Friedmann, Daniel


Laser-focused first-generation pro surfer and boardmaker from Rio de Janeiro; winner of the 1977 Waimea 5000. "Daniel was our David Nuuhiwa," Brazilian surf writer Julio Adler wrote. "Classy, arrogant, and deadly in competition." Friedmann was born (1956) in Rio to a semi-precious stone merchant father and hotel owner mother, and began riding waves at age 10 on a homemade craft built from Styrofo...

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