Spiky Athletes: Henrique Pyrrait


Photography: RR


Athlete Card

Henrique Figueiredo Pyrrait aka ‘Neco’


Born on September 30, 1997, in Ponta Delgada, Azores

In Ericeira Surf Clube since he remembers

Social media – Facebook: Henrique Pyrrait | Instagram: @Neco.pyrrait

Surfing is my life

Surfing is nothing more, nothing less than my life


Sports curriculum highlights

Ericeira Surf Clube Champion in Open, U18 and U16 categories.

Portuguese Cup Open Champion 2017 (Editor’s Note: he was also part of the collective victories in 2018 and 2019).

National Champion of school sports.


Coached by José Maria Pyrrait

My biggest dream is knowing that i was able to motivate people to pursue their dreams!

What are your goals for this season?

My goals for this year are very basic: i want to enjoy the moments on the water, whether it’s free surfing or competition! Sometimes, with so much pressure on competition, we forget to seize the moment and only think about the future!


And what dreams do you have for your sports career?

My biggest dream is to look back and know that I’ve made a difference in the lives of many kids, inspired them and motivated many people to pursue their dreams and fight for them! Because if later in life i know I did it, i will feel like an accomplished Man! And of course, i won’t’t lie: i would like to reach a good financial level that would allow me to help and repay the help of all those who gave me a hand!

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