He was born in Lisbon in 1979 and lived there for most of his life. He grew up in Benfica and he’s a Benfica fan.
He learned to write at the Externato Fernão Mendes Pinto and claims that “this is the most important line in this text”. He kept on writing at Delfim Santos High— already for class newspapers—where a Portuguese teacher helped him realize, though twenty years later, that writing was what he really wanted to do when he grew up. At the time he devoted himself to something else, for which he had less talent: he took up surfing in the Algarve. Afterwards, he’d keep trying to become a surfer at Ericeira, a village he’d visited forever, and where he lived for ten years. Meanwhile, he attended the Contemporary History degree at ISCTE up until, so the story goes, surfing and writing made other plans for him.
In 2003 he created a blog to keep on practicing writing. He was with the Ondas collective and, several blog posts on, Rio de Janeiro’s Júlio Adler found them from the other side of the Atlantic, and he ended up being invited by João Valente to become an editor for SURFPortugal magazine. After that, he co-founded the content agency Onírica with his friend Miguel Bordalo. He kept contributing for Surf Europe, he worked with Tiago Pires and Quiksilver, created Zero Emag, and ever since he was invited by his friend João Rei to take part in the Sagres Surf Culture he rediscovered in the South a new refuge and inspirational grounds for his life, beyond Lisbon and Ericeira.
He’s a copy by day and writer by night—and as a photographer every once in a while.