Hugo’s interview

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Tell me about your self and maybe some things that no one knows about?
My name is Hugo Pinheiro my friend call me Pinheiro that means Pine. I leave in a little town near the beach in south of lisbon, my family were fishermen’s and live from what the ocean.

What was is the bodyboard scene like in Portugal. It seems pretty mainstream?
Portugal have lost of bodyboards in the water. Probably in all the best waves of portugal bodyboarders rules!!

In the past years Bodyboarders have done very good results in European tours and that help a lot the sport and give the new generation the dream and the strong to keep going better and better as bodyboarders.

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What are you highlights of your career so far?
3x European Champion (European Tour of bodyboard)
2x European Champoin Eurosurf
2x Portuguese Champion

What about for 2013?
For me professionaly was a great year, i made a few podcast that were very good for my sponsors. And i was in October European Champion.

What are your favorite spots in the Portugal and how do they differ from other wave you surfed?
We have here lots of good beach breaks and a couple of really good reef breaks too, i don’t like to compare waves so i just can say that we have really good spots.

The best single move you did for 2013?
Probably a Reverse air in my home spot.

What are your plans for 2014?
I have a couple of good podcast to do and a big project with Red Bull.I will try to do some comps in World Tour to.