Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Yann moved to California in 2011 after his family decided to try something different for change. At the same time Yann is trying every waterman discipline he can get his hands on and he’s excelling at all of them. He races SUP competitively and plans on doing some shortboarding collegial events this year and some SUP surfing events as well. Yann bagged his first win last year at the Big Bear Paddle Fest in July. He’s also placed several 2nd and 3rd place finishes. Nice start!
If you’re a fan of Churches you may have run into Yann on occasion, talk to him about some Brazilian BBQ. That’s some tasty stuff!