Marcio Grillo is a SUP surfer you may not have heard of before. That’s because he’s not a SUP surfer who wants to tick the competition judges boxes with certain moves. He is more focused on one thing… to catch and ride the biggest and deepest barrels out there!
To be a real SUP barrel rider you’re going to have to put yourself and your board in tight, and busy take off zones, with choppy waters making it hard to stay in position on the board. Surfing heavy barrel waves on any board has its risks, but on a SUP the risks get higher as Marcio Grillo full well knows after his recent accident.
But if you can handle the risk and master the take off and barrel ride on a SUP, the rewards are well worth it… Keep charging Marcio!