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Ruan Maciel Borges, 19, shows off his wooden homemade surfboard, crafted from local Madeira trees. He made the board using the outline of a surfboard that a pro surfer gave their cousin Athieson Almeida Farias in 2017, then 16 years old, after seeing him ride the pororoca on a refrigerator door.
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Ruan Maciel Borges, 19, shows off his wooden homemade surfboard, crafted from local Madeira trees. He made the board using the outline of a surfboard that a pro surfer gave their cousin Athieson Almeida Farias in 2017, then 16 years old, after seeing him ride the pororoca on a refrigerator door.