Started surfing in 84 at Costa da Caparica, where he surfed often until the early 90's. At the begining he already enjoyed to work with fibreglass, resin and foam, even produced is own wax.
At the end of the 80's he made his first surfboard with a friend, and that’s how Rush Surfboards born, then moved up to Costa da Caparica with a new brand, Atitude Surfboards.
In the summer of 1984, he went to Praia da Areia Branca for the first time, and since then, he started to explore the surf area between Santa Cruz to Peniche, but mostly at the Areia Branca area, where he spent holidays and weekends.
In 1994 he moved up to Areia Branca Beach, and with his wife (Helena), they founded the Backdoor Surf Shop at Lourinhã and later, a second Backdoor Surf Shop at Praia da Areia Branca.
He was one of the founders of P.S.C. (Praia Surf Clube), where he was the chairman and collaborator for several years.
In 2004 he met one of the new most talented shapers in Portugal, Hugo Cartaxanas, owner of the famous S.P.O. (Surfing Professional Organisation), where names like Jeff Bushman, Bruce Mckee, Jason Flanagan, Johnny Cabianca (shaper of Gabriel Medina), Chris Hunt, and Fabio Figueiredo (actually working at Channel Islands Brazil) etc. He learned with Hugo and amongst others shapers how to work with the new pre-shape computer design technology, the D.S.D (Digital Surf Design), and other shaping and designing techniques.