Hello, I’m Joao and this my website. I live in Carlsbad, but I am originally from Brazil. I am a freshman at UCSB. I am nothing more than a beginner surfer, like many of you. However, I have enough experience in the area. Everything that I have learned has been here, in Carlsbad. Throughout the past months, I have been able to visit and study each surf location in the city, and as a beginner, I have realized which type of surfboard benefited me the most. From time to time, I will include my dad’s input in my blog posts. He is a professional shaper for over 20 years and has taught almost everything I know about the sport. I hope to be able to share some useful information about with you so you can have the best experience surfing here in Carlsbad.