"I'm from Faro, Portugal.
Since the first time I put my feet on a surfboard at 8 years old, I knew that was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life!
After a few years of competing locally, I decided to take it up to the nationals. A whole new world that I wasn't ready for until I met John Tranter from Pigdog Surf Camp who became my surf coach.
After a lot of work together over the last 2 years, I am now 2019's Portuguese National Surf Champion and on an...
C-Skins are stoked to welcome Matt Meola to the Slaves team. Growing up in Maui and having the world’s best waves on his doorstep almost made it impossible for Matt not to take the leap into professional surfing. His aerial surfing and experimentation with rotations led to Matt being one of only two surfers to ever land a frontside 540 and then just to make sure it wasn’t a fluke, he went on to do it again.
After wearing C-Skins in the past, we were stoked to get Wade officially on the team in 2018. Wade is a serious threat to the championship tour this year and anyone that knows him will know what a humble, hard-working and all-around good bloke he is.
Pipe Master | World Surf League Commissioner
Pipe Master champ during his competitive days and now WSL commissioner.
Martine originates from Holland, she is well known for her skills on her longboard and coaches when she isn't travelling and ripping all over the world.
Renowned graphic designer and typographic hero, considered by many to be one of the world’s most influential graphic designers. Born in Cocoa Beach, Florida he ranked 7th in the U.S in the 70's and went on to redesign Surfer magazine in the 90's. Now, living the dream, designing, surfing and travelling from one warm location to the next.
Surfer, Father & Fisherman. 5th on the WSL world longboard tour 2017.
Surfer | Model
Chasing waves and warmer climates. Can often be found enjoying the French summer with her all surfing family.
Freesurfer Billy Kean can generally be found making the most of the reef and beach breaks that surround his home town of Coffs harbour, NSW but when he's not there you will likely find him hopping on a plane in search for the perfect barrel.
Surfer | Artist
Neil has long thrived on being outdoors. Inhabiting the peripheries and delighted with his surroundings. Endless dawns, dusks and throwing lips, deserted beaches, dream points. Seeing and creating new angles of the world achieved only by stripping everything back to simply live in the now.
"I’ve grown up on Phillip Island my whole life. Cape Woolamai (home break) is my favourite place to surf, we have swell everyday of the year, somewhere will be offshore, there are amazing beaches and a variety slabs, reef, rock and point breaks. Other favourite breaks would be Nias, because that’s where I got my first proper barrel, Krui, Snapper...anything with a long wall of water to paint!"
Surfer | Blogger | Model
"I wasn't born by the coast but moved to Newquay in the UK in my early teens and got hooked on the surf scene straight away. With a variety of beaches up and down the coast, it's hard to pick a favourite wave. For ease and familiarity, I usually surf my home break - Fistral with my husband and friends. I run a blog, a women's surf tour and am the Assistant Editor of SurfGirl magazine, I basically do whatever I can do to keep me living on the...
Big Wave Surfer
Big wave/slab surfer. Ollie grew up in Lahinch, Co Clare on the west coast of Ireland. It's a special town with its unique surf vibe and great music! His favourite waves in the world are Rileys and Mullaghmore, which is where he has had the best and scariest moments of his surfing life and the biggest barrels in the most incredible natural arenas. It's what makes him tick.
Surfer | Model
Growing up in Widemouth Bay in the UK - Joss has surfed for as long as he can remember. He made surfing his profession as soon as he could and it wasn't long before he was offered modelling opportunities. He is now signed to Storm models and between working in the city and catching up with his family and friends back home, he enjoys travelling the world, surfing and modelling.
UK ripper, competitor and part time farmer.