Red Bull Under My Wing is a program that has been developed to give the next generation of surfing stars a competitive edge in the world of professional sport, with the help and guidance of national star and surf expert Carlos Burle. Burle was born and raised near the coast in Recife, Pernambuco, in the northeast region of Brazil. His father, who raised chickens for a living, helped his son acquire his first surfboard at age 13. While the rest of the country kicked a ball around in worship of national star Pele,Burle and his friends spent their time in the ocean. When he bailed his post-graduation job placement test for a surf trip to Fernando Noronha at the age of just 17, he knew he was committed for life. His meteoric rise to fame came, when as a virtual unknown he travelled to Todos Santos Island off Ensenada, Mexico, with his teammate Rodrigo Resende to compete in the inaugural Reef Big-Wave World Championships. Burle cast aside the giants of the surfing world and claimed the team title.
The 2-day coaching clinic will take place from 6-7 November 2010 at Titanzinho, Brazil and is designed to equip junior surfers with the knowledge and expertise to help develop their careers.