The brain behind the brand

Ricardo was born and raised in the Lisbon area, he started surfing during high school when he was studying Art and Design. At that time surfing was still an up and coming sport, only popular among a few. He spent all his free time surfing the empty line ups and spending many nights at the beach with his friends.

During the following years he travelled the length and breadth of Portugal as a surfing nomad, making unforgettable memories. After this he started giving swimming lessons and then continued to open his first surf school in Costa da Caparica, with just one van and 6 surfboards. He saw an opportunity and opened a store to repair boards and wetsuits.

This is where the story of Gota Dagua began, he is the brain behind the brand, the ‘’ideas’’ guy, the true entrepreneur of the team. If there is one person that can share stories of a true surfers lifestyle it’s Ricardo.

Formation:
Certified Surf Instructor (Portuguese Surfing Federation)
Certified SUP Instructor (Portuguese Surfing Federation)
Certified Swimming Instructor