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.