William Woo: surfer and politician

William Woo is Brazilian surfer and a federal deputy in his country.

He has been surfing for 25 years, but with his new political responsibilities there's not much time to hit the waves.

Also, he lives in Brasilia, the capital of Brazil, and that is a long way to the coast. Woo started surfing in Bertioga, in the "Paulista" coast, and founded Overline Surfboards, a surfboard company.

The surfer-politician is trying to create new laws that can make a surfer's life easier, such as a new policy for traveling with boards in planes.

William Woo is also working closely with Ibrasurf, the Brazilian Surfing Institute.

The International Surfing Association (ISA) submitted a declaration of intent to the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the inclusion of adaptive surfing on the 2024 Summer Paralympics program.

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