New generation of Brazilians aims at world surf glory

Slightly built and aged just 10, Rickson Falcao looks no match for the waves crashing onto Brazil's Atlantic coast, but within seconds of launching his board, the kid surfer is transformed.Waves rise and curl and foam and in the middle of them the tiny figure of Falcao on his shortboard swoops about like a dolphin."He has no fear. He'll surf anything," says lifeguard Flavio Souza, 23, watching Falcao cross himself, then paddle through the booming water off the beach in Saquarema, east of Rio de Janeiro.Brazilians have been surfing for...

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By: France 24 - Wednesday, 6 December

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