Ian Mouro Lemos on Goya – Video
Ian Mouro Lemos (BRA-85) was one of the youngest sailors, who entered the PWA tour at the age of 15 back in 2006. JP/Neil Pryde gave him the necessary support over the years and he achieved excellent results on the PWA tour finishing the tour in 13th in 2011, 20th in 2010 or 14th in 2009 and he finished the event in Lanzarote twice in an excellent 9th position. In 2012 he decided to stop to compete on the tour, although he has made it into the price money at 4 out of 5 events. Now, the always friendly and relaxed Brazilian joined the team of Goya and left JP/NeilPryde after a 7 year long collaboration.
In the following clip from Jericoacoara Ian Mouro talks about his windsurfing life, how he started and how everything continued. He made a translation for everybody, who can’t speak Portuguese:
“In 1986 my father came to Jeri on work vacations… he liked the place and in 1988 he moved to live here, together with my mom.. they bought a little house, where is our restaurant now. Then in 1990 I was born and my parents had to go back to Rio for my birth, because here in Jeri was no hospital at that time.. one month later they returned with me to Jeri and I grew up here… At the age of 3 years I learned to surf, and then with 6 I started to live in Rio with my aunt.. with 8 or 9 I moved back to Jeri and learned windsurfing. My dad bought kids equipment for me. With 11 I really fell in love with the sport and I started to compete and with 15 I was Brazilian champion, the youngest Brazilian champion. Then I received sponsorship from JP and Neil Pryde and was able to travel to international events at the age of 15. I started to compete on the PWA tour.
And this year, in 2013, I changed the sponsors, after a long time with JP-Australia and Neil Pryde. I’m now on Goya sails and boards, and they help me with gear and trips.” Ian Mouro Lemos
Watch stylish wavesailing at Jericoacoara performed by Ian Mouro Lemos. Perhaps he will compete at international events again. Good luck!