The compelling surf story of Ricardo Ramos

August 29, 2016 | Surf Videos

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. uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Learn more on our About section.