foli and Kite surf, anyway I want to open my range of interests enjoying others sports that I like during the summer.
I am also studying to get my sailor license and be a Capitan, these has been my study now. I have studied in USA, had different classes and I am very interested in movies and cinema, but I intend to continue in sports area, mainly.
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