Besides being global ambassadors for the brand, our athletes play a vital role at Cabianca Surfboards. It is their constant feedback from the water that allows us to continue to improve and innovate in the shaping room.
Coming from the same surf-rich town of Maresias, Johnny and Gabriel started working together in 2009… and they’ve been making surfboards (and surfing history) together ever since. As Gabriel evolved into the world champion he is today, Johnny Cabianca is proud to have played a part in that evolution.
Like many kids, Rodrigo dreams of becoming a pro surfer. Unlike many of them, he’s truly obsessed with waves. Always the first in and the last out of the water. Maybe it’s because he lives in Sao Paulo, 2,5 hours away from his favorite break, Maresias. To compensate, he’s already traveled the globe to surf many of the world class waves. He has got the talent and the boards… the rest is up to Rodrigo!
Life sure is interesting when you’re the little sister of Brazil’s favourite surf star… especially when you’re a social media sensation at the grand old age of 12. So while little Sophia Medina is looking up to her big bro Gabriel, here at Cabianca Surfboards we’re looking up to Sophia for her big smile, awesome attitude and unmistakeable surfing talent.
2005, BASQUE COUNTRY
Don’t be fooled by the shy, gentle smile: behind it lies the mental toughness of a true competitor. Whether he’s surfing the cold water of his home breaks in Northern Spain, or the perfect freshwater walls of his secret Basque training facility The Wavegarden… this kid is dangerous.
Marlon is a kid who’s living the dream of every grom surfer – his mom’s a flight attendant, and his dad owns a surf shop. Free flights and surfboards… does it get any better? Surfing since the age of two, this talented teen from Andalucia is already a veteran of surf trips to every corner of the world. Nowadays Marlon is based in the Basque Country, and as he’s spending 5 days a week ripping up the quality spots, we’re stoked to be providing the boards that can keep up with his fast progression.
“Believe in yourself” is the motto of this charming young lady from Biarritz, and we’re believing in her too. Néis just scored her first victory at a Pro Junior event (Sopela) and she’s also ripping pretty hard on her longboard and skateboard – it’s all about the all-rounders!