Pro surfer and 2021 Olympic gold medalist Ítalo Ferreira steps down from the champion’s pedestal to help you nail your biggest airs yet. Start with the all-important drop-in, rack up speed, find your section, and pray for wind—Ítalo boils his signature down to a science, all in under 3 minutes.
Want to learn more about Italo? Italo Ferreira: Baía Formosa-born Ítalo Ferreira is not only surfing’s first-ever Olympic gold medalist; he’s a world champion, who handily swept the 2019 WSL Tour. His explosive style is unparalleled and many in the sport consider him a serious “title threat.” With an impressive record like his, it’s easy to understand why Ítalo garners so much respect from his peers—that, and those untouchable airs. His career highlights include being named 2015 WSL Rookie of the Year and 2019 ISA World Surfing Games Champion.
Who are Cariuma®? At Cariuma, style, comfort and sustainability are synonymous. Cariuma are all about making footwear in a way that’s better for the planet and all its people. In 2020, Cariuma took the brand’s consciousness a step further and started their own in-house Reforestation Program. For every pair of sneakers purchased, they plant a pair of trees in the Brazilian rainforest. They also have an incredible roster of like-minded surfers who are helping them push forward even more: The Cariuma surf team includes: Italo Ferreira, Kai Lenny, Jamie O’Brien, Kelia Moniz, Jack Freestone, Alana Blanchard, and Chippa Wilson.