Rocinha Surfe Escola is not a surf school like many others. It was founded by José Ricardo Ramos, in 1994. Ramos was a balloonist. He worked for the drug dealers. However, one day, Ricardo decided to change his life and turned his head to surfing. Twenty-nine years later, he still doesn't have a place he calls home, but he shares his knowledge with the favela kids from Rio de Janeiro.

A beautiful chaos, the ultimate surfing wave, a freak of nature, the advanced surfer's testing ground, a specialty wave, the premier tube riding arena, and, ultimately, the Mecca of surfing.

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