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 What is your role in the Salty Souls Experience ?

I am the photographer in Ecuador and my role is to capture the best moments during the Experiences.

Since my main profession is surfer, I also assist the surf coaching!

What’s your background and how did you acquire those skills ?

I was born in a small surfer town call Montañita, Ecuador and I started surfing at a very young age. At 16, I started competing in international events and I began to meet some photographers and filmmakers. I was curious and interested in what they were doing and so slowly they taught  me more and more. I started working with them filming and editing surf videos.

I got more into photography when I met Dominique Granger, the first Salty Souls photographer that taught me a lot in exchange of surfing classes.

What’s your biggest challenge within the Salty Souls Experience?

My biggest challenge is to capture the best moments without disturbing the girls. I think the best pictures are the ones where its natural so I kind of need to make myself invisible

Ninja super skill people don’t know you possess ?

I live in a house with 14 girls… I would say my super skill is patience haha !

Favorite place in the world ? 

My favorite countries are Indonesia, Salvador and Ecuador. I love the waves, the hot weather and the food is really good !

What gets you the most excited in life ?

Surfing around the world, discover new waves, get barrelled, push my limits every day more.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done ?

In Ecuador, there is not a lot of surf culture and definitely not a lot of support for surfers especially for someone like me that grew up in a small village in a modest family. So I guess believing in myself and in my surf enough to keep on doing it even though some people were trying to discourage me.  Now, I can surf everyday, enjoying what I love most and I’m not stock in an office.