Young Brazilian Surfers Struggle to Progress from Amateur to Professional Status

Lack of sponsorship for young athletes and structural difficulties prevent the growth of surf and other sports in Brazil.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Inspired by Brazil's latest world titles, a new generation of surfers is trying to fly, that flight over the wave, going from amateurs to a professional career. This move faces a lack of sponsorship for young athletes and the structural difficulties of the basic categories that characterize not only surfing but all amateur sport in the country.

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