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Mattashapes adds super young groms to their growing team

8 year old Alvaro de la Fuente has joined the mattashapes surf team
8 year old Alvaro de la Fuente



Team Updates

Brando Giovannoni, Alvaro de la Fuente, Hugo Le Foll and Marco Albacete added to team

Surfersvillage Global Surf News, 13 May, 2017 - Portugal's Mattashapes has extended its reach with the announcement of several new team riders this week. The always colorful Nuno Matta believes that groms need to work not only on their surfing skills, but their surfer-to-shaper communication skills.

"The sooner you start working with a shaper, the sooner you’ll get best results. I’m very pleased to welcome these new young riders and very proud of my all team riders.”, said Nuno Matta.

The four new team riders are from Italy, Spain and France with the youngest being just 8 years old. They are Marco Albacete from Spain who is 8 years old; Alvaro de la Fuente also from Spain who is 10 years old; Brando Giovannoni from Italy who is 11; and Hugo Le Foll from France, the veteran of the group who is 12 years old.

“MATTA is very famous in France and have excellent surfers on the team, I’m very proud to be part of this project and that motivates me even more to continue to progress, to achieve good results and to promote MATTA surfboards in my region," said Hugo Le Foll.

For the youngest of the new team members it's the personal relationship with Nuno that makes being on the team so special.

“I’m very happy to be part of the MATTA family, for the great support, interest and personal treatment of the whole team and in particular of Nuno," said Alvaro de la Fuente.

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