Gabriel Medina, the current world champion, is the hottest surfer to have ever come out of Brazil, and is an inspiration to all the Brazilian surfers who are fast becoming a force to be reckoned with. With Gabriel leading the way, with his progressive style, the ability to air and create speed on anything, we knew it wouldn’t be long until more Brazilian talent hit the mainstream. That talent has just arrived in the form of Franklin Serpa, who surfs like a maniac and has more talent than is fair on the rest of us!
A clip of Franklin has emerged, called Do It Yourself and at the rate this lad is surfing he can do it for the whole of Brazil. Yes, all nations have an arsenal of young aerial specialists, but there is something different about Franklin, he has the skill but also has a confidence and self belief that will take him on to bigger and brighter things.
The video below, shows Franklin in full flow and is packed with ridiculous airs and an abundance of talent, but it is when you see his flip, to splash, to stand up at the 1 minute 43 second mark you will also become a believer! It is hard to believe that at 26 years old Franklin Serpa doesn’t have a bigger media profile and isn’t a name that is familiar to all surfing fans, but with a clip like this, it won’t be long. Video courtesy of Deriva Mag. Let us know what you think of the talented Mr Serpa?