Yago Dora Mentawais 2017

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Yago Dora Mentawais 2017

The name Yago Dora should be starting to sound familiar. After his tear at the Oi Rio Pro in May, he's gained a lot of well-deserved attention from the surfing world and through WSL where he was awarded a Wild Card into the Outerknown Fiji Pro, a prestigious World Tour stop which gave him the chance to showcase his talents on the big stage. In addition, with his recent win at the Azores Airlines Pro, a 6,000-rated QS event, Brazilian Yago Dora continues to move one step closer to qualifying for the elite 2018 Championship Tour.

But free surfing might be what Yago is known for best. Constantly impressing his fans with new edits, Yago displays a high-flying and innovative bag of tricks. Huge air rotations, creative grabs, and over-the-lip surfing, complemented with a strong rail game, shows that Yago's agile and light-footed surfing can go head-to-head with the world's best.

This edit is a great balance of Yago's surfing: innovation airs, lightening-quick turns, and intense, shallow reef tubes will keep your eyes glued to the screen from start to finish. This trip for Yago was special. Not just because of the epic waves he scored, but because he had a solid crew of family and friends with him. Yago explains:

"It was a family vibe kind of trip. I had my dad, Leandro Dora, Pedro Barros and his dad André, and Léo Kakinho who is also a very good friend of ours and a legend in the skateboarding scene in Brazil."

The trip consisted of nine days on the Macaronis Resort with his friends and family, a comfortable and popular resort for surfers from around the world. Scoring the elusive Green Bush for his very first time, Yago was ecstatic, bagging multiple tubes and some heavy wipeouts along the way. While having had fun sessions at both Macas and Roxies, Yago was quick to say Green Bush was his favorite spot. Watch the edit above to see all the action!

Keep up with Yago's latest happenings on his Instagram: @yagodora as he continues his quest for the Championship Tour.

Photo: Tom Carey