When Ricardo Campello moved across from freestyle and into the waves he’s crazy style made an immediate impact. A few years on, he is consistently in the top four, but can he make it onto the podium in 2013? If Ricardo can do it anywhere we reckon it will be the jumping playground of Pozo.
Where have you been training over the winter?
At the end of last year I was sailing in Maui but the conditions weren’t very helpful, then I went to chile in December to train with Brawzinho and Robby (Swift) and we sailed everyday! Then Maui again and now as we speak I’m on my way to the Canaries!
What special equipment will you have for Pozo?
I will use my twinser quad boards that I have worked with Robby and Werner to make the best boards possible. I pretty sure I will use the small equipment 74 liters and 3.7 to 4.5 Combat sails! The new equipment is just amazing!
What event are you most looking forward to on the tour this year and why?
Actually all the events, I normally do pretty good in Pozo but the past two years haven’t been my best. Chile will be very exciting as it is a new event for everyone and we’re finally going to have a sort of down the line event again on our tour!
What is your biggest strength?
I try to be strong in everything! I know my onshore wavesailing is not the best I can do and I have to improve much more to do well in events, so that’s what I’m trying to do!
What can you do that you think will score the highest with the judges this year?
I don’t know, I will try to make cleaner doubles and push forwards and improve my wave riding!
Who is your biggest rival?
Everyone…Victor (Fernandez), Brawzinho, Robby, (Dany) Bruch and of course the unbeatable (Philip) Koester.
And who else would you like to see on the PWA tour that could make it to the top?
Any one could be on the top actually the level is super high.