The man of the moment in the wave scene is certainly none other than Marcilio ‘Brawzinho’ Browne. His success at the last wave event in Denmark certainly showed that this guy doesn’t just rip at his home spot in Maui. He was on fire in conditions that were far from what he is used to. Taking down the best in the sport to finally raise his first first place PWA wave trophy above his head, is this really the year where the almighty force that is Philip Koester gets stopped in his tracks? Check out our chat with Brawzinho and let us know in the comments below, has he got what it takes, do you think he will knock Koester off the top spot this year?
Boardseeker: You took your first wave title in Denmark, and it is no secret that everyone was super impressed considering these were your least favourite conditions. Can you give us a quick run down of the event for you, how it was to sail, how your gear setup was working and any special adjustments?
Brawzinho: Competing that day was a little bit of everything, the wind started side shore and ended dead on, it was switching as the day was going by as well as going up and down a lot. I used 4.7, 5.0 and 5.3 that day, and boards 84 and 92. Because there was a lot of current I chose to ride twin fins so I just took the front fins off. I had 16cm on the 84 and 17cm on the 92. My harness line are 34cm , I always ride those .
I just made sure to have all my gear ready and prepared on the beach, the wind was changing as each cloud came by. On the water I really aimed to stay upwind and I would analyse the conditions before every heat to see what I was going to go for, the conditions were changing so much.