Ricardo was born in 1973 in Lisbon. Since he remembers to exist up to 12 years old, he considered himself an Ericeira local, where his parents had and still have a house. With this childhood, the passion for the sea and especially for the waves was born, starting to surf very early. Practiced tennis professionally from 6 to 14 years, leaving it in the meantime for his great love, the waves!
Graduated in Product Design at the Technical University of Lisbon. During his design graduation, starts working with his father, a famous Portuguese Architect, and together open a design firm. After nearly 10 years, decides that his future would be definitely by the sea and moved to the Algarve where he founded South Adventures in 2004.
Since then, works very hard to keep what is one of the biggest national and international references in teaching kiteboarding, stand up boarding and surfing. At the end of the 2012 season, he moved back to his beloved city of Lisbon, bringing South Adventures, project that keeps and takes care with all his energy, professionalism and commitment.

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