This Is Caio Teixeira
Surfer Caio Teixeira Playlist & Interview 20 Videos ･ Last Updated: May 26 2023
Caio Teixeira was born and raised in Cabo Frio, Rio de Janeiro, and is the son of Telmo Moraes (1952-2018), one of the greatest collectors of surfboards in Latin America and founder of the Cabo Frio Surf Museum. The Museum collections include over 2,500 items spanning 100 years of surf culture from all over the world. Having grown up in the cradle of surf information and stories, he was always surrounded by vintage boards and surf-related memorabilia curated by Mr. Moraes; initially at home and later at what became the Museum. Caio has been a certified instructor trained by the International Surfing Association (ISA) and the Brazilian Surfing Confederation (CBS) for over 15 years. He participated in several professional competitions, becoming the Brazilian Open Champion, Brazilian Professional Runner-up, Carioca Tournament Champion, Rio de Janeiro State Champion and obtained important results in international events such as the 3rd place at Mexilog Fest and Latin American Champion. For 7 years, Caio Teixeira has been gaining more and more popularity in the world of surfing with his hand-shaped boards that color the blue waters around, which follow the traditional concepts that were used in the golden years of surfing in the mid-50s/60s/70s. With his boards and big smile, Caio continues to share his passion, the craft and history of surfing to everyone.
Nickname: Caio Teixeira do Brasil
Based now: Praia da Macumba - Rio de Janeiro
Born and raised: Cabo Frio - Rio de Janeiro
Sponsor: Osklen Surfing, Ford Brasil
What do you like about where you live now?
I like the intensity that the surf has around here. The place breathes surf. And there is a wave practically every day.
Which one video would you highlight in this playlist and why?
Definitely the REPENTE. Our latest release with worldwide nominations and some awards too. Direction and production by Pedro Scansetti and all the soundtrack we recorded in my living room. 100% copyright. This movie is beautiful.
When and how did you start surfing?
I started surfing when I was about 8 years old, and since then, I've never stopped.
Where is your go-to surf spot?
Peró Beach, where I was born and where I was lucky to have been there.
Please tell us about the surfboard you usually ride. Brand, shaper, dimensions, fin setup, etc.
I use all kinds of boards. But I have really enjoyed boards with sizes around -9'8''-22 3/4"- 2 7/8". I have used these measurements with different curve settings, edges, and different outlines. I make my boards myself, so I can create a lot and develop a lot of cool things.
Where are your favorite surf spots that you've been to?
I really like the Northeast of Brazil, small and perfect waves with warm water. But I have a special fondness for California. San Onofre, Dana Point, and Malibu also have my heart.
Where are the surf spots you want to visit in the future that you've never been to?
I really want to visit Morocco, Africa, Oman, Indonesia, and Australia. There are many others, but those are in my wishbook.
Which do you like more, Air or Tube?
Which do you like more, Noseride or Maneuver?
Who are the surfers that inspire you?
Joel Tudor, CJ Nelson, Kassia Meador, Stephanie Gilmore, and much more.
What are the surf films/videos that inspire you?
Contours, One California Day, Sprout, The Seedling, The Present, Singlefin: yellow
What are the films/movies that inspire you? (other than surf films)
I like a lot of things... But other than surfing, I think Forrest Gump.
Other than surfing, what are you passionate about?
I love plants, I enjoy gardening and home decor. I like paintings and drawings too.
Who are your favorite bands and musicians?
The Brazilian artist of the 70's, Gal Costa, Jorge Ben Jor, Novos Baianos, Caetano, Gil, Rita Lee, Milton... This whole generation of singers is always in my most listened.
Tracks you love?
Spotify Playlist: Caio Teixeira
- "Menina Mulher Da Pele Preta" by Jorge Ben Jor
- "Mistério do Planeta" by Novos Baianos
- "Tudo O Que Você Podia Ser" by Milton Nascimento
- "Magnólia" by Jorge Ben Jor
- "O Homem Da Gravata Florida" by Jorge Ben Jor
- "Estrelar" by Marcos Valle
- "Barato Total" by Gal Costa
- "Festa" by Maria Bethânia
- "Quando Você Olha Pra Ela" by Gal Costa
- "Guitarras, Violinos E Instrumentos De Samba" by Hyldon