Surf Girl - - Editor’s Letter -

Who? Sil­vana Lima Where? Kera­mas, Bali When? May 2018

This photo was taken at the first ever WCT women’s surf con­test in Bali, and Brazil­ian surfer Sil­vana Lima was rip­ping in the ex­cep­tional con­di­tions. Ex­cit­ing, pas­sion­ate and de­ter­mined, she’s a war­rior with tal­ent to match. We love Sil­vana Lima; for us she rep­re­sents ev­ery­thing that free­dom stands for.

Sil­vana grew up in a beach­side shack in Paracuaru, Brazil, and didn’t get spon­sor­ship for most of her pro­fes­sional ca­reer, then suc­cumbed to in­jury whilst on the World Tour. Most surfers would have called it a day, but Sil­vana bounced back, sell­ing ev­ery­thing to get on the WQS tour and then even­tu­ally back on the WCT.

To­day, at 33, she still has bursts of bril­liance on tour, and when­ever she feels down she just reads the ink on her right arm, which says, ‘Tudo Passa,’ – ev­ery­thing passes.

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