MARCILIO ‘BRAWZINHO’ BROWNE
Marcilio comes from Fortaleza and was born in 1989. People call him Brawzinho, the nickname was given to him by his father. He comes from a family of windsurfers, both his father and his uncle are multiple time national windsurf champions. He started windsurfing at the age of 4. Brawzinho decided to become a professional when he was 12, and since then, has done all he can do to be on top. He is a very dedicated athlete and has already achieved a lot for his young age.
He won his first world cup PWA event at the age of 16, at the Belgium Indoor Jump contest, and in that same year had a very good performance on the PWA waves event in Portugal, finishing 5th. In 2007, at the age of 18, he won one of the biggest and most traditional events on the PWA, the Fuerteventura Grand Slam, which was very important for his Freestyle World Title victory that year. The year following his Freestyle World Title he also performed very well and finished Freestyle Vice World Champion, winning the Fuerteventura Grand Slam a second time in a row, and making finals in almost every event.
Currently, Brawzinho is doing only PWA wave discipline, but his focus has been also towards big wave riding and traveling, he currently lives in Maui and travels around the world whenever he can find a good forecast somewhere. He has also been featured in the biggest windsurfing video productions such as Minds Wide Open, Four Dimensions, Windsurf Movie, Windsurf Movie 2.