Young big wave surfer form Basque Country joins the Portuguese brand team until 2022
Natxo is original from Plentzia a little community from Basque Country. He was only 7 years old when started gilding waves, during his junior career he had some good results, in 2012 with only 17 years old he won “Punta Galea Challenge” a big wave contest that happens near his hometown. Later at the WSL Junior tour he got 1st and 2nd at Espinho Pro Junior in 2014 and 2015 and 3rd at Pipeline junior contest in 2015. Still in 2015 he was the youngest surfer to qualify for WSL Big Wave Tour, 3 years later he got 3rd at Nazaré Challenge getting the 1st ever 10 point ride at this contest.
Beside his competitive carrer, Natxo has been dedicated his life to hunt the best conditions around the globe in some of the most known locations like: Mavericks, Jaws, Puerto Escondido, Punta Lobos, Skeleton Bay, Mundaka, Rockaputa or Mullaghmore. At same time he invest time on exploring new waves as it´s possible to see in “A Dream Come true” or “Never Lose Hope” available on youtube.
Ricardo Aragão, Deeply Head of Marketing: “We are very proud to have such an athlete like Natxo in our team. His international recognition and exposure were conquered with some serious work. In the past years we are the most used wetsuit brand Portugal with a growing recognition in Europe with emphasis on Spain. Having Natxo with us is a strong message that we are investing in Spain and we have very ambitious plans for the upcoming years. On the other hand, Natxo will be a strong contributor in the creation of new and innovative content at the same time he will help us in the development of new products”
Natxo Gonzalez has no doubts that “It´s very important for me to close this partnership with Deeply, a surf brand that has grown a lot in recent years and already has a very strong team of athletes. Being a Portuguese brand with its HQs in the neighboring country allows me to have a very close relationship with the entire team and to focus even more on the proposed objectives for the coming years.”