Every time we see Nicole Pacelli and the Brazilian SUP surf crew on the water it’s well worth a watch. All of the riders have great styles and surf with power. And on their day, when competing they can all be unstoppable, as Luiz Diniz showed us again at the 2018 ISA world champs by taking the win for a second year. And don’t let the petite, smiling Nicole fool you into thinking she only surfs small waves like those in New York.
The picture below from Nicole Pacelli’s Facebook shows you what she is really capable of!
The Vaz Brothers crew are made up of a solid group of surfers and SUPers. Ian Vaz, Caio Vaz and Felippe Gaspar are usually found riding both SUP and surfboards, but Lucas Medeiros we usually see riding a SUP, in his quest for riding the deepest barrels!
This footage from their recent trip has both surf and SUP action. The barrels section in the first clip of the video is pretty nice, but wave of the video has to go to Lucas for making a dirty barrel (at 3:52 in the video). Not sure everybody could use a selfy stick as well as a paddle in a barrel like that… twice!
The Vaz Brothers and a crew of SUP surfers and surfers are always on a search for some epic waves… with the more barrels the better! On this adventure it is Ian Vaz , Lucas Medeiros and Felippe Gasper that score some epic rides, but they also score some pretty epic beatings too! As for Felippe’s wave… that has got to hurt!
Lucas Medeiros is a rider that isn’t always in the main limelight of the press and videos, but he is one world class surfer who deserves the respect like many of the greats on tour. Brazilian Lucas is usually surfing with the Vaz brothers and very much like them he is not afraid of charging everything. Here is a look back to some of his best sessions in the last 12 months. And we think you’ll agree that riding a wave like that beast in Tahiti is not to be taken lightly!