Of course 2005 World Champion Kauli Seadi has to be the hot favorite for the exciting Mormaii Ibiraquera Wave Contest - PWA World Cup next week.
But there's a lot of talented Brazilian riders who could upstage the big names while the tour's in their home nation.
Naturally the hottest property is 18-yr old Marcilio Browne (Mistral / Gaastra) who, despite winning the Boards magazine super session in Cabo Verde, is hungry to climb the rankings from his current 27th place, and to build on his top 4 finish in Guincho.
'Brawzinho' suffered at Ponta Preta and Pozo, but his confidence is sky high since taking a win at the last Freestyle event in Fuerteventura.
Here's an opportunity to see what he can do in an excellent free film by Peter Svensson. The 40 minute flick, 'Committed', is mostly filmed in the North of Brazil's Ceara province, and contains a lot of super-slick freestyle tricks too.
Also featured is Ian Mouro Lemos (JP / NeilPryde), who, along with Levi Lenz (Naish / Naish), and many more, will be hungry to make an impact next week in the waves down south.
You can see a trailer here, or visit www.peterfilm.se to download the full movie - free of charge! (Torrentfile)
PWA / Brian McDowell