Chico On RRD

Danilo ‘Chico’ Menezes Da Silva signs up for a double dose of RRD.

He’s one of a whole movement of Brazilian teenagers hoping to make their mark on the PWA’s freestyle tour. With three PWA seasons now in the bag, it now looks like the Brazilian prodigy’s efforts are being recognized. Following a sponsorship deal with Fanatic and North Sails in 2008, Chico has just announced that for the 2011 PWA season he’s signed a deal to be competing on both RRD sails and Boards.

We caught up with Chico to get the low down on the deal and what he’s up to this winter.

When did you change sponsor?

I signed to sail for RRD boards and sails at the start of 2011."

Why did you move to RRD from Fanatic and North?

"RRD offered me a great deal and i really liked the look of all the new 2011 gear."

What is the new gear like?

"The new gear is amazing, obviously it takes a little time to adjust to a new setup, but i’ve been training with it loads and it’s working really well for me."

What are your goals for 2011 on the PWA?

"My goal is to break into the top 10 of the PWA’s freestyle fleet."

Where are you training this winter?

"This winter i was at home Jericaocara, Brazil and training a lot for 5 months, now we don’t have so much Wind, but i’m planning on heading to europe to train more."

Have you learnt any new moves?

"Yes; Konos, Bunners, and Air funnel."

You can follow Chico’s progress, and all aspects of the World Tour here at