Full Name: Vinnicius Martins
Date of Birth: 04/23/1996
Place of birth: Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Home Town Now: Buzios, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Instagram Handle: @vinmartins
Facebook Page: https://m.facebook.com/vinmartinssup/
Marital Status: Single
Windsurfing/SUP/Foiling/Winging Since: Windsurfing since 7yo, SUP since 14yo, Foiling since 2019
Main Disciplines: SUP Race, Wingfoil, Foil Surf, SUP surfing
Favourite Board: Race All Water 14’ and Prone foil 4’5
Favourite Sail or Wing: Cabrinha X Wing 5m
Favourite Foil Setup: Neilpryde HP 11 Carbon Mast
Most Memorable Competition Experiences: Winning the 2019 ISA SUP World Championship in El Salvador
Competition experience you would most like to forget: The year I had to quit the Molokai 2 Oahu race was a tough one... but the year after that I had my bet result to date there, so it was worth the experience.
Most Memorable Out of competition experiences (on the water): Foil surfing the Pororoca, a iconic tidal bore wave that breaks in the Amazon forest here in Brazil!
Out of competition experience you would most like to forget (on the water): Taking some set waves in the head in the last light of the day in Pico Alto, Peru on a big and freezing cold day.
Favourite move: Wing Foiling Table Top, SUP Barrels or bigger waves
Move you are most afraid of: Wing Foil Back Flip
Move you would most like to perfect: Stalled Double, Pushloop Forward
Best Possible Day: SUP surfing and foil surfing in the morning, winging in the afternoon and a great sunset with friends and beer! Or winning a big SUP Race
Favourite Music: Pink Floyd and Jorge Ben For
Favourite Food: Açai, Japanese food and a typical Brazilian Prato Feet
Favourite Spot: Búzios, Maui, Bali and Greece
3 things you cannot live without: The Ocean, Good food, Family/Friends
Favourite motor vehicle: My old Toyota truck and my father’s little motor boat
People who have inspired you: My parents and the whole community of “water people” in my town!
Career Highlights: Winning a SUP Race World Championship, a Pan American Games medal and having a lot of fun on the water.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Competing for a Wingfoil World Title and Surfing big waves with different types of board sports.
Current Sponsors: JP-Australia, Neilpryde