JOÃO MACEDO - BACK ON TOUR 2017 - BRINGING PORTUGUESE SURFING TO THE WORLD

JOÃO MACEDO - BACK ON TOUR 2017 - BRINGING PORTUGUESE SURFING TO THE WORLD

Big Wave surfer without a main sponsor and who's mission is to be Back on Tour. After dedicating his entire life to surfing and big wave - placing historically high for European...

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Big Wave surfer without a main sponsor and who's mission is to be Back on Tour. After dedicating his entire life to surfing and big wave - placing historically high for European surfing at World Surf League's Nazaré Challenge in 2016, João is now looking to put Portuguese surfers and surfing on the map of the big wave surf scene. All he needs is your help to train harder at Nazare and to get to Mavericks in California.

A man with a mission.

He’s considered the best Big Wave Rider in Portugal. Hailing from Praia Grande, Sintra, João had a different career than most of his pro surfer friends. He completed his studies with a Masters in Sports Management and before he was done, he also found the time to create the portuguese surf school, the first and oldest surf school in Portugal.

After working and surfing in California for 10 years, from non-profit work to private surf coaching, João never once stopped to take a breather. His life has been devoted not just to surf, but to the flag he bears wherever he goes, Portugal’s.

After his historic result in the Big Wave World Tour 2016, he’s know looking into carving Portugal’s place in the surf map by competing in the Mavericks in California.

Unfortunately, dedication and passion only go so far, and João needs your help to take his next step.

To be able to compete, over next few years he needs to purchase a jet ski as well as establish a team to have someone to pilot it for rescue on big paddle days.

João is counting on you to help him reach his goal and achieve greatness together.

Donate now and be part of surf history as João helps to take Portugal to the next level in surfing.

Um Campeonato Histórico para o Surf em Portugal e que possibilitou a re-qualificação do João para o Mundial de Ondas Grandes

About the author

João, son of Portuguese parents, was born in June 1, 1977, in New Haven, Connecticut. He began his surfing adventure by bodyboard at age seven in Praia Grande, Sintra. Back then, he found his lifetime passion in Atlantic Ocean roughness. This passion inevitably became a career connected to the sea: he was the first Portuguese, and European, professional surfer to qualify to paddle in the WSL Big Wave Tour, wich he finished in the Top 5 back in 2012/2013 season. He graduated in Economy in the year 2000, and in the same year he founded "Surf Academy" in Praia Grande and Carcavelos; In California, he was the co-founder and project manager of the World Surfing Reserves. João de Macedo is also known for paddling the giant waves of North Beach.

Primeiro Português representado no Farol da Nazaré

Budget and due dates

Training for World Tour

Nazare Challenge:

Acquisition of gp1800 Yamaha jet ski for safety during paddle training days

Mechanical Maintenance of jet ski

Specialized jet ski pilots to operate the gp1800

Martial Arts trainer

Skills and Mental Coach

Apnea Trainer

Trip & costs to compete in Mavericks Challenge, Califórnia

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    A virtual high five and my endless gratitutde.

    Thank you so much for your support. You can check your inbox for a thank you note from João!

    9 backers

  • Invest with
    30€ or more

    Signed Poster from the Azores Expedition

    For 30€ you'll receive a limited edition Azores Expedition poster, signed by João Macedo himself. Includes shipping.

    8 backers

  • Invest with
    80€ or more

    Back On Tour Tee and EDP MarSemFim Poster

    For 80€ you'll receive a limited edition poster from João's expedition to the Azores and a Back On Tour Tee, both signed by João. Includes shipping. r

    8 backers

  • Invest with
    150€ or more

    T-Shirt + Poster + Your name on my surfboard

    For 150€, João will bring you along for the ride. Your name will be written in his competition surfboard and you'll get every previous prize included. Shipping included.

    4 backers

  • Invest with
    175€ or more

    Limited Edition Cabo D'Mar Bracelet

    Cabo D'Mar joined the cause. For 175€ you'll get the exclusive Back On Tour bracelet with João Macedo's signature and a limited series number. Only 100 will be made. Shipping included.

    1 backer

  • Invest with
    300€ or more

    Private Surf Lesson

    Learn with the best from the best! For 300€, Joao will give you a surf class. Over 20 years of experience in surfing make him one of the best teachers you could possibly get. Local and level of class to be chosen according to donator's surfing level.

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    300€ or more

    VIP Tickets to Nazare Challenge 2017

    Visit the mythic lighthouse and enjoy a seaside view filled with food & drinks, on the house, all while watching the best big wave surfers ride the Nazarenean waves. Limited to 8 tickets.

    8 backers

  • Invest with
    1300€ or more

    ORG Surfboard and JANGA Wetsuit package

    ORG & JANGA banded together to help. 10 Donators will get an exclusive handmade surfboard, featuring an unique graphic and hand signed by João Macedo, as well as a custom made surfsuit, also signed by João Macedo.

    4 backers

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    4000€ or more

    Surf & Yoga Retreat with Big Wave Surfers

    Join Joao and his friends for a once in a lifetime event. Happening in Algarve, this retreat will truly show you why Portugal is referred to "Europe's California"! From transport, to a place to stay, we got you covered. You'll be surfing every day - participating in unique Yoga and Apnea sessions to boost your underwater confidence, as well as filming for surfing skills refinement and a chance to hang out and ask the guys any questions you have about big wave surfing. Set to happen in Spring 2018. Limited to 8 entries.

    No backers yet. Be the first one!

Tue, 29/11/2022 - 15:48

Wed, 28/02/2018 - 10:46

Actualização moradas

Aloha a todos, Antes de mais queria agradecer a todos os que estiveram presentes na Nazaré a apoiar-me! Infelizmente tivemos um atraso na produção das t-shirts, o que atraso...

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Tue, 02/01/2018 - 11:08

Payout completed

The raised funds have been transferred to the campaign owner

Mon, 01/01/2018 - 22:20

OBRIGADO PELO VOSSO APOIO! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

Bom ano pessoal! Antes de mais muito obrigado pelo vosso apoio incondicional. Tenho estado em treinos na Nazaré a preparar-me para o Big Wave Tour da WSL, e por isso quero pe...

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29/12/2017

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  • JOAO MACEDO

    Actualização moradas

    Aloha a todos,

    Antes de mais queria agradecer a todos os que estiveram presentes na Nazaré a apoiar-me!
    Infelizmente tivemos um atraso na produção das t-shirts, o que atrasou os envios, mas brevemente serão enviadas.
    Aproveito para pedir a quem ainda não enviou a morada para o envio das t-shirts e dos posters, que envie a mesma para o email geral@joaodemacedoproject.com

    Até breve,
    João

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  • JOAO MACEDO

    OBRIGADO PELO VOSSO APOIO! THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT

    Bom ano pessoal!
    Antes de mais muito obrigado pelo vosso apoio incondicional.
    Tenho estado em treinos na Nazaré a preparar-me para o Big Wave Tour da WSL, e por isso quero pedir-vos desculpa em só agora vos enviar o meu agradecimento pessoalmente.
    MUITO OBRIGADO
    Em breve entrarei em contacto novamente para pedir detalhes em relação às vossas recompensas.
    Obrigado mais uma vez, João

    Happy new year!
    Sorry for my delay getting jn touch with you, but I've been trainning in Nazaré getting ready for the WSL Big Wave Tour, and it's crazy!
    I really would like to thank you for your support.
    Soon i will ask you some details regarding your rewards.
    Thanks again and see you soon, João

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