Danilo Menezes da Silva aka “Chico Bento” (BRA-83) first took part in several local competitions in his homecountry Brazil and had great results. Then he got discovered by NorthSails and Fanatic and got the chance to show up on the PWA worldtour and EFPT events from 2008 on. The freestyler travelled through the world, got support by Andre Paskowski, by Fanatic/NorthSails and made a great show, not only on the water, also off the water on the stage as Capoeira performer. By the end of 2010 he decided to go new ways, left NorthSails and Fanatic and will sail with gear of RRD in 2010 like his Brazilian colleague Jose “Edvan” de Souza Pedra. Read the interview with Chico Bento below.
The RRD marketing manager Ovidio Ferrari is quite excited about the new teammeber: “Chico is a very young, talented and dedicated freestyler, so we’re excited having him in our Freestyle team. He will attend all the PWA and EFPT freestyle tour with his friend and team mate Edvan Souza, and we’re sure he will help us to spread some RRD action & love all around the world!”