Gouveia, Fabio

Quiet and serene Brazilian regularfooter from João Pessoa, in the state of Paraíba; one of Brazil's most successful competition surfers; world amateur champion in 1988, and ranked #5 on the 1992 international pro circuit. Gouveia was born (1969) in the northeast town of Bananeiras, Paraíba, the son of an agricultural engineer, raised in João Pessoa, and began surfing at age 13. Five years later he was the Brazilian amateur champion, and in 1988 he was the surprise winner of the World Amateur ...