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Sprightly Brazilian regularfoot pro surfer; world-ranked #2 in 2008. Lima was born (1984) to a poor family in Paracuru, a fishing village and popular kitesurfing destination, and learned to surf at age seven on a wooden plank. She competed in local events for years before making a run at the women’s World Championship Tour in the mid 2000s. Lima signed a sponsorship contract with Billabong in 20...
Silvana Lima. Photo: Andrew NortonSubscribe to view
Silvana Lima. Photo: Andrew Norton