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Ricardo Campello

Ricardo Campello

Sail#: V-111
Height: 178 cm
Weight: 63 kg
Age: 29
Nationality: Brazilian
Residence: Venezuela
Debut: 0
Biography:
3 time PWA Freestyle world champion, 2003, 2004 & 2005
2006 ranked 6th Freestyle, 12th Wave & 6th Super X
2007 ranked 4th Freestyle
2008 ranked 6th overall PWA Freestyle & 9th Wave
2009 ranked 7th overall PWA Wave
2010 ranked 2nd overall PWA Wave
2011 ranked 2nd overall PWA Wave
2012 ranked 4th overall PWA Wave
2013 ranked 5th overall PWA Wave
2014 2nd Gran Canaria PWA WAve, 1st Dunkerbeck Eyewear Tow-in Exhibition Siam Park, 2nd Warsaw PWA Indoor Windsurfing World Cup Men's Jump



Well, I am going to tell you a little bit how I started my career.
I was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the first sport I was keen on was soccer. Then one of my uncles who was a racing driver pushed me into go-karts. Moreover, my dad almost gave me one as a present. After the accident of the best Formula One driver Ayrton Senna, I was really sad about what had happened and I gave up karting. Later some of my friends started surfing. I had an advantage that I lived right in front of the beach in Rio, so I started doing it too. I was really in a pretty good road until my mother and stepfather had to move to Isla Margarita, Venezuela. That was a big change in my life. I’ve been living here on the island since 1998. The main sport here is windsurfing and everything is connected with it. I made my friends who wanted to do it and we started doing it together. Everyday I loved it more and more. Then I got my first sponsor and I went to a few small contests around the Caribbean winning some of them.

Since I started windsurfing and I saw the guys doing forward loops, flips and moves which I didn't know what they were, I put in my mind only one thing - I wanted to be good at that.

In 2000 or 2001 I got the support from JP and Neil Pryde. At that stage I could say I was at a pretty good level, and together with my mum we decided that I should go to my first PWA contest. I went to Austria, but unfortunately, there was not enough wind to compete. Anyway, during the warm-up sessions people were really impressed of me and I got a lot of coverage, which gave me and my sponsors a lot of confidence. JP invited me to my first photo shooting in my life. I left school and everything behind just to start my career as a professional windsurfer, as I always wanted to be. So, here I am. I made my dream come true, which was to be a world champion. Now, my next goal is to keep this title for many more years!

2003
- PWA Freestyle World Champion
- 1st - PWA World Cup Pozo Freestyle
- 1st - PWA World Finals Bonaire
- 4th- PWA Fuerteventura Super-X
- 5th- PWA Fuerteventura Freestyle

2002
- PWA World Freestyle Vice-Champion
- 4th - PWA Freestyle Finals Bonaire
- 7th - PWA Canada - Freestyle
- 1st - PWA Fuerteventura - Freestyle
- 3rd - PWA Pozo, Gran Canaria - Freestyle
- 1st - Ceara Wind Jericuacuara Brazil

2001
- 1st -Margarita Hi-winds Freestyle
- 1st - Prince of the Lake - Lake Garda, Italy
- 13th - PWA Pozo, Gran Canaria - Freestyle
- 8th - PWA Fuerteventura - Freestyle
- PWA Overall Freestyle - 9

2000
- 1st - Margarita Hi-winds Freestyle
- 1st - Junior Aruba KING OF THE HUTS Freestyle

1999
- 1st - Junior Aruba KING OF THE HUTS Freestyle
- 1st - KING OF EL YAQUE Freestyle
Sponsors:
Patrik, Point-7, Campello WindCenter, MFC, Campello Clothing

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Oct 18 - Oct 26
Oct 29 - Nov 11