The story of Tiago Pires, Portugal’s first CT surfer

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Tiago Pires: the most successful Portuguese surfer of all time | Photo: Pinto/Red Bull

Tiago Pires is the most successful Portuguese surfer of all time. The story of his life and career are now revealed in “Saca: The Story of Tiago Pires.”

He left his mark in Pipeline, he won impossible heats, and he spent 20 years raising his country’s flag on the Qualifying Series (QS), and on the Championship Tour (CT). Tiago Pires won several surf contests and helped boost the sport of surfing in Portugal.

Directed by Julio Adler, “Saca: The Story of Tiago Pires” is a documentary movie with plenty of secret stories, barrels, good and bad moments. Pro surfers like Kelly Slater, Sunny Garcia, Mick Fanning, Joel Parkinson, Adriano de Souza and Tom Carroll help understand the “Portuguese Tiger” better.

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