A Brazilian beauty and self proclaimed “chocoholic,” Claudia is making waves in the surf world and beyond. With only a few years of surfing under her belt, she found early fame on the Brazilian Juniors Circuit and moved up in the international ranks, emerging victorious at the very prestigious Rip Curl Boardmasters in England in 2006 and landing a top 20 ranking on the World Qualifying Surf Tour.

With a strong interest in journalism and a big role in increasing exposure for womens surf athletes, Claudia started her own Brazilian surf magazine, Ehlas, as managing editor. She recently completed her university degree in journalism with a vision to expand her skills both in and out of the water.

Q & A

  1. Favorite Films

    The Terminal, The Last Samurai

  2. Favorite Drink

    Fresh juice and water

  3. Party animal or mellow TV on the couch

    I love relaxing and going to the occasional party.

  4. 5 Items I can't live without

    water, sunscreen, my quiver, my vitamin supplements and love

  5. Years as a professional

    4 years

  6. What move / trick are you working on


  7. Do you have any other special talents (music / write / draw / paint)


  8. Favorite Books

    The Art of Happiness (Dalai Lama)

  9. Who / What inspires you

    My brother

  10. When did you start your sport


  11. If you were not a pro surfer you would be


  12. Number of years participating in your sport

    6 years

  13. To me, Oakley is

    the best sponsor

  14. What are your favorite songs currently loaded onto your Thump

    Trance, hip-hop, reggae.

  15. Favorite Bands

    Lauryn Hill, Ben Harper, Jack Johnson

  16. What is more important to you than surfing

    My family

  17. Any last words

    Never give up of yours dreams!

  18. If you could be someone famous, who would you be

    Nobody, I'm happy being me!

  19. Favorite TV Shows


Claudia Goncalves

Date of Birth:
February 9, 1985

Career Highlights

    • School champion 2000/2001
    • Sao Paulo(my city) champion 2001
    • Brazilian amateur champion 2001
    • Professional classification for Brazilian Elite of Surfing 2002
    • Top 7 for Brazilian Elite of Surfing 2003
    • Top 7 for Brazilian 2nd division (Actual: 4th place) 2005