Tito Rosemberg

Rio Grande do Norte, 2019

A friend and I wanted to buy boards, but our parents didn't want us to be surfers, so we made our own, out of plywood.

Ricardo Pocholo interviewed Tito Rosemberg for a 2019 post on Pocholo’s Global Overland website. A few other comments, taken from Rosemberg’s Instagram page, have been added. The text here version has been translated from Portuguese, shortened, and slightly edited.

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Do you remember the first time you saw somebody surfing?

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